Good day i am looking for a set of drawings to make an old style Display unit for Vinyl Records exactly like they had them in record shops when only vinyl was sold
Posted by Jurg650930 1 year ago
In my recent forum posting in Events, "Perseids", you'll see a thumbnail (shamelessly copied from Wikipedia) of the constellation of Perseus. Its grey (although not 50 shades) In the post itself, the image, now displayed in full, is black, with a white line drawing in the centre. What causes that then ?
Posted by steveastrouk 6 years ago
Has anyone been successful in re-attaching this after dis-assembly? Mine unfotunately came away from the board whilst replacing the battery. It appears to be held in by sticky tape and I can no longer get a valid electrical connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.
Posted by c3plwoo 8 years ago
I have recently noticed that many of the published works are not in fact Instructables. They are simply displays of someones work/ideas,etc. They do not contain any instructions ie. how to make this. How does this fit into the Instructables ethos? I love seeing these pieces and have no problem with them being on show but, how are they classed as instructables and do they "count' in competitions and any counting for awards? I would like to display some of my work, see "what do you like to draw?", but it has never occured to me to simply show them as an "Instructable". This may be covered somewhere but I havn't noticed it.
Posted by craftyv 7 years ago
Hi all, I would like to make a video panel that would take up a big portion of the wall in my house. I would like to output various visualization on to it, so it needs to be connected to a computer. Something similair to advertisment panels you see here and there; or store displays. What would be the cheapest way to achieve that? Any suggestions? Thanks!
Posted by AngriusCommius 2 years ago
Hello instructables, I have an idea for a device but not the skill to build a prototype. I am in need of someone with technical skill in microcontrollers and LCDs. The device I aim to create is basically an LCD watch or bracelet. Rather than time which is numerical, I need the watch to display words. It will be wearable on the wrist and therefore use a battery. No buttons or input are required for this project. I also don't need to make the case. I just need the working parts. I envision that this will require an LCD screen, a microcontroller chip, memory, and a battery for power. If you are interested, I will be happy to pay you for your help. If interested, please PM me so we can discuss what I am trying to make further. I am flexible on the design and hopefully it would be a fun and easy project a willing participant. Again, I will pay for your time and components but this should also be a relatively fun and straightforward project for anyone who's worked with LCDs (e.g Nokia screens) and microcontrollers before. I look forward to hearing from you. Take care.
Posted by lamide 4 years ago
Hi! I posted this yesterday and got this direct link, which shows perfectly (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Colt-Western-Pistol-i-3-4-hours/) but my post doesn't show and can not be search. What's wrong..? My other instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Mechanical-Table-Pinball/) has 350 views, but no comments and no likes. Well when i compare this post to others I kind of wonder, if the rating system is broken on my post..?
Posted by inspiredwood 6 years ago
I've been finding that in some instructables some of the pictures won't accept a click and display. I'm starting to think that this is due to having the same picture more than once in a single step, like in this one (2nd and 17th picture in the intro). I think I had seen this problem with Firefox 2 and definitely see it with FF3. This doesn't affect only the doubled image either, other images are bothered by this bug.
Posted by n0ukf 10 years ago
I was wondering if it is possible to have an icon or marker show on a screen where you are pointing, as a screen displaying a camera feed and an icon to show where it is pointing. My initial idea is to use a laser pointer and an icon to show on the screen where it points by using the colour of the pointer. I simply wish to see if its possible in one way or another and what methods there are. (not sure I am phrasing it right so apologies if I need to clarify it further) thank you for any information you can you can give me
Posted by cursedzeba 10 months ago
Do you have a digital caliper, and what do you do when there is some truoble on the display of digital calipers? Now i will share some tips to all of my new friends, and i sincerely hope that they will offer you some help when you needed. When using the digital calipers for a long, long time, there will be some following troubles: 1. When digital calipers occur to the flashing digits, that means it is in low voltage. So the users should replace the button cell. 2. When there is no display on the digital calipers, maybe it is in low voltage or in poor contact. For the reason of low voltage, the user need to replace the button cell; while for the reason of poor contact, the user need to adjust and clean the battery seat. 3. When the display just shows the fixed digits, it means there is accidental trouble in circuit. So the user should take out the battery and put in back after one minute.
Posted by dignig 8 years ago
A friend wants to be able, at swap meets, to display greeting cards as people pass by, but in a novel way. That is, have a card slowly open, stay open for maybe 15 seconds, then slowly close. And repeat, ad infinitum. Is this doable with cheap parts, or maybe a disco ball motor ? Thanks in advance ! Alan, Quantum Leap Unlimited Onward, Upward
Posted by AlanL27 3 years ago
I need some help identifying some old parts... Google didn't find anything that I could tell. They are: 1) AMI 8029vi C11262 (Some sort of old dip style IC chip) 2) DIS1283 8004 (This is some type of display but I can't seem to find anything on it. Wanted to see if I could hook it to an Arduino??) Thanks for any help. Mike C.
Posted by mbcharney 2 years ago
Can anyone give me some advise on how to go about using this for something more useful? It's a touchscreen micro-computer of sorts that has an SD card installed. On that card are several videos files that run automatically and upon touchscreen prompts. I'm thinking that it'd be nice to upload a video for the applicable season (think Halloween theme) and place it in my window so passers by can admire a scrolling video of something amusing. The SD card is a 4GB card and is only partially used (just over 3GB free)
Posted by ValleyWalker 2 years ago
I have a picture here for you, I want to know how I would go about removing the lcd from this picture for other project displays. but I have never conceived of such a thing I need guidance and some tips and tricks. I am savey to several forms of backward engineering, as I said nothing like this though. I have no clue how to start. I would like to salvage it for easy use across multiple platforms weather be arduino, raspberry or custom boards. ( don't even know that's possible)
Posted by CD_tatro 3 years ago
I'm not really sure if this is the right forum to talk about this. I did go to Tech, but I saw a topic about MP3 player Skin Mods here, so I thought if I could ask for some help. I have an Mp3 Player, it's cute, runs on AAA batteries and an SD Card. Here is the problem though. It lacks any sort of Display. Like it's one of those screen less ones you find. I do have a spare screen lying over from a cellphone, so I was wondering if it could be possible to modify the inner workings of my MP3 Player so that I can finally see the name of the song I'm listening to. xP
Posted by Abel_Wilson 8 years ago
Ever wonder how your brain sits in your head? How it would look sliced up or from different perspectives. MRI currently allows you to do that, but these crazy Sweedish/Hungarian let everyone interact with brains, not just doctors. Using MRI data and some headtracking they made some interesting visualizations check it out:Brain Mirror
Posted by lamedust 10 years ago
You may or may not be aware that one of our members is actually a world-famous museum (it's real, I checked).The individual who actually produces the projects is Lao Jianhua - a real live artist-type-person.Anyhoo, what this ramble leads me up to is this;What Instructables projects would you put in a museum?Unrepeatable one-off projects, easily-copied classics and anywhere in between - what projects do you think should grace the galleries of a museum of modern art, design and lifestyle?Maybe you can think of a set of projects that logically go together, even if the connection is tenuous or surreal.V&A; Collections
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago
I've just pushed out a small set of changes, mostly around the Facebook integration. The Facebook login button isn't so obvious, and we've now got some admin features to handle a case that turns out to happen more than we expected. Here's what it is: Some people have both an Instructables account and a Facebook account. Some of these use different email addresses for each. When a person clicks the Login with Facebook button and approves Instructables with their Facebook account, one of the pieces of information we get is their email address, and we check it against our existing email addresses so as to link the correct account if we find a match. Often there is no match, and in the vast majority of these cases the person doesn't already have an Instructables account. So we make them one, and link it to their Facebook account. However sometimes they do have an Instructables account already, and now all of a sudden they have two! This is confusing and wrong, and we'd been dealing with it in a rather arduous manner involving direct database changes, which is always something to avoid. Now we've got a system for admins to handle this case with just a few clicks. Other than that, there are some bugfixes, for example around character display -- a few of our new Facebook visitors don't use the Latin alphabet! So we handle that a little better now. We have some more sensible default actions for new registrations, and a couple things to help our admins manage contests more easily, which they've been asking for for some time.
Posted by rachel 7 years ago
Posted by rachel 7 years ago
When I login to Instructables.com the main page comes up OK with content centered on the page. There is a selection of currently featured Instructables showing ready for me to select. When I select one of the individual instructables the page comes up with no left margin at all. All the text is totally left justified. I have looked every where I can thank of to center this page and cannot make anything work to do it. I believe this has been going on for 2 or 3 days. If anyone can help with this I would be very thankful. Oh, by the way I am writing this message on the FoxFire explorer and the problem does not happen on FoxFire. The problem only happens when I use Internet Explorer 9 which is my normal internet access device. Lester
Posted by lesteryoder 6 years ago
I want to create a project that detects either a number on the call display is "Unknown Name", Unknown number, or "1-800" and then redirect the call to my answering machine that plays a message that the number is no long in service. Anyone know of a good tutorial on how to extract info from Call display?
Posted by stulk 10 years ago
Hello I used a processing sketch that shows a graphic form of information recieved from a pulse sensor. I would like to take that information and display it on an lcd screen. I don't know how to take that data and send it out of processing and into the lcd, so I could really use some help! thanks
Posted by Noaber 2 years ago
What would be the best way to make a wireless display? A display that can be carried around (within like 30ft which seems to be fairly standard for wireless). It would need some batteries to power it I imagine, but I have no idea how you would go about sending and receiving the video signal. If anyone has any ideas, that would be great! Not a laptop, just a display, no other functions.
Posted by evillordnikon 9 years ago
I have a bunch of those glass calculator LCD displays laying around at home and I was wondering if anyone had figured out a way to use them as regular LCDs. I have never been able to work with them in the past because they have all used the ribbon cable or foam thing to connect to the PCB. Is there another way that does not involve making a special PCB and enclosure to work with it, like with copper wires and some soldering?
Posted by awilson56 5 years ago
Hi I am trying to create a monocular that can use av connection for as cheap as possible I have an old VHS viewfinder from a JVC GF-550 Would prefer a colour viewfinder but not sure what to use Any & all help would be great Thanks
Posted by Guyver 10 years ago
Hi guys! This is my first post. I'm wondering if any of you have any crazy ideas for this cigarette display stand? (see photo) I bought it off of ebay for 55p! Yes, 55 whole pence! I could of course use it for general purpose shelving in the garage for screws etc, or perhaps as a key cabinet with some hooks? Any ideas? Maybe I could transform it into an advertising box light? Hit me!
Posted by instructascott 6 years ago
Why is the kerning (inter-character) spacing of the text in Instructables' PDFs so goofy? Not any of the heads, but all the text. I'm using Mac OS X 10.5 and the text font used is identified as Helvetica Condensed Bold Italic. Heads are Helvetica Bold (not Condensed) and they do display correctly. I do not have any problem on my system with Helvetica Condensed Bold Italic used in any other document and no problem with numerous PDFs from other sources. And, why not a simple Arial or Helvetica Regular or Plain for the text anyhow?
Posted by dlfuller 9 years ago
I am in works of putting together a glass dome with a wood base and a model inside. I am looking for ideas of ways to have the glass dome lock itself onto the base and having the option to unlock. So I do not want to permanently bond it I'm trying to think of some clever way of being able to have it lock whether you twist or some other way but I'm stuck . The photo below is similar to the shape of the dome I have acquired as far as shape I will just be using a knob instead of a rope on top and then below that is the bottom base I have which is more like a plate and not as deep as that first image
Posted by E-Ren89 1 year ago
Hi there. Mayb someone can help me out with this.I was bathing with my Nokia 6300. As you can see on the video, the background lights function but the display does not show anything. Is this permanently broken, is it technical, is it the LCD? I don't know that stuff very well. If the Mobile is broken and can not be repaired - what can I do with the fancy LCD?Thanks for help and answers.
Posted by knarx 10 years ago
Hello all, I had an idea a moment ago for a "holographic" display but I realise that I do not currently have the supplies necessary to complete it. It is actually a combination of a couple other peoples ideas to form a new concept. Someone on here, (open new tab>search) NK5, made an instructable on how to make a kind of hologram. Another cool frood, Johny Chung Lee, came up with and did some basic programming for a different kind of simulated hologram and a multitouch system. And lastly there was a group that made a pair of specialised LED gloves to go with the multitouch system. My thought was: make a reflection hologram and use the Wiimote multitouch system to make it interactive. Project the screen onto the floor or put a large screen tv on the floor (if you want to risk it. and place the glass over it at 45 like with NK5's idea. Put the wiimote at the base of the glass. (it would be simpler if it were behind the glass but I think glass disables IR cameras) Then put on the IR gloves and run it all together with a program that supports the multitouch. Once you got the hang of it it would be more or less a "Minority Report" type display. Well, that's it. I can't make this because I do not have a projector or a pane of glass anywhere near large enough. Nor do I have sufficient expandable cash to purchase such objects. Good luck.
Posted by finfan7 9 years ago
Hey guys i've recently received an Arduino Uno (tech-mas gifts !) and have started trying stuff out, i also had 2 old cellphones that i hadn't used for years, so i scavenged the vibrators and screens and left the rest untouched(no ripping appart, worry not) now i see that the screens both have a plastic thing with a lot if very tiny pins sticking out of them, and i wonder if there would be any way i can connect these to the arduino and use them as displays (was thinking of a smart-not-phone, wich does all the funny stuff a smartphone does without the phonecalls), please keep in mind i have a very basic set of tools (the arduino, a breadboard and the "starter pack"(with leds resistors ect...), plus a soldering iron, and would like to keep this project salvage based if possible (no money for smart-not-phones) info i could find on the displays: 1st one is a LMS240GF12,(non touchscreen) i couldnt find any info on this model but a few similar displays with lms241 or 242 names exist, so i guess the specs should be similar ? 2nd one is the touchscreen that came with a HTC Wildfire phone, and i think the display serial would be A3333 G8 but i'm not sure, none of the information is labelled and internet has been of little help as of now ^^. If you have any tips or need more info i'll be glad to receive them
Posted by poolm 1 year ago
Hi, Okay, here is my problem: I found in my garage a small video camera (not with tape, recording or anything, it just plugs directly into the tv to watch the area) which I had got some years ago, now I would like to start using it again, however I don't think the only tv in the house is a good monitor (it doesn't provide any recording and it already has all rca inputs in use). What I would like to do is connect it to my pc and view the video (and listen to audio) on my computer, then like this I can also record video to the HDD if necessary. The camera has a composite video output and a mono audio output. Thanks, All help is appreciated. P.S. The problem with TV tuner cards is that I already have one, but it is not with me so I can not use it, on the other hand since I do already HAVE one I am not going to buy another one. Damn it when I thought that tuner card was not going to be useful and decided not to take it with me.
Posted by drresearch 8 years ago
I have recently installed a solar panel in my garden to charge a 12volt 21Ah battery. I would like to show it off a bit by using a simple LED display to show it working. What I was thinking was to have a range of about 8V-25V. At the low end would be blue leds (for cold) up to red (hot) at the high end. Does anybody have any idea how I would go about getting something together. I can read circuit diagrams at a push (my Dad's the expert) and would like as much information as possible. Would it be possible to have 1 LED per volt ? Am I being simple? Would this project be self defeating in that it'd use lots of the free power I'm trying to collect? Any help anybody can give I'd be grateful to receive. Share & Enjoy. Zippy.
Posted by bunglesmate 10 years ago
Like many of us who lurk in Answers a lot, I find the Recent view to be the most useful in identifying active questions to address. Unanswered view just displays everything that hasn't been marked Answered, but in no discernable order, which makes it less handy for finding questions that are still "live". The issue I have with Recent view is that when a question is flagged for human review prior to posting, it gets held up until an admin OK's it, but then it posts based on the original submission date rather than the actual posting date. This can lead to questions getting buried way down the list (depending on how long the human review took and how many other questions posted in the interim). This can lead to perfectly good questions getting missed by most of the Answerers, and therefore not receiving the same level of feedback as the ones that were not flagged for review. If the sort were modified to use the actual posting date instead of the submission date, it would level the playing field and ensure that all the questions have an equal chance of receiving the best feedback available. Yeah, I know, this is minor in the grand scheme of things, but I think it would be a significant improvement for the user experience of those who it would impact.
Posted by RavingMadStudios 8 years ago
A friend has a project in mind that involves an arduino controlling multiple relays with the use of a clock. He would like to be able to control each individual relay, and would like to be able to have a different time schedule every day of the week. There would be times where more than one relay is activated, and times when none are. How could this be done? Could someone direct me in the direction I should be looking? Not sure what to look for here (Most of what i found only works on 24 hour loops)
Posted by RocketPenguin 2 years ago
Hello I am looking for a solution to self teach English in Indian villages using a microprocessor based solution for audio together with a paper book. Learning English opens the door to better opportunities and job skills in poor countries. http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Basic_English_picture_wordlist http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Basic_English_ordered_wordlist http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kay_Ogden http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_English Requirement : 1. Final product should be dirt cheap ($1- $5) 2. Bilingual audio (English and a regional language) toy with buttons. I am a software engineer, can someone guide me what microprocessor or solution set for my need? Plan to develop it as an open source project.
Posted by anonranger 6 years ago
Hundreds of picture frames in a family room is overwhelming and cluttered. Instead of having an individual picture frame for each photograph you want to show off, display all of your pictures on your wall with this plexiglas photo display found on anh-minh. You could have a few smaller versions of this in one room. Keep it tasteful by being conscious about where you place the displays and be sure to not clutter your walls!
Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago
So maybe I just watched too many movies as a kid, but I thought this would be a neat wall display to have. It's based on those old shoot-em-up movies where the main guy would go to the giant room of guns in the fancy displays, expect this wouldn't be for guns (though that would be cool). I remember one movie where some pistols were on a display on the wall, and when the guy pressed a button the display moved out to a 45 degree angle. That's basically what I want to do. Not sure if I could really explain it, so I tried my best to draw my idea so far. There would be a base that's connected to a wall that doesn't move and the display which would move. The top of the display would be attached to slots in the top of base and could move up and down. The bottom of the base would be attached to the middle of the display and would push the display out. Sorry if I'm not making sense, can't find a good way to explain it. I don't know enough about electric motors and controllers to make this or it would be my first instructable, so if someone else wants to make it, please let me know how it's done. This would be fun to see in action. Cheers!
Posted by Echo86 8 years ago
Hi Instructables Debuggers, I noticed that the new image layout sometimes doesn't display the text boxes. This only appears to occur if there are 3 or more images on one step. I'm using Chrome on OSX 10.7 Thanks for looking into this!
Posted by LanceMakes 6 years ago
What I want to do is keep score with my coin soccer game. I will have 2 metal contacts in the goals that when a coin goes through it will break contact and send a signal to the Arduino having the contacts allways HIGH and then when its LOW, it changes an 7 segment LED. I am very new to programming and the C language. I think I can write the whole IF and ELSE statements but I don't know how to make the LED display change. I need the LED display to change after getting the signal from my Arduino by going up one number. It is a single 7 segment display. Can someone help me with the code for that? Thanks in advance.
Posted by Wally_Z 7 years ago