What can I make

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


Finding the right foam

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 5 years ago


HELP - IDEAS NEEDED

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


Art room wars in Grade 8

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 10 years ago


Minecraft Textures

Hi!  This is a forum to post the textures that you have made for Minecraft blocks.  In your post, be sure to include an image of the texture and what type of block it is.  Please post, comment, and subscribe! :)

Posted by electronicz 4 years ago


Water Cooling Blocks, used

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


School Computer Blocked Sites (Macs)

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


What is the correct name for this plastic?

I have seen this stuff used by machinists for jig making and small parts. What is the professional name for this plastic? I thought it might be ABS plastic but i dont know for sure

Posted by SlickSqueegie 5 years ago


equation to work out temperature rise please?

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


Ice Alaska: Ice

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 10 years ago


boom blocks levels

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 9 years ago


killerks pistol has a block trigger

KillerKs pistol is a block trigger so why is it in a group that hates block triggers?

Posted by King_Banana 10 years ago


New Block Party group

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


New way to class block triggers

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


rise up my block trigger friends!

Make a movement to shut up people that hate block triggers, for block trigger haters dont like it dont look at it.

Posted by captianchase 11 years ago


what do U consider a block trig to be

Tell me whatcha think

Posted by knexfreak95 8 years ago


im at school and EVERTHING is blocked, except instructables

I NEED something to do, im so bored, but the words, firefox, hack, and a bunch of other words are blocked

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


instructables being blocked by PhishTank

Please remove the offending file that is causing your site to be blocked by many products that use PhishTank's data. Details:  http://www.phishtank.com/phish_detail.php?phish_id=1088349

Posted by JP 7 years ago


Suggestion - Blocked Video

Many of us out here have firewalls that block video. The result is a box with the 'X'. This looks kludgy. Is there anything you can do? Perhaps show a picture in place of the video?

Posted by 2ManyProjects 9 years ago


The "Info" block in answers seems to be scrambled

The "Info" block in answers seems to be scrambled.  I'm using firefox 3.6.8.  Refresh doesn't help.

Posted by Re-design 8 years ago


Block of ice heated via induction

science is awesome. block of ice heated via induction till it glows red hot then lights on fire. NEAT!  

Posted by crapflinger 7 years ago


Blocking or Banning users

I would like to have a way to block a user, or ban a user from commenting on my instructables.  Currently you can send a patch, subscribe to, or send a private message to a user.  I would like to see a block tool as well. I have had users that started discussion threads on my instructables that become offtopic, or inappropriate.  Flagging the individual comments when they post takes time.  If we could block them, then it would stop the commenting all at once. Instructables could even use this filter as a guide to see what users consistently are being blocked, and use it to ban users who are abusive.

Posted by KronoNaut 8 years ago


what's wrong with block triggers?

What is wrong with the block trigger mechanism because I have yet to see a powerful gun without the mechanism. and the sear system has it's flaws. So what I think you hate is the mechanism and what do you think about the mechanism with the true trigger attached?

Posted by smidge147 10 years ago


"block this user" message function not working

Will someone tell me what in god's name is going on with that?!

Posted by acoleman3 6 years ago


How do u get passed a block at school?

Plz help me. i want to get on smashbeats at school bt the computers blocked it for streaming videos. some1 PLZ PLZ help me get around it

Posted by RIPKeithWade51310 7 years ago


Blocking Sunlight

Would putting aluminum foil on the windows on the side of the house that gets the most sun be helpful in blocking out the heat of the sun? Our HVAC literally runs all day, from 8am-1am, and we're trying to help cut out some of its work before it goes on strike! If you know what I mean... Any advice?

Posted by thickneckarts 8 years ago


Pages blocked

Just recently certain pages have not been displaying, along with the Instructables header. Probably ad ware problems

Posted by Mud Stuffin 9 years ago


2 Great Photo/Ad blocking add-ons for Firefox.

I hate ads. I hate them so much. My Internet is incredibly slow with them. But, there is 2 GREAT add-ons for Firefox. One is Adblocker, and FlashBlock. Adblocker can block most images. There is usually a little translucent tab that pops up with the word "block" on it, along with the button in the upper right hand corner that allows you to choose what to block. It's entirely free. But,blocking images weren't enough to speed up Firefox. Then I discovered FlashBlock. Guess what it does. It's slightly defective in a way that it blocks EVERY .flv or .swf item on the page, including YouTube videos, but if you roll your mouse over the blocked area, the little flash sign will change to a play arrow, allowing you to play the item without complications. This is also 100% free. I highly recommend these to anyone using Firefox so they can speed it up very significantly, especially if you're using a Netbook. -NYPA

Posted by NYPA 8 years ago


Gaming in school

Does anyone know of games websites/ links that are not blocked by a schools filtration system? I get so damn bored in ICT lessons

Posted by ti112 11 years ago


Why do we?

Today I'm going to talk about the so dreaded block trigger that everyone hates. But why? You say they lack (or have none) innovation. You can't deny it. Even the greatest K'NEXers started out with block triggers. The K'NEX gun itself started with a block trigger. So people are just shunning our orgin. With out the block trigger, K'NEX guns would've NEVER existed. Think about it. Since newer systems were thought of and built, people just don't prefer block triggers. I don't hate block triggers, i just don't prefer them. It's not like we should all go praise them for they are our orgin, but we should just ignore them if you still hate them, or just keep in mind that this is our orgin and not even say a thing.

Posted by NYPA 9 years ago


Instructable blocked at my school

Instructables is blocked at my school. I had it unblocked at one point, and since then it is again blocked. How do I convince the higher ups, principal and IT personnel, that this is a website that the school should be able to access. I teach at a school that teaches high school age students trades like welding, culinary arts, carpentry, graphic design, automotive technology, machine tool, metal fab, masonry, business, nursing, agriculture, and cosmetology. I think I hit all the classes. Instructables would be a great site for students or classes to showcase their work. Suggestions? 

Posted by ehudwill 6 years ago


What happens to my phone in an RFID blocking wallet?

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


Getting Past Dansgaurdian

Ok so at my school they are ultra paranoid and dont want us downloading ZIP files or going to sites with certain keywords. Well for a while that has been making research for progects and such VERY VERY hard. Last year me and my buddies figured out that we could just use a proxy site like www.cantbustme.com or www.hidemyass.com ETC ETC. But this year they blocked proxy and they blocked the keyword "Proxy" all together : ( . Now I can barely research at school and about 40% of the internet is blocked, they also blocked ZIP files which is a major pain in the butt. I really really need to get by this block and if you all could help me out it would be awesome! Oh and my school uses Dell desktop PC's and I am using a Macbook, nothing is installed on my computer so I think it is the schools network that is blocking me with Dansgaurdian .http://dansguardian.org/

Posted by jackillac92 10 years ago


Knex block triggers

Why is everyone so hyped up about knex block triggers, you dont have to go to the block trigger instructibles. If you do go to thier instructible you dont have to tell them thier gun sucks. This whole knex gun thing started out as block triggers.Back then Every one liked them and almost every instructible was block trigger. When oodulumps, Mepain, and all the other good knex builders came in,they started making all this cool stuff that was different than block triggers. After they posted all the cool stuff they had going on, new people came in ,and got inspired to make knex guns. They wanted to post thier guns , so they did. And now that all the older people are so tired of block triggers, they send bad comments to people who are new to knex guns. Which I think is wrong because they are at the level of knex guns that we used to be at one year ago. They only difference is that they came later, and dont know as much as we do. If anyone disagrees with my opinion please comment on why you disagree. Sorry if I had any misspelled words in this forum, or if you did not understand. Please tell me if you do not understand and I will fix that.Thank you for reading.

Posted by fobblewabble 11 years ago


Overlay bug -- gifts "ad" NO LONGER blocks access to Contests, Forums, Submit

The "overlay" advertisement for the Gifts page, which was deployed around noon, blocks access to the Contests, Forums, and Submit links in the masthead.  This is annoying and ought to be remedied :-/ UPDATE:  Somebody noticed this pretty quickly.  The ad is now positioned in the empty space next to the Instructables title.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago


RFID BLOCKING, MADE SIMPLE

I have seen RFID wallets, sleeves, and cards.  I like the IDEA of RFID blocking cards that you sandwich your credit cards between. So, my question is thus... If I had two cards made of 21 gauge aluminum and placed them on in the last pocket on both sides of my wallet, would this block the RFID scanners?  If not, then what would it take? What just programming some RFID chips and put them in my wallet to eff with the scanners?  I know there are things like this in the market, but very over priced.  I have contacts in the RFID scanning and deployment world, so it would not be hard for my to get my hands on this stuff. What do you all think!?

Posted by benjaminleebates 3 years ago


Code blocks not respecting code

So, I got some feedback that my 'ible has some errors in it (which is somewhat expected :D )  I went to the instructable, to do some editing and noticed that the problems are likely coming from and tags that are in the code blocks. I tried to remove them, but they come back when I save.  I noticed this happens in *all* my code blocks.  Changing the format of text in code blocks makes Instructables unacceptable as a way to share code. Considering the amount of code for many projects on this site, this potentially breaks many of them, or at the very least makes it harder for others to copy the code for their projects.   Please make tags repect all formatting within!  Thanks, JR

Posted by jack ruby 2 years ago


How do you block porn from appearing on your Mac?

I need to block all porn contents from my Mac. My young friend uses the computer and I notice that when she is logging out, she clicks out of porn sites those are opened and tells me she doesn't know how they got there. The question I have is can porn sites pop out of nowhere and show their contents out of the blue? Please help and excuse my ignorance in this. Thank you.

Posted by Jessicabrown 6 years ago


Blokcing WIFI Signals

I am researching materials to block wifi signals. I´d like to find the best ones in order to avoid being hit by those wireless killers. Anything that can be of help would be greatly appreciated. Thx

Posted by bytor70s 3 years ago


OPENDNS is blocking access to streamsend links in your mailings

The OPENDNS DNS lookup and anti-phishing service I've used for the last few years has suddenly  decided that the streamsend redirected links in the Instructables weekly newsletters are an attempt at phishing.  I am able to access the instructables web site directly, but I can't follow links from your emails any more. I receive the weekly newsletter through Yahoo email. My older Instructables newsletters that I was previously able to read are having their streamsend links blocked too. This is a problem between streamsend and OPENDNS.  However, Instructables is affected by this if they're a customer of streamsend.

Posted by AGetzler 8 years ago


Those "K"-things blocker, now with Instructable

Bad move on my part...Its blocked by the old version of the script :PYou'll need the new one to get updates. So if you didn't notice, because it was blocked, check it out!

Posted by zachninme 11 years ago


Photos from this year's NRW 2012 Robot Block Party!

Everyone had a robo-tastic time at the Robot Block Party for National Robotics Week at the Autodesk Gallery! On Monday, April 9, the Instructables crew invited the community to check out robot demos, workshops, and enjoy home-made liquid nitrogen ice cream! Here are some images of the party - Thanks to everyone who joined us, what a blast!

Posted by audreyobscura 6 years ago


WImeo is censored in Indonesia

Hi I live in Indonesia and am a great fan of instructables, I recently signed up for Arduino class and robotics class. But turns out Wimeo that you use to show videos is blocked in Indonesia ( to stop people watching porn)  This makes it harder to follow the classes and see results of experiments and so on. Could you also make the videos available on youtube and just put a link in under the videos as that is not blocked here. ? thank you for your attention

Posted by jarcher12 1 year ago


Block and Tackle Help - Adjusting Lift

Hello, I am working on a project that will lift up a flap, that is mounted to the bottom of a screen door, when the door opens. I am using a block and tackle to do the lifting when the door swing open. Everything works as expected but I would like the flap to travel more, move up/down more but I am not sure how to accomplish that. I the attached image, the red X's indicates a non-moveable part. The 2 black circles are pulleys. The yellow line is the rope. The green up/down arrow is the part that I would like to raise up higher. Is there a way to do that without getting too complicated? Thanks!

Posted by sdtacoma 1 year ago


Pages blocked by odd pictures and search banner

I'm not sure what's happening to the pages I'm viewing: - the orange search banner is across many of the pages I look at, and I can't get it to budge, so it blocks the content under it - on my "You" page, the photos from the members I've subscribed to are spread out all over the page, blocking the rest of the content on the page. Other problems I'm having- - When I publish an Instructable, I can't budge the bar to show the expense or level of difficulty - My replies to some of the comments got bunched together under one comment (I noticed someone else had this problem, too, when I read their comments). None of these is a big problem, and I love the site overall, but the search banner is annoying when it covers part of some instructions ;P

Posted by Puzzledd 8 years ago


The Toy Building Blocks Contest starts Monday 7/1!

Calling all master builders! You've wanted a toy building block contest for some time, here it is! Clear a spot on the carpet and dive into your favorite building bricks or blocks and create something amazing. We're looking for projects that use toy building bricks in any way. Share your epic LEGO, Kre-O or MegaBlock creation, and win some amazing LEGO prizes. Submissions can include special construction techniques to photos of a completed project. We want to see your best creations made with toy building bricks. We've got amazing LEGO prizes for the winners to keep your building skills as sharp as the pros. This contest is open to all types of *building blocks or brick*, from any manufacturer, and modified pieces are acceptable. Check out the official contest page for more info! Contest is open July 1 - August 12, 2013.

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago


Google ads not clearing

Google is pitching ads that don't go away and block content.

Posted by onlylooklikepackrat 6 years ago


Foameez - Foam building and packing block

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


killerk

Finally! a group that doesn;t allow killerks block triggers. no effense killerk but your WAY to popular!!!!!!

Posted by chopstx 9 years ago


Anyone familiar with the Phonebloks Project?

Anyone familiar with the Phoneblok Project? 

Posted by blkhawk 5 years ago