The Instructables Robot takes his helmet off!!

I was just walking around minding my own business and was intently looking at funny videos of cattle on my cellular telephone and i accidentally walked down a dark alley, as i reached the end i saw the inctructables robot, i move forwards to say hi and i realize he has his helmet off, after the initial shock of having my childhood hero unmasked i quickly snap some photos so i can reveal the real so called "robot" to all the scepticals out there.

Posted by duck-lemon 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Puns

I got this e-mail from my mom, Enjoy. How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb? 1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb? 2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code. 3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp! 4. Rottweiler: Make me. 5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark. 6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please! 7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation 8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture. 9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb! 10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark. 11. Chihuahua : Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or "We don't need no stinking light bulb." 12. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares? 13. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle... 14. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry. How many cats does it take to change a light bulb? Cats do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is: "How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner, and a massage?" ALL OF WHICH PROVES, ONCE AGAIN, THAT WHILE DOGS HAVE MASTERS, CATS HAVE STAFF! It had pictures, but I can't figure out how to get them off my e-mail. If anyone knows how tell me please, and i'll repost with pictures.

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Multi Touch Pad. Would this design work?

Found this video on how to make a multi-touch table for your PC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQpr3W-YmcQ&feature;=fvwBut that model have 2 big problems. It's ugly and it's too high. But I really want to build one. 'Cause that is what I've always done, built my own small electronical stuff. Anyway. I've been thinking and I've designed my own model based on a webcam with a microphone. The picture says it all acctually. Do you guys think it would work, or is the cameras angle of view to small to have the height I want? Does my Size and shape seems resonable or do I need to rethink. And about the LED's. It would be cool with red light coming up from inside it. And it would match quite good with the oak frame (have lots of Oak-pieces I can't use for something so I will make a nice frame out of it), and in the dark it would be very cool with light coming up from inside it, but that would disturb the camera by removing the dark spots created by your fingers, or am I wrong? Maybe I could put them discretely in the four corners above the table itself. AnywayWhat do you think. Possible or not?It works with a little height, but I will strip down the camera so that I can put the lens really low and not put in the whole camera.To read the text on the picture you have to view them in full size.

Posted by UltraSquirrel 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Something to block office lighting?

The office building where I work has a conference room that has 4 fluorescent light units, each measuring 28” by 44”.  The problem is, one of the four light units is an emergency unit, and is always turned on.  So when we want to show power point presentations, etc.  the room is never  fully dark.  With the 3 lights being off, it’s just barely dark enough, and it would be so much better not to have the light from the emergency unit.  Due to safety codes, turning off this light is not a realistic option for us.  So I was examining it today and was wondering if someone had an idea to construct some sort of temporary “cover” that we can quickly and securely place over this one light unit while we have our power point presentations?  The cover would have to be lightweight, secure (we would not want it to fall on any clients!), and I think made of some sort of fireproof material, in case someone forgets it’s up there and the heat from the florescent light tubes doesn’t cause any danger of fire.  Each light unit has this metal “grid” that I guess is meant to reflect and disperse the light in an efficient way.  This “grid” is made up of smooth 1/8” metal strips, which create 24 empty space “cells”. The inside of the cells measures 7”X5.5” and is 2.75” deep.  There is a small clearance between this metal grid and the fluorescent tube lights.  And the light unit is 10 feet off the ground. Any suggestions??  Thanks!

Posted by jim5150jvc 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I need help with building a LED flashlight

I have been building this 9volt LED flashlight but I used this LED resistor calculator and it came up with a diffrent resistor then was noted in the instructable, I bought these two leds at radio shack and a 150-Ohm 1/2 watt 5% tolerance resistor (Brown Green Brown Gold). The LED lights light up but they are not bright like a flashlight and can only be seen in the dark if you put your hand up close. Im wondering where I went wrong? This is my first time working with LEDs, Maybe the radioshack LED's are just crappy? Or do you think I got the wrong resistor?Thanks,Nick

Posted by nickh83 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Hanging onto the essence of my favorite old boots.

Okay, I've spark-tested the toes from my old boots;strong white spray, fair amount of secondary sparking...so I'm guessing a mid-range carbon steel. I'm looking to weld up blade stock with them but without a specific composition, I'm at a loss for what would be the best steel to shim into it. Tried looking up the  call-codes stamped into the toes...got nothing so guessing they're just stock-control numbers.  Does anyone have any more information on alloys used in steel toes?

Asked by Dark Solar 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Where can I recover transparant plastic plates like polycarbonate from?

I want to make a condo for rats out of an old closet. But because it is quite dark in the closet (even with the door removed), I want to replace the wooden side panels with something transparant like plexiglas or polycarbonate. But as a student I do not have much money so I want to keep is as cheap as possible. It has to be strong enough to support some shelves. I know I can always take away as much wood as I can from the sides and then cover it with al metal gauze but I find the idea with the transparant plastic more beautiful.

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


Happy Hallowe'en!

Hallowe'en has started in the UK, and, as the night progresses, the trick-or-treaters are getting older and and uglier - around dusk, we get the fairies and wizards who need their parents to reach the doorbell, as it gets later, we get the small gangs of friends, later it will be the teens who are pretending they are trick-or-treating ironically, but really they like the candy just as much... A new twist this year - our candy has small sticky rubber rats and spiders mixed in, or you might get a plastic skull-ring around the stick of a lollypop. As the darkness reaches your part of the globe, tell us; what's the best or weirdest costume you've had to your door this year?  Got to go, there's the doorbell again!

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Need help for a project with arduino? Answered

So I've to make a multi-functional garbage container, which would be solar powered, and it must have an arduino . The idea is that the container will have a servo controlled cap, which will be controlled by the arduino . The trigger for that cap should be a motion sensor, and it also must have a light sensor in order to turn on a pair of LED's when it's dark outside . I'm a noob with the arduino, so i need your help for what parts i will need and how to write the code. All those things are gonna be made for a school project and out budget is about 300$ I already have an arduino uno - so no need to buy another i think? Thanks in advance!

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


Problem with submitting Instructable to DIY Batman Costumes? Answered

Hi, my username is Folda Fett, and my problem is that when I go to submit one of my batman Instructables to the DIY Batman Costumes Instructables guide, which is run by Penolopy Bulnick, it does not work. The Instructable I am trying to submit is How to Fold an Origami Batarang From the Dark Knight. I copy my URL, and post it in the submit taskbar, but when I click submit it says Something Went Wrong! I have tried it about a dozen times different ways and with different instructables and that's all it says everytime! Please Help.

Asked by Folda Fett 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Bugs of Instructables in IE browser10

When openning instructables in Internet Explorer 10 - I get two types of Bugs. 1.- If I open the YOU tab I get the dropdown menú but part of it is bhind the dark ribbon 2.- When I open a Project ont the topics and the headers I get some headers displayed on top of other See Pictures of my screens I have been using the same IE for about 2 years but I had not those problems before, actually they started to appear a few weeks ago. Any hint or help or Fixing the Bugs will be welcomed. Thank you all and God Bless you Carlos Arguello

Posted by Happy2Think 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


FL Studio core utilization? Answered

My brother uses Fl Studio (Producer Edition) with too many plug-ins to count.  I don't know the the number,  just that it's many. He uses it on a 2012 Dell Desktop; Intel core i3 (3.3GHz dual core with hyper-threading) , 6GB of RAM, very basic.  My question is, how many cores can Fl Studio use with so many plug-ins? Up to Six? Eight maybe? I know it should be able to use a quad up. ...And just for the hell of it, his artist Youtube and Facebook pages: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShelterdOfficial?feature= https://www.facebook.com/Shelterd

Asked by The Dark Lord 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


i need some help with My science fair project ?

I picked my sci project and have been working on it for 3 weeks now my subject is what habitat does basil grow the best in? my variables are 1 controll plant put in sunny area with regular amount of water 2 poluted water plant 3 LED light source and good ventilation plant 4 encanced water plant with artificial food in a dark box with a crack of light and my partner Melrose is doing what type of water do plants grow the best in types of water she is testing Tap distilled pure spring

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


Do you have any ideas for the use of LEDs for a performing band?

I play in a Metal band and we are often on a dark stage so I figured LEDs would make a great addition to the stage array. I am thinking along the lines of mic stands and possibly some good ideas for speaker cabinets and so on. Please let me know every single idea that you can possibly imagine. If you need to see some photos of what our gear looks like on stage send me a message here and I will send you a link for photos. Thanks so much!

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


Replacement minibike engine? Answered

I have a 2006 Mini Baja Minibike(http://www.bajamotorsports.com/categories/minibikes/products/WR65_baja-warrior-mini-bike) with more than a few problems. As of now, it won't even start, and I can't find the problem. I've cleaned anywhere that fuel goes, air filter, exhaust, and adjusted the carb,  it still doesn't start. When it was running, it didn't even idle. So I'm wondering, would an engine swap with this: http://www.harborfreight.com/engines-generators/gas-engines/212-cc-ohv-horizontal-shaft-gas-engine-epa-69730.html engine work? It seems almost identical; but I"m not sure.

Asked by The Dark Lord 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to build a portable solar gain heater?

What I have in mind would be....a frame with wheels, with plexiglas on the front, black on the back, air intake on the bottom, black stacks of aluminum cans inside to funnel heat upward....and a flexible hose at the top to carry heated air into the house....not quite sure how to rig that up. See, I've noticed that the outside of my dark green garage door will be hot to the touch even on a winter day, if it's sunny. But, the garage door is insulated and of course, the heat stays outside. This would have to be portable though, to roll away during non-winter, and in the rain...which since I lve in the Pacific Northwest, would be more often than not.

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


Turning On an old PSU - When all failed

Hey there ! I have this old psu that came from an HP NetServer, Delta DPS-350EB, an old AT form psu and i just can't get it to turn on manually. I have a Dark Blue wire bundled with a ground that's coming from a ''pwr ON'' labeled pin in the psu, when shorted the psu come alive for 2 seconds then shut back off. I tried putting a load (CD drive) on the 5v with no success. Tried shorting all the other cable (those that i know aren't 3v, 5v, 12v + or -) with no succes. Anyone got an idea? Thanks Bill

Posted by wbzial 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Hidden Proximity Sensor

Hey guys, I am trying to find a method of creating a hidden proximity sensor that would work similarly to a laser i.e. if the line of sight is broken then an output can be achieved, but without actually using lasers. There are a few problems, the sensor will be in a dark space and will have some smoke blown through the line of sight (lasers would be seen). I want the sensors to be hidden, so they will have to be mounted out of sight, but as they will be used in a relatively open space, i imagine this will mean on the ceiling. This will mean that they will have to detect all the way to the floor, so the range will probably have to be at least 8 feet. Does anybody have any ideas? i'd really appreciate any input. Neal

Posted by nezhead 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Help with a sun jar idea? Answered

 So recently I saw the 'ible on here about how to make a sun jar, which I think is really awesome, and I want to make one now... The question I have though, is if anybody knows how to make a circuit, without programming that will make the light raise and lower in intensity, so basically, it has a very slow pulsate but it never turns off and doesn't go super dark either... I have been trying to address this problem myself for some time, but haven't come up with a clever solution yet. --Thanks!!

Asked by arhodes18 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


NIMBY Party

NIMBY made it into their brand new 64,000 sq. ft. space and they're throwing a party!Live Music | Incredible Art | Giant Sculpture in a new space for the world famous NIMBY.WITH SPECIAL GUESTSBoy Chaous, Big Daddy, Dj Caine, Derailleurs, Los Banos, The Disgusting Spectacle, The Turks, Therm Robots, Tilt a hurl, Fluff grrl, It's so $$$$, Carp Van, Cookie Mongoloid, Orion Fredricks, Phat Man Dee, Goat Man Dan, X TEN, & Binky.February 21st, 2008Doors open at dark. $10 Donation.NIMBY8410 Amelia St. Oakland, CA94621http://www.nimbyspace.org

Posted by noahw 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Deep Green Plexiglass?

I am wanting to build a lamp as homage to the Nickelodeon Guts trophy. I have everything planned out how I want it. I will build the base out of MDF and cover it in black felt, the top will be plexiglass with some sort of light source on the inside of the plexiglass box. My problem is, I have no idea how to tint/color the plexiglass a deep (not dark) enough green as to not see the light source when it is switched off, but translucent enough to light up and cast a green light. Anyone have any ideas? I have seen online where you can order colored plexiglass, but that will get expensive very quickly.

Posted by skane2 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Last Meal

I'm a television junkie and I recently watched an episode of King of the Hill in which Dale, Bill, Boomhauer and Khan get together to make what would be their last meal, if they knew they were going to be executed the next day.  I was thinking about this....what would my last meal be? A Japanese bento with tonkatsu, teriyaki chicken, tempura veg, various sushi, Grandma's green chile, and her black mole (mo-lay) and my Mom's rice......and some Ghiradelli dark chocolate. What would your last meal be? I think I want to get some friends together and do my own "Last Meal Party."....In time for Halloween.

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


hiddent IR message - can anyone test this?

I am just wondering if this particular idea works. Just get a mirror(or maybe even better a retro reflective surface for camera flashes) and using a black marker... write a message on it After that Place a infrared passing filter on top of the message... it shall look black Now take a photo of it with flash inside a dark room... and also a photo of the object in a very sunny day outside. (keep note to take it from different angles.) Once you done that... tell us if it works! :) Another idea to see if it works is to replace the mirror with white paper... perhaps it may better scatter the sunlight for daytime use.

Posted by akimbo m 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Does anybody know how to fix an economic light bulb from blinking?

I've started changing the light bulbs at home. I want to use economic ones like the one in the picture. The only problem that I have is that when I turn off the light , the bulb starts blinking. I have a power switch similar to the one in the picture. It has a little lamp behind the red dots that goes on when you turn out the light. It helps you find the switch in the dark. I heard from someone that the blinking is related to this lamp. Does anybody know how to fix this? without removing the little lamp in the switch

Asked by ZoDo 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


10th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver

Attention all Doctor Who fans! Here is something that ought to get you all thinking - the 10th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver (which works in the dark... heh heh, get it? Only Whovians would get that...). The original idea came from my youngest brother, who is a big Doctor Who fan, and while this "replica" is not very accurate (it is hard to get very accurate with such K'NEX pieces as I have), it does look pretty good all the same. What do you guys think? -The Red Book of Westmarch

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What I've been up to lately.

1-3 H&K; MP5A5. Got the mag, and barrel done. The mag is removable, and holds 18 dark grey connectors. 4 Organizing my K'nex! (that's merely half of it, sadly) 5-8 K'nex coaster with tube supports, I'm guessing it'll be done in about a month. 9-10 K'nex fan, it goes super fast. (The blades are temporary) 11-22 Noreastern (super big storm, google it) came! About 2-3 feet of water in the back road, fuddled basements, fallen trees, and more! I had a video, but Ilost it. If I find it, I'll put it on Youtubw.

Posted by Owenmon 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


GUI game help needed

Here is my question, its a technical problem so am trying to simplify it as much as possible. So what I am trying to do might sound a bit weird. Here is image that is needed for following explanation. http://tinyurl.com/p5g88mu I want to use GUI to create a 2D game with grid of points. Now in that grid, I have some existing data point.( light green) and rest are missing ( not shown but one of the example missing point is shown in orange). Now I want to fill up all the missing data points by using a few light green points. Default case is the 4 light green points shown by arrows at the intersection of the arrows and the red and blue lines. Lets say I select a missing data point it should turn orange or red and all the light green data points corresponding to that should become dark green. Now I should be able to toggle between light and dark green data points and customize a set for each missing data point. I want to do this for all missing data points one by one. Lets say that this is the game I want to build in python GUI. I wanted to ask if anyone can help me get started. I use python a lot but never did any GUI. I looked up web GUI examples they all seem quite simplistic and no where as complex. Python is what I am comfortable with but if this can be done using some other language I am willing to try. Any help you can give is highly appreciated.

Asked by Agreevedlama 4 years ago


What counts as "building" a flashlight? (flashlight contest)

I have a question about the flashlight competition as I don't find the rules very clear. I'll try to explain my view of the rules through some ibles that are entered. In no way do I wish to judge the  coolness, build of the ible nor the ible itself so keep that in mind. I also don't mean to target these ibles in any way I'm just using them as examples. If they are following the rules of the contest I wish them the best of luck. My question is: "as we need to use or build a flashlight what counts as building one?" For example the illuminate your fingers ible . Can this be considered a flashlight? I mean it ofcourse lights up in the dark but can it be considerd a flashlight by just lighting up the dark? Another example is the steampunk Aethersaber . It's a sword that lights up. Is it a flashlight? My last example is the recharge your glow-stick ible. Can a glow-stick be considerd a flash light? So that's basicly my question. Do these ibles count as making a flashlight or not? I'm currently building a project of my own that I hope to get entered before the deadline. And in that project I'll be using a flashlight without any modding so I guess that one is pretty safe. But I also had some cool ideas that involved leds and normal light bulbs. But I don't think the ible would be any good then for this contest. But after seeing the ibles I use above I'm not so sure anymore. That's why I created this topic. Regards, Michel

Posted by MichelMoermans 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


HELP PLEASE my DS is failing!!!

I've had my faithful Hot Rod Red Nintendo DS for a long time now... at least 4 years or more! A couple of years ago, my friend smashed the top screen with his forehead (don't ask...please, just don't). I sent it in to Nintendo for repairs and paid $70, and when it came back everything looked fine. This year, however, i have been noticing that something is wrong with the top screen. The colors aren't shaded right, like they don't blend into each other like they should. Also, every once in a while the screen flickers into false colors (light colors turn black, dark colors turn that freaky blue color). ALSO, every once in a while a shadow of what's happening on the bottom screen appears on the top screen. How weird is that? The best example is when I'm playing Animal Crossing, and as I'm walking around I can see a shadow of my character, the trees, buildings and everything on the top screen. They aren't colored in, just dark shadow images. It hasn't been that bad, but recently it's been becoming worse, and i'm afraid it's going to fail completely on me soon. I'd get a DS Lite, but a new DS, the DSi, is coming out sometime next year. Should I pay to get it fixed? Should I attempt fixing it myself and risk ruining it? Or should I just wait a whole year for the DSi, and hope that the screen holds out? Someone please help, my DS is pretty much my main console, and the discoloration and shadows drive me nuts when I'm playing MarioKart and such.

Posted by chrisman01 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


toy rc car steering mod

I just got a sorta good used R/C toy car for $2, pretty nice for $2, and it works too full suspension, differential drive, two speed gearbox, and the steering mechanism uses a servo but this servo has all of it's control electronics out side the gearbox and on the single PCB the car uses. I just want to hack it so that I can turn it into a 2.4ghz (freebie RF modules from cypress yay) controlled "hobby grade" car with variable speed and such this gearbox has 7 wires sticking out of it, 2 are to power the motor itself, another 2 is 6v+ and ground ( - ), the last three is a potentiometer in the mega ohms range, higher than 20 mega ohms for sure, because it goes out of my multimeter's range if it's at neutral, but goes to about 10 mega ohms when the wheels are turned now, my datasheet for my PICmicro says in the A/D converter section "The maximum recommended impedance for analog sources is 2.5 kΩ" I can't really replace the potentiometer inside the gearbox, there is room for me to fit in my own, what would you do? *add parallel resistors to the potentiometer (probably easiest) *I can have a piece of paper shaded from light to dark and have a photo resistor tell me the darkness of the paper (might get jerky) *I can probably directly attach a potentiometer outside the gearbox directly in line with the output shaft (durability issues) *or I can put a gear on the shaft and have a potentiometer above the gearbox (I would need to cut my chassis to fit it) what sounds good?

Posted by frank26080115 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do you modify a thunder strobe to make it realistic?

I have  a Cannon Thunder Strobe w/sound effects.  I would like to make it act more like a real thunder/lightening storm.  The flash from the strobe and then the roll of thunder.  Right now, out of the box, it just flashes normally and the effect plays.  It does not look like a real lightening flash with thunder.  It needs to have a major pause between lightening flashes so the thunder can roll, then silence and darkness.  I have seen it done in Halloween Spirit stores, but the employees did not know how it was done.  It was fixed up by someone else.Any help will be appreciated.Jeff

Asked by Mr. Pyre 9 years ago


RG-58/U Coax Cable (20ga)

http://www.jscwire.com/jsc_partspage.taf?_UserReference=7F00000146EBD6C317C98340B8B64C10089A&esid;=18 Part # 3170 http://www.jscwire.com/jsc_ss.taf?p=3170 Pictures if you really need it. Not sure how much is there. Reel says 1000 feet, but we've used a bunch. Shipping included in price - $50 obo - You can come down and look at it if you live in Washington, just send an e-mail to schedule a time. We ordered this from JSC Wire and Cable a long time ago and this reel was recently discovered in a deep, dark, lonely corner. We still use coax for part of our computer system, and I'm not sure why we're getting rid of this wire, but here it is.

Posted by Rainbowlaces 8 years ago


Instructables & Silhouette Live Broadcast

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 16th 10am PST EVENT PAGE (CLICK HERE)   Instructables is partnering with Silhouette, electronic cutting tools for the modern maker, for a live broadcast! Follow along as we teach you how to use the Silhouette Portrait to make several amazing Instructables. Best of all, we'll be giving away a Silhouette Portrait to a random winner at the end of the broadcast. To enter: Follow both Instructables and Silhouettes twitter page Retweet the Meerkat broadcast link (we will post this link the Monday before the broadcast) Tune into the Meerkat broadcast (we will post this link the Monday before the broadcast) Tutorials include: Glow in the Dark Lantern t-shirt Print & Cut 3D Robot Vinyl Laptop Decal  

Posted by Carleyy 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I need help with an electrical schematic

I'm working on a project where you press a normally open button that lights an amber light (represents Master), this button then lights other buttons that are lit green (represents Slave). The accompanying schematic should be fairly clear and also repeats this question. What I want to have happen is when you press one Master, the corresponding Slaves light. Release it and the board goes dark. Then if you press one of the other buttons in the Slave category, it becomes the new Master and lights up other corresponding buttons. I'm sorry if it's confusing. The project is a flow chart of sub-subsystems that when completed link to a larger tab, then that tab links to another set of subsystems finally culminating to a final result.

Posted by javajunkie1976 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How do you program yourself to receive transmissions from an external source? Is there a method of self hypnosis?

How do you enter a state of mind consistently where you are receiving transmissions so that you feel your inner ear vibrating with each download? I have experienced this randomly and want to pursue a deeper dialogue with the source. Is there a method of self hypnosis? What is this dimension i've experienced and why is it completely dark, yet can psychically communicate with a loved one or listen to a spirit guide singing? Is there an extra dimension where others with similar experiences go to meet? I've always felt that there is something out there i'm searching for...

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


Spore (the pc version) trouble, help?

I bought Spore almost immediately after it was put out in stores. I was able to play it for about a month without any problems. One day, when I went to play it, I put the disk in and it started to load ( by this I mean the screen went dark), but then, a little box came up and said "Spore has encountered a problem and needs to close...". I have tried almost everything, asking the gaming store, rebooting the computer, etc. but nothing works. I can't even get to the main screen, it always comes up with the box. Is it a problem with my computer or the game? Is there a patch out there that could help? Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, can it be fixed? Thanks!

Asked by DELETED_afw11 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


LED Keyboard

Ok guys and girls, I have a pretty neat idea I want to try. I was playing my favorite PC game at like 3 am and I wanted to play in the dark but I couldn't because my keyboard is black and I couldn't see it, so a great idea hit me... I want to pull apart my keyboard and but some LEDs in it so when I plug it in LEDs light up the board behind the keys. my only real problem though is knowing where to attach the wires from the LEDs to the board so I don't need and external power source... So if anyone is out there and have the same idea or maybe even have done this please let me know!!!

Posted by animal0307 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


LED lit knex target

Besides the name this has nothing to do with music. most people on instructables has well found out that there are two main groups of people on insructables( but there are a lot of people that like other things!). knex lovers and LED lovers(or electronic lovers). well i am a big fan of both and i found a way to combine them into one insructable. its a knex terget that light up using LEDs when you shoot it! i will post pics of it but i am having a hard time geting a good pic of it( you can only see the LEDS in a pic when it is dark and you can only see the knex when it is light.

Posted by dsman195276 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


solar powered street address lighted leds around $10

I've seen whats out there crap this is quality and cheap looks great can read address on both sides half a block away complete darkness. on a good day of sun it will last dust to dawn. if cloudy maybe half. rains like the dickens all day maybe it might turn on? anybody interested in project. if enough people than will do it. Just a little problem if it wasn't for my disabilaties that gets in my way of working and thinking I would just do it. but it would be worth it. If I do it I will show plenty of pictures and the few things you do to make something that just the solar panel should cost.

Posted by caissex2 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Xbox 360 Spring Showcase 2008 - GOW2, Fable 2, Banjo Kazooie 3 and more!

Xbox.com - Press InfoCrapload of new information and screenshots for...+ Gears of War 2+ Fable 2+ Ninja Gaiden 2+ Too Human+ Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise + Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts+ Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode OneThe links on the left are videos inside of ZIP archives, the links on the right are normal pages with info and screenshots.I can't get any of the videos because I'm on dial-up, can someone tell me what happens in the Banjo Kazooie one? That's the only one I care about anyway.

Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Clock Powah! (power)

Clock idea = out!any other idea for a higher torque clock-like motorhere's a very very brief photo of my idea. The light gray is the rotatingfood area and would be push by the dark gray (white out!) motor. the yellowthing is a hatch. It was just for me to write my thoughts down and I know the hand will run into the wall and everything. The sloped rectangleis a ramp on the inside so the food turbine will move spilling down theramp into the bowl. Also the big hand is actually the hour hand, I drewa small minute hand to show it was a clock, This has it worked so it willfeed every 12 hours and needs to be refilled every day.I don't really need any critique just answers for now '"

Posted by Chicken2209 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


K'nexecutioner 2.0 - "Cyclone"

EDIT: Cyclone's instructable is complete.https://www.instructables.com/id/E43XRBSF2ZL52WN/It works in the same way as the K'nexecutioner, but is much better designed.- More power - safely uses double the rubber bands of each barrel as the first K'nexecutioner- One-handed Uzi configuration inspired by the Perfect Dark weapon "Cyclone" (I am using two in the video)- Can use any size rod but holds onto (won't drop) blue rods. (firing all grey rods in the video)I have doubts that anyone at all built my K'nexecutioner, so I'm hoping that this one, smaller, is more possible. If you have the parts to build TWIN cyclones, though, you won't regret it!Hoo-ah! Pictures! And a new video!

Posted by Perfect Duck 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


The best way to reverse staining by copper etchant in a stainless steel sink?

So I used some of the copper etchant in aqueous solution stuff (instructables example) and a couple drips got onto my sink. I was thinking there might be two ways to minimize the appearance of these stains: 1. Could I just dremel the very surface off with a fine sandpaper/stone? 2. Could I use electrolysis in a small area to try to at least pull the copper off the sink? There is some dark staining which I assume is some acid that ate through some of the steel, but the copper is the most obvious problem. I doubt there's a good method to remove what I assume is the acid staining other than trying the dremel.

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


Knex Slide Action Gun

I have built a knex pistol with a slide on top which also has a handle mag!! it's magazine holds white rods but it can fire any ammo. sorry the pics are dark but i couldnt use flash because my battery was so low the camera was only on for about 2 seconds. 1. Old version. 2&3. New model-with new trigger. 4. View from beneath the gun. 5. View from the rear. 6. Close up at the front of the barrel and slide. 7. The gun with the slide removed. 8. The underneath of the slide. 9. The gun with the slide removed. 10. The top of the slide. 11. Gun without the slide from the rear. 12. Back of the slide when it is removed.

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


While doing electrolysis on some pennies, (Pence?) I noticed a copper coating on my + copper lead?

Is there something special about this? Also, Is this a form of electroplating? I doused some pennies in vinegar for about a week+ and tried this. On a thinner, magnet wire lead, (copper +) it had what I beleive is a dark green copper salt, that burned blue. Can anyone Identify this? Also, I changed the diameter of the lead, to about 1/16 - 1/8 (Copper lead, +) and It seemed like that lead was powder coated with copper. Is there a reason it would not be a copper salt? The other was coated with what I think is Zinc.

Asked by PKTraceur 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Car Sterio, without the stereo

So here is a question that I'm sure somebody knows how to make this work. I have a Jeep, and I never listen to the radio or have a need to play CDs. So what I want to do is rip out the stereo and mod in a female headphone jack so I can plug in my iPod. I don't see the need for a stereo anymore, so if I could just have the ipod and speakers I'd be happy. I know there is going to be at least one issue, which is the iPod wont be able to drive all the speakers, so some sort of homebrew amplifier will need to be built. Anybody already done this or at least know how to do this?

Posted by The Dark Ninja 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Spl1nt3rC3ll's Artwork

I'm not quite sure about this to be honest, but I'm thinking about selling my art. I would like to know if there is any interest in my art at all, or if I'm shooting in the dark. I don't know the prices, so if you are interested, name a reasonable price and we'll work it out. My website is below if you would like to browse. Most of the stuff on there is a few years old, but there are some new pieces. I've got paintings and pottery. Note: the website editor I use crashed, so I cannot update the site. Updates will be placed here. http://www.smithartwork.com/The close-up of the Hand shows the neat emerald fraction effect of the glaze. This is a slideshow of some recent pottery: https://www.instructables.com/id/Pottery/Below is a video of my most recent project:

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Hard Drive Failure Advice? Answered

Our family PC was on and running today, but when I left for a minute and came back; it was at a pure black screen that simply said "Hard Drive Failure" (similar to below, substituting my message in quotes). When I tried to reboot, it got stuck at the "Dell" startup screen, and wouldn't boot into the HDD from BIOS; although it did recognize it. Powered it off, left it for an hour; and it booted up. However, it did hit a "Windows Error Recovery" screen, and has been for a while now upon a boot up here and there. The computer is three years old. Should I ignore it, or replace it (the HDD) asap? My guts say better safe than sorry, but extra input couldn't hurt anyway.

Asked by The Dark Lord 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


My Hydrochloric acid and Hydrogen peroxide etchant goes red without any copper in it. How come?

I recently tried making acid cupric chloride etchant; however, my batch always goes a darkish red colour as soon as i mix the two together even when i haven't added any copper. I've been using 3% hydrogen peroxide from a pharmacist and 30% HCl From Bunnings. All the stuff was fresh and in dark plastic bottles. The container i put it into is plastic. It still etches but it's nearly impossible to see if the copper is etched away without pulling it out. Can anyone tell me what's in the mixture that's making it red and how i can correct it. Thanks

Asked by Lost in Translation 9 years ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


Oscilloscope not focusing (Telequipment DM63)

I have a Telequipment DM63 CRT storage oscilloscope, and it has been working correctly for the past few months. Usually after 5-10 minutes to warm up, I have a sharp trace on a dark screen, but recently it has stopped focusing correctly. The screen now stays fully illuminated indefinately, and the dot is stuck as a 1/4 by 1/8 rectangle. The intensity and astig controls appear to be working correctly, but the focus does not appear to be doing anything. I've found a couple of old threads on other forums suggesting that the issue is likely to be a damaged resistor between the power supply and the focus control, or noise from the power supply itself. Thanks in advance for any ideas or suggestions.

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