I'm really bored and stuck at work with nobody around and nothing to do. Somebody entertain me
Posted by chaoscampbell 11 years ago
Unfortanately, a while ago, i made a big mistake, geting vista. so before i make another one, i want some advice. internet explorer 7, 8, or should i just stick with fire fox. unfortanatley, firefoxe lets through tons of pop ups. and then of course, due to the fact of me having vista... welll... "INTERNET EXPLORER IS NOT RESPONGING, PLEASE WAIT WHILE WE SEARCH FOR A SOLUTION"
Posted by E-R-IC 9 years ago
Hi Guys, Lets see what we can do best here: I have a an old NIKON COOLPIX L100 + APPLE iPod Touch Am planning to make out a car reverse cam or probably a car video entertainment system out of it with bluetooth connectivity etc etc My car has an audio system but no reverse sensors as of now. Any ideas ?
Posted by nacho1234 2 years ago
I have been playing around with the idea of a rear projection TV as a full all in one entertainment center. As most know rear projection TV's are large and very hollow. My idea is to add a mini-ITX motherboard, a Hard drive, a webcam, 2 USB ports on the front, an IR reciever, and a multi-microphone array. I may also add IR emmiters for use with a will remote, audio ports for a surround sound system, Light sensors to adjust brightness. My TV also has a Memory Stick reader that i want to use for the computer instead. The motherboard and HDD fit in the base just right with plenty of room to stack a few drives if needed. and there is plenty of room for other accessories if needed. There is a door on the front of the TV with an extra input, with space for USB Ports. The IR reciever for the TV I think should fit a second. If not I will use some sort of repeater to split the input between the 2. although the TV's remote may not be needed at all. The Micro ITX board I have been looking at has a mini PCI port with a laptop style WIFI card, I plan so get some of the antennas used with a laptop and mount them as close to the top as I can get them. and maybe add a bluetooth/wifi card as well. The camera will be an internal laptop camera mounted at the top. The light sensor will be mounted ether on the front or on the top. (I think front will be better.) The microphones will be mounted on top near the camera. One on ether side. Thats the easy stuff. The hard part I want is for the computer to turn the TV on and off with itself. This requires something that will look at the state of the TV. (using the power LED inputs) and close the power button for a second if it needs it.
Posted by jpayton 7 years ago
Hello everyone, I want to share with all of you a presentation I made about the D.I.Y. culture. It would be awesome if you watched and shared your comments about it (please on this thread). The link to the presentation is here: http://www.slideshare.net/sliderdlfo/my-hobby-5694028 If you really really like it, you may download it from the same page. Also, I submitted it for the Best Presentation Contest at the same site, if you feel it deserves a vote you may click on the thumb up image below the play button. I hope you enjoy it, and I challenge you to name all the projects that appear on the presentation.
Posted by r_dlfo 8 years ago
Hey Instructables! My name is Michael Kelly and I'm one of two casting associates at Bray Entertainment. I am casting a Television Show about Inventors and their amazing creations for Bray Entertainment--the Co-Creators of 'Pawn Stars'. The show "American Makers" is already sold to a major Network and the wheels of production are quickly turning. We love what you all do and if you think you have an invention that is revolutionary enough to be on our show, give me a call asap at (212) 993-8528. We are looking for anything and everything and anyone and everyone. Michael Kelly Bray Entertainment 80 River Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Posted by Michael Kelly 4 years ago
In a few months, I'm going to be in a new place somewhere, and have three active computers at once, not counting laptops, and the husks of old machines. I am also running out of space for all of these things. I was trying to come up with design project to one-up my other home improvement geek friends from college, and it hit me: A TARDIS Console. Take three cheapo desks, cut the surfaces in half diagonally, and remount them on a slight angle in a hexagon. Mount the computer towers on odd segments, keyboards, phone, modem, router, etc on evens, sling a monitor on one of the segments, and throw some random sci-fi crap around it. Throw a big light or something in the center, leave some cables loose everywhere, and put a layer of appropriate paint on it. Instant TARDIS console. That's the basics of it. It wouldn't take too much money, but a bit of time to do properly, especially the angled stuff. Add a little extra cash and a lot of extra time, and maybe use plexiglass and put some LED's as backlight. Put old circuit boards under the plexiglass, maybe use an old laptop with nothing but screensaver on it on one of the panels, and put some extra time into decorating and it'll look great. Maybe even build in an amp and an old Yamaha keyboard for fun. This is just some speculation and a bit of boredom on my part. I just thought I'd throw this out there.
Posted by fluffywarthog 8 years ago
I've been working on a portable NES. (Yes, Instructable will be made.) I've got two NES boards, one is completely dead, and on the other I messed up the video. (Does not display pictures correctly.) Anyway, I know many people have old unused NES's laying in their closets. Whether it's "broken" (I.E. flashing screen) or not, I'd really appreciate if you'd give one. (Or some. :D ) No, this is not going to be a cruddy looking portable, it's going to have a transparent case, going to be really thin (1-2" thick) and not that big. 5" screen; it's going to be really great. Please donate an NES. :) And do not forget! I will make an Instructable on it! It's going to be great! :D
Posted by 1up 10 years ago
Hey Everyone, My name is Tim and I am a casting associate at Bray Entertainment, a TV production company from NYC. We are scheduling shooting for a pilot this month so we are currently looking for an adventurous couple/family out in Atlanta that would like some help on a project from some great contractors/designers! If you are interested, please follow these instructions. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them. Casting Instructions: Bray Entertainment, Co-Creators of History Channel's Pawn Stars, is currently filming a Renovation Show Pilot in Atlanta. Do you wish you had a bigger budget? Do you need help making the most out of your space? Our contracting and designer teams are up for the challenge and want to help. We are currently seeking fun couples/families open to making the most of their renovation projects and need a little extra cash to make their dream space a reality. To be considered, please provide the following information to my email at email@example.com : - Name - Contact info - Where you are located. - What space do you want us to consider? - What are the measurements of that room? - In terms of design and construction, what do you love? Hate? - Please provide a picture of yourself - Include pictures of the space as well. Thank you! Tim Rodgers 80 River St. Suite 5D Hoboken, NJ 07030 p: 212 993 8540
Posted by Christopher Bray 5 years ago
I keep seeing the word Troll in reference to something to do with negative posts. At one time a bunch of people were calling me a troll because of a couple posts I put up here for entertainment. What classifies as a Troll? and why a troll? why not some other name?
Posted by chaoscampbell 11 years ago
The new advertising is a little longer, but a little more entertaining as this short video is a good example of. I don't care much about getting a new phone, but kudos to Samsung for making a playful video that compiles some classic optical illusions.via Techeblog
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
I saw this on another forum, I thought it would be fun here.Just post your CTRL + V. (Also your Paste option)Even if it is embarrasing, post it.Here is mine:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6735631.stmIts Paris Hilton going back to jail, I was sharing it with a friend.
Posted by Brennn10 11 years ago
Heres what I've got done so far. All thats left it some old military writing (M.P.S.E.U-Mobile Play Station Entertainment Unit), some leather straps, rivets, and the internal leds. It started steampunk and turned post apocalyptic, but I still like it ;) Whatcha think?
Posted by Rockerx 9 years ago
Oliver, dear Oliver,Creator of fat furry cat-pussWake up and look at this thing that we bringWake up, be brightBe golden and lightOliver, Oh hear what we singhttp://www.smallfilms.co.uk/http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7772620.stm
Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago
Coffee tables can really bring a room together, especially if they're high-tech and provide their own entertainment. They're expensive, as the site suggests, but just the ideas warrant personal kudos. Of course, as with any coffee table, you'll need to have a coffee table book about coffee tables.Link via Neatorama
Posted by joshf 10 years ago
Here's how I describe Instructables in 10 seconds: The world's biggest Show & Tell, where people share what they do and how they do it. I've found this to be the best way to quickly introduce new people to the site and give them a sense of what's there. The phrase "Show & Tell" reminds people about the best part of grade school: there's entertainment, inspiration, and usually some unexpected, surprising, and most importantly fun learning.Instructables falls into a broad category I've started calling the "Learning Lifestyle" - it's the way creative, curious people approach life. Just like a grade school Show & Tell, a Learning Lifestyle can be entertaining, inspirational, and educational. The best kind of education is serendipitous -- you simply keep your eyes open to opportunities, and are excited and surprised by what you find. The Instructables community lives the Learning Lifestyle. We have Instructables on subjects our community is passionate about, and because people's passions are so diverse, the Instructables they produce are inherently entertaining, inspiring, and surprising. It's great when someone can search the site and find a specific useful project, but I absolutely love it when someone is inspired by the projects on Instructables to create -- and share! -- their own projects. The Learning Lifestyle is all about inspiring viral creativity.So, the next time your run into someone else with a Learning Lifestyle (usually easy to spot; I always find them to be the most interesting people at parties), invite them to join you at the World's Biggest Show and Tell.
Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago
Dear DIY Fans of the instructables Community, I discovery this Forum early 2016 and I have posted 3 DIY Projects so far. I have never gotten so much positive feedback upon my DIY stuff anywhere in the internet. I have a recently finished a huge Project about a motorized "DIY Camera Slider" and I can`t wait to share it on this platform. But with my latest video I had to realise that some projects won`t get much attention, no matter how much time you spend producing it. I would really like to share it on various platforms or websites, and I hope some of you could drop a few DIY Forums here. Everything from Facebook pages to DIY Websites, where you can post your stuff, would be very interesting for me. Thank you very much in advance for your answer, Rideable Entertainment
Posted by Rideable Entertainment 1 year ago
Growing up I use to love playing with Play-Doh. Something about the color, the texture, and the smell. Oh, the smell… I remember I use to play with this contraption that I would attach little people to, that had holes in the tops of their heads. I would crank a lever and the little people would grow Play-Doh hair. I had hours of entertainment cutting and re-growing hair. Ipad what? Oh, how entertaining kids has changed. I never imaged that I would get the chance to play with clay again in my thirties. To create my Oscar de la Renta look I decided to grab some clay and go to town. Unfortunately this clay did not have the Play-Doh smell I remember, but I still had just as much fun creating with it. Click here for the full tutorial!
Posted by happy_creating 5 years ago
Has instructables ever considered featuring some of Mightycarmods videos/DIY's? They are getting more and more popular every day! If you haven't seen them, check out their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/mightycarmods?feature=chclk It's entertaining and very helpful and has saved me money so far! What do you guys think?
Posted by jmacman12 7 years ago
I wanna pull out the parts of a cheap little hot glue gun and instead of using the wall plug put it on battery power any ideas how to do that? I am a spiderman entertainer i need something, that will shoot something similar to web or glue to look like apiserman. i dont want to swing from walls or anything.
Posted by tmfpratt 11 years ago
I've seen a few complaints recently about contests - the "wrong" kind, or contests coming along just after they publish what would have been a killer entry. So, why not suggest the contests you would like to see? It doesn't necessarily have to be a contest you would enter, but maybe one that you think would have a decent response. I'll start: A hat contest. Either making hats from scratch, or doing cool stuff to hats. A science contest. Entries either make a piece of scientific equipment, demonstrate a scientific principle or process, or otherwise provide a learning experience. A walking stick contest. I noticed that my mother's walking stick is hollow. People must be able to come up with all sorts of things to make that empty space more useful or entertaining. A useless but bizarrely entertaining device contest. Things in the vein of the Useless Machine and Rube Goldberg set-ups. Entries must include how to make the device, and a video of it in action. Judging would be based largely on entertainment value. A Time contest. Anything related to time, timepieces or keeping time. A Scouting contest. Entries that would fulfil the requirements of any badge of any part of the Scouting or Guide movement across the world. (Extra credit for shots of entrants being awarded their badge?) A Guerilla Making contest. Not making gorillas, but making something, then leaving it somewhere for strangers to find or encounter. Include contact details for the entrant (or the site?) and see what happens. Volume Two contest. Isn't it about time to start thinking about producing another book? Now, what do you want to see?
Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago
In a combat RPG game; What do you want to play as, who do you want to play as? I am making a board card game and i am asking you, what do you want to be? Examples: Goku, a turtle, volibear, a dire wolf, a swordsman etc... Game must be funny. So choose entertaining characters. I prefer tanky, melee characters bcause they are brute.
Posted by yuno44907 4 years ago
Rolling down a hill in a tire just got a tech upgrade. The buzzball, described as a "hamster ball for humans" is the new creation from Evento, a New Zealand company that creates, well, interesting forms of kinetic entertainment. The Buzzball recreates the feeling of being on an upside-down roller coaster in all its nausea-inducing glory. However, unlike the other products from Evento, the Buzzball does not come in the shape of a bathroom item.via Geekdad
Posted by joshf 10 years ago
There are lots of used pool tables for sale for under $250. Any ideas for how to convert them for outdoor use? I'm thinking of just spraying the whole thing, except the felt, with a few coats of marine varnish. Then just keeping it covered. I live in the NW and of course it's mostly drizzly around here in the winter time. The big thing is keeping expansion and contraction to a minimum and sealing the wood. This doesn't have to be tournament grade, just something to entertain the kids for a few years.
Posted by geppetto425 8 years ago
I believe there should be a gluten free category in the Food section much like there is a Vegan section. Having to go through hundreds, if not thousands, of recipes to see which I can and cannot make for my gluten intolerant family and friends is a little disappointing, considering how widely spread such an allergy is. I still do it of course, and I enjoy seeing all the delicious looking things, but still slightly bothersome. Thanks for the amazing site that has entertained me and given me wonderful ideas for years.
Posted by Shindou 6 years ago
I liked the TV-B-Gone Instructable, it was entertaining and informative. Now I wonder if one could "snipe" one's neighbors' stereo set while they are playing Slipknot full blast at 3 am? (Calling the cops only does so much, I'd rather hit a button and go back to sleep.) I only have the most vague understanding of EMP technology, is that a possible/plausible implement for a solution? Or is there something else?
Posted by V-Man737 10 years ago
Sad news , arguably one of the best pro wrestlers has died. no matter what you think about American pro wrestling (it is in fact "fake") Macho Man Randy Savage was a real entertainer. he new how to get a crowd going. plus, if you grew up in the U.S. during the 80's/90's he was pretty much a pop culture icon that you couldn't ignore
Posted by crapflinger 7 years ago
You know how something just occurs to you?In various places around the internet, I find people who choose to have a "difference in opinion" with me.I like to think I am quite well-educated, and with a decent vocabulary, so it is usually the other party that descends to out-right name-calling first.That doesn't bother me. In fact, sometimes it entertains me, as some of the insults can be quite surreal.My current favourite is from a poster on the BBC. He turned out to be, er, rather right wing, and eventually ended up declaring that I probably want to go and live in the Marxist Hell that is Sweden.I had to check - Sweden is actually a slightly right-of-centre, healthy, wealthy monarchy, with no particularly horrific crime rate.It turned out that the poster had found out that Sweden is about 85% non-religious or atheist (and climbing), and also has a fairly healthy immigrant population.The poster put this together with the ranting of a Norwegian blogger based in Belgium (?), and decided that Sweden is doomed until it rids itself of all the Muslim immigrant criminals. The poster was a complete loon, but I loved the insult.Anyhoo, to the rambling point; what insults have you been on the receiving end of that have been unintentionally entertaining?
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago
MISS PERSONA AND THE MARVELOUS MELODIES is an independently produced children’s webseries that focusses on educating by entertaining with a special focus on exposure to different styles of music. The series follows Miss Persona and her puppet counterpart George as they encounter everyday lessons like how to eat healthy or treating those different from you with respect. The show is presented in a “live action cartoon” style inspired by shows like Looney Tunes, Sesame Street, and Mr Dressup. Please watch, share, review!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKS4Z8yzYg8
Posted by misspersona 6 years ago
Instructables has just joined Autodesk, a cool company that makes some of the ultimate DIY tools: they’re the world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. Now that we’re a part of Autodesk, we’ll be able to do some neat new things for and with Instructables. What do YOU think we should do? Please suggest how we should co-opt the resources of a multi-national corporation to make Instructables even more awesome.
Posted by ewilhelm 7 years ago
Sometimes life deals you a bad card and you have to make the best of it. My father got polio in his right hand at a young age. It got him out of the army, but he had to learn to become left-handed in the process.This guy suffers from polio as well, but has been able to do this cool dance that's earned him a living entertaining tourists in Uganda. And up in Canada there's Lazy Legs who has a muscle disorder in his legs.
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
Last night i went to a bar in brixton after seeing massive attack. In the bar there were frames on the walls with white paper inside and we were given LED torches similar to these LED Torch. When the torch is on you can use it to write or draw onto the frame and it leaves a glowing trail which slowly fades. I really want to know how its done, as it was very entertaining and quite trippy and i want to make one myself. If anyone has any ideas please reply.Cheers
Posted by jacknaz 11 years ago
I am currently about halfway done with my guide (well it's really an instructable) to rc cars. I will be including anything and everything rc car related. I am hoping to help anyone who is interested in buying an rc car, upgrading the one they already have, orif you are just bored and wants some entertainment. I hope to finish soon and post it by the 4th of July.
Posted by Electroinnovation 8 years ago
Well I've got minecraft but I dont play online so, I usually like to build cool things to mess with like connecting islands via an underwater railway. However I'm running out of ideas of things to build. Post ideas of things to build below or post cool screenshots of things you've built and I'll add them to the idea list. Ideas: -Build a glass ball filled with lava in the sky. -Use binvox to convert 3d objects into minecraft schematics. -Use the new note blocks and create a circuit system that plays "The Entertainer."
Posted by bounty1012 7 years ago
Don't ya think this show is awsome?It is one of my favourite shows, and is very entertaining. Some of the rigs and machines they build are amazing:e.g one of my favourite:Jamie's " Graplling Gun Ascending Winch " ( Episode- Superhero Hour )The myths are very good aswell such as "The Ice Bullet" .Im Sure you people on instructables watch this show. C'mon!What do you think of it? Fave myth? Fave rig / machine?Did any of the myths help you in life situations?( BTW, Can't wait, going to download series 4 XD)( Too bad they don't show much new episodes in England!)
Posted by Baron A 10 years ago
I was wondering if anyone knew how to salvage parts from old computers and what can be made from them. Im not a really technichal person so i'd apprecciate it if you could make it simple. Oh yeah, hi, i'm new to the site and thus far its awesome. I doubt i'll post many instructables as im not good with elestronics and stuff but I think im pretty good with taking stuff ,especially when i'm bored, and jury-rigging something entertaining or useful with it. So yeah that's me.
Posted by Lone Oak 11 years ago
Figured I'd throw this out there- There is a small group of us in southwestern Ohio that have started a local pulling league for K'NEX tractors. It's great fun and probably more entertaining than it should be. Is there anyone else out there doing something similar? We're always looking for ideas to make it better. We're also always looking for new competitors if you're local and interested. There are classes for every level from a two wheel drive 'box stock' type setup all the way up to AC and cordless drill motors on tractors that only have to be 50% K'NEX. Thoughts? Interest? Offers of sponsorship? ;)
Posted by CCKTPA56 6 years ago
Well, i just spent 5 minutes of my life watching a 5 axis CNC machine milling a prototype car out of some foam.I recommend you do the same.Right now.The Machine starts off with a massive block made from some rough shapes of foam. It then proceeds to rough it off into layers, it then adds a more defined smooth layer.To top it off, it then coats the entire thing in a epoxy layer.The entire process is both entertaining, and hypnotic.Via Makezine
Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago