Is this dangerous? (Answered, thank you)

A friend recently bought a new house with an extremely large rural garden. While we were having a "tour of the grounds", her daughter found what appears to be a gun cartridge (pictured).  Thinking quickly, our friend handed the cartridge to me for "safe disposal". What is it? If I rip it open, what will I find? (It is about 70mm long, and feels hefty enough that it could contain lead shot.) UPDATE Thanks for all the helpful answers - pretty well confirmed what I thought I knew (except for the sabot!). I'll keep it safe and dry until I have time to dissect it with the boys.

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Used Polaroid cartridges

Hi everyone! I'm looking for empty Polaroid cartridges of any shape and condition! If you're willing to ship some over, please do reply! I will pay for shipping. Looking for quite a few! Thanks!

Posted by joyene 8 years ago


How to refill Epson T079220 Cyan Ink Cartridge ?

I don't want to exchange a new Epson T079220 Cyan Ink Cartridge for my printer. So i want to refill Epson T079220 Cyan Ink Cartridge by myself to save my money. But i haven't done that ever. i don't know how to do it ? Any idea?

Posted by bella2009111 8 years ago


New Shotgun

So, I've been working on a new shotgun for a while, sort of as a sequel to my first one. I just finished version 1, and will be testing it for a while, and I will hopefully have instructions a little bit after that. Features: New, easier system for loading shells/cartridges True, sliding trigger Decent power (more than the last shotgun) More solid construction Still no mag though :(

Posted by DRADIS 9 years ago


N64 Cartridge Mod

I was wondering if it would be possible to mod an N64 cartridge to remove the default internal memory for it and allow like an SD card or some other flash drive and be able to run homebrew games and backups... I enjoy playing the N64, i own tons of games for it but it just gets in the way lol I want to be able to backup all my games and consolidate them into a single cartridge if its possible Thanks

Posted by evillordnikon 10 years ago


GBA Cartridge MP3

Hello Instructables World, I have heard that you can take out the memory in a gba cartridge and fill it with music... Is this even possible?? I would really like some feedback. Thank you

Posted by HardCoreHacker 10 years ago


35mm USB Drive

Well I just joined today and was wondering if anyone has done this yet? A 35mm USB Drive mod, it came out looking pretty decent so I figured I'd do an instructable on it if no one has done or seen a usb like this one.

Posted by Bernard Bael 10 years ago


Replacing black ink with colour ink

Hi, I'm trying to do a uni project and I'm not having much look at the moment. What I want is for the ink in the black cartridge to be a colour ink instead of black. It did seem to work but now it's not. I flushed the cartridge with water several times to clean it out and then placed magenta ink in and the first through prints it started to print the Magenta but then stopped and how all it seems to do is leak from the cartridge and flood the base. The printer is a HP 1220c using HP 45 Cartridge which has the print head on the actual cartridge. Can anyone suggest anything? Thanks Phil

Posted by drop_dead_fred 3 years ago


Ideas Please

Help! I have got a whole lot of 0.22" bullet cartridges (i do small bore) and i need an idea for an instructable on them. And by lots i mean unlimited. Seriously

Posted by duck-lemon 10 years ago


Spud Gun Cartridges

Is there any way that I can make cartridges for my spud gun? I plan on making a new gun anyways. I plan on using this to pwn at airsoft, kind of like Hellboy's big ass gun. The problem is that it takes too long to reload and during that time, im dead in the water. I tried a two man team, but its still too slow. You know how the musket went from power, paper, blah, blah projectile? Thats how the spud gun is now. I need it to be what modern guns are, where the bullet, powder and firing cap are all in one unit... I just need plans... My fuel is 91% achl.

Posted by tyeo098 9 years ago


I need help about a laser cutter design.

OK,here is my plan. I thought of making a laser cutter using a printer and DVD drive laser. I plan on replacing the print head with the laser,or mod a black cartridge to activate a laser instead of squirting ink. The work will be moved by the mechanism that once moved the paper. However,I cannot seem to find the pinouts of a cartridge or at least a diagram of the insides of a cartridge. Needless to say,I need help about the project. Note:The project will probably be done a few years later. Another note:I do not have good image to put here,so I am putting a random pic from one of my instructables.

Posted by Derin 9 years ago


Taking the filter out of a respirator?

I need to know how to get the filter cartridge out of this thing... any ideas?

Posted by Butters789 7 years ago


CO2 Battery Holder

Can some one make an instructable on how to make a battery holder out of a couple CO2 cartridges? 

Posted by elkaddalek 3 years ago


USB reader for gameboy

Does anyone know how to program? It would be cool to install a USB port into a gameboy cartridge so that the gameboy could read the files and/or play music on it. You would also need to put that code/program onto that GB cartridge. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to speak up! :D -cwix09 also see my related post https://www.instructables.com/community/USB-reader-for-gameboy/

Posted by cwix09 7 years ago


Looking for instructions for reflex Sights on Rimfire Cartridge Guns

I recently started a project to make a takedown bow , and was looking at different Ideas to make my own sights for it.  I saw that people had made Reflex Sights for Airsoft Guns and Nerf toys, but I was wondering if these would actually work for a shotgun or Rifle. I didn't see any instructables for them specifically.   If anyone has any experience using these on a rimfire cartridge gun I would love to hear about it.  

Posted by lostwarden 3 years ago


RPi Zero and GameBoy - Can the New & Old Work Together?

So I recently found out about the Raspberry Pi Zero earlier last week. After looking at the size of the board and comparing it to the size of a GameBoy/Color/Advance/SP cartridge along with the back of a Gameboy Color/SP system, I had an interesting thought. I know that the RPi's have a great use as a video game emulator (with some case or hardware modification to the original gameboy system). I even saw one DIY article that had a GameBoy cartridge hollowed out and a Micro SD card adapter put into it, just so a heavily modded GameBoy Brick with most of its guts replaced with other techbits (mainly an RPi Zero and plenty of wires) could be used to play NES, SNES and GameBoy games while on the go. So since the Zero is slightly larger than a GBA cartridge, would it be possible to make the Zero connect to the hardware of say a GameBoy Color via the cartridge slot on the back of the console? Or what about other RPi's with other GameBoy consoles? I would try to find out about this myself, but i missed out on buying a Zero when they were first announced and i dont want to buy one from a scalper.

Posted by EngineerJakit 2 years ago


Up for a challenge..?

So... I was wondering, would anyone be up for a challenge? Here it is: USB powered strobe lights, sound reactive. We got lots of geniuses here, but no one makes this little gadget. They have them on the back of the DS's X3, four lights in each side of the cartridge that react to the music that plays through the DS speakers. But, of course, not outside of a DS cartridge, apparently. Could you do it? Are you brave enough, smart enough, quick enough to be the first? Hm. Lets see it. If you do, post ideas and progress here. Seems like an interesting little project.

Posted by KeannaRoar 11 years ago


how could i do this?

I recently bought a mini butane torch. it has a refeulable cartridge, which is just a lighter with out the flint. it makes a mini blue torch flame. is there anyway i could make on with a regular lighter?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


How Does A Chip Resetter Work

Hi, I would like to reset the chip of a cartridge that I use for printing so that I can refill and continue printing. There a resetters  available and I was wondering how thess devices work. Can anyone explain. In addition, If you know of a simple way to reset, let me know

Posted by anon_private 2 years ago


I Just got a Brand new Atari 2600!!

So I decided to be a super nice boyfriend and completly re-do my girlfriends condo. during the process I ended up in the basement trying to move an old armour... during my frustration in moving it I took a short break and was rifling through old junk for entertainment. short story short, I stumbled upon a brand new Atari 2600 with like 15 cartridges. I guess she got it when she was a kid but never even had intrest enough to open it up and receved new cartridges every so often... she gave it to me!!!. I can't wait to crack this thing open and start gaming it up...lol. on the other hand... I'm unable to decide if I should even open it... I mean how often do you see an Atari still in its packaging

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago


Need Help with CitraSolv Transfers !!!

Hi, I have been trying to do the step-by-step tutorials on how to do the CitraSolv image transfers and I can't get the image to transfer.  Everyone is commenting how quick and easy it is......well - it is  but when I lift the paper I have no image! I went to Staples for some toner based black and white photocopies of my image.  Came home and did everything it said to do. No image! Went to Kinkos the next day and the man behind the counter assured me that all the copiers were toner based cartridges (I even opened up the side door and saw the toner cartridge myself!).  I made some more copies and followed the instructions for the transfer and still - Nothing!  No image.  I burnished harder, added more liquid, held my mouth just right...... What the heck am I doing wrong?  I really want to do this for some pillows I am making for a gift for a friend....... Anyone?  Help please......

Posted by mmomeny 7 years ago


Cheap two stage model rocket

If you were to take two model rocket motors and remove the secoundary charde from one and possibly fill the rest of the cartrage with homemade propellant. if you put one cartrage ontop the other an secured it with a little tape, would that work as a two stage rocket. does anyone think that the flame would travel into the secound cartrage and the pressure would blow out the first cartridge. Justr wondering if anyone tried this.

Posted by Reeper 11 years ago


Simple Game Console?

Does anyone know a super simple game console hook-up? I don't really know much about circuit boards, and electronics, but I'd like to learn. What I mean by simple is: a power supply plug for it, AV cable plugin, an on/off switch, controller ports, and game cartridge port. To be specific, I'd like to be able to build a smaller, simpler version of a Sega Genesis, or N64, or whatever.                                                             --- Thanks!!

Posted by kenizl86 7 years ago


Simple Hook-up?

Does anyone know a super simple game console hook-up? I don't really know much about circuit boards, and electronics, but I'd like to learn. What I mean by simple is: a power supply plug for it, AV cable plugin, an on/off switch, controller ports, and game cartridge port. To be specific, I'd like to be able to build a smaller, simpler version of a Sega Genesis, or N64, or whatever.                                                             --- Thanks!!

Posted by kenizl86 7 years ago


building a small compressed air

Hello,Just wondering if anyone has seen an attachment to a CO2 cartridge, where you can spray like a compressed air can for a computer?Where this activates when you press on a tire.Has anyone seen an attachment where you can press a button and get a stream of air like a compressed air can?thanks http://www.ebikestop.com/prodimages/PU8010_medium.jpghttp://www.ebikestop.com/genuine_innovations_air_chuck_sl_inflation_device_includes_16g_cartridge-PU8010.php

Posted by gregdove 9 years ago


Portable Sega system......?

Could somebody possibly do, or make an instructable on how to make a portable Sega system, kinda like the one in the following link?:  https://www.instructables.com/id/NES-in-a-Cartridge/       If it could be made to play the original games, and be hooked up to the TV, and be run on an outlet too, that'd be cool. I'd do it, but I really am not good at doing things with electronics.     But if someone can do something like that, that'd be sweet!

Posted by kenizl86 7 years ago


how does a blow torch work

i was thinking of making a mini blow torch. but i have no idea how it works or hot to make on. my bro has this mini torch that give out a blue flame. it just uses a simple refeulable cartridge. it uses butane. i have a barbecue lighter i dissected and i want to make one. but does anyone know how it works or how to make one?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


Cheap Two Stage rocket

If you were to take two model rocket motors and remove the secoundary charge (that pushes out the payload) from one and possibly fill the rest of the cartrage with homemade propellant. if you put one cartrage ontop the other and secured it with a little tape, would that work as a two stage rocket. does anyone think that the flame would travel into the secound cartrage and the pressure would blow out the first cartridge. Just wondering if anyone tried this before and is still alive and happy.

Posted by Reeper 11 years ago


Printing on plastic labels

I'd like to make some waterproof sticky labels.There are special waterproof papers that work with some inkjets and some inks but I wondered if there might be an alternative.Thoughts so far.Use a fabric dye like Dylon (tm) in an inkjet cartridge to print onto the plastic label directly.Or print as above onto paper and transfer the image onto plastic labels using chemicals and/or heatCould laser toner be transferred onto plastic using similar methods ?

Posted by scubascooby 9 years ago


Shaving Blog

Hey everyone! I've been making instructables in an attempt to bring more traffic to my blog. It's all about safety razor shaving and why its better than the traditional cartridge razor shaving.  Could anyone offer any tips or tricks to increasing traffic to my site? Also, please feel free to comment on my most recent instructable. http://secretguidetoshaving.blogspot.com/ and my instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/So-you-want-an-old-fashioned-double-edged-safety-r/

Posted by SecretGuideToShaving 8 years ago


Inkjet printer question

I need help, making an ink jet printer think that there is paper in the loader when there is not, there is a small switch with a leaver which tells the printer that paper is going through the roller but if it is taped down then the rollers go for a while and then the printer realities that there is no paper, is there an easy way to fix this? Also on my ink cartridges there are 7 pins, does any one know what these do? I'm trying to build a laser cutter out of this printer where the laser is controlled by when the black ink would be spraying. Thanks in advance.

Posted by kcedgerton 9 years ago


Finding a New Stylus

I have an old record player without a stylus. The player is a Sanyo JXT 6440, called the "Stereo Music System", and the playing head/cartridge thingamajig is labeled "MG-28J". It used to work perfectly, however, at some point the arm was allowed ti drop down onto the turntable, and the stylus was bent, and eventually lost. Where is the best place to look for a new (or used in good condition) stylus for an old record player? Would it be more economical to dismantle this one and pick up a $15 turntable at the Goodwill store?

Posted by CameronSS 10 years ago


Recycling Industrial Air Intake Filters

I have access to some used air inlet filter cartridges soon to be disposed from a gas turbine power plant that I work at. When in use, they prevent dust and debris from atmospheric air from passing through to the turbine....I am thinking of cleaning them using instrument air, and recycling them as furniture parts of for bookshelves and other upholstery furniture’s...does anyone know if they are safe to use for the inner frame of a couch for example?

Posted by 9jabuilt 8 years ago


Cardboard R2D2, Safely Fry a Turkey, Laser Etched Fingernails

Unbelievable Cardboard R2D2 Safely Fry a Turkey Laser Etched Fingernails Arduino-Controlled Indoor Garden Road Sign Stools NES Cartridge Router Dried Apple Chips Side-Accessible Crib The Shirt Skirt Romper from Mens Button Down Apple Cider The Sofa Suit Lord of the Rings Tower Cake Paper Mask of Your Own Head Nunchuck Text-To-Speech Hack Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


Gameboy/Ipod Interface, eh?

So I have my old Gameboy Color and I have my Ipod. The color doesnt have much use as I dont use it very often but I use the Ipod all the time. I want to put the two together to form something cool and/or intersting. I don't want to simply make a case or anything, I would rather wire up a cartridge to display the...display of the Ipod. Added functionality would be in the use of the buttons to change volume and track and whatnot. Any help would be awesome.

Posted by Danielk 10 years ago


Staedtler Marsmatic 700: Tehnical Drawing Pen Maintenance

Greetings peoples, Anyone had any luck reviving Staedtler Marsmatic 700 technical pens that were put away dirty and not used for a while. I just got my hands on a set of seven (retails for ~US$150) for $10, and have so far tried taking them apart completely and washing them in soapy water. So far I'm getting some gray, watery ink from the tight spaces I couldn't dry completely, but no or very little ink is flowing from the cartridge. Any ideas?

Posted by shooby 10 years ago


nintendo DSI black for sale - reduced

I am selling my nintendo DSI black witch includes all of the following: DSI console charger lead 5 stylus's (2 of which are extendible) black case 2 game cartridge storage cases all of the manuals the original box and comes fully charged so you can play quicker it costs £69 for everything you see with free postage and packaging. I will only post it to to people in the UK. it is in a good working condition and has been tested. it is PAL format. if you have any questions or you would like to buy it then please leave a comment or private message me.

Posted by slithien 7 years ago


A gun idea i cant work out

I been trying to make make this weapon but failed every time its the CBJ-MS made by Saab Bofors Dynamics here are the stats Weight 2.8 kg (empty) Length 363 / 565 mm Barrel length 200 mm Cartridge 6.5×25 CBJ-MS and 9×19mm Luger/Parabellum Rate of fire 700 rounds/min Muzzle velocity 2,723 ft/s (830 m/s) Effective range 150 m (6.5×25 CBJ-MS) Maximum range 400 m (6.5×25 CBJ-MS) Feed system 20, 30 or 100 rounds Sights Adjustable open sights this was copied from Wikipedia

Posted by headlessknight 4 years ago


Make your own Polaroid Pictures!

Well, as many know, polaroid stop making their cool instant cameras.However all is not lost with this great free program called PoladroidIve just tried it, you download the program, then just simply drop you photo in. It then spits out a photo, and you have to sit and watch it develop, however, in true old school style. You can shake the photo by grabbing it on screen to make it develop quicker!The program is currently in beta, and Mac OS X only, but the windows version is 'coming soon'The site reads -Easy to use : Drag & DropGenerate High-resolution pictures (400 dpi), "ready-to-print" with a Polaroid designFunny : only 10 treatments per session, like the content of a cartridge ; interactive (look at the demo below) ; random and realistic Polaroid-like colors variation...and more...

Posted by gmjhowe 10 years ago


Semi-Auto guns aren't really semi-auto?

I'm somewhat new at this knex stuff, but I built several guns already. I first search what I want to build; for example, if I want to build a "semi-auto pistol" I type in that. Whatever looks cool as the main picture for the instructables is selected in a new tab. Thus, the comments and rating helps me proceed to 'filter' the good stuff and the bad stuff. I like knex, as well as this site. But what's bugging me is that I'm not too sure that people know what 'semi-auto' really is. I don't want to be offensive or anything, but it's really ticking me off. I'm trying to find a gun that's semi-auto, meaning: A type of firearm that fires a single bullet each time the trigger is pulled, automatically ejects the spent cartridge, chambers a fresh cartridge from its magazine, and is immediately ready to fire another shot. So, in knex terms: A gun that fires a single bullet, loads the bullet automatically, with the rod automatically pulled back. I'm sure plenty of people have done this before. Search for semi-automatic knex guns in the search bar. See the title 'REAL semi-auto knex gun!!!!1'. See a really nice gun, think it's awesome and stuff. Then when you finish building it, you use it and you have to pull back the rod manually. It seems that semi-auto on this site is really a gun with a magazine and a rubber band to push the bullets in the mag up or a mag pusher. But in reality, it's not. We need to make up a name or something to show to someone what's the difference between semi-auto and semi-manual. PS: If you know any guns that have a real semi-auto function to it, can you PM me or comment below? Thanks :) PSS: I added the '1' up there as exaggeration.. though some people actually do that, smh..

Posted by InstantAsianNoodles 7 years ago


K'nex Spider-man Web-Shooter

I made a k'nex Gun that does not require the power of a spring or rubberband; It's made purely out of k'nex. I didn't really know what to call it, but I got the idea after I noticed that when holding it, it looks like you're shooting webs like Spider-man. I got the idea when I was watching a History Channel program about historical assassinations, and a famous gun that was examined was a gun that shoots when you make a hand-shaking gesture. The k'nex gun shoots about 30 feet. It also has an auto-ejecting shell, but it's single shot. You also have to load the bullet in cartridges. Baed on the definition, do you Instructablers think that this would be a worthy Instructable, or should it stay as a forum? P.S. I'll have pictures of it up soon.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_DarthVader 9 years ago


Inflatable iPhone Case that opens upon Impact

Hello everyone,  I am not sure if anyone has made something like this but I thought it might be a cool idea for a weekend project or product. Here's the pitch: Have you ever dropped your precious iPhone in the water or on the ground? Wouldn't it be great if someone could create a simple case that inflates like an airbag before the phone hits the ground or water. The case could read accelerometer data from the phone and when it detects free-fall, if could use a Co2 cartridge to inflate an air bag type device that saves the device from sinking into the water or hitting the hard sidewalk.  It's just an idea. If anyone wants to discuss this idea, feel free to comment below. I'll let you have all of the rights to this idea if you want it. Kyle

Posted by robotkid249 6 years ago


Make a magnetic field detector ?

I dearly want to make a device to measure electromagnetic fields in the house ,since the presence of such has been more than obvious and at times annoying . My CRT monitors behave strange in my room . The geometry of one bends as i turn the monitor in one direction and at the same direction ,my spare one changes color to blueish like pale . Interestingly, they do it in the same direction no mater where i put them in the room . My turntable's (i am in to Hi-Fi gear ) cartridge reacts when i put it in some places in the room and i hear noise come out of the speakers until i reposition the turntable . Anyone have any ideas how i can locate the source ? Some simple device ,or schematic that will give me the ability to measure ,or at least detect to some degree the fields responsible ? Will be thankful for any answer .

Posted by soundsmyth 7 years ago


Req for help with RIAA Eq (ripping LPs to HDD)

. I'm trying to dub/rip some LPs to digital and I think I have most of what I need (turntable, cables, sound card, capture software, encoders, pre-amp w/o eq) but I can't seem to find anything to handle the RIAA eq. I have an old stereo with phono preamp/eq, but it is not exactly hi-fi. As far as I can tell, all I need is a filter/plugin between the capture sw and encoder, but I can't seem to find anything. Any ideas? . Does anyone know what the shelf-life is for phono cartridges/stylii? I have some high quality carts/stys (Stanton, Ortofon) from the '80s, but I'm afraid the fulrums may have deteriorated. Are the carts/stys sold for DJ/disco use any good? . Anybody know of an Ancient Rippers site? On most of the sites I've found, vinyl is not in the vocabulary.

Posted by NachoMahma 11 years ago


Ink pen refill...what type of ink to use?

Alright, alright, so I did read some older forums regarding a similar issue, however after attempting some of the suggestions noted on there, I encountered some problems... I am addicted to my Uni-Ball Signo Rt Gel pens (.38) - yeah, that's right - they are freakin' awesome! The problem is that I write the hell out of them, and the refills cost 6 cents cheaper than the pens (which aren't cheap either). So, yeah, I did hunt down my dusty inkjet refill kit, and slip that tiny syringe into my empty cartridge, and successfully loaded it with some ink. My excitement soon dissipated as I began writing... the old .38 writing that it used to have turned into a fatty rolling ball writing the bleed through all of my class notes (just putting out too much). It's obvious that I am simply not using the right type of ink. It seems like it might not be viscous enough? I knew it probably wouldn't work the first time, but seeing how I was able to actually 'refill' the pen myself, there MUST be some ink out there that will bring my pen back to life! Any info on the right type of ink would be great! Thanks ~ pete

Posted by petrasjazz 10 years ago


Home brew game system collab.

Design wouldI am sorry for how disorganised my ideas are but please bear in mind that it was at about 1:35 a.m that I typed this. I have an idea for a hahandledame system that would use sd memory cards as cartridges and would use two screens one would be a touch screen while the other would be a normal screen. For inter system communication I think that an ad-hock wireless web could be used like ninintendoid for the DS system. It would of course have onboard speakers but it would also have an onboard microphone for audio input, It would also have the apappropriateacks for external speakers and microphones on it. The handhandledld also have a mini usb port for charging and communications purppurposeswell as a female usb port for similar reasons though It would also be used as an input for external gamepads and usb flash drives. for the internal memory it would use compact flash memory cards to hold it's operating system and inernainternalare like a chat system and a simple non tabed web browser. for the operating system I thought that it could use linux since it is such a small compact operating system and doesn't need a whole lot to run. Now as far as external design goes I was thinking that a clamshell clamshellld probably be best for it. please tell me if any of this sounds improbable or downright impossible but please keep it clean.

Posted by Dwarg 10 years ago


DIY Electronic Salvaging Database / Website [team needed]

Hello, I am a web developer by trade and have fallen in love with physically computing things. I use Instructables regularly to gain inspiration for my out projects here at home.  The magic of Instructables, for me, is the sheer massive amount of ways to re purpose our electronics. Some articles here document devices more thoroughly than the manufacturers themselves. When I was following TinkerNut's Instructable to make a 3D printer I had a spark of an idea, and I've never bought electronics the same since. While deconstructing DVD drives, and regular paper printer I was playing the stepper motor lottery. This printer has a stepper, this one doesn't. Well, I can basically walk into a Goodwill now and pick up a stepper motor any time I want now that I know what to look for. When I was following an Instructable to make a joule thief I knew that somewhere in my head of dead tech I had to have a NPN transistor. I just had to! But I had no clue where to begin looking. There were transistors of all shapes and sizes, some with text some without. I learned a lot of different transistors this way.  I am currently working on a Beta for a website I want to make. I don't want to buy the domain just yet until I get some feedback. This is a content driven database so I am looking for some help. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work! The Idea Well, the idea is to create a website / database that you can go to and type in Stepper Motor and be presented with a list of different stepper motors. When you click on a type of stepper motor you will see a list of products that contain this or similar stepper motor. Then you can hit a thrift store (my local Goodwill always has a ton) and grab the right thing, the first time. On this list of stepper motors there will be a list of Instructables using this part. In this way the site will work alongside Instructables to enhance and instruct the community. (note: I hope this isn't seen as a threat by Instructables, because its not) Also, now when buying tech I am able to analyze the product for its value, resale value, and re-purposing value. I can snag a cheap LCD from the Dollar Store or even NPN transistor if need be. Possibilities Users can salvage and sell themselves? Partner with Instructable community? Horde salvaging - (user 1 wants C02 cartridges, (user 2, 3, 4, 5 send cartridges to us (free box) and we send them to people putting them to use. Looking for some people to help me nail down the idea and beta test database functionality. Let me know if you have any ideas or want to join the effort. I really think this could be extremely useful to us who don't like to waste, especially precision instruments such as stepper motors and NPN transistors. This is for way more than just those though. Cheers! 

Posted by AlphaNomad 2 years ago


RBGs- True Semi-Auto or Not?

Alright so I'm having a "civilized discussion" with Mykhailo/whoever you call him now and he's arguing, just like plenty of others, that RBGs are not true semi auto because of the reasons soon to be listed. Comparing RBGs to real firearms (which I understand are not exactly alike in plenty of ways) I find that they're more like a true semi automatic than what you guys would call true semi autos. Just listen to my argument and see if you can at least understand what I'm saying. The majority of your arguments for why an RBG is not a true semi auto is that you have to prepare a band for every shot. Some of you compare this to cocking a weapon more than once for every shot. I find this a bad comparison. In real fire arms, the firing mechanism isn't what launches the bullet. It triggers the powder which then in turn shoots the bullet. An RBG is similar to this. Each rubber band acts as the "powder" for the bullets. The RBG firing mechanism simply sets them off. You also have to prepare real cartridges too. Does it matter if it's you or not who makes them? You still have to mix up and add the powder all the same as you must add RBs to your weapon. This brought up the argument that it's still not a true semi auto because the bullet isn't self-contained in an RBG. OK I have two things to say to this. First, now bullets decide the firing mode of a weapon? Secondly, what about ooda's RBG ammo. That's self contained, isn't it? The bullet is attached directly to the RBG. What do you guys think?

Posted by TheDunkis 8 years ago


Use scanner only on a Canon MP140 Printer

Hey everyone, I had a great idea to take a non working all-in-one Canon Pixma MP140 printer, remove the non working printer part and use only the working upper tray with the scanner. How complicated can this be? Not as straight forward as I thought. The scanner worked great before I took the printer apart. I removed all the plastic, metal bars and cartridges and thought that with a bit of tweaking it'll work. Hell, at this point I need devine intervention, or at least a knowledgeable instructables member... Right now when I turn it on (I don't know what to call it anymore a scanner or a printer) the power and the alarm LEDs blink with the 7-segment display showing E...2...6... and I can't scan. The following procedure changes the indication, but the end result is the same: •Turn off the printer •Hold the Resume Button (red circle in the triangle), click “Power” which will turn green. •Hold the Power Button, release the Resume Button. •Not releasing the Power Button, double click “Resume” and release Both Buttons. •Click “Resume” for Four times •Once you click “Power”, to confirm the selected action (reset counter absorber). To disable the printer “Power” button to click again. and I can't scan. I fiddled a bit with a wire innocently thinking it'll do the trick.... somehow... but ended up accidently touching the part that connects the scanner white data cables to the PCB. It sparked and the scanner turned OFF. I'm afraid that might have caused the E26 error that I found indicated: Internal temperature rise error. Any ideas?

Posted by Mr.Bahur 6 years ago


What should I do with all this?

Hey everybody, I've been MIA in Ible-land for a long time now. In the meantime, some new stuff has been brewing here. Some totally awsome ibles coming, I promise! Recently I aquired at an auction: -a pallet of computers -printers -a 24" color plotter -a photocopier -a microscope on the end of a long arm with a fiberoptic light What should I do with the pallet of PCs, the photocopier, and the microscope? Obviously the photocopier is the big deal here. Copy machines have a loda of stepper motors (most w/ very high torque), lots of electronics, LEDs, high voltage power supplies, a flourescent lamp, belts, pulleys, encoders, shafts, wheels, feeders, speakers, com. chips, MCUs, RAM (good for advanced robots), lots-o-metal/plastic, and some very awsome/complex mechanisms. Pretty mush everything is in a photocopier. So help me out! maybe I'll use your idea to better mankind and destroy the oil industry! Okay maybe not, but it's a nice thought to imagine every car running on fuel cells. Give me some ideas because too many are running through my head. Things like: -Tesla coils -Rendering farms -laser scanners -CNC machines -static lifters -lamps (yeah, not the best idea) -railguns -large, 4x4 robots -trebuchets -sorting machines -combat robots -lasers -net-enabled robots -high-speed home PCs -extra misc. Also, the toner feeder leaks, that is why the copy machine doesn't work. There is a full toner cartridge though, what do I do with that? Well, give me some Ideas and I greatly appreciate it!

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 9 years ago