Classic Gadgets Turned into Felt

A variety of iconic items from the past are turned into lovely felted and embroidered items by blublythemonster on Flickr. There's some amazing work here and I'd love to see them all in person. Just so that I could briefly touch them to make sure they're real. Flickr setvia bbgadgets

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Ideas for a spooky gadget?

I have a P&P; group and we're playing Cthulhu. I thought about giving an artifact as a handout that does something strange. Like a small stone figure that becomes warm or moist after the unsuspecting player holds it for a while. Or an old phone which is clearly unusable, but when needed it rings. Maybe I will need a remote to do that. But I'm looking for really simple solutions. Any ideas?

Asked by falkreath_guard 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Teaser for an upcoming project

The design is near final and it should be ready in mid January.  It's not 100%, but it is close enough to put together a video with - I did three; Teaser 1: Teaser 2: Teaser 3: Anyone guess what it is?

Posted by Gadget Gangster 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Anyone have a project idea for some old cigar boxes? Answered

I have several square wooden cigar boxes laying around in my room just waiting to be put to good use. Recently I've gotten interested in DIY electronic gadgets and I was hoping to be able learn more about electronics while at the same time making use of these boxes.  The picture below shows basically what the bow looks like.  it's about 6 in. by 6 in. x 4 in. deep.  Plenty of space for components. Any ideas for a fun (hopefully fairly inexpensive) project for me?

Asked by ZachyKras 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Got an old 775 intel processor

Hello everyone !  So let me explain myself, I got an old socket 775 intel pentium dual core e5200 processor and I wonder if I could turn it into a usb heater like this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSgW9AMeIjo The only problem is that I can't find out where to solder the USB wires using the datasheet : http://www.intel.com.au/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/pentium-dual-core-e6000-e5000-datasheet.pdf So my question is can someone find out where I could solder the wires ?

Posted by jyroman 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


I have an idea for an arduino project, but I can't find anything that resembles it.

I had this idea for a spy gadget, but I cannot find out anything about some of the functions I want it to have. I wanted to take an arduino uno and first off give it an Infrared LED and program it so that it can drown out all infrared signals by continuously blasting IR when a button is pressed. A universal jammer if you will. Second off I want it to be able to use an infrared sensor to detect infrared light when the function is active, and display the intensity of such IR on a LED board. Third of all I want it to be able to activate a burning laser LED to help start fires when camping, a sort of laser swiss army knife if you will. Fourth I want to be able to stick turn on a small LED for light. I was looking to see how each thing could be activated by a different button. I have a Keyes KT0003 arduino kit with no instructions on how to actually use the thing. Aside from the laser LED which I know doesn't come with the kit, are the infrared based functions feasible? All I want with the infrared is to be able to detect it and then just drown it out completely with the LED, I don't want to block any specific function. I just want to block IR in general. I also wanted to make an infrared universal transmitter out of it, but all of the things I saw relied on the arduino as a receiver. I wanted to be able to use the arduino as a sort of sonic screwdriver, able to activate any IR based device and control it, by pushing buttons attached to the arduino. Like I said though, everything was using the thing as a receiver, I want to turn it into a handheld transmitter able to control anything with a IR receiver.  Here is a link to the kit I have, I'm sorry if it doesn't describe it very well. https://www.miniinthebox.com/kt0003-a-basics-starter-learning-kit-for-arduino_p1861302.html

Asked by LMN1 11 months ago | last reply 11 months ago


What's up with the Glovebox Gadget Contest?

So, it has been around two weeks since the winners should have been announced and we are all left in the dark. What is going on? I have never seen this before with other contest.  Here is the link to the contest: https://www.instructables.com/contest/glovebox/

Posted by Zaqq 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


Clever gadget sock case idea, need advice

I just made my first instructable!!!, which is a clever little play on the quintessential "ipod"/gadget sock case...I have an idea to make the same type of case for something possibly as large as a laptop... Unfortunately, I do not have a sock that wide, nor am i willing to knit my own sock that large.. Any ideas on what sort of available alternative I could use? (I was thinking of cutting up an old hoodie...)Instructable here

Posted by urlostinmyworld 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago


Anyone know how to make a cool stealth gadget?

You might have looked at my last question about fireless smoke and the game im making, but i was wondering if you had any other ideas. i've already begun making plans on a dart gun, a sort of camouflaged robe,  and light body armor for underneath it. so, wat do u got?

Asked by mrfishy 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Hot Foil Pen / Hot Stamping Pen? Answered

Hello everyone, anyone know How to make a marking pen hot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OcIhV6syns Thank you geniuses and Happy Holliday How How

Asked by howhow 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


How do you make a panoramic camera hat from disposable cameras?

I am interested in replicating the panoramic camera hat from the music video for Darwin Deez Radar Detector (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pbdLqTh_x4).  I know that the shutters are triggered remotely, but am unsure where to begin.  Any and all help is appreciated!

Asked by abassman 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE GADGET OR CONTRAPTION THAT MYTHBUSTERS BUILT

From the steam canon to the lead balloon,talk about the gadgets and contraptions the mythbusters built.

Posted by comodore 10 years ago | last reply 7 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 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Gadget Gangster Propeller Platform

The Propeller Platform Module (pictured below) includes an 80Mhz, 160 MIPS Parallax Propeller microcontroller, 32kb of EEPROM with space for a second EEPROM, 5V and 3.3V Voltage Regulators and the pin sockets to add additional Gadget Gangster Platform modules like the LCD UI Module or the Prototyper Module.All Gadget Gangster Platform Modules utilize .1" pin spacing and are breadboard compatible. Here's a little video demonstration of the LCD UI and Propeller Modules: What is the Gadget Gangster Platform?The Gadget Gangster Platform is a lot like the Arduino with a few improvements on the basic idea;-Modules (a.k.a. shields) can be connected to each other on top and bottom. For example, you might have a Propeller module in the middle, an LCD UI on the top, and a prototyper on the bottom. We've got a few initial modules to start, and we'll continue to expand on the selection with more modules and microcontrollers.-Pin spacing is .1". This makes the Platform compatible with breadboards, and it lets you use Platform modules in combination with other project boards.-The board footprint is 3.8" x 2.5", which is the same footprint as ExpressPCB's MiniBoard service. This makes it easier to add your own custom module.-Because they're featured in Jon Williams' Spin Zone column in Nuts and Volts, they're well documented. The Propeller Platform Module will be the basis for many of projects described in his upcoming columns and the LCD UI module will featured in his September '09 column. -Platform Modules are licensed under the MIT license (essentially public domain), giving you the flexibility to use the design in commercial products or anything else without restriction.[/list]I'm super-excited about these new project boards. There's more info on Gadget Gangster but if you have any questions, you can just reply to this thread.

Posted by Gadget Gangster 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Are tiny gadgets that connect to TV's to play videos hard to make and if not why haven't anyone or company made one yet?

I've seen small sound boxes created to play sounds or voices, but have never seen small battery (cell or AAA) powered devices that'll connect to the video inputs to play short videos in a loop. This would be a good product for businesses that want to play a certain video over and over on a TV/monitor display without the need to hook up a dvd player or other power hogging device.

Asked by davidkichi 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Infrared transmitter and receiver

I want to make a gadget which sends a few kb of data via infrared and also receives data via infrared with a timestamp. However, I am stuck as I have only used arduinos before and I have to design a circuitboard which I have never done before, with PIC microcontrollers (must be cheap ones). I need help a) choosing a microcontroller and b) assembling all the components into a circuitboard (ir transmitter, receiver, microusb port to transfer data to pc, battery). Gadget will eventually be portable so make everything light. Thanks Khalid

Posted by khabro 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


How to make an extern small lcd screen and use it for simple informations (mail reception or msn discussion...) ?

Hi, I saw this in many gadgets and I want to do it by my self... Is there a way to use an old PSP's (or telephone's) LCD screen and connect it to the computer then display some informations on it? Please help me, and thanks a lot.

Asked by wassgha 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


iDropper LEDComm Electronics

Has anyone used the iDropper and/or the LEDComm as mentioned in some posts on throwies recently. How does the rfid option work with these things.

Posted by sswcharlie 10 years ago


Are You Charles Yarnold?

I've just watched the first episode of Sky TV's new show, Gadget Geeks.  It's a mixture of review show, trying out real gadgets in semi-real situations, and Maker show (in this episode, they built a portable bullet-time camera rig, turned an electric tricycle into a monster truck, and made a toothbrush into a sander. This last might sound familiar, and I think there'll be a few more Instructables seen on the show, but I think there's good reason. It was only a passing moment, which I had to pause to take this photo (with my iPod - my proper camera has flat batteries).  On the lid of Charles Yarnold's laptop, for all to see, is an Instructables sticker! Are you Charles Yarnold?  Do you know him?  Did you give or send him the sticker? Did you meet this man at the Newcastle Maker Faire? The community needs to know!

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


i found a girltech make-over thingy and i want to use the camera

I found a thing in vinnies and i want to use the camera. what should i make with it?

Asked by The nerdling 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


how can i improve the voltage of my solar power "my voltage is 1.3 volt with probably 10 mA? Answered

Is this possible and is there a circuit raise voltage PLEASE HELP ME

Asked by mohammadsalem94 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


Can somebody tell me what this device is called? Answered

I saw this in a movie and wanted to know if its real. If it is real I wanted to know the brand and what its called. I know it might not be real.

Asked by steve-lane 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Excellent Forum, Glad I Joined

I just recently joined as a Pro member, but I've received a lot out of Instructables over the years. The last "prank" instructable that I participated in were those cell phone zappers. I don't know what kind of experience or success rate other members had with this, but I just wanted to die laughing at times when in stores, doctors offices, etc..., and someone would either call or receive a call, and 'ye olde zapper' went into action, and I'd estimate a good 90+% of the time, the call was terminated very shortly because of a dropped [or loss of] signal. My unit was rigged  up in a book, so it was really drew no attention.

Posted by eagleshadow 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Ziphius, the aquatic drone

Hello everyone, Ziphius is an aquatic drone controlled by your smartphone or tablet. Although we are still in stage of development, we already have a fully functional prototype. This prototype has a Pi and Arduino inside. Right now, we are using Unity for the games development. It will be available to both Android and iOS. If you're interested, check our video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDlNh2fgUpo Your feedback is very important for us, specially now that we have been selected to be one of the semi-finalists on the Insert Coin competition, organized by Engadget. engadget (dot) com/2013/02/15/insert-coin-new-challengers/ Thank you.

Posted by Roaz 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


MAKE's Gadget Freak Design Contest

MAKE has just launched its Gadget Freak Design Contest. Design a gadget and enter the contest to win $1,000 and have the kit for it sold in the Maker Market. Second and third prizes are $500 and $100. Calling all gadget freaks!

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


How does the Magic-Flight Launch Box vaporizer work, and how can I make one?

A challenge to all you rebellious Instructablers: There is a pretty neat small herbal vaporizer called the Magic-Flight Launch box (check it out here: http://www.magic-flight.com/). It looks like a very interesting device, the only problem is that it comes in at a whopping $100. I'm willing to bet that someone out there can design something like this for much less. Can you?

Asked by teroblacknight 8 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Neat Gadget

I just made an 'ible for a really neat gadget, the mini grapple gun, check it out

Posted by evilkidjr 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Cool Gadget

This might be old news but I've just found this and thought it was a very nice thing .http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/this-gadget-rocks-the-worlds-newest-musical-instrument-791234.html

Posted by FriendOfHumanity 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


how to subscribe things to make a gadget? ?

Asked by meetdand 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Im starting an ebay gadget store. what are some cool fun things to sell?

Well technically ive already started, but now, ive made enough profits to begin expanding. At the moment i sell 70mw green laser modules (not pointer pens), carbon graphite rods 5/7/10mm wide at any length and from time to time i try and get rid off my liquid a$$ stink spray, though people tend not to buy that as postage is $6, and lastly long range, but very cheap, 433mhz receiver transmitter pairs . All of this , from within australia, i plan on selling things which are awsome, as well as generally inaccessible by many australians. Currently i intent to buy up 6v spark gap ignitors , identical to those on sparkfun, different coloured laser modules, titanium to weld to my MMO anode mesht cuts, more wireless receiver/transmitter pairs, though, this time, toggle/momentary ones, currently my ones are latching, i plan on buying small shockers, and lastly, Nitrates, Aluminium powder, sulfur, and all those chems which are so hard to find in australia. Also, i will start buying more, and in larger amounts, thermochromic pigment. I also plan on building DC-DC HV converters, for charging coil gun capacitors, (based on the instructable of the same name, once i get permission to use the schematic to base my design off to sell), small shocker modules (to make taser things from), Various oscillators, like flyback ones, 3D printing services and 1W regulated 808nm burner modules. Now, ever since i discovered the spark gap ignitor wholesaler, ive been thinking, "what else could i sell thats awsome and hard to come by?", but legal too, this is ebay after all. I would really like some help in finding things which arent especially expensive or big (im not buying stuff which costs like $100 a peice), but also things you would like to see sold in your local gadget stores. Really, just anything in this general catagory, stuff which is really awsome or very hard to get, either in australia or anywhere, but not illegal. like novelty gadgets, or things which do amazing things, such as mini spy cam bugs or something. I really need help, i know what kind of things I LIKE, and want, but not what others like and want. please help me out!

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 6 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


How could i produce fake steam/smoke effects for a steampunk costume?

I am in the process of making a steampunk/mech themed costume for an upcoming comicon. As the centerpiece for the costume i am trying to make a literal chimney tophat which i would like to emit steam or smoke or something similar in appearance from its open top. I need some kind of gadget or means to produce the desired effect that can be fixed inside the body of the hat. It needs to work in a safe manner and be compact and lightweight enough to wear inside the cylindrical part of the chimney hat just above my head. As a back up, in case i cant find a solution to the above problem in time, im intending to hack a bubble gun and use that for a stream of bubbles but i would prefer to have a means of producing a relatively convincing stream of fake steam/smoke. Any ideas are appreciated thanks... P.S. im not sure if this should be posted here or perhaps in 'science' so apologies if i posted in the wrong area

Posted by ambientvoid 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Inateck Contest For Giveaways : Grab the chance in the last week !!

Just want to share with you this contest activity. Inateck launched this activity as a reward  for fans’ support and participation. They totally listed 5 free newly-launched products as the following : Prizes: 1. 1 X Inateck HB5001 4-Port USB 3.0 + 1-Port Charging Hub 2. 1 X Inateck KT4004 4-Port USB 3.0 PCI-E Express Card For MAC Pro 3. 1 X Inateck FE2003 USB 3.0 Superspeed HDD External Enclosure 4. 1 X Inateck FD1003 USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station 5. 1 X Inateck Kindle Paperwhite Cover Ends on 08/04/2014 11:00 am CEST (Tue.) Terms and rules please refer to this link : https://www.facebook.com/inateckofficial/posts/479331545505114 Wish to be a luck guy with you !

Posted by andersonlono 4 years ago


How to make gadgets ?

I want to know how to make gadgets like iphone (touch screen things), mobiles like nokia nseries, etc. Which course i need to study to make gadget's (especially touch screen tech's) hardware and software ?, I saw Chinese people make duplicate ipod's mp4 players..etc including hardware and software. how do they do it ?

Posted by milans 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Gadget Category

I was wondering, Why isn't there a 'Gadget' catergory for Instructables? you reasons will be much appreciated.

Posted by Tom Buckey 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Where can I sell my old electronic gadgets and appliances? It is on as is where is basis...thanks?

I would like to sell my old electronic gadgets and old appliances. Is there a site online where I can post my ads..thanks

Asked by ayreeh109 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


what gadget is the best

At my work place this topic has been talked about so i wanted to see if any of you thought that this gadget is best so please tell me witch one is best

Posted by disco diva 12 years ago | last reply 11 years ago


Has anyone made a gadget or machine to seal drinking straws in bulk.

Hi. my names ziyaad and i am from south africa.i recently started making a pixie stick, honey stix type candy in south africa.but i am having one problem which is sealing the straws in bulk.have no time to seal few at a time.need to seal like 2000 an hour.any ideas or help in this would be highly appreciated?

Posted by mzminty 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Question about converting a 9v Battery Gadget to AA's.

Hi. I have a Boss DS-2 distortion pedal, but my problem is, it drains the 9 volt batteries like a semi-trailer. So I basically wanted to convert it to AA batteries. Technically speaking, I'll need 6 AA's to make 9volts, but 9 volt batteries have a different current don't they, or will that not matter in this application. I'd also like to insert an on/off switch because it drives me crazy that the only way to remove it, is by pulling out the 'input' cord (guitar to pedal). Please respond if you know the answer.

Posted by Noodle93 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


how to make Water Dancing to music

How to make Water Dancing to music like here: /watch?v=V__gXW8lSAw?

Asked by itge13 5 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


So I just watched Goonies and I think someone should make an instructables on how to make a Data outfit.

There's a picture of it incase you all don't remember http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_dClyRtJqc88/TArpZtKGKcI/AAAAAAAAAHU/dG-IFCWLgPY/s1600/DAta.jpg And heres one of the features http://www.retroist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/inventions-data-goonies.jpg Would love to hear back from someone who's also a big Goonies fan!

Asked by joe375 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


iPhone 3G - Anyone getting one??

The new iPhone was released yesterday and is available for purchase on July 11th, is anyone here going to get one or considering getting one?? This one is alot cheaper so im going to take the plunge and buy one :D

Posted by =SMART= 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Are There More Suggestions On Secret Stash And Safes...? More To The Spy Side...!? Answered

I Wanna Kinda More On Safes And Stashes. Also I Wanna Know Where Are The Good Places To Hide The Stuffs In A Home. I Also Want Tutorials On Home-Made Spy Stuffs. Hope That I Get Good Response. Thank You...!

Asked by yusuf786 9 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Simple homemade clutch for a flywheel toy?

I love those old flywheel toy cars and pump tops, but they are getting too rare to disassemble and I'd love to know how they work! I understand the push part, like in a push drill. What I can't seem to find is how to get the wheel faster and faster with repeated pumps. There must be some sort of clutch that somehow doesn't need to match speed with the spinning wheel, and it must be simple, or they wouldn't have used it in those (originally) inexpensive old toys, I do remember that there was no ratchet noise. But I can't figure it out. I know this sort of thing used to be quite common, but I'm drawing a blank on the internet. Any help will be appreciated! Many thanks!

Asked by eruger 2 years ago | last reply 7 months ago


Door Peephole LCD Monitor Project. How-To & Ideas?

This is the premise of my project: To mount a webcam to a peephole that will display the video feed to an external monitor. I am in a dorm room at college and my desk is far from the door. It would convenient to see who is knocking without getting up - and to see if someone really is knocking. (Since the doors are close together a neighbor's knock can often be misinterpreted.) I have sufficient electrical engineering skills to carry out the project. But I was looking for insight on how I could potentially wire a spare USB (UVC) Webcam to a display. My intention is to use one of the several spare laptop LCDs I have and mount it in a convenient position.  The project by no means needs to be wireless unless using an A/V Transceiver offers simple integration. If anyone knows of a medium I can use to directly pass the video signal from the camera to the display without use of a motherboard, please let me know. ~*~ANY ideas on the matter are greatly appreciated and I thank you all in advance for any help you may have on the matter ~*~

Asked by DSChris 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Youtube-How to squize these gadgets into Videos

I am A Youtuber and I have been lately contemplating about how to use these gadgets in video. Not those how to videos but, comedy movies like Smosh. so if you have an idea or have please comment or continue the forum.

Posted by Undergroundoga 10 years ago


Some rather cool gadgets I came across while looking for something else....

Here is a link to a listing of really Cool Gadgets and such... And what is up with this ? Newtonian Fluid ? I think I want one of these chairs :-) As well as the Sun visor @ mp3/.TV/.DvD listed there. Items like the Rubik's Cube for the blind are cool too. There is even an RC camera car and matching virtual headset combo :-)

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago




how can we take amplire out of audio gadget?

Can i build a amplifer from a portable radio?

Asked by bittu 1 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago