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Posted by Dr. Cool 9 years ago


Burning Questions Numbah 5

Hehe, nabbed this from my newsletter e-mail, check it out!!!Burning Questions #5The contest isn't open yet, and I'm not staff, but check it out anyways

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago


Help Making Wooden Pendant.

I am trying to recreate this wooden pendant. What kind of wood is this? And how do I get the burn effect that is shown /scraped. Thanks guys...

Posted by lakerk 9 years ago


CD Drive laser burner

Can i take 2 cd (CD and or DVD) burners, gut them out and take the diodes that burn the data on the cd and use it to make different art and design on wood? if so, would a single one work or do i have to mount multiple ones to get it to burn wood? and is there any difference in the diodes srength in a CD and DVD burner? and im not gonna go crazy with it and do "bad" stuff.

Posted by KT Gadget 10 years ago


AVR Programmer

I am building a  AVR Programmer refering from site : http://www.fischl.de/usbasp/ So Please can any body give the  .Hex   file to burn my Atmeg8( the on AVR circuit board). Would be a great Help to me  !  ! Thank a lot - Akshay Jadhav

Posted by akshayjadhav 6 years ago


USB duplicator burns 60 thumbdrives at once

This box can do its job quickly, finishing up a rack of 1GB drives in 2 minutes. It can even discretely encrypt each one with its own unique key. It costs $8,000, and they're developing a system to link up hundreds of these units, so that one may copy data to arbitrarily-large numbers of USB drives at once. Would love to make this myself. Anyone want to collaborate?

Posted by laminterious 10 years ago


I got burned by Instructables!

Ahoy!I just found the definition of instructables on Urban Dictionary.Please note the usage example at the bottom of the paragraph.http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=instructables

Posted by noahh 9 years ago


Laser conversion from pointer to burn

I could have sworn I saw an instructable on converting a regular laser pointer (low wattage type) into one that would burn (if only a little), i.e. increase it's power output, but now I am finding it impossible to locate. Has it been removed? Are there not proper tags to help me weed out the other half million laser projects? Have I lost my memory and there never was such a project? inquiring minds want to know...

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Want to know how to build a waste oil pre-heater for a waste oil burning furnace.

Who out there can tell me how to build an oil pre-heater for a waste oil burning furnace. I need to heat the oil so that it will atomize through a Carlyle AF 15 oil burner. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by rattle09 9 years ago


How can I heat gasoline, with out it igniting?

I want to dissolve plastic into the gas, so i need to heat it. How could i do this without buying anything???

Posted by DELTAWOLF05 10 years ago


Melting Steel with the Sun

Now I'd like to see an 'ible on that! A very neat contraption indeed! The only thing that was weird, was when he described a hot-dog. "Traditional, American, lunch-time, hot-dog, snack."  Very strange.      Link via Boing Boing

Posted by nickodemus 8 years ago


Pain is a learning curve

Ok, I just made some hot chocolate, the usual 90 seconds in a microwave, narrow mug, powder and soy milk with a sprinkle of nutmeg..... drank it felt no different......but it appears that apparently it was too hot without me even realising it, and I should know because I drink hot chocolate with a spoon. My lips, roof of my mouth, gums and tounge are swelling sore and blistering. Great! Do you know what the best cure is? Whiskey, I'm sat in the living room drinking whiskey to cool the burns in my mouth, it doesnt hurt so much now but my god my lips are swelling like a mongoose fish. Who needs botocs? I have alot of food allergies too which doesn't help. Do any of you guys have food allergies and how do you cope with them, tips appreciated :)

Posted by Zion_Sphere 7 years ago


laser burning cd designs

I am pretty sure there was an instructable on how to actually "burn" an image or design straight onto a cd using a cdrom, but i cant find it now. what would happen is you would put in a blank cd into your computer andetch an image right onto the cd, but i cantfind it. if anyone knows where it is, please tell me. or the maker of the instructable. thanks!!

Posted by A.C.E. 10 years ago


Fire Balls?

Hey, I'm back. Well, I never left, I just never came on Instructables. I'm on the forums on BYMC all the time, though. If you go looking for me, I am known as Alt Ctrller on there, and AIM. Well, i was surfing youtube, and I came on this video, and I was dumbstruck. How are they not burning they're fingers? What the hell? So I scanned Google for the burning point of Ronsonol Lighter fluid, known as Naptha and white gas, campstove gas, and coleman fuel. No results. It looks like he made a round "wick", and thats it. But how is he not burning himself? My ideas:-Burns really low(relatively)-heat rises, no burns-no contact long enough-he's high and he can't feel the burns-he's just stupid-a combination of any one of the above fiveWhat's your take? I know I'm going to try it, I like risks....But what about denatured alcohol? also known as meths and methelated spirits....?would they burn too hot?

Posted by John Smith 10 years ago


Most effective way to incinerate cardboard, paper and wood???

Hi everybody, i would like to know what i can make to burn off a lot of woodbricks, paper and cardboard without creating a lot of smoke. preferably no smoke at all. i was thinking on making a small incinerator that reuses the smoke created while burning wood and paper. Any idea's on how to make this??? It has to be strong enough to be used over and over again for quit some time.

Posted by AriedeB 6 years ago


Pyrotechnics Ignitor

My current hobby is EVERYTHING TO DO WITH FIRE. Usually I burn ethanol (I am not a super green person i just cant buy gasoline) . Can i just use an old camera and take the power from the flash and use this as a detonator. I would like something a little nicer WITH A BIG RED BUTTON though lol.

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago


Fun with fire... But how?

Http://kristofvagyok.tumblr.com/post/803610146 How to make this trick what is on that picture above? How to start? Anybody has any idea? Thanks!

Posted by Evilblaze 8 years ago


Fireworks+Solar Igniter=?

I saw a very neat instructable for an electronic fireworks igniter, and it linked me to another one with plans for a fireworks igniter (https://www.instructables.com/id/Fireworks-Igniter/). In the effort of saving time couldn't you use solar igniters for model rockets to get the same affect, or are they not enough to start the fuse? 

Posted by justink 8 years ago


My Experiment with a leather handle binding

So the other day i was bored, i got to thinking about dagorhir, it looked so fun, i just needed an awesome suit of armor and a sword. so i tried this, i took 2 strips of leather and tacked them into place, then i wrapped the leather around this dowel. after i got to the end of the stick i made a pommel out of more leather. then i took out the butane torch, i singed the leather so that it curled up at the edges causing a nice grippy feel. so, is this thing full of fail or full of win?

Posted by Crakur 8 years ago


THE BEST FUEL

Hello I am looking for the most accessible, cheapest, hottest burning, most efficient fuel and maybe even environmentally friendly. And what would be already in my house(and NO I AM NOT MODIFYING MY NATURAL GAS PIPES).So post what you think. I usually burn fuels in those little pop can stoves, and in my pyrotechnics. Thats Not My Stove. But Its VERY similar.

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago


I destroyed my ipod for FUN! (Video included)

Well, I finally got around to it, the ipod was destroyed based off of suggestions from this forum: https://www.instructables.com/community/Im-going-to-destroy-my-ipod-touch-how-should-I-d/ Sorry for the bad quality, I couldn't use my moms video camera.  I still am going to stick it in the microwave, in a fire, in acid, then sell on ebay :D  

Posted by furrysalamander 5 years ago


I'm going to destroy my ipod touch, how should I do it?

Okay, so I got an ipod touch from my friend for thirty bucks, 3rd gen, with a broken touchscreen.  About two weeks later, (I'm not sure how exactly) the logic board got fried and now all it does is rapidly overheat.  So, the screen still looks fine.  I don't know exactly how many votes  I'm going to get, but I would sure like to have some suggestions, any input would be great.  I will post pictures of the un-damaged ipod when I get ahold of my mom's camera. I AM DONE!!! https://www.instructables.com/community/I-destroyed-my-ipod/

Posted by furrysalamander 6 years ago


Using Plasma Arcs to Deal with Trash

"A Florida county plans to build a facility to get rid of their landfills, generate electricity and produce construction material, all using a process called plasma gasification which vaporizes garbage at temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun. The $425 million facility expected to be built in St. Lucie County will use plasma arcs to turn garbage into gas and rock-like material. It will be the first municipal plasma waste processing facility in the united states, and the largest in the world. Expected to be completed within 2 years, the 100,000 square food facility will process 3,000 tons of waste per day. Fed not only with waste being produced currently, the facility will also begin to process the waste already in the county landfill. Estimates predict that the entire volume of the existing landfill, 4.3 million tons of trash collected since 1978, will be processed within 18 years."Read More...It almost seems too good to be true, what do you think?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


Burning Questions Help

I made an instructable, but it's not showing up for the contest. Any idea, why?

Posted by mg0930mg 9 years ago


Burning a Mega-cd disc

My sonic-cd got cracked somehow but i still want to play. i have made 3 discs but none of them work, do i need to burn the ISO file or extract the ISO file and then burn it?

Posted by ultimatesx9 10 years ago


in need of a cold burning flash pot

I have a live audio business and I am in need of a compound that will work in a flash pot that will burn cold, so that there are no possibilities of a fire.

Posted by bondo86 9 years ago


Burning Man Accidentally Burns Early

Burning Man update:The Man caught (or was set) on fire early this morning during the lunar eclipse. The BRC fire crew extinguished the blaze, and they're rebuilding the structure and replacing the neon now. The fireworks and fuel hadn't been added yet, so the damage wasn't total.Story, photos, and more links from Scott Beale of Laughing Squid

Posted by canida 10 years ago


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Posted by buildingteen 11 years ago


Burning Questions Round 4 Winners Announced

Instructables is happy to announce the prizewinners fromBurning Questions Round 4!We had over 60 entries and 38 Burning Questions successfully answered!While user votes were taken into consideration, Instructables staff members were the primary judges in determining if an entry was a worthy answer to a Burning Question. Winners will receive prize claiming instructions early next week.There were many winners, so check the results carefully.Thanks to everyone for making this our most successful round of Burning Questions ever and keep your eyes peeled for Burning Questions Round 5!View Winners

Posted by noahw 10 years ago


Burning Saltwater?

I found this article in class today, and thought it was pretty interesting. a scientist discovered that by exposing saltwater to radio waves, it weakens the bonds in the water, and the hydrogen can be burnt.http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/11/can-saltwater-be-burned-as-fuel/

Posted by its a lion 10 years ago


Burning Questions Thread

Https://www.instructables.com/community/Got_any_Burning_Questions_about_COFFEE/?comments=all#CELT5PCFQJ6BC5O

Posted by iMac 9 years ago


Don't try this at home, EVER ! The trip to NYC

Ah, I have finally gotten a little time to put some of the details up about my Trip (definition of trip, to stumble, fall, or to almost fall....) to NYC. The bus ride to Manhattan was uneventful. We were dropped off behind the Winter Garden Theater at 50th St. and 7th Ave. For those familiar with the city, this is a little north of Rockefeller Center, and a little west of Radio Music Hall. My little adventure started with me being a little greedy with what I wanted to see on this short day trip. I started down 7th Ave. and decided to scoot over to Broadway. In walking down Broad way (heading south, now) one have to be careful as it crosses the other blocks on a diagonal and it is very easy to lose the road and end up on 7th (and further south; you start ending up on 6th Ave - the Ave. of the Americas). The blocks heading south were shorter then those in the East - West directions. Walking through the Theatre District, and finally reaching Times Square (which is on 7th Ave), I was taking my fair share of pictures (Later, after I get them all posted, I will have to get my Sis in Law to help me identify the buildings, etc.) . Moving from Times square, I get the Garment District. This was a fairly quick walk for me, I didn't see much I really was impressed by there. Madison Square Park, was a nice little area, and then came the weirdest building I have EVER seen (and I have seen a house the shape of a shoe), I came upon the Flatiron building (see pics). In the Flatiron District was Union Square park. A fairly small park. Now, the streets going East and West were numbered, and I had started at 50th St. I was now at 12th, where Broadway becomes University Pl. and it ends at Washing Square Park. This was a nice little park too, so I got a few pictures of it. By this time, not having had a breakfast, I thought it would be good to find something to eat. I moved west along 4th st. until I got to Broadway again. Once I got into Soho (South Houston), I started getting a little turned around (I had just walked nearly 50 blocks). When I got to Canal Street, it was so crowded, I only went about one block on the street and didn't find anything of interest, so I continued on south on Cortland. Somewhere in this area I found (somehow I got to Chamber's St) I found a little Indian restaurant called Jhankar. It was a pleasant atmosphere, and the food was good. I continued on Chambers to get to the east side. I saw the World Financial Center, and eventually found Ground Zero. I took a few pics of what I could see. I did wonder around Battery Park a bit too long, and finally asked someone how to get to the Staten Isl. ferry docking point. I was told it was another 20+ minute walk further south (I was already at the other ferry docking ports and had already walked for over 4-5 hours). He let me know of the Shuttle bus, which the city pays for, which would pick me up and drop me off right outside the area of the Staten Isl ferry. That was a really decent little ferry ride too. 1/2 hour over, 1/2 back. Now it was getting to be near 6 PM and I thought I had better have a little to eat before heading back to 50th st. After walking a few blocks, I realized I was NOT going to make it in time. I looked for a Subway terminal but found none (I had already walked as far as getting back up to the most southern tip of Chinatown. I walked (very briskly) up to Bleecker St. looking for a subway or a cab. I finally got a cab waved down (I am just NOT the type of person that waves down cabs), and we headed off. I called the Bus driver. He said it shouldn't be long, he should get me there in time; and said traffic is a bit heavy here on 4th street. He nearly blew a fuse (and he had just reason too).....but he calmed down and said he'd circle the block and hope I got there soon, and to give him a call when I did. Fortunately, when I finally got back to 50th and 7th, it was only 12 minutes late and he had just pulled up with the bus. Besides the quarter sized blister on the ball of my right foot, and the lunch/brunch I had I brought nothing home with me (well, I forgot about the sunburn on my head.....yeah yeah, I should have worn a cap). All in all, it was nice to see everything......and I will never again walk 70+ blocks just to see everything again. I will become familiar with the subways, as that is about the cheapest way to go (except the shuttle bus). And I am about as stiff as I can be....now for some pictures. UPDATE:More pics UPDATE #2 The few remaining pictures I have left have been uploaded with these to my Facebook album NYC Trip

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


burn!

Why have a burning contest In the middle of winter? When solar pyrographists  (I make up words)  will be left out. I use the sun. And it's only feasible in the summer. Just doesn't seem right.

Posted by festerdsplinter 3 years ago


I won the burning questions contest...

How do I get my bumper sticker?

Posted by iMac 9 years ago


Voting for Burning Questions?

Call me crazy, but in My Day, there was no voting involved in it. It was just a matter of did you answer the question well or not? So what exactly does getting votes do for the writer?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


I won the burning questions contest...

How do I get my bumper sticker?

Posted by iMac 9 years ago


err... is the burning questions contest page the only place you can vote?

I thought you could vote directly on peoples instructables before, but i guess not for this contest?

Posted by flio191 9 years ago


Is burning enamel safe?

I know one of the easiest ways to rid the magnet wire of its enamel is by burning it with a butane-lighter. Does this release any toxic fumes, however? I work with magnet wire a lot, and am, quite frankly, tired of stripping it with an Xacto. I'd most likely be burning it outside, so it wouldn't be that bad, I suppose.

Posted by freethetech 7 years ago


Wood burning stoves

Can anyone help me find a place or outlet for a mechanical  device that will open and close a flap on a wood burning stove for letting in  solid fuel into the burner ,this to be operated by a electrical or clockwork timer.Or a idea to make myself,

Posted by Stanwebb10 2 years ago


Laser burn to the eyes

On Saturday morning my eyelids will be pulled back by retractors and held open, ethanol will be poured into my eyes, a flap of epithelial (outer layer of the eye) will be peeled back to reveal the cornea, then an Eximer laser will burn the surface of the cornea. Apparently, the burning smell can be quite unpleasant :-/ Has anyone else had laser eye surgery? Cheers, Pat. Pending

Posted by Patrick Pending 10 years ago


typo in burning answers contest

Uh i wasnt exactly sure how to get this to instructables but in the burning answers contest page it says judging starts on feb. something them ends on jan. 13. Im sure they meant to put feb. 13

Posted by mastertoothpick 9 years ago


Burning Questions Contest - Limited to the 15 topics?

Really?  Is the Burning Questions Contest Limited to only answering the 15 questions given.  From the contest description and official rules it sounds like you can only submit an answer to one of the 15 questions noted.   Is this true?  From the entries its obvious that this is not understood.  Let's expand the questions to be answered to make it more interesting.....

Posted by wannabemadsci 4 years ago


When's the next round?

Was just wondering when the next round of burning questions is coming, they alway give us something interesting to do...

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago


Using Aluminium Cans for A ram Jet Engine Barrel,

If you soaked aluminum from a soda-pop can in vinegar or other acid to remove the paint, would it be possible to smith the metal using a small hammer into a barrel for a small jet engine, The engine I plan will produce thrust and use Butane,

Posted by Steamdnt 9 years ago


Reusing an electric or gas oven as a wood burning stove...

Has anyone ever burned wood inside an electric or gas oven? I was thinking of modding and oven with refractory cement, and a water mist sprayer,for bread baking, when it occurred to me that broken gas/electric ovens are cheap, mostly air tight and temperature resistant,to say the least. Obviously burning wood in them is not an UL approved usage, but clearly these devices are tested a lot more than your average barrel stove design.. So, any experience with this idea?

Posted by Ronyon 5 years ago


a question about burning questions

So for burning questions do we have to stick to whats on the list? or can we do whats in this board. and maybe even something that cant be found on instructables? Cause ive seen the list keep changing (once a entry is posted on that subject) and im just wondering what are the limitations to entrys. - thanx Dj

Posted by DjProToJeeX 10 years ago


Who is doing Burning Questions?

The new contest is finally up. I just want to know who's doing what 'Ible so as not to get too confused over everything. (and to avoid stealing *shifty eyes*) Yes I am aware there is an Instructible on it where discussion is already underway, but I think the forum should know about it too.Of course I've also used this to shamelessly promote my new (and the first) Burning Questions 4 'Ible: How to slim up for summer: The Atkins Diet!

Posted by Firebert010 10 years ago


Fire wood burn time

So I'll be camping in a State Park where you must bring your own wood. Does anyone know the burn time of firewood? We're burning pine and this is something I've never had to consider, as I've normally camped where you can cut your own wood from dead/fell trees... As we have a rather intense upstream kayak journey to get to our campground, we're trying to take "just enough" but not too little :) Thanks :)

Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago


Can I do this? Burning Questions Contest 6.5

Https://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_Add_and_Subtract_Fractions/Its 2 wanted instructables, in one instructables.Can I do this?

Posted by iMac 9 years ago


Got any Burning Questions about COFFEE!?

Post em' here, and I will make one for ya!They will be entered into the new group, Cup of Joehttps://www.instructables.com/group/Coffee/

Posted by iMac 9 years ago