Noggin!

Have any of you watched Noggin? It's the channel with all the little kid shows. My favorites are: -Oobi -Wonder Pets -Oswald -Maggie and the Ferocious Beast -Franklin -Little Bear Thats "about it" I really like moose e moose and zee too.

Posted by CLASSIFIEDINFORMATION 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Well, I thought it was amusing...

I was checking my email, and noticed this. I'm sure Goodhart will appreciate the humour...?

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


How to make the Silen Hill amusement park mascot?(Robbie) Answered

READ Have you ever heard of Robbie the Rabbit from Silent Hill? I want to make his costume! It may or may not take alot of time and since I won't be pressured by trying to get it done before Halloween I can take my time and do a great instructable. Here's a little idea of what he looks like, he's a pink bunny with big oval eyes and a sort of half-smile with a lot of  blood smeared all over his face, he wears bloodied blue overalls and seems to have smaller feet than an average cartoon mascot. Here's a pic: https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FAW/FH2I/G145JI1B/FAWFH2IG145JI1B.SMALL.jpg So any suggestions on how to make this mascot costume?

Asked by Drakeler 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Crazy contraption for your amusment

Thought  you might like Crazy contraption, music box thing , I got a giggle out of it http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/03/this-ludicrous-new-instrument-makes-music-with-2000-marbles/

Posted by liquidhandwash 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Toilet-humour competition

Simple: download the blank image, upload with an amusing caption. The theme is "Famous people on the toilet", so the criteria are: someone we've heard of, and something amusing. Examples attached. Thanks to everyone who has contributed, this has gone very well so far. L

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



138 Years of Quirky Inventions

Amusing. www.popsci.com/gadgets/gallery/2010-05/archive-gallery-138-years-great-inventions

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


what is this? identify my tool!? Answered

I had this for years, anybody got a clue what it is? most amusing answer gets a patch:-)

Asked by crazyg 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 months ago


What are some really funny jokes?

I want to amuse my friends with funny jokes, do u hav any good ones?

Asked by anna rox 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Alie and Georgia Present: The McNuggetini

It's quite amusing. A cocktail made from: Vodka A milkshake BBQ sauce A McNugget Also Bloody-bacon and cheese

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can someone explain what is the amusing thing about curling? any canadians want to answer that? Answered

This is how the announcer goes: " Wow what an amazing play! did you see the way he PUSHED that ROCK across that ICE! by the way that is the new X-10 Super-Sweep from Exacta-Broom with a carbon-fiber handle to the kevlar re-enforced rubberized P-240 Brissels!" (second reporter) "Amazing! he actually HIT the othor ROCK with the fist one!"

Asked by Zaphod Beeblebrox 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to Tell if a Webpage Sucks

Somewhat amusing: How to Tell if a Webpage Sucks.And yeah, we try not to suck. If we accidentally do you should tell us. :-)

Posted by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Does any one know of sugar candy 3D printing ? Answered

It would amuse me to experiment making candy shells for filing.

Asked by iceng 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Not Anagrams

We're all familiar with anagrams?Rearranging the letters of a word phrase, or name to produce a new phrase, using all the original letters and only once each.For example* "Ripley's Believe it or Not" - "Lively enterprise. Boo it"Or anagrams of a former US PresidentHowever, more fun are not-anagramsFor example*Tony Blair - Lying hairdresser.Richard Branson - Lucifer chinned racketeer.Peter Stringfellow - Tangerine child catcher.Do you know of any amusing "not-anagrams"?Not-anagrams should sound like anagrams, they're not clever or amusing if they don't(Original idea from Viz comic / magazine, years ago)

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Lookee-likee

I was amusing myself watching Filth Ritch and Catflap (1986), when I got a strange feeling of deja-vu.... Same hair-dresser? Look and decide (Rick Mayall in the blue shirt, Eric Wilhelm in the black)

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Christmas stories

Merry christmas everybody! In the meantime, lets share some amusing christmas stories that you have had! anything from annoying relatives to dad having to use a chainsaw because he couldn't find the meat cleaver is fine!

Posted by The Jamalam 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


hi looking for info on custom buit coasters for sale\list of all knex rides

Hi all i am new to the bored so sorry if this is the wrong place to post this. i have 2 question first off any one know of any one who builds custom knex amusement rides any times from coasters,ferris wheels, any thing they come out with,if some one has there own design that fine. all so looking for a list of evry amusement park set\ride set knex evry came out with. if any one has info or does build custom sets. please contact me thank you david

Posted by toypark 10 years ago


Pedal-powered airship gets half way...

A French amateur pilot's attempt to be the first to cross the channel on a pedal-propelled airship has failed.Stephane Rousson, 39, from Nice, took off from Hythe on the Kent coast at about 0800 BST and was half-way to the French coast by 1300 BST.But he was hampered by a change in the wind direction and called off the trip 11 miles from Wissant in France.Mr Rousson said: "I'm not disappointed. I feel happy because it had nothing to do with any technical failure."During the challenge, Mr Rousson was suspended underneath the balloon envelope in a carbon fibre gondola, powering the two propellers with his feet using a bicycle-like contraption. The most amusing thing about the whole trip is the safety system:Just in case Rousson found himself flying irretrievably high, he hung an open penknife from the gondola framework, with the intention of popping the balloon and heading for a splashdown.Sorry, that's the second most amusing thing. The most amusing thing is the pilot's childhood inspiration - ET.BBC article

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


In need of something amusing, and interesting to do. Can you help me? Answered

I have a disease *shudders* called SBS or Severe Boredom Syndrome. Yeah, yeah, I just made that up, but it's pretty miserable. So, I finish all of my schoolwork, and I hop on the computer. Then I waste my day, doing nothing, and feel depressed. So, with this, I ask you to help me find something to do, something that is fun, interesting, cool, and has nothing to do with the computer. Something that is easy, entertaining, and fun that I can do at home is perfect. Thank you so much! KK

Asked by KottonKandy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


is it possible to connect an LED to my telephone wiring without cutting or putting out the dial tone?

I decided to tap LED's on the telephone wires,well to my amusement it did light up,but the thing is,as i was trying to connect to the DSL ,it wasn't working.I lifted the landline phone and there's no dial tone.

Asked by cons11 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Perfectly Plaid Serving Platter

Four frisky snowmen all decked out for fun are a merry middle on this pleasing plate, sized to hold tons of treats. An amusing way to add holiday magic to everything you eat! Porcelain.[url=http://www.giftforusa.com/product.asp?dept_id=1601&pfid;=37715]Click here[/url]

Posted by MARKE20 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How would one go about designing a dark ride cart and track?

Just curious how would you build your own darkride cart and track? with an emergency stop. maybe arduino?

Asked by undftdking 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Anyone play Runescape? =3

Pretty much what the title said. Please don't tell me how its a bad game, that its just for kids, etc. If you dont have anything good to say, then dont say it. Anyways, if you play it and wanna join me and train skills and stuff inbox me on here :-) -Hiyadudez. Also, here is a picture for just pure amusement:

Posted by Hiyadudez 6 years ago


Instructables mentioned in Tree Lobsters! today

I read a few webcomics here and there.  One of my favorites is Tree Lobsters!, a four panel comic about arboreal crustaceans with a scientific and skeptical bent.   I was pleased this morning after I read today's comic, when I tapped the "Secret Message" button at the bottom of the page and found a brief but amusing reference to the site we all know and love.

Posted by depotdevoid 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Crummy, Rainy Day

It's been windy and pouring rain all day, and there's nothing to do. I'm in DIY mode, and aready made Real Simple.com's doughnuts, Trebuchet's monkey bread, and an airsoft backup shotgun: https://www.instructables.com/id/Airsoft-Claymore/ Got anything I can do, or something to amuse me? BTW it snowed yesterday, it only snows up to three days a year before rain washes it away. My dog loves snow.

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Remote control 12 volt drivable BBQ? Answered

As a BBQ competitor, I want to build a remote control drivable smoker for amusment at competitions. My problem is how to find and size the 12 volt motor for the drive wheels (3" to 4" diameter).  Smoker weighs about 15 pounds (stand up Brinkman type) plus I have 12v 7ah surplus batteries from  my work that I want to use for power source. Dave Q

Asked by Dave Q 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Spooked-Ducks? Answered

I was by the river today, and observed the usual gang of fat-ducks being fed bread. One lady got bit (much to her surprise and my amusement) whilst trying to hand-feed. Then the mob were spooked by something and all went for the river. I noticed a small hawk, but given that it was much smaller than the ducks I didn't see it as a threat. OK maybe the ducks took a cue from the pigeons, but I wouldn't expect a small hawk to go for a pigeon either. Opinion?

Asked by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Jewelry - Salvaged Barbie Doll Parts

This is one of the more unique re-purposed jewelry ideas that I have seen.  At first I thought the faces and body parts were photos or maybe paintings.   However, the interesting and comical compositions are created using Barbie parts! The Plastic Body Series designed by Margaux Lange is a jewelry line that combines salvaged Barbie doll parts with sterling silver and pigmented resins. You actually HAVE to check out this link; I am so amused by this!

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Draw Like Brian Ralph

Brian Ralph has some tips on how to draw a character? Who is Brian Ralph? I have no idea, but he put together an informative and amusing argument towards ditching those wooden dolls and the Marvel Way. In its place he recommends a looser style and more attention to shape and negative space.Worth a read even if you're still having problems getting your stick figures to look good. Draw like Brian Ralphvia Drawn!

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


How to Kill a Pleo (video)

Some amusing video of folks from the Sci-Fi network mildly abusing a Pleo. (This is the next toy from the people who brought you the Furby.)It's amazingly easy to kill off the little dinosaur, really. Thankfully you can always reboot.My favorite part was probably Stuart P. Bentley's comment:I can't believe you guys work for the Sci-Fi Channel and passed up the opportunity to choke a robot dinosaur while saying "IF THIS IS A CONSULAR SHIP, WHERE IS THE AMBASSADOR?"

Posted by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


'Hacking' old advertisement touchscreen from Avengers display

Can anyone give me some advise on how to go about using this for something more useful? It's a touchscreen micro-computer of sorts that has an SD card installed. On that card are several videos files that run automatically and upon touchscreen prompts. I'm thinking that it'd be nice to upload a video for the applicable season (think Halloween theme) and place it in my window so passers by can admire a scrolling video of something amusing. The SD card is a 4GB card and is only partially used (just over 3GB free)

Posted by ValleyWalker 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


vibrating box needs led! (help me)

So after gaining inspiration from the bristle bot i made my own thing which is just a 9volt battery a switch and a motor, So far it has been really quite amusing. But I think it could use a little bit of improvement. First off would I need a resistor? And if i wanted to add an LED how would i find out what resistor to use. I got a pack of 20 random mixed ones off electric goldmine so i would want to attach one of those. Help!?

Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Ninja

How cool are Ninja?A lot of people think just the word is cool, that Ninja are the ultimate (everything).A lot of people spend much time bickering over who are "real Ninja" or not.People also find Ninja films amusing (or even hilarious, myself included)And of course the "Official Ninja Website"Beyond people who think Ninja are totally awesome, I'd like to know what they've really done?WW2 - any involvement in the Pacific?Assassinations - anyone famous?Kicked-organised-crime-ass?Overthrown any governments?Killed anyone?Are the real Ninja subject to some conspiracy-outlook where "if you've heard about them they aren't real Ninja"?Anyone?

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Help needed to make a model spinning teacup ride

Hi can anyone help me I need to build 2 model amusement park rides, the first one a ferris wheel this has been sorted out however the second one is a spinning teacup ride which I have no idea where to start with it. I have looked on the internet for ideas but no such luck. The spinning teacup ride has to be built out of cardboard and recycable items, this ride needs to include a mechanism that is housed in the structure. Has anyone built a model like this. Where can I find some help with this. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need help Please!

Posted by dromedarius 2 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


I'm sick

Does anyone have "good" excuses for sick-leave? Not for myself, but someone else in the building (or not as it happens to be, but she might be back in for a day this month...) So far I've got: Rabies Malaria Rickets Scurvy The Black Death Pendular-Plumbitis Lumber-Lung Plumber's crack Juggler's despair Achy-breaky-pelvis Post-traumatic alien-abduction disorder Electromagnetic hypersensitivity disorder Arbeit-macht-krank disorder Jogger's nipple Xbox-thumbs Lotto Letdown Bluntman-chronic fatigue syndrome prostate cancer necrotising fasciitis Death Millennium super-bug Happy Virus (The cartoon published in the free-paper amused me, and that's the only reason it's here)

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Answers - it's not this bad...

I was doing a regular check of what coudal were linking and I found this. Spending a lot of time looking at Instructables Answers I'm both amused and interested, (and some other things...): www.yahooanswerfail.com/page/3/ E.g. ive heard a lot about this thing called autism. apparently it's like a special ability some people hav that makes you rly good at card games and stuff. how do i become autistic so i can win at casinos?! 31 - Do midgets have night vision? Posted in Pro because some questions are on the adult-side. It's scary in places, while mostly "sad". The point of this post is to remind those of us who look at Answers that it's pretty good around here. L

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What makes an electric guitar sound like it is suppose to. Answered

I recently got an electric guitar and am trying to learn to play it. The problem is even when I run it through an amplifier it still sounds just like an acoustic guitar. I am not sure what I need to do to make it sound like an electric guitar. The amplifier I amusing is not desighned for an electric guitar it is just a small, general purpose amp that is powering a small five inch speaker. The guitar is a strat style. I am wondering if maybe normal electric guitar amps have a small synth in them to make it sound electric but am not sure. I would apreciate any help anyone can give me with this problem. Thanks.

Asked by nurdee1 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Night Photos of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch

Jonathan Haeber shot some inspiring night photos of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. Haeber gained access to Neverland somehow and shot many beautiful photos which are available on Flickr.Apparently Jackson's 2,500 acre children-only amusement park was up for auction tomorrow due to a debt of $24 million that Jackson was carrying on the land. Luckily (?) it was announced yesterday that Jackson was going to be able to save the ranch from auction.What's this got to do with Instructables? It's easy to see from the photos that just about everything in the Neverland Ranch is custom made and tailored specifically for the needs of Jackson and the children. Such craftsmanship, so unique, so well executed - could Michael Jackson be the ultimate Maker?via Laughing Squid

Posted by noahw 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Fairground ride Light setup

Hiya Everyone, I was wondering if i could have some help, I have recently purchased an old fairground ride light using cabochons and incandescent bulbs 240v @ 10W each and have wired it up in a 3 phase series circuit. Now the light works fine as a light however me being me id like to allow for each part of each letter to be controlled individually so i have split the signs into three areas purple, green and yellow and i would like to program something to control each part individually and allow for it to either flash or dim each part moving onto another transition, ive had a look around youtube and google but cant really find anything else like this. Please see attached photo of one of the letters

Asked by JamesT402 10 months ago


Laser Beam Security, Amuse a Toddler, Aesthetic Life...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Mar. 6, 2008 Welcome back! See who won the prizes for Tool Tips Month! Enter your sweet paper airplane design to win a shirt in the Toss It! paper airplane speed contest! Coming Soon... We'll be in Austin on March 7-11 for SXSW Interactive. We'll be making LED Floaties at the PopSci party on March 9th and be checking out many other events. See our full schedule to see where we'll be and say hello! The winners for the Anti-Yo Worldwide Video Yoyo Contest will be announced tomorrow morning. Check out these cool instructables! Digital Camera Spectroscope This sweet and simple mod allows a slide to be mounted to most cell phones, turning them into digital spectrometers. posted by dorejc on Mar 3, 2008 Automatically remove songs from your iPod This handy trick only takes a minute to set up and lets you choose which songs you want to remove from your iPod while you're out and about. posted by getgreg on Mar 2, 2008 How to Amuse Toddlers Use these tips from a childcare provider to keep your toddler occupied in over 20 ways. posted by SteveGerber on Mar 5, 2008 How to peen a rivet Learn to peen a rivet and get one step closer to making that perfect suit of armor you've been dreaming about. posted by armourkris on Mar 2, 2008 How to Live an Aesthetic Life by Wearing, Eating, Traveling By, and Listening to Specific Colors Match a color to every day of the week! A guide to working at Instructables. posted by ewilhelm on Mar 3, 2008 Apple Floppy Amp Get back to the future when you install a powerful amp into an old, 5.25" old, floppy disk drive. posted by jeffkobi on Mar 1, 2008 Protect Your Home with Laser Beams! Here is an easy to make and powerful laser alarm system that can protect your entire home, indoors or out! posted by Kipkay on Mar 2, 2008 Add Color Effects to a B&W; Photo Use the free GIMP software to make parts of a photo pop out in color while the rest is black & white. posted by summit on Feb 20, 2008 Drill Press Lathe Turn a drill press into a lathe and get an intro to woodturning before shelling out the cash for a lathe. posted by Tool Using Animal on Feb 26, 2008 Improved Paper Wallet, Vinyl Style Has your paper wallet fallen apart or gotten soggy? Then maybe it's time to upgrade to this vinyl version for more durability and stability. posted by Demokr on Feb 27, 2008 Companion Cube Tissue box Make your own useful companion cube. This one won't protect you from explosions, but it will help your sniffles! posted by theslaminj on Mar 3, 2008 Make an iPod Video Projector Project video and pictures on a screen using your iPod, a mirror, a lens, and some scrap cardboard! posted by tanntraad on Feb 28, 2007   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


The Facepalm Award - What are your favorite comments and questions?

Every once in a while, I'll get a comment that makes my brain lock up on an Instructable or an Answer that I've posted. When I tell RavingWife about some of these, she accuses me of making them up, or at least embellishing for effect. This leads me to believe that others might find these amusing, and may also have funny comments of their own to contribute. In the spirit of fun, I hereby institute the Facepalm Award - to be given for comments posted on this site which unintentionally make us laugh, or at least stare in stunned disbelief. I'll kick it off with a couple of nominees of my own: 1) On a question asking for cheat codes for a video game, I answered: Wouldn't it be cool if there were a site out there dedicated to cheats and walkthroughs of video games? That would be AWESOME!!! The Nominee:      TheOriginalPoster (author) says:  hahaha very funny but i do not have that kind of time     Sure, because you're too busy doing important stuff like playing video games..... I don't know if I find this amusing because of the serious time management issues indicated by the response, or because the OP gave my snarky comment a Best Answer..... 2) This one has been flagged and deleted, so I'll have to paraphrase. It was a response on a thread which had absolutely nothing to do with sexuality, dating, relationships or anything in that vein. No double entendres, no sly puns, no wink-wink, nudge-nudge of any kind. My post on that thread was totally innocuous as well. The Nominee: HI I JUST SIGNED UP FOR THIS A LITTLE WHILE AGO IVE BEEN LOOKING AROUND- PRETTY COOL STUFF. ARE YOU BISEXUAL????? Uhhhh... what? So, do you have any nominees of your own? Post 'em so we can all have a chuckle. Nominees will not be officially judged by anyone. No points will be tallied, no winner will be selected, and any hypothetical winner which might have been selected would not have received any kind of prize anyway.

Posted by RavingMadStudios 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Advice needed on vibrating motors.? Answered

For a quirky present for a friend I am making a sink plunger seat like this one . Instead of just a saddle I plan to make the seat bigger and in the design of something vaguely saddle/potty-shaped (a veebeam if you are interested, as he worked on them). Anyway for amusement rather than kinky reasons(!) I thought it would be cool to make it vibrate with a remote control. And as I know nothing about vibrating things, my question is does anyone know what I should be searching for? Brand names would be great. It doesn't have to be strong but it needs to be felt through a thick pad of stiff padding/foam and preferably with a separate remote control. Also, is there anything I need to be worried about or such like? Sorry for such a rooky question but I've spent two hours on the internet and all I kind find is how to convert vibrating chairs into XBox chairs and things that are not safe for work(!) Thank you for any help Poppy

Asked by minipoppy 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Say hello to Debra, here of her own free will...

Debra's been frustratedly watching me float around 'ibles on my phone and computer for some time now and somehow instead of just hating me and instructables got interested and joined.  She's also my girlfriend, which means she's been subjected to my ible based ignorance quite a lot, but at least gets stuffed peppers out of it. Odd facts include that the sign on process will work on an iPod touch, you can't write topics on Android machines and only skyfire will load up the rich editor but will only write source, pages can be saved when building an 'ible. but that's it.   Basically I'm barely at the computer any more, being kind of mostly homeless so the rare occasions when I'm back are usually publishing 'ibles and doing serious computer things like getting amusing photos off the phone. 

Posted by killerjackalope 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructable idea: cat stuff

Okay, so as you can see by the picture, some company has made these brainwave controlled cat ears. Needless to say, they are extremely amusing to see. My idea was to try and add onto that idea with a cat tail. I was thinking of using something to monitor, say, heart rate, and use some sort of microcontroller to run four servos linked through a super-simple spine robot. it would need some sort of secure backplane to support the base of the robot and the servo mechanism, as well as to hold the electronics. Or I guess you could try and make it brain controlled as well, although that would be more difficult. But for heart rate, perhaps as heart rate increased, the tail would start to move and twitch more? I would try and build it, but i have no experience with microcontrollers (or programming) and not enough spare money at this moment. So I am throwing this idea out there too whoever wants to make it (and probably make money on it.) Anyways, have fun.

Posted by Nyanman 6 years ago


Jargon ... it's not just for breakfast anymore

Here's the title and abstract of a preprint that was posted to arXiv yesterday. I have no certain idea of what it all mean, and I'm a practicing physicist! I just find the ratio of unintelligible jargon to English really amusing.Monopole and Topological Electron Dynamics in Adiabatic Spintronic and Graphene SystemsAuthors: S. G. Tan, M. B. A. Jalil, Takashi FujitaComments: 21 pagesSubjects: Quantum Physics (quant-ph)A unified theoretical treatment is presented to describe the physics of electron dynamics in semiconductor and graphene systems. Electron spin fast alignment with the Zeeman magnetic field (physical or effective) is treated as a form of adiabatic spin evolution which necessarily generates a monopole in magnetic space. One could transform this monopole into the physical and intuitive topological magnetic fields in the useful momentum (K) or real spaces (R). The physics of electron dynamics related to spin Hall, torque, oscillations and other technologically useful spinor effects can be inferred from the topological magnetic fields in spintronic, graphene and other SU(2) systems.

Posted by kelseymh 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables Ate My Rant

I am very disappointed. I just spent 20 minutes typing up a perfectly good rant about how I was going to quit Instructables because my hastily put together  towel-and-paracord project didn't make the contest finals. It was a very good rant, complete with accusations of favoritism and contest rigging, slams at the other projects that did make the finals, thinly veiled insults at the judges and Instructables staff, and other fun stuff. All tongue-in-cheek, of course. It was intended as a preemptive strike directed toward those who will inevitably whine about the contest results in earnest, in the hopes that a little satirical hyperbole would illustrate the ridiculousness of such whining. It bothers me to see intelligent, rational people turn into five-year-olds when they don't get their way, and I was hoping to forestall some of that with a bit of humor. All for naught, unfortunately. When I went to post it, it went into the Great Bit Bucket in the Sky. I can only assume that Robot Was Not Amused. Now I shall go and compose a rant about how I'm quitting Instructables because my posts are being unfairly censored. ;-p

Posted by RavingMadStudios 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


My cat's favorite pianist ...

The other day, my cat, Comedy, discovered the cursor on my screen ... She found it quite amusing.Today, as she wanted to sit on my keyboard to have a better view of this moving white thing, I got the idea to show her some pictures of cats.She probably did not even recognize a cat ... instead, she was focusing on a little flash animation, on the same page.So, I got the idea to show her some videos. She found it interesting, but not that much.Then, I shown her Nora's video.In case you don't know who's Nora : she is a cat that plays piano.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ860P4iTaMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0zgQAp7EYwComedy has never been so captivated !I think she recognized it was a cat, because she was slowly approaching like for hunting, and she was waving her tail.Then, when the video ended, she started to look behind the screen ...Finally, she watched the second video with a lot of attention, like wondering what was doing this other cat, and she ended on my keyboard (again) trying to enter into the screen to join the pianist cat ...

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


sensors and servos

I am working on a piece where I need to hook up 7 servo motors to the arduino (each rotating at a different speed, some in one direction, others in the other) but basically an on/off with a motion sensor. I am using a full rotation servo. I amusing an infrared sensor but the servo is still moving (awkwardly and jerky) when not sensing motion, but then runs as normal.Here is the code I am using (right now, I am only at 1 servo – trying to get the sensor right first) : #include Servo myservo;int potPin = 0; //analog pin used to connect the sensor int ledPin = 9; //select pin for the servoint val = 0; //variable to read the value from the analog pin void setup(){   myservo.attach(9); //set up the servo as usual pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT); //variable to store the value coming from the sensor   Serial.begin(9600); //for watching the speeds in the serial monitor} void loop() { val = analogRead(potPin); // read the value from the sensor   val = map(val,0,600,0,255); if (val>80) digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); //turn the ledPin on    else if (val<80) digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW); //turn the LedPin off   Serial.println(val); delay(10); } – any suggestions?

Posted by wwischer 8 years ago


We Can Has Gift(s)?

My Skills Include: Beer Making, Composting, Gardening, cooking (advanced novice), small projects that don't require advanced tools, some electronics, KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) Projects,  heavy lifting, and wit. I'd Like to Make: Something for the novice beer brewer, something for a garden, or a little doodad to keep a kid amused. I'd Be Willing to Make This Size Gift: Any size I'd Be Willing to Receive A Smaller Or Larger Gift Than the One I Make: Absolutely! What I Like: Things powered by the sun, light up things, useful items for ZAKS (Zombie Apocalypse Kits for Survival), turtles (not a reference to that video, I really dig turtles) What I Don't Like: Brussels Sprouts, turquoise, Dean Koontz novels, Smirnoff Ice I Absolutely Shouldn't Have: Sugary stuff (borderline diabetic, trying to not be actual diabetic) Things I'd Love to Receive: Solar powered things, robots, garden stuff, ZAKS (see above) Would You Be Willing to Ship Internationally: Yes! Confirm Age: I am, sadly, almost 31 years old. Smashing Pumpkins wrote a song about the year I was born.

Posted by Sunkicked 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago