Is Instructables about to explode? Discuss

Ok, now, here is what i seemassive sponsorsibles projects on practically every blog, dailyMahusive amount of media coverage on tv, radio, and the netsGreat potentialNow, i know were pretty big atm, but, as you all know, ive been to the future.Its going to happen, and its going to happen soon.Instructables will explode. Its gonna be big, and us, the faithful few, are slap bang in the center.Let me know what you think, and how we will survive what i am coming to call, The Ibleoclypse

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago


Does anyone know of any Instructables to do while babysitting?

I have popsicle sticks, paper clips, cardboard, string, and that sort of stuff. I am going to be babysitting three kids ages 7,8, and 9 I believe. So does anyone know of any safe and easy Instructables? (Also i don't have any LED lights or anything like that.)

Posted by Sunbanks 11 years ago


Radio Shack exploded this morning

In New York City, a Radio Shack exploded this morning. Well, to be more accurate, the sidewalk right in front of it exploded. A manhole explosion led to a transformer catching fire which led to 100 people being evacuated. So far, it looks like nobody was hurt, which is pretty amazing. But still, a "manhole explosion"? They just explode now? I thought that only happened in Die Hard. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


F25 Anti-Personnel Grenade

INSTRUCTABLE DONE!!! LinkThis is the new grenade i talked about in my new magazine forum topic: HereIt uses a spring motor that is activate by pushing up the pin on the bottom (after being cranked) to fling shrapnel to distances not achievable by your average run-of-the-mill grenades...or should I say blunt throwing objects...*cough cough*. On average, this grenade can fling various shrapnel (green rods, ball joints and connectors, etc...) up to 25 feet. The best feature of the grenade, besides its blast radius, is how YOU DON'T NEED TO REASSEMBLE IT; you just reload the shrapnel, and toss again.I also have a slightly different version of this that can be fired from a Knex RPG!!!!! (coming later this year, because the M4 is using most of my pieces).If you want i will post an instructable for it but you can probably build from pictures.

Posted by flames10391 10 years ago


what can you explode

Such as salt peter can that explode

Posted by poop#1 11 years ago


Ker-Pow!-citor

So, my circuits professor described electrolytic capacitors today, and said that reverse-biasing them could cause a catastrophic, eye-popping explosion. All that in a little metal can? I had to try it! Here's what it takes:

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


led wiring with 12 volts in AA batteries

i just made a huge 50cm x 130 cm inifinity mirror with 2 strands of 3528 led strip lighting left over approx 1' long left over. I am on the attempt of making small portable infinity mirrors and coaster seem like the best idea for them. i wired it all good and i am done now however i appear to have a problem Step 1: Infinity Coaster everything works well until it has been left on for 2 mins. even when i turn off the lights, the batteries get super hot. They are cheap dollar store AA batteries but almost too hot to touch even when it is turned off. i figured maybe i have a short somewhere but i cannot find one with the multimeter. is it just that i have too much amperage for too little of an LED strip? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvYCstmnIfY they stopped turning on the lights when they got hot but i tried again to shoot this video clip and they worked pretty good. A little slow to light up still so some of the juice is gone i imagine. if you know these strips give me a clue. if i find out the problem, i can make a solution and make another instructable on how its made with # 2. it is Christmas after all and somebody needs a coaster for their egg-nog.  these pics arent great let me know if you wanna see wiring more clearely

Posted by DavidS477 1 year ago


Exploding pumpkin

I wanna blow up a pumpkin Any suggestions???

Posted by Masta Moofasa 11 years ago


Exploding 9-volt Batteries?

I have always wondered if 2 9-volt batteries connected pos. to neg. and neg. to pos. will it explode? Look at the picture if you need help understanding what I mean.

Posted by Thelonelysandwitch 9 years ago


knex ML9 missle launcher from halo series

Recently i was glancing at my halo 3 owners manual and was on the page w/ all the weapons, when an idea struck me in the head. Why not build a missle launcher? it would be a first to the site, i mean right? If you like it maybe i will post. don't forget to rate and comment!

Posted by SeMi_AuToMaTic 10 years ago


Help!! It's 3am and I have a bubbling and squeaking battery!

Please help! I procured an electric wheelchair today (worn and torn, but in good shape.  It had 2 12v batteries, little smaller than an auto batt.  Didn't write down the amperage tho...The batteries were visually inspected for bowed or expanded sides, cracks, oxidation.  Everything appeared in order.  They have likely been sitting for some time.  Stupidly, I did not check electrolyte levels.  Oops.  Could easily be low.  I plugged the charger into the mainboard for 30 minutes, watching closely.  No issues, no overheating.  I left it for another 2 hours.  Again, no noticeable issues.  I tested the drive motors by controlling it around my driveway briefly. Power was very low.  It worked, but clearly lacked juice. I plugged the batts in for another 4 or 5 hours.  But after that time, I noticed a crackling/squealing (faint) sound.  As if pressure was escaping.  Bad news.  I had the chair chassis (and batts) in my workshop, and now I was afraid it may blow, contaminating everything.  The batteries feel warm. One more than the other. Beginning to panic, I threw on my goretex, respirator, goggles and gloves and carefully detached the battery cable from the main board.   I've never had one of this size blow, and have no idea what it could do.  very hesitantly, I rolled it into my garage, and closed the door.  Now I'm afraid to sleep, because I'm concerned about it. Is this Normal old battery behavior?  Could this be due to low electrolytes?  A small crack in the case?  Is there anything I can do besides wait?  I'm not real anxious to go too close for too long.  Is there anything I can do that would not increase hazard?  I'm about to throw a tarp over it, but is there a high flammability risk if a high amperage 12v were to blow? Guidance highly appreciated.  Thank you.

Posted by huck alexander 6 years ago


Exploding Lithium

Does any body know how to get lithium out of those battery's? it produces hydrogen gas and may ignite on contact with water.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


Anything that can explode using CocaCola

I heard of using mentos which will force the coke out and also dry ice in a coke bottle. can anyone tell me what can i use to explode using coke (not drugs, cocacola). (homemade stuff only? i know this is a crazy question but i love explosions

Posted by godwin123 11 years ago


The World Is Going to Explode!

I came here and all of the sudden, the whole design is backwards (which looks like shit by the way). How long has the world been spinning into disaster like this?

Posted by Crash2108 11 years ago


How many gunpowder u need 2 get a good explode or BOOM!!!!

How many gun powder do u need 2 get a good explosion

Posted by Mickey2 11 years ago


check out my smoke bombs that explode on contact contest

The contest is to see who can make a function smoke bomb that goes off on contact with the groundmore details at here

Posted by master-of-chaos 11 years ago


check out my smoke bombs that explode on contact contest

The contest is to see who can make a function smoke bomb that goes off on contact with the groundmore details at here

Posted by master-of-chaos 11 years ago


Smoke bombs that explode on contact --- contest

I have decided to make a contest to see who can truly make a smoke bomb that will explode on contact with the ground no madder what part of it hits the ground. it will be graded on - ingenuity - ease to make - artistic beauty (yes it does count [just not as much]) - best instructions - safest (this grading spec will only be used if there is a tie for first place) - creativity and finally - how destructive it is you have until the end of August to turn in instructables to the destructables group

Posted by master-of-chaos 11 years ago


hanibal rising???

What was that combination of chemicals hanibal used to drip out of a glove and explode? (purely for curiosity sake..)

Posted by nickdisney 11 years ago


Smoke bombs that explode on contact - version II

Smoke bombs that explode on contactmy idea is as followshave an outer layerinside that you have small glass capsules which will break and ignite the negative-Xthen another very very thin shellthen the inner core of a regular sugar & potassium nitrate smoke bombthe way it works is the bomb will hit the ground causing the the glass around the water to breake causing the negative-X to react then that ignites the smoke bomb which will make smoke billow out a designated holeps. if you want to know how to make these things go tohttp://www.unitednuclear.com/negx.htm for Negative-Xhttps://www.instructables.com/id/E6F4H9Z605EP2867LO/?ALLSTEPSfor the smoke bomb

Posted by master-of-chaos 11 years ago


my head is going to explode!

I have just bought a rubiks cube and i can solve ONE side but that is it. i have looked at ibles telling you how to solve it but i find it very confusing. i feel like i am going to burn this cube. so, does anyone of any site that EASILY explains how to do it. i am a noob at this.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


Soldering Wires to a Battery

So...If I were to solder a wire to a battery...Is that legal? I mean, will it like explode, or melt, or go haywire or whatever? Or will there be no problems at all, whatsoever? Thanks!

Posted by Joe426 10 years ago


Woot! My first True SMD soldering job!

Yay! I finally soldered my first SMD chip package! (And it didn't explode!)

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 10 years ago


Micro recoil absorber

This is mostly for oodalumps, who wanted to use my fix for the old problem of exploding firing pins. This is so compact, the connectors shouldn't break. Maybe you'll get some ideas off this?

Posted by Perfect Duck 11 years ago


Making the battery hand gun safer?

Okay, so I guess we can all agree that the battery hand gun is dangerous, so this is my plan to make it safer. I'm not sure if it would work though.Any ideas? I would put the pipe #1(original) into a bigger pipe (#2) and then fill the gap with clay to act as a "shock absorber".In theory, the clay would absorb some of the shock, and IF it did explode, the smaller pipe will fly out of the bigger pipe instead.Therfore, it would reduce the chance of the pipe exploding in your hand. What do you think?

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 11 years ago


Explosions!

I am looking for ideas for an explosion for water bottles or soda bottles.I am not looking for: coke and mentoes sugarcubes and vault vinegar and baking soda My version of an exploding bottle is chucking one up in the air an watching it blow up when it hits the ground. Please post some Ideas!(or if you happen to come across a way to invent a watter bottle cannon, that shoots full water bottles...POST IT!!!!) i can also give you help on all of your explosion needs. or you can email me at sockerpro@gmail.com

Posted by awsome 10 years ago


What's been bugging you?

Is there something that has been on your mind for a while. Something that is bothering you to death? Let us know before your brain explodes!

Posted by happyjo 7 years ago


Make water balloons explode in mid-air

Hello to all, This is my first post, so if I make a mistake I apologize in advance. I am looking for a way to make water balloons explode in mid-air. It must be safe (i.e. I am not going to shoot them out of the sky with some sort of projectile) and I would prefer not to utilize some form of explosive device. I would prefer something I could time and continuously reproduce. Whether it be an apparatus or a chemical reaction. It has to be safe to be done around children, environmentally friendly, in other words I don't want to cause anyone or anything harm other than the balloon itself. I would like to be able to make the balloons burst at either a specific time after launching or throwing or have them burst after reaching a certain height in the air. If I can figure out a way to this I will gladly share my whole idea. Thanks in advance.

Posted by feign 11 years ago


Exploding color pigments - need ideas to make

Hello everyone, I am working on a film project and I need to make small explosions of colored pigments and/or powder. Below is a link to a few sample photos of the affect that I am trying to achieve. http://photogrvphy.com/pedro-aguilar-bang/ I have tried many different techniques from impact to compressed air. But I am not getting the shapes that I am looking for. I am thinking  that the best technique might be some sort of controlled explosion. This could be something detonated within a pile of the powder or potentially (and more complicated) and fully concealed shell that includes the powder. I will primarily be shooting straight down above the powder so it really only needs to explode up and out. And again, these are relatively small blasts. I would estimate the powder blasts in the images from the link are only approximately 2' in width at the most. And help would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by jedikremer 2 years ago


Make water balloons explode in mid-air

Hello to all, This is my first post, so if I make a mistake I apologize in advance. I am looking for a way to make water balloons explode in mid-air. It must be safe (i.e. I am not going to shoot them out of the sky with some sort of projectile) and I would prefer not to utilize some form of explosive device. I would prefer something I could time and continuously reproduce. Whether it be an apparatus or a chemical reaction. It has to be safe to be done around children, environmentally friendly, in other words I don't want to cause anyone or anything harm other than the balloon itself. I would like to be able to make the balloons burst at either a specific time after launching or throwing or have them burst after reaching a certain height in the air. If I can figure out a way to this I will gladly share my whole idea. Thanks in advance.

Posted by feign 11 years ago


Anti-Land Mine Robot

I have started design and concept design on a robot to mark (via GPS and UV paint) and destroy unexploded ordinance in Cambodia.  I am assembling teams for various aspects of the project (mechanical, electronics/power, practical application, coding and programming, construction, etc).  While many people have offered their experience and knowledge, the more people contributing can only benefit the end product.  This is not a money-maker, it's a life sustainer.  I'm looking for people who are interested in using their skills to better someone else's existence.   Though it is brand new, you can visit the project's blog at http://antiminebot.wordpress.com/   All advice is welcomed.  Project updates will be regular. Thank you for your time, Huck

Posted by huck alexander 6 years ago


Katana in progress

I'm forging my second sword of the summer this one wont come out as badly as my other one because I'm putting lots more time into it and much better materials. Progress report 1 1. exploded view! 2. different exploded view 3. my custom tsuba 4. custom habaki (that I want to paint gold or put gold over the steel) 5. I don't know the name of this but it holds the handle together 6. the forged end of the tang. 7. view of the back of the handle and blade. 8. frontal view of the blade obviously it's not sharpened...

Posted by the_burrito_master 8 years ago


Balistic tips or Spears for a Torpedo?

I don't know what to use. Should I use tips that explode or tips to spear. The torpedo I am currently making is made for ballistic tips but which should I use?

Posted by DELETED_outdoorsman2014 10 years ago


fun explody stuff

Ive been working on several things lately and one of them being rocket engines (and bottle rockets) and also firecrackers the engines i have no problem with exept does anyone know how to make the shuttle srb fuel i know the chemicals but does anybody know where to get them (easily prefered kinda like kno3 is stump remover) and also how to you mix it do you grind them into eachother or do you just mix them and then with firecrackers mine never explode they just vent through the fuse hole how do i make it explode? and also helzapopins or crackler balls are those little balls just lifting powder?

Posted by buildingteen 11 years ago


Smoke bombs that explode on contact

My idea is as followshave an outer layerthen inside that is a layer of a shock reactant chemical or substancethen another very thin shellthen the inner core of a regular sugar & potassium nitrate smoke bombthe way it works is the bomb will hit the ground causing the first chemical to react then that ignites the smoke bomb which will make smoke billow out a designated holemy example and original idea includes Nitrogen Triiodide and the regular smoke bomb mixtureps. if you want to know how to make these things go tohttps://www.instructables.com/id/E5YK8KLTDKEQOEX3CK/?ALLSTEPS for nitrogen triiodidehttps://www.instructables.com/id/E6F4H9Z605EP2867LO/?ALLSTEPS for the smoke bomb

Posted by master-of-chaos 11 years ago


Brainiac's: Cool Things in Slow Motion including exploding a balloon filled with gas

The following video shows a few things that we have seen and take for granted, only in slow motion. Some are real eye-openers...

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago


remote controlled bang :DD

Is there any chance some of you guys can give me an idea how to make firecracker or w/e explode using remote controller. For example pushing a button and it goes off, but nothing too seriously or expensive. 

Posted by jankost 6 years ago


Storing carbonated drinks?

 If I'm making a lot (10 litres) of fizzy drinks with CO2 is it okay just to store it in a large plastic container? One of my friends told me that if I put it in the wrong type of container (e.g glass) it can explode. Help?! 

Posted by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 8 years ago


1st time robot. Too ambitious?

Hello All, I have recently started an ambitious project. There will certainly be much learning along the way.  But it is too ambitious? The goal is to build a bot that can be controlled remotely, to aid in the detection, marking, and ultimate removal of unexploded ordinance in Cambodia (in this first application).  Though I have never built a robot of any type, I am quickly learning the basics, but would like ultimate beginner advice if anyone had any.  If anyone would like details on the project, PM me.  It's really a lot for a forum post... If there are any Veterans or military buffs out there, I could really use other first hand accounts of experiencing UEO. Through generous donation and aquisition, I have come cross an electric wheelchair, and many parts needed for a former "Battle-Bot".  Battle-bot turns peace-maker.  I love it!  The motors are Bosche, 24V and ~750watts.  Included were DC motor (high amp) speed controls, and 2x 12v 26A sealed lead-acid batteries.  Very very excited to really dig in.  I lack a quality track or model of a good track to use for traction, etc.  Anyone know of any good and sturdy RC tank tracks I could look at for design or actual construction? Though I began to construct my own track out of sheet metal and various materials available (it actually turned out kinda ok), I don't intend on reinventing the wheel, as it were.  3" took me almost 2 hours. Will also be incorporating a ~3'-4' rotating and articulating arm.  Trying to keep its weight to under ~30lbs.  The wheelchair frame is very strong and moddable, Ws thinking of using a lazy susan type bearing, but I'm not sure I could find one rated for that weight for an affordable price.  Any suggestions? Thanks for checking this out.  Again, if you want more details, I'm happy to share my plans.  Just PM me. This is being designed 100% open-source, and 100% documented with a video and written journal in order to be easily duplicated.   Constructive criticism is NOT personal criticism! Huck

Posted by huck alexander 6 years ago


Hello all SOE Operatives

Your mission should you choose to accept it is to design and publish new instructables about conceilment, explosives, gadgets, tricks and any other things we may need!!!!! THIS MESSAGE WILL EXPLODE IN 10 SECONDS!!!!10......9.....8....7...6...5...4...3...2...1...........BANG!!!!!

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago


weapons that dont exist but should

I was looking at the Uncyclopedia article called ''Weapons that don't exist, but should''. I was thinking if any of you guys can think of new  ones that are not in the article.It could be any thing from suicide sheep to landmines that explode into attack dogs.

Posted by Iwantbigboom 6 years ago


Over-Charging Capacitor

What happens if you connect some form of dc power source that supplies 100 volts to a capacitor that is rated for 100 volts, and leave it plugged in for a long period of time. would it eventually "over charge" and explode? would it over heat? would it loose its  ability to store energy?

Posted by merlinj 2 years ago


I think my head is going to explode....minor UPDATE: tis my birthday

This week is just too much for me...first the laptop,  and now my wife gave me an early (by one day) birthday present.   An LED headlamp.  I mean, it isn't much, but she is starting to tune into that gifts for me should be "useful" (I didn't need last year's  entire collection of Star Trek movies on  VHS, etc).    Because it is useful and thought was taken into account to get it, it is one more precious thing happening this week..... And since it is,  I got to go out to a very small, but quite quaint, Italian style Café.  The food is always wonderful, and so I enjoyed a nice Almond crusted Trout meal.   Kind of tops off the week so far :-)     

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


Car phone charger works in a 12v car port but explodes from a 12v DC adapter?

I've got a lighting project that is powered by a 12v power supply and is driven by a 5v arduino. I want to minimize the amount of wiring I run to the project and power the arduino from the 12v power supply. One of the instructables recommended to use a simple car phone charger. 12-24v to 5v. Well I did and the thing exploded. I checked the polarity (bought a few of them) and it's correct, there's also an onboard LED for indicating power on. Thing lights up, works for a second and smoke starts coming from the IC.What is so different between the car 12v and DC adapter 12v?the onbaord IC is ADB85063

Posted by MilesT9 3 months ago


Battery safety

Hi guys, I was wondering if it's dangerous to touch two wires hooked up to a 9v battery to each other. They heat up really quick, could they make the battery explode or do something else bad if left like that for any long period of time? I tried to search for the answer, but couldn't find it.

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Umm hey everyone. I'm new to instructables, and I have a question

Hey everyone. I would like to post an instructable about how to make a smoke bomb explode. The only thing that I am afraid of is if someone tries it and hurts/kills themselves by being stupid, can they sue me?

Posted by Trivium1224 10 years ago


If a snowman got struck by lightening...

If a snowman was struck by lightening, wouldn't it explode? The way I see it, all of the water would be instantly turned into steam, so maybe it wouldn't be classified as an explosion, but it would look dang cool. -Now we just have to have a thunderstorm in the wintertime, or we could get the Mythbusters to bring a snowman to one of those 'Artificial Lightening' places-

Posted by Jackhole 9 years ago


Go Go Gadget Forums!

I want to be Inspector Gadget for Halloween this year, replete with a bunch of cool Go Go Gadgets. I was wondering if any of you have some ideas or suggestions. What I'm really looking for are plans for exploding messages, extendable hands, and maybe even a hat umbrella or helicopter (non-functional, obviously).

Posted by Aunguna 10 years ago


Camera Flash capacitor

First off I'll tell you to NOT TOUCH A CHARGED CAMERA CAPACITOR, IT HURTS. I had a disposible film camera that I took apart. How do I discharge it? If I cut one of the leads off the compacitor would it discharge or explode, damage the circuit board? How long would it take to self discharge?

Posted by popit 10 years ago


What are REAL STORE BOUGHT gun barrels made off?

Does anyone in here knows what real gun barrels are made of? I know it's metal (duh!) but what kind of metal/alloy? Steel? Iron?What is the thickness of the pipe? (not the diameter, the thickness of the walls.) How do the manufacturers of these guns be sure that the barrel does not explode? How can the calculate the pressure inside the barrel?

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 11 years ago