what kind of finish to use on a sign that is made with a wood burner

I recently got into wood burning and don't know what to use as a finish wax, oil, etc  the project  is a piece of drift wood with some words burnt into it so the finish needs to stop the ash from being weathered away  any help is appreciated ill make an instructible on it soon     

Posted by MakeShiftMaker 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


My new instructable about reusing burnt LED!

Hello all! Here is my new instructable about reusing burnt LED, I want you to post here your ideas how it can be used in projects. If your LED is shining different color than in my instructables you are welcome to post photos here! https://www.instructables.com/id/Bring-Your-burnt-LED-back-to-life/ Every project that uses my Idea can be linked in my instructable!

Posted by kondzio29 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Schematic and PCB layout

I saw a schematic from http://makelifeeasy.yolasite.com/ this is the schematic design http://members.misty.com/don/linefl.gif and i tried to make a PCB layout and this is what i came up with the design http://img825.imageshack.us/i/circuitz.jpg/ is the layout correct? the blue line will likely be a jumper wire.. thanks in advance for the guidance.. =]

Asked by gameshark888 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Burnt Iron

Anyone has an idea on how to clean this burnt iron? Thanks. AL.

Posted by alsports2000 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


What really happened to my Arduino Uno R3?

My Arduino  Uno R3 was working properly, but I connected it to a power supply board along with relays and GSM modem and some voltage fluctuations and blinking occurred. I immediately disconnected everything from it and connected Arduino to my PC. But I was not able to upload any programs to it. avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding I was getting this error report. I disconnected every connections from it, but still I was not able to upload programs to it. When connected to PC the 'ON' and 'L' LEDs are glowing steadily. No blinking occurs to 'L' LED even when the reset button is pressed. Also the micro-controller chip is getting overheated(By a little more than usual). There is no problem with my USB drivers because I am sure that it was working fine on Windows and Linux. Can you please tell me what the problem is and how to fix it? -Thanks

Asked by 1nventor 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Old transistorized \ferriterod inverters 2ör4"burnt tubes were used. Here I tried with burnt cfls( w/o curcuit) no dia

How to use burnt cfls in transistorized inverter circuits which was using tubes.?

Asked by sanghajeevi 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Dw433 burnt out motor worth fixing ?

I have a. Dw433 lx 110 v that has burnt out, three questions  is it worth fixing if so what is the part number  could I convert tom240 v

Asked by Palace64 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Burnt Leather! How can I get rid of the smell?? Answered

I recently used our amazing laser cutter on leather. The product was awesome (soon to be posted!) but three days later it still stinks! What can I do??

Asked by scoochmaroo 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


how to repair cigarette burns in carpet?

I burnt my carpet and need instruction as to how to repair it.

Asked by wtarin1 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


can i find the resistance of a resistor if its burnt?

In one of my helicopter controllers, there is a burnt resistor. it burned when my brother tried to charge his more expensive helicopter with it. i looked at it and all i know is that theres a yellow stripe and a gold one, but thats all thats visible since the middle two stripes have been burnt off. will it still have the same original resistance when tested with a multimeter? how can i find the resistance of it so i can replace it? i havent got another one of these controllers to compare it with. it has a very similar controller shape as the air hogs havoc helicopter, except this helicopter cost only $20. because the resistor is burnt out the controller cant charge the helicopter, and i dont know the voltage that the copter takes in, and the copter doesnt have any battery protection circuits as far as i know, so i cant charge it. can someone help me figure this out?

Asked by zack247 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


I need help getting a burnt effect on a prop, please.

I'm making Chell's companion cube for part of a costume, and I want it to look scorched like it did at the end of the game. How can I achieve this effect? The cube is going to be constructed of simple materials like cardboard and foam. I've considered just going at it with black spray paint, but I'm not sure it'll be convincing. Help?

Asked by HyperJive 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


How to get data off a strangely burnt CD? Answered

Hi all, I was wondering how I could get data off a CD with really strange burning marks (see pic) because it has a backup of pictures it is needed to be working, and we don't have the original photos from the disc. When I try to access it on my computer, "My Computer" freezes so I can't veiw the contents of the disc Any help greatly appreciated.

Asked by thermoelectric 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago



How to test N channel mosfets? Answered

Hello, i built a ZVS driver about an year ago. I used to power it from a computer power supply at 12v ,than i changed the power supply to 30v and 10a.With the new power supply it worked as well for about 3 moths. A week ago a wire got burnt and a zenner diode. I wanted to test the mosfets too but he tests i searched on google didnt work. Please tell me a good method to see if my mosfets are burnt or not .

Asked by theVader75 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Home stereo stopped working possibly has burnt out voltage regulator? Answered

Greetings, My Altec Lansing home stereo stopped giving out sound.  There is still fuzz audible from the speakers, but there is no musical sound whatsoever coming through the speakers.  It is a simple stereo but with good sound.  It has one input Jack which has always been loose and finicky; as long as I carefully plug into the Jack and make sure it is a good connection, the stereo has worked fine.  One day however it suddenly stopped giving any musical sound.  I decided to open up the stereo and look inside.  First I tried bypassing the input Jack since I suspected that was the problem.  Bypassing the input jack however made no difference, there was still zero audio signal coming out of the speakers (still only the buzz).  I then looked around on the motherboard to check for any oddities. Everything looked normal except for one Voltage Regulator.  It is a L7809CV.  It has three prongs and a built in heatsink. The point at which it connects to the motherboard is slightly burnt looking as it is discoloured. In the upclose picture you can see two voltage regulators, the one on the left is the one which appears burnt. I was thinking this is likely the culprit.  Would anyone on the forum have any feedback to offer.  Do you think this is the problem, and would replacing the voltage Regulator likely fix the amp?

Asked by ootagun 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Hydrogen as a fuel?

It's easy to separate hydrogen and oxygen from water. If you mix them together it doesn't become water until it is burnt. In theory you could make a water rocket from gases. But in reality...

Posted by Princess_Mellow 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Transistor battery question

Hi, I want to know if I can hook up an 18v 3ah battery to a npn transistor with a max of 1a. Will the transistor only let through 1a or will it get burnt out? Thanks.

Asked by RyanF191 9 months ago | last reply 9 months ago


What to do with a dead ps2 slimline (thin ps2)?

I have an old Play Station 2 (Thin one) that the laser is burnt out in and the fan does not work. WHAT DO I DO WITH IT????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Posted by grundisimo 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


is wax a good fuel???[in vapour state]?

 i burnt wax by keeping it on a spoon on a flame.... after some time it caught fire. then when i turned th spoon upside down large flames were there as if flame shower. so is it a good fuel?  

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


DTH satellite receiver problem

I have a DTH satellite receiver which has a burnt SMPS power supply (image attached). I replaced the burnt components but again when powered with 220V ac supply to test the output voltages the same components burnt again within a few seconds. I could not figure out what is the actual faulty part. If anyone has any suggestion please feel free to answer. My second problem is the satellite receiver board (image attached) has 6 pins for power connection but I could not figure out what voltage is to be applied to which pin. So I was unable to use a separate power supply for the receiver board. The part number can be seen from the image itself. Please look at the receiver board and help me if anyone has any idea about this board. I tried searching in google with the part number but could not find the same board. Please help me. Any suggestion is welcome. Satellite receiver: Hicway ali M3328C(10039)-11

Asked by smandal13 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


coke has burnt your mind

Hey all u lame ducks all i can say is in louisiana you can get 1to 5 years hope that coke change is worth it and what are you gonna say to mama when the kid is sitting front and center facing some hard nose judge that is going to have some serious questions for you like what is your education level, got a j..o..b and that means work with pay for those dum asses dum enough to rob a drink machine boy or girl when you get sent to the cooler it won't be to have a coke you are going to be some hard core's honey

Posted by yourmamasreadinthisshit 11 years ago | last reply 11 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 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Can someone give me the Voltage and current of the LEDs inside a GU10

I wonder if I could reuse a burnt  GU10 bulb, containing 21 (working?) LEDs. 220V, 1.3 W, 20 mA for the whole thing. What would be the properties of the individual LEDs? 

Asked by hugo67 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Did any vehicles runs using water as a fuel?

By removing hydrogen from water and burnt it by using combustion engine to run the vehicles.How much  rupees does it takes?.Explain it briefly,please ...........

Asked by nirmaltrk03 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


What should I build next?

I have built a Altoids iPod iPhone charger, and I have a few more ideas. But after that, I'm burnt out of ideas. I solder with electronics, just so you know what I'm into. Help me :P...

Asked by lorogan 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


I have a light bulb conundrum? Answered

 I have a house circuit of 3 sockets, one per bulb, the first socket has had more burnt bulbs than the rest of the circuit, as a matter of fact, 3 times as many! is wattage the problem? thanks

Asked by led235 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Paint Choices

What color scheme should I choose for the AK-47 I'm making? Any suggestions? The original colors would be like a burnt sienna and a black I usually spray paint the parts separately here is a pic of the completed model i'm building

Posted by aj01-01 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


How to replace an SMD inductor? Answered

I have an 2gen Ipod shuffle which I burnt. Now after a long while I found that an inductor cas destroyed. How can I find it's value?or Can I put a jumper instead?

Asked by theVader75 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Why does my Laptop not read the DVD that I had burnt on it?It read once but then later on it doesnt read it again.?

I have Acer 4720 Z and I used the Mastered Format while burning Video files on DVD R+.

Asked by timepass753 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


volume of water from a litre of hydrogen? Answered

Im no chemist but I am interested in what volume in litres of water would be produced from 1 litre of liquid hydrogen if burnt in air. Of course it would evaperate and be disspersed but would be 8 litres?  2h2 + O2 = 2h2O I believe the chemical formular

Asked by lrdforster 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


how do I get broken piece of plug out of an electrical outlet?

A plug for a portable radiator burnt out and part is stuck in the electrical outlet. The other portion of the outlet is occupied by the washing machine plug. Is there a simple, and safe way to remove this piece without calling an electrician?

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 1 year ago


What is the best way to roast dandelion root to be used as a coffee substitute? Answered

I found an article on the web touting dandelion tea (brewed dried root) but also saw that it was a better taste if roasted and used instead as ,  but in place of coffee ! Is there a specific method of roasting the roots ?  Dry and crispy or all but burnt ?  Anybody know?

Asked by gearhead1951 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


How to make a laser pointer out of a dvd laser diode? Answered

I have about 8 laser diodes and many optical stuff from the laser head of the dvd. Also I have some burnt laser poineters. I don't know how to focus the ray.

Asked by theVader75 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


The transformer in my Tesla coil fried, how can i prevent this from happening again? Answered

I recently built a tesla coil, and after some demonstrational use in school the transformer burnt out (it wouldn't do anything, and a red light appeared inside). I have already ordered a new one, but i want to prevent this from happening again. Any tips from experienced tesla coilers? thx in advance, all help is appreciated.                  additional details: transformer: 6500v, 21 ma. ordered here. the tesla coil has gone without sparking for a few seconds at a time, however resumed after turning it off and back on. could this be related to the spark gap length or something similar?

Asked by biolethal 8 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


DC motor

I had a 220v angle grinder. It was burnt. I take the rotor of the grinder out. Its completely fine. Now i make a DC motor using this rotor and magnets(for field current). My question is, how much maximum DC volts this motor can take to get the maximum RPM. Because the motor was 220v AC, Will it run on 220v DC?

Asked by Shezi007 7 months ago | last reply 7 months ago


plasma tv

CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO GET RID OF THE PERNAMENT BURNT IMAGE OF MICKY BLOODY MOUSE OFF MY PLASMA TV MY GRAND SON LOVES DISNEY PLAY HOUSE CHANNEL AND IT HAS LEFT A LARGE IMAGE OF MICKEY ON THE BOTTOM OF THE TV ALSO IS THERE A PROPER WAY TO CLEAN THE TV SCREEN I HEARD NOT TO CLEAN WITH GLASS CLEANER MANY THANKS KOVAKO

Posted by kovako2007 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Battery circuit for Panasonic EY6431 EY9230

Does anyone have the circuit for these batteries please ? There is a temp overload (bimetalic type) and also a two diode (? zener) + resistor in series that I presume identifies the pack (voltage) to the charger.  I have burnt out pack that I have new cells to rebuild but not certain about the connection / values for those parts. Thanks

Posted by GeoffS15 2 years ago


waterproofing a CD spindle

Hi all, I've been working on a variation of an existing instructable and I thought I'd asked this q before, but can't find it. SOooo here goes; I need suggestions on sealing a cd spindle into its plastic cover? I've managed to do it with about 4 sticks of hot glue and several burnt knuckle but  there must be an easier way? cheers, flashj

Posted by flashj 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


LED Series Resistor

I just finished soldering a board to flash an IR LED using a 555 timer, and attached it to 9V PP3 battery, and the LED burnt out.The LED was rated at 1.7V 100mA and I was using a 100ohm series resistor. By my reckoning I should have only needed a 73ohm resistor, (9V - 1.7V) / 0.1A = 73ohms, so 100ohm was more than enough.Any ideas?

Posted by evilad 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


porter cable 18 volt nicad charger needs new resistor

I need to replace burnt out resistor (R21 0n the cicuit board-the brown/biege resistor behind the heat sink) but i cant read the values due to the explosive destruction on the case.Can anyone give me the ohms & watts value so i can replace it.Thanks in anticipation!

Asked by dakel 6 years ago


Mirror Paint? Answered

I am trying to make a death ray with a parabolic mirror. I have tried a mylar space blanket but it wasn't smooth/reflective enough to make a concentrated beam that burnt anthing. I was wondering if there was any such thing as mirror paint. by this I mean a highly reflective paint. If anybody knows about this or has any other reflective ideas I would apreciate it. Thanks.

Asked by nurdee1 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


junk plz

This sounds stoopid but does anyone just have led lights, bulbs, etc.? I see a LOT of instructables where it uses led lights. i had an electricity kit a few years ago. it came with 3 led lights. i later burnt them out by modifying the kit and plugging the lights into a 9 volt battery. also if its not too much too ask, mini motors for rc cars? email me at freyj@live.com

Posted by Jacko13 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


How big a propeller would I need to turn a 3500 watt AC gererator?

A friend of mine gave me a 3500 watt gasoline AC generator because he burnt the engine and he did not want to fix it due to cost. I want to use a propeller instead of a gas engine to make it operational. Is this practical? The wind here blows constantly between 20 and 30 mph.

Asked by dukexyz 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Change pendant light bulb?

I have three teardrop pendant lights over my counter; one light bulb burnt out. I tried to change the bulb but it does not screw in - not sure what type of bulb this is? Really, I've changed light bulbs forever, but can't figure this one out. Search You Tube and DIY for a video but only found typical light bulbs or recessed lights. Your help is much appreciated.

Asked by paulbb 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Resistor Value for LED series?

I am new to electronics, just started it as a hobby, and tried my hands to make a LED Series. As I am not aware of the exact calculations to figure out the resistor value, I am facing problems - resistor is getting burnt. I am just seeing a led series bought from the market and trying to make another one based on its circuit & design. The overall scheme & design of the circuit was:  - I made a series of total 44 white led lights. - Added a bridge rectifier first (4 diodes joined in a systematic way), - then came three led's with 1K Ohms resistors each - then followed 38 plain led's, - finally three leds again with 1K resistors each. The last three resistors got burnt after 10 odd minutes. Obviously the resistor value is not right. What should be the general thumb rule to figure it out. I wish to make few smaller series of 12, 24 & 36 LED's, how many resistors do I add in each? Will be thankful for some guidance. 

Asked by swatma 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


I have my computer, and an old computer.

I have my old server with a Pentium 4 Hyper threading 3.06ghz with a burnt out motherboard. Also, my current computer that works Perfect with a Celeron D 2.80ghz. They have the same 478 slots, but I'm not sure if it is a plug and play deal, i have the thermal compound stuff. Should i do it?

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


DIY Mini Drill Machine

Hi everybody! I have bought a mini drill chuck from banggoog.com. But unfortunately it's hole is smalle than my DC motor. i don't even know the motor I have is 12v or 6v but i have ran this motor on 12v but i didnt burnt. its tip is bigger than my drill chuck. Any ideas how I can fix this?

Posted by NajabatK 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


resistor replacement

 I have a small model battery charger which has a resistor burnt out . output is 7.5  volts  according to the label which sounds right as pack is 7.4volts.  measured voltage from transformer  is 15 volts Can anyone tel me what value resistor I need to drop the  voltage  to 7,5 v or whatever the actual out put shoul be. thanks people, john mantova

Posted by john mantova 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


Instructables T-shirt swap!

Hello! I have gotten a few instructables shirts from some recent contests and have 4 of the same burnt orange color. They are quite lovely but I was hoping to diversify my color collection. So if anyone has ones they would be willing to trade feel free to post of send a message! Mine are all mediums and I would really like to trade for other mediums. Thanks!

Posted by Patrick S 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


lcd cropping software?

I just built a DIY projector for my room (basically an overhead with an lcd and fans slapped on). Many people that do this use a 15 inch screen, but my family recently burnt out the backlight of a 17", so I used that. Anyways, since the stage of the overheadprojector can't see the whole LCD, some parts of the image get cut off. Is there some sort of software to essentially shrink a screen so that I can get the whole image viewable to the projector?

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago