where can i get a pair of breeding newts?

Wanted breeding pair of common newts for large allotment garden with 4 ponds

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


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 10 years ago | last reply 10 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 10 years ago | last reply 10 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 | last reply 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 10 years ago | last reply 10 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 | last reply 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 | last reply 9 years ago


Cheap Pcb? Answered

Is it possible to create a pcb with cheap common household items and if true what can i use? I already have blank pcb but i was wonder can i substitute the etcher and acetone with other materials. 

Asked by Kante Tech 6 years ago | last reply 6 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 | last reply 4 years ago


Common problems with 1985 VW golf diesels? Answered

Hello Instructables community! The time has come for me to terrorize the streets with my driving skillz! (I say "Skillz" jokingly) I'm looking for a car, and found a good condition 1985 VW Golf Diesel on Craigslist. The owner says it gets 42-47mpg, and, being an old diesel I believe it. But I was wondering if there are any common problems with Golfs of that age? Anything I should be worried about when buying one? Thank you in advance!

Asked by Zem 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


common anode and common cathode differences in 7segment display

What are the changes need to do when using common anode seven segment display instead of common cathode seven segment display. hint:use transistors?

Asked by nethmi.amanda.3344 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Common!

Common guys please join =D

Posted by 345138 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago



Is there an equation to figure a set amount of PSI to a recognizable, or commonly used force measurement?

What is/is there an equation to figure the speed a projectile travels, based on the PSI or force applied? What would this force be? k/h | fps | m/h | m/min. | k/min.|

Asked by PKTraceur 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago



How do I use a Common Anode 7-Segment LED? Answered

I have a SA23-12EWA Common Anode 7-Segment LED and I can only get the decimal point to light up. How do I connect it so that the other segments light up?

Asked by powerman666 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Am I Common? Answered

I really want to  know how many people actually have heard of me can you answer????

Asked by highvoltageguy 6 years ago | last reply 6 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 | last reply 11 years ago


Using Common Cathode Instead of Common Anode rgb led with IC?

So I'm trying to do this: https://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Color-Sequencer-without-a-Microprocessor/ and I realized that I have the wrong kind of led..the author says you have to "adjust the connections" but I don't really know how. Right now my led will glow but not change colors. Does anyone have experience with this?

Asked by njaber 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Do I need a BCD counter in making a 3 digit common anode 7 segment display? Answered

Help please

Asked by cc67 6 years ago | last reply 6 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 | last reply 10 years ago


Where can I find a printable list of common computer connectors?

I am working on a class project and need a list of common computer connections. Needs to have illustrations, number of pins, and connector name. Needs to include USB, serial, mini, DIN, RJ-45, D (various sizes), clamshell. Can any one help me out, please?

Asked by mac in the mountains 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Is it true I need a 7448 chip if I'm using a common cathode 7 segment display?

At the moment, I have a 7447 decoder chip connected to a 7 segment display with two common ground connections on it. However, it's not working, and I read somewhere that you need a 7448 decoder chip to power a common cathode 7 segment display. Is that true?

Asked by Ke-Bob 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Arduino Current Sourcing for Common Anode RGB

Question: Is it safe for the arduino to sink more current then the arduino is sourcing? (see diagram below) My project requires 12 of large 10mm RGB leds,  broken down this is 36 leds in total, which exceeds maximum draw,  the design calls for the LED's to share a 5v+ from a seperate 5v regulator, then sink each pin to low to turn them on is this correct?

Asked by rdlockrey 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


How can I make feed for my chickens from common (cheap) kitchen scraps?

Just got three chickens. Want to keep them happy and healthy for the least amount of money possible.

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Homemade Bondo? Answered

Is there a way to make something like Bondo from common houshold products?

Asked by Fypsigon 9 years ago | last reply 2 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 | last reply 6 years ago


is there a way to make a desoldering wick/braid out of common household items? Answered

Is there a way to make a desoldering wick/braid out of common household items? i cant get to a Radio $hack and my local hardware store doesn't carry them. thanks for any contributing thoughts!

Asked by PSPerson 9 years ago | last reply 8 months ago


i want to control 5 common anode RGB led's with my arduino, i want them to fade throgh the color spectrum amy thoughts?

I have 5 common anode RGB led's, which i am building into a lamp setup for a present. as well as controlling them with my arduino, I would like the ability to manually adjust the color, my budget is 50 dollars, and i have 2 weeks to complete this project. i would really appreciate the help.

Asked by jamesr370 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


portal

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

Posted by stupidninja 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


How can I replace a MOSFET with a common transistor? Answered

This is a flip-flop circuit that I want to use for a project. It calls for any N-Channel MOSFET, but I don't have one. Is it possible to replace it with a transistor, such as a 2N3904?

Asked by 1up 9 years ago | last reply 9 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


What is a common trigger for add/adhd neurofeedback? Answered

 I am ordering am epoc headset and would like to experiment with neurofeedback for add/adhd and or hyperactivity but I do not know what a trigger for such is, Also any help for the response after trigger recognition would help.

Asked by jj37 8 years ago | last reply 8 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 | last reply 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


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 | last reply 7 years ago


What is the significance of 4.7 in electronics? Answered

Why are most electronics components available in multiples of of 4.7?  I've been noticing this a lot recently when looking for components, and it seems like an odd choice to be a common division, seeing as it doesn't divide nicely, and isn't a particularly easy value to work with. If anyone knows why 4.7 is one of the most common values, I'd be interested to know. Thanks.

Asked by The Skinnerz 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Are there any common timers that are programmable to the second? (my sprinkler timer is programmable only to the minute)

We are using a sprinkler timer to automate the opening and closing of a ball valve by linear actuator. The problem is the sprinkler timer is only programmable to the minute, so it opens, lets water flow for a minute, and then closes. This wastes water as we only need to empy the tank for 10-ish seconds. Any timers that are programmable to the second?

Asked by paulpaulpaulpaul 9 years ago | last reply 9 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 | last reply 7 years ago


I paid for Premium

I paid for Premium and can not download the printed Mobius Apron pattern only the instructions. Is this common with Premium?

Asked by lilypat 10 months ago | last reply 10 months 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 | last reply 8 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 | last reply 4 years ago


What is the most common pallet in the United States? Answered

I'm working on a chair design that will be made of one pallet only and that can be build with as less requirements as possible (preferably reusing the pallet's nails). I'm almost finished with the design made of a 42 x 42 inch ISO pallet and the 40 x 48 inch pallet, because I heard these are used mostly thoughout the world. As I live in Europe I don't know if these pallets are accessible to 'ordinary people' in the US. Are there any more common pallets in the US that are suitable for building this chair?  If anyone is familiar with what pallets are used in third world countries (if any specific) that are suitable for building this chair? Thanks, Cas

Asked by casvandegoor 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


What RFID frequencies do these common products use? Answered

--- Note --- This is not for any odd malicious purposes, I'm not that interesting, I will be using this to see what products that I already own I could use to open my garage door! --- Question --- Can you name the frequencies (and encoding methods for an extra point) of the following common products? ~ Oyster Card ~ European Passport ~ Barclays Card ~ Mastercard PayPass ~ Travel Lodge Key ~ RFID MicroSD ~ Parking Payment Systems ~ J-Chip Race Timer ~ Ski Pass Give it a go, the highest scorer will get "Best Answer" and a nice virtual pat on the back! Thanks AMouse197

Asked by anonymouse197 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Common materials for Clock hands? Answered

Hi!! I'm trying to create a clock out of a music CD and his cover... i've the mechanics and i've everything i need, i just don't know where to find the material to create the minutes and hours hands of the clock... Do someone of you know some common material that i can use to make them? something not too hard to be found... i've seen that usually they're carved out of some alluminium, not too hard or too fragile, easy to cut... If i manage to find the parts that i need i'll make a guide, i think that my idea could be appreciated :)

Asked by FenriX 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago