What have you been building????? =D This is my newest build
Topic by TSC 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hey all you musicians, and especially guitar players! I am currently planning the next version of my Prism Laser Guitar (vote for me if you like it!) and I need some opinions.The next version will hopefully sound very much like a real guitar, not a synthesizer. It will also be capable of playing chords among other tricks the first version couldn't do. However, due to physical and monetary restraints, it will have to be a 4-string bass guitar of some sort. That's fine with me - I love bass!So here's the idea: Unhindered by the physical limitations of a vibrating string, I am free to tune the bass as low as I want. I'm thinking of giving it a C#, F#, B, E tuning, with a bottom note of 17.5Hz. That's lower than pretty much any bass you can get, opening up a whole playground of super bass notes to drive neighbours up the wall. ;)Is that something people would be interested in? Or should I stick to a standard bass tuning range?
Topic by jeff-o 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
An additional feature that I would like to see would be a build counter. I know you can favourite things, but a lot of people dont actually get round to building these things so I'd like to be able to see how many people have actually built the item. For example, I built a lightbox table from one of the links; I left him comments telling him I built one, but I think it would be a cool feature if I could look at an instructable and see how many people have built it. You could even link to a gallery where people photos of their build.
Topic by Mr_o_uk 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hi, my friends and I want to build a small yacht. We are beginners, so we donÃÂ¢Ã¢ï¿½Â¬Ã¢ï¿½Â¢t have previous experiences in building such things. I just graduated with Mechanical Engineering degree from Polytechnic University of New York and my other friend is a handy man and he had experiences in fixing boats and yachts, another friend has experience in Mechanical Engineering design industry, he graduated couple years ago. We want to build it from scrap materials, we are thinking to get an old boat or yacht now and use that material to build our. I found this website http://www.hartley-boats.com/ may be you have an opinion on this web site. We are looking for any good advises for the beginners, any good literature on that topic. Another big problem we donÃÂ¢Ã¢ï¿½Â¬Ã¢ï¿½Â¢t know where to build it. We are welcome enthusiasts like we are specially people who have some place to build it in our area (NYC, Long Island, New Jersey.)
Topic by Vopolh 9 years ago
Hey knexers ANYTHING KNEX APART FROM CARS But not too many pieces This includes machines, BM, guns, contraptions I don't really see the point in knex cars, you just push them along Only tell me if its like a REALLY cool car Please spread! Thanks mm8
Question by MegaMetal8 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
So, in continuing my series of stupid newbie computer questions, I present: Building Your Own Computer!-The Computer-As you've heard, I first had a computer that messed up, then I took it to the computer dudes, and they said it was completely FUBAR, then I asked how I should salvage it. Now, after laying my eyes on the beautiful Linux-running $72 Computer, I said to myself that I should make one...-What I Have-I stripped my computer tonight, and I came up with a CD drive (doesn't burn, just reads), Floppy drive, hard drive, power supply (how the heck do I understand all those wires?), nice looking heatsink with matching fan, and various other parts from the Windows 98 computer. -The Problems--I checked the links provided at the link above, and the prices had either raised, the item is out of stock, or the item had vanished completely...-I would like to buy a minimum of parts because I am in debt with my parents, and being 13, I don't have a job to pay them off.-I would like to run Linux, as it is one of the coolest things I've found recently. -I do know that the link above is thumb-drive booted, and I would like to avoid that, but no biggie if I can't.-I also don't know that much about computers, so I want to keep the computer sweet and simple. -The components that I salvaged might not work with the new components (I.E. Motherboard)-Maybe more.-Pluses--It will be cheap.-Case mods should be easy.-Mistakes dont cost much.-Linux is free.-Linux looks very nice.-It shouldn't need much RAM to run (Am I correct here?), so I can run more complex programs without it costing me.-I have extra parts from the old Win98 computer that died.-Probably more, but this is all I got right now...First postSecond postI am saying this right now- I suck at understanding computers, and if possible, comment to me like you would your 93 year old grandpa.
Topic by John Smith 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I recently viewed the instructable for earthbag building. I understand the use of rice hulls can be substituted for dirt/earth as fill for the wall bags. Does anyone have experience using this medium? Are the procedures or methods the same? Any input would be welcome. Thanks...
Topic by zeo.phillpotts.9 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
My son is building a guitar and has done a great job building the body an old teacher gave him a neck from an old guitar and we ordered a bunch of parts from a web site.Is there a specific distance there should be between the pick ups and bridge and neck? I have searched all over the net but have been unable to find any specifics. he has bought a set of dual humbuckers. any help would be appreciated I will send photo's as it progresses
Topic by guitar dad 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am just starting an AMAZING project! I am building the Couchbike. Take a look at the original: http://www.bikeforest.com/cb/index.php I am wanting any advice or experience or ideas about building strange bikes. This is kind of like building a recumbent trike, so anyone who has experience with that particular thing please chime in. It would be great to find someone to collaborate with. I live in Portland, OR. Don't worrry: I will definatly make a how to on this one!!
Topic by kayperson 8 years ago
I am wanting to build an Uninterrupted power supply. I was planning to use relays to connect and disconnect and the mains and battery power. N/O for the mains and N/C for the DC voltage. I wasn't sure if the relays would switch fast enough for the CPU to remain on. I loaded 2 pictures. Has anybody ever built something like this?
Topic by WWC 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have a bunch of parts here and no clue what to build, I have a: - EZUSB HX2LP LP USB 2.0 HUB 4PRT P/N:CY7C65630-56LFXA - NO DECRIPTION HERE P/N:CYDM128B16-55BVXI - LASER SENSOR TECHNOLOGY ONS1 P/N:CYONS1001L-LBXC - I have 2 ATMEGA168-20MU - I have 2 ATMEGA8-16PU What should I do btw I got all this for free
Topic by icanryme2002 10 years ago
I am trying to build a guitar body, and i dont know if laminating the wood for it would work, or just a solid piece. also, what type wood should should i use? and how should i drill the cavities? and how should i mount the pickups?? what type paint should i use? should i use primer? what type of primer?
Question by ski4jesus 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I am trying to build a computer with more knowledge than last time i was trying to do it, here are my parts listProcessorMotherboardHard DriveCD/DVD DriveMemoryCaseI have a Gateway computer company Vista OS from my old gateway computer, will this work with a non Gateway interface computer? If not, then i will probably download linux to my usb and upload it to the computer. P.S. i already have a monitor
Topic by Caveman477 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I'm 19, and have no credit history. I was considering getting a Wells Fargo Secured Credit card, and securing it with the $300 minimum collateral. What would be the best way to build credit with it? I was going to treat it like my debit card, only paying for things like gas, coffee here and there, and maybe a night out or two a month; then paying back the full amount I owe every month. Would that be a wise choice? And how quickly could I improve my score?
Question by The Dark Lord 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hi :DMy old computer has died and I'm planning on just ripping it apart and salvaging bits and bobs for a new build, Here's my plan:CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Processor E8600Graphics card: GeForce 9800 GX2RAM: 4GBWiFi card: some brand, i haven't researched yetCase: Jeantech JNR-105 Luna ATXMy main problem is i cant decide on which Motherboard... do motherboards come with their own power supply? I think a 500 watt power supply would be more suited than the current 300 watt. which leads me to another question, can people recommend cooling options? (not water cooling though, i dont trust it enough to have hundreds of pounds of hardware surrounded by water)
Topic by loganbell 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
So I want to build me a table for my patio. I found one that I really like, but I have some questions about it. The table is in the pictures below. Its legs are made of hard-fired terra-cotta, its a chimney flue. I was wondering if the table top would be sturdy enough on it. Like if someone was leaning on one end of it would thje other end raise up. Does any one have any suggestion for a nice table similar to this one, or something else I could use for the legs?
Topic by 13mx 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
As most of you probably know, we have been having alot of snow this last week in the UK. We have been saving up our snow in the back garden as we both work, and normally get home after the sun has set. Today being a weekend meant that we could make good use of all that snow! The snowman is called pepper, as we use pepper to do his mouth and eyebrows. (take note of his cool icicle hair, we were going to call him spike, but we already named our christmas tree that) gmjhowe + Rainbow_Han
Topic by gmjhowe 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
And I may need a little help! Wondering if anyone knows of any decent resources for materials, how-to, etc. I have this piece of crap bike from Target that's been sitting in my basement since the dawn of time, and I thought I'd scrap it out and convert it into a steambike. The only things that I'll probably be using from the old bike are the frame and possibly the wheels. I'm debating on whether or not I want to try and use the chainset somehow... If anybody knows any good resources, lemme know!
Topic by RustyTelegraph 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I live on top of a tall hill were the wind is always blowing at a constant 10 mph, and my electric bill keeps going up and up. So, the idea I have was to make a windmill that is powerful enough to generate between 8000 watts to 12000 watts. I want the design to be efficient, but at the same time not an eye sore. I figured that that just one windmill would need a 20ft propeller so I am leaning more to a series of windmills. I need some more information on the cost, and the design aspects of one or more windmills. If anyone has experience on this subject I would appreciate any information.
Topic by Sedgewick17 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have a 5sme22nj028a general electric motor and wanted to buld a generator. It is 10 pin (not including earth). I have used a voltmeter to see what generate but there are many combonations and they all seem to generate. Also it is brushless. I have posted this question before but fogort to include that the motor says varable speed on the side. I was thinking that connecting diffrent pins would make the motor go at diffrent speeds. In my other question someone said that it may need a mirco prosser before it. I think that this is probaly the case but wanted to see if anyone knew about this motor. So if it needs or doesnt need a micro prosessor before it, please tell me. I should be able to work it out from there. Thanks
Question by David97 7 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I am going to construct a fence between my garage and my house. 20 ft or so long, To keep my too small dogs contained. Here in lies the rub, I have already built one fence. it's still up and working fine, however in the construction I discovered how dense the crete is, ramset doesn't work, drilling? I would never get deep enough. So I have decided to use cement piers and 4x4 posts and sit the fence right on the concrete, with enough weight I am praying the fence will not move much, I only need to contain two 5# dogs its mostly ornamental. If anyone has attempted anything along these lines, please contact me with your triumphs and failures, or any advice you may have thanks!
Topic by colurblinde 10 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
So I've been experimenting with building a mini foundry made out of steel cans. I've experimented with several different fuels, fuel injection systems, oxygen injection systems, crucibles, and different metals. However, the only metal I've ever been able to melt with it is zinc. (if you don't know, zinc doesn't take alot to melt; only about 700F) My target metals are aluminum and copper, but despite over a year of experimenting, I've never been able to melt either. I would like to know what I'm doing wrong, or what I could do better. Here's the rundown of the furnace's construction: The fuel I'm currently using is propane. The foundry isn't big, (you could fit it in a backpack) so I just use propane canisters for torches with a normal output line on the end. The line runs to a small piece of glass laboratory tubing with a tiny nozzle on the end which is about 1 mm in diameter. The propane shoots out as a stream and mixes with air utilizing the venturi effect. The propane mix then shoots into a large metal pipe about 2 cm in diameter. It then bends up at a 90 degree angle and enters the furnace, which is in essence, a steel can with a hole in the bottom. inside this is a steel can cut in half with a thick wire through it to suspend it above the burner. So what could be improved? When I run it at full blast, the whole furnace glows orange, but no metal melting happens...
Question by tylervitale 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Every last Friday of the month is Build Day here at the office. Sometimes we all get bogged down with emails and spreadsheets and bugs and stuff, so it can be kinda hard to make something. Today I'm gonna spray paint a new robot on the door a la Amanda: https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Robot-Stencil/ The yellow might have to wait- I cant find it! I did find this great orange acrylic color so maybe I'll use that! update: RANDY HAD YELLOW ACRYLIC!
Topic by ReneediCherri 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
It's very hot here today in Instructables World HQ, so, for fear that too much thinking may melt my brain, I'll keep the build night recap short and sweet. Below are the picture from a very Robot-licious Build Night. Also! This Sunday in Dolores Park at 2 a group of people will be constructing a massive robot sculpture. Be there or be analog! (A special thanks goes out to all of you on the webcam telling me to hit myself. )
Topic by randofo 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Can anyone give a tutorial on how to build and program a hexabot? cause im doing a project where im sending a robot into a cave where a human cant enter due to natures surprises. atm im using the VEX Robot parts and i am in the process and finishing a new tank design for what i can do and have in my hands. i want to build a hexapod body (not necessarily using the VEX parts but any) and help programing them. is anyone willing to do a tutorial on this? much appreciated.
Topic by KT Gadget 10 years ago
Hi everyone, So I recently purchased a new house and it has these built-in speakers in every room. Thing is that I dont have a fancy stereo or something to hook it up to, so I wanted to build something myself. I wanted to build a device that could be controlled through an old smartphone I have laying around, via bluetooth. On which I can then select songs on Spotify or radio etc. And it should also allow me to switch between which speakers I want to use. (Each one has a separate cable) Does anybody have any ideas on how to do this? Or is there maybe something on the market matching my descripion that I can buy? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! Kind regards.
Question by Greenston 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
I was wondering if there is anyway to turn a set of old computer speakers (the amp inside the computer speakers more particularly) into a power amp? I know it would be a pretty pathetic power amp but I was wondering how I could do it.
Topic by batboy61490 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Instructables is pleased to present the first in a new series of Thursday Build Nights here at our San Francisco HQ!These are small-group sessions focused on specific projects - you MUST RSVP to attend, as we can only handle a certain number of participants. Registrations will be handled on a first-come basis. We're starting with a bit of craft/tech crossover, and plan to run sessions on a variety of topics.October 2: Intro to Chain Mail with SpiderOctober 23: Halloween open build night.See the descriptions below for details, including things to bring and/or materials fees. To sign up for one of the sessions, simply private message Christy with your name, email, and phone number. We hope to see you there!October 2: Beginning Chainmail with SpiderLimit: 10 participants (confirmed RSVP required)Materials Fee: $10 Start Time: 7pmProject is a European 4-in-1 chainmail bracelet. I'll teach 4-in-1 because it's the most widely useful chainmail weave. Students can use this same weave to make jewelry, armor, sculpture, lampshades, iPod cozies, etc... The materials fee is $10, which covers copper jump rings and clasp, plus the loan of appropriate pliers. I'll bring other goodies for people to look at, and I'm happy to answer any and all chainmail-ish questions.Additional kits and tools will be available for purchase after class.October 23: Halloween Costume & Decoration Open Build NightLimit: none, but please RSVPMaterials: Bring your own!Time: 6pm-9pmWe'll be working on our Halloween costumes and decorations -- bring your work-in-progress along and join the fun! We've got plenty of floor/table space, a couple of sewing machines and other useful tools, and enough skill and imagination to share. It's always easier to get excited about your project when you're working with a group. Please RSVP so we know how much snack food to acquire, and how much of the office to clean up. We'll kick you out at 9pm, or when the last Instructables staff member has to head home.
Topic by randofo 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Who would be in your dream build team? You have an idea, a plan. Now you just need to build it, perfect it, sale it. You can't do all of it so you need a team not a large team, but a good, no, brillant team. What people types would you need? You're the Planner/Mastermind, now name the other types you would need.
Topic by stuffysnob 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
The planning permission is received. Is a designer better to start with OR a building company to continue?