I have about 40 wood blocks, 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". I don't know what to do with them. Don't want to send to recycle. Not really sure if they are recyclable. I'll attach a photo.
Posted by carolb4 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
So I want to charge some rechargeable batteries with some solar cells I bought and I heard I should use a blocking diode to prevent the batteries from discharging at night. I have 3 6V, 50mA solar cells in parallel for a 6V, 150mA total. Does anyone have a recommendation for the model number or kind of diode I should use? Preferably one with a very low voltage drop. Or is my solar setup too small to require a diode? I have never done this sort of thing before, so any help would be greatly appreciated!
Posted by msh21 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Ok so here are the details, I want to access sites like youtube, and well just youtube and I tried the https protocol and that didn't work and on top of that there's a bug installed within our computer especially designed to keep us away from changing any of the proxy settings in all of these browsers and I only have these 2 browsers: google Chrome and internet explorer. and now i can not send stuff to it via usb and install a vpn they have the usb ports disabled and even if i was to download it i can not run any exe the laptop is running windows 7 pro.
Asked by -f 2 years ago | last reply 8 months ago
I have painted several glass blocks for a craft show. When I put the lights inside and turn the block back over, all the lights fall right to the bottom of the block and the top of the block is not lit. I see yours are lit and most of the ones I see are lit up top. I tried glue dots which only stuck to my nails instead of the glass block. Any suggestions?
Asked by KarenG156 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I want to get on Smashbeats.com at school, bt they have blocked it. Can some1 help me get around it somehow???
Asked by RIPKeithWade51310 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
My school has a proxy bolck on all major media social network and i am trying to get pass it so that i can acess facebook, twitter, my space ect and i can't because we can't download things exspecially proxies or we will get supended
Asked by 381530 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I've tried every proxy sense last year and I can't figuar out how to get past the blocks. can anyone help???
Asked by Amanda101 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hey all, I'm trying to build blocks out of foam that need to be anti static foam because it is going to interact with a tablet touch screen It needs to be about 1in thick. I was planning on using polyethylene foam but I wasn't sure about where to go to buy it could anyone help? I'm open to suggestions about better foam choices as well but my budget isn't very large. Thanks!
Posted by jgg0592 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
If you are familiar with KIWI shoe polish applicator and shine brushes, I have boxes of these birch wood brush blocks that I'd like to use in creating some useful items. These have a small indention on one side that was used for hanging during the lacquering process. I can trim the ends or edges as needed. I've thought of using for shadow box roofs, multiple-sided bowls, etc. but would appreciate any other sensible ideas. Any help is appreciated!!
Posted by RRder 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I shall enlighten you all with a story from my early youth (last year). I suppose I will start off by saying that the art teacher at St. Andrew Jr. School in Antigonish, NS has an unholy amount of Jenga blocks. Thousands and thousands. Don't get me wrong, Mrs. Donna Woolaver is a great art teacher, but she doesn't take her job as seriously as some might say she should. That being said, she often showed up 10-20 minutes later than the rest of my class showed up to class. A disagreement between a few of my peers would often result in a seperation of my class into two sides. A jenga block would be thrown. Everyone ducked under their desks for cover as another great Battle commenced. People running, Blocks flying everywhere. Someone screams. No one cares.Chaos, pure chaos. You'd band together with a group of friends and cover each others asses as you would try to disable someone from the other side. After all the brave ones were injured and broken, the shy and the cowardly would come out from under their desks in utter shock. And the art class would begin. We never got caught. Amen.
Posted by cwid 11 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
My son wants to build the Hot Rod from the K'Nex City Rides model building set (it uses bricks) I can take a guess at it but I'm not mechanically inclined at all and it's probably not going to look like it should. If anyone knows how to do this I'd be very grateful for instructions.?
Asked by Tairen 7 years ago
I have an idea for a small leather work project that would utilize mylar film as an RFID signal blocker. I have tried to research the effectiveness of mylar film for this purpose and the consensus opinion seems to be a resounding "Yes, No and Maybe." If anyone can point me to an authoritative source or has personal information relating to this, I would be most appreciative. Thanks Addendum: Much as I anticipated, you have posted a host of excellent answers that gave me a lot of information I hadn't yet considered. For my part, I should have included more information concerning my project in my question. The Skinnerz response reminded me that I have some scraps of fine mesh stainless steel screen termite shield and I will give that a try rather than mylar for my wallet and passport case.
Asked by Burf 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
The office building where I work has a conference room that has 4 fluorescent light units, each measuring 28” by 44”. The problem is, one of the four light units is an emergency unit, and is always turned on. So when we want to show power point presentations, etc. the room is never fully dark. With the 3 lights being off, it’s just barely dark enough, and it would be so much better not to have the light from the emergency unit. Due to safety codes, turning off this light is not a realistic option for us. So I was examining it today and was wondering if someone had an idea to construct some sort of temporary “cover” that we can quickly and securely place over this one light unit while we have our power point presentations? The cover would have to be lightweight, secure (we would not want it to fall on any clients!), and I think made of some sort of fireproof material, in case someone forgets it’s up there and the heat from the florescent light tubes doesn’t cause any danger of fire. Each light unit has this metal “grid” that I guess is meant to reflect and disperse the light in an efficient way. This “grid” is made up of smooth 1/8” metal strips, which create 24 empty space “cells”. The inside of the cells measures 7”X5.5” and is 2.75” deep. There is a small clearance between this metal grid and the fluorescent tube lights. And the light unit is 10 feet off the ground. Any suggestions?? Thanks!
Posted by jim5150jvc 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
OK, so I've been working on computers for years and have never seen anything like this... neither have any of my colleagues. I am trying to help someone out who has some issues with flash player. Basically flash player is installed on the computer, but whenever I visit youtube or another site with flash, it just shows a black square. I have run every virus scan I can think of (MBAM, Spybot, SAS, McAfee Stinger, HiJack This!, Norton Power Eraser, Kaspersky TDSS killer, Combofix, Avira) and all of them come up with nothing. I have tried reinstalling flash at least 5 times, removing every program that has even a remote possibly of conflicting (using Revo to be sure they are completely removed). I have disabled every startup program on the computer, updated every driver, rolled back, (then updated) every driver, and verified that all hardware is functional. I have also disabled their AV and firewall. Nothing works; except for when the computer is in safe mode. Then everything works fine. Can anyone think of anything I am missing? Thanks! Edit: I did try clearing cache and cookies as well. I also used multiple browsers (including Chrome; which has flash built right into it). I used Firefox portable as well... which should be running separately from any settings in the system. Also; I did Google the heck out of this one before posting, so no lmgtfy links please... ;)
Asked by thegeeke 5 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Well i'm pretty ambitious in wanting to cosplay a charcter from from favourite tv show Xena : Warrior Princess, no matter how camp and cheesy it is :-P Most of the sewing and basic pieces such as armbands wristbands and the corseted dress are easy enough to do....the difficulty will be in replicating the 'metal armour' especially the breastplate Xena wears...and possibly the Chakram (that round frizbee like throwing thing :P ) So i've been looking around at different methods trying to get an all round idea of the best way to go about it, keeping in mind i'd want to keep this costume forever if possible (with a $2000 price of a Xena costume from Todd's costumes not being ideal) ...i want authenticity, with the armour being a strong and sturdy as possible with a DIY. Saying that the various instructables for Halo seem to be the way to go: Having seen three awesome tutorials that i could definitely see myself end up using: https://www.instructables.com/id/Halo-ODST-Armor-Helmet-Part-1-of-6-of-ODST-Armo/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Paper-Resin-and-Fiberglass-to-be-the-Maste/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Halo-Armor/?&sort;=ACTIVE&limit;=40&offset;=40 Going the Halo armour route honestly seem the easiest. As while i would love to get as close to authentic metal battle armour as possible....there is time, money, and skills to consider. Also through looking here: http://www.therpf.com/f24/need-help-xena-armor-85017/ I've seen that it might be quite possible to create a two piece mould to cast the items. This would involve making a paper mache cast of my chest...creating the shape of the breast plate onto that....removing the breast plate...probably shaped out of nice sturdy lay (or not). From there.....a mould could be cast from the breastplate....probably by something simply enough to mould around the front and the back of the breastplate....pressed to take on it's form and shape. One side would have to be done and dried/cured...the the other ensure the shaped of the breast plate is imprinted correctly and that non of the resin will seep through the mould... Now. I would love ideas for methods, materials, best way to paint to cast as i am a total noob just throwing around ideas at this stage. Some questions: Would it be possibly to use some as a finish so that the breastplate and other items actually feel like they are made of metal (never mind that there filled with resin)? How hard and how brittle would the resin be? Is it just like plastic? Will it break easily? If there is say a bit of side spillage when casting the resin, would it be possible to fix, say cut it off? What about the possibility of using Precious Metal Clay? Wouls it be hard/brittle/expensive/breakable? Is there such a think as bendable resin? (say for the armbands and wristbands) Would it be possible to 'coat' (as you might paint) resin onto the clay breastplate and remove it to create a replica? (without the need for a two part mould in this case)
Posted by Mavican 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
They also block IPs Webpages at Google Translation i at my witts end
Asked by WindWardDunes 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Actually i kind of already know. but my question is that i am creating them using archival/giclee prints. so i need an acid free glue to stick the print onto the wood. would modge podge work for this and as a coating? thanks! -deirdre
For Sale: Used water cooling blocks. I have 11 (eleven) water cooling blocks salvaged from equipment that was running but replaced by newer equipment. No idea how old they are but appear to be in great condition and ready to be used in your project(s). All are clean and grease free. Specs: Aluminum block - 6"L X 2 1/2"W X 5/8"TH Overall - 10" Copper Tube- 3/8" dia. Plastic barb hose fitting- 3/8" (can be changed as needed) They have many holes drilled and tapped on one side and the other side has just a few. Would like to sell all 11 for $125.00 + shipping or sell singly @$15.00 + shipping Or best offer above these prices. An offer to buy all will take precedence over single sales. These will only be available here on Instructables until 11/20/09 then will be placed on eBay. Please PM me and I will respond ASAP. Will start selling singly on 11/16/09. Money Orders preferred will take PayPal but no credit cards or checks. All sales final. You must determine suitability for yourself. Can ship UPS or USPS. Thanks for looking. Dave F.
Posted by primal1 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Yes, yes, I know. There are many ways to unblock a website, but most are for Windows machines, not Macs. My whole school has Macintosh computers, therefore none of the CMD prompts work for me.Any Ideas on how to get around this business?Specs of the computers:The school computers are OS XEach computer is a G5I have next to no computer h4xing skills.Firebert010 influenced me so much with his background I used it, all credit of awesomeness goes to him.:D
Posted by bumpus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hello, I would like to create a transparent chilled micro studio space: this is to photograph insects (which won't move if the temperature is cold so I can take a photo without harming them). My *basic* idea is 2 cube tanks from plexiglass, one approx 30*30*30cm (the smaller, in which the insect sits) and the larger 50*50*50, 2 tubes between them in a one way system to let air cycle between them, the larger with lots of freezerblocks and an aquarium pump to circulate the cold air through the system. I'm after a sustainable temperature (for approx 1 hr) of 1-3 degrees C. The sides have to be clear to let light from the flashes through, and there's a special slot in area into which a lens will poke through into the smaller cube. It's all perfectly doable and would in all honesty be a godsend if I could get it working. The thing is... I don't have the foggiest idea if it'll be cold enough, ie stay at the 1-3 deg C for an hr with a bunch of freezer blocks and a pump. And before making it it'd be good to know that theoretically it should work. Before I embark, would anyone knowledgable about such things be able to do a 'back of an envelope' rough guesstimate of whether it's likely to work or to be a miserable failure? Many thanks!!!
Posted by ingleslenobel 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Ice for the competition is collected form gravel pits around Fairbanks. In the summer gravel is mined from old river channels. The resulting ponds contain little organic material. Additionally during nine month winter, temperatures range from +40 to -60F (+5 to -50C). These factors combine to create exceptionally thick clear ice. The following are pictures of an iced over gravel pit.
Posted by jesse.hensel 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
My MIT undergraduate advisor and all-around-mechanical-design-ninja, Alex Slocum, created these foam building blocks/packing material, he calls Foameez. He sent Instructables a box full of them hoping we'd be able to come up with some cool uses. So far we've made Marge Simpson hair and a Fantastic Four Thing-like costume. What would you build with these? If your idea is compelling enough, I'll send you some...
Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have decided to make a set of wooden blocks for my son. I'm using Mod-Podge to decoupage pictures and designs, along with acrylic paint on the blocks. I know that Mod-Podge is water soluble, so it could make for a pretty gummy block after a 6 month old attacks it. I'll need to make it water proof somehow. On reading a particular Instructable on these blocks, the author said to use a non-toxic acrylic sealer. I could not find such a sealer (or none stated "non-toxic") at the craft-store. What is a safe brand or alternative to use? OR. . . Mod-Podge aside, what kind of method would YOU use to make these said set of baby-safe blocks? I thank you, kindly!
Asked by tobywankenobi 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
This future instructable will show you how to make levels that I make or if you have made on I will collaborate the future instructable with you and you can post yours. if you don't want to be colaborated all you have to do is post a picture of your level ,tell me what map you used ,what story line you edited it from. and I will re create it and ad it to this instructable. please do not post a level unless it's some awesome machine ,or if it can actually be beaten. ideas for levels: try to get Gorrilda to the Gurts but lure her to explode bombs to blow them up. Try to make here take a detour so she doesn't. I made one just like that where it shoots a Gurt into space if you don't stop Gorrilda from detonating the bomb. more coming soon... maybe.
Posted by the_burrito_master 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have been looking at minecraft mods recently and I wanted to find a tutorial on how to make (not install) a minecraft mod. Naturally, I went to Google, but all the tutorials I found were how to install mods, not make them. So I ask you, community, to please present me with at least a decent tutorial on how to modify minecraft. (and not how to make a texture pack either)
Asked by bighead5454 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I would like to build raised beds approximately 2 1/2' tall and between 3 1/2 to 4' wide (planting area). I want to construct the "walls" out of concrete cinder blocks .. I ALSO want to place a 2" thick concrete "counter or bench" top on the wall. My question is .. how far of overhang can I have for the "bench slab" on top of the "wall" without having to add braces etc? EX: if I use 6" wide cinder blocks (with rebar & concrete) .. and the wall is only between 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall .. and only being used to contain soil .. not to withstand major structural elements .. how far can the concrete bench top extend from the front of the wall?
Asked by RayVyn 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Asked by crazykiddo 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Neighbors Project just launched a new group dedicated purely to the art of block parties. Check it out.Those Instructables will still appear in this group, but the majority of the discussion about block parties will happen in the Block Party group. Enjoy!
Posted by neighborsproject 11 years ago
The bamboo shakuhachi, the end is it open or blocked
Asked by charlesw0001 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Asked by ybedull 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I am in hostel ,want's to unlock the all site
Asked by Ritu Raj 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Ok, i have found a way to class the block triggers without posting a list with a zillion links.When you find a block trigger gun, add it to this group. If you look at the ible, and see that it is added to the group, then it is a block trigger.
Posted by DJ Radio 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Greetings! I'm curious about everyone's experience with using RIFD blocking fabric for blocking phone transmissions. If I put my phone in a pocket like this, will my phone struggle even harder to find a signal and run my battery down quickly? What other concerns come into play with using this to block signals to digital devices? I plan to experiment with different fabrics from lessemf.com if anyone has some recommendations or warnings. Thanks! image supplied by http://creativity-online.com/work/trident-focus-life-gear-collection/
Posted by scoochmaroo 4 years ago | last reply 1 year ago
4-Sided Diamond Hone Block I was wondering if it would be a good idea to use this to polish up my katana that I'm building. I already have a whet stone but it powders easily and seems to not be able to handle the job. also it takes forever i want something with a lower grit.
Asked by the_burrito_master 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago