any americans

Hy i want to know what america is like so can any one give me a heads up

Topic by rhysc7 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


American Inventor

Did you watch last night? I agreed with the judges on the final three. 6-in-1 bra - I don't wear clothes that would require something like that. I liked her and I liked her product. Guardian Angel Tree Extinguisher - I liked him and I liked his product. I'm allergic to real trees, so I have no use for it either. It could save lives. People who need it are probably to stupid to buy it and use it. Design and Build your own cars and planes - How much and where? I like this guy. Love his product. Not just for kids.

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


Buying American Quarters

hey guys, i'm from Australia and am currently in the market for regular old American quarters to make rings and lockets and such.. seems currency exchange does not hold coins and ebay only sell prestigious ones so i am willing to pay direct exchange plus shipping for your shrapnel. kholdsworth27 at gmail dot com and thank you.

Topic by kholdsworth27 8 years ago


American Maker Tomorrow

Just a reminder to go check out the [American Maker Event] in Chicago tomorrow. It promises to be a lot of fun and it has been announced that it will be hosted by the venerable Mister Jalopy. Also, be sure to say hi to Bilal! who will be silk screening pancakes, showing off his homemade laser cutter and handing out some Instructables robot stickers.(check back here for event pictures)

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


American Woman Tone? Answered

 I've got a Fat Strat, a Tele, a Vox VT30 and a Boss SD-1, what should I do?

Question by adamgillies 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


the american form of government

This a pretty informitive video

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


Best American Idol Winner

Who's your favorite american idol winner? My pick is Jordin Sparks! You guys?

Topic by frankrizal 7 years ago


American Indians Action Figure

Ever see something so awesomely bad that you just had to own it? Earlier today, whilst browsing the isles of the local 99 cents store I came across an American Indians Action Figure set. I saw that there were a few normal (I use the term loosely) looking figures, but there was also this gem. For some reason the white guy of the set was depicted as some space age looking dude wielding a huge silver gun. I bought him, and one of the others (for strangeness comparison). I wonder who would win in a fight between the two.

Topic by Tetranitrate 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Calling all American Makers

American Maker is an event sponsored by Make and Craft to showcase the work of people just likke you! It is scheduled to take place at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago on September 20th, 2008. The deadline to sign up is September 13th, so it is still not too late to sign up to present (but time is running out). Each Maker that signs up will get a chance to present in front of an audience and panel of judges. The Maker choosen at the end of the day to be best will win $500. Even if you have nothing currently to present, you should go an watch, because this sounds like it will be great fun. (full flier details below)

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


Any americans coming to the UK.

You better visit this website beforehand.Joe

Topic by Joe Martin 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Americans bomb Kiteman: miss by sixty years.

A Royal Navy bomb disposal unit has been called to an unexploded bomb discovered on a Suffolk beach.Experts in the unit think the bomb was dropped by a US aircraft in World War II, while returning to an airbase.Houses and schools within half a mile of the site at Felixstowe harbour have been evacuated while the unit works on the device.As I type, a bomb-disposal expert has been on the TV to say it may be a 500-pounder.BBC storyLocal pressEDIT: It's a German bomb, not American. You can tell your lawyers to relax.

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


Football question(American)? Answered

Is a football still live if it bounces off the ground......my freinds say it is but my coach told me that as soon as the ball touches ground its a dead play also do you guys have any tips for a "rookie" cornerback thxs in advance

Question by DELETED_JAZ97 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Whats better Family Guy or American Dad ?

Whats better Family Guy or American Dad ?

Question by cheesemaker101 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Are American music artists popular in the UK? Answered

I'm aware that there is a somewhat large population of users from the UK, and I was wondering, Are music artists from the United States popular across the pond?  I'm not very familiar with artists from across the pond, is it the same the other way around?  I understand that many people do not like the popular music genres and probably wont know them by choice and not circumstance.

Question by Fizzxwizz 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Andy's American Odyssey - We're Here!

Myself, my wife and our two boys (will be 13 and 15) are planning a 3 week trip to the USA next August. We'll be staying with relatives in Lexington Park (Maryland) for a week, but would like to travel around a bit to (probably) 2 other areas to get a 'feel' for the country. We're more into the natural wonders than the Disney / Celebrity thing and would like a mix of city and country. Budget will be adequate but sensible and I'm quite happy with hiring cars and driving, although we don't want a road-trip type holiday. In short, where should we visit to get a 'Flavorsic of the U S of A'? Patches for my favourite suggestions.

Topic by AndyGadget 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Are Americans Losing Touch with DIY Skills?

Click for Full Story*Link Fixed*Science-fiction author Robert A. Heinlein once wrote: "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."...Are hands-on skills — building things, fixing things, operating machines and so on — really in decline?...Does this matter? And if people are becoming less mechanically handy, is that so bad? I think so — and not just because specialization is for insects.We don't all have to be MacGyver, but from time to time all of us will face problems that can't be addressed with a laptop and a cellphone. In a genuine emergency, having some basic manual skills could be the difference between surviving comfortably and being totally helpless.That is a very interesting article. What do you think about it?

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


Power the American nation with waste food!

A new study shows that the energy used to produce the food wasted by Americans is greater than the energy stored in the oil and gas reserves around US shores. The situation is probably worse than the study suggests, since the only data available on wasted food was from 1995, when 27% of all food was wasted.  Since then, food prices have fallen, and waste has probably increased. Michael Webber and Amanda Cuellar at the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Texas at Austin calculate that this is the equivalent of about 2150 trillion kilojoules lost each year. That's more than could be gained from many popular strategies to improve energy efficiency. It is also more than projections for how much energy the US could produce by making ethanol biofuel from grains. Obviously, Americans (and every other similarly-wasteful society - we're just as guilty in the UK) should be doing their level best to reduce their wasted food, but it also strikes me; there is gold in them thar bins. Rather than persuade hundreds of millions of lazy "Westerners" to change their ways, why not exploit them?  Why not make money off them (or at least, save your own energy costs)? We already have a bus driving around for free, and a car running on garbage.  Can you come up with a house-hold scale scheme? Could you cut your energy bills to zero, just by collecting other people's garbage for them? Could you set yourself up as a supplier of motor fuels (gasoline or diesel replacements?  methane?) Come on, iblers, do your thing! New Scientist article Oil data The study itself. (I have attached a PDF of the study, if you're interested.

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


Please tell me what this is

I found these at Goodwill and I'm curious what they are?

Topic by kibrokay11 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can I use an american PS3 in England. will it play the games?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Branson, MO's Great American Pie Show

Do you make a great pie? Branson, Missouri, is hosting a big, new pie recipe contest. The Great American Pie Show will be held April 24-25, 2009 in conjunction with two Taste of Home Cooking Schools scheduled in Branson on those days! Your favorite pie recipe could win you one of several prizes, including a first prize of $2,500 cash, plus a trip for two to Branson for a fun vacation. Great American Pie Show finalists will be invited to come to Branson on April 24 and 25, when their pies will be judged. Winners will be announced at Taste of Home Cooking Schools. To add more fun and excitement, Al Roker of NBC’s Today show will be a celebrity judge for the Pie Show! You can enter in any of four pie categories—Fruit, Nuts, Refrigerator/freezer and Pudding/cream/custard. The link below will take you to details, rules and the easy entry form. Good luck! Great American Pie Show www.explorebranson.com

Topic by bransoncvb 10 years ago


American Corporations Own UK Nuclear Deterrant

The (British) government has sold its last remaining shares in the Aldermaston Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire to an American company.The fee paid by California-based Jacobs Engineering has not been disclosed.The sale of British Nuclear Fuels' stake means Jacobs has control of one third of Aldermaston's operating company, AWE Management.The other two thirds were already in private hands. They are split equally between American defence giant Lockheed Martin and the British plc Serco.Aldermaston is responsible for the production of warheads for the Trident nuclear deterrent programme and its planned replacement. Some opposition politicians claim that US control of UK weapon production breaks the "no technology sharing" conditions of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.BBC story

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


How to Behave as an American Soldier in Iraq -- in 1943

Here's an interesting pamphlet authored by the US Government for soldiers going to Iraq during the Second World War. You have been ordered to Iraq (i- RAHK) as part of the world-wide offensive to beat Hitler.You will enter Iraq both as a soldier and as an individual. That is our strength--if we are smart enough to use it. It can be our weakness if we aren't. As a soldier your duties are laid out for you. As an individual, it is what you do on your own that counts--and it may count for a lot more than you think.American success or failure in Iraq may well depend on whether the Iraqis (as the people are called) like American soldiers or not. It may not be quite that simple. But then again it could.Anyone have a copy of the current pamphlet? It would be fascinating to compare them.Thanks Dr_David for the original link here.

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


American light fittings, working in a UK house

Im fitting 2 external light fittings purchased in the US in a UK house. The fitting have an inbuilt PIR sensor.  Most fittings of this type here are designed to be wired straight into mains voltage but given this has a built in PIR sensor could that cause problems on the fitting working in the UK? US mains voltage is 110-120v @60Hz UK is 240v @ 50Hz Im trying to find the best option to ensure they work so would 2 such fittings still work on UK current if wired in series with a 150w DC output transformer when they run 2 60w bulbs or Is there some other solution I am not thinking of ?

Question by Bob909 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Hey, Americans; Want to help Tesla cars?

I just found that a lot of US states don't let Tesla sell their cars directly to the public. This keeps the price of electric cars artificially high. In turn, this gives an unfair commercial advantage to gasoline car dealers, and creates a false argument against electric cars ("they're expensive"). To fix this, there's a petition that US citizens can sign and force a response from the White House. If you care about this issue from any front - fair trade, keeping government out of your lives, cutting downnon climate change,  personal freedom - then you can sign the petition at the link below, and share it with as many of your friends as you can.  https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-tesla-motors-sell-directly-consumers-all-50-states

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


Can anyone help me identify this bayonet? I dont think it is older than 30 years? Help please.

Any info as in orgins, age , style would be great. My curiosity is peaked and would love some help.

Question by DajhiaP 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Why do Americans still use the "imperial" system versus the metric system? Answered

I am wondering this because (and this is coming from an American) it just seems so inefficient compared to the metric system. Is it something political? Or is it just abstinence?

Question by www139 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Nintendo DSi backups?

If I get a Nintendo DSi that was made for Americans (NTSC) would I be able to play PAL backups on my R4i?

Question by the_burrito_master 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Mythbusters! New never before seen clips! (Banned from Discovery)

Hi,Here are a few clips most of you have probably never seen before. They are banned from discovery and never actually aired on tv. They aren't even on the mythbusters site. So here for your enjoyment 2 never before seen Myths. Missing flatus experiments (Lighting Farts, Do pretty Girls Fart :) Just a quick note. There are two versions of mythbusters. One with a British announcer and one with a stupid American announcer> I hate the American announcer. He sounds so stupid. In general British people sound smarter than Americans in my opinion. I think that Americans think British sound smarter because Americans are only exposed to the only the smarter smaller percentage of the British. Why do you think British people sound smarter than Americans and what do you think of this great hidden clips.Thanks

Topic by joejoerowley 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


'grits'?

How to make what American's call 'grits'?

Question by frankboase 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Congratulations on SciAm Article

Since no one here has done so yet, I thought I'd post congratulations to the members of the Open Prosthetics Project for their article in the October 2008 Scientific American.

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


Science Channel's All-American Makers is Casting Inventors!

Calling all American Inventors!! Science Channel’s All-American Makers is looking for inventors that are looking to take their product to the next level. Are you a Maker at heart? Do you think you have an invention that is worth serious money? Then why not submit your product here to see if your invention can stand up to the test? Requirements: -Must have a working invention that can be tested by our experts -Must have at least one prototype available. If interested, please contact 212-993-8528 or ggatdula@brayentertainment.com.

Topic by Christopher Bray 3 years ago


Why do Americans hold their torches in an overhand way ? Answered

Is there a particular reason why Americans, (especially police officers, in films at least), hold their torches in an overhand position? It seems quite uncomfortable; I have never seen anyone in the UK hold a torch like that, we seem to align our thumbs along the top with the torch held out in front of us.. Anyway this observation is only based on films that I have watched so it might not actually be the case; but I can't help thinking about it when it happens during a film. Help me to let it go...

Question by FriendOfHumanity 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Bray Entertainment New Show AMERICAN MAKERS CASTING

Hey Instructables! My name is Michael Kelly and I'm one of two casting associates at Bray Entertainment. I am casting a Television Show about Inventors and their amazing creations for Bray Entertainment--the Co-Creators of 'Pawn Stars'. The show "American Makers" is already sold to a major Network and the wheels of production are quickly turning. We love what you all do and if you think you have an invention that is revolutionary enough to be on our show, give me a call asap at (212) 993-8528. We are looking for anything and everything and anyone and everyone. Michael Kelly Bray Entertainment 80 River Street Hoboken, NJ 07030

Topic by Michael Kelly 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Instrutions on how to brew and make a good american beer?

Please email me at michaeltruman83@yahoo.com if any kows where any info is at

Question by michaeltruman83 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Americans avert energy crisis by dieting, study reveals...

Scientists at Cornell University, led by David Pimintel, have performed a meta-study and found that the easiest way for Americans to reduce, and even totally avoid, the looming energy crisis is to go on a diet.The average American consumes about 3747 kcal per day compared to the 2000 to 2500 kcal per day recommended by the US Food and Drug Administration. (This does not include junk food!)Producing those daily calories uses the equivalent to 2000 litres of oil per person each year. That accounts for about 19% of US total energy use.Pimentel estimated 6 kilograms of plant protein are needed to produce 1 kg of high quality animal protein. He calculates that if Americans maintained their 3747 kcals per day, but switched to a vegetarian diet, the fossil fuel energy required to generate that diet would be cut by one third.Pimentel calculates that the equivalent of 2100 kcal go into producing a can of diet soda which contains a maximum of 1 kcal. About 1600 kcal go into producing the aluminium can alone.Other suggested changes to the food production process range from replacing incandescent bulbs with energy-saving fluorescent ones, to using fewer machines, pesticides and fertilisers, and more human power on farms.Reducing the distance that food is transported could also cut energy costs: food travels 2400 km on average to its consumer in the US. This requires 1.4 times the energy actually contained in the food. Producing food locally would cut the energy expended transporting it by half.Implementing all the suggested changes would cut the US food industry's energy bill in half.New Scientist articleNew Scientist Environment Section, special report of energy and fuels

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


Who here goes to or has gone to CTY?

Do any instructables members go or have gone to CTY? If so, what site? list of things that go on... American Pie Frisbees confiscated 7 hours a day in class during the summer illegal sleepovers lanyard swinging cross-dress day

Topic by starwing123 9 years ago


america

America is cool post anything American here!

Topic by cj81499 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


'sticks of butter'what are these? i.e. how much does a stick weigh?

I am wanting to make some cookies (American recipe) and it calls for 'two sticks of butter' - I need to know what this equates to in grams (or ounces I guess for Americans). cheers Lesley from NZ

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


1966 Mustang exhaust help

  I am restoring a 1966 mustang coupe and i was wandering what kind of exhaust i should use. i was thinking about using the 50 Series Delta Flow American thunder. i want it to be aggressive but i do not want it to drone at highway speeds. any suggestions.

Question by kyrisroy 8 years ago


Foreign?

When you say  "a language other than English", does that include American? ;-)

Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


UK hacked car takes speed record off Americans.

Just over a year ago, the BBC had a coffee-powered car built, along the lines of this popular instructable. Now, that same car has been used to set a new speed record for a gasification-powered car, previously set at 47mph by Beaver Energy, using a car run on gasified wood-chips. With his car running coffee grounds, engineer Martin Bacon and his team from County Durham. pushed the record up to 65mph, an official Guinness Record, although it falls short of the team's goal of 80mph. The BBC article is here, but if you're outside the UK, and can't watch the video, the same video is below, but lacks the voices.

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


Craft in America: A Journey to the Artists, Origins, and Techniques of American Craft

Craft in America explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on our nation’s rich cultural heritage. Capturing the beauty, creativity and originality of craftsmanship, the film highlights artists and explores the inter-relationship of what they do, how they do it and why they have chosen a life of creating art. Watch the series. Visit the website. Great series.  Moving stories.  A reminder for why crafts are important.

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


Wondering if it would be a violation of copyright to use the American Girl mailer to make an Instructable? Answered

I have an idea for an Instructable that would utilize the advertising mailers from the American Girl company.  I have read the definitions and the analysis, but thought I would ask here for more information.  This idea does not involve damaging the dolls or defacing the pictures.  It is a positive craft idea for young girls.  Thanks in advance for any advice.

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


Why does the American population not know how to speak in a way that others can understand? Answered

Maybe I'm just a jerk but I find it incredibly annoying when people (especially on the internet) cannot speak (write). It's like a wad of words that someone just hucked at the wall and don't make any sense at all. Educate yourselves people! You sound like morons. Why don't they see this?

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


Who else think its stupid that the big four of thrash metal didnt come to america first?

I just think its kind of stupid that they are 4 AMERICAN bands, and they go to europe first!!!! I just hope that they are in america by, say, summer of 2011? Just wanna know who else is crossing their fingers for an american tour.

Topic by Slaytanic35 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


One Hundred Things We Didn't Know Last Year

Baseball is English.A Victorian doctor was struck off for describing nicotine as "foul poison".Americans are not allowed to sell proper haggis.1% of Americans are in prison.Toasters are illegal in Cuba.... and 95 other peculiar facts culled from the news over the last 12 months.What have you learned in the last year?

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


Simple, yet annoying mistake made by game developers

I have found a simple yet annoying mistake that game developers seem to love to make. Before I go on, lets get this straight: Parkour is a method of movement focused on moving around obstacles with speed and efficiency. Originally developed in France, the main purpose of the discipline is to teach participants how to move through their environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing and jumping Free running or freerunning is a form of urban acrobatics in which participants, known as free runners, use the city and rural landscape to perform movements through its structures. It incorporates efficient movements from parkour, and adds aesthetic vaults and other acrobatics, such as tricking and street stunts, creating an athletic and aesthetically pleasing way of moving Okay, so the main difference is that free running is pretty much parkour, except it involves flipping, tricking, and is just all around more free; hence FREE running.  But here's the thing I made this forum topic about. In the  Assassin's Creed series, you climb up buildings, jump from one to another, and that's pretty much it. Scaling, jumping, rolling, and that's all there is to it. Yet they call it free running. You don't flip or trick or anything, therefore isn't it parkour and not free running? Another game where this mistake is made is in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland--but there's one difference. In THAW, you do front flips, back flips, wall flips, you climb buildings, scale buildings, etc. So it should be called free running, right? Well tell that to the guys over at  Neversoft, because they call it parkour. Why? What is it about these developers that make them blindly call something one thing, when it's actually another? Do they even think of looking at sources? Have YOU seen this mistake in OTHER video games? Tell me your opinions on this!

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



LEDs

Where can i get LEDs?!?!?!?!?! i see all these awsome projects but i cant find LEDs. please recomend a american store or send me a link. thx!!!!!!!!!!

Topic by laxfreak 12 years ago


How do you make your own shag carpet?

More importanly, why did the 70's kick ass? Tips on technique, styles, and materials? I have about 3-4 skiens of camoflauge yarn, I dont know if that will help?

Question by PKTraceur 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago