Airsoft Fort?

I have an airsoft team and as sniper i always want to do a fort defend i want to have a good fort that we can stand on the roof (sniper tower) with a trench and others please submit ideas Also could you give me some blueprint websites to make it out on Pics welcome

Question by captocommando 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Fort Of July

Anyone heard of this: ~ Fort of July ~ = playfulness + community building + irrelevant revelry team awesomes all over the globe unite and celebrate in the name of awesome, fun-enabling, just-for-the-heck-of-it attitude, the spirit of nevernever land, and because building forts is just downright sweet! so on July 4th: * get a gang together * brings fort supplies – sheets, pillows, boxes, ladders, tree fronds, whatever-is-clever! * build an awesome fort * play together, in the flesh and using fun flashy techy tools to connect forts in worldwide ideas = welcome! spreading the idea = super welcome! making it blow up = well duh! high 5! team awesome ________   From Fort Of July I'm totally going to celebrate, are you?

Topic by frenzy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Fort bragg , NC?

Hello all, Anyone lived at Fort Bragg, NC. Home to Airborne and the JFKSWCS (i know rolls right off the tongue).  How is Fayettenam? I heard they have great pawn shops and strip clubs. Is being on an Airborne base Is it just like Army wives makes it out to be? And before caitlinsdad makes any chairborne comments, my grandma does PT better than you.

Topic by thematthatter 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Molding is Not My Forte

I am currently working on a future Instructable that involves a lot of molding. Hence, I've discovered that my molding abilities are not up to par. It has been almost twenty-four hours since I poured the clear casting resin and it is still tacky on the top. Is this normal, or did something go horribly, horribly wrong?

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Under Ground Fort

I'd like to build an under ground fort, it must be water proof. I want to have a stove in it if possible, i will have big ventilation so as not to have a build up of carbon monoxide. I have access to a wide rang of tools, I live on a farm so space isn't a problem. I did find a plan in a magazine from 1929, its rather vague and i would like more help. I can take as long on it as it long as it takes to build it right, so time isn't a problem. I don't know if i should pack the wall with stones or planks, Ideas? I want to have a good idea of how to do it before I start. It shouldn't be to expensive but that isn't really a factor. People are saying that I shouldn't build an underground fort because of the danger of it. If i didn't make a fire place in it would it be better? How about I put a trapdoor above the fire place, that way i could open it when i used the fire (Update)

Question by ChuckIorn 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Where can I get great fort ideas for an awesome fort? Answered

My friends and I live in a nieghborhood where they are building new houses. We have limited money and resourses. We need ideas for a cool place we can build and chill in.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What ideas do you have for making forts outside?

HELP!

Question by FortsForever 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


make a fort: the Ultimate one

Let's make a topic about forts. I need real answers not funny lol ones.

Topic by EpicZombie 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


The Fort Contest is starting on Monday, 7/22

I'm so excited to announce our first ever Fort Contest! I don't know about you guys, but I am excellent at building forts. I'm better at the blanket kind than the sticks-and-plywood kind, but I love building both! Even though I'm nearly 30, I'll still build one if given a chance. And this is that chance! Time to break out your best blankets or building-with-scrap-wood-skills and make a FANTASTIC FORT! Plus, mikeasaurus has chosen some amazing prizes - we've got a grand prize for both indoor and outdoor forts and enough prizes for five runner up winners. I love these prize packs and I would like to have one of each. :D Check out the official contest page for more information! Remember that the contest is open 7/22 - 9/16 so instructables posted before or after are not eligible.

Topic by jessyratfink 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What stuff should i put in my blanket fort?So if I was stranded in there I could Live?Where's the best place to put fort Answered

I know all the basics I just need the advanced.

Question by EpicZombie 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago



ok. my final fort question(s). What should i use to keep it up without tape,and how big should it be? Answered

I need answers by this saturday! ( may 1st, 2010) I am having a party and we are all going to hang out in there!

Question by EpicZombie 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Contest Idea

I was thinking that we should make a snow fort contest.  What do you guys think?

Topic by murray484 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Bases

Here we discuss the optional idea of using bases in water wars. In this forum, we talk about designing/building them as well as other things like windows, roof coverings, turrets, and the protection of the base itself.

Topic by MattGyver92 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Make waterproof roof for playhouse that can be climbed on - eco friendly/reused materials preferrable.?

Making a "green" playhouse.  Want to have the roof be able to be climbed on, but water proof since I live in a very rainy part of Washington State.   Any suggestions?  Regular roofing is very $$, not sure if people recycle their old roofing or if that is even a good option.  Would love some tips!! Thank you!! - College student in very last finals week ever.

Question by bamzapwhoosh 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


i want to make a aisoft fort Answered

I want to make a airsoft fort but i am not very good at tools like nails and hammers (long story) can u help with this very hard to answer question?

Question by EpicZombie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


what are great ways to make a cubby house into a nerf fort and how can i build a good nerf fort

Http://walyou.com/img/nerf-vulcan-gun1.jpg

Question by mean machine 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What should I put in my blanket fort?

I already have a lamp, my bed, journal, paper, pencils, tablet, and a window, I also want it to look nicer.

Question by rachel.woods.35728 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What is the easiest way to make a cob house? Answered

I am trying to make a cob house. I've got clay, sand, hay, straw, and some concrete. i need to know how to make a foundation and drainage system. I have about a 3 and a half month window to complete this house. I want it to me circular and about 14 feet across. More of a cottage than a house but, still big enough for two small cots, a table, and possibly a dresser and a fire pit.

Question by goatgirly 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can i make an outdoor mosquito free enclose? Answered

I already have a mosquito net. It is made specifically for mosquitos, but here's the twist. The enclose that i want it around is somewhat deep in the woods, and it is a tarp fort. The fort is made out of a tarp that is in between two trees and it is slanted. It's pretty much just a right triangle.  Pretty much all that i am asking is how to seal up the gaps in between the netting and the tarp.

Question by ducktape.mac 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how do i make snow more packable? Answered

I am making an igloo out of snow and i have tuberware as my mold, however then snow is to hard and is frozen in clumps. Is there a way to fix this?

Question by patriots8888 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Rainbow Play Systems - Tube Slide Instuctions/Help Needed!

Hi all, I recently acquired a used 360 corkscrew tube slide that was a part of a Rainbow Play Systems playset. I'm planning on building a fort/play/swingset for the kids, and attaching this slide, but would like to find the original instructions so I know the proper deck height for the installation. Also, it seems like each of the slides 6 sections have the bolt holes labeled (A, B, C, D, etc.), and I assume that they should all be aligned (A with A, etc.), but this isn't the case for each section. Perhaps the previous owner put it together wrong, or perhaps there are different alignment configurations based on the deck height where the slide will be installed and/or how extreme the drop in the slide should be. If someone has one of these sets and slides, and can either share the instructions, or even just look at your slide to see how the letters are aligned, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! PS - Here's a link to the slide: Option 19F - 360 Tube Slide http://www.rainbowplay.com/options/

Topic by PSUlion01 3 years ago



Winter weapons of snowy destruction

It's winter and snow is everywhere (well where I live there is) People are sledding and making snow angels. And of course my favorite part- Snowball fights. Snow in ball form whizzing thru the air towards people. Me loving to build stuff and loving to improve it to, I wanted to make something that could throw snowballs better than any person. I have an idea for a couple launchers and cannons but I want to see other people's ideas. So post anything, a launcher, a cannon, a catapult, a chucker. Anything that can accompany someone in a snowball fight. So people POST.

Topic by ostomesto 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


help me identify and price this Russian AK47 7.62 mm training replica? Answered

Made in 1967 by The Fourth Army Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana. Cast from a mold and made of a heavy durable plastic. About 5lbs, 28 inches long. Inscribed on side (see pic)

Question by ehney 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


anybody got a simple ,decent plan or idea for a wooden 3 jaw chuck? Answered

Ive been experimenting with a cone in a barrel type concept for opening, closing the jaws, but its not working,i specify wood because metalwork is not my forte niether is my tooling geared for metal.

Question by afridave 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


crutches to airsoft guns? Answered

I recently tore my MCL and I am going to try to make my crutches into airsoft gun(s).  and I was thinking about using this design somehow.  https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-500-fps-CO2-Airsoft-Gun/  any suggestions? it would look cool to have a war where one second you're limping around and the next you're a living turret!! 

Question by pufferfish9108 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Does anyone know how to perform a ring opening polymerisation?

Hi im a university student looking to polymerise e-caprolactone, i was wondering if anyone knew any hints/ tips for the process that might make it easier. im a biomedical engineer, to chemisty isnt my forte. thank you

Question by randomhand 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


DIY Helium Flying Saucer floated away with 6 YO Boy

OCT 15th 2009 Noon PST A CO boy climbed into a Helium filled Flying Saucer shaped balloon his Dad made. The 6 YO climbed in and released the balloon. It left Fort Collins CO and is flying East across CO.  9NEWS.com is covering live.

Topic by SFHandyman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Anyone know some ways on making a diy digital camera the size of a cell phone? Answered

In better detail, a digital camera (photo and/or video) inside of an empty cell phone case. No qualities of what a phone does, except the digital camera part. I do know how to solder, but programming and circuitry are not my forte. Does anyone have any thoughts to share on this?

Question by EngineerJakit 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


CO2 land mine.

I have a great idea for a paint mine. If anybody has suggestions please tell me. Its my first. The reason I need help with this is because I have people Sneaking up in my tree fort at night and either want to shoot them with a BB (preferred) or soak them in paint. I like both. But I just want some suggestions on this. I am including the mine sketchup file in this post along with a pic. Thanks, Mike

Topic by magranger15 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


TINY YELLOW HOUSE- webshow- episode #1 (tiny cabins- junk construction)

Here's a link to episode #1- as a test run of sorts. Subsequent mini-features will cover some more in depth, step-by-step construction of several different redneck-thrift building projects. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEvYT3CMtQI -Deek http://www.relaxshacks.com Author of "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks..."

Topic by Deek D 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What animal eats the body and leaves the head and feet? Answered

This morning there was the remains of a rat in my yard, The head, gallbladder, and 3 feet were in a little pile and the body had apparently been eaten.  Anyone know what animal does this?  I live in Fort Worth, Texas and we have rats, crows, possums, raccoons, coyotes, domestic cats, snakes, and mink in our area.  I know of several predators that will eat the heads and leave the bodies, but this one has me stumped.

Question by CatTrampoline 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Cabin photos from indie book release- Mobile shack/trailer/fort/camper made from trash

As promised, here's some photos of one of the newer JUNK CABINS I'm building.... AND...  http://relaxshax.wordpress.com/2010/01/    Its part of the indie book I just released on small houses/shacks... This cabin's nothing fancy, and stands at a mere 24 square feet, but it sleeps two (bunk-style), has a dutch style door (made from two recycled kitchen cabinet doors), and all in all is almost completely made from salvaged roadside/free materials- even most of the screws and nails. The paint (to make all the forklift pallet wood and scrap wood appear uniform) was unfortunately purchased (but after I sold some salvaged/found junk on craigslist). Also, The roof was originally made from mdf plywood/particle board from old stereo cabinets and tv armoirs (and an entire junked roll of roofing paper), but that proved too heavy for this wheeled/mobile cabin. In the endrun, I bit the bullet and bought some tuffex panels for roofing, which DOES give the interior some nice natural light- the only reason I decided to "cheat" with this route.      When finished, the cabin will have a mini-woodstove created from an old propane gas tank I nabbed at the dump (safety/workability pending), an outdoor kitchen/prep area attached to the cabin., and perhaps a small broken solar light kit I rewired and fixed. I'll also finish the wine-bottle window (not shown).    Anyway, thanks for looking!  Built to fit a trailer of mine, I'm eventually planning on hauling it up to my land in VT, where it can be used as lo-fi guest cabin or sorts, for those who always forget to bring tents.

Topic by Deek D 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


RoboGames this weekend!

Hi everybody! This weekend in San Francisco, robots and their makers will be congregating at Fort Mason for the fantastic event known as RoboGames. RoboGames is sort of like the olympics for roboticists, featuring events such as Autonomous Fire Fighting, Kung Fu, Bartending, and a crowd favorite: Combat Robots. This will be an epic event, I'll be out there for sure! See you there!Here's a video of the Combat Robots from Maker Faire this year: Also, keep in mind that Instructables is holding its Instructables and RoboGames Robot Contest where you can win a chance to go to RoboGames 2009, among other prizes like a RoboPhilo android kit!

Topic by bradpowers 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Easy Pi Software Programming Language Recommendation Need? Answered

I have a 2011.12 Pi that I was able to Hello On a screen , mouse, keypad, load the appropriate Sandisk from the web. Tried some of the programs and put it away. Now I have a dedicated application that will be running a stepper shield (orbit 4 bacteria tubes) stop every hour and use a 14 bit ADC to measure growth rate by red LED reflection, storing / sending results 24/7 for a month at a time.. I don't do well with 'C' and hate graphic programming.  Machine or compiled Real Basic is my forte. What would you recommend for me please ?

Question by iceng 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Master of Fine Arts Exhibition- San Francisco Art Institute

You are cordially invited to my Master of Fine Arts Exhibition. Opening reception will take place this Friday from 7:00-9:00pm in the Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason. The exhibition will continue May 17-22nd from 12:00-6:00pm. Over one-hundred artists will be represented at this event.Thank you very much,Jesse Henselwww.jessehensel.comAdditional Information:http://sfai.edu/page.aspx?page=290&navID;=652&sectionID;=4Directions:http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl;=en&q;=Buchanan+St.+and+Marina+Blvd,+San+Francisco,+CA&ie;=UTF8≪=37.805274,-122.433701&spn;=0.009833,0.015814&z;=16&iwloc;=addr

Topic by jesse.hensel 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Any good floatation buoyancy ideas for a shantyboat/boat (or dock)?

I have a few designs for recycled material and/or ultra-small shantyboats in my new book, as well as a few on the drawing board- as I plan to make a small shantyboat this summer....but flotation-wise, using recycled materials- any ideas (I've included a few in my designs already- 55 gallon plastic drums, 5 gallon buckets with silicone sealed lids, long runs of recycled pvc (with both ends sealed), screened in blocks of capped soda bottles, etc).... I'm sure there are a ton of different ideas and methods out there.... -Deek http://www.relaxshacks.com My BOOK is NOW OUT "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts (And Whatever The Heck Else We Could Squeeze In Here!)"

Topic by Deek D 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Climate Change Recalculated Talk with Saul Griffith

"It is not accurate to say we can still stop climate change," says Saul Griffith, the Bay Area inventor who received a MacArthur "genius" award in 2007. "We are now working to stop worse climate change or much-worse-than-worse climate change."Griffith has done the research and the math to figure out exactly what it will take for humanity to soften the impact of climate change in the next 25 years, and he lays it out in a dazzling presentation. It is horrifying news. The politics and technologies we have now are not up to the task.Friday, January 16, 2009Doors open 7:00pm, talk at 7:30pm lasting ~1.5 hoursLocated at Cowell Theatre in Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CAhttp://www.longnow.org/

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


How much music do YOU have?? (Poll Question)

Music, it's an important part of life, and I'm pretty sure pretty much everyone listens to it. But the question is how much do you listen to? What kind of genre is your forte? Do you have 3 cd's or 500 cd's? Post your answers, screenshots, thoughts. Here's what I've got: 1381 Songs, 3.9 days of continuous music, 8.93 GB worth (You'd think I have like 5,000 songs, but quality is more important than quantity). I listen to genres such as Peter Gabriel to Tupac Shakur (2pac to you rap junkies), RATM, ZZ - Top and more. I have like 20 torrents of music/discographies (YAY peter gab discography on the way) downloading right now and that should add a few more GB of weight to my HD.

Topic by Punkguyta 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


new green/"tiny yellow house" online/tv show....several upcoming episodes too...

Just launched Episode #1 of Tiny Yellow House- and 3 more shoots for 3 follow-up episodes are already scheduled....its right up Intructable's alley, and hopefully I can work in some ties/plugs for this site, and some of what you others are doing, in upcoming shows... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEvYT3CMtQI Also, looking for small-scale backers for the show- OR subject ideas, books for review, etc. Episode #1 has already gotten almost EIGHT THOUSAND views in 9 days- so there def. are people watching if you like to support us. Thanks so much!  If interested, please contact me: kidcedar@gmail.com

Topic by Deek D 9 years ago


Cabins/shelter from garbage/recycling and then some- new site/blog- and INDIE BOOK released

D.I.Y. Micro-Shelters: NEW indie book-forum/site- w/cabins from garbage/recycling and then some I figured it was about time to get up off my arse and get an actual account here, as on a few other sites I constantly(!) read. I'll also post a few of the "constructed-from-roadside-trash" cabins I've built soon- here and on my own blog/site (if anyone's interested, if not, I'll resume beer drinking, and general relaxation). I'm also in the process of building a 16 square foot multi-purpose, mobile cabin-sleeper/sauna/greenhouse/ice-fishing shanty that I'll eventually post upon (its one of three cabins in the works in my Sanford N' Son-like backyard)- yeah, my wife is a trooper! http://www.relaxshax.com http://www.relaxshacks.com In the meantime, after WELL over a year of illustrating and writing, I've now finally completed (through tiny yellow house press) my own small houses/cabins book "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts- And Whatever The Heck Else We Could Squeeze In Here." Clockin' in, coffee-table-book size, at just over 100 pages filled with avalanches of sketches and redneck-thrift/yankee ingenuity projects and ideas, I'm now selling a small initial run of these hand assembled books (you can find all the details on the blog/post). Building your own windows, doors, solar showers, rainbarrels, bridges, furniture, and more from recycled crud, is all covered within. Inspirationally, the books owes good parts of its existence to the work of Lester Walker, David and Jeanie Stiles, D.C. Beard, Dan Price, and Lloyd Kahn. All in all, I'm a small-house book junky, and after the well started drying up a little (I've bought and read all the decent ones I could find) I decided to write my own. Anyway, thanks for looking, and I'll get some small house photos up soon! Happy belated new years to all! -Derek "Deek" Diedricksen

Topic by Deek D 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to make a MDF cube (6 sided, fully enclosed)?

I have scrap pieces of 5/8 MDF that I want to make 10inx10in decorative cubes (6-sided) with. I don't have any tools, so I will have to take them to a hardware store to have them cut, which they charge $1-2/cut usually. I need 7 or 8 cubes. I am thinking that a butt-joint is the easiest option for me, as I can easily glue & brad-nail... Since woodworking is not my forte I am feeling really stupid trying to figure out the measurements of the cuts I need. I do understand that 4 sides should be cut to 10in, but what about the other 2 (top/bottom)?  PLEASE help!!! :) I'd like to use the MDF I have as I've already purchased it, but if there is a different material that would be better suited to this project please feel free to comment. I am planning on painting them & displaying them in my home, so it will have to have a smooth finish.

Question by meggs 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Time-Lapse shows the beauty of the galaxy we live in.

I recently purchased a Canon EOS DSLR.This video made it painfully obvious what I need to be doing with it!This gorgeous video is a compilation of shots taken with a Canon EOS-5D every 20 seconds over about nine hours at a star party in Fort Davis, Texas. It's a humbling sight.The Canon was equipped with a fisheye lens (an EF 15mm f/2.8 lens) and powered with an external battery to capture all that goodness. The more interesting part is the replacement anti-alias filter the photographer, William Castleman, used: The Canon's stock AA filter blocks out certain red wavelengths to achieve a "more desirable" skin tone, but if it's replaced with a filter that lets those wavelengths in, you've got yourself a camera capable of shooting a galaxy, as seen here, even if we can't see it with the naked eye.Its also great to know about the filter, I am off to google more into that now!Check it out on VimeoVia Gizmodo

Topic by gmjhowe 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Renegade Craft Fair

FREE EVENT:Renegade Craft Fair opens its doors in LA and SF this month. (Watch for it in Chicago come September!)This event features the work of over 200 artists from all over the country working at the forefront of contemporary, affordable design! Handmade goods from clothing to stationary, ceramics, jewelry and limited edition concert posters can be found at the Renegade Craft Fair! Check the deets: LOS ANGELES will take place JULY 11 + 12 from 11am - 7pm, at the California Market Center. We'll be taking over the entire 13th floor penthouse of the Center, where gorgeous 360-degree views of downtown LA will provide the backdrop for our FREE urban art, craft and DIY extravaganza! SAN FRANCISCO will take place JULY 18 + 19 from 11am- 7pm, at Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion. Located on the sparkling waterfront, shoppers needing to cool off from all the excitement indoors at this FREE urban art, craft and DIY extravaganza can pop right outside for a refreshing gust of bay-breeze!Don't worry -- if you can't make it, you can always shop online!See the rest at renegadecraft.com

Topic by scoochmaroo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What books got you diy-dreaming?

I can remember reading DIY books as a child and feeling empowered to build.  Plans and dreams suddenly seemed within my reach.  Ultimate forts, robots, go-karts, chemistry experiments of rotten-egg gas... Online searching is replacing the hunt for hard bound how-to's.  However, I still love finding instructions in used books or old library stacks.  A lab partner in college found an old schematic of a vacuum-tube amplifier at a flea market.  The clarity of that diagram convinced us to make the amp for his guitar. Along those lines, I see some books have been mentioned in other forum postings  The American Boy's Handy Book The Forgotten Crafts Gizmos Haywired: Pointless (Yet Awesome) Projects for the Electronically Inclined Play With Your Food Two books I have found to be inspiring are The Art of Electronics by Horowitz & Hill and Stalking the Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons.  Art of Electronics pulled me out of "the bush league".  As for Stalking, I had never before read a cook book which paid so much attention to the preparation of the ingredients, as wild dishes require.  Classics. Care to share what set you free / inspired your creativity?

Topic by CrLz 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Where can I get large ( diamter larger than 3 ft.) plastic tubing for a child's diy inside gym/playground.?

I want to make a Super Mario Bros themed inside playground for my kids.  I'm basically wanting to construct some type of tubing to make a "warp pipe" tunnel large enough for them to crawl in and out and create a little wooden fort that's painted to look like a castle from the video game that would connect to these hypothetical warp pipes I want to create. I need whatever I am working with to be safe and smooth, non toxic, strong enough to support two kids btwn the ages of 2 and 4 years old & 25 to 35 lbs, and durable yet not so heavy & dense that it would cause injury to my kids if they bumped their heads. I've briefly looked at PVC piping and concrete forms and am a little unsure; would either or both of theses products be suitable for my idea (and do they even come that large)?  Or does anyone else have some suggestions?   Thank you for your time and any responses. 

Question by bellezza11 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How can you become famous when you dont even live close to Los Angelas, Hollywood, New York,etc? Answered

Im an inspiring singer actress dancer etc. I will take anything that will take me to the big time.  I love to sing and act the most, but I will take anything that comes my way.  My parents don't really support me in what I like to do.  They say to do stuff local first and I have been doing a couple things but they won't take me to an audition in like Columbus, Ohio or Fort Wayne, Indiana.  People have been telling me you will never make it to the top you're not good enough.  I would like to prove them wrong.  I would like to become famous before i get in to high school so I have like 2-3 years yet to go. I would like to inspire people to follow their dreams but it is really hard to inspire people when nothing has got me anywhere yet. I am thinking about becoming famous from my house and send videos to directors, but I don't think they will have enough time to watch the videos I would send in. I need as much help as I can get. Thank You So Much!  

Question by Sydney H. 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Fenix Launches ReadySet

Fenix Intl is a little company with a great solution for backcountry power. It’s the Fenix ReadySet: a mobile power source with a sleek design, which fits (along with its solar panel) in a backpack. It can also be charged with a bicycle generator or plugged into the power main, if that’s handy. They are targeting it towards remote parts of Africa, where power is rare and sun is plentiful, but I’d use the ReadySet’s 5- and 12-volt outlets to finally rig my swamp fort with the Arduino-powered extras it clearly needs. In addition to the USB charging ports, it’s got cigar lighter adapters, so charging a phone and running a radio in the wilderness are options as well. Sound good to you? Just yesterday, Fenix launched a Kickstarter campaign where pledgers are rewarded with discounted ReadySets and other Fenix gear. It runs until August 10th, though as of writing it looks like they’ll reach their goal by the end of the day! (Update: goal now reached. But you can still get the units at a discount!) What’s more, our friends at Fenix have given us lots of units to play with and use as prizes. Thus, Instructables will be running an “Off the Grid” contest in early August-September, to be based on rural and mobile power sources, green charging, and renewable energy solutions. And we’ll be giving lots of ReadySets away. What can you do? How could you make it even cooler with a Fenix ReadySet? Post your ideas below in the comments, and we'll look forward to seeing your Instructables in the contest! -SelkeyMoonbeam

Topic by noahw 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Anyone ever read this book? "Boys Handy Guide" (?)

I used to have a book, from about the 1920's, which I believe was called something like "The Handy Book for Boys" or "The Boys handy Guide" or something similar. It was a HUGE book, with illustrations, on how a boy could make just about anything - from building a raft, or a rowboat or a sailboat, to making root beer, fireworks, forts, aquariums, aviaries, traps, bows and arrows, games to play, how to whittle - it was a most amazing book, and of course, I lost my copy. So when this new book came out: "The Dangerous Book for Boys", everyone & myself included, got all excited about it, but it seems to be a pale imitation of what I used to have. the one thing I do remember about that old book, was it made a lot of assumptions about being able to easily acquire things that I would have no idea how to go about today - chemicals and glazier's leading and such, but I sure wish I could find another copy of that book. I bet it would be a great resource for creating new instructables or getting ideas - anyone else out there know about this book, or where to get myself another one? It seems like perfect reading material for this website! Some other things I remember; I remember the book being red, and being printed in England - it made a lot of references to the United States and had a very "English" writing style and wording. Ah-Hah! thank you Tool Using Animal - your perseverance has paid off for me. If anyone is at all interested in these books - look at the links in the comments below for a Project Gutenberg copy of the Boy Mechanic and a PDF version of The American Boys Handy Book from Google - both great resources for How-To's for all ages. Especially check out the illustrations for the boy-sized glider inside the Boy mechanic book - can you imagine allowing a kid to do something like that nowadays? Think of the lawsuits!!! :-)

Topic by timgesner 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago