Fat loss or weight loss?

I am a freshman in highschool and i am big and i will admit it but i want to lose weight for the baseball tryouts in the spring of 2014 please help me with routines but i want to keep pills out of this .

Question by Sean_Voodoo 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Drill Torque Loss

Hi, I am having some trouble with torque loss from a drill motor and gearbox I harvested for a project. I followed the steps in this instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-Drills-CheapPowerful-GearboxMotors-for-/) to get the motor and gearbox. I then hooked it up to a motorshield and an arduino. Originally the drill (Rigid 18v Cordless) States that it can deliver close to 500 lb-in of torque. However when I hook it up to my apparatus I am able to stop the spinning with my hand. I use PWM to control the speed but upping the speed still does not produce the required torque. If anyone has any ideas as to why it dropped in torque I would be very appreciative. Thank you in advanced.

Topic by Alipha 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Torque loss in Drill

Hi, I am having some trouble with torque loss from a drill motor and gearbox I harvested for a project. I followed the steps in this instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-Drills-CheapPowerful-GearboxMotors-for-/) to get the motor and gearbox. I then hooked it up to a motorshield and an arduino. Originally the drill (Rigid 18v Cordless) States that it can deliver close to 500 lb-in of torque. However when I hook it up to my apparatus I am able to stop the spinning with my hand.  I use PWM to control the speed but upping the speed still does not produce the required torque. If anyone has any ideas as to why it dropped in torque I would be very appreciative. Thank you in advanced.

Topic by Alipha 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How to use Hoodia Weightloss tablets effectively?

I want to loose weight, and for that i bought Hoodia tables from an online Slimming shop. Although there is instruction accompanied with the tablets also ,I want to ask you guys based on experience or skills in this area. How these tablets should be used, How effective that can be when used in precise accordance of the mentioned plan. here is the link to the hoodia pills i have bought.

Question by muhammajunaid 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

what causes a cat to loose a lot of fur?

Question by wlack widow 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I think I am starting to really lose it....

I was building the "Evasive Beeping Thing" from Make. A search through all of my "parts" finally got me resistors and caps of approximately the correct values I wanted *even though they are not specified in the article :-( ". After nearly a fortnight, I finally was ready to test it. hooked up a nine volt battery, and.....nothing. Fearing the worse, I touched the 555 IC...and it was hot as blazes. 2 days of inspecting the circuit and trying to make sure no shorts were occurring, I finally gave up and unsoldered the whole thing. I then through together a quick 555 timer circuit using an ic socket, in order to test if I had destroyed my IC. That didn't work at first (but just in case, I tried a 555 I knew was good, and that did work). Just before throwing out the assumed defunct 555, I looked at it under a brighter light (and low and behold, on the IC was written in very small worn type: 741. It was an op-amp ! I could have screamed....*sigh*. Oh well, at least I got a tester out of the deal LOL *sigh*

Topic by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How inefficient are resistors? Answered

I know how to calculate resistive losses, but do different types of resistors have different amounts of losses (power in vs power-out, in watts) From my own observations, connecting a 10 ohm resistor across a barrey will cause significant heating in both the resistor and battery, and cause the wires to get warm. All of this is resistive loss, but when I exchange the resistor for a 10k resistor, there is virtually no heating at all. What if I use a 0 ohm resistor (direct short). The only thing getting hot would be the power supply, due to internal resistance. Does this mean higher resistance is less lossy and by definition, more efficient, or is this simply due to the fact that there is less current flow, and less power loss, and efficiency (% of power loss)  With an ideal constant current source, will the losses though any resistive load be equal? ( X amount of watts lost/dissipated @ 1A) Is it possible to limit current like a resistor without losses? (I know PWM techniques are more efficient, but I want actual resistance rather than chopping current flow and filtering with an inductor/capacitor RC filter)

Question by -max- 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How to compensate for the cosine losses?

I am working on a project related to Solar panels. I am measuring the Isc and I need to compensate it for the cosine losses. Can some body please tell me how to do it. Heard that it if fixed for every panel and is related to the geometry.

Question by raishikoh 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

RCA cable power loss

Hi hi, Im splitting RCA cables coming from my cable box. I split the sound 3 times now. 1 to TV, 1 to stereo, 1 house system. Im wanting to add a 4th for daughters Karaoke. Easy enough with more splitters. How many times can I split a audio RCA signal before I start loosing too much to play correctly? Thanks in advance. Bman

Topic by fish2find 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Automotive Power Loss Annunciator

The photo shows what I'm dealing with: a sound module ($2.50 including shipping from China) and an automotive auxiliary power cord (cigarette lighter.) The sound module has a "play" button at the end of the yellow wires. The "black box" has two tasks:                 - detect loss of power on the 12V cord                 - momentarily connect the two yellow wires (as if the button switch had been pressed.) So far I’ve been told that some sort of relay and a timer could be involved, but since I’m not a Electrical Engineer, I don’t know the specifics. I know that in the automotive world, there are big, bulky relays, but I'm wondering if there are relays in the integrated circuit world? I really need specifics like part numbers and circuit diagrams. Thanking you in advance for your help.

Topic by willy41 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Loss of temperature sensation in fingers? Answered

I've never had this problem until now...here's the story. Well, I was outside the other day, and it was freaking cold out. Probably about 9 degree's F. I was wringing cold water out of a towel (long story) and the cold really hurt my fingers. First my fingers felt cold, then nothing...just this buzzing sensation. Realizing that wringing water out of a towel with bare hands at 9F is probably a stupid idea, I rushed indoors and defrosted my hands with warm water. But all I felt was buzzing, not warm water. Hmm. So today I was melting wax in a soup can in boiling water, and I touched the tin to see how hot it was. It didn't feel hot, so I just grabbed the boiling hot tin of wax and poured it into my mold. The wax dribbled onto my fingers. I didn't even notice it! Later that day it occurred to me that maybe i was having trouble feeling how hot things are, so I experimented. I ran hot water over my fingers, but it didn't feel hot at all. It just feels like my fingers are buzzing or something.  Stranger still, if I IMAGINED that the hot water is cold, it suddenly feels cold! If I imagine it's hot, I get that buzzing sensation. It's probably just a temporary condition, so I was wondering if it's ever happened to any of you folks?

Question by nepheron 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

power loss in battery chargers...USB

A transformer, being a pair of electromagnets, such that it reduces the voltage of household power to whatever voltage your battery powered device needs, will cost you somethin if its plugged into the wall, even if yoour phone, laptop, etc isn't plugged in. but it seems that these 5v usb chargers are too small to contain a transformer. I dont think they get warm when they are idly plugged in.  I imagine they may just have a rectifier and zener diode. Is that the case?  Do they waste power when left in an outlet?

Topic by Toga_Dan 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

How can I get my usb wi-fi adapter 25 ft. away from my computer with little (or, not too much) SIGNAL LOSS??

I can connect my usb device with as much as 15 feet of cable. When I add another 10 foot cable on to that, it won't work (sometimes it will, but just for a few minutes before turning off). I've tried adding a self powered usb hub in between, but no luck..it's a 2.0 hub, but pc tells me i'm plugging into a low speed port? I am willing to cut, splice, solder, or blow torch!! Anything that will work! 

Question by JClouse 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

import NFL win/loss data in to Excel? Answered

Hi, i have 2 Sheets in excel with the team names going Across & Down to form a matrix. 1 Sheet for Home Games, 1 Sheet for Away. is there any way to import that data into excel. (Picture to Show Layout)

Question by furby 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Antenna issues- loss of signal with a DIY antenna Answered

Recently, I have made an HDTV antenna using a video from youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWQhlmJTMzw) and some inspiration from Instructables that I have read. The issue i'm having is that I am slowly losing my signal. I noticed the rust build-up on the end of the fins of it and I have cleaned them up, but it didn't help. Another issue is that I can't seem to pick up a local channel, yet on clear nights I pick up channels from 100 miles away. ( I live in Winchester, Ky and I pick up Cincinatti channels) Anyone have any ideas? Maybe re-work the metal parts with a different type of metal? Maybe a few ideas on different designs?

Question by PapaHex 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

The Transition to Veganism

Hey Everyone! The question of the week is: "What is the easiest way to transition from a carnivorous, fast-food diet to veganism"? Be sure to check out my new enstructable, "The Hearty Vegan: From Confused Carnivore to Voracious Vegan" tomorrow!  Thanks for your answers!

Topic by murf73 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Bug? Instructable losing views.

One of my instructables, decided to lose 100 views or so on it's own on both the 'ible stat and my published page, for no apparent reason.  I only noticed as gmjhowe and I are in a views race so I've been paying particular attention to them but it's definitely and odd problem.

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

Tips for exercising?

Since I'm entering a new school for the 2010-2011 school year, ( which means 3 schools will combine into one) I thought I might lose weight. Me, a bit tubby at 92.5 pounds, (As of August 17, 2010) So I decided to run. Everyday, I do half a mile running, and half a mile walking. I started 3 days ago, and I've already seen improvement. I was 93.5 lbs after 1 run. After a bit of cool down, I do sit ups. I've got my MP3 player going (The Rocky Theme-ULTIMATE MOTIVATOR) as I run. Any tips? I don't do sports, and I try not to eat after 8:00. I've got running shoes and a appropriate outfit. I'd like to see what everybody can say to me. -NYPA

Topic by NYPA 8 years ago

my pitbulls are lossing their fur were i can see their skin?


Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Voltage Stabilizer Efficiency Loss (Extra power consumption)

Hello All, I am using an 1KVA Voltage stabilizer for my Fridge. The power quality is really poor here in India, and these things are mandatory. I learnt the lesson hard way :-(.... Well that aside, i would like to know what would be the power loss or Extra consumption these devices use when regulating power. Actually,i could use a general lecture on how Stabilizers work!

Topic by bhvm 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How does an inductor cause current to lag voltage in the case of an alternating current, and why is this bad? Answered

Basically, can someone help me with this: http://www.alpharubicon.com/altenergy/understandingAC.htm ? What are the EXACT physics behind it?

Question by Xellers 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I have 4 cycl car if loss compression would make car no go well and die?

Question by LADY WELDER 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Is is risky to move lots of files around on a flash drive?

I have a large solid-state external drive and a 128G flash drive I use as backups for my computer, and I need to do some organizing with the files on them.  When I started storing data on them I was using Windows 7, but I've been using Linux Mint for over a year now and would like to reorganize my backups around the Mint Home folder rather than My Documents.  The drives contain a mountain of old files from the Windows machine (60+ gigs), and I'm worried that if I start rearranging massive groups of files that I could lose some of the old data. The machine I'm using now is Linux Mint.  The drives are setup as NTFS and Fat32.  Is there any risk on moving so much around, or does the computer simply change the address path and leave the data sitting where it is?  Is there some kind of best-practice for this kind of procedure to minimize any risk of loss? Thanks.

Question by El Mano 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How do I get past a weight loss plateau?

I started in January and lost about 20 lbs. I count calories (between 1500-1700 per day) and I exercise everyday for and hour or more. I also take my dogs out for a walk every day for about an hour. I stopped losing weight or getting thinner about a month ago. So then I tried kicking up my workout but there's only so much I can do. I don't have all day to dedicate to working out. I don't want to eat less calories or it won't be enough. Also it's pretty depressing to eat healthy food all the time and workout everyday without any results. Do I just have to accept my body at this point? I weigh 143 lbs. now. I'm only 5'2" I have a very curvy but also very muscular frame. I wear a size 9/10 jeans. I'd like to weigh like 135 if possible, which I don't think is unrealistic. UGH! it's very frustrating!

Question by jtp139 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Risks in Changing Username

I was considering changing my username. I just wanted to know ahead of time if there can be ANY adverse affects from changing my username. (i.e such as data loss, loss of management options for groups, that sort of thing)

Topic by LoneWolf 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How can I alter a suit after extreme weight loss?

I had breast cancer, and a double mastectomy. Lost 50 lbs in all, and now none of my clothes fit! I have several nice blouses and jackets, as well as pants, that are way too big for me now. My insurance canceled on me, so I can't go to a tailor or buy new - will have to live to 200 to pay all the medical bills! I can take up sleeves and hems, but my jackets and blouses are way too wide across the shoulders/back, and my pants? Well, I look like Bozo the clown. Can anyone assist in how to best take in for a good fit? All help appreciated! All I can wear right now are sweats... :-\

Question by fiberarts 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

maintain initial and end position stepper motor without energy loss

Hi all, In a project of automated vertically folding curtain I have the problem that whatever the position of my curtain (8 kg) is, the motor is always drawing current. Let's say the curtain stays for 8 hours in the same position, then during these 8 hours the motor is wasting lots of energy. Is there a method/mechanical system which can be used to make sure the motor only uses energy ("works") if the position of the curtain has to change? Thanks in advance

Topic by mmsyx 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

repair a tire pump? Answered

Hand pump offers little to no resistance when pumping. loss of seal inside the pump cylinder.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

how does a mobile phone charger work?

 i just want to know how does a cell phone charger works. i know that it uses a transformer and diodes for rectification. my actual doubt is that i have read in a news paper that there would be 30% losses when the charger is given supply and no mobile is connected. am surprised how there can be so much loss

Question by spartans 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Loosing 20kg????

Hi nice internet people. How may I loose 20 kg in about 2 weeks? I cannot diet or excessivley exercise due to uhm... health condition. Uhm. I would like it to be subtle, so not being ovious about it. I dont care if the weight loss effects my health in a minor way, but death is no good. Thanks!

Question by Warlrosity 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

which is better? minecraft or roblox

Which is better? Mnecraft or Rolox? Minecraft is just a boss and roblox is just a loss(that was an epic rhyme)

Topic by nfk11 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Which is better, series or parallel for COB LED?

What set up will minimize losses for better illuminance?thanks :)

Question by JessaY1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Sequential fading LEDs. Power / intensity loss by the end of the string. How to make all LEDs the same brightness?

Trying to build a sequential fade on when power is applied and fade off when power is removed LED circuit. I have problems with power loss by the end of the LED string.  The current layout has 4 LEDs that will fade on one at a time until all 4 LEDs are lit and then the fade off in reverse order. My original idea came from osgeld's No CPU / MCU led pulse-fade circuit.  Any ideas on how to keep the power to the LEDs consistent from the first to the last? The idea is not needing to program any chips. Once I/we have figured out how to complete this circuit as desired, I will post it as my first Instructable.

Question by pinhead1984 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

LEDs Driveway Solar Setup

Help with LEDs (2 Part Question- Answer what you can) I got a reel of 5 Meters SMD 3528 Epistar LEDs Power Source: 12 Volts DC Wattage: 60 Watts Power Consumption (W/m):18 Watts / Meter LED Chip Model: SMD 5630 LEDs Number/M: 60 pcs / Meter How many Amps needed in a charge controller? Solar Cells Average Power (Watts): 2.6 Wp Average Current (Amps): 5.2 Imax Average Voltage (Volts): 0.5 Vmax Do I need to wire the solar cells 3 in series to reach 15.6 volts (Calculated loss so not 12v) and then parallel to reach 60 watts for the LEDs? (I plan to have around 70 watts just for incase and rely on the charge controller to lower voltage to 12V.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (I am using a standard car battery. An old one that has lost a lot of juice, but I tested the LEDs on it and it still works.) Is this okay? Am I doing things right? Thank you all for your help!!! :o)

Topic by Learning Exp 4 years ago

Two loss wires to solder on stereo wireless hp's, both red, which one goes where using multimeter?

Hi, I have two disconnected red wires on the left side cups that need reconnecting to the, -L  & 3V on the board which you can see on the image below. My question as a multi-meter novice, how do a test to know which red wire goes to which point? Also is there any danger of overheating the board on so small solder points? Any help much appreciated

Topic by Optical10 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Serious Bass

It's finally time for me to give something back to you guys with me always asking questions ans all, I give to you the loss of hearing for 24 hours, enjoy.

Topic by Punkguyta 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

trying to dim several groups of LEDs through 12/2 mc but getting to much voltage loss.

Dim LEDs over 100 ft 12v source through 12/2 mc

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how to lower ohms from 28,000 to about 8 ohms without signal loss?

Just wondering if i can convert a device designed for an antique earpiece to run with a 2 or 3 watt speaker; is it possible? it is one of those vintage tube radio hearing aid things designed to work with 2 old batterys.

Question by iNeedGuitarAmp 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Posting bug appeared with the update, and disappeared again

Did anyone else notice the loss of "posting" for the last 8 hours ? It seems to have come back again at last, but what happened to testing ?

Topic by steveastrouk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

RFID antenna question. Answered

How sensitive is RFID functionality to the length of its antenna? Specifically, if I had an RFID like this one, cut the antenna and then resoldered it, would the loss in antenna length (I'm guessing about half an inch) affect the workings of the device?

Question by Kiteman 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Adding more speakers to hi fi stereo?!

Hi, i was just wondering whether anyone knew of anything that will allow me to add more speakers to my sony hi-fi without losing in volume. my stereo only allows me to add 2 speakers, and i have seen that you can get stereo speaker splitter allowing to add more speakers but i don't know whether one of those leads to a loss in volume aswell. I was wondering whether there is anything like a booster/amplifier to prevent the loss (almost like an aerial booster for TV's). Any help would be great thanks! Dan

Topic by Dantallica 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Suggestions for a new thing to do each day of February? Answered

Trying to do a new thing each day for the month of February, but I'm at a loss. I need suggestions for 28 things to do .

Question by shadowfeet 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Got the parts need an instructable

Alright guys anything you can do to help would be great. Got a leappad explorer and it has a beautiful lcd screen.i am at a loss as to what to use the part on. Any suggestions you guys got would be great. Thanks!

Topic by Gantman4eva 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Stored energy

    Alot of people have amazing instructables on how to gather energy  be it solar, wind or hydro electric but not alot on how to store it. So I guess what i really need is some storage instructables cuz Im at a total loss. Please help. 

Topic by hackencoff 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Comparative Environmental Friendliness of Internal Combustion and Electric Vehicles

I would like to know which type of vehicle is more environmentally friendly. Electric and hybrid vehicles are gaining in popularity and they are touted as green, but they clearly require more energy and resources in their manufacture due to their battery packs, rare earth metals and electric motors. On the other hand, traditional internal combustion vehicles require fewer resources to manufacture. However, I imagine that it converts fossil fuels to energy less efficiently than electrics because the conversion process is smaller, unlike in large scale power plants (not sure if this is true). Electric === More resources to create (-) Power Plant (Generates energy efficiently?) (+) -> Power Lines (A: energy loss) (-) -> Motion +,-,- Gas === Fewer Resources to create (+) Combustion Motor (Generates energy inefficiently? B: energy loss) (-) -> Motion +,- I'm pretty terrible at explaining this, but is the energy loss at A or B worse when comparing the two systems? For electrics to be viable, it must offset the higher creation cost. Just wondering which one is actually more "green" when you factor in production (disregard cost of transporting fossil fuels to gas stations and power plants).

Topic by crestind 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago