How about making some fighting kite instructions. i've been really interested in dominating the sky with razor kits of doom.
Topic by casey321b 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Ok the spam in the Q&A section is out of hand. Almost to the point of being a denial of service attack. So much so there is no way to keep up with trying to report it. Be nice if we could report a user directly. Alternatly it would be nice to see restrictions implemented for new users. Such that they can only post a limited number of threads per day.
Topic by mpilchfamily 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I just had a great Idea last night. Okay, I think we've all seen those $250,000 homemade flight simulators built by people with just a wee bit too much time on their hands (like anyone who goes on instructables). One of the main reasons these are expensive, other than the computer themselves, is the fact that there are multiple LCD screens surrounding the pilot. These things cost a few pretty pennies, so this is where my idea comes in. The first thing you would need to do, would be to arrange some semi-opaque plastic panels where you would usually have the LCD displays. They need to be opaque enough that you can't see through them, but clear enough to let a good bit of light through. In other words, they need to be translucent, not transparent. The second thing would be computer software. It needs to be able to totally invert your desktop display. You could do this with hardware, but it would be a waste of time and materials. Connected to your computer would be a digital projector, which is where all of the magic of this project comes together. You run the projector through a prism (what kind, anyone?), to slightly warp the projected image. You need this warpage (is that a word?), to counteract the different angles of the plastic panels. The projector is set up in front of the "cockpit," projecting its inverted, warped image at it. You can see the images on the inside, because you chose the correct opacity, right? The hope behind this idea, is that it is much cheaper to have 1 digital projector, than it is to have multiple LCDs. Thanks! MDJ
Topic by mdj817 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
As some might know I still use an old Gen1 Prusa but love the challenge of basically getting everything done with that oldie. One of my latest challenges of "always" printing on a cold bed includes Nylon. If you ever had troubles because you ABS or PLA filament got too moist you will already know what happens to your print... Nylon is even worse when it comes to moisture as you can't see or really feel it. I was thinking of making a complete Nylon guide as an Instructable but think I will start here to kick off some discussion first. So, we know the Nylon must be really dry for a god print as otherwise we get bubbles, bad adhesion and of course a foamy looking print. Well, not really... Let me explain: A perfectly smooth and shiny finnish is not always required, and with the right settings Nylon still forms strong bonds even with a foamy look. However, the dimensions of parts are affected as well - outside dimensions go bigger and hole diameters smaller. If that is no issue for your print then there is no real need to perfectly dry your filament ;) Speaking of drying: People use all sorts of methods to dry their filament, not just Nylon. One of the most common and most expensive seems to be the use of your oven for several hours to dry it. Another way involves food dyhydrators, bit less on the energy bill but still... Then we have the smart guys using the sun and silaca gel for the drying - good and great but so useless in cold and wet climates... My advise here: Take your time! I mean, sure you want to print right after the filament arrived in your letter box but a bit of preperation will save you filament and frustration. Usually filament comes in a sealed bag with a pack of silica gel and it should be dry and ready to use. But Nylon can become too moist within the time it takes to finnish a long print if you are in a wet climate. This means you start printing and all is good but the next day your new print looks ugly as for no real reason. Make use of these sealed storage containers. Put the filament in there with a good amount of indicating silica gel and only have a hole to feed the filament through - if in doubt use a bowden fitting and a short lenght of teflon tube to prevent friction. A piece of sticky tape over the hole when you don't use the filament and the filament is always ready to use. Reminds me to make an Ible for a suitable storage solution with spool holder... Anyway... When it finally comes to print Nylon you should know cardboard works best as a bed as Nylon sticks really well to it. I glue mine onto a layer of masking tape, this way it won't lift from the bed and I can still replace it very easy. But the most common mistake with Nylon is to print it too fast. The stuff really expands and shrinks a lot from filament to print and high speeds only too often cause the layers to seperate later on. Some people compensate with higher temperatures but I don't like the idea of fitting a filter system with activated carbon filters... Also keep in mind the intense shrinkage when setting the extrusion multiplier! If your ABS prints fine with 0.85 you can expect that the same sized Nylon prints fine somewhere in the range of 55-60! Now you also know why printing with thick layers is not such a great idea if you require all dimensions to fit. Although only outside accuracy can be done by cheating in the settings, getting outside, inside and extrusion widths settings accurate is almost rocket sience ;) Nylon is expensive or not available here in the diameter I require.... I had the same trouble and reverted to trimmer line and a modified, dedicated hotend instead. Why dedicated you wonder? Nylon can be real pain to clean as nothing dissolves and if you heat the parts hot enough to melt it you can not work easy with them. Having a decicated hotend means you won't run into the problem of burnt ABS or PLA clogging the nozzle ;) It also means you can match the hotend to the trimmer line you choice (more on that in a minute). For example, in some areas trimmer line of 2mm or 3.3mm diameter is the most popular and cheapest. Just drill out the hotend to cater for the new diameter, which I did after noticing the filament got stuck in the neck of the cold end ;) Trimmer line - does it matter which one? It does these days! Avoid everything that is not round or labeled with terms like "duracore", "dual core", "multi layer" -basically all that indicates it is not just a single, solid stand of Nylon. Long lasting, special core line is great for your lawn trimmer but really bad for your hotend! PET, High temp nylon or even fibre re-inforced cores are in use, so in the best case you mix the nylon with overheating PET, in the worst you block your nozzle permanently. If it looks like it has a core or some sort of "mantle" around it, it means not usable.
Topic by Downunder35m 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Here's an interesting contest that's up for a couple more weeks: the Smellfighters Swirl Innovation Contest . The goal is to identify some funky domestic smell that you could do without and propose a solution for it. From the look of the entries so far it shouldn't be too tough to have a fighting chance. Enter it by Dec. 21 for a shot at the top prize of 2,000 Euro! You guys are great at coming up with ideas so this should be easy to check out and try. Give it a shot.
Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am trying to find a toy that my brother had as a kid. What it is was a battery powered base that you put a spinning blade like object it was all made of plastic, on top of the blade was a plastic shield like object to hold the blade on, the two motor bases where connected together with string that came out the side of the robot and connected to a plastic anchor point of the other. When you turned on the two bases it caused the blades to spin and the tether lines slowly retracted causing the blades to come into contact which then knocked the shields and blades off each other. The person who still had their blade and or shield on at the end won. Does anyone know what these toys where called?
Question by steve-lane 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Fungus enjoys cutting bears in half, being a dinosaur, and Swedish sports.Noah is experienced at pouring water through his nose, putting on condoms and kissing.So the big question is, Who would in in a fight?Best answer gets a patch =]Tally so far:Ed (fungus) : 11Noah: 5The results are in! And they're pretty inconclusive. While Fungus Amungus won by sheer voting power, those that know them voted for Noah. Fungus had this to say about the underdog, "Noah's been a river guide for the past month so he's probably pretty strong right now." So who would win? The world may never know. What we do know is that I'm awarding patches to both Goodhart and AndyGadget for the most logical, and systematic guesses, respectively.
Question by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hello, I've just re-watched The Wire again; In the horrible dog fighting episode (series 3) the dog is covered in soap before the fight begins; I can't find a reason on Google: is it simply to prevent infection or is there another reason? Thank you.
Question by FriendOfHumanity 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I enjoy playing with these things. I am having my birthday here pretty soon and will probably play with these things. I am asking for imput on these questions: 1. Ideas for cheap and easy face and head protection and other safety precautions. 2. Your own set of rules that I can use to help me make a highly thought through and fair set of my own. 3. Tell me if you like to do this kind of stuff and give me your knoweldge from experience. (I have a picture of noodle swords here just so you would know what I'm talking about.)
Topic by vroom...vroom... 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Someone who is sure they are right is posting in one of my instructables. The project works, and I have done all the math there is to do, but this guy is totally convinced that despite the fact that my design works perfectly and always has, that his math proves it shouldn't and/or is doomed to failure. I really don't want the banter that is there to stay there, and personally I'd just like him blocked from posting anything further to my instructable. I made the analogy of the wright brothers making the airplane, and while everyone was looking up at it in flight, he was on the ground pointing out how it was impossible, and attempting to prove it to everyone. It's neither constructive nor helpful, and I'd like it gone. Someone please help me in how I go about this. I don't think it's gone to the point of abuse, but it's close. I've flagged things as "not nice" before, and nothing was ever done about it.
Topic by SuperTech-IT 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
For those of you in they SF Bay Area, here's a chance to release some pent-up aggression this Thursday. Cut & pasted direct for your enjoyment:Pillow Fight is being planned for 6pm on Valentine's Day (February14th) at PeeWee Herman Plaza (at Market and Embarcadero). Wait untilthe Ferry Building clock strikes 6!Bring your own damned pillow.Rules:1. You do tell everyone about PillowFight Club.2. You do tell everyone about PillowFight Club.3. If someone whines or has no pillow, you cannot hit them.4. Everyone joins in the fight.5. The one fight starts at the designated time - No earlier.6. No tar, no heavy things in pillows.7. PillowFights will go on until they're done.8. If this is your first night at PillowFight Club, you have to get feathered. Image from flickr user presta under Creative Commons license.
Topic by canida 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Question by tobyscool 8 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
UPDATE: Giveaway is closed! Thanks for fighting playing! Once again, I'm going to be giving away some ornament patches to decorate your profile page. If you want a patch, post a new comment with a picture of a snowball and your attack phrase. Check out my first comment below for an example. Never added an image to a comment before? At the bottom of the comment box, click "add image," then click "Choose Files." Pick your image and click "Upload" Snowball fight ends at 1pm PST! Get it in by then to get a patch.
Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
NH artist protests halt to Bigfoot project -------------------- Jan 5, 9:42 PM EST JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire artist and videographer who dressed as Bigfoot in a state park says his rights were trampled by big government. Jonathan Doyle, of Keene, has complained in a letter to the state parks department that a Mount Monadnock park ranger halted his performance art project in the fall because he didn't have a permit. Doyle is arguing through the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Foundation that his free-speech rights were violated when he was expelled from the state park in Jaffrey. He says he and others with him, some also in costume, were on a lesser-used trail and weren't bothering other park visitors. Doyle says the state hasn't responded to his letter. The Division of Parks and Recreation says it has been forwarded to the state attorney general's office. -------------------- The question is: Would you be able to resist the temptation to jump out from behind trees and scare park visitors if you were dressed up as Bigfoot? I'm not sure that I could should I ever find myself in that rather unlikely situation.
Topic by AngryRedhead 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Conoy Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; is voting to avoid flying surveillance remote controlled aircrafts above their skies. In a time when the United States government approves the use of drones to spy on the civilian population, I have found interesting how people are responding. This municipal ordinance definitely will not stop the use of drones on this area if deemed necessary for our national security but I wonder if this could be the start of a trend.
Topic by blkhawk 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Okay, I have two and a half things I need help with. One and a half: what would be the name of the virus, and what would the vaccine be called? I sort of have a name for the disease (The Mexican Bean Virus), but I don't think it sounds very good. Two: What is a good place for a government standoff against the zombies? There may be more questions coming, and I will mention the Instructables community in my acknowledgments when the book gets published.
Question by eulaliaaaa! 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I want to build a battle bot out of of 1/4 inch plexi glass and i want to know if i will stand up to other robots and a lot of bumping around. Also, i need to drill into it, will it crack? thank you in advance.
Question by DaNerd11 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi all!I would like share videos of my project "fire fighting Robot". Here are the links ! Enjoy!!!
Topic by weFwe123 8 days ago
I'm organizing a gofundme campaign on behalf of a friend, mother of three young kids, fighting advanced stage cervical cancer . And I have many pro memberships to exchange for donations. For a $5 donation, I will give you a 3-month pro membership, $10 donation a 6-month pro membership, and $20 donation a 1-year pro membership. I thank you a million times for your kind help!
Topic by babybayrs 9 months ago | last reply 9 months ago
I've been working on a game where you choose whether you're Homer Simpsons from "The Simpsons," or Peter Griffin from "Family Guy." It is very simple, Choose your player, 2-player game, 2 attacks each. Homer: Duff Belch D'OH! Peter: Piercing Stare HAHAHA I will post a sample sprite of an attack if you want. Should I bother posting code when I'm done? _,,_ ____ / \ /____\ | | /O__O | M _OO | (__ | ( / __\ | /__. | | \___/ | \ | \_/\/\ | (..)| /__\ | |______| | | | / \ | | \ | | | | | | | |_| |_| ///_____| | | | | | /| | | | | | _/ | \\\______/// | | | \ / | | | | || | | | | | || | |___|___| _+___||___+_ |____\__\ /_____||_____\ (Copy+Paste into Notepad.exe and switch to Lucida Console font for best results)
Topic by TheBatchies 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Question by Yahashi Japache 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Generally, I am currently fighting a guerilla war against a local pervert and porno, but I am the only one fighting it. i am very confused as to what I should do, whether to continue fighting, or just retire?
Question by RC-0720 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have two puppies, they're just 2 months old, they're also sisters, they're very friendly with each other, they love to play with one another and never fight like they did recently. three days ago, i brought home a new puppy, 1.5 months old, also a she. At first there were no problems, but today it changed, the sisters fought with each other SEVERELY, the other one was wounded, it already happened twice in one day... what should i do? please help...
Question by MonkeyRuffiJ 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Hello! My science teacher and I are having a fight in class about whether you can spray paint a motion sensor or not and that if that will cover it or set it off. Also any other ways to block/not set off a motion sensor while walking past it would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Question by instructables4ever 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Http://www.didierandnicholas.com/"A new generation of remote controls: a bunch of different cushions each having its own function: one for the channels, one for the power, one for the volume and so on. These remote controls can be thrown around, transforming the fights over â€who has the remoteâ€ into playful cushion fights."
Topic by radiorental 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
SOME BODY PLEEZ MAKE A KNEX AIRSOFT GUN! i mean real airsoft fight ready, shoots thrugh cardboard, airsoft. PLEEZ I need something to fight my freind who just just got a real one(thinking to myself"@#$%in sniper99! y did u get 1 and not me!)
Topic by nerfer192 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I know there are some Dutch knexers here. Since Holland is quite small, maybe we can have a war or share ideas. If you are Dutch tell me and if you're interested in a war say it. Since this is ment for Dutch people i will now continue in Dutch. Als het je wat lijkt om een keer een gevecht te houden PM me dan en ik zal proberen meer deelnemers te werven. Als je weet welke mensen met knex instructables Nederlands zijn post dan even een comment. Voor een war geldt: minimaal 12 jaar oud maximaal 15 jaar oud minimaal 3 maanden ervaring met knex guns over de tijd, locatie, plaats en regels kan worden gediscussieerd. GEEN GEWEREN DIE VERDER SCHIETEN DAN 25 METER!!!!! als je tips hebt of je wilt gewoon wat kwijt, zeg het dan P.S. Use google translate if you want to know whats written in Dutch (it's just the age, experience and requirements) P.S. If you want to say something, post your comment in both Dutch and English if possible
Topic by Knex.X 7 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
So I have 2 friends who got in a fight about a week ago, after school, and off campus. Someone videoed it, and put it on their facebook account. One of the fighters got suspended for school for a week for the fight, despite it being after school, and not on campus. Do you personally think this is an unreasonable punishment, or is it? What do you think of this situation? I want to hear your opinions here, and encourage a good discussion.
Topic by DJ Radio 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I wanna a poweful pneumatic cylinder which can push fastly 30-50KG easily. I want this cylinder for robot fight (But not big pneumatic cylinder max. weight of pneumatic cylinder should be 1.5KG. cause robot has weight limit. i wanna buy this cylinder form online shop ( Like ebay,amazon,hobby king etc. good online shop). But i haven't good knowledge about pneumatic cylinder. So if anyone have good knowledge about pneumatic cylinder then please recommend me a good one for robot fight with all equipment ( solinoid bulb, fitings). Give me the proper goof online shop link where i can buy this pneumatic cylinder. Thanks.
Question by Takrim 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago
Hello, I am building a beer pong table and would like to have a button that when hit would cause my school's fight song to play. I am confident i can do the wiring and all i just have no idea where to begin. What i am perplexed by is how to get my fight song on some sort of chip. Any ideas of what type of chip i am looking for? I really appreciate any help on this.
Topic by hilldw11 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I am trying to make a few game-types for my friends and I to play in airsoft, and one is a variation of the classic FPS game-type called Assault. I am wondering if there is a tutorial for beginners that explains how to create a DIY Timer Switch that will emit an explosion sound 5 minutes after it is set. I want to make a false bomb for us to use, but I am unsure about how to do that. Thanks.
Question by bighead5454 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
On discovery channel's monster bug wars, are the 'sound effect' heard what you would hear if you saw these bugs fighting live?
Question by skimaskedjak 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Is there a way to shut off the slideshow option and see it like the rest of instructables? It seems to be slow, clumsy and eye-iritating to the point that it's not worth fighting with to look at. Feel free to disagree and post your opinion.
Topic by jtobako 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago