Kitchen Cabinets

I have Grass hinges on my kitchen cabinets. the doors will not stay closed. Is there a way to tighen them without screwing up the hinge?

Posted by jeffhowesii 9 years ago


skull hinge thingie

Hey y'all, gotta question: I have a plastic human skull and I want to make it into a jewelry box/something creepy.  But anyway, the top half of the skull came off easy and I put a small hinge at the back of the skull... now my problem.  I want to have something that will keep the top open until I'm ready to close it... thoughts?  Any and all help will be greatly appreciated be safe be inspired

Posted by gothking85 5 years ago


Book cover Hinge

Hey all. First time poster here (second attempt, since Instructables stopped responding the first time) so hopefully I am posting in the appropriate place. I have in mind a leather-book-style cover for my tablet that I'm very excited to work on. However, I would like to use friction or torque hinges to position the cover at any angle  from the spine in a 180 degree radius and have it stay there, similar to the screen of a laptop rotating around the hinge. I've included a picture that shows the basic design that I'm aiming for, though the hinge itself doesn't need to be ornate. Unfortunately, I don't really know where to find such a thing. I've looked on various furniture hardware sites and taken a trip to the local hardware/home improvement stores, but I haven't found anything that matches what I'm looking for. Common small brass butt hinges would be ideal if they had friction/torque properties to them, but I can't seem to find anything like that. I've never looked for specific hinges before though, so for all I know they've been right in front of my and I didn't realize what they were. Does anyone know where I can find such hinges, or can someone offer up an alternative solution? Perhaps there is a way to add friction to simple hinges bought from a hardware store. Thanks in advance for pointers/advice.

Posted by wireframewolf 4 years ago


No Hinge Tortilla Press - (Rope, Screw, Hammer?)

I am looking for a highly interactive/artistic version of a Tortilla press. Has anybody seen a Tortilla press without a hinge? Maybe a Rope or Screw mechanism? Slide Hammer? Sledge Hammer?

Posted by Tolting 4 years ago


What are some good primary weapons, side arms, and grenades that use few special pieces?

What are some good primary weapons, side arms, and grenades that use few special pieces? I know there are many guns that I want to build, but I have to stop in the middle and I realize I waste over an hour (or more) building a gun I can't finish or use. Almost always it is for the same reason...I don't have many special pieces. By special pieces I mean: Y-connectors, Hinges, Bendy Rods, Ball Sockets, etc. I only have 6 Y-connectors, and thats the most amount of special pieces I own. I really would like it if some people could post links to guns that I could build over spring break. When you post it, could you please tell me these things (if you can that is!): The name of the gun, whether it is a pistol, rifle, sniper, grenade, etc, If it has any special pieces (It can have 6 Y-connectors at the most I don't have any other specials), what you would rate it on a scale of 1-10, or anything else you want to include to help me decide which one to build. Again any help or guns would be greatly appreciated, and would help a beginner k'nex gunner get more building experience!

Posted by tron1o7 9 years ago


What kind of hinge do you think this chair would use?

Http://www.shopbluehouse.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID;=2053&HS;=1I'm not all that familiar with furniture design, but I'd like to make something like this folding chair. Anybody have an idea what the hinge might be made of or look like?

Posted by royalestel 11 years ago


Door upcycle need help hiding hinge area

I am trying to make a desk out of a hollow core door. I want to fill in the hinge areas before painting or put something there after painting to make them look nice. any ideas? I haven't found any online and I've spent hours looking.

Posted by BrookeF 1 year ago


Two-way hinges

My wife and I bought an 80s designed house that's not that well designed. We keep one of the litter boxes for our cats in the garage, which is accessed from the inside through the laundry room; and we want to install cat doors so our aging felines can pass through the doors easily to get to it, while keeping the draft from the garage out of the family room. The interior door (between family and laundry rooms) is a standard hollow core and the exterior door (between laundry and garage) is fire code rated solid wood door.  We tried a standard top-hinged door with the cats already, at our old apartment, and the cats didn't take to it, so we we're hoping to do french doors, since they know how to get through normal doors pretty well. But we're kinda stuck on our lack of knowledge about hinge designs; we need hinges that swing both ways. Has anyone out there successfully completed such a design/installation and would be willing to share pics and secrets? 

Posted by sirenwerks 7 months ago


Frigidare / Electrolux FRT04L5DB0 Refrigerator

Anyone know how to get the freezer door apart to switch the hinge on this unit?

Posted by Red Gym 11 months ago


Help - broken parts

I have a unibody macbook which I have recently broken and would be grateful for your help/advice. I dropped my macbook on the floor. As a result a piece of metal (I think it is aluminium but this is a guess) snapped off the screen (internally). This piece of metal was the piece that the hinge screwed into, connecting the screen and the keyboard and allowed the laptop to close. I have attempted to glue this piece back on with various strong adhesives but these have not been strong enough due to it being hinge. I am writing to ask if you think that a form of welding may be a possible solution. The piece is 1.75cm in length and about 3mm across. As you can see from the photos there are three holes which will hold the screws securing the hinge to the computer's base. The piece is attached to the laptop's screen. I have attached two professional photos which I hope show how the piece fits into the overall mechanism. Your input would be most appreciated. 

Posted by apa261 7 years ago


Beer cap coffee table need hinges

So i want to make a coffee table/beer pong table.  like this  http://media.pongalong.com/images/bestbeerpongtables/BudLightBeerPongTable.jpg So it is going to be 3' x 8' and i want to have 2 sets of legs underneath of it.  A short set for the coffee table and another set that are taller to use it as a beer pong table, or just a regular table for that matter.   So my main question is where can i find locking hinges for the Table legs?  I have found some, but don't seem to be very heavy duty.  I want them to be able to lock the legs in the horizontal position to hide them under the table while the other legs are locked in the vertical position. Also does anybody have any suggestions for cheap fiberglass or resin to coat the bottle caps.  Didn't realize how expensive the stuff is.  Cheaper is better.   

Posted by HICKFARM 7 years ago


Acrylic on acrylic hinge - friction?

I'm building an articulated 'puppet' using 3mm acrylic sheet for the 'skeleton' My hinges will be simple sandwiches of two outer and one inner piece, held together with a snap-together nylon rivet. The flat contact area is about half a square inch (see attached image). The 'puppet' will be controlled by tendons attached to gloves, so will only have the force of single fingers to move them. I need to know how smooth a joint this will be, before I start ordering nylon washers. Anyone got experience of this sort of join? Will it be ok dry, or will a small amount of  lubrication help? (petroleum jelly? liquid silcone?). Or do I need to commit to washers. Needs to be as frictionless as possible!

Posted by Crispy75 7 years ago


I can install my ibook's hinge in reverse! (Video inside)

~~Im taking my ibook apart because the fan is just about pooched, and then I can put an external fan on the heatsink and disconnect the old internal one (the bearings are seized). I've seen it done on other laptops but I can't find anything on google about installing the hinge on an ibook in reverse so the the main part of it with the keyboard can fold up behind it.~~ ~~Is this at all possible???? Oh yeah and its a ibook g4, not a clamshell~~ Well guys, I've made it possible, the wires reach perfectly, and all I need to do now is enclose my ibook in a heavy duty metal case and install a touch screen thingy over top of the lcd (I don't want to replace the whole lcd). This is awesome guys, why isn't anyone commenting?

Posted by Punkguyta 9 years ago


I HAVE "THE GREATEST" FIX FOR BROKEN LAP TOP HINGE

I am going to update this in about another day. To all the people out there, and there are literally millions, I have the very best fix for broken hinges on a lap top. My lap top is an HP Pavilion zv6000, but I understand this is very similar to many other models or makes. I have read many frustrating concerns about this INFERIOR hinge design and I agree the manufacturers should foot the bill to repair them. Of course they wont because it would cost them millions of dollars. I just wanted to let everyone know I will submit a full text explanation and some good pictures. The method requires the normal care as you are handling delicate electronics. The time to do the repair is no longer than 24 hours and most of this is to let things setup. The cost for me was $9 and if you do not have the little extras, I know it would never cost more than about $20. The thing I like about this repair, which I painstakingly studied, is that it preserves all of the components, you do not loose the screen or damage anything. I would even suggest you do this fix even if your hinges are good because it will prevent them from ever breaking. I promise you. So please stand by for the update. I am new at posting on the Internet and I would love the news to get out to all who need it. Cheers for now Andy (Delta, BC, Canada)

Posted by my_buddy 9 years ago


Jake the Peg Halloween prop

I'm looking to create a hinged leg to use in a "Jake the Peg" Halloween costume prop. If you've never heard of Jake the Peg, here's a link  to the famous Rolph Harris skit. I know he's using a false hand on the right side (his right) so that he can control the extra leg, but I'm unsure on how to create the hinged effect. (It's the bending of the leg that makes it so realistic!) I was thinking of using something like a bike handlebar end with a handbrake lever to pull a cable that would draw the leg up, but how would I get it to spring back to the straight position? (And when it's in that position, it would need to support some weight like a cane) What should the leg be made of? There has got to be a better way to do this. The illusion is fantastic, but there are no articles anywhere on how it is done. Thanks for any help anyone may have.

Posted by JimsShip 8 years ago


nintendo ds lite help please

Well, recently my DS's hinge cracked (just a tiny bit) now 5 times out of 7 the screens won't turn on

Posted by corey_caffeine 9 years ago


DIY Electroluminescent Paper

Can anyone post a DIY instructable about this? I'd love to learn how to do this, I have many ideas that hinge off of the electroluminescent paper idea. Thanks in advance.

Posted by antonzedd 10 years ago


how hide things in the common home

Ok, i think there is need of a instructable on how to hide small things[ or any thing in general] like credit cards or money or somethig...im not real sure why you would need to do this but im sure it could come in use... for example taking a hinge off a door, cutting a small slit to slide a card into then screw the hings back on, like nothing never happened. note- i got this idea from burn notice[ its a tv show] cool eh?

Posted by yuckzee 9 years ago


Need Ideas For Collapsible Lightbox For SECRET Engagement Idea :)

So, I've been dating a wonderful girl for a while now and in the relatively near future I would like to pop the question. I have a clear idea of how I'd like to do it but need some expert crafter advice to pull it off. My idea is a fairly innocuous guerrilla art installation which was inspired by the Banksy paintings he surreptitiously installed in museums. I want to surprise my lady by taking her to a museum and having an accomplice quickly deploy my idea in gallery for us to "stumble upon". My idea is for a lightbox, suspended from a tripod. The illuminated box will have pictures of us on all six sides and the top will open and the ring will be inside. I've made simple decoupaged cardboard lightboxes before, but this time it needs to be something collapsible which will fit in a messenger bag or something similar. My current thinking is to have the six sides of the box be plexiglass squares attached to one another with hinges. The sides would all be hinged to the bottom center piece. The front and two sides would then fold up to make the front and sides of the box. The rear piece would be two lengths of plexiglass attached to fold up and over making the back and the lid of the box (see very rough sketch below for my idea of how the pieces would be hinged). What I'm looking for is suggestions on: What materials to use for the box itself and types of hinges (is plexiglass/lexan a good idea?) and how to attach the hinges to the box (glue?) A way to make the sides all stay up once they are folded into place (I was thinking perhaps loops on each side piece you could slide a small dowel through or something) And anything else you might want to suggest. Again the goal is to be able to bring this thing in without attracting attention, assemble it very rapidly, and be able to break it down quickly once everything is done. If I can pull all this off I'll document the process and post it here. Ideas?

Posted by FunkLiberationFront 6 years ago


Just brought some knex parts!

Yer so I just brought: 200 greenrods 50 blue rods 50 tan clips 20 hinges 32 red rods all brand new for £10.45 from www.knexusergroup.org.uk you think that's a good deal?

Posted by smidge147 10 years ago


Brass Vietnam Zippo repair.. Help!

Any one experienced with repair of small gauge hinge's, or is familiar with Zippo's repair? I need help... :) Please... I have two '67 '68 Vietnam brass Zippo's... They have been authenticated. One of which, has a broken hinge. I was interested in repairing it, as on the base side it has disintergrated. I am hesitant to send it to Zippo... As I believe, it is still under warranty yet I am worried that a standard hinge replacement would look odd.... as they won't age the brass etc... Could come back looking bad... Although I know, Zippo is great at servicing them! It already has ALOT, of pewter throughout the brass... Obviously fairly rusted out at some stage... And I was wondering, has anyone used pewter to mend brass before? I'm sure it's not common practice, because of colour differences etc.. Perhaps I should call Zippo to find out first hand.... Just for interest sake... Has anyone got the same inscription... I haven't seem the second of these before... I'd be interested if it is a generic quote or written be the owner... "I'VE LOVED EVERY INCH OF THE LAND I STAND, I'LL DIE BEFORE I RUN" Tactical Air Command:- "CAME DOWN THE HELL, FELL DOWN THE GOD" Any help would appreciated. Thanks! ;) Sorry about the cruddy phone pics... Doesn't really do them justice... :(

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


Timer for solar LED dusk/dawn light

I needed a solar recharged, LED light that came on at night. I purchased a small LED light (rather bright with 6 LEDs) that has a solar cell, photo eye and 3 AA size rechargeable batteries. Made to clip on the patio umbrella, it is ssmall and light. The solar cell and photo eye are on one piece. The LEDs, batteries and circuts are on another piece. the two pieces are joined by a wire and are hinged together, allowing the unit to clip on the edge of the umbrella. I plan on removing the hinge and extending the wire to allow a two foot separation. I need to add a timer to this. Something that will turn off the light about 4 to 5 hours after it comes on. I assume it will be something that starts when the LEDs are powered up. Though I guess it may be something that is also triggered by an additional photoeye. Or maybe someone has a better idea? thanks

Posted by jnlvngstn 10 years ago


Anyone an Idea how to mount something on a Wall without screwing Holes ???

Has anyone an idea how to mount a fold-away table on a wall without drilling holes in the wall ? The problem s that the wall is a chimney. It will be mounted with two hinges so that you can fold it up. Sorry but I cant explain it better. mfg Daniel

Posted by homunkoloss 10 years ago


Crazy things you've done?

One of the crazy things I did was take nails out of the door hinges to a shed with my friend. Not too long ago the door fell down.... One of the not so smart things I have done is when we had a storm this winter I went bike riding. We probably shouldn't have done that but oh well...

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago


Hardening Play Doh Kinda Stuff

Hi There! I need some kind of stuff, that acts like Play Doh at first and after a while gets really hard without any heat or preassure ore anything applied. Since I don't exactly know what I'm looking for or how to call, I haven't been able to search anywhere... I need to use a small amount on a hinge on my headphones. The hinge looks kinda like this: |     | |     | |-T-|    |  /   \ with the T part able to rotate. The little horizontal part is kinda broken, so that the T sometimes slips out, which is kinda annyoing while listening to music ;) I don't want to glue it in, because then it won't be able to rotate anymore. So if you have any idea how to call the stuff I'm looking for, or even better, got a recipe how to do it myself, I would really appreciate it! Thank you very much!

Posted by Rabenvogel 7 years ago


need help with levers and pulley thingy

I need help. yet again... im making a piggybank that has wings on hinges(when pigs fly...) there is a lever that when a coin is inserted the lever is pushed down the lever is hinged on one end and the other end is the end that goes down. the end that goes down has a string. the two wings have a string on each running from the wing to a rod that rises from beside the coin insert on each side. i had one string run from wing A trough a eyelette on rod A through a eyelette on rod B then onto wing B. i then had the string from the lever go over the length of string between the two rods and then back to the lever. that only lifted the wings ~1 CM the wings need to be lifted ~6 CM but the downward pull is only ~1 CM and is not variable. i have several ideas floating around but i would appreciate your help.

Posted by ledzep567 10 years ago


What Would You Make With These?

I have a number of these rings. I was given some free fabric samples and these secured them all together, like binder rings but huge. They are 6" across, hinged on one side, with threaded closures along the straight section.  Does anyone have ideas about how to repurpose them? Not much comes to mind except charm necklaces. Maybe something for a Halloween costume?

Posted by starshipminivan 3 years ago


Screen and Speakers for Portable Console

Hi, I am looking into building a portable gaming setup for my younger brother from, presumably, an HDMI monitor with built in speakers. The catch is I'm shopping around for material to build the casing out of to hold the xbox and to hinge to the screen and I'm having a hard time figuring out what would be an optimal, sleek yet not too expensive option. Anyone with ideas?

Posted by Postnoctum 5 years ago


Cardboard - Click Lock know how?

Hi, thanks for stopping by. I want to construct a very large cardboard box (approx. w2m x h2m x d1m) and I would very much appreciate any thoughts on how to make a hinge and re-closeable door on one of the faces of the box *please*. I estimate the thickness of the box walls will be about 10mm. Kind regards Kevin

Posted by kevinhannan 9 years ago


As for my old laptop

As for my old laptop, im thinking of cracking it open and blowing it out, then adding an external fan, what do you guys think of that? also, what else should i do to it, talking software and hardware type stuff, and sorry, no Linux please, also if you care to leave comments also can you help me figure out how to fix the hinges my moms boyfriend Michael (not gorillazmiko) broke?

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


jewelry box fittings

I am making my daughter a wooden jewelry box and want to spiff it up with brass fittings - corners, edges, etc. I can't find a supplier. All local stores have cabinet fittings ( drawer pulls, hinges, etc.). Any suggestions? If I bought thin brass sheets would I need special tools to make my own fittings? i want nice sharp 90 degree angles and curved edges.

Posted by lhomeniuk 6 years ago


Contest suggestion

How about we have a contest to make the worlds most useful thing? The rules could be: 1. Solid shapes only, no hinges or moving part e.g. pen knives can't be submitted. 2. Using only commercialy available materials and tools. Nothing to specialised. 3. As many possible uses should be listed preferably. 4. No existing products can be modified or coped off. Originality please! just a suggestion XD

Posted by lewis68 8 years ago


Need help with temporary wall construction

Can anyone shed some light on how this is built ? It looks like 2 8ftx4ft plywood panels sandwiched together with some 2x4s and a hinge on the back. I am trying to find out how to sandwich the sheets together so it looks seamless like the image below. Thanks in advance. http://www.wwd.com/images/processed/wwd/2009/07/20/landscape/01-large/fs_cdg_black.jpg

Posted by svioletta 5 years ago


Focal 'Standing' Chair knock-off

I'd very much like to take a crack at building a homemade version of this 'Standing' chair: http://www.focaluprightfurniture.com/standing-desk-video/ But until I can get a garage of my own, I thought I'd put it to you folks. I was thinking a cheap saddle stool would be a good place to start: http://goo.gl/DZE7y It's the base hinge that kind of stumps me.  What do you guys think?

Posted by JJ Loy 6 years ago


Knex Platform Lift

Hey everybody!!! Here is a forum topic from my new ball machine lift called: The Platform lift. I have bin working on it for 2 weeks and I am happy with the result.  But one thing I did't solve was the exit track because I tried a lot of things but it just didn't work. I hope you like it. Because there aren't a lot of views and comments I just made some clearer destruction pictures and I uploaded a parts list.  Here is the parts list: Rods: -Green: 143 -White: 37 -Blue: 112 -Yellow: 51 -Red: 3 -Gray: 5 total rods: 351 Connectors: -Dark grey: 29 -Light grey: 3 -Red: 20 -Orange: 6 -Green: 2 -Yellow: 41 -White: 24 -Purple: 82 -Blue: 48 Toltal connectors: 255 Others: -Blue spacer: 71 -Silver spacer: 28 -Tan clip: 12 -Y-clip: 7 -Black hinge: 1 -Blue hinge: 1 -Blue gear: 5 -Red gear: 4 - Knex motor: 1 Total others: 130 Total: 736 Here is a video of it

Posted by CassisDude98 6 years ago


child's DIY mechanical toy panel

Once upon a time I saw a panel that had a light switch, receptacle and plug, screen door hinge and latch and other things a child could do to keep busy and learn while they are playing. Do you have any ideas of things we could add to the panel. It will not be electrified but could have some battery operated things. Something that makes sounds would be nice too.  This child is two and seems very interested in stuff like this. 

Posted by estherwaayenberg 11 months ago


Should I use a remote-controlled solenoid to tip something over?

Hi all, I want to be able to remotely tip a model face over when my friend walks in the room (see attached photo). The face is made of cardboard and spray foam and is mounted on a piece of plywood that is hinged to the table. Should i try to use a remote controlled solenoid to pull this gag off? Any better recommendations? It should be remote but I could probably hide a wire if there is a different and more reliable system. All advice welcome!!!! Thanks, D

Posted by damianzuch 7 years ago


Can't find project: help with search

I am trying to find a project that I downloaded the plans for a year or two ago.  It was a project for building a portable work surface.  It was wooden, made out of a single piece of 4'x4' plywood.  It was a hinged box with a slanted surface.  It held a power strip, a spool for solder and wires, and two helping hands made out of thick copper wire.  I have tried over a dozen keyword combinations, but all of them seem too generic. Can anybody out there point me in the right direction?  If it helps, I think the project was featured in the makezine blog. Thanks, Keith

Posted by randomthinks 8 years ago


Ideas for my new free G3 iBook

So I just got a free 700mhz G3 iBook, 40gig HDD, 384 megs of RAM. It's got the classic pinched cables in the hinge problem, meaning the backlight isn't working right. I'm just looking for ideas of what I should do with it because I'm thinking about making an instructable for whatever I do. Current Ideas are Set Top box for my tv, ghetto apple tv Fix the screen, duh Steampunk it Make a new case and make it a desktop Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by RugbySteve 10 years ago


Tryptych

Hi, I'd like to make a tryptych that sits on a table, so it wouldn't be very large. For those who aren't familiar with the word "tryptych" I'll offer the following... Definition: tryptych - A work consisting of three separate surfaces, typically two smaller surfaces alongside a larger central surface. So, I'd like to know what to make it out of, would mattboard be solid enough, should I use wood? How would I hinge them together? If you've ever seen one you know more about them than I do. Basically, this will be a piece of artwork which I can decorate. But, if anyone has ideas about how I can implement this, I'd appreciate it.

Posted by U1 11 years ago


Acrylic Cabinet

Hello everyone! I'm a long time instructables.com fan but I just recently signed up again with a new email address. I need some advice on building an acrylic box to hold some kewl things in my home. It needs to be durable and hard to break into. Here is an example: http://www.akrylix.com/photos/682-lexan-hinge-boxes-.jpg or see attached photos. I found a supplier for 1/2" acrylic sheets and laser cutting but my question is how do I connect all the panels? Should I go the route people choose when building an aquarium? Thanks so much for any advice or help you can offer! Cheers, Kevin

Posted by qeb 2 years ago


Call for pre-made parts!

We're rolling out some new parts for the Kits in 123D Design.  That means you'll soon have some real-world models at your disposal in the Design app, and I wanted to see if there were some specific requests out there for parts that you might use on the regular. I've put in for some tools and hardware - like metric and SAE wrenches and hex bolts - but is there anything that you'd like to see as a part or a template?   M4 screws for an Arduino enclosure? 4" 2-way gate hinges? Eye-Hooks? Light bulbs? Threaded rod? Phone cases?

Posted by andrewt 5 years ago


Beer Battleship

I apologize in advance if this is the wrong forum to post this.  I want to make a portable Beer Battleship game for my friends coming home party.  I attached and image of the basic setup for the game. I need some input on how I could make this setup portable. I would want three pieces of plywood that stack together with hinges at the bottom.  When you opened the game up two pieces would lay flat on the table with the middle piece sticking straight up at a 90 degree angle.  I just can't think of how I can make it stand up straight while still making it portable.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Posted by z_wipf 8 years ago


How to convert a normal table into a drop-leaf?

Hi all, I recently gave away a table that was too large and, in return, got a smaller one. It is 36" exactly across. It's smaller, but still not small enough for my liking. Does anyone have any ideas on how to convert it to have two of the sides hinged, drop-leaf style? That part is easy enough, I suppose, but my real question is how to make those drop leafs functional if I need more space. I know the picture is terrible; I haven't actually picked the table up yet, this is what I was sent. Any ideas?

Posted by deanamae 5 years ago


My MAME cabinet

I decided to build a MAME cabinet from scratch.  I got the basic shape from http://www.arcadecab.com/Intro.htm.  I'm not sure what to make it out of.  I'm thinking just 3/4"plywood but I'm not sure it will finish nice.  Home Depot lists it online costing $40 which is kind of pricey.  For around $20 they have "Ultra-Blend Particleboard Underlayment" but I'm not sure it's really meant for this kind of thing. I modeled everything in Sketchup.  The file is attached.  I also attached a number of shots so you can get an idea.  I guess you can't add notes to pictures in a forum topic?  There is a stool that slides out so kids can play easier.  The control panel will hinge out to access the wires.  Another hinged door will conceal the keyboard and mouse which will slide out on drawer slides.  The keyboard is just a grey boxy shape in my sketchup pics.  Another larger door will swing open for access to the computer.  The screen itself, a standard modern LCD computer monitor, will be removable so it can be easily turned 90 degrees for vertical games.  One pic has it in the vertical position.  The red button between the speakers above the screen is a pause button. I'd also like a way to turn off the lights behind the marquee when the computer goes to sleep.  I can handle the electronics to turn off the lights if only I can get a 5v or 12v signal from the computer when it goes to sleep. So what do you think?  I'm still in the planning stage although I have ordered the controls and keyboard emulator.

Posted by nolte919 8 years ago


knex bank style safe

This is my new knex safe. it is called a bank styled because it looks like one and has an extreemly thick back wall made up of 5 layers of knex. yes i did just say 5 layers!!! however it does have some bad points, i made the mechinism to big and almost stops the door opening sou you have to push or pull it to get it open .second  it only has 16 combinations. third the door is easy to take of its hinges. fourth it has little room inside as the mechinism takes up a hell of alot of room.if you want instructions you can either heve istructions for this or saw the ride.

Posted by slithien 8 years ago


Bird House Geocache with a Twist

Hello everyone! I am interested in creating a geocache for an upcoming event I will be attending. My thought is to have a birdhouse (fairly large) that will have walls that are on hinges that open when the person presses down on a plunger of a dynamite box (handmade of course). Crazy idea I know but I am basing it on the event. While I have limited electronic knowledge I am in dire need of help in trying how to make this work and have it be able to reset itself for the next person to find.I would greatly appreciate any help with how this would work, and would definitely give credit to anyone who helps in the cache listing. Thanks in advance. -Will

Posted by apcwill 5 years ago


finding a best way of design solution

Hi. am finding a best solution for my design. look at drawing. there is 4 bars. about 2~3cm long each. their tip is holden on something in middle. when you pull up right black bar, right gold one will pulled down. "in same degree." when you pull down left gold bar, left black one will pulled up. "in same degree." likewise when you pull up two black bar, two gold bars will pulled down. "in same degree." its not just a normal hinge cause their move will interactive.15 degree up - 15 degree down. what can be a best (simple, durable, hard) solution?

Posted by Sung-hyeonY 8 months ago


what can i use to store my 3.5 hard drives, looking for common items to up-cycle / re-purpose

I have a bunch of hard drives  that i want to put into something better than the anti static bags. i did see some cheap enclosures for 3 bucks from china, they are made out of plastic.  reviews state that they are very tight and the hinges break quickly.  i was wondering if there are any items /boxes that would work to keep them in.  i use  the hdd drop in readers, so i just need to find some decent enclosures to stack them safely.There must be a food box that would be a good fit. Thanks for any help.

Posted by escapefromyonkers 7 years ago


Flipping bucket help

Hi all , I need some help with an Instructable . I have a very slow stream of water near my house I want to use for irrigating my garden (~10liters / hour) and I want it to fill a container (bucket) and flip over to another container when it gets filled . The bottom bucket will connect to my droping irrigation hose. If I connect it directly only some plants get water all the time . I need it to build up and then water them all periodically . I hope I explained myself well . they have this kind of mechanism in water parks .. How do I design the flipping bucket ? where do i put the hinges ? Thanks.

Posted by moris_zen 9 years ago