Ideas for a New Instructable

Hey everybody, I was wondering what ideas you guys had for a great instructable... I will listen to any and all requests, and your participation is greatly appreciated. Thank-you.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_DarthVader 9 years ago


Darth Vader Thriller

Someone mentioned watching stumbleupon.com when they were bored. Here's what I found and cried I laughed so hard!Darth Vader Thriller

Posted by SpinWard 10 years ago


Darth Vader Vs. Wolverine

Who wold win? How? Why? Ready... FIGHT!

Posted by Lotsa Bad Luck 6 years ago


Darth Maul LED light saber

Darth Maul LED light saber i was wanting to know from the people who built the Darth Maul LED light saber,if it looked real and if so if you could give me a pic. of it runing and one of it not runing.

Posted by coolmatt 10 years ago


Crazy Darth Vader Helmets

All these Darth-Helmets are part of a traveling exhibition known as "THE VADER PROJECT"" The Vader Project is curated by Dov Kelemer and Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys. Kelemer and Marks gathered close to 100 of the hottest underground and pop surrealist painters, artists , and designers to participate. Each artist was given a 1:1 scale authentic prop replica of the actual Darth Vader helmet used in the Star Wars films. Each helmet served as a blank canvas for each artist to paint, design, mash up, and customize. "Hundreds more photos here !

Posted by =SMART= 9 years ago


Darth Maul LED light saber

I was wanting to know from the people who built the Darth Maul LED light saber,if it looked real and if so if you could give me a pic. of it runing and one of it not runing.

Posted by coolmatt 10 years ago


K'nex Spider-man Web-Shooter

I made a k'nex Gun that does not require the power of a spring or rubberband; It's made purely out of k'nex. I didn't really know what to call it, but I got the idea after I noticed that when holding it, it looks like you're shooting webs like Spider-man. I got the idea when I was watching a History Channel program about historical assassinations, and a famous gun that was examined was a gun that shoots when you make a hand-shaking gesture. The k'nex gun shoots about 30 feet. It also has an auto-ejecting shell, but it's single shot. You also have to load the bullet in cartridges. Baed on the definition, do you Instructablers think that this would be a worthy Instructable, or should it stay as a forum? P.S. I'll have pictures of it up soon.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_DarthVader 9 years ago


To Whom it May Concern

To Whom it May Concern:I recently discovered a website dedicated to knex: http://www.knextoyzone.com/. However, on this website I found three familiar guns found on Instructables and KnexInnovation. Two are Dsman's, and one is Loosewire's. They are found by clicking on "Gallery" amd then the subcategory "Guns". If you didn't post these guns and knew nothing of this, please speak now and maybe we can e-mail the creator of this website that their users are commiting plagiarism. Thank-you for your time.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_DarthVader 9 years ago


welcome to the dark side

Welcome new ones

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


knex storage

Can some one make a knex storage 'ible??

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


K'nex Ball Machines

I've noticed that there has been a recent rise of ball machines being made by the k'nexers. I think this is great. I personally love ball machines and have made 4 of them. I am currently working on a 5th one which is approximately 170 cm. or 67 inches tall. It has 4 paths so far. Comment if you are currently building or planning a ball machine.

Posted by jollex 9 years ago


knex forum

I have made a forum for all things knex, custom or not and im holding a gun contest there toolink

Posted by Darth Trainman 11 years ago


Project Q

Heres project Q tell me how ya like it new sighting system

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


my new true trigger uzi knex

My true trigger uzi

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


knex rbg with wierd trigger system

This is my rbg wit a wierd trigger system

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


knex chainsaw

This is my knex chainsaw plz tell me if i should post and plz dont be mean

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


I need an idea!

I need an idea that hasnt been made yet something challenging please post an idea

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


your new or upcoming machines

Pics videos or whatever you want just post something about your new machine

Posted by Tom Buckey 9 years ago


my new nose ring

My new nose ring u also get to see part of my face ;)

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


shopping cart car thing

This is a forum for me to post my ideas on a shopping cart car that im designing

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


SPAZ-12 knex shotgun

This forum is about my spaz-12 knex shotgun it is pump action auto reload and true trigger

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


knex M16

Here it is my knex M16 auto reload,true trigger,and its cool! : ) plz tell me if i should post

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


need help with knex roller coaster

Can a knex coaster expert make an 'ible on making custom coasters plz the guillotine

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


My Newest Knex Gun project z

This is my newest knex gun. It is a REAL bolt action and has two modes sniper and assault

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


im trying to make a handle in clip 45 cal knex replica

So i need some suggestions plz

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


coming soon: How To Fake A UFO Picture

Coming soon how to fake ufo photos so well not even photo experts can tell if its real or fake

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


school

Well I'm pushing back the release of my new instructables because of school but don't worry they will be published in a month or so

Posted by darth acexxacer 9 years ago


Avatar Making

Hey guys, if you want a cool new avatar just let me know. I made this one for mad mick after he wanted to get one from oblivitus ~~Mad Mick~~ ~~DJ Radio~~ ~~Darth Gecko Man~~ ~~Jollex~~ Oompa Loompa

Posted by ajleece 9 years ago


Hover shoes need your opinion

Do you think that hover shoes like the one in this video could be real if they are i might spend my christmas money on them i see many coments like this "i tried them and they work!!" but idk

Posted by darth acexxacer 9 years ago


my broken hand

I broke my left hand now get ready to laugh...i slammed it in an old '77 cadilac door (OUCH). i cracked my 1st knuckle dislocated my index finger and fractured my bone that goes from your knuckle to your wrist (OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW)

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


I'm Back!

I'm back and with more ideas then ever i have a couple things in the works including but not limited to 1. how to fake a u.f.o. picture guide 2. how to survive a realistic zombie invasion scenario 3. improved Pocket Rocket Launcher if i get permission from zjharva probably more

Posted by darth acexxacer 9 years ago


tec-9 style knex gun

This is a forum about if i should post my tec-9 knex gun. its a block trigger(08 edition is true trigger), 10+ (08 edition is 25+)round clip, and its bolt action(08 edition has a recoil dampening spring)

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


electric scooter please help

Ok i just got a junk scooter and i have it running on a pair of car batteries and i wanna know how i can completely pimp it out and make it go at least 30-40 m/h (48-64 k/h) ya so if you can help me plz do so

Posted by darth acexxacer 9 years ago


my knex builder awards

Best replicators: trauts,the dunkis, ironman 69 best rifle builders: benfoxg,mepain viccie,the jamalam, darth gecko man,dsman best pistol builders: Iac, viccie,trauts, oblitivius best cannon builders: Iac, winchester shotgun, viccie best shotgun builder: oblitivius best builders overall: viccie, Iac ,mepain,dsman, oblitivius and dath gecko man most innovative builders: mepain, viccie ,IAC ,ironman 69.

Posted by Knex_Gun_Builder 9 years ago


DGM's Blazer Sniper Rifle

I am reviewing Darth Gecko Man's latest sniper! What to expect: Strength: 8/10 Why: Small chance it will break. Range: 7/10 Why: Too effected by wind with the original bullet Looks: 8/10 Why: Looks good. It is nice and small. Parts: Handle: 5/10 Why: Way too small. Cant fit my hand Stock: 0/10 Why: No Stock!!!! Barrel: 0/10 Why: No Barrel! Fake barrel: 8/10 Why: Works easily and look good Bipod: 0/10 Why: No bipod!!! (This is not necissary. I am just noting that it does not have one. Please no more argueing) Modability: 10/10 Why: This gun is very easy to modify and would be great for beginners to play around with. Even I made a mod of it by adding a stock and moving the front handle to the rear and making the rear handle part of the stock. In the end: Erganomics are not too good. Feels too small. BUT in a knex war it would be good not as a sniper but as a secondary weapon. The trigger system cant hold too much pressure but for a medium range weapon it is good Creator: Darth Gecko Man Gun: Blazer v1 Sniper Rifle

Posted by ajleece 9 years ago


Project U (Knex Ball Machine)

This is the second ball machine I made. I did not post my first one because it was 2 feet tall and had only one path. I am still pretty much a beginner at making ball machines. I am not going to post this because pretty much everthing is from from Darth Trainman's instructables How To Make A Ball Machine and The Ultimate Guide to K'nex Ball Machine Elements. I have made a video and posted it on photobucket and YouTube.

Posted by jollex 9 years ago


Software for slicing 3d model into layers for printing, cutting and assembly from card, layer by layer

I've been looking for software to slice up some 3d models I've made in 3ds max, and i know there are Pepakura model unfolders but the shapes are quite curved and a pepakura model wouldn't shape up right. So I'm looking for software that can cut a 3d model into variable layer height for printing on card and assembling like a 3d sculpture ( see Darth Vader - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ciberdoc/3895118480/ ). Any ideas?

Posted by Pink_wolf 6 years ago


3 year old explains Star Wars in 90 seconds

This is just too cute. The video is of a 3 year old little girl explaining Star Wars very entertainingly. She mentions "a garage sale, but with robots" and explains that "the shiny guy always worries". Oh, and she warns not to mess with Darth Vader - he'll get ya! As she says, it's an exciting movie.I must admit to having never seen any Star Wars (so I can't vouch for its accuracy) - but hey, after watching this video, I don't need to! :D

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Best Knex sniper

Here are the rules. The sniper must be your own and it must be rated over 3. They will be judged on range, pierceing, accuracy, and amount of pieces. I will need a judge or two for each. The winner will recieve 5* and will be on my Bect of Instructables 2008 instructable. If you want to enter post your sniper on the comment area.Enterants- DJ Radio's knex SPEC-9 sniper rifle T36 Long Range sniper by Darth Gecko Man Kakurito's DragonavJudges- Heat-Seeker Volenteer on the comments if you have a lot of pieces and free time to build.Range-Pierceing-Accuracy-Amount of Pieces (lower is better)-

Posted by Electroinnovation 9 years ago


Knexers quiz 2

Check out the first picture quiz for all the details.   ONLY ANSWER 1 TO MAKE IT FAIR ON OTHERS! THE FIRST ONE IS AN EXAMPLE OF MY NAME. 1. Hill + Yard sale + Dudel + (Z) (Hiyadudez) 2. 3. Banned + Anatomy + Invent + (OR) (Congrats Knexfreek) 4. Bar + (T) + Boyzone (Congrats Dsman195276) 5. Darth vader + train + Man (Congrats coolbas3) 6. King + Let + Tick (Congrats Agent harmsy) 7. 8. Smirnoff + Bruce Lee (Congrats TheDunkis) 9. Three + Slam dunk + Kiss (Congrats Kairah) 10. Wii + Kick + (Y) (Congrats Smilee) Sorry this is messy, I have to gooooooooooooo!

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago


FX-9 Sniper Rifle

Here it is, The one the only FX-9 Sniper rifle!!!This is the first of five in the FX-9 series. This has been my secret project for the last 2 1/2 months. Here are the pros and cons: Pros: Range 70-80 feet weighs 5 1/2 Pounds sturdy reliable new trigger design 11 layer design cons: uses a lot of pieces no mag bad bipod but if I post I will make a different one Now that you know about it tell me what you think. Should I post it?

Posted by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago


knex vulcan mini gat

Ok this will be the best thing out of knex,but i need some help.I have an idea for the gear box and twisting pivoting stand,but thats about it i want it to be like a real one with a mag 4-8 barrels that cock themselfs using a rail system so if you have any ideas(especialy knex masters like mepain mykhailo or killerk or any other person)please post soon i think i have an idea for a way to make it have only one mag wat will happen is at the end of the mag there will be a ledge that holds them in place then when the barrel comes around it can grab it with a special tooth attachment and then gravity will pull it down into the barrel(no idea on how to build yet) pic 1 real thing pic 2-3 gear box

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago


Knex Ball Machine Video + Pictures!!!

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBL8ZZ62Ysc This is a knex ball machine i made a while back which i just never got round to filming so here it is Paths: 7/8 if you count the race element as two Pieces: Used about 6500 Elements: i think 15 in total 13 different and i created one or two my self I sure i owe a lot of people credit so if you think you deserve credit because you've seen something that you made or whatever don't get stressed out just post a comment and i will put your name below Credit: Darth Trainman   I havn't thought of a name yet so any sugestions would be much obliged if anyone has any ideas

Posted by The_Lost_Carrot 7 years ago


TKCC - 2 contestants needed!!!

The TKCC (the knex class championship) is a contest with 15 entrants, including me, and three impartial Judges to judge every one of the 5 rounds to see who is the greatest knex builder. The 5 round elimination process is as follows: Round 1 - 3 people off 2 - 3 people off 3 - 3 people off 4 - 3 people off 5 - 2 people off, final winner! The first 14 people that enter will be contestants, and anyone can enter for judging too. ENTRANTS 1.The Jamalam 2.Snipercrazed 3.I_am_Canadian 4.yannyboy 5.Benfoxg 6.Barrax 7.rofl495 8.dsman 195276 (I hope that's right!) 9.loyamann123 10.Dj Radio 11.Knexgunner 12.Knexguy 13.Ajleece 14.--- 15.--- JUDGES 1.(head judge)Bartboy 2.King_Banana 3.Darth Gecko Man When all contestants are chosen, Round one shall be chosen by our head judge Bartboy!

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago


The New Knex Innovationists Tournament - T.N.K.I.T (Sign-Up)

Welcome to the new competition on www.instructables.com!People who are new to K'nex but have some sublime ideas, can enter in this competition to get their "K'nex Career" started!Everyone is allowed, no limit to the number of contestants but;Enter before June - 28 - 2009, or else you can't join anymore.Good luck.Number of contestants atm:26Contestants:- St J- Millawi Legend- Kairah- Shadowninja31- Silentassasin21- DarthVader- (Atlas)- Jollex- ZakS95- Knexguy- 222222222539- Killer SafeCracker- LordSnipe- Owen-mon-82397- Cj81499- The Jamalam- Dj Radio- KillerPanda- Heat-Seeker- Serial-Cricket- Yannyboy- Katarukito- Ajleece- Knex Mad- Knexmaster7000- Darth Gecko ManNOTE:This round is just for entering in the contest.You don't have to build anything yet.After 28 June 2009, the actual building rounds start.And no, i'm not gonna tell you in a PM what the round is, you cheatz (lol)!UPDATE:You can't join anymore.Click the link down below for the first round.https://www.instructables.com/community/The-New-Knex-Innovationists-Tournament-TNKIT/

Posted by Skreetsha 9 years ago


The Grand Knexpert Tournament (TGKT)

The Grand Knexpert Tournament has started. The first challenge for all of the contestants is to make a knex gun. Yes that's right, just make a knex gun. Your gun will be judged by power, reliability, ease of use, and looks. You have to have an instructable or a video for your gun. In the video you have to demonstrate the power, ease of use, and reliability. Slide shows and forum topics are not permitted. You cannot enter a knex weapon that has already been posted, but you can enter one that you are designing right now. The top 8 will move on and the rest will be out.DEADLINEYour gun has to be entered by November 10th, 2008.How to EnterJust post a link to your instructable, slide show, etc.REVISED List of contestants1.TheDunkis [ENTRY]2.Dsman1852763.I_Am_Canadian [ENTRY]4.Jollex [ENTRY]5.Trauts [ENTRY]6.Bakenbitz [ENTRY]7.Dutchwarlord [ENTRY]8.The Jamalam [ENTRY]9.S0lekiller [ENTRY]10.Katarukito [ENTRY]11.Knexguy 12.The_Burrito_Master13.Darth Gecko Man [ENTRY]14.Pineapplebobthegreat15.Oompa-Loompa [ENTRY]16.Viccie.B1993 [ENTRY]17.Dutchj [ENTRY]18.Yerjoking [ENTRY]19.Bartboy [ENTRY]20.Shadowninja31 [ENTRY]

Posted by jollex 9 years ago


Top 50 2008: Commenters

The year 2008 brought us a lot of new things. Thousands more Instructables to talk about and there was plenty of maker-related items in the news that were discussed in the forums. To see just how much everyone was talking about, well, everything, we crunched the numbers to see who was making the most comments on Instructables and the forums. Below you can see a chart and a list of the top 50 commenters from 2008.Enjoy!Instructable Comments     Member Instructable Comments 1   GorillazMiko 4118 2   I_am_Canadian 3116 3   killerjackalope 2743 4   dsman195276 2716 5   Oompa-Loompa 2243 6   LinuxH4x0r 2210 7   The Jamalam 2077 8   Kiteman 2012 9   admin 1981 10   Plasmana 1955 11   DrWeird117 1834 12   Derinsleep 1785 13   DJ Radio 1644 14   Viccie.B1993 1521 15   gmjhowe 1479 16   AnarchistAsian 1372 17   bannana inventor 1296 18   Bartboy 1277 19   cowscankill 1266 20   Oblivitus 1213 21   apples!!!!! 1177 22   knex_pls 1107 23   =SMART= 1088 24   the_burrito_master 1035 25   PineapplebobTheGreat 1026 26   _Ko0LaiD_ 962 27   knex_builder_freak 944 28   alex-sharetskiy 936 29   Adrian monk 915 30   thermoelectric 866 31   bumpus 858 32   codongolev 835 33   randofo 823 34   joejoerowley 781 35   TheDunkis 779 36   Weissensteinburg 771 37   canida 760 38   knexguy 717 39   craz meanman 694 40   Goodhart 681 41   Gjdj3 659 42   Darth Gecko Man 651 43   Grey_Wolfe 645 44   Storm950 637 45   shooby 631 46   PKM 627 47   thebboy 596 48   Skate6566 593 49   RocketScientist2015 574 50   Superjustin18 560 Forum Comments     Member Forum Comments 1   Goodhart 10161 2   Kiteman 6049 3   Adrian monk 5291 4   killerjackalope 4541 5   DJ Radio 3327 6   NachoMahma 3263 7   RocketScientist2015 3081 8   Keith-Kid 2960 9   Skate6566 2827 10   Plasmana 2347 11   skunkbait 2153 12   bumpus 2127 13   guyfrom7up 2124 14   LinuxH4x0r 2111 15   tech-king 2052 16   Labot2001 1919 17   Doctor What 1868 18   dsman195276 1867 19   Weissensteinburg 1833 20   GorillazMiko 1672 21   AnarchistAsian 1669 22   Sunbanks 1503 23   Chicken2209 1458 24   whatsisface 1426 25   kelseymh 1383 26   I_am_Canadian 1381 27   caitlinsdad 1324 28   thermoelectric 1301 29   ll.13 1185 30   zachninme 1177 31   =SMART= 1177 32   Spl1nt3rC3ll 1142 33   jessyratfink 1132 34   TheDunkis 1131 35   gmjhowe 1088 36   westfw 1085 37   Superjustin18 1081 38   Tool Using Animal 987 39   Brennn10 980 40   gmoon 948 41   n8man 827 42   Big Bwana 824 43   chooseausername 807 44   Patrik 796 45   Darth Gecko Man 783 46   Derinsleep 745 47   Bran 745 48   The Jamalam 733 49   CameronSS 690 50   alex-sharetskiy 664

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


(newsletter) Plush Vader, Altoids Bread, Fix a Broken Ethernet Plug

Sign-up for this newsletter: September 17, 2009 Welcome back! Digital Days Photo Contest - Show us your best photo trick, tip, or homemade gadget to win a new Sony digital camera! Converse Back to School in Style Contest - Make or customize anything school-related and win a gift card so you can make your own custom Converse shoes! VOTE NOW: Both SINGER Kids Crafts Contest and Forbes Teach Me Fast Contest are in the voting phase. Vote for your favorites! Winners announced for the Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest! See who won! Want faster updates and inside info? Follow @instructables on Twitter! Want faster updates and inside info? Become a fan on Facebook! Make a Twitter Watcher Repair a Broken Ethernet Plug Altoids Tin Bread Make a Dress from a Button-Down Shirt Win a pair of custom Converse shoes! Vote for your favorites! Light A Grill In 30 Seconds Plastic Bottle Funnel Take Great Close-Up Photos Personalize Shoes with Acrylic Beneficial Bug Houses Plush Darth Vader Action Figure Make Band-aids in the Woods Desk with Old Wooden Crate Drawers Vote now! Win a digital camera! Candle Powered Hot Air Balloon Recycled 5 Gallon Bucket Wall Embroidery From Digital Artwork Keep Your Razor Blades Sharp Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Knex Ball machine Twister - TGKTR3 Entry - Now with video!

Wohoo!I finally finished my ball machine. Its by far my biggest build, eating thousands of pieces and many hours. I'm happy with the result though. It features a few larger elements, such as the "Yin Yang" as seen on KI, a switching element made of ball switchers, a large spiral bowl, a big arm dropper and a 2 stage element. All together it comes to over 90 feet of track!The other main part of this ball machine is the lift mechanism, called "switchers" (I think...)They are really cool. One of the drawbacks is that they require a fair bit of energy to work, so I had to gear my motors down t have enough torque. So its a bit slow, but I think its well worth it.But enough of my biased intro, have a look for yourself!Oh yeah, and thanks to The knex weasel, darth trainman, shadowman39, I used their ideas in this ball machine. Also thanks to Gortess, whom I borrowed a few pieces from.Other cool facts...Took a month and a bit to buildTook 2 hours to take apartUses 7000 piecesHas over 90 feet of track!Enjoy!The video has arrived! Sorry for the wait. Hope you enjoy it.Here's the direct link.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b6WTZWN23Y I had to repost the video on a different account, so your comments/ratings are gone now, sorry. For anyone interested, there was 400 views when I took it down.

Posted by I_am_Canadian 9 years ago


The How-Tos That You Do: Instructables Keep People In Step After Step After Step. - Instructables in Helio Mag

Here's an interview I did with Helio Mag in June 2007:The How-Tos That You Do: Instructables Keep People In Step After Step After Step.Perhaps your next door neighbor has an amazing recipe for apple pie, a friend (accidentally) learned how to break any padlock or hack into a university database or, better yet, you know how to make a light saber, and not just any light saber, but a dual-ended one -- la Darth Maul. It would be selfish to keep such priceless information under wraps.While there are numerous places to distribute such how-tos, it's Instructables that has a home for practically all of 'em - from 11 steps to producing an interactive multi-touch display, and building a crowd-stopping invisible bookshelf in nine, to a three-step guide to a cheap, home-made air conditioner.The site was launched in 2006 by the same innovative MIT alums who started Squid Labs, a collective that has developed over-your-head electronics (such as electrospun metallic nanowires and "E-Rope," which made TIME's Best Inventions 2005 list) and good-for the-world projects such as developing affordable eyeglasses for the Third World and custom solar power systems.These days, Instructables has upwards of two million hits a month and is truly a DIY haven where thousands of willing collaborators help each other DIY even better.From the company "control tower" in Alameda, California, Squid Lab's cofounder and Instructables CEO Eric Wilhelm spoke to Helio's Teena Apeles about demystifying processes and how everyone - including Dad - has an Instructable in them.continuedMore news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago