EarthBound for SNES (Mother 2)

Hello, I recently played some earthbound, and found it to be fantastic.  So, I know there are some hardcore EB* fans out there, just gonna say, I'm not one of them.  So, really I made this for people to chat about EB and discuss problems they have in the game. So, say,"Fuzzy pickles"! *EarthBound

Topic by nancyjohns 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


slow voltage current builder: how to increase voltage,current in ramp manner upto the desired value?

Let us assume a system requires 230V ac, 6 amp. When we switch it on, the voltage and current instantly shoots up from zero to 230V,6amp. I want the system to receive the voltage,current slowly ,i.e, when it is  switched on, the voltage,current should increase from zero in a ramp manner ,and when it reaches 230V,6amp, it should remain there till  the system is switched off.

Question by iamnimisha 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Beaded necklace with bound neck section

Hi all, I've got this necklace that I'd love to recreate. The neck section appears to be bound with cotton, and the rest is strung with beads. Is there a tutorial somewhere for something like this? Cheers!

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


how could i bound polyurethane and silicone ?

Hi I'm trying to make a two part model in polyurethane resin with a thin silicone membrane connecting them so it can expend  and still be maintained by the silicone layer. The problem is that i need to pour the silicone into the model, so i can't make them stick together with some coating or glue. Instead of the silicone i thought about using polyurethane elastomer but it is usually not very elastic and does not age well when frequently teared neither. So i'm searching for a way to pour silicone into polyurethan resin and make it stick. Maybe eventually by putting some fiber on the resin surface while wet so it'll get trapped in the silicone layer while it will catalyze but i doubt it'll resist to the tear strengh for a long term use. Did any of you tried it or found a solution to that problem ?

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


Antarctica-Bound Hybrid-Electric Hummers Visit Pier 9

Drive Around the World, a nonprofit founded in the Bay Area, revealed its latest innovation, a pair of hybrid­-electric Polar Traverse Vehicles, also known as the Zero South PTVs. These two unique vehicles are bound for a history­-making expedition across Antarctica and they came to Pier 9 today to talk about it.  These revolutionary vehicles, designed using Autodesk tools, have undergone an extensive transformation from gas guzzling Hummers to open source, environmentally conscious biofuel hybrid­-electric vehicles outfitted with ice tracks and capable of standing up to the Earth’s harshest environments. Vehicle designers and leading NASA scientists discussed the expedition's logistics and the latest in climate discoveries. From the Zero South team: There is intentional irony in repurposing the Hummer H1, which many view as a contemporary symbol of gross consumer waste and inefficiency. Others view it as a remarkable multipurpose machine capable of extreme on­ and off­-road performance. But no matter which way the audience is ³polarized² by the vehicle, this adventure will appeal to everyone. Zero South Electrical Engineer Brock Winberg

Topic by xxlauraxx 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Where would be a good place to find a cheap, but nicely bound book?

I'm working on a project where I I'd love to have a finely bound book, (leather, gold leaf, etc) but I don't care about what the book is about since I'll be removing all the pages. Where should I look for something like this?  I'd hate to buy an heirloom just to ruin it.  The few fine used book stores I've looked at didn't have anything like this.

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


Any ideas for a printer that can print onto a bound notebook's pages?

Hi, I've been wondering about this for a while. I would like some sort of machine that can print onto the pages of a book that is already bound. For example: If I have a leather notebook and I want to print a poem or some such onto a page I would then load the book into the printer and the printhead would move around the page to print the required text (as opposed to the page being moved in a normal printer). I was wondering if anybody knew of an existing tutorial, product hack that might allow me to do this? What I have found is the following: -Axidraw - this is probably the closest to what I want but it is quite expensive. -Handibot - this does what I had in mind but for cutting. My ideal would be something like this that prints. -Printer modification - another step in the right direction but this only works if the material being printed on is of a fixed height. The constraints I foresee is the fact that the pages in the book need to be kept flat and that the height of what is being printed on can vary. If there is a solution out there I haven't been able to come up with the search terms to find it. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Marcu

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


Print to... a book?

I have access to a printer, which can print on standard paper - but that's not what I want. There are publishing houses (and Instructables!) that can print my text in a bound book - but that's not quite what I want, either (not yet!) What I want is: a printer, that can take an empty, bound book (Moleskine for example)... and print in it. Without damaging the book! Has anyone made,or bought, such a printer? At first I thought it would need to be some form of XY plotter, but a normal print head should do the job. The trick would be setting the page limits, holding the unused portion of the book, and to start the print at the spine.

Topic by AlanC2 4 years ago


Covering hardcover books

I've been trying to find out what I can do to make my favorite set of hardcover books match my new collector's edition that is leather bound. Apparently I have to know how to bind a book. does anyone know how to make a leather cover to go on the existing hardcover so that I don't have to tear the book apart and sew it back together page by page?!!! Perhaps there is some sort of new-fangled self-adhesive leather on the market? Anyways. Whats an easy way to make a hardcover book look like it is leather bound?

Topic by oddmuffin14 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Convert Audio file to Text

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


Robot, made on the BBC

It's a big website (it even contains an Infinite Improbability Drive ), so it was bound to happen - Robot has snuck into the kiddies' Make and Do section of the website. He doesn't look too happy about it, though.Here are the instructions - there's even a video.

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


Where can I buy transparent touch switches? Answered

Basically I need a thin, transparent, pressure switch which can be glued, or otherwise bound to a glass surface, and determine when something is resting on it. It only needs to be an electrical switch, and does not have to report the coordinates of the contact. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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


How do I add cushion and fabric to wrought iron?

I am upholstering a wrought iron table and chair set. The chairs didn't initially have cushion or fabric on the back. I would like know how can I adhere these materials to these chairs? The fabric on the back of the chair in the photos is just set in the space, it is not bound. Please help.

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


If certified in CPR are you required to help in an emergency situation? And if you don't can you be sued? Answered

I am considering CPR certification and I am aware of the "Good Samaritan Law" that protects you from lawsuits for trying to help a victim and failing to save their life.  My concern is, are you bound by the law to help in every emergency situation that arises?  If I choose not to intervene are there legal ramifications?

Question by hicksdm 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


Peak Everything

According to TreeHugger, we're running out of 8 important resources. Oil is getting a lot of attention now, but get ready for other prices to go up as well.No matter how you look at it, the Earth is finite. There is only so much space and so much stuff on it. With more and more people wanting more and more things, we're bound to hit our limits. The question now is whether we've already hit them and, if not, why wait? Peak Everything

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


ornithopter crank does not rotate (rubber band model that i'm building)

When i wind up the rubber band , the crank is pulled back too tightly against the bearing and the connecting sticks refuse to budge due to friction and the wings don't flap.is there a better non friction way to do this?i mean, if the rubber band pulls the crank back through the hook, there's bound to be friction. how do i solve this? please help.

Question by promit.net 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


BioFuel: fuel cells of lesser god?

I was just reading one of the biochemistry articles I have, and noticed that urea, the main componant of urine, has an extra, and not so tightly bound hydrogen atom attached to it.   I am thinking renewable fuel cell fuel here, but other then smell, are there any other draw backs to using this?  I mean, I realize the salt content may or may not be a bit hard on metal parts etc. ..  Feed back welcome !

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


How to make a external keyboard key?

Im looking to have an external key pad (connected with usb) with only one button, so that it has its own key function and can be independently bound to any program in your computer. Think of it as an external alt key or ctrl key that can be used for hot keys It can even be an existing key on the key board but more preferably its own key. If anyone thinks they can do this DIY please let me know, Thanks!

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do you build a spring loaded baseball bat for a wheel chair?

My 4 year old is wheel chair bound. He is too weak to hold a bat and swing it.. So I want to attach a spring loaded baseball bat to his wheel chair, and all he does is hit a button to swing the bat. The bat would reload manually or ideally automatically. The same concept would work to 'kick' a soccer ball if we just attach the 'tool' lower on the wheelchair.

Question by gluckc 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


An Exhibition of Mechanical and Artistic Wonders!

Now is the time to submit your Applications to sell your lovely wares at The Great Hand Car Regatta and Exposition of Mechanical and Artistic Wonders in Santa Rosa, Ca. This one day event will feature live music, sideshows, food and human powered, rail-bound and artistic racing contraptions of all sorts. We hope to have a large area devoted to independent Crafters and Makers. Please download an application and peruse our site at www.handcarregatta.com lovely, just lovely!

Topic by little green 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to make a pocket for dress shirt? Answered

I would like to add pockets to some ready made shirts I bought for my husband. (I had forgotten he only likes shirts with pockets....they were so nice that it flew out of my mind.) I don't really have enough material to cut a patch from the bottom of shirts. But I thought maybe I could add some sort of hidden pocket by making something like a bound buttonhole with a hidden pocket of a similar color in cotton. Does anyone have a solution? Thanks, Bratmamma

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


Any Good and Cheap Materials Out There?

I am looking for a cheap material for my projects that durable, strong, and with a nice texture. However, I cannot really find one. I thought about wood, but whenever I tried to sand/smooth it out, it never turn out right. I though about plastic (as in 3D printing), but I can't really afford a printer with my budget and since I am bound to make mistakes, I don't think 3D printing services would be good either.   What would be a good material to use that is cheap, durable, and has premium feel to it? 

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


Nice paper: Constraints on possible "antigravity" of antimatter

A new preprint on arXiv does an excellent job of deriving strong constraints on the possible "antigravity" (gravitational repulsion) of antimatter, based on very precise experimental data and a minimum of theoretical assumptions. Karshenboim goes through several complex and detailed analyses to set tight limits on antigravity effects.The argument I like best goes as follows: if antimatter feels a gravitational repulsion relative to matter, then "pure neutral" bodies, like positronium (bound states of e+ and e-) or photons (which are their own antiparticles) should feel no gravity at all. That trivially contradicts the gravitational deflection of light, and therefore can't be true.

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


3D Printers for Special Needs Makers

Cameron is a wheelchair-bound maker in Colorado using 3D Printing.  He's especially interested in creating a head motion-controlled robotic arm that would use 3D Printing to make the brackets and fixtures to mount a portable system onto a wheelchair.  This robotic arm would really help people like Cameron navigate the world, but it could also be used at a workbench by non-handicapped makers as a 3rd arm.   So, an Indigogo campaign was started to raise funds to help Makers with specific physical needs get access to 3d printing: http://youtu.be/J2QsMNqi09w   http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/3d-printers-for-special-needs-makers Go, look, it's cool.

Topic by Kiteman 5 years ago


Moral Dilemma

I came up with an interesting moral dilemma (I think that's the right term for it) yesterday. I want to see what people think of it and what their response would be. It goes something like this: Imagine that you are in a relationship (if you are already, you can use your current partner as an example). Things are going well, you're both happy, etc.. One day, the two of you come across a mysterious pair of rings in a local market. You ask the vendor about them and he tells you that they are magic rings. If you each put them on the other person's finger, you will become bound to each other and will not be able to remove the rings unless one of you dies. Should that happen, the surviving person if confronted with a decision: they can either continue to wear the ring, until they die, and be guaranteed to be bound to the other person for eternity, even in the afterlife, or they can remove the ring, thus breaking the bond. Should they choose to break the bond, they will never see the other person again, not even in the afterlife. He also tells you that, as long as you wear the ring, you will never be able to be in another relationship. Knowing all this, if your partner were to die, which would you choose: Keep the ring and never be able to be in another relationship, but be guaranteed to see your partner again once you die, or remove the ring and be unable to see your partner again for all of eternity, even after you die? Leave your response down below. If there's anything you don't understand, or need clarifying, just ask and I'll see if I can make it easier to understand.

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


Please can I have some help with a boost/buck convertor?

HiI want to use one of the cheap boost/buck convertor to increase and decrease variably my 12v power supply. I have now purchase and (bricked) 4 now as each time I remove the board bound pots and solder in ones I can mount on the front panel I must wire them incorrectly even though I mirror the pin set up. I have tried all types of pots single turn and multi-turn always make sure I match the resistance value of the original.Please help, what is this rooky doing wrong?

Question by Rushey 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


BarCamp Little Rock (Instructablers from Memphis, Tulsa, LR)

I'm throwing a barcamp in Little Rock on October 11. If you've done any cool instructables, we'd love to hear about your projects. This BarCamp is one of the few that actually takes place at a bar, so 21 and up, but it's bound to be a good time and a very relaxed and informal way to intro your project to an adoring (read: geeky) public. Admission is free, and we're probably going to have some food and t-shirts on hand (thanks, as-yet-unnamed sponsors!). If it sounds good to you, sign up at http://barcamp.org/BarCampLittleRock. The password to edit is c4mp. If you want to keep up with news from the event, you can go to http://barcamplittlerock.com; if you'd like to get in touch with me, I'm at barcamplittlerock@gmail.com.

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


Kiteman Challenge

Sorry folks, due to problems out of Kiteman's control, he cannot publish the full details of the International Challenge at the moment. However, if you are waiting to see what you need to Make to enter, I can reveal that it needs to be something with a (very) vaguely "international" theme, whether that is the cuisine of another country, a device to make foreign travel more bearable, or some other Make you can fit into the definition or concept of "international". Prizes will be: > One first prize of a full 12 month pro membership > One second prize of a six month membership > Two runners-up of single 3-month memberships. > Various patches Entrance will be open to all members, regardless of location, but there will be special restrictions regarding the prizes. Please remember that this is not an official Instructables contest, Kiteman is running it as a private individual, so it is not bound by the site's current contest rules.

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


how to acquire materials for a gokart/human powered vehicle???

Ok so i once again have a crazy yet bound to work sceme the only problem is i do not have the resources or raw materials basically what i need are a couple good condition yet unwanted bikes naturally i turn to my local thrift stores but oh bummer my pickup truck is out for good (the engine is literally out of the vehicle) so basically i am unable to transport the bikes to my home and since everyone else in my family drives tiny economic cars i am really stuck i could  techinally ask one of my neighbors but that would be akward (i am between 12 and 16 years old) i really need help with this one guys (and girls) any ideas are most appreciated thank you, fidgety2

Topic by fidgety2 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Charging NiMh batteries using a small motor - Help!!

I want to build a battery charger that is capable of charging 12v (2x6v) of NI-Mh PCB type batteries (varta packs from farnell) . I think the batteries are button types bound together. The input will be from a small 1" diameter motor spun to give 12v out (I assume this is a dynamo). The output from the batteries needs to power : a 12v wireless reciever (6mA standby/66mA switching) a 12v - 24v dc/dc converter powering a solenoid at 25mA@24v. I have seen a 12v charge regulator in Maplins but it is designed for car batteries. If I send the 12v motor/dynamo output to the charge controller and then onto the batteries will they blow up? As I am a mechanical engineer this is new to me so can anyone help ?

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


Am I the only one who think K'nex have gone downhill?!?!?!

Hi all, For the past 5 years, yes K'nex has been terrible with all the micro bricks and stuff and it being compatible with LEGOs. And you think that they wouldn't do anymore damage by promoting these sets, would you? I mean the amount of bad feedback they get is off the scale. AND NOW, they are releasing TitanFall Sets and more Mario sets and Plants vs Zombies  <----- Bound to fail. Do K'nex even take into account the feedback from their models and how overpriced they are? source - http://www.vg247.com/2014/02/21/titanfall-mario-and-plants-vs-zombies-knex-sets-revealed/ For those who don't know, TitanFall is a Xbox One game to be released out in March/April. The Beta is currently out. What are your thoughts and opinions?

Topic by hunter999 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Free 3D Prints for Tips & Tricks!

The first 10 people who enter the Electronics Tips & Tricks Contest this week (6/25/12) and have their project featured will get a free 3D print. All prints are going to be made on our Objet printers and must fit within the bounds of 3" x 3" x 3". If you don't have files that you want printed, you can receive a 3D-printed Instructables Robot figurine instead. Some featuring guidelines for Photo Instructables are as follows: Has an original, unique and/or compelling idea Title fits and explains the project All photos are original Contains at least 3 photos, and at least 1 image of the final project All photos are in focus with correct lighting At least 2 paragraphs describing project inspiration, process, outcome, challenges, etc Reference links and files if required

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


Has anyone ever done this? Will this make a massive explosion, or is there a gap?

Okay, so I have decided not to do this,but I'm just curious if anyone has done somthing simmilar to this? The design is very,very,VERY, simple,basically it is just two oxygen cylinders and two MAPP cylinders bound together with duct tape. There is an explosive device in the center (C4 or a steel pipe with blackpowder?). When the explosive device goes off, its force raptures each of the cylinders. The MAPP(fuel source, duh!) mixes with oxygen(oxidiser obviously) and heat (from the explosive device) to create one massive explosion. I'm not really going to do this, but just curious about what would happen if I did. Would it work, or is there a fault in this design? BTW- If you did or are going to try this out, please, post a video. Oh yea, and do it in the middle of nowhere where no one could get hurt,and make sure you are safe as well.

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


Gift Exchange

My skills include: Leather work, Prop making, Computer Hacking, Photography What I'd like to make for someone: A leather bound book I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): Small or Medium I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Yes What I like: Cyberpunk, Photography, well placed design, unique ideas and Apple Macs What I don't like: N/A I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) Type of thing I'd love to receive: Something a bit different looking to adorn a shelf or coffee table Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Yes Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Yes, I am over 18.

Topic by gmjhowe 8 years ago


The Case for Working With Your Hands

There's an interesting article at nytimes.com called The Case for Working With Your Hands that covers the appeal of getting down and dirty and fixing things with your hands. Instead of getting lost in cubicle land, the author encourages people to get away from alternate universe corporate realities and dive into a world where you can easily see the results of your actions.The trades suffer from low prestige, and I believe this is based on a simple mistake. Because the work is dirty, many people assume it is also stupid. This is not my experience. I have a small business as a motorcycle mechanic in Richmond, Va., which I started in 2002. I work on Japanese and European motorcycles, mostly older bikes with some "vintage" cachet that makes people willing to spend money on them. I have found the satisfactions of the work to be very much bound up with the intellectual challenges it presents. And yet my decision to go into this line of work is a choice that seems to perplex many people. The Case for Working With Your Hands

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Old Laptop----> Digital Photo Frame

This is an idea for a craft project: I'd like to have a digital photo frame, but I just can't bring myself to pay $200 for one. Now, I've got an old laptop sitting around the house that is slower than frozen mollasses, but has a nice big LCD screen goin' for it. It could definitely handle a photo slideshow. It's just a question of changing the laptop physically so it will hang on the wall and look nice-- remove all the unecessary stuff and strap what you still need to the back of the LCD and voila! I've had this idea for a while now, but there's no way in heck I have enough technical expertise to pull it off. So, I'm puttin' it out there to all you people who are smarter than me. One of yall is bound to be smart enough to pull it off. And then the rest of us will follow in your footsteps-- stand on your shoulders as it were-- and turn our old, crappy, laptops into nifty new peices of gadgety wall art.

Topic by Ke11iente 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Great event to show off your cool contraptions!!!

I just thought I would let you know of an event I'm producing in September in Northern Ca. It's going to be quite Edwardian-Futurist in orientation and aesthetic. The event is a human-powered, kinetic, rail-bound sculpture race and so much more. We have negotiated with the city of Santa Rosa, Ca., to close down a number of streets and we will be using the Railroad Square Depot parking lot and railroad tracks for our main event. There will be an array of bicycle based contraptions. Exhibitions of Mechanical and Artistic Wonders by all sorts of notorious tinkers from around the Bay Area. (Cyclecide, Kinetic Steam Works, Bryan Tedrick, Todd Barricklow, Neverwas Haul and more) There will be food booths, amazing craft vendors, all day music, random circus acts, large art installations and sideshow performances as well. www.handcarregatta.com

Topic by little green 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Leather Spine on Plastic Coated Binding? Answered

Hi All. My name is Craig and I've been binding books for a while and come up with a problem today. I hade some pages ring-bound (You know, where they punch the paper with those square holes and hold them together with the plastic ring strip.) Anyways, there were too many pages, making the binding weak and so I decided to bind them. I've done this before by simply sowing together through all the bindng holes and then creating and attaching a cover like with a standard book. However, this time I was (1) lazy and didn't feel like going through all the effort to make a proper binding cover, (2) there was already a perfectly good front and back cover page which I wanted to keep anyway, and (3) I liked the look of the current binding (it has a clear plastic sheet ove the back page and front page) and want to keep the same look. Okay, now my problem is that when sowing together the pages I kept the plastic sheets over the front and back pages to maintain that gloss look. (It's those plastic A4 sheets that they normally place on the front page when plastic-ring binding - though I had one placed over the back too.) The pages are bound perfectly fine and sturdy but the sowing looks unsightly. I cut a piece of leather to place over the spine and overlapping onto the front and back page edges by about 1cm. The leather is very thin and has thin fabric-like mesh on the back lining it. I have no idea what to do to hold them together. At the moment I scrapped the plastic a bit with a needle to create a slightly rough surface to try help with the glue and am holding the bond down with a heavy weight. Though I highly doubt this will hold even if I let it dry. If this doesn't work I thought of maybe trying to use a hot glue gun and putting glue on the leather and then trying the same weight method again. I'm a little weary of using hot glue though as I don't want to ruin the pages as they were expensive to print and took so much time to print and bind. Does anyone have any ideas what I could try? P.S. Apologies that there are no pictures to show what I'm working with.

Question by CraigR46 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


AC Pump Motor Not Working? Answered

I have just come across a free pool pump and hope I will be able to get it up and running.  So far I have had absolutely no luck with it.  The run switch seems to work and so I don't think it is the culprit.  I have even tried two newish capacitors which I know work.  When I plug it in it just hums.  It doesn't throw the breaker so I don't think a short is the problem and it isn't bound up as I can turn it easily by hand.  There is also no sign of twitching as the motor attempts to start.  The overpower protection switch seems to be good and shows continuity across all polls.  The motor itself has continuity where I believe it is necessary so I am at a loss for what could be wrong.  The motor says it is good for 115 volts as well as higher but I would prefer not to shove higher voltages through it if not necessary.  Do any of you have ideas on how I could get this up and running as the pump is in excellent condition and will be useful as a runoff booster pump.

Question by jj.inc 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


My Chihuahua doesn't like the new puppy. He's been being aggressive, please help!

 we just got a new Chihuahua puppy ( a little girl) yesterday. She is spastic and literally the definition of hyperactive. we also have another Chihuahua, my 2 1/2 year old boy, who had taken a very big liking to me the day I got him. every thing was fine yesterday, he sniffed the pup and even licked her face a couple times. he growled a little when she played roughly with his own two pups ( both boys), but that is all that happened. until today: I was trying to get the pup to go to the bathroom and she kept bounding all over the place, especially on me, but my boy didn't seem to like that at all. He was suddenly very aggressive and made many sharp movements as if he was going to bite the little pup ( he didn't). Is he jealous? afraid I like the pup more? or is he just trying to be protective?

Question by Dragonb1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What books got you diy-dreaming?

I can remember reading DIY books as a child and feeling empowered to build.  Plans and dreams suddenly seemed within my reach.  Ultimate forts, robots, go-karts, chemistry experiments of rotten-egg gas... Online searching is replacing the hunt for hard bound how-to's.  However, I still love finding instructions in used books or old library stacks.  A lab partner in college found an old schematic of a vacuum-tube amplifier at a flea market.  The clarity of that diagram convinced us to make the amp for his guitar. Along those lines, I see some books have been mentioned in other forum postings  The American Boy's Handy Book The Forgotten Crafts Gizmos Haywired: Pointless (Yet Awesome) Projects for the Electronically Inclined Play With Your Food Two books I have found to be inspiring are The Art of Electronics by Horowitz & Hill and Stalking the Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons.  Art of Electronics pulled me out of "the bush league".  As for Stalking, I had never before read a cook book which paid so much attention to the preparation of the ingredients, as wild dishes require.  Classics. Care to share what set you free / inspired your creativity?

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


New Instructables Categories and Channels are Live!

Our new categories and channels are now live!   Check out the previous forum topic for more information about why we made the changes, and how it will improve your experience on Instructables.  We now have five top-level categories, each with lots of new channels.  Here's a brief rundown of the new categories: • Living has all things related to crafting, decorating, cooking, parenting, and organizing. • Play has all things related to fun and games. • Workshop is everything one might do in a workshop or shed: home improvement, woodworking, and working on cars or bikes. • Technology and Outside are very similar to the existing Outdoors and Tech channels. Roam around the site and give the new categories and channels a test-drive. I bet the new scheme will make it easier to find neat old projects from our archives - with over 35,000 Instructables, there's bound to be something awesome you've missed! As always, we're learning as we go and expect to do some tweaking to get our categories and channels exactly right.    One of the things you can do to help is make sure we've sorted your Instructables to the right place - check out the end of this post to learn how to recategorize your Instructables! 

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


Oil: $100 per Barrel

Twas bound to happen - so why not open the new year with a new high?http://money.cnn.com/2008/01/02/markets/oil/index.htm?postversion=2008010212U.S. crude for February delivery jumped $4.02 to $100 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange before slipping to $99.42. The previous trading record was $99.29 set Nov. 20. Oil prices ended 2007 by gaining nearly 60 percent for the year, the largest jump this decade."This market is really gonna fly," Ira Eckstein, president of Area International Trading Corp, said from the NYMEX floor.In Nigeria, bands of armed men invaded Port Harcourt, the center the oil industry Tuesday, attacking two police stations and raiding the lobby of a major hotel, The Associated Press reported. Four policemen, three civilians and six attackers were killed. The Niger Delta Vigilante Movement claimed responsibility for the attack.At 2.1 million barrels per day, Nigeria was the world's eighth-largest oil exporter in 2006, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.Furthermore, the auto manufacturers are saying the new CAFE standards (35mpg for cars) are a very expensive goals. Mind you, there's cars 20+ years ago that exceeded this standard (CRX got in the mid 50mpg range).Futurama did elude to $100 per gallon of gas in New York city by 2012... How could they be wrong? :D

Topic by trebuchet03 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


music shield V2 with bluetooth can't receive message

I wnat to receive messages from phone and add variable to change songs. Why the program can't receive message.Can't enter the while loop when I send message. How can I change the program? (mega2560,HC-06 Bluetooth and music shield V2) music shield V2 must include Music_Shield-master library #include #include #include #include #include SoftwareSerial BTSerial(10, 11); // RX | TX char a; int i=0; void setup() {    Serial.begin(9600);             BTSerial.begin(9600);  // HC-06 current bound rate (default 9600)                         player.begin();                      //will initialize the hardware and set default mode to be normal.    player.setPlayMode(PM_REPEAT_ONE); //set mode to repeat playing a song    player.playOne("1.aac");          //play a song with its name                 player1.begin();                      //will initialize the hardware and set default mode to be normal.    player1.setPlayMode(PM_REPEAT_ONE);    player1.playOne("2.aac");         player.digitalControlEnable();                        Serial.println("Let's DEMO");         } void loop() {                if(i%2==0)         {           player.play();           Serial.println("player play");           delay(5000);         }         else         {           player1.play();           Serial.println("player1 play");           delay(5000);         }       //////////bluetooth         while(BTSerial.available())         {             byte inByte = BTSerial.read();             a=inByte;                 }                 if(a=='g')         {              Serial.print("receive g message");              i++;              //delay(1000);         }         if(a=='t')         {              Serial.print("receive t message");              i++;              //delay(1000);         }               }

Question by 竣凱詹 4 years ago


(newsletter) Solar-Powered Walkway, Lady GaGa Glasses, VHS Notebook

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Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Is it possible/can anyone explain how to transmit a USB signal through an "Ethernet over power" system.

OK, so we have seen "Ethernet over power" devices. In my home there is one with the "BT Vision" (its a UK thing). But I was wondering, does the input protocol of the signal in, allow you to send your own signal? I can understand if it can only send discreet digital signals, so analogue is probably out of the question. I'm sure you are all wondering what I mean. Well although my idea is for something completely different, involving a camera, and a mains powered reloading BB gun, I will appeal to the SPY cam enthusiasts, who are often very clever with lots of ingenuity. So you somehow manage to secrete a Spy-cam in somebodies stereo. How do you access the video? well there are 2 ways. one is to store is locally, this is limited by how bigger storage you can afford, and the limit of the device. The ones I know are normally limited at 4GB or so.  The other way is to use my suggested way, locate the AC input of the Stereo, implant the AC part of the "Ethernet over power" onto it, then plug the USB device into the Ethernet part.(probably with some kind of mods). Then at the computer in question, connect the output to your computer, there is bound to be a 5v supply inside the stereo, but if not, there are plenty of 5v regulators available. what does the community think?

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


Exoskeleton Helps the Paralysed Walk

Exoskeletons frequently hit the news as projects to make super-soldiers, but a new, more slimline version has bee built by Israeli company Argo Medical Technologies. Inspired by the paralysis of one of their own engineers, ReWalk allows wearers to walk, use stairs, stand and sit.The wearer switches between "modes" with a tap on a wrist-pad, then controls the actual motion by shifting their upper body-weight. For instance, they would hit "stand", then lean forward to make the ReWalk straighten its exo-legs. The device is much more streamlined than some other systems, run from a very flat pack-pack, and can be worn all day, but is only suitable for paralysis victims who still have good control of their arms and shoulders.ReWalk seems much simpler and lighter than other exoskeletons, but that seems to be because the designers have not tried to replace the entire walking function - balance is still down to the wearer, using crutches, but I imagine practice could reduce that to sticks, or even a single stick.Weight and fitness seem to be factors as well - the man in the video is was an Israeli paratrooper, injured on duty, and there are no shots of the rather portly wheel-chair-bound inventor wearing the ReWalk, but I think you'll agree it would still be a major benefit to an awful lot of people.This video is in German, but shows more shots of the exoskeleton, and has clips of the designer discussing his project.

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


Off-Road-Wheelchair - a friendly competition

Hello friends, I personally don't have to use a wheelchair, but we have an acquaintance, who is - after a diving accident - bound to a wheelchair. He raises up the question, about being able to be "offroad" in the woods or mountains by himself, would be a great deal for him. Therefore the thinking of an "offroad-Wheelchair" entered our mind. My brother, who is a teacher in a technical college or school in germany, started some projects, where the students also tried to find good and easy solutions for this task. But it is not easy. Finding this website and finding so many solutions of so many difficult problems of life, I rememberd this task, and think, that this gathering of "brainpower", ideas and idealism, could be a perfect place, to start a project like this. Maybe there are already good solutions among the friends here in this forum of instructables, maybe this could be also a start for good, new ideas, I am interested about the reactions and answers to this topic. What do you think about this idea? What is the best way to go? Let me know! Greetings to all! Steve PS: I think "communities" like this, in sharing ideas for good, with other people, is one of the top-best ascpects of the internet! PPS: HELP - I tried to put this into the section of Assistive Technology, but I dont know how - Is there anybody out there, to replace it there...

Topic by SteveMcCraft 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


A Question About the Universe and Infinity

I have a rather brain-bending question for you. If the concept of infinity exists,(which it does), then shouldn't matter be infinite just like numbers? The universe is made up of matter, and at a certain point (we believe) it just stops. No more universe. But then, how does that make any sense? How can there be nothing? From alot of intense thinking on my part, as well as some digging, I have found that the concept of infinity works in two ways:  1. You can have an exponential growth of numbers, going on and on infinitely. 2. You can take a finite number such as 1, and divide it infinitely. Both of the above create infinities, so technically, a finite amount of matter (such as the universe) could be infinite, or that is, infinitely split in half.  But what about the first infinity? Numbers are infinite, but is matter bound by the same rules? Does this expose a flaw in the way we think about the universe?  The same issues occur in our concept of time, if it is measured with numbers, shouldn't not only the future, but also the past be infinitely long? I have also heard (and believe) that time is an illusion created by humans to create order in things, and the only reason it looks like it is moving forward is because of entropy. In which case, I must ask, doesn't this make time travel possible? (I realize this gets into the whole 4th-12th dimension thing, but I wont go there.) If you could maybe give your thoughts on this barrage of questions that would be great. Thanks

Topic by vroom...vroom... 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


long range radio control flying

Hello all...I was looking in at the discussions of the possibility of long range radio control airplane operation and can make a few comments drawn from my research into the topic, with my opinions directed toward the USA market area ; First, Americans are bound by Federal Communications Commission regulations so we must abide by them or risk steep fines or legal trouble if caught. Second, the frequencies assigned by the FCC for radio control hobby use are already allocated, so modifications to your control systems in terms of frequencies could be illegal. Third, the maximum output for radio systems in the hobby is 1000mw (1 watt), which will easily control your miniature aircraft out to 1 to 2 miles, where you will need a video camera, transmitter, reciever and viewing device to even keep track of it ! There are several manufacturers that are way ahead of most of us here - offering pre made systems that are plug and play (no head scratching needed) . Search "FPV systems" on your computer and you'll find them. Bear in mind that to use these systems in America, you will need to obtain an amateur radio (ham) operator license to be legal (again, so if you get checked, you won't get in big trouble with the Federal Government ). I'm still looking into it myself, but if you want to see a good example of a really sharp Canadian who has a handle on this, search " VRflyer" on YouTube. He started doing this quite a few years ago and has some great video of his projects and results !

Topic by 2512rc 7 years ago