What have you been building????? =D This is my newest build
Posted by TSC 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
My son is building a guitar and has done a great job building the body an old teacher gave him a neck from an old guitar and we ordered a bunch of parts from a web site.Is there a specific distance there should be between the pick ups and bridge and neck? I have searched all over the net but have been unable to find any specifics. he has bought a set of dual humbuckers. any help would be appreciated I will send photo's as it progresses
Posted by guitar dad 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
As most of you probably know, we have been having alot of snow this last week in the UK. We have been saving up our snow in the back garden as we both work, and normally get home after the sun has set. Today being a weekend meant that we could make good use of all that snow! The snowman is called pepper, as we use pepper to do his mouth and eyebrows. (take note of his cool icicle hair, we were going to call him spike, but we already named our christmas tree that) gmjhowe + Rainbow_Han
Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I recently viewed the instructable for earthbag building. I understand the use of rice hulls can be substituted for dirt/earth as fill for the wall bags. Does anyone have experience using this medium? Are the procedures or methods the same? Any input would be welcome. Thanks...
Posted by zeo.phillpotts.9 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
An additional feature that I would like to see would be a build counter. I know you can favourite things, but a lot of people dont actually get round to building these things so I'd like to be able to see how many people have actually built the item. For example, I built a lightbox table from one of the links; I left him comments telling him I built one, but I think it would be a cool feature if I could look at an instructable and see how many people have built it. You could even link to a gallery where people photos of their build.
Posted by Mr_o_uk 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hi, my friends and I want to build a small yacht. We are beginners, so we donÃÂ¢Ã¢ï¿½Â¬Ã¢ï¿½Â¢t have previous experiences in building such things. I just graduated with Mechanical Engineering degree from Polytechnic University of New York and my other friend is a handy man and he had experiences in fixing boats and yachts, another friend has experience in Mechanical Engineering design industry, he graduated couple years ago. We want to build it from scrap materials, we are thinking to get an old boat or yacht now and use that material to build our. I found this website http://www.hartley-boats.com/ may be you have an opinion on this web site. We are looking for any good advises for the beginners, any good literature on that topic. Another big problem we donÃÂ¢Ã¢ï¿½Â¬Ã¢ï¿½Â¢t know where to build it. We are welcome enthusiasts like we are specially people who have some place to build it in our area (NYC, Long Island, New Jersey.)
Posted by Vopolh 9 years ago
I am just starting an AMAZING project! I am building the Couchbike. Take a look at the original: http://www.bikeforest.com/cb/index.php I am wanting any advice or experience or ideas about building strange bikes. This is kind of like building a recumbent trike, so anyone who has experience with that particular thing please chime in. It would be great to find someone to collaborate with. I live in Portland, OR. Don't worrry: I will definatly make a how to on this one!!
Posted by kayperson 7 years ago
I have been thinking about making a unicycle from an old bicycle, because I want a unicycle that is better for commuting with a wheel that is larger than my unicycle now, which only has a 20 inch wheel. Any Ideas/suggestions?
Posted by rschack 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I am wanting to build an Uninterrupted power supply. I was planning to use relays to connect and disconnect and the mains and battery power. N/O for the mains and N/C for the DC voltage. I wasn't sure if the relays would switch fast enough for the CPU to remain on. I loaded 2 pictures. Has anybody ever built something like this?
Posted by WWC 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hey knexers ANYTHING KNEX APART FROM CARS But not too many pieces This includes machines, BM, guns, contraptions I don't really see the point in knex cars, you just push them along Only tell me if its like a REALLY cool car Please spread! Thanks mm8
Asked by MegaMetal8 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have a bunch of parts here and no clue what to build, I have a: - EZUSB HX2LP LP USB 2.0 HUB 4PRT P/N:CY7C65630-56LFXA - NO DECRIPTION HERE P/N:CYDM128B16-55BVXI - LASER SENSOR TECHNOLOGY ONS1 P/N:CYONS1001L-LBXC - I have 2 ATMEGA168-20MU - I have 2 ATMEGA8-16PU What should I do btw I got all this for free
Posted by icanryme2002 10 years ago
I am trying to build a guitar body, and i dont know if laminating the wood for it would work, or just a solid piece. also, what type wood should should i use? and how should i drill the cavities? and how should i mount the pickups?? what type paint should i use? should i use primer? what type of primer?
Asked by ski4jesus 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I'm 19, and have no credit history. I was considering getting a Wells Fargo Secured Credit card, and securing it with the $300 minimum collateral. What would be the best way to build credit with it? I was going to treat it like my debit card, only paying for things like gas, coffee here and there, and maybe a night out or two a month; then paying back the full amount I owe every month. Would that be a wise choice? And how quickly could I improve my score?
Asked by The Dark Lord 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
So I want to build me a table for my patio. I found one that I really like, but I have some questions about it. The table is in the pictures below. Its legs are made of hard-fired terra-cotta, its a chimney flue. I was wondering if the table top would be sturdy enough on it. Like if someone was leaning on one end of it would thje other end raise up. Does any one have any suggestion for a nice table similar to this one, or something else I could use for the legs?
Posted by 13mx 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
And I may need a little help! Wondering if anyone knows of any decent resources for materials, how-to, etc. I have this piece of crap bike from Target that's been sitting in my basement since the dawn of time, and I thought I'd scrap it out and convert it into a steambike. The only things that I'll probably be using from the old bike are the frame and possibly the wheels. I'm debating on whether or not I want to try and use the chainset somehow... If anybody knows any good resources, lemme know!
Posted by RustyTelegraph 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I live on top of a tall hill were the wind is always blowing at a constant 10 mph, and my electric bill keeps going up and up. So, the idea I have was to make a windmill that is powerful enough to generate between 8000 watts to 12000 watts. I want the design to be efficient, but at the same time not an eye sore. I figured that that just one windmill would need a 20ft propeller so I am leaning more to a series of windmills. I need some more information on the cost, and the design aspects of one or more windmills. If anyone has experience on this subject I would appreciate any information.
Posted by Sedgewick17 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have a 5sme22nj028a general electric motor and wanted to buld a generator. It is 10 pin (not including earth). I have used a voltmeter to see what generate but there are many combonations and they all seem to generate. Also it is brushless. I have posted this question before but fogort to include that the motor says varable speed on the side. I was thinking that connecting diffrent pins would make the motor go at diffrent speeds. In my other question someone said that it may need a mirco prosser before it. I think that this is probaly the case but wanted to see if anyone knew about this motor. So if it needs or doesnt need a micro prosessor before it, please tell me. I should be able to work it out from there. Thanks
Asked by David97 7 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
So I've been experimenting with building a mini foundry made out of steel cans. I've experimented with several different fuels, fuel injection systems, oxygen injection systems, crucibles, and different metals. However, the only metal I've ever been able to melt with it is zinc. (if you don't know, zinc doesn't take alot to melt; only about 700F) My target metals are aluminum and copper, but despite over a year of experimenting, I've never been able to melt either. I would like to know what I'm doing wrong, or what I could do better. Here's the rundown of the furnace's construction: The fuel I'm currently using is propane. The foundry isn't big, (you could fit it in a backpack) so I just use propane canisters for torches with a normal output line on the end. The line runs to a small piece of glass laboratory tubing with a tiny nozzle on the end which is about 1 mm in diameter. The propane shoots out as a stream and mixes with air utilizing the venturi effect. The propane mix then shoots into a large metal pipe about 2 cm in diameter. It then bends up at a 90 degree angle and enters the furnace, which is in essence, a steel can with a hole in the bottom. inside this is a steel can cut in half with a thick wire through it to suspend it above the burner. So what could be improved? When I run it at full blast, the whole furnace glows orange, but no metal melting happens...
Asked by tylervitale 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have a number of groups of children both primary and secondary with whom I want to do a construction activity. I need basic instructions on how to build an office block, library or apartment block out of K'nex. Any ideas?
Asked by LaraBird 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Okay, so i have about 18 by 18 are that i can dig in and i really am not familiar with where my water and gas pipes are. (i also am not sure about electric wires) so any help on that would also help. this is in my back yard if that helps at all also. i really don't know much about how to support it as i build and also how to reinforce it. so let me know what you think. anything else that you need to know so you could help me out just ask and id be happy to answer.
Asked by ctitus 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Is there any information out their on taking a dead car(like from a junkyard) and fixing it up or taking the parts and building a really fast or really nice car? It could be a book or a magazine or a website, really i just want to know! Thanks!
Asked by instructables4ever 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have been thinks of building another game in minecraft, but I don't know what game I should do. Plus I don't know what I should build after I am done with the other build. I am really good at building but I can never think of what to build. So if you could please help me I would be very happy. Also I am looking for large scale builds, like 1:18 or 1:1 house builds.\ EDIT:I also would like something for me and my mom to build. I got her into Minecraft, but she is still a little new and we haven;t tryed and large scale projects together.
Asked by ChaytM 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
It needs to be able to withstand 90 mph. it will be fastened between two posts
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Asked by FedMan21 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
It will be fastened between two posts. it needs to be able to withstand 90 mph wind load?
Asked by narelmr 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I was shoppin around for a computer when it hit me (following is a transcript of my brain activity pertaining to thought that hit me ) "Hly crp dees comps pricy me broke : ,( ... WTF wats i need buy4? il just build me an awesome comp,butw8, how u build 1? me no remebr!! me knows! Ibles!!!! yes ask ibles, ibles knows ask ibles mm growlie hungry need food yum food oh look girl no no look girl they slapy ouchie food must hav food computr mm good ..." (yes thats really how my brain works) Assuming you probably didn't understand that, I decided I'll just build a computer instead of buying one. Anyone know of good books/resources for a noobie computer builder?
Posted by KentsOkay 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Hello! I am a senior industrial design student and I am currently working on my senior thesis, which is to design a workbench or work station for DIY people who live in small apartments or small homes with no dedicated rooms to build in. I am looking for ideas/experiences/input from DIY people who have experienced this issue. If you have any ideas or thoughts on this type of work bench design please post them here. More importantly please answer the interview questions I have posted below. The more information I can collect from potential users of this type of workbench, the better all-around design I can come up with for the final product. I am really looking forward to hearing for everyone. Thank you for you help! 1. When you need to build or make something in your home, in what space do you build/make? (Living room, bedroom, office, outside, etc.) 2. What type of surface do you build on? (Worktable, desk, kitchen table, etc.) 3. What types of projects do you build or make? (Home improvement, decoration, storage, furniture, etc.) 4. What tools do you own? 5. Which of those tools are most useful in your builds? 6. How do you store your tools? 7. What issues do you encounter trying to build in your small space? 8. Are there any specific ideas you have that would make your building/make experience better in your small space?
Posted by EKWeb 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
It was called how to build a robot brain with pictuers and parts lay out
Asked by lavizzo357 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I need to be a project and i don't now how to build the top part of my cardboed roket. i went to this website to find about the rocket www.instructables.com/id/How_to_build_a_cardboard_Rocket_ship
Asked by WL9063 9 years ago
I started to lay out my walls and found out my slab inot square. it was supposed to be 16 x 24 and it is 16 x 23' 9 x 23' 11. bothe ends are 16 ft but the two side differ by 2 inches. do i build to the slab and try to square up with the roof or do i square up the initial framing and leave an inch ovehang/short on the slab? BTW they deliverd the lumber yesterday and it is raining today
Asked by rh7157 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I'd like to make a drum with decent acoustics out of wood, leather and other assorted "genuine" drum materials.
Asked by Monkey-Azura 10 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have been looking for knex but most are too small or too big i need a box or tub that can make medium to large sized weapons like guns and swords any ideas :-)?
Asked by Redeemer106 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Ok, I've looked around everywhere, but nowhere I found gave me enough information, so I'm going to try on the forums. I am planning on making a Custom Arcade Machine, and I need some help. I know that you need MAME and what not, but I'll tell you what I have and what I want it to turn out as. I have: 5-7 old pcs sitting around, all are windows, and they all meet min arcade requirements. 3-4 monitors sitting around a plentiful supply of plywood, scrap metal, and welding tools for the cabinet. internet As for the cabinet, I want to be able to play most arcade games, and this is my hopeful specs. Upright cabinet every button you can imagine, my plan is for the front of the table having a joystick and 6-8 buttons on each side with a trackball in between them, when a game is selected that needs a steering wheel, a servo moves a mechanism out of the way to allow you to pull up a yoke, with more servos to lock it in certain ways( like lock the y axis in a racing game, but full movement in a flight game), and lastly have some pedals at the bottom. so I am basically going for an ultimate cabinet, and possibly ebay some to cover my costs. I also have some experience in computers and electronics almost forgot, I also plan to put in a coin slot, in case others want that, and to keep my brothers from being on it all day. :D
Posted by Flame3230 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I'm in the process of expanding my hamsters cages and because of the design, I'm not able to leave the top open to allow better air circulation like I'd prefer. The cage is made out of plexi glass with ventilation holes on both sides and I found a post somewhere about using a computer fan behind one end of the cage to increase air flow. Is there any way to wire it so it turns on when the hamster runs on the wheel/at a random time?
Posted by SkiddieN 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Hello, What is the best way to construct a model bridge out of small wooden icecream sticks The requirements are as follows: 1) the icecream stick dimensions are 2mm deep 10mm wide by 115mm long 2) the bridge has to be 1 metre long and about 20-30cm wide 3) the only materials are the wooden icecream sticks , wood glue and cardboard to form the deck of the bridge. The idea is to construct the bridge so as to be able to hold the most weight.The most weight achieved so far is 450 kg before breaking
Posted by jamesk891 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I have thick brick outside walls that will freeze in winter. I want to cover them with wood and some insulation material from the inside, hoping some of the heat from my oven will stay in the house. I can imagine styrofoam would work -which would be nice because it's cheap-, but i've never tried it. glasswool is too nasty, I'd rather not get into that. does anyone have experience with this?
Asked by vlaafiejaa 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago