Need help printing the box of wine instructions. Anyone have any suggestions? I put to print full page and it still prints the original size photo. Need to make costume ASAP!!!
Posted by H_Kline 6 years ago
Hi I found a video on how to make a paperbox (possible origami, not sure) but I can't seem to find it again It was a box with sections and you could fold the box like a "magic box" and inside you could put truffles or whatever (hidden until you flipped the sides of the box) Does anyone now where I saw this or how to make it?, I don't remember what keyword I used and am desperate to find it Thanks //Jessica
Posted by jelmblad 10 years ago
I need an idea! I'm a magician and i want to create my magic bag. I thought that i can make the wood box with nails and after i can veneer it. The problem is that I never made anything in wood. So the question is: is it a resistant box or not? do you have some advice? (Sorry for my english :S) thank you!
Posted by michele92 4 years ago
I have a few military euipment cases to sell. I had to buy a pallet of several in order to get the two I needed. Now I want to sell the extras to recover some of my money. I will be using them to transport X Boxes. You can use yours for whatever you want. I will sell them for $75 SHIPPED (as long as shipping is $25 or less) Only the green boxes are for sale. Not the black one and not the X Box.
Posted by denotsKO 9 years ago
I am making my daughter a wooden jewelry box and want to spiff it up with brass fittings - corners, edges, etc. I can't find a supplier. All local stores have cabinet fittings ( drawer pulls, hinges, etc.). Any suggestions? If I bought thin brass sheets would I need special tools to make my own fittings? i want nice sharp 90 degree angles and curved edges.
Posted by lhomeniuk 6 years ago
So i have no idea how to go about doing this, maybe its already been done and you can point me towards the right instructable. Thanks to anyone who can help me.
Posted by nhoj3241 9 years ago
In my quest for weeding out my less than professional looking projects, I am in need to learning a new skill.Does anyone have recommendations for a resource on how to upholster a box? Key points including the box material is a thin plywood which probably won't hold up to staples (thicker woods are heavier and I have a weight restriction for this project: lighter = better). My material will be a marine vinyl (for weather protection) which does have some stretch to it - I'm also going to put a thin foam backer for that extra supple feeling.Recommendations for obscure compound curves would be nice too.I'm armed with a sewing machine, limited sewing skills, bandages and some scrap material. <-- that on top of the typical measuring instruments.
Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago
Hi! I'm a letterboxer. I bet a lot of Instructable users know what that means. Every year I host a big Halloween event. I'm already in the planning stages for 2015. The theme is Twin Peaks. Mysterious stuff hidden the woods -- perfect. Anyhow... with the idea of building interest ahead of time I had a brainstorm of riffing on the backstory from the actual show that Cooper had been involved in an ongoing investigation long before Laura Palmer's murder. So I'm thinking of using a blog to put out a variety of clues, logic puzzles, visual things, whatever, that will fall into place at the actual event by allowing people to have access to.... to.... I would appreciate references to your favorite "secret box" instructables...things that you would need some code or something to get into. Thanks in advance....
Posted by Purple Chez 3 years ago
Hi:) So I'm pretty new to all the electronics stuff. The extent of my training includes the Flashing LED heart kit from Radio Shack (I did have to solder some stuff). I have also done one other project with LEDs. Anyways, I'm trying to make this without my boyfriend's help. He has had to help me with the others because this stuff goes over my head.. Anyways, I want to take a wooden box (like from Hobby Lobby) and put LEDs in it. Initially I wanted it to work just by opening the lid, but since that seems kind of difficult, I would also accept a switch... SO, how do I do it? What kind of power would I need? Say I use 10 LEDs? Is that too many or what? I know I didn't mention the size of the box but I haven't bought one yet. I don't want to start a fire, therefore, I'm not sure if the wall outlet (AC?) power is right or not. I appreciate your help in advance.
Posted by anagy6 7 years ago
I'm been looking for instructions on making a box to dry a 8.5" x 11" piece of "film". I can make the box, it's the electronics part I can't figure out. My idea is that a small heater on one end of the box, and a small exhaust fan on the other end will be sufficient to dry my film. Does this make sense?
Posted by jrav 8 years ago
Sorry, no hilarious picture - but a thought exercise!Imagine a steel box (to shield the contents from the universe) that contains a cat. Inside this box is a device that contains a gas which may, or may not, cause instant death to the cat. One hour after the device is released in the steel box (with cat) - what is the state (assume only two states - alive or dead) of the cat?Mind you, you have no method to measure the results of the possibly poisonous device - after all, measure the result and you change it! I imagine there are a few of you that have read about this very scenario in an academic setting :)
Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago
Somewhere I saw something about how to make an origami jack in the box and I was wondering if anyone on here knew how to make one that could sort of explain how to make one to me. I looked it up on google but only found a diagram that, for me, was very hard to follow. Can help me with this? Thanks!
Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago
I am looking for designs for "secret boxes" that could stand up to being permanently outdoors, most likely mounted on some surface. As we speak, I'm running some searches here on Instructibles, but thought I should also go straight to the creators. Also... please let me know if this might be better posted in another forum. Thanks!!!!!
Posted by Purple Chez 3 years ago
There used to a "author box"(with the name of the author, date published, etc), on forum topics and questions. What happened to it, it's kind of annoying, because every time I want to see who the author is, it isn't there. Does anyone else fine this annoying? P.S. sorry if someone else already made a topic on this, I looked and couldn't fine any. AI
Posted by JaredsProjects 8 years ago
I need to attach a tube (it is fairly rigid, like a bic pen body), to a box (coming out of the smaller end of the box) and it needs to be fairly secure as there will be wires running through it and a "pickup coil" attached to the end of the device. The box may be plastic, or it may be metal, I haven't decided yet. I had thought about threading the barrel of the tube and just using two nuts to lock it in. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago
I now do my Instructables on a wide screen laptop. If I view them on a desktop with a formerly "normal" narrow monitor, the text boxes have shifted their positions and are no longer over the part of the photo where I placed them. I do not know if I should add a cautionary note to the body of my Instructable, or assume everyone is using a wide screen monitor these days, or assume people will figure out what I intended. Does anyone have any wisdom on this? Thank you. (If this has been covered before, please excuse me.)
Posted by Phil B 7 years ago
I know there are a lot of these suggestions but I think this one shouldn't be overly difficult. Could the search function, when no instructables are returned for a specific keyword, automatically search for members instead and return those results if there are any? Most of the time when I want to get to a member's profile page I stick their username in the search box, search, it tells me there aren't any instructables called "gmjhowe" or whoever, I click people and search again, it gives me the search result, I click on it, get to where I was going.
Posted by PKM 9 years ago
Hi everybody First of all I want to excuse myself if my english is not perfect. I have a project in mind for a while. I work on construction in Canada and using caulking everyday it get hard to use it during winter if we don't have access to put them inside. So I wanted to build a little box with an heating system that could work on a jobsite generator. I'm thinking about a plywood box nothing fancy as long it work. I though about place 10 ABS/PVC tube that fit perfectly the caulking tube with alots of hole in it so the heat can pass throught it. So the caulking tube can be reached right from the top of the box and due to the hole it won't overheat. So that's the idea so far. What heating system should I use for this system(I don't want to spend alot on money). Maybe I'm thinking about 1 or 2 computer fan to make the heat uniform. I'm thinking about a space where I can put my spare glove to get them dry do you have an idea for that ? And finaly I'm open to any suggestion that can get the box even better ! :) Thanks you
Posted by Lufkum 3 years ago
One more forum post and then I swear I'll take a break!!! I would like to build a sort of a "secret box," where access would be had through a sort of electronic "key." A few specifications: (1) the box would be permanently out of doors, and (2) the "key" would be simple enough that I could give interested parties the schematics and tell them to make one. I'm thinking a USB connection would be a natural, but I'm not an electronics person, so I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks!!!!!
Posted by Purple Chez 3 years ago
Hello, I am working on a project in Togo, West Africa whereby we make information commercials in the local language. Africa has roughly 3000 languages, and this device called "Mama Says," attracts the locals with films, then educates with announcements every 5 minutes in the local language. Most aid organizations do not seem to understand the locals do not speak the lingua franca language. I need a box made out of Fiber Reinforced Plastic, or something light, I need suggestions on how to find companies to do this? I need a step by step explanation on how to make a prototype, and estimations of cost? This is also for brainstorming, I am looking for ideas. Thank you, Andy Lee Graham of Hobo Traveler Com.
Posted by hobotraveler 2 years ago
I have a old 1989 payphone bought at auction minus the keys I want to convert the old rotary tone dial to a pulse dial keypad and replace the coin slot to accept new coins and would like to do this without ruining the looks of the phone by having to drill out the locks and trying to find a lock of nearly the same style as they have been superseded by new better locks I purchased the coin slot and keypad from a bt approved company in the midlands but understandably both they and bt will not tell me how I can remove the coins once they are in the box incase I break into new boxes coin vaults even though the locks have changed and phone boxes these days are hardly used except for emergency calls.I am trying to put this phone into an oldie worldie village pub as a gimmick to draw in tourists to a dying pub/restaurant
Posted by msc 10 years ago
Hello, Instructibles gang…. I posted several questions related to “secret boxes” over the weekend. I got some feedback suggesting that the inquiries should have been combined, and that they didn’t include enough information to lead to worthwhile answers. The topics came to mind sort of haphazardly, so I do apologize for the scattershot nature of the original posts. As to the latter issue, “secrecy” was never the intention… rather, it was that this is all still in the “doodle” stage of planning, and I didn’t have a lot of details to give in the first place. Nonetheless, I’ll try to get a little more concrete - and combine the three questions in the process. I’m a letterboxer. Letterboxing stuff comes up now and then on Instructibles, but for those who are unfamiliar, it’s similar to geocaching (which seems to be more well-known), but with an added, artistic component. Whenever I see “secret boxes” in my regular Instructibles emails I think about whether the designs could be adapted for letterboxing purposes – either “on the trail” or at limited-time events and get-togethers. Naturally, I’ve been looking through my bookmarks and doing Instructibles searches, google searches, etc., but I’d appreciate if anybody might be willing to point me toward some of their favorite designs. I’m increasingly interested in creating boxes that are “hidden in plain sight” – not concealed, but rather “hidden” by virtue of the fact that they look like something else – such as a birdhouse or mailbox – and might in fact actually BE that something else, in addition to being a hiding place. I would welcome any suggestions that the community thinks might fit the bill. Here are some of the preliminary ideas I’ve been thinking about: 1) Folks hunting the box are told to take a 9v battery, with the snap-on wire leads, with them. When they get to the box they have to put the leads into two holes, where they and the battery complete a circuit. The current trips some sort of latch, allowing a door to be opened. Of course, the door would have to re-latch when closed again. 2) Something similar to #1 but a little more electronic. Hunters might be given a schematic of a simple Thing that they have to build and take with them. This would, essentially, be a key. I’ve already received an interesting suggestion involving RFID chips. I also got to thinking that a USB connection could be very discreet and easily hidden, and THAT got me thinking that the “key” could perhaps be something on a smartphone… data rather than hardware. I’ve got basically no background in electronics, but I’m fairly good at following directions…. 3) Pretty much any other contraption where some sort of hidden compartment would be created, which can be accessed through some sort of process that likely wouldn’t happen randomly or accidentally. (I know… could I be any more vague?) The boxes would likely be mounted to something solid - a tree, wall, post, etc. - but I imagine it could be that you take it down, do what you’ve gotta do, and then put it back. And they would most likely be exposed to the elements and would have to stand up to being out of doors. The size of the compartment is entirely flexible…no minimum or maximum dimensions. And, as stated, I’m a beginner when it comes to electronics – but I am more than willing to learn! I know what I’m trying to describe, but please let me know if I’m not doing well in communicating it to others. Like I said, I’m not trying to be secretive. It’s just that it’s still a very open-ended scheme – not many specifics – and I’m interested in hearing how different folks might approach it. Please shout if you have any thoughts or want more info.
Posted by Purple Chez 3 years ago
My daughter runs a Pre-school and uses a small cd stereo setup. The output is a pair of mono jacks (R/L) for speakers. I am looking to build a distribution box for up to 6 headphones. Thinking of one input (from the speaker jacks using a 2 to 1 plug) The headphones are mono 1/4 so those jacks are readily available. I do not know what the output is of the stereo system is but I doubt it is much over 5 watts (if that). Will I need some sort of amplifier? any thoughts on switches/switching jacks if not all are being used. Thanks for listening. guitar 52
Posted by guitar 52 2 years ago
Hey everyone I am new to this site and I am just wondering if someone could build a "TheraPlate." It is a vibrating platform for horses that helps with bone density, blood circulation, inflammation, etc. However, they are around 5000$. This may not be possible to make but I wanted to check on here and see if anyone knew how to make one! http://www.theraplate.com/ is the website. You can check it out and see what it would take to build it. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if someone thinks they may can/know how to do it. Thanks!
Posted by alexskip1 4 years ago
I have been searching for a motion activated laugh box. I can find the standard push-the-button laugh boxes. My daughter had a doll with a motion, or it may have been an IR heat, activated talking box. I can find motion activated devices ranging from outside lites to life size mannequins for halloween. But, I have not been able to find a motion activated laugh box. Maybe, someone can post instructions on how to make one. I could build it. Thanks
Posted by AndesHelp 9 years ago
You should add a suggestion box for inscrutable ideas, that someone else might like to do. Someone has an idea & doesn't have the time, money or recourses to make it. Instead of letting the idea to go to waste put it in the suggestion box & see if it's a good idea someone else would like to do.
Posted by elkaddalek 4 years ago
hay every one just came across this site and i want to make a boom box bag so i thought hmm lets make a tut out of it so cant wait to start and upload just leave a comment if you want to know any thing bout and yes im using old skool boom box (reminder this boom box will only work for ipods)
Posted by sharifsta 8 years ago
Some of the text boxes on photos in my instructables have randomly either disappeared or have moved from the position they were originally placed. This has occurred randomly over all my instructables. On some of the steps there is nothing wrong. Then on other steps the text boxes have disappeared altogether or have migrated to a bunch at the top of the picture. Can this be corrected or do I have to edit all of my instructables?
Posted by diyoutdoorsman 6 years ago
Hey everybody. Today i found the boxes from my iPod touch and an Apple charger. I have seen what people have done with such boxes (speakers and protection) But that's not what i would like to do with them, but i don't know what else to do, so I am asking for inspiration and/or other instructables :-)
Posted by dkmartin123 7 years ago
I would want to make a dvd box set made of cardboard to store 4 slim dvd cases or 2 regular dvd cases? Can someone explain to me how to do this or give me a lay-out or something? I want to make a box like the example below with a thickness of about 30mm. A box like when you buy a full season of a tv series. Do you understand me? Btw sorry for my bad english but english isn't my native language :-s
Posted by DELETED_Nameless001 8 years ago
Hi everyone, Im after some help im trying to turn an old monitor which wasn't working (wasn't powering up) into a light box for art work, but im not sure what to do in terms of powering it. Ive still got the PCB but the one which send the power to the monitor (lights) has a connector that's broke off. Can anyone help? Cheers
Posted by drop_dead_fred 5 years ago
I would like to build a simple sturdy box to place under my washer and dryer. Something that can withstand the weight and build out of 3/4 " plywood. Any resources or ideas. I'm thinking of raising it 12". Possible room for storage baskets underneath it.
Posted by bkskaggs 10 years ago
Glad to see STATS tab back in the info box that appears for all instructables! Did anyone else miss it? Wouldn't it be great if the "daily views" could be placed on the front page of this box? Instead of making us click one more time, an instant display would be an improvement, IMHO. Check it out.
Posted by Creativeman 7 years ago
Does anyone have an recommendations on how to waterproof the bases in a planter box made from pallets? Picture a pallet standing up. The bases on each runner/rail have been filled with a piece of wood. I tried this once before and just used silicone around the join but it was no use, water still came through when I watered the plants. What would be a clean, simple way to water tight the edges of the bases? I've attached an image of what we are trying to create. A friend suggested just adding rubber to each planter compartment.
Posted by dougfirr 5 years ago
There's been a bug that I've been noticing for a while and I'm hoping you guys can find some way to correct it. I've noticed that every time I get in a long conversation with somebody, mine (and theirs) responses slowly move to the right until it's completely hidden from view to the point where you can't even hit the reply button. Is there any known way to fix this?
Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago
Want to get credit for an idea that is older than you are?Simple - give it a cool name and tie the idea in with trendy green terminology.A cheap solar cooker has won first prize in a contest for green ideas.The Kyoto Box is made from cardboard and can be used for sterilising water or boiling or baking food. It's just a basic solar cooker - cardboard, black paint and aluminium foil - but discussing it in terms of sustainability and carbon credits makes it worth 75,000GBP and potential mass-marketing contracts.(Cynical? Me?)(Story)
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago