Tetranitrate Lives!

Just got my alumni magazine in the mail.  I open it up and see one of the former ibles interns featured in a two page color spread - Tetranitrate.   I guess he answered our "Earth calling Billy" to see what he has been up to lately.  See the article here http://cable.poly.edu/issue/spring-2011/news/campus-buzz/bright-ideas-billy-gordon  I had met him at Maker Faire last year with his LED dredlocks.  So what is the moral of this story? Somewhere out there is a market for the pants kilt.

Posted by caitlinsdad 7 years ago


Forbidden File Access

I have been having some issues with accessing to a file that is attached on an instructable. It is a word document, and people, including me, have been having problems downloading this file. This issue has been wide spread already, and we will really appreciate it if this problem can be fixed. This picture is the screenshot of what it shows when I click on the file.  The page that consists this file is: https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Robotic-Arm-for-the-Science-Olympiad/step14/P0-Ultimate-BOM/ The file itself is: https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FOW/0NT3/H2WEXAA0/FOW0NT3H2WEXAA0.docx I hope that this can be fixed! Thanks!:) 

Posted by HBang 5 years ago


Knex break action shell ejecting shotgun video

Here is my Knex shotgun. Its break action, uses shells and is ram rod powered. Shoots blue rods and also a burst of 4 green rods or a shell full of mini knex pieces. It can shoot blue rods 30FT and the spread shots 15-20 feet. Its single shot with only one barrel. Link to video is the video below isn't seen or if it doesn't play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlNcONJB3HY

Posted by DELETED_Blue Mullet 2 3 years ago


Fake Video Still Suckering Millions

It's amazing to see how far and wide bad information will spread. On youTube you can find a video that claims to show you how to charge an iPod with an onion that's been soaked in a sports drink. It's now been seen 7 million times.The video is pretty obviously a hoax. Onions don't exactly drink up a whole cup of liquid and a USB cable won't get much of a charge and Mythbusters has proven it wrong. But it keeps on going around and around until this mind worm claims everyone I suppose. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


USB drive virus? Do I have it? What should I do?

So a time ago I got an worm on a laptop, when I looked up this worms spesifications on microsofts.com, it said that it automaticly copies itself to external drives connected with USB, through autorun. (I also got a couple of trojans etc). And I used an external harddrive, a memory card in a usb slot and an ipod 5g, before I discovered it. I freaked out of the viruses and reinstalled and formated the computer. Recently I have also scanned all three computers that could get infected, with MBAM and combofix (someone checked my logs) and all three computers were clean. ps. MSE and MBAM didn't fing anything on the drives, when scanning through them. my questions: -how can the worm not have spread itself to them? (is that even possbile?) -lets say that I have that worm on a drive, will it spread itself if I turn off autorun, plug in the drive and drag one file at the time over to for example dropbox and then format the drives? -can I be completely sure it isn't a virus there, the AV's didn't find anyting..... If you have any better ways to check it or something like that please let me know. because I cant reformat and all that jazz with the ipod 5g.  ps. here (see pictures) is one way I tried to check if there was any viruses there, although I don't know if it works (?)  (the drives in the pictues are an external harddrive and an ipod 5g)

Posted by kjelll 8 years ago


Give Away "won" Membership Passes?

So I keep getting free memberships thanks to the guides I'm writing. Heres the problem.  I think I have like 8 years built up at this point.  I was wondering if I could "gift" one of the free memberships I received today to a student in my class?  I've got a code for a 1 year membership and a 3 month membership for the most recent guide I wrote, and I've not redeemed either of them. Just trying to spread the love to a middle school student in oder to encourage him to use the site. Thanks! Joshua

Posted by BrownDogGadgets 6 years ago


Free Crap Alert: X-acto #11 Z-series Blades (Update: Expired)

Hey y'all. Just thought I'd spread some love and graces.   X-acto is giving away free samples of their new blade, the Z-series (size #11).  I needed some new blades, and figured a few other people might be running low as well.   Oh, and before you all start flagging as spam, I promise, I'm not.  I don't give a crap about x-acto.  I just like free sharp things. http://www.xacto.com/z-series#tab2 THIS DEAL HAS EXPIRED.

Posted by Flintlock 7 years ago


Sad

It's really sad that instrutables is beginning to let advertisers "sneak" onto their site. It was such a beautiful idea to begin with and now I see more and more advertisements labeled as instructables.  PLEASE go back to everyday people sharing useful instructions instead of Charlatans spreading their own self-aggrandizing products.  Instructables, you WILL begin to lose your fan base unless something changes. I've seen it to many times in the past. Sites that start out with good intentions but eventually succumb to the almighty dollar. I know bandwidth isn't cheap and We don't mind the adverts on the edges but, PLEASE watch out for shameless self promoters. Watching With High Hopes, Me

Posted by drandall1 4 years ago


DTV Don't be fooled!

Just an announcement. I believe that, as an instructables member, I have the duty to share this info. Some people may, and probably, already know this. CABLE/SATELLITE subscribers will NOT BE EFFECTED. There are a lot of news and ads going around scaring people that their TVs will go black on midnight Feb 17, 2009 if they do buy DTV tuners. I am just worry that a lot of people are gonna be cheated b/c they are not explicitly saying (or warning) that this will not effect cable/satellite subscribers, only those that use local public broadcasts (antennas). OK. Now spread the news! *If this announcement has help you please BUMP this topic (since others may still be fooled)

Posted by nf119 10 years ago


Fort Of July

Anyone heard of this: ~ Fort of July ~ = playfulness + community building + irrelevant revelry team awesomes all over the globe unite and celebrate in the name of awesome, fun-enabling, just-for-the-heck-of-it attitude, the spirit of nevernever land, and because building forts is just downright sweet! so on July 4th: * get a gang together * brings fort supplies – sheets, pillows, boxes, ladders, tree fronds, whatever-is-clever! * build an awesome fort * play together, in the flesh and using fun flashy techy tools to connect forts in worldwide ideas = welcome! spreading the idea = super welcome! making it blow up = well duh! high 5! team awesome ________   From Fort Of July I'm totally going to celebrate, are you?

Posted by frenzy 8 years ago


TV SHOW casting motorcycle owner for customized PC case mod

Hi there! I'm working on an amazing TV series for History Channel called Counting Cars, and I'm reaching out to anyone, who is interested having their motorcycle made into a PC case mod on the show! Counting Cars is an automobile customization and restoration show spun off from the highly rated Pawn Stars, featuring Danny Koker and his shop, Count's Kustoms. We are gearing up for our third season, and would love help spreading the word to anyone you think would be interested! Happy to answer any additional questions you may have, please email me at countingcarscasting@leftfieldpictures.com Best, Amy

Posted by CustomCarsTV 5 years ago


TV SHOW casting motorcycle owner for customized PC case mod

Hi there! I'm working on an amazing TV series for History Channel called Counting Cars, and I'm reaching out to anyone, who is interested having their motorcycle made into a PC case mod on the show! Counting Cars is an automobile customization and restoration show spun off from the highly rated Pawn Stars, featuring Danny Koker and his shop, Count's Kustoms. We are gearing up for our third season, and would love help spreading the word to anyone you think would be interested! Happy to answer any additional questions you may have, please email me at countingcarscasting@leftfieldpictures.com Best, Amy

Posted by CustomCarsTV 5 years ago


Orphan Works Or, How You May Lose All the Rights to Every Piece of Art You Have Ever Created!

There is an up coming bill in congress that will change copyright laws. saying that if you want to copyright your work you will have to register it and pay a fee for it to private registration companies.With the tens of millions of photos and pieces of artwork created each year, the bounty for forcing everyone to pay a registration fee would be enormous. We lose our rights and our creations, and someone else makes money at our expense.This includes every sketch, painting, photo, sculpture, drawing, video, song and every other type of creative endeavor.All of it is at risk!go to this link for more information and spread the word:orphan act

Posted by devilwyrm 10 years ago


Motorcycle owner wanted for customized PC case mod on TV SHOW

Hi there! I'm working on an amazing TV series for History Channel called Counting Cars, and I'm reaching out to anyone, who is interested having their motorcycle made into a PC case mod on the show! Counting Cars is an automobile customization and restoration show spun off from the highly rated Pawn Stars, featuring Danny Koker and his shop, Count's Kustoms. We are gearing up for our third season, and would love help spreading the word to anyone you think would be interested! Happy to answer any additional questions you may have, please email me at countingcarscasting@leftfieldpictures.com Best, Amy

Posted by CustomCarsTV 5 years ago


Instructables Drawing Contest

Hey everyone. I really like the instructable robot and like drawing different pictures of it. One has him giving a speech were the president should be. Anyways my idea was that we could have a contest where people draw pictures of the instructables robot. I really want to know what others think about it. Please reply. UPDATE: Hey everyone. Another instructables member, ChrysN, and I are hosting a contest. WE are almost ready. The prizes are lots of patches, and free pro membersip (1 year I believe). So please spread the word. P.S if we dont get a lot of entries within the allowed time period we will extend the end date (so tell EVERYONE)

Posted by lockpick 8 years ago


Best of both worlds (LED technology)

People working under Professor John Rogers of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have managed to combine the robustness of inorganic LEDs (the kind we use so much here), with the physical flexibility of organic LEDs.They have devised a new mass-production method that allows large numbers of small LEDs to be picked up by a robotic arm and embedded into a wide variety of other surfaces, including glass and rubber.The LEDs are bright enough that they can be spread out far enough to be transparent, paving the way for displays built into windows.This is not new science, just new engineering. What would you do with it?BBC storyUniversity of IllinoisThe BBC picked the story up from Science magazine.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


I've made an instructable I'd like to invite you to add to.

Heal the World: Baby StepsIt's along the same lines as a couple previous forum posts I made asking for contributions from everyone on favorite books, and maxims to live by.This is something a whole magnitude greater. I invite each of you to collaborate and add a small step that a person can take to help heal this screwed up world of ours. The first step is really small. Just spreading a personal, positive message in the world. I am certain that there are many, many other wonderful things that I have never even conceived of doing that you have already done. Please share them, that this instructable may become a powerful tool for good.Thanks,Royal

Posted by royalestel 11 years ago


Space Trash Crowds Orbiting Satellites

Two or three times a day, a satellite circling Earth narrowly misses destruction by an orbital hailstorm of junk sweeping the busy super highways of space.A spreading cloud of shrapnel from the collision of two satellites earlier this month is making wrecks for working spacecraft around Earth all but inevitable, analysts warn. As the ninth significant crack-up in two years -- including a punctured nuclear satellite -- the wreckage of Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 is fostering a chain reaction of collisions that puts billions of dollars of spacecraft and manned space flights at risk.Full article and really cool slideshow: Harmless Debris on Earth Is Devastating in Orbit - Wall Street Journal.via benjaneer.

Posted by noahw 9 years ago


Parallella a new tech

Hey everyone I know this is new technology that could be very promising but it needs help. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adapteva/parallella-a-supercomputer-for-everyone I am not affiliated with this project but I do believe in it. If I had any more money I would increase my pledge but that is beyond my means at this time. So, I'm coming to the community. Just check this product out and spread the word however you can. I personally believe that this could be useful for many applications where an arduino doesn't have enough processing power. Plus this device only requires 5 Watts under full load according to elementary test. And best of all it is set to release at less than $100. With the support of the community we can bring this product to market.

Posted by m9365428 6 years ago


Is oogoo (DIY Silicone Putty) Oven-safe?

Hello! I have a question for people who use oogoo, or generally DIY silicone molding putty made from 100% silicone caulk. I want to cast oogoo molds of lego bionicle masks with polymer clay, but my issue is I need to keep the clay inside the mold in order to prevent any kind of warping, as most of it is spread a little thin (1-2mm thickness) and I don't want to end up warping it even in the slightest. Is oogoo or cured 100% silicone caulk oven-safe as long as it's within the specified temperature range? (I already know most DIY silicone putties aren't food-grade.) The silicone caulk I'm using is GE all purpose silicone I, mixed with corn starch, acrylic paint, and baby oil. The back of the tube says that it should not be used on surfaces that will exceed 400F/205C. The polymer clay I plan on using is cured at 110C, so I don't think it'll be a problem, but I'm worried exposing the silicone caulk mold to high temperatures will cause it to release some harmful chemical compounds. I looked up an MSDS sheet for GE silicone, and they had a generalized one stating exceeding the maximum temperature will cause the release of formaldehyde. Since I plan on baking these in our kitchen oven, I wouldn't want harmful chemicals contaminating a space where we cook our food. Also, if baking isn't an option, since the polymer clay is spread thin, and cures close to 100C, would curing it in boiling water be an option? (That way any water soluble chemicals would remain contained while the clay hardens.) All help is appreciated!

Posted by SixFootBlue 3 years ago


A very disturbing "instructable"

Can someone please talk to someone in charge and take down an Instructable by "velacreations" named "Make a rabbit fur hat from scratch"?? This crazy person is encouraging people to breed bunnies and slaughter them for fur to make hats, need I say more?? Well I will, it's revolting, and extremely disturbing. I was in shock when this even came promoted to my email. I don't want to unsub from this site but will with no hesitation if this doesn't get removed. Rabbits are supposed to be wild or loved as pets. Not raised to be killed, butchered, and skinned (with kids at the house too boot it seems!) and spread across the internet with info on how to do it to tons of other defenseless bunnies. Come on now guys, don't stoop this low and think this acceptable. Thank you and I truly hope action is taken ASAP. Joanne

Posted by josmets 5 years ago


Mini Maker Faire at Technopolis in Mechelen, Belgium

April 26th and 27th 2014 there is a Mini Maker Faire at Technopolis in  Mechelen, Belgium. The nearest one yet for me! Yeah! I'm spreading the word, but I also have a question: I'm considering to organise workshops on building RC blimps. I will probably go for a variation on my "$13 Blimp" (please check it out if you haven't already). Making it simpler to build and more robust will raise the materials costs though. The build would take about 2,5 hours in small groups of 4 makers, and I guess the fee (covering the materials cost) would be around 20 EUR (27 USD). Do you guys and gals think that is reasonable? Best Wishes masynmachien

Posted by masynmachien 4 years ago


Bottled light in the Philipines

There's a novel, simple idea spreading in the Philipines - using bottles of water as skylights. The concept is staggeringly simple - slum dwellings are dark, and need light, even in the daytime. Though they have electricity, it is the most expensive in the area, so they can't afford to use powered lights. Instead, they use water. A two-litre bottle of water, with a little bleach to prevent algal growth, is set into a section of metal sheeting, which in turn is set into the roofs of dwellings, workshops, even chicken-coops.  The water-bottle refracts the light in all directions, instead of letting it shine through in a single beam, and provides as much illumination as a traditional 60W bulb. OK, so this is old news to some people, but it's new to me. For more information, have a look at the Litre of Light website, or just have a poke around Google and YouTube.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Idea for extended version of "Sun Jar"

After seeing the recent Sun Jar I'ble, I had an idea (not even concrete enought to be a Completable) for an interestingly extended version. There now exist LEDs for infrared, visible red, green, and blue, and near UV.It should be possible, with a mix of small low-voltage constant-current power supplies and pulse modulators, to construct a multiple-LED light source which roughly models what we perceive as the solar "spectrum." I don't mean formally reproducing the raw wavelength distribution, but rather the combination of intensities we see (or measure with a thermometer) in a prism- or grating-spread spectral display.Coupling such a circuit to a solar cell would allow you to build a "Sun Jar" which "collects sunlight" during the day and "releases sunlight" at night. As I said, just an idea...

Posted by kelseymh 10 years ago


6'x10' Light Box

Hi We are building a 6' x 10' light box and need to evenly spread RGB Led's throughout. They need to be very bright and produce an even glow of RGB colors. We have a 6' x 10' ...1/4" diffuserAnd focus ( space between diffuser and Led's can be adjusted). Additional we need a separate bright white led circuit. Output ( view angle ) should be as wide as possible. What RGB LED's would you recommened ?What xtra bright WHITE LED's would you recommened ? What should the spacing be, in order to produce an even light output ?Where could I find wiring plans ? All LED's should be controllable by DMX ? Any help and advise is very much appreciated. thanks bodo 

Posted by 1dingo 8 years ago


Print Circuit Boards with Squink

From kick starter page: Create circuit boards in minutes, from home, at the cost of a cup of coffee - Squink prints conductive ink and assembles your circuit. Atmel had posted about a new device called "Squink". What it does is print a circuit board on paper (or anything flat like glass), applies conductive glue to the contacts, and automatically places your components on the board for you! They have a kick starter here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/botfactory/squink-the-personal-electronic-circuit-factory but I am 13 and cannot fund it. I believe this device will be found in the home of makers all over, and I think spreading the word will help these people. So please head to the page and fund/share the word!

Posted by DELETED_JesusGeek 4 years ago


Smash atoms with Lego!

... or at least detect the debris of smashed particles with Lego: The LHC scientists do not yet have enough data to claim a discovery. But in the meantime, at home in Copenhagen, one physicist Sascha Mehlhase from the Niels Bohr Institute has made a part of the collider, the Atlas detector, out of LEGO toy bricks. »It took me about 48 hours to build the 3D model on my laptop and another 33 hours to actually put together all the pieces, this whole process spread out over several weeks,« explains Sascha. The model is made of 9,500 lego bricks and is about 1:50 in scale. There is no construction manual yet, but there will soon be one, he says on his website. The model is very intricate, even showing the innermost pixel detector. University Post article. Gallery of images.

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Free Pro Membership for "I made it" comments

I love when someone posts their version of my ible. It leaves me feeling all warm and awesome inside. I want to encourage you to go out and spread some warm feelings by posting "I made it" comments on some instructables. For your effort, I'll send you a 3 month pro membership! To get your pro membership: Find an instructable that will help you better your existence. Complete the project. Post in the comments of the instructable by using the "I made it button" and upload a picture of your finished product. Come back here and post a link to the instructable you commented on. I have 10 pro memberships to give away so go out there and make something!

Posted by Brooklyntonia 2 years ago


Preventing Lockpicking?

(Please forgive me if I'm in the wrong category.. Fairly new on the forums) Hi, I'm quite a lockpicker in my life time but word spreads through out my "Friend Network" And most of them attempted on my door. I never do it to anyone without a damn good reason, but they do it for fun and pleasure.. So i always wondered cause i have a Keypad lock with a key hole. How do prevent them from picking my door to my valuable stuff while I can still use my key? Please help me out! (And i know ill get some replies saying to jam the key hole and use the number pad to open the door, what happens when the batteries dye out? I'll be stuck outside my room!)

Posted by Jasekillingspree 10 years ago


New Animal Welfare Organization

           Hello, I would like to share a concept I have been initiating for the past few weeks. I am seriously considering starting a new international organization website for the welfare of animals. Targets of interest would be adoptions, animal abuse petitions, awareness of social and domestic problems, and more. The main aspect of this organization will a website dedicated to spreading news about related topics to the world.      This would be a nonprofit NMI (no money involved) organization, and I am already aware of the legal steps necessary to start a charity of this kind.       Furthermore, I would like to hear popular opinion on the following points; -Name: The name would be AnActs. "An" is short for both "ANimal" and the word "an" itself. -Motto: "Animal Acts of kindness go a long way." -Growth: AnActs would start as a local organization, based in Ohio, and we would hopefully spread around the world with the creation of our website. -Staffing: We would need a full-time staff of moderators for the website, volunteering with the incentive of service hours and professional skills. -Real-life contributions: AnActs would be involved in rescue and biological services both in domestic and natural domains.      If you could give your opinion on any or all of the above points, or anything else in general about the proposed "AnActs," it would be deeply appreciated. Also, if you are interested on being involved in the initiation of this organization, feel free to contact me via Private Message-but be aware, this is in the VERY early stages of development.       If you want to see the test community, see the recently started AnActs community on Google Plus. We are already gaining members! If you have a Google Plus account, feel free to join and share!      I (Nerfrocketeer) have large amounts of experience both in starting NMI organizations (the NK3AE) as well as working in Nature. I am NOT, however, a professional in any field relating to animals. I would really appreciate your input. -NK  

Posted by nerfrocketeer 4 years ago


Help! Simple but difficult way to semi stick reflective mylar to sheet metal

Wow, the whole question fit in the Topic line!  Amazing! Well, anyway, we're in the process of finalizing a design for a solar hot water heater and are still trying to figure out a good/better way to stick our mylar to our sheet metal.  The sheet is about 10 ft. (sorry about that old fashioned non-metic system usage, but we're on the U.S.-Mexican border and most of the things here in Mexico are still measured in the old system - sigh) by about 4 ft. We have used axle grease - it's o.k. but hard to spread and to make into a VERY thin film.  If the film is not thin bulges appear in the mylar since itself is only about 2 mil thick.  It was good, on the other hand, because it allowed us to position the film correctly on the metal sheet... So, this time we tried silicone - out of a spray can.  It also seems to be good, perhaps a little better since we can spread it with a small paint roller but after several days it's not holding the mylar down well enought (which is probably to be expected since we're using silicone and it's not really sticky). So, we need something which will allow us to position the film (slippery) while being a very, tiny, wee, itsy bitsy sticky in the long run.  It cannot of course be anything biodegradable - like honey - yuck - for obvious reasons (it's going to be in the sun and eventually it will, biodegrade, into who knows what). Maybe silicone and ... Elmer's glue???  We're stuck.  And, after googleing till our eyes have dropped out, we can't find any reflective mylar with a sticky backing.  What the heck do they stick on those window tinting sheets??? Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated and of course, Have a wonderful afternoon!  :)

Posted by frazelle09 5 years ago


Antenna Tracker Pointer using GPS

I want to build a systems that can point a directional antenna to a known set of GPS coordinates, because if the base unit with the antenna knows it GPS location and then can have the know data of another directional antenna's GPS coordinated either via Google Earth File or a spread sheet or long/lat's or via another method....also I would like this system to be able to track a UAV or R/C plane/copter as the DIY antenna trackers do as I have seen on R/C forums and You-tube. the initial request is what I desire first....I want to go out into a field and set up this tripod mounted Pan/tilt mechanism with mounted directional antenna(s) and point it to the closest fix antenna of known coordinates, automatically.

Posted by IdeaVault 8 years ago


Xmas tree

Christmas is coming... Have you got your Xmas tree up and dressed yet? Post pictures and show us what your tree looks like! Also, what kind of tree do you use? Real or Fake? My family use a fake tree, we used to use real ones, but we will never again use them again because... After christmas, my dad tried to get rid of the real tree by burning it outside, when he lit it, after a few seconds later, the fire instantly spread around the tree and shot huge flames high as 30 feet... After that, we had got a few complainants from people in the neighborhood about the orange glow. So we never again going to use a real xmas tree because it is dangerously flammable...

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago


Pages blocked by odd pictures and search banner

I'm not sure what's happening to the pages I'm viewing: - the orange search banner is across many of the pages I look at, and I can't get it to budge, so it blocks the content under it - on my "You" page, the photos from the members I've subscribed to are spread out all over the page, blocking the rest of the content on the page. Other problems I'm having- - When I publish an Instructable, I can't budge the bar to show the expense or level of difficulty - My replies to some of the comments got bunched together under one comment (I noticed someone else had this problem, too, when I read their comments). None of these is a big problem, and I love the site overall, but the search banner is annoying when it covers part of some instructions ;P

Posted by Puzzledd 8 years ago


New knex product Nerf+Knex news

Hello everyone  I was browsing the web and I found this   http://www.toynews-online.biz/news/read/k-nex-to-enter-blaster-sector-in-2015-with-new-k-force-brand/043591 It sounds like k'nex is going to make toy blasters that can be taken apart and customized so that you can make you own knex nerf combo. What do you all think of knex making knex guns that shoot foam darts? is this something that you think is a good move for Knex? Just wanted to spread the news that i found on the web to see what you all think. Update here is a link to a website with close up pix and more info http://www.blasterlabs.com/2015/01/new-k-force-build-and-blast-product-images/     

Posted by sonic broom 3 years ago


Looking For People On The Pulse Of The Eco-Art, Fashion & Green Design Scene

Hello --If anyone here is really into eco-friendly developments and projects happening in the art, fashion and/or design world, would you please take a moment to share the buzz in the groups below?Also, if YOU yourself are an "eco-artist or designer" (or you know someone else who is) and you'd like to spread the word about any cool projects you or your friends have completed, please take a moment to post the info (with pictures) in any of these groups:1) GREEN ART -- http://www.greenwala.com/my_groups/all/112-Green-Art2) GREEN DESIGN -- http://www.greenwala.com/my_groups/all/120-GREEN-DESIGN3) ECO FASHION BEAT -- http://www.greenwala.com/community/groups/all/118-Eco-Fashion-Beat

Posted by elizahleigh 9 years ago


Free Pro Memberships for "I made it" Comments (DONE)

The "I made it" button is almost a year old! I love when someone posts their version of my ible. It leaves me feeling all warm and awesome inside. I want to encourage you to go out and spread some warm feelings by posting "I made it" comments on some instructables. For your effort, I'll send you a 3 month pro membership! To get your pro membership: Find an instructable that will help you better your existence.  Complete the project. Post in the comments of the instructable by using the "I made it button" and upload a picture of your finished product. Come back here and post a link to the instructable you commented on.  I have 10 pro memberships to give away so go out there and make something!

Posted by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago


East Bay Mini Maker Faire

Maker Faire is spreading.  I've just become aware of a local school which is holding a "Mini Maker Faire" as a fundraiser.  The website with details is at http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com/.  It's approved by Maker Faire and is being promoted on the main Maker Faire site's calendar.  This particular mini fair is a fundraiser for the Park Day School.  It will be held on October 24, 2010, at the school itself.  Call for participation is now open, and closes on August 31st.  If you're local to the San Francisco Bay Area, check it out! Other Mini Maker Faires going on soon are in Aspen Colorado on July 10, and in Denver Colorado on July 17.  I like this trend!  And of course the Detroit Maker Faire, which is not mini at all, is coming up on July 31 and August 1, in Detroit.  Check out the calendar at http://www.makerfaire.com/.

Posted by rachel 8 years ago


Free Premium Membership for "I made it" Comments

I love when someone posts their version of my ible. It leaves me feeling all warm and awesome inside. I want to encourage you to go out and spread some warm feelings by posting "I made it" comments on some instructables. For your effort, I'll send you a 3 month pro membership! To get your pro membership: Find an instructable that will help you better your existence. Complete the project. Post in the comments of the instructable by using the "I made it button" and upload a picture of your finished product. Come back here and post a link to the instructable you commented on. *Comment must be posted after 6/1/16 I have 10 pro memberships to give away so go out there and make something!

Posted by Brooklyntonia 2 years ago


Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Bars Recipe

Cookie Base 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon water 1 egg Filling 1/3 cup light corn syrup 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 3 tablespoons peanut butter 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons water 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla Dash salt 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar Caramel Layer 1 bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped 2 tablespoons water 1 1/2 cups unsalted dry-roasted peanuts Topping 1 bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chips (2 cups) Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. 2. In large bowl, beat all filling ingredients except powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy and smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until well blended (filling will be thick). Press filling over cookie base. Refrigerate while preparing caramel layer. 3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat caramels and 2 tablespoons water over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted. Stir in peanuts. Spread evenly over filling. Refrigerate about 15 minutes or until caramel layer is firm. 4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until melted. Spread evenly over caramel layer. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

Posted by deniserose 5 years ago


Banned Books Week! 9/29 - 10/6!

Did you guys even know this existed? Are you doing anything for it?Quite nerdy of me, I know, but my store has a neat display going on right now and I wanted to share. And it's good to spread the word about events like these, I think! :DSo my friend Seth and I decided to go with Alcatraz... but with books. I think it turned out fairly well considering we tried to use materials we had lying around the store. The whole thing cost less than $20. We wanted to have "Where's Waldo?" escaping on the raft but the book is much too big, so I thought LotF was fitting. :)Oh, and for more information about banned and challenged books, visit these sites!deletecensorship.org - Half Price Books websiteALA website - lots of nice lists and explanations!

Posted by jessyratfink 11 years ago


Spontaneously-Combustible Flour?

Well, I know that if you put finely powdered stuff, like flour or sawdust, it has a chance that a spark will form and create a huge (and I am talking HUGE) fireball. Watch this video (those stupid kids): The above video amuses me: They state do not try this at home, but they apparently did. They obviously didn't know what they were doing, because if they had, they wouldn't have risked their friend (or at least severely burning him).Does anyone know the percentage chance that this will happen if, say, I took a cup of flour and use a shaker (or just a shaking motion) to spread it out into the air? If I wanted some flour to combust, would I be better off (not in health, in entertainment) to just use a match?Oh, and yeah, I am 13, but I am a bit more mature than other people I know that are my age. I'm glad they don't know about this site, because if they did, they would already be . (Seriously.)Thanks in advance!

Posted by Bran 11 years ago


Challenge: Can You Beat This Scary Turbine PumpkinCutter Halloween Project ?

This Halloween project is so scary that the inventor (myself) felt shock and awe at it. I was genuinely scared at the running of this machine...and rightly so! So I figured I would spread the scariness to all who see this machine, to set the mood for a DIY Halloween... The machine in question is what I have named the Tesla CD Turbine. The CD Turbine is magnetically-coupled to a Skilsaw blade. (What I teasingly call the PumpkinCutter Attachment). The Tesla CD Turbine uses recycled CD's and neodymium magnets for rotating parts...nothing else. It can rev up to thousands of rpm. It has no bearings or seals and is magnetically coupled to implements. It runs on either compressed air or water pressure. But hey, put on a magnetically-coupled Skilsaw blade, run it at thousands of rpm, and you have a very dangerous PumpkinCutter! (Instructable is ready...if you dare!) Beat that for a wild, scary, hi-tech, cheap and recycled Halloween project!!

Posted by mrfixitrick 11 years ago


NOOOOO, DON'T READ ME!!!

and if you're reading this, HA HA YOU FELL FOR IT. If you read this then please leave a comment to tell me you've read it I want to see how many people read this just because i told them not to. Nice picture, right? no left hahaha this is random it took me about too minuites too make this notice the use of "too" instead of "to" and "two" make four hahahahahahahaha that was randomer than the last random comment. No one can be more random than me in fact im Mr random well actually thats not a fact its a wide spread topic of intrest Like what banks give out I mean the ones that still exist!!! I can't belive you're still reading this crap Oh well time to go or is it no, don't go there oh ill go there don't you dare just try and stop me ok, STOP now is the winter of your discontent noooooooooooooooooooo thats right, I went there ill show you, you ......... BYE

Posted by tahirhh 9 years ago


Anyone Want Some Vinyl Cut?

I recently acquired a new vinyl cutter, and wanted to spread the word.... I can cut custom artwork, or if you have a vector graphic ready to go... I can cut it for you. Consider it a sweet tattoo for all your stuff. Customize projects, laptops, instruments, windows, your car or bike, pretty much anything. I am trying to start up a small business and this would be a great opportunity to hook up some good people with good product really cheap to build up a bit of previous work. I am a member of this site, not just coming here to solicit business or something. Just willing to do some cool stuff for you all for a good price. No job too small, i just want to get a variety of work under my belt. Got a weird question..?? let me know. If you are interested, send me a shout at : flea@toomanymorons.com

Posted by fleanine 11 years ago


Contests & Voting

I love the contests that you run on here, however the voting part does not seem to be fair to everyone who has submitted entries. When you have 500 entries to look through & only 15 on a page, some people may not bother or be able to get through all of them. They appear to always come up in the same order, my point being that the Instructables listed on the first pages are the ones that will most likely get the most votes, regardless if there is an incredible entry in the last pages. Everyone is seeing the same first 15 entries. My suggestion would be to randomize the entries so that not everyone sees the same ones on the first page, so that the voting would be spread out. At the very least fewer pages with more entries on them should be considered. Only reason I brought this up is that when you had the contest for the Instructables book, I never did get through all of the entries and feel bad that someone's entry that was further back didn't make it into the book because few people even saw it. Thanks!

Posted by PaHalloweenFreak 10 years ago


"my gun is powerful" Also all knex regulars please read message here

OK I'm getting tired of everyone saying "my gun is...,powerful,..." Look at my instructables and you can tell I never used this statement. On my Stg44 I described how it depended on the rubber bands that you used which brings me to my next comment. Could we scrap the whole power stat and add how much power we get out of a standard rubberband? When it comes down to it it depends on what rubber bands and how many you use that determines a gun's strength. However there are a couple things on the gun that affect power-Firing pin length, friction of ammo and firing pin, length of rubber band placement, and other factors so instead of saying how powerful your gun is say how efficiently it can use like 1 medium rubber band or something. Just a thought. I know some of you do say how powerful your gun gets with just one rubberband but there are too many out there who don't describe the situation on when they consider it powerful. ~TheDunkis~ Also for any of you who consider yourself a knex regular please read this. I'm getting tired of people trying to get others to build what most the time ends up being crap because they lie about their gun on overboard. I know some of you guys do this already but could you include a paragraph similar to this (preferbly just copy and paste it in your instructables) if nothing else at least keep the whole "spread this message" part and also the started by TheDunkis part. If you are truly honest then you'll do this. Check my instructables for example. Notice how I'm completly honest and usually have more cons than pros. What does that mean? Well for one I need to come up with better guns :p but also I DID NOT include anything related to power only reliability of the weapon. We are starting a new campaign for seeing who is willing to be honest and add this list to their Instructables so please do the same with your Instructables or become one of the lieing scums. Please post this exact same thing (or slightly modified paragraph) in hopes that it may spread. Started by TheDunkis

Posted by TheDunkis 10 years ago


CPVRC Episode 1 (my new show!!!) PLEASE COMMENT!

    Hello everyone! Todays a great day for me - I just uploaded the first episode of my show - Crash Person View R/C! While its not my best production, and things can be better, I just felt like sharing this so that you guys can spread the word! http://cpvrc.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/episode-1-free-pilot-maiden/ Crash Person View R/C is my new blog documenting my obsession with things that fly! Watch the video and I am sure you will like it. Subscribe to me on Youtube to show your appreciation! If you really want to make me happy , just drop me a PM! Encouragement is always welcome as I am only 14 :) Kabir PS - Sorry Germans, I know that the video is blocked in your country, any way to circumvent this without changing the soundtrack? Vimeo perhaps???

Posted by mhkabir 6 years ago


Bullet Types and Designs

This is a place to post your various bullet types. I have included a short tutorial for what I call "Buck Shot" because it sort of has a spread of blue pieces. The other bullet is also in Gamer5's "Powerful Guns" forum topic. The other bullet isn't very special except that it has a hard impact, but it has a short range."Buck Shot"* Materials: Any Knex gun in which the ram comes almost (within 1cm) of the end. Seven (7) blue spacers (there are six (6) in the picture, though you need Seven (7)) One of those launchers that you can get in some sets and that you flick to shoot a Missile about ten feetPicture 1: MaterialsPicture 2: Cock the gun and put the launcher in the barrelPicture 3: Put the spacers in the launcher in the barrelPicture 4: A self-explanitory picture of the other bullet I mentionedPlease post any of your bullet designs and what they are good for.*I have posted this here instead of in a seperate instructable because it is too short to have it's own instructable.

Posted by Whaleman 11 years ago


Cold Sores

So, this topic is directed toward all of y'all out there that have cold sores, also known as Type 1 Herpes. I'm fairly sure I just got one (my second), as I tend to get one every year, and I know the symptoms. I've read through various medical websites, and have discovered many homeopathic ways to treat the sores. Mine is still in the "tingling" stage, but it won't for long. One of the methods I have tried so far is to take an ice cube and hold it with moderate pressure to the sore, until the cube melts. Afterwards, dry your skin off and dab some alcohol on the sore to disinfect, and repeat. I believe it said that this will slow the spread of the virus. Is there any truth to that? I'll be going on a 2-day field trip on Thursday, and don't want to have to constantly worry about not touching my mouth. Plus, those of you that have gotten cold sores know that they look disgusting and hurt! Basically, I'm looking for any homeopathic (like, not including medicines) remedies for cold sores. Thanks y'all!

Posted by Bran 10 years ago