After poor harvest, man resorts to building robots

A Chinese man has resorted to building robots after a number of years of poor harvest and now make's his living building robots. Aside from them being completely amazing, this is also a great video on account of his wife's commentary about halfway through. Anyhow, check this out !Another video courtesy of lemonie:

Posted by randofo 9 years ago


Chinese zodiac

Tell us ur zodiac

Posted by josefu0 10 years ago


Hello all, i am happy to help in Chinese language.

Hi all, happy to be here and find so many instructables. This is Hina from China/ I love exploring so many different things and i am full of energy to explore new things. For the moment, i think i can help is to help you in Chinese language.  Feel free to talk to me. Have a nice day!

Posted by hinaqin 3 years ago


Flame broiler Magic sauce

I go to a place in Southern California called flame broiler,they have the best teriyaki sauce(they call it magic sauce).Im very picky when it comes teriyaki sauce,i dont like the alcohol in it and it needs to be sweet and viscous like maple syrup.Im trying to make a copycat recipe of the magic sauce if any one can help.

Posted by cyzco 5 years ago


if you want to learn chinese, add me whatsApp

I am chinese ,I want to learn english,so if anyone want to learn chinese we can be are partener, i will teach you mandarin chinese WhatsApp: one 59 double zero 53 6641 email: yerdos@hotmail.com

Posted by yerdos 4 years ago


A soft but sticky heart

I made a super delicious dessert, named soft but stick heart. it's quite easy. Just put sticky rice dough inside of chineses dry date, and boiling in little syrup. Done. For diet reason, I used sucralose instead of sugar.

Posted by quinault 10 years ago


is there someone who can help with my english? in return i can teach him Chinese

As the subject say, I need someone who is willing to help with my English.  I am Chinese.

Posted by filling machine 7 years ago


The oldest known astronomical atlas -- ca. 667 CE !

I ran across a preprint today which I find wonderfully impressive. It documents a Chinese astronomical atlas prepared some time between 649-684 CE (AD, for the oldsters) , and covering the complete visible sky of the Northern Hemisphere. Star positions are accurate to within a couple of degrees (with naked eye observations). As the authors write in their abstract, This set of sky maps (12 hour angle maps in quasi-cylindrical projection and a circumpolar map in azimuthal projection), displaying the full sky visible from the Northern hemisphere, is up to now the oldest complete preserved star atlas from any civilisation. It is also the first known pictorial representation of the quasi-totality of the Chinese constellations.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


Instructables Stickers in Taiwan

A few months ago Instructables user Cousin Steve contacted us about printing up some Instructables stickers to hand out at a DIY event in Taiwan. We thought this was a great idea so I sent Cousin Steve the source files for the Instructables stickers. He then took some awesome initiative and translated our slogan into Chinese, printed up a couple hundred stickers, and has been handing them out to people in Taiwan ever since!Needless to say we were very impressed and excited with his work. We've told him so, and sent him an Instructables robot t-shirt to thank him for helping us spread the word about Instructables to such a far away place.If anyone else is interested in printing up Instructables stickers in their area you can download the original files below, translate the text as necessary, and print up some of your very own stickers to hand out. We just request that anyone making any changes to the designs below run them by us first so before having them printed up.Nice job Cousin Steve!

Posted by noahw 10 years ago


chinese food pail

Does anyone know how i can make one myself? and what material to use?

Posted by bananamufu 9 years ago


Chinese website: who can help me?

Yesterday I came across a Chinese website that has copied one of my projects and watermarked the pictures. I would want to contact them, but I can't find the contact link ( my Chinese isn't that good), so I was wondering if someone here could help me out :) http://chs.romantic214.com/jinshumeigueijiezi/

Posted by emilyvanleemput 4 years ago


Sony BDP-S3100 WiFi Bluray player

How do I add or display Chinese character sets to my Sony BDP-S3100 Bluray player;   I have a USB storage device with a lot of Chinese movies & titles. I can display all the Chinese characters titles using my other LG Bluray player. But my Sony BDP-S3100 Bluray player can only display boxes as the Chinese titles. But I can still play the Chinese movies on it. Can anyone help, how to install or provide the Chinese Character sets. I guess this Sony model is missing the Chinese Character set in its firm ware or something.

Posted by faraway123 3 years ago


Firefox add-on for Chinese?

Arrgh! I want to do mah extra-credit math project, but mah browser is making it hard to read any Chinese!!! (It all comes out as weird symbols- see the screenshot) Is there a FF3 add-on to fix my problem? Or is it something else I need to download?

Posted by watermelonhead 9 years ago


Cannot type chinese characters

I need to type couple chinese characters in the text, but cannot save it. If someone know how to solve this problem, please let me know. Thank you very much.

Posted by alanmon 8 years ago


Has anyone any knowledge of whether the Richard T LaPiere Poll experiement has been updated since 1930?

In 1930,  Richard T. LaPiere deomonstrated that, at least in some areas of life, people did not always DO what they said they did,  nor did they always "believe" what they said they did.  He took some friends of his on a trip across the USA;  they were of Chinese decent, but spoke unbroken English.  They were turned away from only one establishment out of hundreds.  Detailed records were kept of everything that happened on the trip.  Once home, he "polled" these same hotels and found that, except for a VERY few (one to be exact and one abstained) all of them said they would NOT harbor someone of Chinese decent in their hotel. To make sure the trip itself had not influenced the owners,  he polled places he had not gone and got the same results.   No one would say they would accept them in their establishment.  Remember, this was 1930.   This throws out an interesting dynamic.  If people generally do not do what they claim they will do (for whatever reasons.....) then polls and questionaires are not really worth very much. Anyone know of any updated studies on this subject?

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


Chinese Knotting

Chinese knots are, in some ways, similar to Celtic knots. Each knot represents a particular traditional Chinese form, and in many cases are representative of Buddhist precepts like the continuation of life. Chinese knotted jewelry usually incorporates a main jade or stone centerpiece and jade, stone, coins or glass beads. The cord from the knots usually is extended upward to make a lanyard for a necklace, but with some bracelet styles the knot or knots are extended around the wrist with a macramé style knot. Chinese knotting was nearly lost as an art form. In recent years, several books teaching knotting techniques have been released. The cord used in making the knots is readily available at craft or fabric stores. Josephine Knot (Chinese Double Coin Knot) http://www.bridgat.com

Posted by meixibe 4 years ago


hello ,i am a chinese girl~I English not, please understand.

Hello everybody, I am a Chinese girl! A few days ago on the Internet to see this wonderful site, so I joined and became a member. Thus, a Chinese girl on the Internet and can with you. We hope we can good friend.

Posted by china candy 8 years ago


Chinese marathon cheats hire impostors

Nz.entertainment.yahoo.com/100121/5/gswh.html 

Posted by Lateral Thinker 8 years ago


who wants learn Chinese? If you are living in Chirstchurch it will be better.

Hi, I am Mei. I am a Chinese lady. I can speak Putonghua and Cantonese, I have come to Chirstchurch  1 year.  I would like to learn more English I think it will help me to know about the life of value. And I will share the good things to my Chinese friends about the western life style in Chinese. For me It is one part of my dream.   If some one interesting in the exchange the language . Please contact with me.  Nice to meet you here!

Posted by Meistaples 6 years ago


Happy Chinese New Year!

It's that time of year again: Chinese New Year! In Asian households all over the world (well at least mine), preparations are starting for the holiday. This year Chinese New Year is on February 3rd. Time to celebrate the year of the rabbit! I know w we've been baking, cooking, and buying all sorts of things for the new year. I found some great recipes to make for it and you'll be sure to see some of them from me on instructables (hopefully if things don't get too hectic). Here's some recipe and happy Chinese New Year! Pineapple Tarts Fried Pot Stickers Kek Lapis Braised Peanuts Sesame Balls Almond Butter Cookies Vinasse Eggs Tofu Dessert Chester Cake Tomato Soup with Vermicelli Stir Fried Beef (images from google)

Posted by jen7714 7 years ago


Powderly Released From Prison - Plans Instructable

As you may have heard instructables friend James Powderly was being held by the Chinese government for planning a pro-Tibet laser tagging event. He was held for 6 days and was finally released on monday. Here's what he had to say in a statement on Artnet:Powderly, who feels he was subjected to psychological torture, nevertheless stresses that what he went through pales in comparison to the ordeal of political prisoners or other inmates. He intends to share his experience with human rights groups and politicians, as well as with the public through his art. "They're going to really wish that they killed my ass," he said.If you're interested in his experience you can check out the article at Artnet, or you can wait for Powderly's own instructable in which he plans to instructablize his "Beijing projection machine" calling it "How to Get Yourself Thrown in a Chinese Jail." And from the test image you see below, it looks like it's going to be great.We're glad you're back and safe, James.

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago


Instructables in Chinese, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish!

Here's some exciting news. Instructables is now available in five new languages!: Chinese, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish! These aren't linked anywhere from the English version of the site, and there are errors and bugs, but we're ready for you to start checking it out and helping us make it better. Currently, you can only author Instructables in languages other than English (or at least marked as Spanish, Portuguese, etc..) from the iOS mobile app and the new editor. The Android app will follow soon and the new editor will shortly become the default editor. For those of you who are multi-lingual, would you please translate your existing Instructables, and share it with your friends who don't speak English? Instructables' mission of helping you share what you make and find inspiration from others is clearly not limited by language. I'm proud that we're now more inclusive. Let us know what you think, and please report bugs in the bugs forum category.

Posted by ewilhelm 5 years ago


A paper craft magazine is newly published online

This magazine is newly published online. I hope you would like it. Although most of the text are Chinese, the pictures and the content are wonderful. It also introduces some Chinese paper model and craft artists with their works. The website is: www.108gifts.com.

Posted by sulstzx 9 years ago


Chinese Fur Farms

My Friend sent me this shocking video in an email, and made me join a petition to stop it. this is to discuss it, and if you want to stop it, please leave a comment. below is the video link http://www.peta.org/feat/ChineseFurFarms/index.asp WARNING. this is grosser and more wrong than anything you have ever seen. I strongly reccomend that you don't watch it, but just read. if you chose not to watch it, then the video shows chinese people grabbing pups, smashing them on the ground so they won't have the strength to run, then cutting the skin around their ankles, then peeling it off over the poor things head. the only thing is, the animal isn't even unconsious, and then they are chucked onto a rotting pile while they wait in excruciating pain to die. you can even see their hearts beating. if you want to stop this shXt, then please leave a comment saying so.

Posted by ~Aeronous~ 8 years ago


translate

Can some one please translate this for me i believe that its Chinese  http://db-zenkai.com/ver3/ 

Posted by minecraftpotato 3 years ago


Trading Legos for Knex!!

Do you have knex that are unwanted? Do you want legoes, and have a lot of knex? Are you willing to trade equal amounts of legoes for knex? 1:1 Knex to legos. You send Knex, I send Legos.

Posted by PKTraceur 9 years ago


K40 Chinese laser conversion to Arduino

After fixing most of the issues on cheap laser cutter I am about to do the next step and install an Arduino board to get rid of the dongle and crappy controller. I also would like to put this in the form of a nice Instructable so others can upgrade their machines as well. But during my research I noticed that several different versions of the controller, laser power supply and control panel exist. If you are interested in upgrading your machine so you can use Inkscape directly and no longer need a dongle and crappy software: Post a pic of your laser power supply (including a clear pic of the connection terminals), a pic of your control panel (both from the outside and the bottom), let me know if you already have safety switches for the lid and water flow. Everything posted here in time will be included in the Instructable if it is different from my machine. Once the Ible is finnished you will get detailed instructions on what you need, how to program the Arduino, get the plugins working in Inkscape and how to do your first real engravings and cuttings on the new setup after calibrating everything. Here is a video showing raster and vector engraving followed by cutting the piece out - what more can I ask for if only spare parts are used? ;) https://youtu.be/GqFTPMBchyQ  

Posted by Downunder35m 2 years ago


What is everyone else doing on valentines day? Couples aside...

So what's everyone doing?  Personally I'm checking out the chinese new years thing at st. Georges market, maybe get some photos of the acrobatics and munch some chinese food then maybe attempt finding to do. It's not spite, but I dont like Valentines day, nor do I have to pretend to being a singleton. Also the toilet seat stays up in my house!

Posted by killerjackalope 8 years ago


Protesters in China Use LED Throwies

Pro-Tibet protesters in China used LED Throwies to illuminate a large "Free Tibet" banner in China's Olympic Park, right in front of Beijing's National Stadium.On Monday, five pro-Tibet activists unfurled a banner spelling out 'Free Tibet' in English and Chinese in blue LED 'throwie' lights in Beijing's Olympic Park tonight. The five were detained by security personnel after displaying the banner for about 20 seconds at 11:48 pm August 19th. Their whereabouts are unknown. As far as we know, James Powderly, the author of the LED Throwies Instructable is still in Chinese detainment after being picked up by Chinese authorities a few days ago for planning a LASER stenciling event.Throwies are the most viewed Instructable in history, with over half a million project views to date.Article on LED Throwies in Beijing

Posted by joshf 10 years ago


Indonesia Language

Anyone need help for any indonesian language, please ask here. i'm an Indonesian chinese who live in philippines right now, if anyone ever wonder or like to learn, i will help you.

Posted by ularkusut 1 year ago


Looking for some kind of flexible plastic

I'm looking for some kind of plastic or other material that I can use to make Chinese take out boxes. Does anyone know of anything I could use?

Posted by jadesoulcry 10 years ago


Fuse

Hey, i remember a comment somewhere that said you can find chinese green fuse for 8$ a roll, but i do not recall what ible the comment was on neither do i recall the website. can someone tell me what website it from?

Posted by PyroManiac96 10 years ago


How do I cook chicken to be really soft?

How do I make chicken really soft after cooking , like they do in chinese restaurants? It invariably becomes a bit hard. TIA :) Have a great day!

Posted by pointblank_me 6 years ago


Instructables Multilanguage

I have been playing with Google Translator and I made translations of Instructables.IMPORTANT UPDATEI've done this in Turkish and noticed that these are just gibberish.DON'T USE THESEArabicBulgarianCatalanChineseCroatianCzechDanishDutchEnglishFilipinoGermanI stopped at German from boredom.

Posted by Derin 10 years ago


PLANS Dragon Tiger Chu Ko Nu Repeating Crossbow

This is a set of complete plans for a Dragon or Tiger "Chu ko nu." To be purchased on Etsy as a downloadable set of files: https://www.etsy.com/listing/272230762/dragon-or-tiger-chu-ko-nu-plans?ga_order=most_relevant&ga;_search_type=all&ga;_view_type=gallery&ga;_search_query=repeating crossbow&ref;=sr_gallery_1    It is an ancient Chinese mechanical repeating crossbow. The plans include the printable dragon and tiger patterns that you glue on to your wood pieces, then cut out and wood-burn the beautiful pattern. Then you can paint or stain it how you want to. It is a crossbow and a sculpture, like a display woodworking item that is also fun to shoot! Assembly instructions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCGHTDqgWHU I have been fascinated by this type of crossbow since my early teen years and have been building and experimenting with them for more than 10 years. This set of plans displays my most current and refined iteration. It is very fun to make this and see your own fine work come together, then see and feel the mechanism function smoothly. Very satisfying. To build this you will need some small hardwood boards as will be listed on the cover page of the plans (this wood is available at hardware stores ex: Lowes). You will also need white glue, two wood screws, and one small nail. The plans are delivered to you as a digital download in a zip file with all the pages in it. Tools needed include: Saw (prefer a band saw with scrolling blade, but a thin bladed hand saw can work), Sand paper, Round wood file, Clamps for gluing, Drill with selection of bits, Wood burning tool.

Posted by Jaycub 2 years ago


Internship 2012: Learn, work, travel in China

Program details: 1. Study Mandarin: Learn the language through either university or one to one tutoring program. 2. Volunteer: Work with rural children in Beijing and Tibet. 3. High School Program: A 45 days program for students from high school aging between 13-18 years. 4. University program with BLCU: A program oriented toward university learning in China.  Why should you join the program? 1. GAC’s professional and experienced staff provides onsite, 24 hour assistance to make you a safe and fun tour. 2. Study and travel together, experience MORE of China than just a normal tourist -get to interact with locals, bargain, etc. 3. Homestay accommodation or shared apartment with Chinese roommate 4. Chinese immersion environment. Experienced teacher will teach you and accompany with you on the road to make language environment for you. 5. Culture workshops and excursions such as in calligraphy, cooking, etc. 6. Interactive activities with Chinese students in same age level and interests. Job opportunities with us? We are currently offering openings in: 1. Marketing 2. Business development 3. Consulting How to apply for this program? Visit http://goabroadchina.org/ and submit your application with us. We will get back to you for your requirements.

Posted by zwang1 6 years ago


Woodturning: My First Bowl

Just wanted to post pix of my first bowl, it's turned from endgrain green wood, either Chinese Tallow or Chinaberry, I forget which, found it on the roadside. Finished with wax, it is now slowly drying whilst wrapped in brown paper, hopefully it will dry without cracking.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago


I can't find my instructable on explore

I published my instructable and now i can't find it anywhere except “You” This is the address of my project:https://www.instructables.com/id/3Dprinter-WolfWorks-Extruder-Upgrad/ Is it because it involves too much Chinese? I think this is not the reason why Who can come out to help me?

Posted by AlmusYang 4 years ago


Rectifier Diodes

My friend took apart his broken Kenwood amplifier. He used his multimeter to find the broken part,  then removed the RM4Z rectifier diode. I've been searching for about an hour, but I cannot find any websites that sell the RM4Z diode. The closest I have found was one from Hitachi, but I read that the RM4Z was from a Chinese company. Suggestions?

Posted by freethetech 6 years ago


Students build giant robot from old truck

Chinese students built this awesome robot sculpture for their graduation project. Almost all of the parts come from an old truck and the total budget was 300,000 yuan. The final robot is almost 32 feet tall and weighs over 8,800 lbs. Giant robot via TechEBlog

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Am I missing something or is this battery charger just insane?

I bought this cheap charger that charges 2 Li-ion 18650 on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/182586752606?ssPageName=S...But it charges them in PARALLEL!So if I put charge two batteries that have a different voltage, the charger will drain one and charge the other one at a pretty high current.If one battery is older, or has a different chemistry, it must not healthy to charge both.If I decide to charge only one, will it push too much current into it?If someone accidentally inserts one in reverse...If you want to charge 2 batteries that are exactly the same, make the charger a built-in feature in the device that uses the batteries, why disconnect them. Used batteries will always have a different voltage!I used to charge them with this cheaper charger, but I recently found out it charges them to 4.30V sometimes, and I want to be able to charge more than one at once...I don't care about charge time since I have a bunch of batteries always ready to use, prefer not to have our house burn down, but don't want to spend too much $ on a charger. Watt do you think of these? I don't want to pay 8x the price to have a charger tell me the voltage and be limited by USB cable's current...https://www.ebay.com/itm/VONTAR-LCD-Intelligent-Ba... ("smartest" & most expensive. Still, only tells the voltage)https://www.ebay.com/itm/Liitokala-Lii-202-18650-2... (confusing)https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Slot-Smart-Battery-Char... (not "smart" but seems the best IMO)https://www.ebay.com/itm/50-1000MA-Lithium-li-ion-... (Hmmm...)Because we all know what can happen with an 18650 gets angry... Though I have used this charger to charge 15 y/o 19650s that were 0V, back to normal and they are like new now...

Posted by Yonatan24 3 months ago


Lets Learn French,German,Sindhi,Spanish,Chinese,Arabic

Dear all, It would be very helpful if any member among us can help us learn each of these languages. That member can be the native speaker of these languages or  have sound knowledge as well. Here I am providing some links to learn Sindhi language as well as other languages . Sindhi http://www.sindhila.org/sindhilearning/ http://www.travel-culture.com/pakistan/sindhi-phrases.shtml http://www.sindhisangat.com/learnsindhi.asp http://learn.sindhila.edu.pk/ http://www.romanizedsindhi.org/audiovisualdetails.aspx?id=1 http://ilanguages.org/sindhi.php http://learn101.org/sindhi.php German http://learn101.org/german.php French http://learn101.org/french.php Spanish http://learn101.org/spanish.php Chinese http://learn101.org/chinese.php Arabic http://learn101.org/arabic.php Miscellaneous languages learning http://learn101.org http://ilanguages.org moreover, You can also help in learning these languages.  

Posted by اسد جوڳي 3 years ago


Crazy Japanese translator

I was on a website about a rubber band gun, translated from Japanese. The translator made just a few errors. Here are some of my favourites: Rotating cam also be involved in no one's fingers, so ATODZUKE cover. (saying that there is a cover to stop fingers being caught in the mech.) The Ministry of institutions mainly composed of cypress and Chinese are veneer (saying that the gun is mainly made of cypress wood and a chinese veneer) magic tape, toothpicks (several pieces in the parts list, meaning cellotape and 1/4" dowels.) To repair a broken bone is fine, and should be completed in the re-creation of her that the P211 is TANDEMUBARERU II. (saying that the faulty gearbox will be repaired and presented in a new version.) PRA's board to improve slip silicone oil is not convenient to wear. (this one really made me laugh; it means that an attempt to make a better lubricant failed.) Open hand and the guard cells under the cover of the box will appear. (pull back the cover and you can see the batteries) Funny!

Posted by knexguy 9 years ago


How to make gadgets ?

I want to know how to make gadgets like iphone (touch screen things), mobiles like nokia nseries, etc. Which course i need to study to make gadget's (especially touch screen tech's) hardware and software ?, I saw Chinese people make duplicate ipod's mp4 players..etc including hardware and software. how do they do it ?

Posted by milans 10 years ago


Experienced internship in China

Hi,everyone:                                                    This is Elly from Ningbo Wencheng International Student Internship Inc Nice to meet you! This is a very good chance for your getting more international experience when you are a students and you are willing to invest on abroad internship or tour.If do so,it makes more success in your future career and how to use your right view to know this world.Also,with development of economy of the larggest comsumer’s market,the more and more company will enlarge their business in China and so these company hope to employ some working experience in China for developing their business in China.At the same time,when you work with chinese together,you will know more chinese working ways or working enthusiasum to change your attitude to live. We are specialized in supplying the service of student internship,student tour and student mandarin Training in China.Please check on www.nowisi-internship.com. If you have any interesting or any plan,our Nowisi team will help for practise your plan Happy Everyday For You! Service Manager : Elly

Posted by nowisi 7 years ago


Hidden Door Latch

I am looking for a secret "latch" to open/close a bookcase that covers a hidden door. There are some nice electromagnet types but they are expensive and need power. Any ideas on a "Chinese puzzle" type of thing where you move a couple of things and it opens? I don't want the classic horror movie things like move a book, lever or statue 'cause that's the first thing someone would try. Just fishing for ideas!

Posted by Greenehouse 10 years ago


Chinese Spies Hack Gmail Accounts: Google Gets Angry

Google Threatens To Quit China Over 'Spies' 10:05am UK, Wednesday January 13, 2010 Peter Sharp, China correspondent Google has threatened to pull its operation out of China, claiming cyber spies have penetrated the system. The internet giant said "highly sophisticated" attacks had been launched to hack into e-mail accounts of human rights activists in China and around the world. "These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered - combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web - have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China," Google chief legal officer David Drummond said in a blog post. Chinese authorities said they were "seeking more information on Google's statement that it could quit China", the official Xinhua news agency said, citing a government official. The unnamed official from China's State Council Information Office also said: "It is still hard to say whether Google will quit China or not. Nobody knows." Google's threat came after it announced it would no longer censor search results in China. Searches on google.cn for the iconic photo of a man standing in front of a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989 found the image immediately, as well as results for other sensitive topics such as the Dalai Lama and the banned Falungong spiritual group. No company should be forced to operate under government threat to its core values or to the rights and safety of its users. Leslie Harris, of the Centre for Democracy & Technology Google said 20 other companies had been targeted including media, finance, chemical and technology sites. "Google has taken a bold and difficult step for internet freedom in support of fundamental human rights," said Leslie Harris, president of the US-based Centre for Democracy & Technology. "No company should be forced to operate under government threat to its core values or to the rights and safety of its users." At Google's offices in Beijing, human rights activists laid a bouquet of red roses and white lilies in support of the company. "We want to express outrage, but not at Google. Coming here is a type of support for Google," said IT worker Zhao Gang. "Google faces very strict and adverse conditions in China. Something we knew in our hearts is now out in the open. I believe it's a watershed moment for the internet in China this year." Google stressed that the decision to review its controversial operations in China had been taken by the company's US executives and not by staff in China.   For some, it seems to be too little, too late considering the strict censorship the Chinese government enforces.  However, by playing by the rules, Google was able to get its foot in the door and now has some potential leverage.

Posted by AngryRedhead 8 years ago


flame thrower

Ive seen this guy with a knex flame thower, then 2 months later the genius built a lego flame thrower.what do you think? can you build it? if so please post it. sorry i couldn't you the vids, cameras bit went funny mind you nothing melted for fve mins on going pumping. know it uses a piston sorta thing in both. squirting oil, a wick at the ignites it out come fire. something an acnient chinese flame thrower.

Posted by rde 10 years ago


Any chance of an extension for the Dead Computer Contest?

The reason I ask, and perhaps I'm being selfish, is that I'm waiting for some PCBs to arrive from a board house in China.  Normally they would have arrived by now, but the Chinese New Year delayed all of the shipping times! No problem if it can't be done, and I wouldn't expect an extension just for me, but I thought I'd ask anyway.  I *might* be able to finish by the deadline anyway...

Posted by jeff-o 8 years ago


3D Printer Thermistor in a K type thermocouple

Hi all,Quick question before I butcher something unnecessarily.Can I connect a bog standard thermistor as found in Chinese 3D printer (of which I have spares) to a k type thermocouple plug (I have none) and use it in my k type thermometer?Or should I just buy the slightly more expensive correct lead?I want to monitor temps @ the heat break of a new hot end.

Posted by Squibo 6 weeks ago