I have made an image on microsoft word to use as the image for my profile, when i update it shows a link and not my image. what am i doing wrong? and how can i upload my image?
Posted by King_Banana 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Ibuilding a custom car body out of polystyrene foam. Any advice on what to cover the foam with to strenghten it. I was thinking abot fiberglass but was really hoping to avoid it if possibe. Any suggestions on a strong alternative to fiberglass would be appreciated.
Posted by rednax718 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
If you could have a custom bass (or have one) what would it be like? If i had one, it would have the cutaway style of a Music man bongo, with tribunal flame bridge. the end of the body would have a sort of curved flying v style to it. The finish would be a sort of metallic blue and black flame. KIllswitch, and a couple of built in effects, couple gaine and tone knobs. 5 string, with the usual music man head. Maybe a bit different though, all thats just off the top of my head.
Posted by wingman246 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Savage innovations does not offer a small OOPic chip. OOPic is my favorite MCU and I want a small one. Soooo, I decided I want to make one. In theory, The process is simple. The OOPic 2 is a PIC16F77 with custom firmware. I ordered a similar chip (PIC16F876A) to put the firmware on so I basically have a smaller OOPic. Savage innovations does not offer the OOPic firmware as a download so I have to extract it from my OOPic2. Here's my questions. Will a JDM2 programmer be able to extract the firmware? Will WinPic800 work to do this? Will this erase my OOPic's firmware entirely? Is it even possible? I would like some input and if you guys say it will be okay, I am going to do it. (I'll post and ible if it works.
Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
When I try to change my email notification options, I get the following error: Webpage error details User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; FDM; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729) Timestamp: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 21:43:29 UTC Message: Object doesn't support this property or method Line: 470 Char: 7 Code: 0 URI: https://www.instructables.com/you/customize?modify=CUSTOMIZE
Posted by fcampbell 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Im interested in the motivations behind people collecting things, the value that these objects have to the owner and how these objects are displayed within the home environment. Any pictures you could take of your own 'collections' of objects ( these could be anything from stamps to vinyl toys to fabrics etc) would be great too. Im interested in whether an emotional bond with the collection grows with the amount of objects in the collection. How people interact with their collections? Any rituals performed around your collections? etc any help would be awesome comments feedback etc. Are there any social aspects of collecting which are important to you? -cheers chris
Posted by mustcreate 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I'm planning to build a new computer desk with space inside to manage cables. I would like to include various ports on the side edges of the desk itself (power outlets, USB, hdmi, etc). What could I use to fit these outlets in place and look flush with the desk? I would like to come up with something somewhat modular, so that I can add or remove them as I upgrade my PC.
Posted by Xeriel 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I've always wondered how these doorbells and other such devices play a particular recorded jingle or a song.I think its possible to make circuits which can play custom tunes set by us(maybe using a PC).Could you please give me a brief idea on how this is done?
Asked by Adarsh_tronix 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
The CBS Sunday Morning show recently covered a story about awesome custom golf carts in the Villages retirement community down in Florida. The Villages has cart-path infrastructure allowing golf cart access everywhere. A culture of custom golf carts has since developed, with some really awesome builds. Can I get one with spinners? CBS Sunday Morning Video via YouTube. Villages Golf Cart Man, mentioned in the video, custom golf cart company.
Posted by CrLz 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Well i havent made anything for months so i decided to make a tr18. it eaisily shoots 100ft (i havent tried finned rods yet) the only part i really modded is the stock and part of the front. tell me what you think of it, and post other tr18 pictures here!
Posted by ~KGB~ 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I wanted to figure out how to create a skin for large items such as refrigerators, washing machines, etc. I am having trouble conceptualizing the necessary steps to completely hide cosmetic blemishes on large machines and appliances. Would creating a skin be a good solution? I am guessing there is a more elegant way than simply placing a large image printout underneath glass? Also FYI, some of the appliances are completely brand new so I would ideally want a "top layer" solution as opposed to a "painting" solution. Nice to have features: 1. weather proof 2. Can be easily swapped with new design
Posted by adacquel 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hey, I was wondering if anyone would want to see how to set up an Airsoft L96 to take AR style magazines. I need a decent amount of people who want to see because of the cost and difficultly of redoing the project to make instructions. Also check out our team page for videos! http://www.youtube.com/user/eraairsoftteam
Posted by AirsoftDIYTutorials 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
The standard page size of the pdf's is always Letter format, maybe it's a good idea to have an option for a different format when you choose to customize your pdf, I live in Europe and my paper size i use is A4 for example but I can imagine that somewhere else we have other paper sizes.
Posted by Maddy67 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Anyone know a printing method, professional or at home, that could produce a print for a custom deck on a skateboard? I would have to be hard wearing but i am stuck on what to do. I want to build a Matell Hoverboard look a like skateboard. any ideas are most welcome! thanks
Asked by joearkay 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
If anyone would like a customized Hogwarts Acceptance letter please email me at RunicGoods@yahoo.com or you can message me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RunicGoods/ I will need: your name your location (i.e. City or state or address if you would like) and your wizard nickname
Posted by RunicWarrior 2 years ago
Hi, I need to make a custom shaped balloon with openings in it, I have watched some videos no how balloons are made, I was wondering if I can make an acceptable mold for the balloon using aluminum foil? and what kind of latex I should purchase for this purpose... any suggestions??? Thanks a million in advance...
Posted by akassab 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Has anybody had a real bad experience with a customer? or a customer with an employee? So i was once worked at an ice cream parlor.A woman says to me in Spanish and the only word i recognized was chocolate (there's actually two chocolate flavors, regular and chocolate pecan ) so i gave her the pecan one ...she tastes it and she threw it at me, (lucky for me i had to do the long shift). On that same day another woman showed up and asked for chocolate pecan in broken English and i asked waffle or cone (people never specify waffle or cone) she gave me a dirty look and i gave her the cone,she throws it down on the ground, Being the only one there and I had to mop it up, some customers are yelling at me in spanish (later i figured out it was bad words). So by the end of that day i had about 5 people throw ice cream at me 2 were adults and 3 were kids. But i didnt quit because of that it was because the manager keep making me work on days i had school
Posted by CyrusII 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
With all this 3d printing now days, and some of it is being used with K'nex I'm wondering if there are more things that need to be added to the range. Now i can understand that K'nex with its target at younger folks (the highest age they list is 9+) it probably isn't feasible for them to spend the time developing some things. And the things im talking about? Pneumatics More powerful motors Custom gears (sizes, rack and pinion, worm gears) Servos A more dedicated robotics system anything else i may have missed? Just peoples thoughts on whether this is worth pursuing, perhaps even make them for sale (please don't sue me K'nex)
Posted by jjefferson1 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I am annoyed at touch screens and want to make a button/touchscreen hybrid. It should run Android OS. I have a design in place and the body is not an issue.(3D Printing) I want to use a touch button like used on the Blackberry Curve ) but the screen should also be touch. I need hardware(IC's, motherboards, etc.) and I need drivers and the OS (Stack, boot image etc.). Resources to get these are not in my knowledge.
Asked by Okapi10 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hey everyone. I'm trying to recreate the vest from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I know it sounds strange, but I really want that vest. I've been obsessing over it for a long time. Now, I look at the vest on display, and I can't decide if it's a knitted vest or made out of fabric, like sewn together. It looks like it has an elastic band around the waist and a black collar, so I think it might be sewn. But I can't get that fabric anywhere. Is there any way to order custom textiles that ISN'T Spoonflower.com? I don't want printed textiles, but something woven. Can someone point me in the right direction? I have no idea where to even look, mostly because I don't know the terminology. THANKS!! -Max
Posted by Super Cameraman 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Years ago (before computers), I worked in a lab where we were called upon to make clear plastic rulers with precise increments. We had a simple machine to accomplish the job. It was an ingenious gadget that held the plastic in place and with a turn of a crank, it moved the plastic a set distance and simultaneously scribed the plastic with a metal point. The precise divisions could be set with a dial and all you had to do was turn the crank. Has anyone ever seen one of these machines? If so - what is it called and how would you make one?
Posted by slocumbs 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I want to create my Greek letters alpha omega chi into an led light *the actual symbols*. and i need to know what parts i would need to make a sign that can be programmed to light up in various ways. i plan on using alot of LEDs and i want to program the light from the computer through the rs232 cable. and which program would be best for this what type of chip i should use one thats large enough to store the commands and possibly how to implement a switch on the light itself to dim the lights for night time.
Posted by altvater88 11 years ago
Over the last few months I have experienced sporadic problems with being logged out in mid-session. It is becoming worse. Now pretty much anytime I do anything requiring a page refresh or change, I get logged out. It took me three logins to get to this page so I could post this message. Basically none of the Pro benefits are functional. I cannot access PDFs, additional images, or much of anything which my Pro membership supposedly provides. I am obviously not the only person with this or similar problems. Please resolve this issue or cancel my Pro subscription and refund my payment. I love the site but I don't love paying for benefits which I can't access!
Posted by branhamr 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I remeber back to the summer I was at an arcade playing Ghost Squad. Now that it is out on the wii, the fun was only half way there. I played with the wii zapper, and as much fun as it was, it just isn't cutting it. My favorite part was the force feedback gun that gave some recoil. I decided to go making my own, but I can't think of something to give enough punch. I plan to make a PVC gun outline and encase the wii remote. I would then rig a trigger on the PVC rifle to pull the fire button on the wii remote. From there, I could connect the wires so at a certain point on the PVC trigger pull, an electrical current would be completed activating the recoil. I started with thinking about takeing out the rumble motors in some old game controlers, but that would only go so far. I really wanted a staight back and forth movement. I started to think about taking a piston similar to an airsoft gun, were the motor cranks a gear that pulls the pistion back. This gear as some teeth shaved clean so that after so far of an extend, the teeth would inentially slip causing the built up spring to push the piston back into the starting position. Before it got too complicated and I started to build it, I wanted to make sure this was possible. Is it possible/practical? What type of feedback should I use, and were can I get it? -John
Posted by anotherkill 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I'm at school and came up with the idea of making a motor that converts megnetic energy into electrical energy, any help with parts needed/ blue prints/ advice will be greatly appreciated!
Asked by Sam Singer 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I need to have a custom enclosure made for my senior design project. It has to be placed on the back of a hand and thus have some curve to it to hug around the hand. Also, it can not be much bigger than about the size of a deck of cards. Most places I've found only have rectangular enclosures. Does anybody know of a place that could fabricate the custom design I described? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Posted by Mungerbees 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I think it would be fun to be able to personalize our public profile pages. Uploading custom images to use as backgrounds adds so much personality to a profile. Changing the "color theme" lets users put out clear messages like "I'm professional", "I'm cool", or "I love colors so much omg". All of those are valid messages. Thoughts? Might this be possible? UPDATE: Kiteman has pointed out that choosing which six projects show up on our overview pages would be awesome.
Posted by Sadi789 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Hello all. This is my first time here so, I hope I can find the info I need. I've never used a soldering iron before and know little about wiring, but I'm eager to learn. I'm looking to customize an electronic Mainecraft wall torch that I have, with a flickering light. However, I wanted to come here first to see if anyone has opened one of these up before. I was planing on using a flickering light from one of those electric candles. I'm not sure if it's as simple as switching out the LED or if I have to rip more parts from the candle. I appreciate any help you can give. Thanks
Posted by OX_Bigly 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I've created a resin cast of a gun (raygun) from a video game (Black ops 2) and as part of making it as authentic as possible I would like to have it emit sounds I've pulled from the game at the press of a button, much like a toy gun. I don't know where to go with the idea from here. I would like something that's relatively easy to hear and not too quite and powered by batteries. If someone could point me in the right direction as far as parts I would need to achieve this I would appreciate it.
Posted by h1web 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Just a suggestion, it would be cool if pro members had the option to rearrange the front page like you can do with iGoogle. Maybe they don't like the recent instructables at the bottom, and would rather have their comments there. Alot of people dont have macromedia flash player, which is required to view the instructables in the slideshow at the top.. I like the front page just the way it is, but some others might not. Just something to think about for the future.
Posted by kcls 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi, Im looking for advice on making a titanium ring for my girlfriend. I choose titanium because shes allergic to stainless steel. I was thinking of buying a small 3x3 plate or so so I have room to make a few if I screw up. depending on thickness..? Idk what thickness to choose. Then I would need to drill out the inside, and figure out how to size it to her finger by her size. Then I would have to just shape it somehow. sandpaper? idk. I doubt that but I dont have a lathe available.. so thats why Im here looking for advice, and then after shaping I need to use different compounds to buff and polish it right?
Posted by 'earl 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Hi everybody. recently, i went online and got a psp xmb icon editor (sorta thing) heres the english manual: http://www.pspsonywallpaper.com/psp-xmb-custom-theme.pdf the problem is, that i cant get any custom icons into it! it always gives me a error message saying that im using the incorrect file type. i have tried to make these png or tga icons in multiple image manipulation programs, such as: GIMP 2.6, photo impression 4, icofx, mspaint and dxtbmp. the only thing i havent tried is the thing mentioned in the manual: adobe photoshop. i dont have the money to buy it, and there are no free versions i know of. how can i get this to work? someone PLEASE HELP!
Asked by zack247 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
So I am the happy new owner of both a Moto Droid and a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. However these two products seem to show no love for the other, at the moment in order to both charge my phone and play music through the car speakers I am required to go through a very awkward series of steps and entangling wires that seem to be bent on strangling me. As an avid lover of customizing my own items I wondered "is there a way to make this simpler?" and realized: screw simplicity, I can make it WAY more awesome! And so my endeavor began. The Droid media dock can be interfaced into a faceplate in which you drop the Droid on it then slide it to the left, plugging in the phone into both the audio and the power. To the left of this is a smaller panel with the LED readout of what station the tuner is set to for when the radio is set to AM/FM, along with a volume dial, seek buttons, and buttons that switch the input between Aux, Cd, AM, and FM. The issue is I am a programmer at heart and have very little experience in electronics, I wrote out the binary circuitry with little to no problem, my problem is that I don't trust my novice skill when it comes to the calculations for volts and amps being received at parts of a circuit. I think this is a ridiculous project and is way more complicated than it should be, and that is why it is awesome and needs posted on Instructables! Once building really begins I will take lots of pictures and make a formal write up to put up! Thanks everyone for reading this rant/plead for help!
Posted by XCabooseO 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I was recently shipped the Photography Tips and Tricks contest prize,, it got stuck in customs in India. I've received a few prizes in the past without any problem but it probably got stuck this time because of its high value. After a discussion with the FedEx folks, the total amount including custom duty(around 25-30%) will be around 34% of the total prize value, even after I told them I'm an individual and this is a contest prize. I understand that the contest rules state that I have to pay all custom duties and any other cost incurred. Any authors here who have faced any problems with customs and if this is the expected custom duty in India(seems a tad too high)? Any declaration(such as gift or prizes) which can help reduce the duty amount?
Posted by Antzy Carmasaic 3 years ago | last reply 2 years ago