Games4Girls Competition

This is an awesome competition for any girls interested in computer games. The computer science department at the University of Illinois has a annual contest called Games4Girls (G4G). Teams of up to 5 college women collaborate to build a computer games designed for girls in middle school and high school.  Cash prizes are offered along with donations to your schools department. The best part  is you don't need to have any programming experience.  Teams are required to use the Game Maker development platform to put their games together.  Game Maker has an easy to learn drag and drop interface that has a built in programming language for customization. I actually formed a team at my school, Union College.  We had registered and everything, but we started collaborating on the project in January near the registration deadline and we found we didn't have enough time to build a full game by the deadline (April 5th).  If this sounds like a fun event, contact a professor at your school this summer or the beginning of the academic year and form a team ASAP.  Registration Deadline for Competition - 1/22/2010 Game Submission - 4/5/2010 website: http://cs.illinois.edu/outreach/games4girls

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago


Smash labs

I'm watching smash labs andbheres what I have to say: How do they get enough money for all that they use? They smashed dozens of cars, completely covered a trailer home in carbon fiber, and all that stuff?!? Plus I don't like the girl she talks to people like they're idiots.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


Community Built Ball Machine.

Hey guys and girls. I'm planning to build a community built ball machine. IE, YOU suggest the elements. I'll build the lift, but either show a picture of the element, or a link to where it is used, and I'll hopefully have it finished soon.So, any suggestions?

Posted by ajleece 9 years ago


NachoDaughter Graduates From College!

. NachoMahma is proud to announce that his daughter now has a BA in Theater. With scholarships, grants, work-study, part-time jobs, &c;, her five years of college have cost me less than 10K USD ... that's TOTAL for the five years and includes room and board! That's my girl.

Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago


A Thank You to One Very Thoughtful Little Girl

This last Wednesday, while sitting in my daughter's hospital room,  I picked up my computer and checked my e-mail.  There was a message from Cattrampoline wishing for my daughter to get well soon.  It took me a moment to put it all together.  My little girl, known here as sistergldnhair, has a best friend, known here as themoose64.  Moose posted to let the Instructables community know about SGH's upcoming surgery. Here is the truth.  I am 45 years old and I did not see what one 11 year old little girl saw.  I should have know, but I missed how important this site is to SGH and just how much she would love to receive well wishes from the people here.  On a trip to California last year, all SGH wanted to do was see Instructables.  I heard for months about how she got to meet Fungus Amongus and Angelabchua and how she got to play with Angie's dog.  She was practically bouncing when one of her Instructables was Featured and squealed when Scoochmaroo and Penelopy sent her a comment.  She also did a Forensic speech on Instructables.  Wrote Eric an e-mail.  He responded with some links and she worked and worked on her project.  And a few months ago, we had planned to attend the Instructables event in Chicago.  Unfortunately the same day as that event, SGH had to have an MRI/MRA of her brain.  The dye made her quite sick and we were not able to go.  One very heartbroken little girl. She was scared to have the surgery, which was to her forehead above her right eye.  Afraid of the anesthesia and afraid of how she would look when it was all done. Moose wrote a post and received some criticism for spelling you as U and a few other mistakes in language usage.  I absolutely, 100 percent understand that criticism.  I edit and proofread for a living and I really do get it.  I am not at all fond of this texting lingo, but putting that part of the post aside, the meaning behind it was significant.  Two little girls that have been best buddies since Kindergarten and one of them did an amazing thing for the other in an effort to make this difficult time a little easier. So, I thank themoose64 and I am so thankful that I will have the opportunity to see her grow into an amazing young lady. As for my SGH, the surgery was a little more complicated than they thought.  She was very sick and the first smile she was able to give me was when I read her cattrampoline's message. She is very swollen and can't move her face yet.  This is all very traumatic, but we know it is only temporary.   Today is better, as I expect each day will be.  And she is working on her next Instructable, a hospital gown for children that keeps your backside covered =)

Posted by cdawisconsin 6 years ago


Geeks, Nerds and Dorks.

Here we are boys and girls (and others) . How about a lively discussion about the differences and similarities between the above groups. What about examples and even names of celebrities who fit a category. Whoops that was an oxymorone. A celebrity who is a geek, nerd or dork. Anyway I look forward to your lively remarks.

Posted by craftyv 7 years ago


Noobie Computer Building Resources/Info?

I was shoppin around for a computer when it hit me (following is a transcript of my brain activity pertaining to thought that hit me ) "Hly crp dees comps pricy me broke : ,( ... WTF wats i need buy4? il just build me an awesome comp,butw8, how u build 1? me no remebr!! me knows! Ibles!!!! yes ask ibles, ibles knows ask ibles mm growlie hungry need food yum food oh look girl no no look girl they slapy ouchie food must hav food computr mm good ..." (yes thats really how my brain works) Assuming you probably didn't understand that, I decided I'll just build a computer instead of buying one. Anyone know of good books/resources for a noobie computer builder?

Posted by KentsOkay 11 years ago


Weekly Challenge: Popsicle Sticks! Now Live

Hey guys and girls, I've launched a weekly challenge to see what cool things you can create out of popsicle sticks. You have until September 21st to enter your Step by Step or Photo Instructable. Good luck! https://www.instructables.com/id/Weekly-Challenge-Popsicle-Sticks-1/

Posted by zazenergy 7 years ago


Names, Names, Names

Okay so I have been writing SEVERAL books but it seems to me the names of my character's names just aren't good enough.... Anyway, I need some unique cool names for both boys and girls. I hope you can help! And I dont care what names you put as long as there are some ;) THNX A BUNCH

Posted by Squaggadoodle 6 years ago


OK, Let's clarify some things....

1) OK, I will clarify this after it confused me for so much time. For those of you who didn't know,Eric and canida are marriedI tell you this to help you avoid all the stuff I went through. I saw a lot of things that pointed towards this fact, but nothing actually confirmed it. I didn't have the courage to ask here, if I was wrong, the embarrassment would be too much.... So there.What happened to Stasterisk?Star Simpson is a girl that strapped a fake bomb to her and tried to go through an airport. It was a circuit board with play doh attached to it in certain spots. She is currently a student at MIT, which explains the website url. So if you want to get more of an idea of who this Star Simpson girl is. Check outthis pageAnd this ibles postMy name is BryantAlthough, I think Gorillazmiko made that quite clear. Get over it.

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


The music has brought to me a wonderful story? Give me your opinion

Ok, so while trying to get to sleep, about an hour ago, I decided to listen to "For Crying out Loud" by Meatloaf. I tried to daynightdream (Dreaming while awake at night) me singing the song.... the music has unleashed a story. I tried to keep the story going. I then listened to "Hallelujah" by Paramore, then "No Suprise" by Chris Daughtry. Here is the story: Plot: A man and his band have a dream of becomming big. The man is the singer. He meets a girl, who helps his band out, and is a guest singer with the man.The man feels this may be the perfect girl for him, until a terrible accident happens. Doctors struggle to keep the girl alive, but she ends up dying. The man, being so depressed, departs from his band until he finds life. He starts touring solo around his hometown. He dedicates a performance of a cover of the song "For Crying out Loud" by Meatloaf to the girl. At the end, he breaks down and curls in a ball in the back of the stage. Being so depressed, he doesn't realize that he falls asleep. He wakes up a few hours later. He finally leaves the empty theater, to go to the girls house. It is empty, except for her dog. He feeds the dog. He thens becomes curious, and reads the girls diary. The last entry of the day said "I am not sure why, but something doesn't feel right. If anything happens to me, let (the mans name) know, I love him". The man can't help but to be sad, with a touch of happiness. He places the diary back in her drawer, and goes back to the garage where his band practiced. He soon finds out that the band had found a new singer, and has ditched him... to already have a platinum record released. Will the man find hope to find his dream? Please tell me what you think. Tell me if you think I should try to see if maybe I can write it, then possibly get it published? I really want your opinion. Okay, so I just wrote my first chapter. Here it is: "Hey. Gimmie that drumstick over there. I lost my other one," "Well, you know that being destroyed will leave a void" "Shuddup with your logic, Brian. Wait... destroyed...void. Write that down for a song!" No one knew the drummers name. They just called him "Animal". The lead guitarist is Brian. The rythm guitarists name was Chad. But most importantly, the singers name was Damian. Damian Blue. Everyone knew his name. He was the popular one of the town. "Destroy... and... void.... Got it!" Brian said in a monotone voice. "Killer! Okay, lets practice our song Lost" So they did. They played. This is the bands most enjoyed song. Everyone loved it. The town, the citizens, the kids, and even the mayor showed up at a concert. These are the people, this is the life, this is the band "Pessimist or Optimist?"

Posted by Flumpkins 9 years ago


Laminar Flow

Thanks for all the help with making my laminar flow, I am nearly there but would really like to add a light so it can be seen at night. Is there a simple way of doing this. I cannot quite understand a couple of sites I have seen. This is such an exciting project I never believed it would be possible after seeing it at Bellagio but being able to interrupt the flow and also light it - simply- would be great.

Posted by Kiwi girl 6 years ago


Daisy 111b 4.5 cal (.177 mm) hollow point fix

Hey guys (and girls), this is XxsonicxX and I have an issue with my bb gun and .177 mm bbs. I need to figure out how to load hollow point into my daisy model 111b 4.5 cal. If you know how, Please reply here. Thank you. now enjoy these photos. ^_^

Posted by XxsonicxX 6 years ago


my moms clip buisness

My mother makes hair clips ponytails for girls and has some amazing designs. she'll be selling them at gateway elementary 17 of April 2009 her email address is clipcrazy@gmail.com her company's name is clipcrazy there is no clip or ponytail over 7$ if you want an appointment just email her. she also makes custom ones PS.she makes clip holders and sorry for the bad pictures

Posted by SorryBarry 9 years ago


Stone Rings

So i have a crush on this girl.  I jokingly proposed to her and we're "getting married".  But she wants a stone ring.  How the hell do i make one?  What should i use to cut it?  I have a shop full of woodworking tools at my great grandfather's, but i don't want to destroy any of his stuff.  If i can get this for her, she'll be super impressed. 

Posted by Lawlho 7 years ago


Gun Purse

I couldn't help but post this. The Persuader is a purse designed by James Piatt to look like a gun. He writes: "For the girl on the move the Pursuader features a handy cell phone compartment in the clip. Constructed by interlocking laser cut leather this handbag has no stitching. This is a combination of old-world craftsmanship and high technology. Create the look no one can refuse."For the woman in your life who has everything! - via Craft: - via geekologie - Link.

Posted by lebowski 10 years ago


Waterproof Jackets

Waterproof Jackets -Outdoor Scene specializes in some premium quality waterproof clothing. Our waterproofs are 100% waterproof, so don’t pay over the odds. Our products do the job perfectly well and look great. We offer a good range of men’s waterproof jackets, women’s waterproof jackets, boy’s waterproof jacket and girl’s waterproof jackets. Look no further than Outdoor scene waterproof clothing.

Posted by davidhicks 8 years ago


Donate to BGC & Receive PICO-8 for RPi!

Hello, Instructables Community! Here at Next Thing Co. we’ve seen such a great response from PICO-8 on C.H.I.P. and PocketC.H.I.P., we decided to keep going… Until Dec. 21st, give what you want for PICO-8 on your Raspberry Pi at getchip.com/pages/pico8. All proceeds go to Black Girls CODE, a Bay Area neighbor doing amazing work across the US introducing girls of color from underrepresented communities to computer programming. PICO-8 is a "fantasy console" that allows you to play 8-bit games created by the community. It also empowers you to edit existing games and code your own from scratch. Change the colors, music and create your own characters! We are excited to #CodeTogether and help support their mission to expand coding education. \(•◡•)/ - Lara and Everyone at NTC

Posted by push_reset 1 year ago


crazy dreams

Ever have them crazy dreams? This afternoon I went home and ate some salsa con cheese and took a nap after work.(an american nap, yes there is a difference). Now I dont know if it was the cheese or what but I had this dream of "romantic nature" and at the end the girl turned into a bag of salad! I dont know if its because I recently moved to Lawton Oklahoma. (Its not that bad) or eating cheese before nap time.

Posted by thematthatter 9 years ago


Knex Rack and Pinion?

Hey Guys and Girls, Recently I ran across an old prototype of a knex rack and pinion I made a long time ago. I was curious as to if there have been any other rack and pinon designs shown on the site of maybe that have been used in a project. Second: Would anybody have any interest in seeing the design before I take it apart? Any Ideas of what it could be used for? Thanks Killer~SafeCracker

Posted by Killer~SafeCracker 5 years ago


fax machines mobile comunication and working

Well im just trying to air an idea see if anyone can help what im trying to achieve is linking afaxmachine to acell phone NOT receiving or sending via email with athird party host any ideas guys an girls please note im most grateful to too many names i've built my micro workshop on others projects my turn now to try and add something

Posted by trapper23 10 years ago


Sweet cosplay or cool cosplay?

Romantic and lovely cosplay costumes are widely used in girl theme anime. This kind of cosplay costumes has elegant style, sweet color, also with lovely lace, can make you lovely and sweet. In many cosplay show, I have seen vocaloid cosplay costumes in xcoser.com, it also can be other’s love. Compare to it, Attack on titan cosplay will be very cool! Do you like attack on titan style or sweet style?

Posted by minic 5 years ago


The Filling or the Crust? We need your opinions!

Recent pie-related activities at Instructables HQ have incited the following question: Which do you prefer - the filling or the crust?I'm a crust girl myself, but recognize that is not the way of the world. Do you think there are cultural differences? Geographic preferences? Or perhaps just an early distaste for meringue that set me on the wrong path for life?Voice your opinions here and let the world know how you feel about pie!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Should I post Barrax's double barrel shottie and Barrett M82?

Well guys and girls, I've had the pictures sent to me by Barrax for his Shotgun (ORNAMENTAL - Doesn't shoot) and his Barrett (Shoots). Would you guys like me to post them? I think this should be a question, to be honest... NOTE: The Barrett pictures are on my ancient (7 year old) laptop, so it may take a while to recover them!

Posted by RMConstruction 7 years ago


On wednesday i saw

An RX7 just barely parked on the side of 410 with the flashers on, and a girl by it, she was pretty cute actually, and a ford explorer behind it, and knew, by instinct, the engine probably blew, due to not changing the oil, not putting oil into it, and just not taking care of it. Damn, another RX7 OFF the road, just what we need. I am just glad i can think of Aaron Cake's RX7 sleeping in its home, safe.

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


DIY Dialysis - an Ultimate Make?

There are makers, and there are Makers.Two years ago, Dr Malcolm Coulthard, of Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, had a patient too small for dialysis. The baby girl had suffered kidney problems following bowel surgery, but, at only 6 lbs in weight, she was too small even for the "child sized" dialysis machines.Rather than let the girl die, Dr Coulthard, with the help of senior children's kidney nurse Jean Crosier, designed and built her a dialysis machine from scratch in his garage.Every so often, the idea of Instructables Awards pops up, but only for people on the site. Kitewife said now they are people who deserve a Robot patch, and agree, but more so. We need to recognise the achievements of people like this, so I propose we set up an award - the Ultimate Maker award.Nothing dramatic, just a simple certificate they can frame, a Robot patch, and maybe a logo they can display on their website if they have one.What say you, Makers?BBC Story

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Dragon Samurai Chapter 3

Here's the third Chapter. The plot is thickening! :-) PLease tell me if there's anything that could be improved! Chapter 3 The dojo It took another few hours before we actually reached the dojo. The girl with the golden hair had come in and out of consciousness during the day. Clouds were starting to surround us and we weren’t far away from the entrance. I was about to ask my dad a question when a kunai shot past my ear and stuck into the ground. I turned my head around to meet a rain of kunai and shuriken. “Father,” I cried. He barely turned his head an inch before catching sight of the ninja weapons. We broke into a gallop and barely escaped the deadly blades of the kunai and shuriken. One shuriken was aimed straight at the girl. I took my bokken and deflected the ninja star. I had practised sword defence several times with my father. Not a second past when a second wave of weapons was launched form the trees. My father drew his katana and deflected several shurikens and I did my best with my bokken. A kunai embedded itself in my bokken and a shuriken grazed my cheek. I winced and held my cheek feeling the warm blood seep out of my veins. We were now metres away from the dojo’s entrance. No ninja would dare enter it. My dad called to the guards to open the gate and they obeyed. The gate creaked open and we rushed in. The gate closed and several kunai and shuriken clanged against the metal gate. Inside the dojo we were safe from any attack. I breathed heavily as I got off the horse. I got the girl down from the horse while clutching my cheek which was still bleeding. My father ordered me to take the girl to the healers. I walked through the dojo admiring the amazing buildings and statues. There was a beautiful fountain in the garden full of birds bathing themselves. I continued walking until I was walking past the training halls. Curious heads popped out of the halls and gasped at the girl with golden hair. The pupils soon returned to their training when the sensei hit one student’s shins with his walking stick. The young boy winced and held his legs. I had a feeling that the sensei’s hit was harder than it looked. We soon arrived at the healing quarters. I laid the girl in one of the beds and a lady carrying medicine rushed into the healing quarters. She quickly opened a door and placed the medicine on one of the benches inside the room. She came out of the room and noticed that I was standing next to the bed here I had laid the girl. “Oh, I am truly sorry for my rushing,” she said. “Now what do we have here.” “My father and I found her unconscious in a forest near here,” I started. “She’s been coming in and out of consciousness during our journey.” She observed the girl and felt the pulse of her blood. “Her blood circulation is running normally. She doesn’t seem to have a fever.” She performed several other medical procedures before she looked at me and said, “She just needs to rest. You on the other hand need to clean your cheek to prevent infection. Run along now.” I bowed and went to the bathrooms to clean my cheek. Inside I found someone I really didn’t expect to see. “Ryu!” cried Hiroshi. “What are you doing here, Hiroshi?” I asked amazed by his presence. “I’m here to train just like you. What happened to your cheek?” “We were attacked on our way here. A shuriken grazed my cheek.” “You also got a kunai in your bokken.” I looked down at my wooden sword. I took out the kunai which had put a hole straight through the bokken. I sighed. I’ll need a new one. I washed my face and told Hiroshi about our journey here. I explained how we found the girl and were attacked by ninjas. Every now and then he would gasp or gulp but I didn’t mind. Once you’ve lived with Hiroshi for over five years you get used to what he does. He always interrupted sentences with a mumble or yawn or any other type of noise including noise that didn’t come out of his mouth. A bell rang in the distance. It was time for dinner. I could smell the cooked rice and the chicken and my mouth started watering. We walked to the dining hall and sat down about halfway down the left side of the table. The teachers sat up on a raised table and my father was sitting on the far right. He was staring straight to the forest. His expression was hard to decipher but he seemed worried and I had a feeling that it had something to do with the ninjas that attacked us. The man in the centre of the raised table stood up and the hall went completely quiet. “Today we welcome several new students to our dojo,” he shouted in a superior tone. “For those of you who are new, I am Sensei Masako. Some of you may already have heard that the Emperor has been kidnapped by the ninjas. The dojo will be doing its best to help in any way possible. Be aware that this will NOT interrupt your training. Without further ado, let us begin to eat our meal.” Within ten seconds everyone was eating their food and talking to friends. My father ate and conversed with some of the sensei’s at the table but every now and then he would stare out into the forest. Something sinister is going on and I had a feeling that the kidnapped emperor was the least of our problems.

Posted by Tornado96 7 years ago


Preparedness:: Survival:: Game for Kids/adults

The Girls Scouts are hosting an Earth Day event that is about preparedness and the skills needed to be a survivor.  I'm trying to create stations or booths with different skills for students and adults to try or learn.  For example, one station will be learning knots.  Another station will have simple materials for participants to make a makeshift shelter. I need ideas that are fairly simple to teach or show at that stations that can be done in less than 10 minutes. I'm also interested in a game. Thank you.

Posted by tillytoo9 2 years ago


Recycled Vitam Water Bottles

        One of my teachers at school used to drink a lot of Vitamin water, and she would leave the bottles on her desk.  My enviromentally concious friend took the Vitam Water bottles home, and built a side table out of them.  She made the side table so that it can varry in height.  It's pretty sweet looking, I'll post pictures if I get the chance.  I just wanted to know what you guys (and girls) think about the idea etc.

Posted by Kidz_Creator 7 years ago


Introducing Marcello! (Our new cat!)

He's 17 pounds! He's huge. Three times the size of either of the girls. He's two years old - still a baby. We just brought him home today. He's still shy so the pictures are not that great. Didi loves him, she's been following him around all over. Jade hates everyone and she's hissing and hitting like mad. But she'll get over it. She always does. :D

Posted by jessyratfink 10 years ago


An Idea for Insrtuctables, what do you think?

I had a random Idea from absolutely nowhere but what If for each instructable there was a button (mabey near the rating buttons) for when you made the Instructable, this could show what people on this site were really into so we could have more of those. But as I was typing this out I realized then people might make more of that type of instructable and we would get less diversity. What do you guys and girls think?

Posted by TheCheese9921 11 years ago


BUST Stylist's Closet

Oh MAN!This is what I get for bragging on SF.The first ever BUST Stylist's Closet is making it's debut at The 2008 BUST Holiday Craftacular! And it's only in NYC*** A $10 VIP ticket allows you entrance to the closet AND one item of your choice from the many items contributed by participating fashion brands including Queen Bee, Revival Ink, Aviator Nation, Boy Meets Girl, Greta Cavazzoni, Yak Pak, Nikita Clothing USA, 80%20 Shoes, Vine and Venetia, Angel Court, Dear Creatures, Hellkats L.A., Osiris Girl's Shoes, and more! Those are some nice names. * Insider tip: The first 100 people to buy their tickets online get first dibs in the closet at 12 noon, before it opens to the general ticket-buying public at 2pm. The BUST Stylist's Closet will be taking place at the BUST Holiday Craftacular on Sunday, December 14th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NYC, from 10am to 7:30pm.***The BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular will take place in NY, LA and London UKRead all about it!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


First Crush...?

This is slightly linked with my previous forum topic.What age were you when you had your first crush?Was it the most powerfullest crush you ever had?Symptoms feelings or emotions when around her/him or thinking of her/him?What pick up line did you use when you asked her/him out? (if you did)Did she/he say yes???please answer the questions above.I think ive still got the same crush on her from about several months ago.Yes i think this IS my first crush. ( i may have fancied other girls but shes different i can't get my mind of her more than an hour.) ''weird'' ( even though i am 13)I feel funny around her, or when she asks me Qs.I haven't asked her out and i don't think i will.For now im just tryin' to be her friend.yes it is the girl from my previous topic that i was chuffed about.Please do it in that format!And again yes i know i am curious. :P :P :P :P :P

Posted by Baron A 11 years ago


Inappropriate Ads

Hey, I had a porn ad come up while I was looking at "Jobs Available at Instructables". It didn't have any names or words, just gyrating girls in thongs, and a place to click to enter. I'm at work, and ads like that could get me in trouble! At home they could get me in trouble with Mrs. Skunkbait! I promise I'm not being prudish (hey, I like thongs as much as anybody), but that was just too much. Can you see if you can do something about that? Thanks. - Skunkbait

Posted by skunkbait 10 years ago


Foam Board/Cardboard Shoes

Hey, I was walking past my little sister watching PBS Kids and on one of the shows this girl was trying to make her own shoes. Out of cardboard. Lightbulb. The only reason that they didn't work is because they got waterlogged. I am thinking that with good enough sealing and strong enough glue, useable shoes made from cardboard are a possibility!The only problem is that I don't have foamboard or time to spare or a working camera at the moment. If anyone could carry this idea further than me, have at it!

Posted by Thorondor95 4 months ago


Color changing stage lights?

I'd like to make a light that will accommodate 2 or three light bulbs/spotlights/floodlights so that one comes on, and ideally fades into the other. It would be used in haunted houses. I am pretty sure this is a simple build, but I'd appreciate direction or advice.  Or a full on Instructable. A simple setup with a switch (foot pedal?) that simply shuts off one color and turns on another would do.  A button that begins to fade one color out and another in would be better.  One that can be set to fade from one to another automatically at a predetermined interval would be awesome. Such a setup can be used to create a transformation effect as simple as Jekyll into Hyde or as elaborate as girl into gorilla. The reason I would prefer it to be automatic is so it can be "plug and play" with only one actor, and work even if it's a different actor each night. Probably something like this exists commercially, and A), I don't know what it is called B) I'm doing it for the Boy's and Girl's club, which has no budget, which means I'm paying for it, which means it needs to be as low cost as possible. C) If I can build it well and inexpensively, I'd like to play with variations on the theme.

Posted by justjimAZ 6 years ago


i don't know where to start???

Hey guys girls robots haha i hava a lot of electronics stuff and i am playing and thinking to build a project but every time i build something i stop with building so maybe you guys girls or something els can say what can build with my electronics  i have this stuff Arduino uno Arduino mega Arduino pro xbee different shields for arduin raspberry pi keypads lcd  relay boards ir remote and a lot other stuff but i want all my electronics to connect it in a big project, so my question do you know something create of have some ideas to build something awesome i was thinking a bout star trek and looking for the control panels to build something like that or better sorry for the bad english  greetings marijn  for questions you can mail me or put something on the forum. >marijn-elektro@live.com< thanks 

Posted by mvan h1 4 years ago


Can't edit videos made in old style video publisher

Tried everything on 2 computers. win 7, win 8.1, chrome 42.0.2311.90 m, and IE 11.0.96... I tried to edit a video made in the old video editor (https://www.instructables.com/edit/new?type=video) and it just shows a blank page.  I tried copying the edit code out of the url and putting in the new version and I get a message saying I need to use the old editor (which doesn't work)   I'd include an image but that doesn't seem to work either...  disabled ad blocker, still doesn't work.... in chrome Version 42.0.2311.90 m Also, I have a video thats listed as a draft that I can't get rid of (because it was made with the old video editor, can't edit so I can't delete it. if the old video editor doesn't work anymore thats fine just convert my 1 video to a step by step and I'll never use it again.  this video: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-the-3doodler-3d-printing-pen/ Looking forward to getting this stuff working :)  Thank you for your time, Amanda (Official Rainbow Girl)

Posted by Official Rainbow Girl 3 years ago


Valentine's Day gifts --Boyfriend Badges

Just posting this as it is seasonally relevant. Anyone looking for a fun, nerdy V-Day present might be interested in checking it out. My Etsy shop, Boyfriend Badges, sells pin back buttons that are like video game acheivements for couples.  They celebrate off beat relationship moments like farting in front of each other for the first time, drunk make outs, meeting the parents, first road trip, and many more. The shop was featured twice on Geekologie and last year I released Boy+Boy and Girl+Girl versions of the most popular set. https://www.etsy.com/shop/boyfriendbadges I've created a couple tiers of promotion for this upcoming V-Day: Use code LUV2016 for 10% off any Etsy shop purchase. Share the shop link on your social media and send me a link.  In return, I'll send you a promo code for 20% off your order. Submit the shop link to your favorite blog (examples --Bored Panda, Kotaku, BuzzFeed, etc). If they feature the shop as a result I'll send you a badge set of your choosing for free! Thanks for shopping with independent artists for holiday gifts, and for supporting love for everyone!--ashleyjlong

Posted by ashleyjlong 2 years ago


need ideas for a sailing kayak

hello everybody with the weather getting warmer down here in the south eastern U.S. my friend has invited me to go camping/kayaking with him and his family i have been kayaking with my friend's family before and had a great time but when we would race kayaks the girls (my friends sister and her friend) would always beat us (the guys) unmercifully mainly because the girls had the 2 person kayak and therefore more people power now this time i need a secret weapon and while i was thinking along the lines of torpedoes and surface to surface missiles i eventually ruled them out due to the danger aspect but then i got the idea i was looking for you see the objective is to get from point A to point B before the opposition not destroy the opposition then get from point A to point B at my own pace so i decided i would need to be able to travel at a faster rate than the girls so what i am thinking of is a sail now here is the challenge i am unable to make any modifications what so ever to the actual kayak so strapping a outboard motor on the kayak is out this leaves me with the idea of making a sail out of a few tent poles and a tarp but since i do not  know much about kayaks i need to know these things 1. how can the sail be anchored to the kayak without damaging or permanently altering the kayak in anyway 2. any ideas on how i can steer i have a few but i would like to hear yours also i have looked at the project sailyak by zigzagchris https://www.instructables.com/id/Project-SailYak/  and while this is helpful i need more specifics as mentioned above thank you, fidgety2

Posted by fidgety2 7 years ago


IR Cake.

Hello, Some friends asked my wife to do a birthday cake for a girl of eight years. With her ‹age she is crazy about princesses. Well, what came to mind was that despite having done many projects with Arduino i had never applied electronics in a cake. So we decided to join forces and add some light (RGB LED) and movement (DC motor controlled with an L298) to the cake. Here is the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmL1nR2-uEQ&feature;=youtu.be

Posted by pmartins4 5 years ago


knex saw rollercoaster

This saw the ride from thorpe park. it is a micro knex coaster. it has the blades on it that almost cut your face open and the car misses them by under a inch!!!!!!!!! (or 2cm). unfortunatly it currently has no chain on but it used to and it worked fine with it. should i post instructions???  ps. this has nothing to do with saw but has anyone ever seen a girl knexer that is actually good?? if you do want instructions you can have them for this or my new safe.(knex bank style safe)

Posted by slithien 8 years ago


Get well soon sistergldnhair!

After reading a very touching series of forum posts from sistergldnhair's friends and family, we were sorry to hear that this young author had to undergo some brain surgery. The procedure was successful, and we here at the Instructables HQ wanted to send our well wishes with a few gifts and a signed card.  Please take a minute to read through these posts, and leave your get-well-soon's in the comments below. PLEASE send sistergldnhair a get well message A Thank You to One Very Thoughtful Little Girl

Posted by kazmataz 6 years ago


White walls yellowing

Right so i cleaned off my white walls last night with some lava soap and purple power cleaner degreaser and scrub brush but i noticed they have a light browning effect not sure if that UV damage or some other type of oxidation.   ive checked around the interwebs and the only things i can come up with are  island girl sea glow,  bleche white and brillo pads with magic erasers am i stuck with the yellow??  ive only had these white walls since agust

Posted by Malhecho 6 years ago


sealing polyethyleen

I want to make a special tent for my Ford Explorer. I found some nice camouflage polyethylene canvas. Bought it and discovered then that you can't glue the stuff. The only option I can come up with is to seal it -to make it waterproof- but these machines are far to expensive for a one time project. Can some off you clever guys (or girls) help me to make a seal machine -maybe like a stamp?- so I can seal the parts together? Or is there a better solution? Greetings from The Netherlands and looking forward to your reactions. Wolfmanklaas.

Posted by Wolfmanklaas 9 years ago


The Oddity Fair... I Was There

Mutated Mini Fest performed by Les Claypool, Saul Williams, the Secret Cheif's 3, and Devotchka.The concert was at the Agora on the 22 in Cleveland and it cool AND weird at the same time. The songs that were on the PA as they were swaping things out were really weird. I took some videos while I was there of Les Claypool. Would you call Les Claypool Steampunk or not? Ask in Commments below.Mushroom Men- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBs3pGHmN6sRed State Girl- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDlIcDYvqUgUnknown- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDLKysO7RzI

Posted by Clayton H. 9 years ago


Advice please

Okay i'm gonna do a couple of things i don't do often: 1)i posting a forum 2)the real point of this forum, i need advice. okay this is what i need advice about There is a girl at school whom i kinda like. i don't get often to talk to her. but i have her as a friend on facebook. only time i have hung out with her is at lunch our lunch table, which had a half a bazillion people at it sometimes. other times it was just a few of us and we never really talked then, a little but not much. advice please?

Posted by flyingcheesearmy 10 years ago


My arm's can't feel pain!?

Today this girl was pinching my arm in this weird way thats supposed to hurt and i could barley feel it, so me and my friends put my arm to the test as soon as i started talking about the incident. My friend grabbed my arm with both hands twisting the skin in opposite directions (indian rugburn) dug his nails into it for long periods of time, stapled it, i put a little piece of glass into it (the top), bit down on it as hard as i could, and punched a brick wall. STILL NO PAIN!?!!?! wessup wif dat!

Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago


*Insert funny interesting and witty title here*

One thing I love doing with my friends is taking weird pictures. I recently got a suit for free (aww yea) and I saw the chance to do something ive always wanted to do.I need funny ideas for pictures with tuxedos. SO far I got:Get some tophats and take some rich pictures (this ones just for me and my friends, injokes and such)Men in Black When I first sported my suit at a party, two girls (yes cute!) came up to me while I was listening to songs on my ipod, and they said: you look like an FBI agent or something. One pair of sunglasses later, as well as remembering one of my favorite instructables, this idea was born. I gotta make the guns now...Billy the puppet, from Saw. I have the suit, and now I gotta make the mask. I also got a little girl bicycle (dont ask why...)Tuxedo+Guy Fawkes mask+cape+hat=awesome ( I KNOW HE DOESNT WEAR A SUIT! I KNOW! That doesnt mean it wouldnt look cool! SHEESH!!!)Also, Im gonna take a picture of with the Billy the puppet mask and a tophat, because you can never have too many pictures with tophats in it.Can you think of anything else?

Posted by Keith-Kid 9 years ago


Me asking for girl advice, who wouda thought eh?

I'm not one to ask forumers for girl advice because normally everyone gives "hollywood" advice, but I'm in a jam and don't know who else to ask. I have a girlfriend, believe it or not and Christmas is coming fast. I have nothing for her and no solid ideas. I have a couple really good ideas but I can't pull them off. she asked me for a blender, she seems really serious about it but obviously I can't wake up Xmas morning and feel good about a blender....... covering my bases I got one just so she can't be pissed I didn't get her one...... but I need a main gift. Also, her birthday is on the 28th of December.....this is the first gift giving occasion I have been with her and I have 2 in a row....... infact this is the first time in a good 5 years I cared enough about a girl not to break up with her before a holiday just to avoid gift giving (ya, I know....I'm a prick) my other problem is this........ after only knowing me for about a month my birthday came along........ she went out and tracked down my most prized possession that I foolishly pawned as a teenager.......I had to pay my rent ....... i was 18 and pawning my 5 string Gibson epiphone reverse headstock bass was my only option. she found it in a different pawn shop in town and paid quite a lot of money for it.......... for a guess....... I got a little over $500 for it when I pawned it....... and pawnshops usually double or triple the price tag in there store........ my guess is she paid close to a grand for it. for Christmas she got me concert tickets, a remote control helicopter and something else I don't know about. also for valentines day she bought executive box seats for a licolin park concert (she had to tell me about the concerts so I could take the time off work....) I am not a rich man...... I make a few bucks........ but I'm not loaded........... I have no clue what to get her. some of the ideas I did have were: 1. redo her condo...... paint fix stuff up ...... kinda extreme makeover but not so extreme....... this is something I know would make her happy but I have no idea how to get her out of her condo for 2 days without her knowing whats gong on. 2. book a cruise or all expenses paid vacation........ but like I said I'm not a rich man.......so I'll have to like.....put a down payment on it and then like....... give her the receipt for x-mas and go like 6 months later........ but I don't know if thats stupid or what? the only other thing I can think of is like.......... random junk like the blender and maybe some other crap so she has a few things to open on christmas that she likes and or needs and then take her out for dinner for her B-day and give her a diamond necklace........ but I hate buying jewelry for chicks. I must get 2 separate gifts for her because in conversation she has mentioned how people give her stuff and are like happy b-day / x-mas and she hates it......she also hates b-day presents wrapped in x-mas paper. I know she'd be happy if I gave her a pack of gum from the corner store......she's not materialistic or high maintenance........ but I feel like I have to do something nice and special for her? any idea's? keeping in mind I'm not a rich man

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago