So I borrowed Cod 4 from my brother, and played a game. The points started to go into the negative millions MILLIONS! I left the game, and found something annoying...
Posted by TheFoofinator 7 years ago
I don't have an Xbox 360, and I probably never will, but for anybody who owns one, their worst nightmare is the Red Ring of Death. There are several causes for the Red Ring of Death, this forum topic is here for people to post how they have managed to avoid it and other 360 problems, including overheating. If I get enough ideas, I may post a Collaboration. If you post an idea, make it as detailed as possible, and if you can, with pictures.
Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago
If you have msn and you are worried about someone stealing your password, do the following things: >Don't give out your alternate email or its password >Don't give out your hotmail password (Duh) >Try not to let too many people know that you have a hotmail account >NEVER tick remember me on this computer when signing in >NEVER tick remember my password EVER (that's how most passwords get stolen) If you do happen to have your password stolen, send the hotmail administration email requesting your password.
Posted by jchar77 9 years ago
I'm currently assembling an Obstacle Avoiding Walking Robot, however I find the legs keep locking up. Basically, as I move the legs the nuts are tightening to the point where the legs won't move any more. I have washers in all the correct places so must be missing something else. Any tips on how to avoid this? Thanks. James.
Posted by jsluke 5 years ago
I am building a Guitar Distortion Pedal. I have made a case for it. When all of the contents are inside the case - sometimes there are misconnections, and 'scratchy sounds' i get through the amp. I'm assuming this is because some wires are touching OR some wires are NOT touching. In any case, I need suggestions as to how to avoid wires from touching each other. I know there are rubber wire sleeves that can protect the wire from other wires. I've used some of those. But, is there such a thing as a "Blanket" to lay across the circuit board so it doesn't touch or interfere with the case? If so, please let me know! Any other suggestions would be appreciated as well. Thank you. - Grizzly_Bear
Posted by Grizzly_Bear 6 years ago
I am looking for a person who knows how to make a robot that will move inside the space, avoid obstacles and create maps of the rooms in which he works?
Posted by finder11 2 months ago
Part 1 Avoidance) 1)Read the Posts after the link was posted most people will warn you.2)Watch out for Link Formatting Http://Instructables.com/ = GoodSuper awesome website = Danger3)Browsers are your friendIf you scroll your mouse over a link DON'T Click In the bottom corner it will show the address of the website. If it's Http://Exameple College.com/ It's okayHttp://ExampleRichrolled.com/ Don't click smartypantsPart 2)How to escape1)On windows Press CONTROL+ ALT+DELETE and close your Internet from the Task manager2)Some rickroll sites are ok and will let you go.http://www.1227.com/ <-- REAL RICKROLL Site to escape click on the browser. (But you Get A lyrics popup)3)Restart your computer4)close it from the bottom of your screen5)On windows ALT+ F4 Closes All Windows open.I know most of this is common sense but i hope it helps :3
Posted by spiritwolf7984 9 years ago
Ibuilding a custom car body out of polystyrene foam. Any advice on what to cover the foam with to strenghten it. I was thinking abot fiberglass but was really hoping to avoid it if possibe. Any suggestions on a strong alternative to fiberglass would be appreciated.
Posted by rednax718 3 years ago
Would anybody here absolutely avoid voting for an atheist president just because he is an atheist? Why? Polls show most Americans prefer a gay / black / female president over an atheist
Posted by frank26080115 11 years ago
Im currently trying to make a solar powered watch the size of a gauntlet. at max i want to use 2 AAA batteries. The biggest problem i have right now is how do solar panel recharging work and what not. I know and fully understand the straight through setups with a simple diode to avoid the battery bleeding at night. and for power to go from the panels to the batteries the voltage has to be higher then the batteries voltage. but how do i make the battery recharge higher then the clock drainage on the battery and avoid extreme over charging where 1. i kill the batteries 2. avoid having the users arm blow off. i was thinking of making a bleed off where if the battery reaches a certian voltage the power is drained a little. Iv also heard from some that a small solar panel can recharge a battery but would never damage it cause it only only charge at 12 hours max and with the clock the drainage will be enough. does any one else have more information on this. like how do i obtain high enough voltage to recharge a battery but very very slowly. thanks
Posted by megaclaw 11 years ago
Who is my audience? I started writing my first instructable and hardly got two sentences written before I found myself assuming everyone is in the United States. For instance if want to say some fabric costs $4.50/yard at Wal-Mart, that's potentially 3 things not everybody can immediately understand: the dollars, the almost exclusively American unit of measure, and a store that's not in every country. Should I just say it, or should try to translate. i.e. The fabric costs about USD $4.92 per meter at local discount stores. There must be a middle ground, but my strong Aspie craving for exact specifications makes me ask here before getting started.
Posted by japanesegeta 9 years ago
I have a horse that made deworming extremely difficult by flipping his nose or raising his head too high. I had an "aha" moment. I started bridling him and before the bit was completely in I quickly slipped the dewormer in. Worked like a charm.
Posted by Takelababy 9 years ago
Can anyone suggest how to remove hairspray (off spray) from painted wooden surfaces (doors) as we have tried all proprietary household products and white spirit without any success and it would be nice to have to avoid repainting the doors..!!
Posted by Briarswood 13 days ago
Hey guys I am making my very first robot and have been researching for a while now......i have the parts but i am blank on what to do with them. I have: 2 DC motors 1 Ultrasonic sensor Arduino Uno 1 L293D (IC) 1 breadboard jumper cables 1 mini servo a power source for 4 AA batteries Robot chasis I want that the robot goes front and stops when object is near then looks right and left and moves accordingly..... Now keep in mind that i have 2 DC motors and NOT SERVOS so how should i program this or connect all the parts so that it works......PLZZZ do help its urgent.
Posted by mani_97 3 years ago
My friend and I have been working on a project, and this project has required a lot of research. I've been able to figure out most of what I need to know and now there is only one major issue left. That has to do with monoamine oxidase inhibitors. I've done some research and found a few helpful websites here and here. At the first website I found that "If you stop taking an MAOI, you should not start taking another antidepressant for two or three weeks." So, does that mean MAO inhibitors stay in your system for two to three weeks? Also, does that mean that all of the "Foods to Avoid" from the second website should be avoided for the full duration of the two to three weeks?Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago
Lately I am seeing a new flaw in images notes: they are duplicate. Often the problem is not relevant, but sometimes it avoid I see some images, as you can see in the attached image. I use Firefox 13.0.1 under Windows 7 Home Basic, at a Lenovo laptop, 2 Gb RAM.
Posted by rimar2000 6 years ago
I propose to put your results of using the DVD burner diode for using as POWERFUL laser pointer: See the instructable: Laser-Flashlight-Hack!!/This allow sharing the experience and avoiding some bad burners...Put your-DVDburner BRAND and -MODEL and finally the -RESULTS
Posted by wazza 11 years ago
Hey.I am wondering if it is possible to define particular areas on the bed of my CNC machine which I do not want the toolhead to pass over. My setup is an Arduino powered CNC pen plotter running GRBL. I am generating GCode in inkscape. I know I can set a safe height for the tool to pass over work safely but what if that height doesn't suffice. Can I define an area that the tool must not pass through?As a simple example:Before running a file the tool is at the origin. On sending the file the tool will take the most direct path to the first line to cut/draw. Imagine there is an obstacle that would cause a collision if the tool takes this direct path. Can I do something to ensure the tool navigates around that obstacle?I hope that makes some sort of sense :)Any ideas appreciated
Posted by Henri.Lacoste 7 months ago
Does any one have or had plans for a wall plug outlet or an extension cord from a tool that would turn off if the temperature of the devise reached a preset degree. i.e. your coffee machine operated normally but it caused the duplex plug to overheat and the circuit would shut down avoiding a possible fire condition.
Posted by dano9999 1 year ago
I want to give props to another user, and their instructable, in my instructable. I can embed the link to their instructable page no problem, but is there a way to just have their username highlighted so that when someone clicks on it, it would take them to their member page? I'm trying to avoid putting the full link... Can this be done?
Posted by pjkumpon 5 years ago
I have what's a common question, however the usual answers I see relate to Arduino or some other all-in-one package which I really want to avoid. It's been 4-5 years since I did anything like this and I've pretty much reverted to an amateur again! My aim is to build the simplest circuit to control anywhere from 8 to 64 LEDs via USB within Windows and Linux using C or assembly. I'm not adverse to doing some PIC work but I no longer own any of the kit so would need to pick up the programmer again... if I could avoid doing this it would be great but I don't know if it's feasible. Should I be looking at FTDI chips or am I barking up the wrong tree? Is there a basic instructable that I've overlooked that might point me in the right direction?
Posted by Auraomega 6 years ago
Sir Alan Sugar is to put a group of 10 teenagers through their paces in a youth version of The Apprentice, the BBC has announced.Junior Apprentice will feature five girls and five boys aged 16 and 17, who will be set a variety of business tasks to test their entrepreneurial skills.The winner will win a prize worth up to 25,000GBP* and tailored to his or her individual career prospects.The set-up is very much like the original version - losing teams end up in the board room, and one member gets fired.You don't need to have business experience, you don't need to be an academic high-flyer, you just need the will, aptitude and the sheer gumption to go for it.Apply via the BBC website."Adult" Apprentice website.BBC story*Why does the site still play Billy Suggers with the sterling sign?
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago
By top five list I mean something like: five tips to avoid something.. .., or something like: top five reasons to do......(your answer here). I would really appreciate a technology related top five list. I will also try to feature all of the top five lists on my blog: http://rubikstree.blogspot.com/ Thanks a lot!
Posted by solarblade90 8 years ago
I'm bummed, I have jury duty Monday. I really wouldn't mind being on a jury except for a few reasons.. It's the first day of summer session. It's compulsory. It's a form of indentured servitude. and most importantly, I really believe much of the laws in existence now are unjust. Oh well, I'll go, and try to avoid getting charged with contempt.
Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago
Hi all, May I suggest to establish a new achievement: I made it! Because we are makers and makers actually MAKE things. We share our I'bles but we also make I'bles from others. This would be also a good way to avoid million of I'bles about the same objects. what do you think about this?
Posted by BaptisteL8 1 year ago
This posting is for a small plastic injection molding machine for sale. It is lightweight and compact, but has large 2oz maximum shot size and 12tons clamping force. It can also be operated from 120V power supply. The molds for this machine are easy to make, since they can be made out of aluminum or reinforced epoxy. The price is $2875. Since it is compact, the machine is shipped by UPS to avoid expensive freight charges.
Posted by lfiore 6 years ago
Fixin’ to make to magnetic board and need some input on what to purchase. I’m seeing several types of sheet metal. There’s plain sheet metal, zinc plated, cold rolled, weldable, galvanized, etc. Is there a particular type I should purchase? Hoping to avoid anything that will tarnish or leave marks on any paper out on the board. Thank you for your input!
Posted by jpmarth 7 weeks ago
Hey guys,Going to build this bed:or something very similar. She says she has 6 sliders at 100lbs each, but I imagine she has 6 slides at 100lbs per pair. Either way, I've already purchased 3 pairs of 500lb drawer slides. The problem is, they're galvanized steel. How do I attach them to aluminum L beams? I can use some thick mil rubber tape between the two materials, but what about the fasteners? Some sort of plastic washer and polyurethane sealant around the head and threads touching the galvanized rail side? What should I use to isolate one from the other?FWIW, I'll probably use 6061 for the frame, which I believe has an anodic index of .9-.95, and the zinc rails are, I believe, 1.25. They're within or close to the .25 threshold so am I worrying about nothing?Cheers
Posted by withalligators 7 months ago
We will see how this works out, I do this with my friends and it gets funny. Instructions: I will start with one word. If we were doing this in person it would be on a piece of paper. That paper is passed to the person next to him. That person writes a word, any word, and passes the paper on. This is repeated, and will form into: A. a funny paragraph B a totally random paragraph that makes no sense C a paragraph that tells an epic story that is the next "Hamlet" and makes perfect sense (That's no fun though) You can choose to end a sentence and start a totally new one anywhere Keep it appropriate. Example Cheese coated birds dance on top of my (*gasp*will it be appropriate?) head. Your pet cookie ate my cat. Here is the word: Why Oh, I forgot to say, add everything prier to your word into your comment (to avoid confusion and if you do that you can avoid a ton of replies to you that you will regret by just hitting post comment and not reply).
Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago
Hey y'all! I've got an odd issue with some transparency film that I'm sure one of you will be able to help me solve! I have a book of prints which I've been inkjet printing on to acetate. It's a lovely book, but the issue I keep running into is that the ink will rub off should someone or something happen to scratch the "wet" side of any of the prints. The prints also gather dust on this side, which after a while makes for a very dusty book! Does anyone have any idea of a treatment method (maybe a spray or a varnish) that would seal in the ink, protecting the prints from dust and scratches? I realize I could just print it on another type of photo paper and probably not have this issue, but I'd like the prints to be translucent (it creates a layering effect that's important to the finished book). Any suggestions gladly welcomed! Best, M
Posted by mbelle1 5 years ago
Anytime I post a comment, it is automatically shared with my facebook profile without the "post to facebook" box being checked. I've even tried checking the box and then unchecking it with no luck. I keep having to delete stuff from my facebook wall to avoid spamming everyone I'm friends with. Some days I get a little chatty.
Posted by jessyratfink 7 years ago
I have been browsing the pages of ev conversions for motorcycles. I want to be sure on everything before i make a fiscal commitment. my question is: if it were raining and one were to ride through the rain, how much danger would there be and what things would have to be done to the motorcycle to avoid danger? thank you in advance
Posted by JZ Price 9 years ago
This is the place you can share all those instructable fail moments and help new guys like me avoid them. Its also the place were all your waisted time and effort can at least be worth a laugh for someone else. So if you ever made something stupid, done something wrong or just waisted some time this is were you need to be. Please be respectful and have fun!
Posted by inconceivable1 1 year ago
Hello! I'm Jordan the Knitter and I'm new to instructables. This website is amazing! I thought it would be fun to start out with a question. Is there anything you would like to learn in the realm of yarn work? I've been working yarn for about eight years. I spend a good bit of time avoiding homework by instructing others and making my own designs.
Posted by neonneedles 6 years ago
Can anyone explain to me what is happening with my soldering iron? It makes it very hard to remove. I thought maybe flux is getting down there somehow but I've been taking care to alway keep the tip down and avoid any excess solder accumulating on the tip (aside from tinning of course). But it's happening again!
Posted by milsorgen 8 years ago
. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. doctors have found the Bee Gees 1977 disco anthem "Stayin' Alive" provides an ideal beat to follow while performing chest compressions as part of CPR on a heart attack victim.. Disco tune "Stayin' Alive" could save your life at Reuters. Edit: Added quote (OP was just a link) to avoid being chastised by gmjhowe. ;)
Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago
Mylan the RIP-OFF financial Gouger asking the public to pay over $600 for a $10 squirt of a natural human adrenaline to avoid allergic reaction to a bee sting or similar situation is unconscionable. I would think a 3D printer could easily make the device by almost anyone with access to a clean room.
Posted by iceng 2 years ago
Why the correct maintenance of batteries is essential to warn his exhaustion and to know when to replace it. With proper maintenance,can we avoid the battery failure? Im asking about battery chargers, Digital battery chargers, automatic battery chargers, traction battery chargers, Amperis battery rectifiers, battery charger rectifier! Thank you so much
Posted by GuGaC1 10 months ago
"Americans hate their jobs more than ever before in the past 20 years, with fewer than half saying they are satisfied.The trend is strongest among workers under the age of 25, less than 39 percent of whom are satisfied with their jobs.Workers age 45 to 54 have the second lowest level of satisfaction (less than 45 percent), according to a survey conducted by The Conference Board, a market information company that also puts out the Consumer Confidence Index and the Leading Economic Indicators."From MSNBC.comIf you happen to be one of the majority of people who are dissatisfied with their jobs in America, or anywhere for that matter, and are feeling the burn particularly hard this Monday maybe these 8 instructables could make things a little more fun at work.From building a mini office trebuchet that hurls paper clips at your boss to fleeing the country in a free yacht, instructables has some solid ways to avoid working on a Monday.If your just looking for a distraction and still want to come back to work on Tuesday check out these three instructables that will surely make your work environment a little nicer.1. Hanging Laptop Digital Painting2. Pimp Your Office Chair 3. Stand-Up DeskOf course, if you're looking to do something that will have a bit more of a lasting/destructive effect on your work place try attacking your officemates, or better yet, your boss with these things...4. The Office Supplies Trebuchet5. Paper Claws6. The Archery of the OfficeAnd finally, if you're looking to really get out of work forever its best to have a free means of transportation that doubles as a place to live and and exit plan from capitalism.7. How to Get a Free Yacht 8. How to Escape From America
Posted by noahw 11 years ago
Historians traditionally tell us that to ignore history is to repeat its pitfalls. So how can history help us improve the flow of car traffic? Did you know that many aspects of the world’s legal systems come from biblical origins using tried and true fundamental laws originating from the Ten Commandments? The concept of “watching your six” borrows from these universally accepted laws, whose credo stipulates guidelines for human interaction as well as interaction with god. Your "six" refers to the driver behind you whom you should treat as you would yourself. With this in mind, we have a new credo for today’s need to interact with each other by driving your car responsibly through high density traffic to avoid “wave congestion". This term is used to describe isolated packs of cars suddenly causing a local slow-down in traffic flow, while both upstream and downstream traffic continues to still move well, and so our rule states: “Drivers are responsible for the immediate driver behind them, keeping him safe and avoiding unnecessary braking” How This Rule Works In traffic: 1) The Rule is Expansive, All Inclusive and Saves Us Money If we followed this general rule, we would become responsible for leaving the proper space/time ahead of the car in front of us. Space clearly gives us reasonable reaction time to perhaps "brake by simply coasting" and not force the driver behind us to suddenly brake hard. It will help us to recognize that the proper spacing between cars is not an open invitation to dart between lanes just to get ahead by one car length. This causes “wave congestion” and the possibility of accidents during heavy traffic situations. It assures that braking is something one does as a "last resort" and only when no other circumstance for safety and/or avoiding a collision is available. It holds the “rubber-necker” responsible for maintaining good traffic flow or get ticketed. The rule encourages a driver to adapt the techniques of defensive driving so as to avoid accidents, and to embrace the proper social skills of driver etiquette to mitigate road rage and its associated erratic driving behavior. Ultimately, the rule will financially help us to reduce our car insurance costs by promoting fewer negligence accidents. 2) Eliminate Reactive Braking … Trust the Driver In Front of You Keep in mind what normally happens in heavy traffic when the first driver uses their brakes either in idle thoughtlessness or in protective response to traffic congestion ahead. Under these circumstances, we reactively use our brakes for two reasons: a) Reduced Reaction Time - The first car’s brake lights go on, giving us less time to react so we over compensate by braking harder than him. This affect gets compounded, causing each subsequent upstream driver to brake still harder, until the reactive braking time becomes impossible to respond to and a collision or multiple collisions occur. b) We Don’t Trust Other Drivers - We are conditioned not to trust our fellow drivers because they haven’t yet been educated to abide by our Rule. This lack of trust causes us to drive "overly" cautious and results in the over use of our brakes to defend ourselves. Our driving habits have created a psychological situation just waiting for an accident. 3) Implies Driving Etiquette that Must Become Required Driver’s Education The rule and its derivatives must be taught as part of our driver’s education program, and their concepts definitely reviewed during the licensing exam. The Rule also includes adherence to a driver’s code of etiquette which goes beyond just obeying our basic traffic laws of vehicle safety as is currently done. Highways are becoming too congested to allow rouge drivers to ignore their “social” driving responsibilities and the etiquette of the road. Traffic tickets for abusing social driving etiquette should be as prolific and costly as our traffic laws for speeding and/or not stopping at a stop sign, etc. 4) Compliments Our Near Term Use of Self-Controlled Vehicles Our Rule intrinsically implies the responsibility for social driving etiquette and takes us forward with steps that avoid future traffic congestion. Improvements will come from technological automation which will eventually take the erratic human factor out of our equation to produce the smooth flow of traffic even during congested periods. Something as simple as today’s cruise control helps us to avoid “wave congestion” by maintaining a constant highway speed plus reducing inadvertent “brake riding” which sends the wrong message to the driver behind us. Our ultimate step towards smooth traffic flow involves using near-term technology that completely eliminates drivers and relies on self-controlled vehicles taking over within regions of high density traffic. Ideally this will eliminate traffic accidents due to the unpredictability of driver shortcomings, making technological glitches our only possible area of concern in the near future. Google, in cooperation with the state of California, is currently in the process of introducing such vehicles onto the state’s roadways.
Posted by RT-101 6 years ago
Why do the 'sponsored videos' (READ: advertisements) at the top of most pages start playing automatically? I can only hope this is a mistake, because it is wrong on many levels. 1. Loud 2. Obnoxious 3. Unwanted 4. Makes me want to avoid Instructables (NOOOOO!) Sorry if those are redundant, but on top of the recent site layout fiasco, Instructables seems to have become a huge, messy commercial. I could live with that if only those videos didn't play automatically.
Posted by redplanet 8 years ago
Managed to pick up a Swann swpro-642cam night vision security camera. No idea if it works, haven't tested it. But I would like to turn it into a wireless security camera for home. Assuming I would need a transmitter, but I'm not sure what kind. I would prefer to have it so I can just pop it up on my computer or phone, so could I avoid using a receiver and can it be recorded on my laptop as well?
Posted by 4DIYers 1 year ago
Hey guys i need help with something. i have two obstacle avoiding robots. but i want them to chase and evade each other. like predator prey situations. so i have been trying to connect them with radio signals. does anyone have any ideas how i can do that? if not radio waves il listen to any ideas in IR instead. ur help would be appreciated. (yes i know im not using proper english lol)
Posted by faroos7 6 years ago