Acrylic Cabinet

Hello everyone! I'm a long time instructables.com fan but I just recently signed up again with a new email address. I need some advice on building an acrylic box to hold some kewl things in my home. It needs to be durable and hard to break into. Here is an example: http://www.akrylix.com/photos/682-lexan-hinge-boxes-.jpg or see attached photos. I found a supplier for 1/2" acrylic sheets and laser cutting but my question is how do I connect all the panels? Should I go the route people choose when building an aquarium? Thanks so much for any advice or help you can offer! Cheers, Kevin

Posted by qeb 2 years ago


Plumbing -

I need help!  I have an extremely small bathroom that has the lavatory plumbing on the side, not the back.  I don't like the cabinet (you can sit on the toilet and wash your hands at the same time) and want to get rid of it, but I have not been able to find a pedestal sink or other cabinet to replace what's there.  Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  And no, the plumbing cannot be moved.   

Posted by Luny 5 years ago


Kitchen Cabinets

I have Grass hinges on my kitchen cabinets. the doors will not stay closed. Is there a way to tighen them without screwing up the hinge?

Posted by jeffhowesii 9 years ago


Looking for a speaker cabinet shelf project

I saw an instructable here that featured a guy gutting his floor speakers and turning them into nice home theater cabinets. I can't seem to find it and was wondering if anybody could point me in the right direction. Thanks!

Posted by lil_timmy1990 10 years ago


Help finding instrcutable for Under cabinet book holder

Hi im trying to find and instructable i seen before but cannot seem to find now it was an instructable for builidng a  under the cabinet book holder and i would really love to make one but cannot find out how to anywhere, anyone have any help? Thanks! It looked kinda like this: http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr267/DilbertD/DSCF2419.jpg

Posted by Jeremey 6 years ago


Sculptural Crochet Primer

Here SuperNaturale features a curiosity cabinet of crochet figures, thus illustrating the basic elements which combine to form sculptural crochet.Much like a traditional Wunderkammer, the pieces are divided into subgroups, each of which explores a certain variable.I'm struck by the beauty obtained by using simple stitches and one color to make a striking, strangely biologically-evocative piece of artcraft. It's obviously left me with a loss for words.

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


modular arcade cabinet idea?

Hey guys, For all you gamers and arcade fan out there. I got a chalenge for you. Can you think of a good way to make a modular arcade cabinet that would let you play with joystiq controler AND racing wheel with little as possible change to make. So a mix between a racing cabinet and a regular arcade cabinet. Show me what you can think of :)!

Posted by Zoukiny 3 years ago


I need an idea of what could be made from two curved glass deli cabinet doors.

Along with a few flat glass shelves, I was given two large curved glass deli cabinet doors as shown in the image below. They still have the aluminum bars attached to the long ends. One the top side that was formerly attached to a hinge mechanism and one being the lower side that formerly held a rubber seal. I only have the doors, as the rest of the cabinet was used for another purpose or recycled by the previous owners. I'm trying to come up with a project to repurpose them for, but I'm drawing a blank. They are about 4 feet long and 2 feet wide with no cracks.  They appear to be tempered glass and are very heavy. Here are some ideas: -  large vertical display cabinets made from wood with the glass doors on the front of them might work by using the short ends as the top and bottom. - large horizontal display cases made from wood with the glass doors as the top or front and access to the rear. - Some sort of greenhouse window. - I eventually would like to build a house out of shipping containers. Incorporating these into the plans as windows would be cool as long as I can figure out how to frame them out to give a good seal. perhaps as a skylight? (Of course, not being double paned, they wouldn't have much of an R-value). - Something artistic that can utilize the glass panes and be hung on a wall or used as a display. I have access to a Hackerspace in St. Louis, Missouri with plenty of tools and other raw materials. The pieces are so large that I'd have to work on the project and clean up each day rather than leave the project out. It's a shared space, so I don't want my stuff to be in the way of others. Any input from the Instructables community would be helpful.

Posted by GeekTinker 2 years ago


Universal 3d printer cabinet

Hi everyone... just wanted to share with you a new campaign we launched live today on Kick Starter. Its a universal 3d printer cabinet we have been working on for a while... Its got almost 4 cubic feet of storage and can be accessed from a front door and the top of the cabinet...its ready to be customized with multiple knock out's to really get the results you want... We are producing in Black, White and solid Stainless Steel... I appreciate you taking a look and your time! Regards, Brian McLoughlin Maker Kase http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1045344246/maker-kase-universal-printer-cabinet

Posted by bmc.loughlin 4 years ago


Pac-Man arcade cabinet made with LEGO

Ben Fleskes built this Pac-Man arcade cabinet entirely out of LEGO and put in a 19" monitor so that he could play 48 different games on it. That reminds me, I need to bump up that MAME project that's in my queue. It's been there too long. Lego arcade machine

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Do you need any help designing crossovers or tuning your speakers?

I am a professional loudspeaker design engineer with many years experience in Hi-Fi, Pro-Audio and Commercial. I have extensive computer modelling and design tools alongside proefessional acoustic measurement facilities. For a crossover design, send me the details of your project and I can send you the component values and schematic with system modeling etc. You will get your system modelled and EQ to give you the best possible frequency response for your project. For a cabinet tuning, send me the driver details and cabinet dimensions and i will calculate the port dimensions for you. This will get you the best bass alignment for your system and maximise the low end efficiency. The quality of the results will depend on the quality of the information available. Prices start at $25 for simple cabinet tuning. Cheers Dan

Posted by truecolour 5 years ago


Vinyl media cabinet inbuilt speaker help

Hello everyone I'm a complete newbie I'm afraid so sorry for asking for such help so early on! Im renovating an old vinyl cabinet I found in the salvos and turning into a dj deck for my new Vestax Typhoon. I need space for my laptop and midi mixer and would love to still have the original vinyl player on show somehow! Any ideas from the creative community I ideally want to dj from behind the speakers. Also I have plugged it in and I get some sound from the speakers and the volume knob still works but the radio does not. What is the best way to have the midi mixer hooked up to the speakers so I can play out of them? Im not sure of their quality and if they are rubbish when hooked up I can also replace them. Any electrical knowledge would be amazing and can just about wield a soldering iron! Much thanks in advance any ideas on colour schemes or extra add ons would be very welcome!! Sophie

Posted by sophielily 8 years ago


Looking for Murphy bed frame/mechanism that works w/out a cabinet

Hey all, I'm looking to purchase a Murphy bed frame/mechanism w/out a cabinet. The only one I could find online was by a company in Canada (I'm in NYC) Here is a link to the frame on their site: http://www.spacesolutions.ca/spacesolutionsweblog/?p=171 I already have the mechanism from http://www.wallbed.com/mechanism.html , which I received as a gift, but I think it would only work w/ a cabinet?? Is there any way to use the mechanism I have from wallbed w/out  a cabinet? Any other ideas or where I could find a frame/mechanism that would work w/out a cabinet? Or recommendation one someone in the NYC area who could help, including installation (paid of course)? Thanks

Posted by austinstories 5 years ago


Hard to reach space in a wall kitchen cabinet. Any idea ?

Hello everybody Here's my question : In my kitchen, I have a wall cabinet, in which, there is a place (orange arrow on the picture) where things that I could put there would be hard to reach. This cabinet is located in a kitchen corner and is beside another cabinet as shown in the pictures. Then, I dont'use that space and I'd like to... I was wondering if someone has or had the same problem and if so, how it could be fixed. Any idea will be welcome. (I didn't find anything like that by using the search engine of instructibles web pages. Maybe I was not clever enough in English Language...) I hope there will be helpful replies... English is not my native language, so, please, (if possible), try to use simple words in your replies...

Posted by iwonder54 5 years ago


True Stainless handle

The stainless cabinet handles are manufactured from stainless steel material as they carries better finish as well as durable. Stainless steel is also the favourite material house ware and kitchen ware too. It is also the main choice for cabinet handle specifically for bathrooms and kitchens mainly due to their easily maintenance. Besides the benefits above, the color and finish of the stainless steel handles looks rather good against cabinet background. Wooden, fiber or plastic material. Modern contemporary kitchen design fit very well with stainless steel handles, and there are good selections of styles to select from. Normally it is not economic and easy to change out the entire kitchen cabinet and it is rather costly, so changing the knobs and pulls may be a good way to refresh the cabinet. Besides the decorative function, the cabinet knobs and handles are also useful in a number of ways. As cabinet door go through lots of wear and tear, so they are easily damaged. Their paint and polish can easily drop off over time. Hence the stainless steel knobs and handles are the better choice for kitchen cabinet due to their durability. but in the market nowadays, many distributors will sell SS201 Material handles rather than SS304 handles due to price problems, and SS201 will rust very easy, so if considered the price, there is another alternative choice, that´s Zinc alloy handles or Alu handles or knobs, especially Zinc alloy handles can be processed in many different finishing. Whatever types of knobs or handles you choose, they ought to fit in the theme of the kitchen. Hence do check out the different styles of the stainless steel handles. Do check out www.fashion-alen.com for more related information

Posted by Imex international 7 years ago


RFID READER HELP

Hello, can anyone help me design an RFID reader which can tell me when something is missing. I would like to build a reader for my file cabinet. I know this is hard but the reader will have to keep reading the files by maybe pinging and when a file is missing from the cabinet an LED will light up and maybe a small readout telling me what file is gone. Cabinet is small only 300mm so if anything is more than 300mm away from the reader it will light up. Can anyone help?

Posted by BryceK2 3 years ago


Duct tape Repells Pantry moths?

Pantry moth traps have dried out.  rather expensive, i sought an alternative. placing ducttape in a cabinet where ive seen moths, perhaps they would randomly land on it i havent seen moths in that cabinet since. not on the tape or near it. tune in later to see if this is a fluke.

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago


Retro Radio Cabinet

I want to re-fit this radio cabinet with some type of sound system.  I want to preserve, or transform the display glass, and I want the knobs on the front to activate some functions (volume, tuning perhaps) I want to put some very understated LED light behind the front pillars and redo the bamboo screen.  I am just not sure which way to go with it.  I could use a car system and 12 volt adapter system of some kind, but I would really like it all to plug in with just one plug.  I need ideas.

Posted by geckodfw 5 years ago


Painting wood (any tips?)

I want to refinish a cabinet, is there a way to make the paint super smooth? (without the ugly brush strokes)

Posted by bronevaya 11 years ago


Loudspeaker design advice needed. Mini-array Viston FR10 drivers

Hi all, I'm about to get started on my first set of loudspeaker cabinets. Since quite some time I have 8 Visaton FR10 drivers lying on a shelf and I want to use those. After some research on diy loudspeaker cabinets I came up with the design in the attached drawing. Before I start building a pair of these, I'd like to have some advice on the design. I'd like to keep the costs as low as reasonably possible :). Questions I have and some design considerations: - Are the tubes correctly dimensioned? I used the "vented box calculator" over here to get the dimensions for a cabinet with one driver. I doubled the area of the tube and placed two of them in the cabinet. - I plan to clad the inner walls and the backside of the drivers' frame with convoluted foam. Do I need to fill the inner volume with some kind of polyester wool as well? - I want to use the speakers with my "Serious Amp". Will that work? - I planning to build the speakers without a filter. Is that wise? - The four drivers in each cabinet are in pairs series // parallel, to get a joint impedance of 8 Ohm. - As I understand it from the various forums / websites, it's best to place the drivers in a vertical line. However, the cabinet becomes too tall to fit in my tiny livingroom. I just don't have the floorspace to place them. Am I going to regret that decision? Your advice is appreciated! Y.

Posted by ynze 1 year ago


Arcade Cabinet Building

Ok, I've looked around everywhere, but nowhere I found gave me enough information, so I'm going to try on the forums. I am planning on making a Custom Arcade Machine, and I need some help. I know that you need MAME and what not, but I'll tell you what I have and what I want it to turn out as. I have: 5-7 old pcs sitting around, all are windows, and they all meet min arcade requirements. 3-4 monitors sitting around a plentiful supply of plywood, scrap metal, and welding tools for the cabinet. internet As for the cabinet, I want to be able to play most arcade games, and this is my hopeful specs. Upright cabinet every button you can imagine, my plan is for the front of the table having a joystick and 6-8 buttons on each side with a trackball in between them, when a game is selected that needs a steering wheel, a servo moves a mechanism out of the way to allow you to pull up a yoke, with more servos to lock it in certain ways( like lock the y axis in a racing game, but full movement in a flight game), and lastly have some pedals at the bottom. so I am basically going for an ultimate cabinet, and possibly ebay some to cover my costs. I also have some experience in computers and electronics almost forgot, I also plan to put in a coin slot, in case others want that, and to keep my brothers from being on it all day. :D

Posted by Flame3230 9 years ago


Wanted: 8"-10" STRONG Lazy-Susan type bearing

Hello Community! I'm in need of a strong/heavy-duty Lazy Susan-type bearing.  Looking for about 8" - 10", and a bearing capable of handling 100 - 150 lbs.  Smooth movement is a requirement.  If you have one in your junk pile that's not being used, let me know!   Thanks! huck

Posted by huck alexander 6 years ago


Looking For Buttons

Can anyone please help me? I need Buttons (For a Controller/Arcade Cabinet) and I don't know where to get some. Thanks.

Posted by ddsn 9 years ago


120V LED Under Cabinet Lighting

Hello everyone. I recently purchased a new home, of which has some nice Under cabinet lighting. But they are extremely hot when I use them. Heat = wasted energy right? I want to be as Green as possible in my new home. The problem is, the Bulbs are these weird straight 120V Bulbs from Westek.http://www.servicelighting.com/Westek-00862-LB25B-25W-120V-HALOGEN-Double-Ended-Halogen-Incandescent-Light-BulbSo, the question is, Can I some how make an LED replacement Bulb? Each housing has 2 of these bulbs, and I have 4 of the housings. I can't read schematics, but any info would rock. Thanks everyone.

Posted by Leejin 9 years ago


Funky cabinet drawer pulls

Hi, I am in the process of re-doing my kitchen and I have need for about 40 cabinet pulls/knobs. I want something interesting and am leaning towards an existing flat-top pull/knob and affixing 1/2" glass squares to it.  The pull/knob I'm considering is 1/2" wide and 4 3/4" length. Questions: Would Expoxy be the best adhesive? What could I do that would make the pull/knob smooth so that the cracks between the pieces of glass don't cut any fingers?  Is resin a possibility? You Instructable-ites are so smart and creative, I can't imagine getting a more creative answer from anywhere else Help!!

Posted by LStephens2 7 years ago


Recycling Vinyl Albums as shelf cabinets

Hey guys, My good friend is a graphic designer and music lover. He has a great project for those of us with vinyl album covers with great art. If you're like me, your album covers are collecting dust and no one gets to see the art, but he put together a design that allows you to use your covers as art as part of a book shelf cabinets. He's very close to meeting the funding goal for his prototype on kickstarter -- any support from the community would be much appreciated http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/305436801/rekordit-records-are-beautiful (especially if this is something you want but think it would be too complicated to make yourself -- as is the case with me :p ) - LMNH

Posted by Look_Ma_No_Hans 6 years ago


Pump for little pieces of paper

Hi, I'm going to make a display cabinet for an art project. Please see image for more info. The idea is to have a container (gray box) with ash on the back side of this cabinet, then there should be a pump (red dot) emptying this container and blowing the ash to the front true a tube (see red line) into a double glass window.  How can I create something like this? the problem is the transfering of the ash (little pieces of paper) from the back to the front.

Posted by vkranendonk 8 years ago


Coffee Table out of old medicine cabinets

Hey Guys, I recently bough a house in the sunny sanfernando valley and I am remodeling. but i would like to re-purpose the old building materials. I am a good idea man but i lack the time to make some of the things I would like to try. I thought that with some wood scraps and my old mirrored medicine cabinets i could make some sweet end tables for my den. any suggestions? Maybe someone in the LA area would like to collaborate I provide the materials and we could make some great things. Also on a completely separate note i would like to convert a drill press into a shave ice machine.... any thoughts ? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Posted by spoody 9 years ago


Will This Work: Ikea ODDA wall cabinet converted to low bookcase

I'm new to Ikea hacking (or any sort of furniture construction for that matter), and have an idea of what I want to do but am unsure if it will work. I need a low, long & shallow bookshelf and after scouring the web for ages & coming up empty-handed I decided to look for pieces I could hack . . . Et voila! I came across Ikea's ODDA wall cabinet: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10120573 I would like to stack/fasten together two of these units and add either casters or hairpin legs ... I'm thinking it will most likely be too heavy for the hairpins & I'll need a support for the middle of the unit. This is all speculation, of course, having never done this before. If anyone has any advice, it would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Posted by rachelnyc 7 years ago


Video Game Console Cabinet

Hey so I recently pulled out my old game systems and played them. We normally keep them in the attic but i want easy access so i can play them whenever. I was considering making squares just stacked up on eachother but that's boring. does anybody have any ideas? And also I wonder if cabinets would be better or just have them open so you can see the systems. For an idea of how much room I need I have an Nes, Snes, Atari, N64, Ps2, Xbox, Wii and i would like a few extra in case i get more. I also need space for games and accessories. Does anybody have any ideas for how i could make this look really cool? Thanks.

Posted by Blinktwice 10 years ago


Help me find a part!

Hello everyone. Looking for some help on this one. I can't find a clear defined picture of what is operating this sliding mirror. The dealers that carry it don't stock the mirror so can't tell me either unless I buy one, 3k isn't in my budget. I was thinking Linear Motion system but thats a high cost. From the picture I can see the stainless steel-track is L shaped. You can also see the mirror is set away some from the main cabinet, and also that the mirror is at the same height as the cabinet base. I've looked for casters, slides and other things I could hack but nothing seems to fit. You should not be able to see the hardware and thats a feature I would like to keep. I'd love your ideas or links to information. Thanks in advice. You can zoom well on this site. http://www.stylepark.com/en/agape/027

Posted by edwinston14 9 years ago


mydian_nightshade- Finalist

Mydian_nightshade is a finalist in the Laser Cutter Challenge for:Furniture grade cocktail arcade cabinetThis is a forum post created by Instructables on behalf of the finalist. Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Check out all the finalists in the master list or in the Laser Cutter Finalists Group!

Posted by mydian_nightshade 11 years ago


Stryker - How to build a sit down driving arcade cabinet - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.Stryker was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:How to build a sit down driving arcade cabinetThis project should win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, but vote for this one!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. This was my first instructable and I'm thrilled to be a finalist because of popular vote. Thanks to everyone that gave me a positive rating.

Posted by Stryker 10 years ago


Kitchen: under cabinet lights wire to range hood light

I just removed some halogen puck size under the cabinet lights in our kitchen.  They worked but required to plugged in. Unsightly and I lost an outlet in a high demand spot.  I guess I could start putting holes in the wall and attempt to wire it to the outlet but the damn things don't have an on off switch just plug them in and they are on.  Stupid (they predate my living there).  I did find some nice LED battery powered units that work fabulously for ME.  My wife on the other hand turns them on and then walks off.  Fresh batteries in the morning and dead batteries at night.  Fortunately the one we use the most is rechareable. Here's what I'd like to do but I'm rubbish with electricity and lighting so need someone smarter to tell me how. I want to put LED lights under the cabinets for additional countertop lighting.  I'd like to have them wired into the light in the range hood and controlled by the switch that controls the light inside the hood.  Turn on the hood range light and the LED lights come on too.  It seems simple to me but many things have and not turned out that way.  I assume some sort of transformer would have to be mounted somewhere unless they came built into the base unit.   I'd be open to florescent lighting if it makes it easier. I haven't seen this instructible on the site.  If it is thanks for reading, please disregard and point me in the right direction.  I have the hardest time sometimes trying to find something specific for some reason. TIA Danneauxs

Posted by danneauxs 2 years ago


Looking for particular instructable

I'm looking for an instructable that showed how to build a curvy style shelf like that in Alice in Wonderland. It is similar to the one in the link below but had much more detail. I have a friend wanting something similar for their daughter and thought that shelf would be perfect but now can't find it. https://www.instructables.com/id/Curved-Cabinet/

Posted by B2Cobra 6 years ago


Choosing a good bass amp

I need suggestions for a good bass guitar amp. One I have in mind is a Behringer Ultrabass BA115 600 Watt 1x15 Bass Cabinet. I'm looking for something good at around $150 USD. Any advice for choosing one would be nice too.

Posted by wingman246 10 years ago


Do you need liquid mercury?

Do you need liquid mercury? I have 5, one pound bottles of liquid mercury.  These were in dental office cabinets aquired through an estate sale. Not looking to make a killing,  just want it to go to a responsible person. These are in the Detroit Michigan area.

Posted by urdzy 2 years ago


Another IKEA server rack!

I just saw this: an industrial-strength server rack built out of a Helmer filing cabinet. This guy was using it to create Linux server cluster for 3D rendering. Pretty awesome.(I made the super-cheap, half-height one out of Corras side tables.)

Posted by nagutron 9 years ago


Help making a heating pad

Hi folks, Essentially, I'm trying to make a heating pad and I'm becoming terrible confused. . . Let me start by offering some background on my project. I'm building a fermentation cabinet that will be cooled by a window A/C unit. The cabinet will be split into two halves. The first half, with the A/C unit, will be for lagering beer and cold conditioning. Temps will be around 40° F. The beer fermenting in the second half show be kept at about 60°-70° F.  The 120mm PC fan will turn on and blow cold air into the second chamber when the temperature drops below a set point. I would like to have heating belts wrapped around the containers in the second chamber to bring the heat of the liquid up when it drops too low. This is where I'm getting very confused. I'm basically an idiot when it comes to electrical work. . . I would like to use about 7' of 30 AWG Teflon coated copper wire as my heating element. I've calculated the resistance of the wire at .722 ohms (this is the part where you ought to start speaking up and correcting me). Can anyone help me figure out what type of resistor I would need to drop the voltage down enough to get a 20W heating element? I'm starting with 120V from the wall. The sketch below is the cabinet design. Thanks, Chris

Posted by Soulproperty 8 years ago


"There's a Mouse in my House!!"

There is a mouse in my house!! Isn't he cute!! Any suggestions as how to get rid of him? He has taken a nibble of every single packet in my grocery cabinet.. Must have been looking for a tasty one. Any suggestions would be helpful. Oh... and I do not want to kill him. Thanks

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


Kitty TV

Every year, winter comes to RI (as it should). Then every year my family makes a cardboard house for the outdoor cats (they started off as one stray cat a couple of years ago, but of course multiplied). The cardboard houses would be thrown out at the end of winter since they would become soggy (even though we covered them in plastic bags) and an eye sore on the porch. Last winter, one of our friends got a little overambitious and made a house that was way too big (we could have fit both of our Golden Retrievers inside with room to spare), so the cats didn't use it. Last month I reorganized my room and decided to get rid of the cabinet I had placed my TV in. I was gonna toss or burn it, but decided to convert it in to a place for the cats to live. The light located on top doesn't light up, but is instead connected to a flashlight connected to the interior of the cabinet which does light up when the push light is "clicked".

Posted by FrenchCrawler 10 years ago


individually addressable led DECORA switch

Greetings collective Instructables genius, Here's the deal, I have a kitchen,  I also have several strips of individually addressable LED's powered by the same supply.  I like the led's, I really the fade between teal and blue as it gives the impression that you're underwater.  At any rate, having anything other than a decora sized switch is out of the question.  I don't need another remote, or some box with switches on it to control the LEDs.  I'd really like a switch that can be mounted in a single gang electrical box, that can be covered by a decora faceplate.  I have a media cabinet where the power supply for the LED's is housed, and the switch can run to the supply in the cabinet.  I need at least 4 programs (like the underwater effect), though 8 would be ideal.  Any thoughts on how to approach this?  I'd spend upwards of $80 for a finished product.   Any input is appreciated.  Thank you Eric

Posted by legionmanchild 7 months ago


Undercabinet LED lights from 110v source

Hello, Ever since i moved into my current home I have wanted to put in under-cabinet lights in the kitchen. Its a small kitchen but the current fluorescent lights are just not giving me the light I'd like.  Powering the LEDs is my only concern. There are two under-cabinet areas each with one type of florescent light fixture with a normal 110v power line running into each light directly from a small hole in the wall (all hidden of course under the cabinets). There is no power outlet associated with these two lights. There is one outlet along the wall but I would not like to use this if possible as it powers the kitchen appliances, and it would show the power cord from the lights (Id love for these new LEDs to remain hidden.) I understand to use a 110v source I would need a LED transformer of some kind, I have seen these for sale, but I do not have an outlet that this transformer can plug into. Like this: http://www.ledstrips8.com/20-singlechip-smd3528-waterproof-aluminum-shell-rigid-led-light-p-118.html Is there a way to connect a type of transformer to this direct 110v line? Would I splice the plug off the end of the transformer and just crimp it to the 110v source from the wall?  Like the end of this transformer: http://www.ledstrips8.com/led-power-supply-110220v-ac-to-12v-dcindoor-use-p-70.html Im currently at work but if pictures help I can upload them later. Thanks!

Posted by billium28 5 years ago


How to play PSP on a TV with a game controler?

Hi guys, do any of you have an idea how i can play my PSP game on a TV and with a game controler (Playstation or any other)? The reason is simple, I would like to build myself a full size arcade cabinet for my psp using the X-arcade joystick. Thanks for the help!

Posted by Zoukiny 9 years ago


My MAME cabinet

I decided to build a MAME cabinet from scratch.  I got the basic shape from http://www.arcadecab.com/Intro.htm.  I'm not sure what to make it out of.  I'm thinking just 3/4"plywood but I'm not sure it will finish nice.  Home Depot lists it online costing $40 which is kind of pricey.  For around $20 they have "Ultra-Blend Particleboard Underlayment" but I'm not sure it's really meant for this kind of thing. I modeled everything in Sketchup.  The file is attached.  I also attached a number of shots so you can get an idea.  I guess you can't add notes to pictures in a forum topic?  There is a stool that slides out so kids can play easier.  The control panel will hinge out to access the wires.  Another hinged door will conceal the keyboard and mouse which will slide out on drawer slides.  The keyboard is just a grey boxy shape in my sketchup pics.  Another larger door will swing open for access to the computer.  The screen itself, a standard modern LCD computer monitor, will be removable so it can be easily turned 90 degrees for vertical games.  One pic has it in the vertical position.  The red button between the speakers above the screen is a pause button. I'd also like a way to turn off the lights behind the marquee when the computer goes to sleep.  I can handle the electronics to turn off the lights if only I can get a 5v or 12v signal from the computer when it goes to sleep. So what do you think?  I'm still in the planning stage although I have ordered the controls and keyboard emulator.

Posted by nolte919 8 years ago


OFFERED: IBM "Mainframe"

. I have an IBM computer that was used to run a local oil refinery. It has two cabinets (62"H x 36"D x 26"W) that I'm guessing weigh somewhere around 250 pounds each, three terminals (one appears to be "smart"), a few misc pieces of network cable (not Cat5, some kind of coax) and what appears to be a network hub. Approx 10 feet of manuals. . One cabinet is marked: Type 9309 S/N 10-0046692 and contains a 3/4" (maybe 1") mag tape drive (quite a bit of damage to the door, but the transport looks OK) and five PSUs (220VAC in, not sure of the out specs). The rear door is marked "9309 2" . The other cabinet is marked: Type 9309 S/N 10-0074115 and contains a 10" floppy and what appears to be the CPU. . That's everything I know about it. If you can tell me what to look for and where it is on the unit, I'll look for it. . I've never seen it powered up, so I have no idea what, if anything, works. . Located in South Arkansas, US. You must pick up. I will not deliver nor arrange for delivery. It was delivered in a "standard" pickup truck, but the springs were sagging a bit. . Would like to trade for something useful, but will consider free-to-good-home. . Please remember that this thing is huge, heavy, and not much use as a computer (I had dreams of using it for "home control" eg, HVAC, security). If you don't have the resources to come get it, please don't ask questions, 'cuz I've already told you all I know about it.

Posted by NachoMahma 11 years ago


idea for a cheap graphics tablet

I thought of an idea for a cheap graphics tablet type devicefirst read these 2 pagescathode ray timinglight penthe idea is to find a way to rig up a light pen(i don't think they sell them any more) and to use a cheap 5in b/w tv as the surface or mount a crt monitor in a cabinet at a drawing desk angle please give me feed back

Posted by clasic_traveller_diehard 10 years ago


jewelry box fittings

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


Opening and closing a small door

I want to build a small cabinet based on the TARDIS. I want the doors to open and close automatically and, of course, make the sound. It will only by 12 or so inches tall so I don't need anything big to do this. Ideally, I'd like to activate it by touch. My first idea was to start with the wiring for The Most Useless Machine and move on from there. Think that's a good start? Any better ideas on how to do it? The full build will be in an instructable.

Posted by mvealey 5 days ago


Identify OLD Electronic Components!

So today, i found a VERY old radio, it was the size of a cabinet!it had;some 2 12"s (the voice coil diameter is about 1.5")2 horn drivers!120v transformer, 30Vac 3 Amps, 5.5Vac 6 AmpsAnyway, i pulled some transistors (not vacuum tubes, which was what i was hoping for) out, and i need to identify them! and find the data sheet tooThank you in advance!Update;The last picture, those are npn transistors with hFE of 300

Posted by Sandisk1duo 9 years ago