IDEAS TO UPDATE A CONCRETE FLOOR IN AN ARIZONA ROOM.

Ideas for personalizing an indoor concrete floor

Posted by cinderellato 6 years ago


Concrete and styrofoam object

Just had this idea and would like to hear from someone with experience with concrete. Can I make an object - a concrete shape ( box) which which has inside full of styrofoam? I am thinking about the posibility to make staircase from concrete with styrofoam inside - the role of styrofoam is to make the the box lightweight.

Posted by sasham 8 years ago


"concrete smell"

Some 20 years ago, I built an addition onto my house. It is built on a concrete slab with 42 inch block foundation. I have a completely finished room in which I have installed ceramic tile flooring. Under the ceramic tile I used Ardex to level the concrete before tiling.  For the last 20 years I have never noticed what now appears to be a "wet mortar joint" smell. I have become increasing alarmed about the slab leaching moisture into the room. There is no visible sign of moisture. The tile is not exceptionally cold; it's just that smell.  Can anyone put my mind at rest, or suggest to me what this might be and how to remedy it. I definitely can not destroy the floor. Please advise. Thank you.

Posted by moea 3 years ago


Tool for vibrating concrete? (DIY?)

So I've been thinking of making some homemade concrete stuff with different molds I plan on making. Since I'm not a big expert on concrete and such I've been reading all over the Internet for how-to guides and what not. And something that seems to be a really good idea is to use a tool to vibrate out the bubbles and air pockets from the molds before they set... and so far I've not found any instructable here on how to make such a tool ( because it's a bit expensive to buy one, and hey.. why not make it myself) So my question is simply if any one know of a good idea of such a tool, how to make one or whatever.. (maybe modifying something, making one from an electric motor?) I need ideas!  

Posted by Mr_And3rsson 7 years ago


Building a fence

I am going to construct a fence between my garage and my house. 20 ft or so long, To keep my too small dogs contained. Here in lies the rub, I have already built one fence. it's still up and working fine, however in the construction I discovered how dense the crete is, ramset doesn't work, drilling? I would never get deep enough. So I have decided to use cement piers and 4x4 posts and sit the fence right on the concrete, with enough weight I am praying the fence will not move much, I only need to contain two 5# dogs its mostly ornamental. If anyone has attempted anything along these lines, please contact me with your triumphs and failures, or any advice you may have thanks!

Posted by colurblinde 10 years ago


2 part resins incompatible with concrete???

While researching patch kits for pebble and resin coating for concrete stairs, one supplier claimed that ONLY their resin would not eat concrete.   Is it true that some resins will eat the concrete? Will fiberglass resin work for this? The pebbles are about 1/8"

Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago


Transparent concrete!

OK, maybe not properly transparent, but an inclusion of fibre-optics makes it light transmitting. It's a German product, and, from their website: LUCCON translucent concrete is manufactured in large volume top layer concrete blocks with embedded webbed fiber optic cables, making the stone appear comparably massive as well as transparent. By cutting the blocks elements of variable size and thickness are obtained. Upon request LUCCON is available in special colors, dimensions or surface treatments, just ask us! . I'd love to see what our members could make with this stuff, or see them replicate the idea with their own techniques. Concrete lampshades?  Concrete windows?  Transparent concrete canoes? Video from YouTube will not embed. Luccon website via NOTCOT

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


WILL CONCRETE STICK TO CAST IRON OR ENAMEL as in bathtub

Hi everyone.  This is my very first Instructables experience - I've just found you guys.  I'm wanting to know if I could resurface my old cast iron enamel bath with concrete??  Would it stick???

Posted by CraftyCarolyn 3 years ago


Concrete stepping stones

I have made some concrete stepping stones (for decorative use in flower beds mainly) and have painted them to give them a detailed look. I used exterior paint,  Now I'm wondering what I should use to seal them to protect the paint from chipping and fading?

Posted by Gdlucas 3 years ago


fiber reinforced concrete $$$

Online i can see that a 60 lb bag from quickcrete is about $5. ok. easy.   Shipping----$20 to----$50----- ouch. so .   where to find it?      gotta be someplace that has 1000s of lbs of it on the shelf, and sells it at 5 or 10 bucks.

Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago


Do I need to use a metal box for an outlet?

I'm making a concrete art piece and want to insert an electrical outlet inside it.  Is it okay if I embed the outlet in the concrete or is there a reason I need to use the metal outlet box like is used in the wall?

Posted by mazelady 2 years ago


Invisible concrete cube

This concrete cube made by Daniel Franke and Markus Kison has the amazing ability to turn invisible. Thanks to eye-tracking and a video projector for each face of the cube, the cube has the view behind it projected onto its faces. The result is like looking through a glowing window instead of a cube. You can see the effect in the video. It's not entirely smooth yet, but a very cool idea. Augmented Reality Renders Concrete Block Invisible Related: Death Becomes Her Halloween Costume photo: Durchsehen, Exp. 01 (augmented perspective) by Markus Kison, on Flickr

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Concrete Flash Drives

These flash drives by Shu-Chun Hsiao are serious. The drives are encased in concrete and are embossed with the weight of each one, a number that correlates with the flash drive's capacity. I love the idea, but 256g sticking out the front of my desktop is just going to destroy itself. P.S. This would make a great entry for the upcoming USB Contest Concrete Memory, Get Totally Cemented via TechEBlog

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Concrete/Tile over laminate?

I have a plain black laminate countertop in my bathroom that shows just about every drop of water with a nice white ring.  I was hoping to do a concrete or tile top but I'd like to keep it cheap by just doing it on top of the existing laminate.  Anyone know if this is possible? Thanks!

Posted by vgavrich 6 years ago


The Concrete and Casting Contest starts Monday, 7/29!

We're holding our first ever Concrete and Casting Contest, brought to you by the fantastic folks at CHENG Concrete! Over the years we've gotten so many concrete & casting projects and we just know you guys have tons more up your sleeves. Show us your best builds for a chance to win prizes from CHENG. Need some inspiration? Check out CHENG Concrete's projects here on Instructables. Check out the official contest page for more info. Contest is open 7/29 - 8/26.

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago


alternatives to concrete? for project similar to DIY Light transmitting concrete

Hi I recently came across this instructable   Search for " DIY light transmitting concrete" and I was wondering how I could make something similar but in the shape of a ball, or a light bulb, So I can have a LED inside it and have it shine and spin freely.  Perhaps filling a tennis ball and drilling holes for light?  Im ind of stumped on this one. any ideas???

Posted by scotteyre 8 years ago


Deck with no concrete footings, how could I fix it?

So I recently bought a house with a beautiful new composite deck but there are no concrete footings (I'm in the northeast and typically concrete footing are typically 24' deep). How can I fix this. The deck is about 20 inches off the ground. Any ideas??

Posted by mt_ski 9 years ago


Mold Making?

So, after making this awesome isntructable (it's curing now!), I got ideas for other concrete projects. My favorite so far is making a concrete lamp. I want to make a mold of a lamp (light bulb in it) and then cast it in concrete. I'd then put a real lampshade on it and call it art. My problem is...I have no mold making experience. Do you guys have any tips, know where to get silicone, etc?Thanks!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


Remote controlled concrete trowel machine

Hello I do not know how to build this type of machine. I was hoping someone in this forum would be able to build one and share it with this community. I do not know if the machine is under a patent or not. If it is under a ptent perhaps certain aspects of it are not.The company that was building these was called Tibroc in USA. But they are no longer around. Anyway if someone can help me out and build one and share it so that I can build one that would be great.

Posted by dimatek 2 years ago


For All the Concrete Enthusiasts at Instructables

Dr Purnell is actively seeking other researchers, engineers, scientists, designers or even sculptors and artists who also have ideas for new uses for cement.I'm not sure if anyone is interested or if someone in the community previously posted this, but I thought I might throw this out to the ingenious and innovative Instructables community. I thought some of you all might be interested.Main Page / Network Link:http://www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/resilience/research/NACNetCementingtheFuture.shtmlLeeds engineers developing bullet proof vests from cementhttp://www.leeds.ac.uk/media/press_releases/current09/bullet.htmMight be a good way for interested Instructables folk to continue contributing on a global scale and to showcase the open-source power of the Instructables community. Plus, it might help you out if you're younger and/or looking for undergrad or graduate level resume boosting aspects for design and/or engineering programs.

Posted by MolecularMaestro 8 years ago


How can I get rid of the smell of damp concrete in my studio?

I have been working without success on the smell in my 12' x 14' studio for 5 months, so I really hope someone can help me. I can put my nose right up to the walls and the ceiling and the outlets and not smell anything. But when I put my nose right to the floor I smell the dank, musty, yucky smell of damp, dank concrete. The place reeks of it, I can't work in it. I smelled it last October when I was looking to buy the house, I told the inspector about it but he could not smell anything. Everyone can smell something when they open the door, some people can tolerate it but I can't. As soon as you open the door it just overwhelms you. What I have done so far: 1. Had two peg board walls removed and replaced with chipboard, because that was what the other walls were made of. I had assumed at that time that the smell was mold coming from the pegboard. At that time I looked at the insulation inside the studs and it was fine. It smelled so good with that new chip board up that I thought the problem had been solved. 2. In preparation for painting I caulked the ceiling, around the windows, and up against the floors where it meets the walls. 3. Painted 3 coats of Kills primer on all the walls. 4. Painted 2 coats of very good quality semi-gloss paint on all the walls. 5. I scraped off all of the existing paint that was on the floor. It was peeling in places which is what led me to think the smell was coming from the concrete. 6. Washed the floor with a de-greaser. 7. Washed the floor with sulphuric acid, and rinsed it about 30 times. 8. Painted the floor with 3 coats of special paint made for concrete basements to act as a waterproofer. 9. Painted 2 coats of sealer on top. 10. I called the previous owner who confirmed that the studio's monolithic slab was poured without a vapor barrier because code didn't call for it, because no one was going to spend the night there or live in it. He never noticed the smell. 11. In all this time I have run the A/C non-stop, with the windows open, with the windows closed, with no effect. I have even run the heater for a few days. I have cleaned the A/C over and over, there is nothing to clean and the smell is not coming from there. Is there anything I can put on the floor to effectively seal the smell from getting into the air? Why didn't all those coats of concrete paint and sealer do it?

Posted by Ninzerbean 5 years ago


Building small objects out of concrete

Hi all, I was wondering if i could get any pointers on mixing concrete, I have gone through the concrete mixing instructables already and have not found anything suitable and hence I am asking her. I want to formulate an open recipe to make concrete objects like the ones in the following links, http://fancycrave.com/concrete-desk-accessories/ http://www.ledindon.com/en/objets-design/9029-stylo-plume-beton-arme.php http://www.designboom.com/design/concrete-rollerball-pen-by-22-design-studio-at-designboom-shop/ They are mostly small objects where the wall thicknesses are quite small (maybe a few mm). I think it will be interesting to see a DIY approach to making a concrete composition that is strong in small thicknesses, i think a lot of cool objects can be made from it . I have tried the normal concrete mix with cement and sand but i am not able to get it strong enough at those small thicknesses. Can anyone please some suggestions or advice on how to go about this ?  Thanks in advance, please see attached files for some images taken from around the web, i do not own any of them.

Posted by varun2021 4 years ago


August 2015 Build Night with Cheng Concrete

#BUILDNIGHT **You must be located in the United States to enter this event** 30 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Friday, June 19th. Accepted spaces will be notified by Monday, June 22nd. Read our FAQ to learn more about the Build Night program rules and how to make the most out of this event for your space. AUGUST BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Cheng Concrete for our August 2015 build night. Sign up to participate in the build night and we will ship you a package that includes the following: (10) 20lb Buckets of Shapecrete HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a time in August to host a project build night using the Cheng Concrete Shapecrete. You can host multiple build nights during August to work on your projects. Post 2 Instructables: post 2 Instructables using the Shapecrete. Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights. Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. REWARDS: If your submitted Instructable for this event gets featured by one of our editors we will send you an Instructables Prize Pack which includes: Instructables t-shirt, stickers, and patches. This forum post has guidelines for posting feature worthy projects. Be sure to let people at your event know so they can win a prize pack! Limit 3 per makerspace. RESOURCES: Cheng How-To Center Shapecrete Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android REACH OUT TO US ON SOCIAL MEDIA #BUILDNIGHT #INSTRUCTABLES #Shapecrete Twitter: @Instructables, @CHENGConcrete Instagram: @Instructables www.facebook.com/chengconcrete https://www.facebook.com/instructables SIGN UP: Fill out this form **You must be located in the United States to enter this event**

Posted by Carleyy 3 years ago


How to drill a 4 inch hole in concrete

The walls at our new place are 6 inch thick concrete (it's an old Naval base) and we needed a few holes for vents. I've hammer-drilled through concrete to sink anchors, but a 4 inch diameter hole is a little intimidating -- until you have the right tool. Here's a few pictures of the right tool. I only watched, so I don't know the finer details, but I thought people would appreciate just seeing the tool. The work flow went something like this: 1) hammer-drill and sink anchor to attach machine to wall 2) turn on machine; insert earplugs 3) wait It took quite a while, and that drilling noise reverberated throughout the whole place!

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


August Build Night with Cheng Concrete

Since the moment that truck pulled up with the pallet of Cheng Concrete on it, we've been having a ball with our Shapecrete! We know the August Build session has ended, and Eureka Factory members managed some fun build projects before the month was over, but we've still got Shapecrete and we're still creating with it!  It's really interesting stuff, obviously a natural for Halloween decos (saw someone else had made some cool headstones!) and yard art.  Love how adaptable it is and the ability to easily create small concrete objects with it.  We've got a few more projects underway and will continue adding them to our Shapecrete Collection as long as there's Shapecrete in our buckets!  Thanks, Instructables, for a really awesome build opportunity, and thanks Cheng Concrete, for a truly wonderful medium!  If anyone is in Orlando September 12 & 13, be sure to stop by the Eureka Factory  booth at Maker Faire Orlando, on the 2nd floor lobby of the Orlando Science Center, where the event is held,  to see Gnombie and some  of our Instructables projects!

Posted by EurekaFactory 2 years ago


Universal Nut Sheller

Today's feature is the awesome Universal Nut Sheller. Designed by Jock Brandis of the Full Belly Project for a women's coop in Mali, this tool dramatically increases peanut-shelling speed from 2 lbs per hour (hand-shelling) to 110 lbs per hour.  Since roughly half a billion people in the world rely on peanuts as a primary protein source, this nut sheller has the potential for serious impact. The machine is simple to make, relatively inexpensive, and can shell pecans, pine nuts, neem nuts, shea netus, Jatropha, and other nuts as well as peanuts.  Molds and metal parts can be ordered from the Full Belly Project. Check out the 2005 video introducing the machine to Uganda: Check it out, and get inspired.  What can you do to help people in developing countries?  We need more ideas, the simpler the better. This post has been sponsored by Pepsi. The Pepsi Refresh Project celebrates the people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive effect on our world.

Posted by canida 8 years ago


Murphy Bed Challenge - concrete wall?

I am moving into a former jeweler's office loft. Awesome! Not so awesome:  everything was built for MAX security. This means these jewelers installed concrete on walls around their safes.  This includes my new "bedroom" which is on the other side of a 10 foot safe. I am attaching a pic with some notes on it to show you the challenge I am having. Since I wanted to  use a murphy bed, I found this tutorial here: https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Murphy-Bed-Installed-Sideways/ However, I do not have a murphy bed frame with which to do this. My bed weighs about 100-ish lbs and is a queen sized memory foam bed. For the masonry/concrete issue, I am considering mounting the murphy bed to the floor, as shown in the aforementioned tutorial. Here are my concerns:  1) How do I drill into concrete and masonry? What tools are best for this job? 2) Since I don't have a murphy bed frame, how do I properly build one? 3) Can I get shocks or springs going on this thing to make it easier to fold into the wall? 4) How can I get the folding-action just right? This room is SMALL, it only really is going to fit my bed.

Posted by gigijiji 5 years ago


Safe Room

Does anyone have any good plans or ideas for a safe room built in a closet or at least how to build reinforced concrete walls?

Posted by opsmrs 1 year ago


(newsletter) Steampunk Top Hat, See-Through Concrete, Polaroid Camera Hack

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Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Can't download e-book. AccessDenied error on Fun With Concrete PDF

This is the URL that I'm sent to when I click to download the PDF or ePub for "Fun With Concrete". I can download other e-books from this site just fine. https://download.instructables.com/145/d24c/7cad169dd2c6fc5353cb3ebb8/DIY-Concrete.pdf?Expires=1342299350&Signature;=G7vabkErIDOv6kYH~-w~555PEQY~uzq~oXHLsyIQPVJjvKxUItUtoEa84rNsR5cqtSXXuJxb-1Vl6LFTcQxhYrtFT78dREJ9L3OQ00hKzTg0hjOj3E~9iIdOCZ6grCnZZ-7784OPL1IWLEe7jNm8idIudWm-8OO9NRZol4xgUzY_&Key-Pair-Id;=APKAI44RD4FFAGO7EV3A

Posted by salokcin 6 years ago


Measurements

I just took the concrete clases and didn´t see measurements for diferent jobs like: mortar for bricks, cement for walkway, in the form of 1 part cement, 3 part sand, 3 part gravel.

Posted by macoga13 4 months ago


Help Making Papercrete Garden

Hello, I was thinking about ripping out all the rotted wood in my backyard garden and replacing it with basically a waist high garden area to grow herbs and I stumbled upon papercrete one day. I've never used papercrete let alone concrete in general. I was just wondering if I could get some general help on where to start. I'd like to make this out of papercrete block and papercrete mortar if all possible but I don't know what amount of newspaper, water, and portland concrete I need... or even how to make molds. -Jimmy

Posted by rexdino5 5 years ago


Cast Stone, Outdoor Repoduction with Fiberglass

I would like to reproduce a hand rail made out of concrete, cast stone; any suggestions as to how I should go about reproducing the cast stone rail and baluster?

Posted by azalldesign 10 years ago


Wine Bottle Garden Lights - Help?

I am building  retaining wall and am considering adding built-in lighting by using empty wine bottles that have an LED light inside, and a cork or silicone to seal the bottle shut. Optimally this set up would be solar but I could arrange for power if needed. I'm thinking of lights about 2 or 3 feet apart, lying horizontally embedded in concrete except for the bottom. The neck of the bottle would be buried in the retaining wall. It would look like a large glass blob in the concrete. Can someone help me figure out the best way to make this? Thanks in advance! Rhonda

Posted by oddartist 5 years ago


Spontaneously Combusting Elephants

Thought you might all like to have a chuckle, as I did when I recieved this saftey alert. Priceless simply priceless... Enjoy ;) Apparently the concrete Budda's weren't to crash hot either. Pardon the pun.

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


disk saw + vacuum cleaner = less dust ?

When cutting bricks and concrete with disk saw there are clouds of dust. here is my failed attempt to reduce its amount using a vacuum cleaner instructable anyway ?

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


How to seal unused drain pipe?

The short version: I have an old PVC sewer drain pipe that comes up out of a concrete slab floor.  Under the floor, the other end of the pipe connects to other drain pipes in the house, so before I cover the area with more carpeting, I'd like to seal that pipe off permanently to avoid any possible leakage in the future.  I'd like to avoid disturbing the concrete floor, if possible.  I'd like to put some kind of plug in the pipe and glue it into place with common PVC primer and cement, but I don't know if there's any kind of plug made for this purpose. Any suggestions? The details: I've taken down a non-load-bearing wall in my house.  The wall used to carry pipes for water (coming down from the second floor above), natural gas (embedded in the concrete slab floor), and sewer (also embedded in the slab).  These were all used for a poorly-positioned laundry room.  I've easily sealed the copper pipes for the water and natural gas, but I'm left wondering what to do with this two-inch sewer drain pipe. At first, I thought of covering it with a PVC cap, but to do that, I would need to chip away part of the concrete floor far enough down so the cap wouldn't be above the floor surface.  I would also need to be careful not to break the pipe as I chipped away the concrete.  If I were successful with that and then glued a cap on at the right height, then I would need to fill the space around it with a small amount of concrete.  Besides not wanting to damage the pipe, I'm sure I'd make a real mess of the carpet nearby. Then, I thought, rather than gluing a cap over the *outside* of the pipe, maybe there's some kind of cap that I can glue on the *inside* of it istead.  However, I don't know of any such pipe fitting.  It seems that all the home improvement stores around here sell fittings that go on the outside of the pipe.  So I'm looking for creative ways to plug up the end of this pipe. The other end of this pipe connects to other sewer pipes in the house that are currently in use.  I thought of possibly pouring a cement-like substance into the pipe to seal it, but I can't guarantee that it wouldn't go into the rest of the system and cause a disastrous plug for the whole thing. PS:  Excuse the orientation of the photos I've attached to this posting.  They looked fine on my phone, but when I upload them to Instructables, the site insists on rotating them. PPS: I do plan to cut the PVC pipe off even with the floor just before sealing it.  I'll use my trusty Dremel Multi-Max for that.

Posted by lsloan0000 3 years ago


Looking for salt free ice / snow melt

Hi all, I am looking for an ice/ snow melter that won't harm concrete or other surfaces, is safe for pets and can be easily made from household products or at home. I would like to be able to apply it before or after ice forms. Thank you

Posted by feign 11 years ago


Ideas for DIY solid surface kitchen counter top?

Hi all, I need to replace some counter tops in my kitchen and I love the solid surface materials like Corian, but it's also very expensive so I was wondering if we could collaborate and come up with a DIY solution. I know concrete is one option for a DIY counter top. But it's very heavy, prone to cracking and a little to industrial for my taste. Maybe someone who knows more about synthetic resins will have a suggestion. I'm imagining pouring a mixture into an upside down mold the way it's done with concrete. It would be great if we could figure out how to mold a sink into the counter too, but maybe that would add too much complexity.

Posted by SteveGerber 10 years ago


(newsletter) Concrete LEGO, Bass Cannon, Cardboard Trebuchet...

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Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Pending instructable : How to make a Concrete, Optic Fiber and Leds Rainbow

I will try to write and instructable for my last project. Since this is my first instructable and it will be a bit long, I will need some reviewers before I can publish it. If some people can help reviewing, jsut tell me. I will laso need to find some super bright yellow leds which are really yellow, not amberish, or some high power RGB leds. If you can tell me where to find some (or send me a few one I can trade for some other colors or for plastic optic fiber), just let me know. I completely edited this message since I've found that it is possible to start writting an instructable without publishing it, so people interested in reviewing now have to tell me so I add them as contributors. Regards, t.

Posted by treg 10 years ago


Leaking PVC Soil Pipe

The PVC soil pipe under our bathroom has developed a slow leak. This pipe is inaccessible as it runs under a platform that lifts the bathroom above the concrete floor of our enclosed garage. It may be a crack in the pipe (unlikely) or a connection between the tub and the main pipe (more likely). Is there a liquid sealant that I can pour into the tub drain that will seal this obviously small opening?

Posted by GorillamoRex 5 years ago


what would be a good material to make poker chips?

Hello everyone, as part of my new poker table project i decided to make also the chips.  what materials would you reccomend me to work with, knowing that i dont have a workshop. (i was thinking about concrete). would really like to hear your thoughts and opinions best regards. yarin

Posted by yarin shabatov 10 months ago


Duct Tape Roses Add a Lot to a Home - The Best of Instructables in New York Times

Duct Tape Roses, Concrete Lightbulb Wall Hook, and the Drainage Luge were all mentioned as part of Penelope Green's review of The Best of Instructables. Duct Tape Roses Add a Lot to a HomeThe duct tape roses I made over Thanksgiving were fetching (until they were gummed by the cat), but post-turkey lethargy prevented me from digging into the meatiest projects in "The Best of Instructables" (Make: Books; $34.99). One example: the concrete light bulb wall hook, described as "an excellent excuse for driving a lag bolt into your wall" by its inventor, Ray Alderman. He and it are emblematic of the instructables universe, a blogging community of do-it-yourself-ers, robot-makers, food hackers and techno-geeks who share their crafty ways at Make magazine and Instructables (makezine.com and instructables.com), sometimes selling the finished products on etsy.com, the online bazaar for handmade things.More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


A question on instructables....

I was wondering, an instructable can be how to do or learn pretty much anything, right ? It doesn't necessarily need to be about building something concrete? I was watching one of the videos I have a fondness for (because of my involvement with "the subject") and thought of something I might be able to put together for my first instructable, before my wife gets around to cleaning her junk away from my work area.

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago


Steampunk Flash Drive, USB Sea Monkeys, Homemade Toothpaste

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Posted by randofo 7 years ago


Automatic Pill Dispenser, 3D Settlers of Catan Board, The Nutella Cheesecake

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Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Typo on All Class Pages

Https://www.instructables.com/class/Electronics-Class/ https://www.instructables.com/class/Concrete-Class/ &etc...; "Upgrade to Premium today for access to classes, as well as other great benefits like instructable PDF downolads, ad free browsing, partner discounts, and more!" This is included on the description page for every class: Upgrade to Premium today for access to classes, as well as other great benefits like instructable PDF downolads, ad free browsing, partner discounts, and more!

Posted by BrandonC102 1 year ago


Rubber "sand" What to do with it?

They market the stuff for installing around playground equipment. It's shredded tires. I got a load free. I plan to use some for backfill in a spot which was very rough to dig out. But I'll have leftovers. Can I vulcanize it into solid rubber? How?  Mix with concrete to make it lightweight? Or will thermal changes cause rubber to expand /contract too much?   What else could be done w/ it?  

Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago


All about Extension Cords: Building & Wiring

I just want to make sure of the right way to wire an extension cord. I already searched on the internet and there were no concrete answers or tutorials to the type of extension cord I'm building. Note: I live in East Asia and we use a type A outlet (220V). I also hope you guys will use this thread to post other diagrams of extension cord types in different regions of the world to help other viewers too. Thanks.

Posted by CMRob 2 years ago