fabric glue and gore-tex?

Greetings all, I just aquired a rather expensive hat,however, being the kind of person who reads instructables on a regular schedule, I want to improve it by adding several pieces of velcro, that I may attach various useful or decorative objects to it.I don't wish to sew it because,A: I'm terrible at sewing.B: the hat has an inner lining, and I don't want to attach both layers together.so this leaves glue, I was wondering if there were any experts on here with knowledge of fabrics and fabric glue.what kinds are there?what kind should I use?will fabric glue makegore-tex melt? catch fire? acquire magic powers and cause amphibians to sing?

Topic by srunner 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


How do I fake a pencil or some other object look like it's sticking out of my body?

I want it to look like someone stabbed a pencil through my head, but I can't figure out how to make it stick.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I've greased my GORE-TEX hiking shoes by accident - how can I get the grease back out of the pores?

The GORE-TEX material is waterproof but still breathable so your feet don't get too hot while hiking - problem is, I forgot that you're not supposed to use grease on that material b/c it will fill the pores so the material can no longer breath. What now? How can I get the grease back out? I thought about putting them into the washing mashine but than I thought this might harm the GORE-TEX, too...?!Help!PS: The shoes are LOWA hiking shoes, the outside LOOKS like leather (which is why I thought I could use grease), if this is any help!Thanks a lot!

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I need an online multiplayer game that is like modern warfare 2 that u can go to the url and click the game and play Answered

I need something that is almost identical to modern warfare 2 but is online and easy to get to and no downloads

Question by Bert99 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Global Warming Confusion

NOAA released this a couple of days ago. Global Warming effect on Hurricanes. This is not what Al Gore told us. What gives?

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


100% of Electricity from Renewable and Non-Carbon Sources in 10 Years

In the best talk of the 2008 Web 2.0 Summit Al Gore called for president-elect Obama to make a man-on-the-moon-like pledge to generate 100% of the United States' electricity from renewable and non-carbon sources within 10 years. Al Gore is truly an amazing orator, and when he got fired up about the climate, renewable energy, energy independence, and how it could play a centerpiece of our economy, I got fired up and so did the rest of the audience. What really sent shivers down my spine was this observation: When Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon, the average age of the control engineers running the mission from Houston was 26, making them 18 when Kennedy made his pledge in 1960.Generating 100% of our electricity from renewables and non-carbon sources in 10 years (let's call it 100-in-10) is the same caliber of challenge, but unlike getting to the moon -- which was something only a government could do at the time -- building a full economy of renewable energy should be orchestrated by the government, but requires the efforts of countless makers. I seem huge numbers of opportunities, both large and small, to make a difference and have impact. Get an engineering degree and invent a new type of powerplant, design and publish plans for low-cost DIY solar home heaters, be an advocate of renewable products and services. It's clear that a lot can happen in 10 years, and even if Obama doesn't call for 100-in-10, the time to make a difference is now. This is cross-posted on Makezine here.

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


compiling the definitive guide to awesome conferences

Hi there,Do you all know of any interesting conferences that are coming up or that happen annually? I'm particularly interested in those related to environmental sustainability, international development, and the design process, but everything's fair game. If there are enough ideas, I'd like to bring them together in a more-readable instructables slideshow. So let everyone know! What's the conference about? When and where is it going to be? How much does it cost? Who else will be there? (Here's Al Gore at TED)

Topic by m0d 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


My biggest childhood crisis!!!

That reminds me one time I got a bead stuck up my nose it was up so far you couldn't feel it if you stuck your finger as far up as you could. that night I went to a hospital and it took 4 nurses to hold me down while they stuck small vacuums up my nose. ( I was actually over powering the nurses and I was only 7 years old.) I could see blood going up the vacuums tubes.... all failed that night so I want home and went to bed. the next morning my mom took me to a eyes nose and ears doctor ad he just numbed my nose with a little dropper and suck a piece of curved metal up there (I still screamed a lot but I tried not too move) and hooked it around the bead and he pulled it right out. one try. it felt so weird with that thing up my nose. on the way home my mom took me to toys 'R' us and bought me two lego sets. I was like "oh yeah"!!!!

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


Budget for Zombie FX?

Hallloo. I am trying to come up with a budget for make-up and gore FX for a decently funded Zombie movie. Usually I work with an existing budget, and I've never done anything this extensive. There are 8 dessicated zombies, a few of their heads explode, one human head is destroyed with a sledgehammer, drill-bit in the eye, that kind of thing. Any advice, past experiences, memoirs, etc. would be wonderful. I'm a sculptor by training, so that's how I'm looking at this project. Like gross kinetic sculptures. Yikes, and away!

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


Refinishing hood of early 90's BMW?

My buddy has an early 90's BMW...the model number slips my mind. It's jet black, but for reasons unknown, the front hood's clear coat has faded considerably. I was planning to simply mask everything and use some DuPont Clear Acrylic lacquer that I picked up at an Advanced Auto Parts store nearby; then buff it out later with polishing compound. Am I missing anything? It's completely rust-free, no dents etc. Thanks.

Question by guitarman63mm 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


$25 Million for Capturing Carbon

Gore and Branson have teamed up to sponsor an X-prize-like competition for capturing carbon dioxide. I love these types of competitions. Is anyone here on Instructables in a position to enter? With a bit of industry-sponsorship, this would make for a series of fantastic Ph.D projects. From: http://www.nature.com/news/2007/070205/full/070205-16.htmlA multi-million dollar prize is on offer to anyone who can invent a device that will remove significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. As one of the largest science prizes on offer, it is likely to attract huge interest globally in a bid to combat climate change.The initiative was launched today by British billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and former US Vice-President Al Gore in London.The US$25 million "Virgin Earth Challenge" Prize can be claimed for any invention that will remove "significant" amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - perhaps in the order of a billion tonnes a year. Current global emissions are more than 7 billion tonnes per year."The winner must be able to demonstrate a commercially viable design which will result in the net removal of anthropogenic, atmospheric, greenhouse gases each year for at least ten years without countervailing harmful effects," state the written rules of the competition. It must "contribute materially to the stability of the Earth's climate".The winning entry could be anything from manufacturing bacteria to install in industrial emissions pipes, to creating a system that buries CO2 underground, or even inventing artificial trees to breathe in the gas from the air.

Topic by ewilhelm 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Kite surfers jump pier

A story for Eric... Two kite surfers from West Sussex took advantage of strong winds on the south coast to realise an ambition to jump over Worthing pier. Jake Scrace, 25, and Lewis Crathern, 24, had been planning Monday morning's jump for three years but had to wait for perfect weather conditions. Carpenter Mr Scrace, who makes kite boards, and professional kite surfer Mr Crathern are both from Worthing. Between them they have 16 years' experience in the sport. They took off from Goring to the west side of Worthing in gusts of wind that were more than 40mph, and had two helpers on the beach.     Link to BBC story, with video.  

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


Random Knex Challenge 6- Medieval Weaponry!

Random Knex Challenge 6- Medieval Weaponry! WIN A PATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is now closed. Oh yes! That is right! The Medieval period, a time of blood, gore, and best of all, WEAPONS! Yes, this round is simple, you have to make a type of medieval weapon, there are many many choices of things to choose from in this challenge, including: Trebuchets, catapults, throwing axes, lances, club, flail, war hammer, long sword, ect... Here are some rules for this challenge: Must be based on a real medieval weapon Must have been made AFTER the contest started Must be 100% Knex (String and tape allowed) Must be entered by 7th Febuary 2010 List of entrants for this round: Killer~safecracker Knexfreak95 Good luck! And happy building!

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


Stop-Motion Animation Help - Which Program to Use?

After watching Rejected (PG-13 for language, simulated gore) by Don Hertzfeldt, I was somewhat inspired, though getting inspired from a film like that might seem a bit strange. Anyway, I want to make a short film just like that: crappy, incredibly insane, and pointless, though I won't use much (if any) bad language. I have tons of paper, and yes, I understand that it will be one helluva lot of drawing. I have a camera and a tripod, I just need to know what program to use that will let me put it all together, with sound. Would Windows Movie Maker do it, or Flash? I'm on a really low budget ($0) so buying a program is out of the question. Any help would be appreciated!

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


He who says there's no such thing as global warming.

A friend of mine today firmly told me that there's no global warming and we should all stop trying to struggle improve efficiency (and then as an afterthought added "especially with policies, and liberalness and the such). It was a dumb inconsiderate reply but non the less, I snapped at him. I told him that we should just let ourselves cut down all the trees and pollute our atmosphere so much that marathon running would become a dangerous sport. He looked at me sheepishly and said something to the effect of well you shoulden't worry so much and Al Gore is a nutcase. Typical conservative catholic response. The point of telling you this story was to encourage you to say what you think in the comments section, and to inspire you to create ways to make us (the race of polluters) better. So go on, debate it up!

Topic by DELETED_craz meanman 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Screw TED - come join BIL!

The cognoscenti among you may know about the upcoming TED conference in Monterey, CA this week. TED is a prestigious, invitation-only, $6000/person gathering on Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED - get it?), and attracts hordes of Really Cool People, such as Craig Venter, Amy Tan, Al Gore, Louise Leakey, Ravi Shankar, Phil Zimbardo, Bob Geldhof, etcetera, etcetera... About 1,100 people are expected to attend TED. This year's conference theme is "Big Questions," and speakers will be looking at core issues like who we are, where we came from and what our place is in the universe. ( WIRED)Of course, the vast majority of you will have no chance in hell to actually be able to attend TED, and meet any of these Really Cool People. That's why this year there's an alternative for the rest of us:BIL! This weekend, March 1-2, Monterey, CA(Stands for Breeding. Intelligence. Lounge.)BIL is an open-ended gathering designed to complement TED, and begins just after the closing beach party that ends TED on Saturday. Bil, loosely organized by Princeton University student Marshall Reaves, does not charge attendees but conference goers must create their own roster of speakers -- anyone who shows up at Bil can give a presentation there. The list of scheduled speakers includes some current and past TED presenters. ( WIRED)To quote their website: Our event is self-organizing, emergent, and anarchic. Nobody is in charge. If you want to come just show up. If you've got an idea to spread start talking. If someone is saying something good, stop and listen.If you're interested, sign up on their wiki, bring your own folding chair, your laptop, a cell phone and show up...

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


Halloween Makeup

Getting a gory effect can be the perfect addition to your Halloween costume. There's a big difference between looking kinda pale or sorta dead and people wondering what disastrous thing happened to your face! It's worth it for the way people do a double-take as they see you.Check out this list for some inspiration and if you make something awesome this year be sure to document it and enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Decorations Halloween Costumes Halloween for Kids Pumpkin Carving Halloween Party Halloween Masks Realistic Wound FX by Pull and Twist Get yourself all bloodied and gashed up as if you were just assaulted by a werewolf. Sure to creep lots of people out. How to MAKE a Geico Caveman Costume by BeerBellyJoe Devolve yourself with the help of some makeup and a fake beard. How to Apply Elf Ears by jforbess Elves are magical creatures and with just a few dollars you can pretend that you're one as well! Realistic Vampire Bite by Pull and Twist It's... the bite! Make your friends worry that you're about to turn into a vampire with the help of some well-placed bite marks. As Realistic as Zombie Makeup Gets! by abandon your idols The zombpocalypse is coming and you're either a flesh-eating zombie or you're just a container for braaaaaaiiiiins! Get on the winning side with some makeup and fake blood. zombie makeup by zombiecore So maybe the pale-faced zombie thing isn't scary enough for you. You want a face full of gore to show that your body is decomposing as we speak. This is the place for you. Make teeth mold for Halloween Teeth by MastaAzumarek Those cheap vampire teeth at the Halloween store keep falling out, right? Then make a mold of your own teeth to help get a custom set of incisors to die for. Fake a Cut off Finger by loup226 It happens to the best of us. Just chop chop chopping some veggies and whoopsy-daisy there goes a digit! If you're jealous of the mangled hand look you can use these instructions to get it right. BFX Build Plan Kano Metal Face Mask by indymogul Modify a cheap mask into some metallic addition to your face. Turn into Kano or any o Theater Effects: Gunshot Wounds by TrumpetNeel If the gashes above are too subtle for you, you can go for a big gushing gunshot wound. Mmm, tasty.

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Global Warming - Ruling on Documentary

UK Broadcasting watchdog OfCom has ruled that the Channel 4 documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle broke broadcasting rules by implying that GW was not due to human activity.The film's key contentions were that the increase in atmospheric temperatures observed since the 1970s was not primarily caused by emissions of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, and that the modern focus on climate change is based in politics rather than science. It is seen in some "climate sceptic" circles as a counter to Al Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth, and credited with influencing public perception of climate science. It has reportedly been sold to 21 countries and distributed on DVD. GW experts featured in the documentary complained that they were quoted out of context, had not been told of the aims of the programme makers, and some quotes attributed to experts were, allegedly, made up by the reporters."It's very disappointing that Ofcom hasn't come up with a stronger statement about being misled," said Sir John Houghton, a former head of the UK Met Office and chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scientific assessment. "I know hundreds of people, literally hundreds, who were misled by it - they saw it, it was a well-produced programme and they imagined it had some truth behind it, so they were misled and it seems Ofcom didn't care about that," he told BBC News."The programme has been let off the hook on a highly questionable technicality," said Bob Ward, former head of media at the Royal Society, who played a prominent role in co-ordinating objections to the film. "The ruling noted that Channel 4 had admitted errors in the graphs and data used in the programme, yet decided that this did not cause harm or offence to the audience." Plaintiffs accused the programme of containing myriad factual inaccuracies, but Ofcom says it was "impractical and inappropriate for it to examine in detail all of the multifarious alleged examples... set out in the complaints." On another issue - whether contributors to the programme had been treated fairly - Ofcom mainly found against Channel 4 and the film's producer WagTV. Former UK chief scientific adviser Sir David King had been misquoted and had not been given a chance to put his case, the regulator said. Ofcom also found in favour of Carl Wunsch, an oceanographer interviewed for the programme, who said he had been invited to take part in a programme that would "discuss in a balanced way the complicated elements of understanding of climate change", but which turned out to be "an out-and-out propaganda piece, in which there is not even a gesture toward balance". The film alleged that the IPCC's scientific reports were driven by politics rather than science, and Ofcom ruled the organisation had not been given adequate time to respond. Full BBC article, plus links

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


Dimension Engineering needs an intern or fulltime thingermajiggerbuilder

Lets pretend that you, intrepid reader-of-postings, have won the lottery. What are you going to blow it on? Beer? Collections of earwaxes from around the world? Bottle-feeding orphan baby whales? Heck no. You're gonna buy you some welders and a CNC machine and a whole slew of electronic bits and bobs. You'll have laser cutters and plasma cutters and nail cutters and cutters to put a cutting edge on your other cutters. You're gonna have goddamn robots that make MORE robots. A drill? _singular_??? I'll take nine, thank you very much! If not, then this isn't really a job posting for you. Still here? Here's the deal. We're desperately dull people. Wretched, really. All we want in life is to make electronic components. No no, not flying electric cars. Just the parts, thank you very much. Our CUSTOMERS, on the other hand, won't stop taking our parts and doing progressively sillier things with them.  They couldn't be content to make a house. They want a WALKING house. "Hello, yes, I have this robot cow that we use to train for rodeo. Its been on the shelf for ten years since the robo-goring..." they say. My poor children get launched into orbit, sunk to the bottom of the ocean, dragged across antarctica. They've powered chairs, couches, bomb disposal robots and bomberman replicas. I shudder to think what ill-advised schemes we'll be helping to perpetrate when my top secret new (and entirely wholesome) projects are done. It fills me with apoplexy just to consider it. Obviously uninteresting people like we lot can't test products for interesting circumstances. What we need is someone who would salivate at the directive of "Find some new way to use these shelves full of robot parts. Make it dramatic. Make it a great writeup. The machine shop is to the left. CNCs on the right. Welding is down the hall, electronics is in the middle. Woodworking shop is at the end of the building. Climbing wall is by the bathroom if you get bored. Here's some budget. Do crazier mechatronic things than our customers do. Report back immediately if you accidentally make a roller coaster or a doomsday device." We certainly do not already have bumper cars, go kart tanks, flame throwers, radio control office chairs, orbotrons and/or backyard roller coasters here. Because those might be interesting. Which we are not.  Anyway, that is a real job posting. For a real job. For which you could be paid. An intern would be okay, a full time creator-of-things would be even better. You could submit a resume, but afor real consideration I'd need to see a portfolio of projects. We don't really have every tool ever made, but that's just because I took some of them home for the weekend and haven't brought them back. Honestly. We're an electronics manufacturer with a mortising machine. Um, because mortises are good, solid, red blooded American woodworking joints. Very boring. Yup. Downsides? We're in beautiful Ohio, home of the low cost of living and, um, did I mention the cost of living is low? Anyway, company website is www.dimensionengineering.com It is a very boring website. Because, you know, very boring people. jobs@ to send portfolios, resumes, or well wishes.

Topic by DimensionEng 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Game Design Team looking for help "Guardian"

Unity 3D: Game Engine Currently Seeking: Programmers, Animators, GUI Art, Concept Artist, 3D Modelers, Writers, Composers, and People with great ideas. All work Copyright © 2012 by Boundless Game Studios Written by Casey Williams Version # 1.00 Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Overall Game Information: “Guardian” is a third person view and first person view adventure game that will allow the player to play as a hero on a quest to find the truth of the evils in his land . But, with the help of his guardian that watches over him from above. The guardian will fuse into your weapon and guide you through the hero’s world and conquer evil. On the way you will discover special fragments of fallen stars in all different sorts of ways that can alter your blade, skills, and powers. Our game will run on Mac and PC computers. The game will be free to play. Plot: A Valenian boy named Swen meets his Guardian (Bounda) that will need his help to find a fallen Guardian who has gone corrupt and has fused with his own partner from Valenia to destroy both Swen’s and Bounda’s worlds. So, the myth of the Crescents are true to Swen’s people. They believe that everyone has someone watching over them from the moon. Guardians or Crescents are not supposed to leave their world and travel down to Valenia or fuse body/soul/ and mind with their partner. Features: The game will feature live action battles, treasure hunting, altering Swen’s main weapon with rare fragments of fallen Stars, renaming weapons, voice overs for characters, currency system, text on screen system, choice of being good or bad, orchestral music, books with short stories and valuable information, some magic, and more ideas to come.. Genre: The game is an action adventure fantasy game with cartoon style art. Target Audience: The game is for anyone of any age. No bad language or gore. A little violence. Views: Guardian will be in third person view and in first person as well. Game Scope: There will be at least 5-6 towns or more to explore. The world terrain will be separate from the town. Different zones will load the player to new terrain scene or towns. etc.. There will be 6-10 N.P.C.S each at least in a town that will have some purpose in the game. Filler N.P.C. will be added to. There will be a lot of different weapons like Swords, axes, bows, and a few unique ones. Timeline: This project has no set date to be finished at any certain time at the moment. Common And FAQ: What is Guardian about? “Guardian” is a computer game being developed by Boundless Game Studios © that has an adventure/fantasy genre with a toon style. It features a character name Swen who’s name can be changed by the player at the beginning of the game. Swen will have to embark on a great journey with some help from his guardian Bounda. A fallen guardian from the sky has fused with the person he/she sworn to protect. Now chaos has been let out in Swen’s world. Tell me about the setting and the feel of the game? The setting takes place in a vibrant and colorful world known as Valenia. Also, a few glimpses of Bounda’s unknown world Anaira. “Guardian” will give the player a feeling of adventure, curiosity, and a rush in battle. The game art will be beautiful. How is the combat in the game? The fighting in the game will have preset combinations like swinging your weapon left, right, vertical, down. If you press the attack button once there is only one attack action. Press multiple times and this will give you more attacks with Swen’s sword. There will be more special sword attacks. You will also be able to have 3 items/weapons equipped at a time. This does not include your sword but does for shields. So be careful what you equip. Player can target enemies. Who do I play as? The main character is Swen and you control his role in the game. Which is the hero. Dialogue? Yes the game will have scrolling text and possibly voice dialogue. The player will be able to pick 1-3 choices to reply back with. Does Swen talk? Not literally but he does through the choices you make. He does have sound effects though. How are the camera controls? The game includes a button that will give u a fast switch between camera views. Ex. 3rd person view to first person view. Camera view will adjust to enemies that are targeted. Use the mouse to use the rotating view or simply don’t press any buttons for a minute to auto switch to rotating view. What are the main features in the game? You know the cool stuff? The team would really like to focus on the gameplay, story, and all the cool places, items, or weapons to discovered. The main sword can be altered many times (shapes of blades) which will give that certain sword an effect like extra damage, fire, ice, more magic, and more. How about getting to name your sword? Tired of using your sword and want to shoot something with a bow? maybe a blow gun? Well switch to first person and fire away! Selling treasure. Reading books to find short stories or VALUABLE information. Don’t forget the easter eggs.. There will be more features listed in the future.This game will be free for everyone. Doesn't matter if your new or a veteran. You can come and go on the project. It will be fun to have a lot of people helping out. I am aware that people like seeing progress before they are willing to lend out a helping hand.I will make sure everything goes smoothly as possible. My team mates and I talk on Skype everyday. I feel its important to get to know everyone as well and working with them. I don't want this to be work. Lets have fun. Please do not post negative comments. I'm looking for people interested and not downers. Skewl made the 3d model of the blue bird. Skype: CaseySWilliams52 email : BoundlessgameStudios@gmail.com or kcwilliams52@hotmail.com Website: http://www.boundlessgamestudios.com/ Come by the site, register and tell us what you would like in the game, also see videos, pictures, talk about the game, or ask to be on Team Boundless. Thanks for reading. -Casey

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