Mr.Common sense lost

No common sense these days, eh? London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense 'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Elastoplast to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Posted by Mr.Commonsense 9 years ago


Urban Art

Hey, this fourm is for peoplewho make urban art and want to show it off.What is urban art? Urban art is creatingand art work out of anything common to you.ie. making a portrate of jimi hendrix out ofa cassette tape (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iri5/3344465546/)So have fun about showing off and discussingthis art form!

Posted by The Urban artist 9 years ago


how hide things in the common home

Ok, i think there is need of a instructable on how to hide small things[ or any thing in general] like credit cards or money or somethig...im not real sure why you would need to do this but im sure it could come in use... for example taking a hinge off a door, cutting a small slit to slide a card into then screw the hings back on, like nothing never happened. note- i got this idea from burn notice[ its a tv show] cool eh?

Posted by yuckzee 9 years ago


Wow, it had to happen some time!

Well... Just look at the recapcha code I got a few days ago while trying to send a pm. Do you think this can be edited, or will we just leave it for fun?

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago


3w common anode RGB LED circuit?

Hi all,Does anyone have a link to a circuit diagram for a common anode led? Here are the specs:Red: 2.5V ~ 3.0V, 350mAGreen: 3.2V ~ 3.8V, 350mABlue: 3.2V ~ 3.8V, 350mAI picked one up and didn't realize the effects of common anode v. common cathode :/ I can run it with drivers from one of the instructables floating around, but I have to use totally isolated power supplies (i.e. one separate battery for each color). I realize that I could use PWM for them, but I don't have the tools to program and burn a chip right now.Soooo, either a circuit that can sink current (I believe that is the correct terminology) or some way to isolate power between the 3 colors would be much appreciated.Here is a link to the led I have: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4530

Posted by homba 9 years ago


Can someone help me with common cathode leds and push buttons?

Hello everyone! Im planning on doing a thingy like this for my son, can it work? Im going to use a 3V 1A power source to connect 3 push buttons to a common cathode led, like on the image included. I was planning to use this led: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2p-10mm-RGB-LED-Common-Cathode-4-Pin-Tri-Color-Red-Green-Blue-3v-6v-9v-12v-FCL4P-/290802586540?hash=item43b52f53ac:m:m6IDFR2pATn4PfCbuH-kqzw and switches like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/152146897080?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName;=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT is says: Light Voltage DC 3V In my mind it looks like this: if u push the red, the led will turn red, and u can add additional colors to it with the other 2 buttons. Could this work? If I figured it out good, I wont need a resistor for the blue and green, but I will need one for the red. How big it should be? Is it a good setup that I solder the positive to the switches and the black/negative to the one led? Can I add an another lead from the power supply to an another independent switch and single color led?

Posted by Smitiz 1 year ago


Common people

Checklist:Rent a flat above a shop: checkCut your hair and get a job: checkSmoke some fags and play some pool: checkPretend you never went to school: noHow "common" am I?and if this takes 2 days to turn up like usual I shall not be happy...

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


Toxin-Targeting Plants

Plants in your home can do much more than make a room aesthetically pleasing. Certain plants can minimize or neutralize the damage of three of the most common household toxins: trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and benzene. This chart from Good Magazine shows you which plants you can use to turn your house into a floral, detoxed home.Link

Posted by joshf 10 years ago


Common!

Common guys please join =D

Posted by 345138 10 years ago


LED, bipolar diffused common-cathode ultra wha?!

I was browsing through one of my local supplier's LED catalogue..Literally overwhelmed by the types of LED out there.. Diffused, non-diffused, super flux, super bright, ultra bright, common anode, common cathode, flashing, bipolar, etc..Anyone care to enlight this electronics noob? Plus some of the LED spec says something like 630nm, 1800mcd, what do they mean? Thanks..

Posted by gyromild 11 years ago


How to make a hole in a glass bottle

Hi all, is there an easy way to make a hole on the side of a glass bottle using a common drill or any other common tool?

Posted by hutt 10 years ago


rar remotely located folder using command line

Hi all i  am trying to rar file located on location \\Hqstffvs1\Common\Company Share\WWE Shop-eCommerce_Data Files_Archive\TJG\Archive   into \\Hqstffvs1\Common\Company Share\WWE Shop-eCommerce_Data Files_Archive\TJG\Archive\c.rar but when i try runining winrar \\Hqstffvs1\Common\Company Share\WWE Shop-eCommerce_Data Files_Archive\TJG\Archive\c.rar \\Hqstffvs1\Common\Company Share\WWE Shop-eCommerce_Data Files_Archive\TJG\Archive than it give error some unc name erro PLease guide me where i am doing wrong ? as much i know i think it is not able to access the remotly located folder Please help .. thanks Chhaya

Posted by chhaya_porwal 6 years ago


portal

Can someone PLZ make a lego portal turret wit simple common peices!

Posted by stupidninja 7 years ago


Creative Commons Salon: July 6th

Our friends at Creative Commons are running a salon this Tuesday, July 6th in San Francisco.  The discussion centers around online sharing and collaboration that spills over into the physical world, something we're especially excited about at Instructables.  Details below. Creative Commons Salon: We Love to Share At Creative Commons, we love to share. And while CC is primarily known for its work enabling openness and collaboration in the digital world, we're interested in how the culture of sharing is changing offline life as well. Join us at the next CC Salon in San Francisco, where we'll present three projects focused on how sharing ideas, knowledge, and even physical space can revolutionize the way people create, work, and play. The evening's presenters are Jack Herrick, founder of the collaborative how-to manual wikiHow; Clément Alteresco, COO of innovation/strategic development agency faberNovel, which founded collaborative workspace pariSoma; and Neal Gorenflo, founder of Shareable, a new magazine and online community dedicated to sharing. Date & Time • Tuesday, July 6, 2010 • 7:00-9:00 PM • $5-10 suggested donation (no one turned away) • Beverages provided • Plenty of street parking available • pariSoma is located up two steep flights of stairs, and unfortunately does not have wheelchair access at this time pariSoma Innovation Loft 
1436 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94103
 About Creative Commons: Creative Commons’ mission is to provide everyone in the world with easy, free, and legal access to knowledge and culture. Our signature tools are called Creative Commons licenses, which are free copyright licenses that creators can use to offer certain usage rights to the public, while reserving other rights. Millions of people, companies, and institutions throughout the world have used CC licenses to make their work – everything from academic coursework and scientific data to art, music, and journalism – available for free and legal sharing, use, and adaptation. http://creativecommons.org/

Posted by canida 8 years ago


Revised front page

A victory for common sense: the front page stays still, is a sensible size and readable. Well done. Steve

Posted by steveastrouk 7 years ago


Call for Arduino 'ibles with common parts

Hello I am attempting to compile a list of the amazing Arduino builds that require few or common parts. The builds that I have are below. 2 Player Pong Twitter Mood Lamp Original from O'Reilly's Getting Started With Arduino Touchless Interface from Make magazine Octosynth A perfect example of what I am looking for TV out So many uses Android voice controlled servo Needs a bit more work and explanations There are probably a few cool ones out there using the TV out library or Android. If you know of a project similar to these, please drop its link in the comments. Thanks

Posted by mechatr0nix 6 years ago


Mouse IR detector Challenge

Anybody know how to determine which legs are which on the IR detector (double transistor) in old-school mice? One leg is common and the other two legs are emitters. Is there a test I can perform with a needle type VOM that could identify the leads? These three legged components are very common and can be used to build really simple and cheap data acquisition of rpm using the microphone jack and 5 volts from a USB port. One leg has extra metal and is likely the common. Still I would like to know if anyone has a test procedure. Thanks to all and keep repurposing everything in your path. It just feels good.

Posted by nickec 11 years ago


Common power rgb leds

Hello, I followed a great instructable here to make rgb led bars. It uses the ledwiz controller. I wanted to shift it over to an arduino controlling the thing. My main problem is that the leds I have is that they have one power lead, and 3 grounds to control the color. how would I get that to work with an arduino? Thanks ~penguins

Posted by penguins 9 years ago


Common Organisms as Biomarkers and Bioindicators

 We are researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, working on a project related to 'biosensing', 'biomarkers', and 'bioindicators'. We want to know how plants, animals and other organisms can be used to monitor the environment or tell us something about our ecosystem. In the name of science and for fun, please share some examples from your work or personal experience. http://staceyk.org/biomarkers Thanks in advance for all your help!

Posted by staceyk 8 years ago


tubular lock

Are there any ways to pick a tubular lock with paper clips or common house items?And where can I find a cheap lock

Posted by cris1133 9 years ago


common ground to 8 separate led driver (possible?)

Im about to wire my latest growlight , and it consists of 10pcs 10w chips, they will be driven by each of their own 10w  drivers, If i would wire as it normaly should be done , that would result in a lot of cable, and i have a long "stem" between the reflector and the foot where i am hiding the drivers! so then , i came up with the idea to wire all the led chips ground to a common wire , which i then split up in the foot  , to each of their own drivers. would this be possible , or would the drivers go nuts,    their different colors involved so driver will put out different voltages Had hoped to finish the project tomorow , so a yes or no is highly apreciated thanks

Posted by kristerh 4 years ago


TOTAL BUG

In _ANY_ page shows: ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/newlayout.jspx': Can't insert page '/pages/explore/newrightbar.jsp' : ISO-8859-10

Posted by zetas 8 years ago


High Voltage Amplifier

I am trying to build a high voltage amplifier that will amplify an AC signal of approx. +-5V to a signal of approx +-100V.  I was looking into building a common-source amp using JFETs or a common-emitter amp using BJTs, but both seem to have an output waveform of 0V to +100V.  Is there a way to modify these amps to have an output waveform of -100V to +100V?   Also, if anyone has any better Ideas, please let me know. Mark

Posted by questionmark05 8 years ago


The Assasilant

Made in about 10 minutes using a few common electrical components and some spraypaint. i just posted it to give some ideas constructive criticism is welcomed. Enjoy.

Posted by ilikepie=) 8 years ago


List Of Songs in Common Meter: Please Comment To Add Other Songs

These are "8686", songs, eigh syllables in first line, six in the nexts, then eight... God rest Ye Merry Gentleman O God Our Help In Ages Past Amazing Grace Yankee Doodle America the Beautiful Brighton Camp The Marine Hymn O Susannah The Happy Wanderer (verses) The Alpha Phi Omega toast song I've been Working on the Railroad Amazing Grace Giligan's Island Greensleeves House of the Rising Sun Oh Little Town of Bethlehem The Yellow Rose of Texas Joy to the World Auld Lang Syne Beverly Hillbillies Theme Ghost Riders in the Sky Stairway to Heaven The Rime of the Ancient Mariner It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Navy Hymn ( Eternal Father) Angels We Have heard On High Down By The Riverside

Posted by Wilmette 5 years ago


Error 500!!!

Why I get this: ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/newlayout.jspx': Can't insert page '/pages/explore/newrightbar.jsp' : ISO-8859-10 when I login????

Posted by FoxmanLTU 8 years ago


Outernet Edit-a-thon

Hi all, I just wanted to share this event from the outernet project (outernet.is), which is building a free satellite library for all of humanity. In partnership with creative commons, they are looking for free or open licensed content in every language, or people to translate existing resources. These resources, continuously curated, will be down-streamed via satellite to the whole world. Also, do you think this idea is more/less/differently practical than internet.org's mission? http://editathon.outernet.is/

Posted by Half-Life 3 years ago


Common water insoluble powders to use as heatpipe wick.

I'm wanting to make a heatpipe which works against gravity and so am looking for commonly available materials to use as a wick. Like a sugarcube on a spoon soaking up coffee. Except that since I'll probably be using water as my working fluid, the wick will need to be insoluble in water, as well as heat proof to a couple hundred degrees. A few things I've thought of to try are flour, talcum powder, chalk dust and sand. Thoughts?

Posted by SolarFlower_org 8 years ago


what type of movies do you like

I just want to take a quick survey about what types of movies are the most common (out of the people reading this)

Posted by acidbass 8 years ago


Change License for Instructables

I uploaded a PDF of an Instructable that I made to my blog. This Instructable is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial license. Unfortunately, my application for Google AdSense on my blog was rejected, and I believe that it was due to this file, since they did not try to verify me as the owner of the PDF. I have taken the PDF down now to get approval from Google, but I would like to offer it the PDF in the future. I tried to switch the license to a Creative Commons Attribution license to do this. However, this does not seem to update my Instructable. Here are a few details:  1. I tried to update the license using the sidebar for my Instructable. 2. This did not work in Chrome 26 or IE 10 on a Windows 8 desktop. 3. The Instructable in question is featured and was the winner of the Pi day contest.  4. Is the copyright locked after winning a contest? I think that changing copyright to a looser license should be fine, but maybe I am mistaken.

Posted by Postmodernist Cuisine 5 years ago


Transistor Substitute

Hey! I'm attempting again to make a wireless FM transmitter. The project plans call for a BC547C transistor, which is pretty common but I don't have any. Can I use a 3904 or a 2N222A instead? Thanks!

Posted by HavocRC 4 years ago


Profile Picture Problem

My profile picture suddenly turned black and when I try to upload the image again or other images, after they are uploaded, they display as black.  Anybody have any ideas?

Posted by Common Man Survival 1 year ago


Error 500

Whataheck is this goddamed :D please helo guys becoause it's ugly then on the secont stel of the instruction you see this: ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/newlayout.jspx': Can't insert page '/pages/explore/newrightbar.jsp' : ISO-8859-10

Posted by quabek 9 years ago


A FAQ link with the most common questions rather then a bulky forum section

So I saw someone asking a FAQ question again today. Ofcourse what I'm about to propose doesn't stop them all from still doing this but will stop many. What I propose is that we delete the "FAQ" part of the forums and change this by adding a quick link with "FAQ" next to "Home browse Community Submit" Now what would this link do? Well I propose we take the most common questions like "My instructable doesn't come up in search" "My ible is not in the contest and it was enterd" "I'm featured what does it mean?" and so on. Answer these questions and make a FAQ section out of them like other sites do. This way everybody sees a clearly visible link in the top of the screen so they won't go posting forum topics that are answerd in one question again. Like said above this won't stop them all but will stop many useless topics that are answered in one and the same question. This way the number of topics will also decrease and the speed of the site will go up :) I want to volunteer for making the FAQ section if needed :) Help is always welcome but before I begin I would like to know what the team and other members think of it. So to sum it up in short. I want to put a link named "FAQ" next to "Home browse Community Submit" which brings you to a number of common questions with the answers to them. (note that this will not be a forum topic). I also want to delete all the topics in the FAQ because we would have taken the most common out of them. The section should remain for questions that have not appeared in the FAQ. When the FAQ text updates those can be deleted again. Now what are your thoughts on this matter? Aren't you tired of responding every 2 weeks or so a question that has been asked like 50 times already?

Posted by MichelMoermans 8 years ago


Cost of common DYI engineering project?

Hi there, I am inexperienced in engineering and building things in general, but I am trying to start a tech company anyway. I am currently in the process of determining the budget cost of building a prototype for various designs of ideas. So I am wondering if you can tell me how much commonly used tools and materials of a DIY mechanical/electrical engineering project might cost. If you don't know because estimates can vary, then tell me from your personal experience how much your list of tools and materials costed you on various projects that you've done. Thank you!

Posted by DIYDun 1 year ago


There are more.

Most puzzles on instructables that I've found have been common 3x3x3's, and maybe a magnetic 2x2x2 :):) (courtesy of burzvingion). Does anybody know that there are like... BILLIONS of other types of twisty puzzles? I'll upload some pics of examples. any questions of what they are and I'll answer them.

Posted by super_genius 9 years ago


the error 500

I am getting a lot of ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/layout3col.jspx': Can't insert page '/pages/solr/explore_body.jsp' : ISO-8859-10 Whats up with that? I tried looking for other topics about that and ironically I got the error again.

Posted by caroliina 9 years ago


ServletException

Https://www.instructables.com/id/Increase-the-precision-of-a-Dremel-press-drill/ Produces the following error: Please excuse me, that was very impolite! - javax.servlet.ServletException: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/layout_bootstraped.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/explore/type/instructable_content.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException  It has produced it for several days, regardless of the browser used. Thanks for looking into this, George

Posted by gwilliams9 5 years ago


Should be possible to edit comments

We should be able to edit comments that we have published. I found an error in a schematic I posted, for instance, and I should be able to go back and revise it instead of deleting the whole comment and re-posting. This is a common feature in other forum software.

Posted by endolith 9 years ago


Is this a CC Licensing violation?

I came across a blog that shared my DIY rotary tool project which is under CC-BY-NC-SA.  I am new to this licensing thing, but how the project has been shared by the blog doesn't feel right to me.  The blog admin has downloaded the images and stl files from my instructable and uploaded directly to their website and in the 'parts required' list they have put affiliate links. Does it violate the Non-Commercial license?  At the end of the article, they have a small link to my instructable.  Is this legal to do so and within the limits of the Creative Common license? If yes, What can I do in the future so that other people are not using my projects for making easy money? Thanks. 

Posted by Makernaut 1 year ago


ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/newlayout.jspx': Can't insert page '/pages/explore/newrightbar.jsp' : ISO-8859-10

Hi. Every time I login to my account, I get this error, and I can't surf or do anything when I'm logged in.

Posted by paplaukias 9 years ago


Zapping bricks

I zapped a common red brick with a very powerful beam of light. Here is a picture where you can see the area that was melted. The melted area was actually so hot, it was bubbling! I’m wondering if I should make an Instructable... or is this just too dangerous. OMG anyone?? ~Bob~

Posted by ShutterBugger 6 years ago


rgb led

Red green blue common cathode light emitting diodes anybody know any cool projects with them? The best ones I found were the hypno cubes and pov's, and some displays were cool. any others? I want to know before I buy a bunch of leds to save on shipping.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


Glue Anything Together

Want to know how to glue common materials together? This site lets you form combinations of 11 different materials and then tells you the best way to attach them. It's a simple site, but very handy in a pinch and the URL is easy to remember as well. This to That via Make Blog

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


USB-phone of perfect voice quality on sale

Our company has many kinds of USB Skype Phone. Each design das more than 10 colours.1 Without screen:100% digital timbre with high quality, the same as PSTN2 U-disk: inside 128M U-dsik. It can be changed as the clients wish, save the charge of another U-disk take the files and phone with you, small and convenient.3 LCM:128*64 LCM, it can show multi-language and information of calls wonderfully, has many designs4 LCD:640 LCD、support English display, each letter shows 5*5 dot matrix. Better than common LCD5 Earphone port:Beside common features, it can use earphone to answer the phone, let your hands free.6 Desktop:Has the speaker function, use as the normal telephone, can be used as the loudhailer of your PCUSB Phone is the communication equipment that connected to the USB port of the computer, through the Internet; make a PC-to-PC call or a PC-to-phone call by Skype or other software. It offers high voice quality and cheap cost for the clients. It can call other PC or PSTN like common phones, or can be used as audio-device of PC or other voice massager software. It has special design as a mobile phone, used as a mobile phone, more convenient for making a call.Compare with common phones, USB phones don’t use the PSTN but the Internet. In the WAN, you can keep in touch with your families, friends, or clients, if you have a USB phone. When you communication with you Skype members, it is for free at all.Linkman:EricaSkype: erica888wQQ: 541006495MSN: c888160@hotmail.comTel: +86-755-27918959, 26626155,22015114LEAD TECHNOLOG DEVELOPMENT CO., LTDWeb:www.elecic.com

Posted by cobbyzhou 11 years ago


Relicense old CC license versions (2.5 to 4.0

Hi guys I have tried to update or relicense some of my projects here from creative commons 2.5 to 4.0 but haven't succeeded yet. The thing is that with the CC 2.5 license there is a possible loophole which can get into trouble with copyright law in some cases if you release your work on another site. Now I wanted to relicense my projects under CC 4.0 license but I don't want ot mess with unpublish and republish. I don't know if this messes up some statistics or some subscriber email distribution lists or in the worst case to rouse the grim database guarding dragon, burning villages and tracts of land making Smaug look like Grisu the little dragon

Posted by ianmcmill 3 years ago


Troubles with a Torx Security screw

This is a Tamper Resistant screw called Torx Security because it has a pin in the middle and a common hex driver can't go in. I need to take it out without having to buy a Torx driver (very expensive) and not knowing the size either (I guess 2/4" or 6mm). Thank you for your input!

Posted by Butlersmiles 2 years ago


java problem when logged in

Hello, i am getting this error when i am logged in (however it does occur sometimes when i'm not logged in): ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/common/newlayout.jspx': Can't insert page '/pages/explore/newrightbar.jsp' : ISO-8859-10 Java is up to date. waiting for your answer, Algirdas

Posted by beholder 9 years ago


Skills every instructabler should know

These are the skills I think every instructabler should know. Proper English grammar and spelling Survival skills Using common tools (drill, dermal, soldering,etc.) Basic rope and knot skills Being resourceful Programing in a programing language Basic Camera skills Have a social life

Posted by starwing123 9 years ago


restoring an emachines computer

I've got an emachines computer that isn't wanting to restore properly, some symantec ghost problem, seems common with emachines. All i want to do is get it working again, without paying someone to do it. I preferebly want it to run using XP, its original operating system. Anyone know how to this?

Posted by wingman246 10 years ago