Ideas

I need some idea that seems like it was the first thing to a second graders mind when you asked him to write a story. I can't tell you why. Also acceptable a paranoid 80 year old man. I need your ideas quick!!

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


Ideas?

Hallo,I want to will the pocket sized contest really bad, but I don't have any ideas left. Every suggestion i welcome. Thanks?

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


ideas?

I recently took apart an old blender (which was broken, but it turns out it only needed a new fuse) and a vacuum, and i'm left with two motors and the cords to plug them into a wall socket. i left the buttons on the blender so it functions at semi-controllable speeds. i feel horrible not putting them to some kind of use, but i keep drawing a blank on what to do. ideas?

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


Airsoft Ideas

Besides having a war, I need ideas of things to do with airsoft guns for my brothers b-day party.

Posted by Thelonelysandwitch 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Knex ideas

Hey guys, it's me again. I decided to make this forum, as many people have awesome knex ideas, but arent experienced enough to make it, don't have the pieces, or anything else. Or maybe you have an idea that would be cool, and just suggest it here, people will see it and maybe pick up on it and decide on trying it out! Share your ideas, models, concepts and anything else! Your ideas can be anything, from small thing such as small model cars and ball machines to full auto mechs and awesome motors(V4, V8 type motors). Happy building!

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


Prank Ideas?

I want to prank a girl who I hate because she's been spreading rumours about me. I'm not really very upset about that but I still think it needs to be justified so I'm looking for some harmless and inconspicuous pranks that won't get me into trouble. My class is going on a school trip for a week and I want to take that opportunity to get back at her.  We're visiting a big city and will be touring around during the day stay in hotel rooms at night. I don't want a HUGE prank because that could get everyone into trouble and ruin the trip altogether. The perfect prank would be something that isn't obvious, so it can be blamed on just dumb luck, but something humiliating or at least bothersome. 

Asked by DoggyWaffles 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Idea Repository

This could be considered a suggestion for the site -- but I'm curious of the forum response. Most of us have plenty of ideas (I happen to have journals just for this purpose) - but most of us lack the time/money to actually do them. Eventually the best/feasible ideas are actually completed - but there's plenty of other ideas out there.... So I am proposing a database of ideas/projects that you don't have the time, money or tools/knowhow to complete. These should be ideas that you don't mind putting out in the open. Along with the idea, a short description would be nice and how you think it should be completed... If this works, someone might see your idea and decide that he/she wants to give it a shot. With any luck -- many more of our ideas will get out there, well documented, etc. These ideas would otherwise be lost in our memories (or in my case living a slow death on paper :P). Curious what others think and if you want to add something -- post away :P

Posted by trebuchet03 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


NEED IDEA

I need some idea's for a project. I have a broken ipod i want to use. everything in the ipod works the files are just messed up. So i have a click wheel, hardrive, screen, and whatever else is in an ipod mini! Some friends and i are also throwing around idea's about a senior prank of sorts at our school and if we could use this to "brodcast" stuff over the intercom, or use the camera's or control lights or sumthing!!! we would love it!!! so if you will please let me know what you think

Posted by ninjaguy1 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Contest Ideas

I have a contest idea.  Why dont we have a "Instructable of the Year" Contest?  It could go on ALL year until January 1.  Then all the votes get counted and the Instructable of the year is chosen?  the instructable could be any genre, the prizes would be a sword with the instructables robot on the blade and the Username of the winner.  Also the instructables "pack" (Shirt, stickers, etc).

Posted by yofortune 8 years ago


Ideas? (KNEX)

Ok, I have a gun...true trigger...stuff like that. But. I dont have a gun to base it from. I will have a pic up soon. But I cant for the life of me think what to base it off

Posted by HBF 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


awsome idea!

Make a no-weld more or less 4 ft long remote control car powered by gas wheedwhacker engine on 150$ buget. Whoever makes a good instructable on it gets a 4 foot longh gas powered rc car that they made the ible on in the first place a patch!

Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructable Idea

Hello, It is Walrus.  This is my first post to the forum, so take it easy.              My idea is a simple guide to writing. This was already made, but I feel it only included half of the entire deal. He explains good light conditions and challenges. I was thinking about: Does music help you write? What type of topic is the most appealing to your reader? Pen, Pencil, or Typing? The guide could also include a list of tips that correct common mistakes. Please leave constructive criticism or friendly comments. Thanks for reading! 

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


Youtube Ideas

I wanted to ask for some advice and feedback on my youtube channel as well as some new movie ideas. First off my Youtube Channel is very special to me and i think with the right work and attitude i cant get to to go farther: my youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/Thelostrolo. Why the name Thelostrolo? well i created the channel when i was 11 (now nearly 15) and i thought i might as well keep the name! (I am working a big hunger games related project which will be uploaded to another channel) I am not sure if i should create a new channel. but that would mean starting from scratch and trying to get recognition again, but maybe you guys could help!? Anyway back to my idea: I had a phew ideas and of course ill need help as i cannot film on my own! The first idea is a simple idea called: 'The Confrontation" which is a simple action thriller type movie with gun movie effects and explosions! THe other on was: "Never look back"  a more serious film in which there is a kid who is bullied and one day is knocked out. He wakes up at home, but no-one was at home, so he decides to go out for a dog walk, he then comes across the bullies except they're afraid of him. etc etc and it ends with him finding out that he is not who he used to be! I could really do with some peoples feedback... not just because this took me a long time to type up! Also if you did check out my channel post your below and i might subscribe :D Thanks for the help Rowan Prosser- Rowans Movies - Thelostrolo RATE, COMMENT AND SUBCRIBE!

Posted by Rowans Movies 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Beautiful reuse ideas

Inhabitat is in the middle of its Spring Greening Competition and now has a list of finalists up that can be voted on. There are lots of great ideas for inspiration here. I especially liked the pendant lamp made from poptabs and the inner tube bookshelf (big surprise, I know). Another design that looks good and oddly familiar is the vase made from a light bulb. But really, they're all worthy of a look. Spring Greening Competition

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


Ideas for ible creators

Once in a while I come across a web site with interesting products for sale. Some of these products look like the type of "builds" that appear in Instructables.com made out of ordinary or throwaway materials for a nominal cost. This week i looked at Guilt.com which was featuring "home" products in the "Winter Chalet Style". Some of the products are fairly expensive. I'm sure some of the people here could duplicate/simulate such products at a reasonable cost.

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


KNEX Ideas Wanted!

So it's been a while but I want to post some more stuff here and I would like to get some ideas. I know this has been done a million time but I need a few ideas to get my brain running! And the funny thing is that I have some ideas but I never got around to them so I will put them down here to see what you guys can do! Cryptex I have tried this many times but I have never figured it out. Ball machine in a tree I just don't have the parts but it would be super cool! Modular marble run I may try this my self! See if you can beat me to it!   Don't ask about the picture  I just like it.

Posted by sonic broom 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Nerf Mod Ideas

Can anyone leave me a mod for the tech target, maverick, or firefly except the cpvc mod? Also for darts? I also wanted to ask how to get camera pics onto library. Otherwise, I can't tell the nerf maverick mod no one knows about! I just need that help, and some nerf mods and links. Thank you.

Posted by Fenderpony 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Good Gauntlet Ideas

Hey guys! So, I've been going around, and trying to figure out exactly what my next project is going to be. I want to make a gauntlet. Whatever I make, it has to be a gauntlet of a sort. Preferably a cool tech idea, or a weapon, but any ideas help. I have an old strap made for an arm gauntlet. I didn't measure it, but it is roughly an inch and a half thick, possibly two. I have multiple altoids tins, a pair of busted headphones (everything but the auxiliary cord is there, but the wiring needs some tlc), a lot of small dc motors, rubber bands, some old cell phones, and some odds and ends. I prefer not to purchase anything if possible, just make it. As real as possible for any weapon ideas (like, if it is a launcher, it should penetrate a box, if not more). Thanks everyone!

Posted by awsomebrawler3 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Mass Produced Ideas

My CNC machine is almost done and a vacuum form machine should be really easy to make (1 or 2 days). I've always wanted to mass produce something, so does anybody have any ideas for a cool electronics device that they would want to buy? I'm going to make everything surface mounted. If anybody has any really good ideas then PM or post here, maybe we can even reach a percentage agreement.

Posted by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


KNex lift Idea's

Hi there, I was wondering if anyone had any idea's for a knex lift as I currently have no idea's for making. Any help?

Posted by Michaelgoode 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


survial kit ideas

Any ideas for survival gear, please post.

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


Need recycled idea

I need an idea for a project that could be done in a short amount of time (like a week) that uses recycled materials, but is still kinda cool.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Mandalorian costume ideas

Mandalorian costuming ideas, thoughts, and suggestions. Be helpful and supportive. Make on.

Posted by MandalorianMaker 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Gift ideas for travelers? Answered

I'm searching for some gift ideas for my parents.  They like to travel; to the caribbean and Germany mostly.  I figure it would be a good idea to get them something travel-related.  Stuff like portable scales (for weighing luggage), security door stops, mini first aid kits, water purifiers.  They stick to hotels when traveling so no camping or survival gear is really necessary. So, any clever ideas?

Asked by jeff-o 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Tape Recorder Ideas?

I have a tape recorder, but have no Idea what to record / do with it! What do you suggest?

Asked by Atomman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


electric shaver ideas? Answered

I have an electric shaver but the battery recently burned out, any ideas for what i can do with it or the parts?

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


Idea for dbz scouter?

I had an idea for a dragon ball scouter useing a iphone chip, battery, and a bluetooth headset. can i have some help?

Asked by blah42 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Knex gun ideas!!

Hi the wormman here... I need some ideas for a knex gun to build. One which no one else has made. Thanks!!

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


movie ideas anyone?? Answered

Hi I'm a filmmaker (i work for Stop Motion Pictures) and am really looking for movie ideas because right now I have nothing! I have movie making block. Any idea I choose to use you will be credited. It will probably not be made in a while I'm working on getting my camera and tools. Please share any ideas! Even stupid ones!

Asked by amakerguy 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 weeks ago


Community Project Idea

I had an idea that once a month, I (or anyone else) could post a list of materials. Then the community (you) could come up with ideas using some or all of the matierials. The person(s) who posted the original list of materials would pick the best or most reasonable project/idea, make it, and put up an instructable on it. Let me know whether it would be something anyone would like to do.

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


cool alcoholic ideas? Answered

Well im about to be 21 soon and im looking for cool alcoholic ideas, such as vodka gummy bears, and the vodka clementines. something i can use alcohol in so i can get drunk from it. Other than jello shots and mixed drinks. Sorry i can't explain better and i hope someone has a cool idea.

Asked by noname420 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Simple Robot Ideas? Answered

I just got a soldering gun, and i really want to use it. but my knolegde of electronics is limited (and so is my wallet), so does anybody have a cheapish, simple, and cool robot idea?

Asked by schoonovermr 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Ideas for a Pasta Motor???

Anyone have any quick ideas for making one of these pasta machine motors? I have the machine and want the motor - do you think with an adapter and some epoxy this is possible??? http://www.cookingtreasures.com/Marcato_Pasta-Atlas_Pasta_Machine_MOTOR_2.html

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


Need an idea for a motor!

I live on the texas coast in mostly swamp and tourists. In my trials and trades I have came across a 82 450 honda engine. I have several ideas but need more input. So far a paddlewheel boat has the lead. Also have several other lawnmower engines and weedeater motors. The mower beds and bodys really catch the rust here and seem to melt in front of your eyes. hope for some ideas on screaming death machines.

Posted by limpnjim 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Humane Trap Ideas

Okay, so we've got critters in our attic...Probably Wolf Rats or something....I've tried using a large bucket with a board ramp. On top of the bucket I've got a towel laid across the top. For bait, I've used bread with peanut butter. My trap idea just doesn't seem to work.... The animals steal the bread without fallin' in! They're smart.... Any other ideas? Thanks! :)

Posted by Nikki213 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Posters/Slogan Ideas

I'm running for class president =] Any ideas on slogans/posters?I'm going to make a "Free Drinks on Me" poster with an arrow pointing down for over the water fountain. And a "If you won't do it for me, at least do it for the puppy" one with a a picture of a cute puppy.What else should I do?

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


Anti Gravity Idea...

OK I had this idea. I was online and thought up this idea for an anti gravity machine. This is it: use extremely static negatively charged materials for anti gravity. It could work the same way lightning clouds do. The base of the cloud is negatively charged and the ground become positively charged. Now if the material of the anti gravity "thing" is charged with static electricity, wouldn't it repel the ground? Now I am by far no expert in any of this...I just thought it up. What do you guys think?

Posted by bcarl6 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


SNES controller idea

I thought that it would be a cool idea to stick http://www.amazon.com/MK808-Android-Rockchip-RK3066-Cortex-A9/dp/B009OX22B4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1367876912&sr=8-3&keywords=smart+tv+stick into a SNES controller along with a teensy to automate the buttons. Would this work? I thought this would be cool to play snes9x for android on a TV.

Posted by qquuiinn 5 years ago


The halfbakery - ideas for instructablers

Occasionally, we get forum posts requesting ideas for things to make next. In case youse guys hadn't heard of it, I'd like to mention the halfbakery.This is the place that mentioned a hand-dryer that is activated by evil cackling and several variations on holographic imagers, amongst a bevy of other things. So you got the skills, try browsing there for inspiration. It's also quite fun in its' own right.

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


DIY autoclave? Ideas?

Does anyone know of a way to build an autoclave? I know that they are essentially pressure cookers on steroids, but would a standard pressure cooker truly sterilize something? No, I'm not trying to give myself tattoos or attempt surgery on the cat. It would be mostly for biology experiments, such as swabbing cultures. I could get one on eBay for about $150 minimum, but I don't really feel like spending $150 to grow bacteria. Any ideas?

Posted by CameronSS 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


HELP - IDEAS NEEDED

If you are familiar with KIWI shoe polish applicator and shine brushes, I have boxes of these birch wood brush blocks that I'd like to use in creating some useful items.  These have a small indention on one side that was used for hanging during the lacquering process.  I can trim the ends or edges as needed.  I've thought of using for shadow box roofs, multiple-sided bowls, etc. but would appreciate any other sensible ideas.  Any help is appreciated!!

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


Quick-vite idea

*UPDATE 2-15-11* If you are good with cell phone apps and website building and you would like to use my idea please message me. If you do make this all I ask for is a very small cut of the profit, but I really doubt anyone would want to make this anyway. Well, if you do just send me a private message and we can talk about it. Keep in mind you still may NOT TAKE MY IDEA UNLES I LET YOU! IT IS STILL COPYRIGHTED BY ME! Hey everyone, I just wanted to share my idea for a possible website I will be making in the future. I got the idea recently when my mom wanted to invite people over to the superbowl and sent out the emails that day. Many people didnt respont because, lets face it, many people dont check their email more than once a day. My idea would be a website based service that you could sign up for for free or become a member for a monthly fee. How it would work is you could type up your message and then send it to a pre-saved group of all the recipients phone numbers, and from there numbers could be added or removed. The site would then send a text to all of the recipients with instructions on how to respond. It would be something like "I'm having a b-day party at my house. 3:00-6:00 at 52 blah blah road. 'reply the number of people followed by y for yes, n for no, or m for maybe. ex. 3y 2n' " Then the results would be replied back to the website where it would compile a list of who and how many could and could not go to the event. Since sending the texts would cost some money it would have to be made up by advertising space as well as limiting the amount of invites allowed to be sent by the free users. Members benefits could include increased invites per month, more recipient groups allowed to be made, and a feature where you could text your website number from your cell phone and it would update you with how many people could and could not go. Since I'm only 16, I would not know how to create this site or be able to spread the word very well, so I would just like feedback on the idea for now. Please tell me what you think about the idea, and if you think its stupid be honest and tell me. Thanks :) And if you take my idea and start making money off of it, I will press charges. I emailed this to myself to sort of "copyright" it and this forum topic will not be edited ever so this will prove it's my idea as well. So please don't steal my idea.

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


Knex War idea

This is a new knex war idea it is called IT IS CALLED THE  CANNON KNEX WAR SETUP: THERE IS A KNEX CANNON IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR PLAYING FEILD THE CANNON MUST SHOOT OVER 60 FT FOR IT TO BE USED THE PLAYERS CAN ONLY HAVE KNEX ASSAULT RIFLES EXCEPT FOR 2 PEOPLE WHO CAN HAVE A SHOTGUN AND A PISTOL. THERE IS A 12IN BY12IN CARDBOARDBOX 4FT OFF THE GROUND ON BOTH SIDES YOUR SIDE AND YOUR OPPONENTS SIDE. IMPORTANT: ONE PERSON MAY HAVE A KNEX SNIPER OF HIS/HER CHOICE THE GOAL: IS TOO HIT THE TARGET WITH THE KNEX CANNON.   IMPORTANT:ONLY ONE PERSON MAY OPPERATE THE CANNON AT A TIME IF YOU ARE HIT WHEN OPPERATING THE CANNON YOU MUST GIVE THE CANNON THE PLAYER WHO HIT AND YOU MUST RETURN TO YOUR SIDE AND HAVE TO WAIT FOR 5 SECENDS BEFORE RETURNING TO THE GAME. IMPORTANT: THE TARGET CAN ONLY BE HIT BY THE CANNON NO OTHER  WEAPONS CAN HIT IT I WANT YOU OPPINION ON IF THIS IS A GOOD IDEA OR IF IT ISNT. BOTH NICE AND MEAN CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM IS WELCOME

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


Ideas for a counter balance

I am looking at ways to replace the weight of the batteries in a cordless drill (the batteries leaked, and they are not sold to my knowledge anywhere in THIS country); after wiring in a power supply (making it corded).   Any suggestions?   I have thought of a few but nothing seems overly viable at the moment.

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


midflex idea bulb

I was in my quantum class today taking in some nice Schrodinger equations. The professor was having a hard time figuring out which students were understanding the material. I thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be nice to have a consistent way to show the teacher you understood." So then it hit me... why not have a classic idea bulb on top of a hat. You could push a button and it would light up. Thus indicating to the teacher that you understood the material. Simple enough, but kind of annoying to push a button every could of minutes. Why not use the new Mindflex toy to gauge your understanding of the material? The user could wear the headset like usual. Instead of controlling a ball like in the game, a sudden decrease in concentration (the realization of an idea) would turn the light bulb on. The electronics should be simple enough. It would obviously be better to use an LED instead of an actual light bulb. I would build it myself, but I don't want to spend $60 on a mindflex game. What do you think? Elijah

Posted by Mirage_662 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Really random idea

Does anyone know anything about connecting aquariums together? I think that in the end the "aquariums" will end up being random objects that hold water like blender jars, etc., but I was also interested in whether anyone has examples of aquariums joined (as in the fish can swim between the two aquariums) with tubing of some kind?

Posted by dragonlor20 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


BAZOOKA: new idea

New bazooka idea: ammo:rollercoaster cart the one found in the rippin rocket set. power: big, orange motor found in the rippin rocket set. gun type: bazooka how it works:make a short little track going through the motor.then build frame.turn on motor, slide cart thoughr the back of the gun onto the track.push it a little in and the motor should push it out the front of the gun. this gun is usefull because: it takes 1.5 seconds to reload shoots extremely hard fires a big chunk its like oodulumps cannon but reloads faster. Im sorry if I have made some spelling errors in this forum. If anyone did not understand this the please tell me so I can make it clearer for everyone.

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


RFID tag ideas

I've got a handful of RI-TRP-DR2B 32-mm Glass Transponders...Don't really know what to do with them so I figured I'd ask around here.  I've attached a picture and the data sheet for this item.  Has anyone worked with these or similar devices before?  Also, any recommendations for a reader/writer (preferably something that'd work with a Raspberry Pi or Arduino)?  They operate on 134.2 kHz. Thank you.

Posted by XyzzyYYZ 3 years ago


I got an idea

How about we have some sort of Instructables year end awards and or hall of fame? Rate this forum if you think its a good idea. Something like this: Hall of Fame: One induction per month, selected by Instructables staff. Users to be considered must be nominated by a minimum number of people (7 for example) Year End Awards: Awarded at year end. Users are voted on, however there are first nominated for certain award by a minumum number of people (7 for example) Suggestions for awards: Coolest Most Helpful Most Popular Most Dangerous Funniest Hall of Famers recieve no physical prize, but are allowed to add their instructables to Hall of Fame group, and may recieve special avatar (see Kiteman) Year End Awards recieve t-shirt (maybe) and special "medal" placed on their orangeboard

Posted by KentsOkay 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


water pump idea

I hypothesise that when is heat applied to a suitable sealed vessel, filled with water, and having a pipe into the base of the container below the water level, that when the water gets hot enough, it will exit the pipe under pressure. if anyone has any input or had experiance with this kind of a thing or knows of a device which works in the same or similar manner, i would like to hear from you.  i though it could be a way of moving water with no moving parts or access to electricity, motors etc. thank Kim.C.S.B

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