Maybe Found Cheap EL Wire?

Hey,  I was doing a quick search on ebay and found this. Its cheap el wire. The best part is its orange,(Clemson Stuff). Its about 10 bucks including shipping. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item;=110416611409&Category;=71537&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D1 Is there any problem with this stuff. 

Posted by imthatguy1125 8 years ago


Make a banner for cheap ?

Hi! I'd like to make banners for a fundraising event. I have a 60cm plotter I'd like to use with a pen to do the strokes, something I've already done in the past, but the problem is not here. After that, I'd like to fill the stroke region, like letters and logos, but I don't want to use 10 marker pens just for one letter, do you know what I could use to make nice, cheap and fast fillings ?

Posted by Anykey 4 years ago


Offering Cheap Website & Hosting for Fundraiser

Need a custom website? How about $150 then $40 a year? I'm down to the wire attempting to raise additional money for my trip to LA to cover the Series Finale of We're Alive for our Podcast the We're Alive FanCast on the MickRed Network. http://werealive.mickred.com/downloads/custom-website/ I can even embed your Instructables on your website. Thanks  MrRedBeard

Posted by MrRedBeard 4 years ago


How do I make a cheap automated drawer?

I want to build a simple headboard for my bed and have a vertical drawer pop out from both left and right. How do I build an automated pop-out drawer, especially on a (relative) budget? I was thinking of having basic springs attached to the back of the drawers to push them out constantly, only to be kept closed by some locking mechanism that opens the drawer when stimulated by a switch.

Posted by spidey1588 4 years ago


Cheap High Speed Camera

I've had this idea about a cheap high speed camera using say 10 of those small action cams, like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Worlds-smallest-Video-Record-Helmet-Camera-DV-DVR-black-free-shipping-/180766403888?pt=Camcorders_Professional_Video_Cameras&hash;=item2a16846d30#ht_4895wt_952 What you would do is hack the Start/Stop switch and hook it up to some sort of controller that starts each one of these 10 cameras about  3.3 milliseconds before the next one, thus having each frame from all the cameras to be 3.3 milliseconds apart from each other, which is 300FPS at 720p for $158. The cheapest HD 300fps camera....   EVER, not that i can make it. The cheapest equivalent is around 2K.

Posted by williamp321 6 years ago


Cheap sources of stuff to build/modify.

In this thread, share your tips for getting the materials, supplies and tools you use to make and modify stuff as inexpensivly as possible.A trick I use:The local grocery store "Hardware" section is full of cheap tools and supplies. Last week I picked up a 105 piece screw/nut set in a nice divided plastic clamshell case for $1.00, two days later I saw a similar, but empty, plastic case selling for $3.99 at the craft store. The screws at the local Big-Box home improvement center would be about 6 cents a piece + the gas and agravation of driving to the store in the middle of a project because I need a couple 6 cent screws. 6 cents x 105 pieces = $6.30 worth of screws.

Posted by Handsome-Ryan 11 years ago


How to Fly for Sooper Freaking Cheap!!

Are you between 18 and 22 RIGHT NOW? You're in luck.I found this deal by AirTran called "X-Fares"You just show up at their ticket counter and say, "Hey! I wanna get to _ with your X-Fares program!" And they charge you only $70 per leg. I showed up in Boston 40 minutes before a flight, and got to San Francisco that same night, in two legs, with no delays. Do it! Travel the country! Check out their blackout dates before you go. Some ("long haul") legs cost $100 instead of $70.http://www.airtranu.com/airtran_u.aspx

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


Cheap Island Building possibilities

Hello! Ive been doing all kinds of research and planning on making man-made islands for a few years now, and I had a thought on one method inspired by Thinkenstein's Instructable on Trash Rocks. He has been able to make floating rocks using plastic bottles filled with air, nylon fishnet bags, and covering the combination in cement. Tadaa, Floating Rocks. But after seeing his instructable about this, would anyone think it to be possible to make a large floating land mass using plastic bottles of 16oz and above, nylon fishnet bags, and cement? I think it sounds doable, but that's just whats been put on paper.

Posted by EngineerJakit 6 years ago


Salvage on the net

TearDowns that never get put together, a lot of information on salvage:http://www.opencircuits.com/Free_From_Salvage Links to info on the net.Consider contributing there as well as here.

Posted by russ_hensel 10 years ago


Long distance proximity detector

Hello.  Does anybody have any idea on how to make a very cheap proximity sensor, which could work over a distance of about 100 metres? I want to make a system where LEDs (carried by people!) change colour as they approach a certain point, i.e, white LEDs turn red as they move towards a central point. The problem is I want to have 50+ separate LEDs, and I'm on a very tight budget! Any ideas appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by megbrazil 7 years ago


My first Instructable

Here is my first tutorial... i have know about the site for awhile but have never participated... https://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids_Bike_LED_Lights_for_under_14_dollars/

Posted by Scribbles 10 years ago


Ad-Hoc Computer Workstation

I find myself without furniture, so I improvised (see pic). Most of this is obvious, but the main sheet is laminated chipboard L

Posted by lemonie 11 years ago


What is the CHEAPEST way to fix a BAD roof on a trailer?

The roof on our trailer (mobile home) is dying a gruesome death....any helpful tips would be MOST appreciated! _Sincerely, tamarack1pines

Posted by tamarack1pines 10 years ago


Making a Powerful Laser.

Hey all, Could anyone provide a complete beginner with tips or even a complete guide on how to make a powerful laser which could point around a mile away? Any tips are appreciated. Thanks, Lawrence

Posted by Fysh 8 years ago


Ogden 200 - Teach basic english to India's poor

Hello I am looking for a solution to self teach English in Indian villages using a microprocessor based solution for audio together with a paper book. Learning English opens the door to better opportunities and job skills in poor countries. http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Basic_English_picture_wordlist http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Basic_English_ordered_wordlist http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kay_Ogden http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_English Requirement : 1. Final product should be dirt cheap ($1- $5) 2. Bilingual audio (English and a regional language) toy with buttons. I am a software engineer, can someone guide me what microprocessor or solution set for my need? Plan to develop it as an open source project.

Posted by anonranger 6 years ago


My web site

I have recently taken up the hobby of game making, one thing led to another and now i have a website with games on it and to be posted, please fill out the surveys and send emails with ideas it pythonproductions@hotmail.com The website is... http://pythonproductions.weebly.com/

Posted by knex gun builder freak 8 years ago


Make a Generator

Alright so here is what I am looking for. I need a small generator that could fit inside of a box-fan. I've seen things about stepper motors and all but I need the absolute most simple generator you can come up with. I'm no electrician and I don't own a soldering iron, can anyone help?

Posted by reedz 10 years ago


Make electricity from trash!

Hey, guys! recently I've published my FIRST instructable! It's a project to make electricity from biogas produced from organic materials. Check the link below to have more information: https://www.instructables.com/id/Cash-from-Trash-Make-your-very-own-electricity/ Note: this instructable is in the "green living and technology challenge" so if you like it vote for me!

Posted by baker amin 7 years ago


Selling resistors, leds and stuff

Hi im selling resistors , leds and other components at really low prices , i can  get any values required 1/4 watt resistors , pack of 100 for 1 us$ +shipping 5mm leds , pack of 100 for 4 us$ + shipping im just starting out , let me know if any components are needed its better to order in batches as shipping will be cheaper

Posted by akinich 5 years ago


The $2500 Car

From a NYTimes article, a story about a new $2500 car hitting the market in India. It won't pass US or European emissions or safety standards, but still- how neat is this?For Tata Motors of India, which will introduce its ultra-cheap car on Thursday, the question was, what could it take out?The company has kept its new vehicle under wraps, but interviews with suppliers and others involved in its construction reveal some of its cost-cutting engineering secrets — including a hollowed out steering-wheel shaft, a trunk with space for a briefcase and a rear-mounted engine not much more powerful than a high-end riding mower.The upside is a car expected to retail for as little as the equivalent of $2,500, or about the price of the optional DVD player on the Lexus LX 470 sport utility vehicle.The model appearing on Thursday has no radio, no power steering, no power windows, no air-conditioning and one windshield wiper instead of two, according to suppliers and Tata’s own statements. Bucking prevailing habits, the car lacks a tachometer and uses an analog rather than digital speedometer,

Posted by canida 10 years ago


pulsejet night run

This is the simplest pulsejet you could make and costs only Rs.110 and has got a good throttling range,which you could see in the video..No need to strain much to start this engine it starts in a single attempt. this has really got good thrust,tried to show an cloth near it but i was not able to do it,so much of force from the exhaust pipe..one day i will hook it up to a scale and find out the real thrust.. note: at the end when i tried to show a cardboard the engine got few holes in the welded parts..  

Posted by ganuganu 7 years ago


Too bad this ends so soon.

If I had another month, I was planning on making a nice instructable on how to make a good motorized bike, doing 150mpg, with 7 speeds, and a max speed of 80mph.. Although I don't think anybody will get up to that fast. You'll still be able to petal, and it's street legal (considered pedal assist) No welds required. The modification process can be dumbed down to a sheet of metal, hacksaw, and a drill. However, I'd recommend a sheer for cutting, but that's just me. The total cost of the project would be a bike, plus $200 in parts, plus $200 for the engine. Maybe I'll submit it to the green one instead, 150mpg is pretty good. That is if I get all the parts and have the time to put it together, plus do a write up.

Posted by cvxdes 10 years ago


successful 5th pulsejet

Hello everybody,i think you all remember me "the pulsejet guy" atlast made my fifth successful pulsejet engine after doing some research on the design. so you all remember that i made this engine before. http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/1109952/21062011199.jpg the above engine is a 4 inch dia engine,so now with the same dia i made a highly tuned chinese type which produces more thrust when compared to the previous design..At first i failed at starting then i made some changes in the tailpipe and got it running successfully.. here is the engine. http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/1109955/23072011291.jpg And the sound produced in this engine is comparably high its annoying annoying irritating ear bleeding and produces high vibrations..so should be little careful wit your ears.. and finally here is the video take a look at it..see you all in next pulsejet video,a bigger one..  

Posted by ganuganu 7 years ago


55pounds thermojet

 Now my aim is to fix the engine(55pounds) to the tricycle(designed by me) and drive it to accomplish my dream.. here is the way how i designed the engine,after a deep research on the acoustic resonance taking place inside the engine i was able to tune the engine in such a way that it produces 40 pounds thrust then after adding an augmenter to it i was able to achieve 55pounds of thrust..This took me some 2days to design the engine.. special features:- the engine is hollow with no moving parts and produces an thrust of 55pounds which is capable of pushing a man of 70kg+kart+20kg gas cylinder..The main advantage of my design is the TSFC(total specific fuel consumption) is reduced when compared to other designs..this has got an excellent air fuel mixing capability.. here are some pictures drawn by me about the engine..   http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/1118963/view1.jpg http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/1118965/view2.jpg

Posted by ganuganu 7 years ago


3D printer for cheap beginners?

         I am a person that is cheap. I want a 3d printer assembled or kit that is cheap, reliable, and that doesn't print high quality (it coul print high quality, but for $'s sake it doesn't have to). Any info helps, but remember, i'm a nube, so don't criticize please.                                                                                                                                                                                                       thanx,                                                                                                                                                                                                       theboygenius I forgot too mention, >$350 if possible

Posted by theboygenius 5 years ago


how do u make a powerful cheap airsoft gun

How do u make a strong airsoft gun?  My mom wont let me buy one unless i make it.

Posted by a_child_eating(zac) 9 years ago


Good Cheap soldering Iron?

Anyone know of a good, yet cheap soldering iron? I like the pen variety, not the gun type. My current one is a pain because it doesn't have a regulator, so I have to unplug it once it gets hot... or it gets WAY to hot. Sorry if there is no-such-thing...

Posted by zachninme 11 years ago


cheap pc racing wheel problem

Hi, i have recently buy a cheap pc racing wheel  i have a problem the wheel have a deadzone of 20° IN each direction so it annoying when playing game so, there is any fix to remove this deadzone? thanks, 

Posted by lamineovich 3 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



cheap wireless button to control dc motor

I'm looking for an easy, cheap way to remotely turn a dc motor on/off with a wireless button. preferably the motor would be on while the button is held down and off when it isn't. anyone have any ideas? thanks! mrPalomar

Posted by mrPalomar 10 years ago


Cheap rotary tools/dremels

What do you guys think about these? Are they any good? Im talking about the really cheap £5-£10 ($10-$20) ones. I've always wanted a dremel but I didn't want to fork out more than about £10. Thanks - Josh.

Posted by josh92176 11 years ago


Hardening a Knife?

I have this really cheap-y bowie knife I bought on a whim that I hadn't really used before now.  At first I was all happy because I had a giant bowie knife to swing at trees, but then I started to realize just how cheap-y it is: with a hard swing and something(dead tree, for example) the blade tends to bend a little..just wondering, is there any way to harden steel that would be plausible for this knife?  The blade needs work anyway so if I can harden the steel I'll just add that to the list of things....I mean I can deal with a cheap-y handle and a cheap-y guard but a cheap-y blade is kind of a problem...

Posted by retrogamer9000 4 years ago


Where's the best place to buy good quality very sticky electrical tape for cheap?

Hey everybody, I was board so decided to post a tread to know where to buy good quality very sticky electrical tape for cheap... I'm kind of tired of buying hundreds of electrical  tape rolls and always ending up with the ones that does not stick well, I even tried buying a roll at $10 and it's still the same story. Do you guys experiencing the same  problem? Any recommended place to buy some?

Posted by Electrospark 3 years ago


Cheap Heatsinks

Does anyone need heatinks? If so I have some that I am willing to sell for a very reasonable price. I have them in many shapes and sizes just look at the pictures. Any that are pictured in pairs can be sold in pairs. I don't have a large amount of any type, but I have enough for your typicall electronics project that just needs a little extra cooling. These heatinks are salvaged but are still in good uncorroded condition. All come with screws. If you need more pictures or info on a certain one let me know. I accept secure payment through pay-pal. I prefer to ship to the continental US but if you are somewhere else we can work something out. Post or PM me if interested. Enjoy

Posted by nurdee1 6 years ago


Corset making

Does anyone know how to get more views on etsy? I make corsets and theatrical clothing and I don't get a lot of views. Thanks! Amneh http://www.etsy.com/shop/amneh << That's my site if that helps with the advice! 

Posted by amnehxentrix 7 years ago


VGA Video goggles/glasses on the cheap. i know its possible.

Ok,        i have been looking over the internet for a while now trying to get some sweet video goggles or a video headset like ipod video goggles but for my computer screen. the best i can come up with are in the range of $299.99 to $1K+. i was looking at the lady gaga video glasses tutorial and thought that i could hack the input on those tiny screens and slap a vga cable on it, glue it up with a set of gem magnifier glasses and be watching a video in no time. this is not easy, i don't know how to splice up the wires and connect them up, i don't know how bad this would be for your eyes and most importantly i don't know how to make my computer see this new VGA cable as a monitor. Anybody with the brains feel like mocking this up? i think it would be amazing if we could get this in. Id even be willing to guess a fast track to getting it working right would be with something like the usb desktop extender seen in the link below. http://www.walmart.com/ip/StarTech.com-USB2VGAE2-USB-VGA-External-Monitor-Video-Adapter/13215071?wmlspartner=GPA&sourceid;=44444444440261298289 Thanks!

Posted by Exhumer 8 years ago


PicProgrammer

Does anybody know of a schematic to program an 8 pin picmicro controller such as: 12F675 12F508 Just those specifically because they're 8 pin and I have them. Correct me if I'm wrong, but one of those 2 has 8 I/O ports, which leads to a lot of possiblities for a small area. Also this will be my first real pic project.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


Electricity Free, wind powered Air Conditioning system from an old fridge

Has anyone ever thought of connecting a compressor from a refrigerator to a wind turbine and making an electricity free AC system for their house? It could be made from all free parts - turbine from barrel (vawt), dead fridge, etc. Please comment

Posted by LinuxH4x0r 10 years ago


Sous Vide for $20

Sous vide is a cool way of cooking foods at low temperatures for a long time that makes the flavors more intense as a result. Even the cheapest setup for this is about $150 if you already have a rice cooker or crock pot lying around. Serious Eats has explored this territory before with success and now has a method for doing this with nothing but a simple beer cooler and some ziploc bags. To do it you need to fill up your cooler with water a couple degrees higher than your target temperature. Then just drop in ziploc bags with your meat inside. Wait an hour or two and voila! Cheap sous vide. This method only works for a couple hours so it won't help you cook your ribs for 48 hours, but but does give you an introduction to the technique and help you decide if you want to go for the full setup. Cook Your Meat in a Beer Cooler: The World's Best (and Cheapest) Sous-Vide Hack  via kottke

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Laser conversion from pointer to burn

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

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Storm Trooper From Trash Cans

There was a set of videos in YouTube that showed how to make an awesome storm trooper out of trash cans... Unfortunatly I don't have access to YouTube at work or at the local library... and have a convention I want to wear it to this friday... If someone would watch through it and post an instructable that would be great... or at least post the item list here and I can figure it out from there... I just really want to have it done by this weekend. Also, TO COME -> GONK COSTUME (I made this one myself, and it turned out great)

Posted by teamcoltra 10 years ago


Maplins sale!

Wow i went down to maplins today to pick up a component that I needed for the LED contest and i was really impressed with the sale for less than ten quid (£8.97) I got ten metres of solid core wire (ran low), my component, a 25W soldering iron (£2.99!!!) and 100g of lead free solder (also running low) I was going to have to go to bangor to the house there and pick up the soldering iron, train fare is about £6 in all and the iron cost £2.99 what a bargain, especially considering they're alright for smaller stuff, I used almost exact same one in school for years and they handle abuse very well. Soldering iron: £2.99 Solder: £3.60 Horrible burn scars from being too excited about the iron: priceless yes the solder cost more than the iron

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago


Delay washing machine start!

Hello, I love this place and I love making things and living cheaply. However Im stuck. I have just moved into a rented property with a brand new standard Bosh washing machine. I have a baby and lots of laundry! The house is on Economy 7, so electricty is waaaay cheaper from midnight till 6am. I need to delay the start on the washing machine until say 3am so that I can bring the bills down. Please note: The machine has no memory so I cant use a timer plug (tried) To start the program you have to touch (press & release - blu tack didnt work!) the start button No I cant stay up that late every night! Help! Basically I need a simple, discreet, failsafe idea for something to touch the start button at a preset time or say 3 hours after I ask it. Ideas extremely welcome. Dean.

Posted by dean_wales 8 years ago


I can make 3D model from photo of a part, technical drawing or your drawing. (starting from 4$))

Hello everyone! What I want to offer you is my skills in 3D modeling. I can make a 3D model of your idea just from a photo of simple drawing, technical drawing. It can be anything that will give me the thought of the shape. If you need a custom part for your quadcopter just draw it and put some measurments on any holes, or just draw it, and i will tell you what measurments I need. Any model can be done for 4$ and if it is more complex, or time consuming to build the cost may be quite higher.   Simple models can be done even in the same day I get drawing!  I can also send you some renders of finished model. Just contact me here at instructables, send me a link to drawing/photo and I will tell you the cost. Remember! You pay only for ready model. I will not charge you until the model is finished. I accept only Paypal. Below you can see some of my work.

Posted by kondzio29 3 years ago


Where can I get a cheap AVR programmer

Hi, I'm working on a project and am wondering: Where can I get a cheap AVR programmer compatible with Atmega chips? Specifically the ATmega32U4. It does not need to have a socket for the chip, I'll be doing in circuit programming. Please help.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 8 years ago


Cheap accelerometer?

Hello all, I'm building a textile interface using LilyPad Arduino and accelerometers to catch the movement and acceleration of points on this interface. As I intend to use a relatively high number of accelerometers (5), I've been wandering if there is any DIY accelerometer, or any cheap solution to it (as I'm brazilian, lilypad's accelerometers have a pretty high cost) . Thanks,

Posted by lgguts 6 years ago


Easy and Cheap Ways to Make Speakers into Different Things

I am wondering what inventions could speakers be made into different things

Posted by camdog7d 6 years ago


Cheap tools that will get you started.

This forum is to transfer ideas about what tools to use when getting started blacksmithing. Everybody has to start with some tools and the cheaper, the better.

Posted by Ferrite 11 years ago


Uk based animatronic company i found mega cheap free postage

Ok I ordered an animatronic arm piece from the company and received it by the next day dinner time free postage and only £4.99 for the arm. The sell servos and everything cheap price all free postage, thought I'd share the wealth! Buy in bulk, great for us animatronic and robotics lovers! hope this helps! http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/mechatronics-online/

Posted by Zion_Sphere 8 years ago