Storm Drains Anyone?

I think that Storm Drains make some pretty awesome bunkers, anyone else agree?

Posted by Wasagi 8 years ago


What I've been up to lately.

1-3 H&K; MP5A5. Got the mag, and barrel done. The mag is removable, and holds 18 dark grey connectors. 4 Organizing my K'nex! (that's merely half of it, sadly) 5-8 K'nex coaster with tube supports, I'm guessing it'll be done in about a month. 9-10 K'nex fan, it goes super fast. (The blades are temporary) 11-22 Noreastern (super big storm, google it) came! About 2-3 feet of water in the back road, fuddled basements, fallen trees, and more! I had a video, but Ilost it. If I find it, I'll put it on Youtubw.

Posted by Owenmon 8 years ago


Snowpocalypse! Share your stories and pictures!

Have you been buried by the American snowpocalypse? (Or is it snowmageddon?) We Brits thought we had it tough recently, but thirty-eight inches?  That's almost a metre! There are quite a few pictures (more pictures) and stories on the BBC, even another Washington snowball fight (no guns, this time). What about iblers, though?  Can you get to your workshops?

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago


Storm 22_ V2 vote!

Hi guys! I am holding a vote to say which one of my four so far storm rifles or storm 22 pistol I should upgrade to a revised V2! Just vote, closing date is November 1st!Vote countStorm 220Storm 221Storm 222Storm 223Storm 22

Posted by The Jamalam 10 years ago


The storm 221 V1.0

This is my knex rifle, fires about 100ft! Only single shot, but what he hey?

Posted by The Jamalam 10 years ago


Bizarre weather clouds!

I just came across this article  that I had to share.  I thought it was interesting.  We are supposed to have severe weather conditions here.  We had a thunder storm in December last night.  Weird. http://news.yahoo.com/giant-tsunami-shape-clouds-roll-across-alabama-sky-192102289.html . Sunshiine

Posted by sunshiine 6 years ago


Creativity Wall

Has anyone else hit a block in their creativity? It seems all the projects I think to do lately are just a rehash of something I've already done. Any tips for how to get through this (besides drugs)?

Posted by RadBear 9 years ago


We're all gonna die!!!

If you've seen the news you might have seen that the state of Florida is in the path of a tropical storm. However if you are in the state, seeing local coverage, you'll know that we're in the path of a Class 12 DeathStorm!!! In reality, the situation is even more dire than even the local news reports, I'm down to my last beer. One plus, it only took an imminent natural disaster to get our governor to visit the state, he's been too busy campaigning for mccain. I just want you to know, that is I don't make it out this time, the gold is buried under a big W!

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago


Tropical Storm Fay

This is a video of the flooding that we had at our house in Tallahassee, Fl.

Posted by irish death1 10 years ago


The storm 222 V1.0

I have a new mechanism for a knex gun, and hopefully a new storm 220. It can switch between semi auto and full auto and is chain driven. I won't give away the mechanism in case anyone beats me to it, but is there anything you guys could suggest I could add to it? edit: It is now posted with full instructions

Posted by The Jamalam 10 years ago


Storm Trooper From Trash Cans

There was a set of videos in YouTube that showed how to make an awesome storm trooper out of trash cans... Unfortunatly I don't have access to YouTube at work or at the local library... and have a convention I want to wear it to this friday... If someone would watch through it and post an instructable that would be great... or at least post the item list here and I can figure it out from there... I just really want to have it done by this weekend. Also, TO COME -> GONK COSTUME (I made this one myself, and it turned out great)

Posted by teamcoltra 10 years ago


Names for K'nex guns

Hey, I've decided to name my weapons, like the heavy does in TF2. They are as follows (and they will NOT work without the Russian accent):Storm 220 V1 = SaschaStorm 221 V1 = GertieStorm 222 V1 = UrsulaStorm 223 V1 = BerthaStorm 220 V2 = NataschaStorm 221 V2 = RosmertaStorm 222 V2 = Nikita(postage after we've moved house) TJ-ASTR V1 = LucyJamassault pistol = HannahTJ-SR-V4 = BarberaStorm 22 Pistol = NathaliaI'll be referring to them by name from now on, so you better learn these!

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago


Strike Anywhere Storm Matches

Where can i buy some strike anywhere storm matches? how much do they cost?

Posted by MisterHankie 10 years ago


Instructables HQ flooded!

The San Francisco Bay area is being hammered by a series of winter storms right now. There are gusts to 75 MPH and a torrent of rain. All that wind-swept rain has flooded our server room and created a foot-deep lake on the runways outside the control tower! If things aren't working right on the site, it's the rain's fault, really...This storm is actually pretty tame by East Cost standards, and I'm proud to report I got a little bit of kitesurfing in yesterday morning on the front of it before the wind and rain truly picked up. It's just that we have perfect weather 90% of the year here, so it's really the relative difference, not the absolute magnitude, that makes people talk about how bad it is.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Mammatus Clouds Observed in Aurora Colorado

A thunderstorm rolled in at about 3:00 p.m. near my house in Aurora Colorado. I was amazed by the clouds that were present, and recognized some of them as "Mammatus Clouds." These clouds are fairly rare, I've only ever seen then twice. They are named "Mammatus Clouds" because they resemble a mammals breast. These clouds were not as distinctly mammatus as the previous ones that I had observed, but they are still mammatus clouds nontheless. I thought that these are really cool, and that someone might enjoy seeing them. Enjoy! 3:00-3:55 6-15-2012 Aurora, Colorado

Posted by freeza36 6 years ago


Parts List for Shark run & Storm mountain

As above. I only really want the number of cross ties, feet of track and flexis.

Posted by The_Lost_Carrot 7 years ago


Why are your k'nex guns named as they are?

Why did you name your guns like they are? Was it random? Does it stand for something? Or is there some long or complicated reason involving foreign translation or coke or some film? eg. my storm guns are all good for fast fights with their quick reloads times. They are assault weapons, the german translation "Sturmgewehr", which can also be translated to mean storm rifle. the 22_ bit comes from the fact that it took me precisely 2 months and 20 days to perfect my rifle, and the number has gone up to help with chronology, not to do with hours. And you?

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago


Glowy Umbrella

I had an idea today I thought would be interesting after reading about this - http://www.richardbox.com/ - how about integrating a fluorescent tube into the handle of an umbrella. If the tube was supported inside an acrylic clear (or coloured) tube and had some kind of connection to the handle and to the tip of the umbrella, then when walking under pylons, in a storm (eek?!), or in any situation where there would be a big potential difference between something above the user and earth. This could be interesting near tram/train lines.What do people think?

Posted by macmaniac 9 years ago


OK to post?

I made a suppressor/ recoil compensator for a Umarex Steel Storm bb repeater pistol and would like to post the how to. Is that OK? It is relatively esy to build, and being made from household and hardware store parts, it is very inexpensive as well.

Posted by gtfoxy 5 years ago


will it effect your laptop in a storm if your using internet????

If you are on your laptop and it is not pluged in but you have wifi and it is pluged in, apart from not being able to use the internet, will it effect your laptop???? 

Posted by tuckz 6 years ago


Storm 223

Hi guys, i want to build a storm 223, having finally posted my 222. However, i can't think what mode of fire/type of gun/trigger/ammo to use. So i thought i'd let you guys help me :) I am holding a vote; anyone can vote for one of the categories below. everyone only gets one vote, but votes for one of each of the classes. The closing date is Finishedso stop votingClass 1: mode of firingsingle shotsemi auto with (specific) shotsbolt actionmachine gunother (please state)Class 2: type of gunstandard riflesniperassault rifleshotgunpistolpump shotgunslide pistolsawed off shotgunother (please state)Class 3: type of triggerstandard (eg. desert buzzard's trigger)sear systemnew inventionother (please state)none (eg. pull/release or mg)==Class 4: type of ammorodsconnectorscapped rodsrubberbandsother (please state)Class 5: range aspirationlongshortmediumWhen voting, consider the following;i have done a semi auto assault rifle, a sniper rifle, and a semi auto chain driven.this is number 4 for me, the one before the legendary storm 224, so make it good.this is real guys, so make it possibleHappy voting!EDIT: The storm 223 is nearly finished, and i have posted up some pictures below!

Posted by The Jamalam 10 years ago


Battery over ride for electric start on Propane Furnace

I would like to create a battery override for the starter on my propane furnace. We've lost power a few times during some of the major storms. If I could backup the electric starter on the furnace with a battery backup, I could still have heat during any loss of power.

Posted by mmontana 4 years ago


Vintage Projects

I found this cool project website today that has everything from a Uranium detector to a bicycle powered boat. I'm brewing a storm of ideas after seeing these projects.Vintage Projects

Posted by robbtoberfest 9 years ago


What brings big waves to lake michigan?

Well I'm going to lake Michigan in 3 weeks and their are sometimes huge waves that are 6-7 feet. What brings them in, storms? wind?

Posted by thejrb 10 years ago


Giant Knit Animals Storm CHA

Our friends at Lion Brand Yarns recently suffered a collective wave of gigantism when they set about designing this Winter's offering for the Craft and Hobby Association.  What may have started as a collection of delicately detailed stuffed animals has grown to monstrous proportions.  (Monstrously adorable that is!) Scroll through their flickr stream so you can get a fair idea of the full scale of these creatures.  And if that's not enough, come see them in person at this year's Maker Faire! While you're checking out these amazing creations, get your inspiration on for our upcoming Critters Contest with Lion Brand.   Ladies and gentlemen, start your needles!

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


!!! RAGE LEVEL OVERLOAD !!!!

Ok 1st - this is like the best contest instructabes has ever done.. 2nd - ...only...people...from...usa...can...friggin...win... 3rd - refer to topic title.... Anyone from UK want to storm America with bear cavalry?

Posted by =SMART= 10 years ago


Zamboni

The other day I was driving along the side of a lake after a snow storm and saw two kids shoveling off a skating area. The ideas for a home-brew zamboni were tested and retested. My final design would be an adult tricycle toeing a piece of sheet metal on the ice with a camp fire on top.

Posted by noraajagger 9 years ago


Death of the small portable TV?

I realized last night when the power went out during a  bad storm, that the move to digital TV has elimintaed my ability to watch the incoming weather on my portable TV.  I felt blind!  Is there a way to get receprtion on that small TV anymore? 

Posted by Ladywyngs 8 years ago


Ahhh, the sun is rising!

I'm in New York, writing up my research log book because it's due tomorrow... The sun's beginning to rise after that terrible storm we've had today, it's looking quite nice other than the occasional hard wind. Anyone else on the east coast?

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago


Knex Rifles

I am looking for great ideas on knex rifles. Barrels, triggers, mags, you name it.You will all get proper credit if I use your designs on Instructables. Please build. Look at The Jamalms Storm 223 rifle

Posted by Koolman2009 9 years ago


Blizzmageddon!!

How is everyone who lives in the path of the snow storm doing?  I hope everyone's okay.  We're in Oklahoma and the worst is over.  We've been having jammies/movie marathons laughing ourselves silly.  I think tomorrow might be warm enough for some snowman building.   Make soup, stay warm, be safe!

Posted by zurichko 7 years ago


Your Ideal K'Nex war weapon set?

What would your ideal knex war set be? For: a)1 weapon b)2 weapons c)3 weapons d)4 weapons e)5 weapons f)6 weapons g)7 weapons h)8 weapons It should be shown as below, say you have a 4 weapon war, you would have the weapons from a-d. So, sort of a ranking system of what guns you would use. Mine would be: a)BR18 b)Storm 220 V2 c)Storm 221 V2 d)Jamassault pistol e)TJSG Shotgun (Slideshow soon) f)TJMT - My secret project ;) g)Zak's Assault rifle h)Knexsayer Thanks, hope you join in!

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago


Assault rifle contest!

The assault rifle competition winner will get a 5 star rating on any 5 instructables/forum topics/groups. (in that order, can mix). the 3 runners up will recieve a 5 star rating to an instructable of their choice.There will be categories, and everyone can vote for one gun in each category. i am only accepting assault rifles - must have a working mag, be the size of a rifle and fire.A voter may only vote up to two of their guns into any of the categories, and must vote something for every category. You may only vote onceCategoriesBest looking assault rifle1.Banana inventors 10 shot auto loading rifle2.-3.-Most innovative assault rifle1.Storm 2232.-3.-Most powerful assault rifle1.Storm 2232.-3.-Most reliable assault rifle1.The Burrito Master's Scar 11.012.-3.-Highest power:pieces ratio (ie. the more power per piece = better)1.Crestind's AST rifle2.-3.-Best overall assault rifle(cannot enter in this category, the guns with the top 3 ammounts of votes in any category will earn a place here)1.Storm 2232.Banana inventors 10 shot auto loading rifle/Crestind's AST rifle/Burrito's Scar 11.013.

Posted by The Jamalam 10 years ago


Irene....she has arrived !

Irene is now raining on our parade..... Short clip.... UPDATE:   Will the damage here and else where continue long after the storms have left us? Further UPDATE: http://www.wgal.com/slideshow/weather/29118681/detail.html also see added pictures, this is what Lee is doing to us....

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago


Best protection for computer... LIGHTNING

I've heard of computers fried in electrical storms, even with a surge protector. 1) Is there a better way to protect it, short of unplugging? a friend mentioned connecting it thru a bus, and letting the bus act as a fuse. I'm not sure what he was really getting at. 2) What are the odds? 3) experiences + anecdotes?

Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago


making eyeglass frames

Hello, im in the process of making myself a pare of eyeglass frames. im stuck at figuring out how to get the groove into the inside of the frames for the lenses to fit in because the lenses are curved. and the frames are rectangular in shape. anyone have any experience in making glasses? can someone give me a tip? much appreciated. :-D

Posted by adamtj 10 years ago


Show me your best lightning strike photos

G'Day, We have just had quite a large storm roll through and I thought I would send you the best still out of the footage I captured. Attached is a photo of a lightning strike that hit a tree less than 100 meters away from me!

Posted by JM1999 3 years ago


Crazy things you've done?

One of the crazy things I did was take nails out of the door hinges to a shed with my friend. Not too long ago the door fell down.... One of the not so smart things I have done is when we had a storm this winter I went bike riding. We probably shouldn't have done that but oh well...

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago


(Help) Looking for some ideas related to electronics or telecommunication

Hi guys. I am looking for some great ideas related to telecommunication or electronics or Information Technology     field, that may target segment of markets, customers or solve problems or them all :) I have brain stormed my mind for about 1 week but still not getting a good idea. Hope someone could help. Thanks.

Posted by ims geek 8 years ago


Brain Storming: What can I do with this tract ?

I have, available to me, tracts of plastic that resemble lighting tracks that hold those lights you can move from area to area, hung from the ceiling. Their are, however; made of a fairly thin plastic, with a recycle 6 on them (our locals do not take #6's). They are a little flexible, but not overly so. They have a notch/tab at each end, faced in the same direction (allowing what is on the tract, to come off one end but not the other). Another description of them might be that they look similar to those metal tracks used to hold sockets in a row (for those that have seen them), only made from translucent plastic. I now have Pictures posted below,. What can these be used for? They throw away about 6-20 of them A DAY. The tracts once held little packets of tea or coffee pouches that have a plastic T top in them (like the packets pictured)

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Percipitants used for Gold recovery from Auqa Regia

I tried to use the Storm method of gold recovery, but found I didn't have enough precipitant. There isn't enough to warrant spending money (his prices) for more. Any ideas on what I can use to recover the gold from solution in a quart size jar? It's been sitting here for about 3 months, and I want it a done deal. Thanks in advance.

Posted by littleangels 9 years ago


Partial solution to trash in water? Maybe.

 Hey everyone, I had a couple of ideas for getting trash out of our storm drains/oceans/streams/rivers, the first one, this one has a couple of flaws: This is a very basic idea to skimming trash off the surface of water, a net. Preferably one with small holes to limit the amount of trash flowing out of it with the water. BUT, fatal flaw: It can also catch wildlife in it, and I'm still trying to figure out how to work around this. Any suggestions? Second, a filter of sorts for storm drains/streams: Imagine a metal mesh wedge, kind of like a snowplow wedge, that would go in front of drains and such (I'm thinking more for the type of streams and drains that have those big tunnels going under roads and sidewalks and emerge on the other side). The wedge could allow water to flow through, but direct trash off to the sides to collection tanks. I'll try to illustrate it below.                       - - - - - - - - <0 (the lines would be the stream, then the wedge, then the drain/tunnel opening. I couldn't do the tanks...) I'm eager for any suggestions/tips, improvements, and thoughts on these!

Posted by Zem 8 years ago


Solar Generators - for emergencies and more

I've started an IndiGoGo campaign - 'Solar for Sandy' - to provide emergency solar generators to those devastated by Super Storm Sandy. I've started it because our Congress is useless.  It really, really, really bugged the hell out of me the way our Congress both disregarded and greatly delayed relief to the families suffering from Super Storm Sandy.  They made a bad situation much much more worse. So - unlike Congress - I decided to do something about it.  First, deliver mutual aid to New Jersey families with portable solar generators.  And the next time a climate disaster strikes we won't have to wait on Congress to do the right thing.  We'll route around their inaction and just get it done. I'm asking the Green Community on Instructables to join me.  Become a funder or spread the word widely so we can make this happen and provide relief.  One of the perks is a complete building manual for our iPower Station solar generator. Thanks for hearing me out - and providing a helping hand. Solar for Sandy  Excerpt from 'Build Your Own Solar Generator'

Posted by Jonlo 5 years ago


Alternate use for old cell phones and smartphones

I have a box full of unused cell phones and smartphones. Some were the higher end ones of their time such as Blackberry Storm and HTC Touch. I would like to find ways to repurpose these as they are still good and have wifi and bluetooth capabilities. I was thinking maybe security cameras or robots that can be accessed via the internet to monitor my home and pets while away. Any ideas or links would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Marcaine Art 6 years ago


Transit of Venus

This evening was the last chance to see a transit of Venus in our lifetimes.  The next one won't be for another 100 years. It was 100 degrees (~37 celcius) and we had storm clouds, but the clouds parted and I saw it!!!!  The hastily thrown together viewers worked and we knew it was Venus instead of dirt on the lens because the little black dot moved.  I took pictures of my set-up, but the macro feature on the camera was malfunctioning so no pictures of venus crossing the sun disc. Anyone else get to see it? 

Posted by CatTrampoline 6 years ago


Creating a Twitter Controlled building for a Twitter office: What are the possibilities?

I'm thinking that trending topics can influence the building live; ie the wall morphs into the shape of #obama if he is trending, or the roof changes shape to reflect areas of the office making an image of #newsinternational etc.  You get the idea.  I'm trying to brain storm to work out what, in the building can move in accordance with live tweets.  It could be the roof opens when @BBCweather tag #sunny over london.  Honestly any ideas, concepts or technologies that I will need to know about would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, Tom

Posted by tomgreenfield_17 5 years ago


It's 4:30 PM, there's a tropical storm stalled overhead, I've got three baby animals bleeding on my robot shirt and it's 20 miles to the wildlife rehabilitator...Hit it...

I kept hearing KEY...KEY...KEY... So I ventured out thinking it was some bird, I'm looking all over and keep hearing it. Search all over the yard, check the garage (it's trapped a bird before), nothing. But I keep hearing it, maybe it's coming from across the street? Man there's a lot of crap in the street, and it's moving, OH CRAP!! There's a squirrel dray in the street all torn up and three bloody, wet babies in the road. So I scoop them up into my robot shirt, where they promptly pee, not the worst thing I've had on me. ;-) I rush into the house and call my vet, since he used to rehab flying squirrels, and get the # for the "local" rehab place. It's in Bithlo, twenty miles away, that won't mean anything to you if you don't live in Fl. but it's the West Virginia of Fl, the nightmare before Christmas, and Baghdad all rolled into one. Let's cut this short, I got them there, the guy says they're in better shape than they looked, I gave them a donation for their care, and now I'm back home, realizing I'm nicer than I am reasonable, and that's okay with me...

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago


I am desperately searching for a DURAMAX XP 10 000 E GENERATOR, Carburator

Our Generator Broke down in the middle of the 4 day THANKSGIVING SNOW STORM of the north east. Our Repairman helped us get it going, but stated, he was unable to find a Garburator. I believe he called all his professional contacts. I wanted to try to see if any of the tinkerers  , and geniuses, had any ideas whom to ask, and would be so kind to share this information with me? Thank you so much in advance for your kindness SparkySolar/Rima

Posted by SparkySolar 3 years ago


I'm Back

Well, after a long absence I am finally back! It had to do with school and doing a VERY big project. Okay, so it was homework, oh well. The point is that I'm back to Instructables. Now, I'm terribly sorry to say to Katarukito that your Dragunuv took up too many pieces. I made up to the stock and realized I couldn't finish it. Seriously, it was a big let-down that I couldn't make it. Well, now that I am done with that, don't let me do anything. I need to finish the Storm 220. Wait, does that mean I have to get off my lazy butt?

Posted by Ratchet and Clank 9 years ago


Ideas for live sound effects mixer-player?

Hi, I'm trying to build a remote device whereby I can play multiple recorded sounds over my stereo speaker system, sometimes simultaneously. Imagine as a Halloween project, for example, I would want the sound of a wind storm going continuously, and then occasionally hit a button or slider with another sound, like wolves howling, footsteps, a creaky gate, etc. Ideally I could play as many sounds as I wanted at a time on discrete channels, and each would be mixable... all that in as small a mechanism as possible. Any thoughts/ideas/referrals?  Does this sound like a job for an arduino? Thanks for reading!

Posted by kennan 7 years ago