I Found KipKay

The guy half way into this video looks exactly like kipkay!http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/thieves-use-asus-eee-pc-to-hack-atm-machine-steal-credit-card-info-video-

Topic by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Can Kipkay join?

Could we get kipkay to join? That would be cool.

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

Kipkay made PC World

I was browsing through my new December 2007 PC World today, and in the article "Seize the Web" I found pictures of Kipkay's site and several of his videos. I'll try to scan these to get some pictures up, but take a look at the December 2007 issue of PC World, page 110. Congrats Kipkay!

Topic by Firebert010 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

KipKay in the New York Times

Kipkay gets a nice mention in this New York Times piece Making Money, the How-To Way. Congratulations! Learning how to turn a flashlight into a laser is not a top priority for most people. Yet Kip Kedersha's step-by-step instructional video that teaches how to do just that has been seen online by more people (1.88 million) than live in Manhattan (about 1.6 million).Mr. Kedersha's online library of 94 videos includes tips on how to chill a Coke in two minutes, simulate a gunshot wound and start up a PC quickly.

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Who is the man behind KipKay

Http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/03/welcome_kipkay_to_make.html?CMP=OTC-0D6B48984890I was wondering who was the man behind the name KipKay and the voiceovers, I guess we won't know who does the voiceovers for awhile.This guy makes over 50K from his videos on metacafe videos!That is crazy,What do you guys think of him?

Topic by FreakCitySF 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Hey guy im a hue fan of kipkay but his projects are so hard!

Hey guy im a hue fan of kipkay but his projects are so hard do you know anyone else with projects WAY less challenging but still good this could be youtube metacafe instructables or anything else thanks guys?

Question by gbpackers 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Powered Stethoscope - NOT the KipKay one...

Hello from Arizona! I'm switching my career from Computers to Medical and will be taking an EMT course. One of the things you MUST be able to do is take blood pressure.  To do so, however, you need to be able to hear the pulse through a stethoscope.  Unfortunately, I have a slight hearing deficit. I've seen the KipKay video and would like something like this, but it needs to fit (sorta) into a regular stethoscope format.  I can't have external boxes & wires hanging off of it. Would someone be so kind as to help me lay something out with suggestions on parts, etc.? Commercial versions of this start at $250, so if I can get away w/it for <$50> or so it'd be great! Thanks for any help. Scott, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Topic by sellenwood 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

I'm just glad Kipkay didn't enter this

I'm just glad Kipkay didn't enter this :) His videos are awesome!https://www.instructables.com/member/Kipkay/

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

we have an imposter

There is this guy called kipkay. you all know him. now there is this guy called kipkay who has the same avatar as the real kipkay. when you search for him, pick the first result, ok. just a warninghere is a link

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

I Dont think KipKays should be allowed in?

I dont think kipkays should be in this contest because it was submitted before the contest started. Am I wrong? Thanks joe

Topic by joejoerowley 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

In kipkays optical theremin, would you make the pitch lower?

Http://rsinventionlab.com/optical-thereminI'm trying to play the sound through a 12 inch sub, and i need a lower pitch

Question by rickyd! 10 years ago

KipKays &quot; Chill A Coke In 2 Minutes! &quot; Featured on Australian television

Television show "Friday night live" whom features internet clips, tonight played a small snippet in which they tried KipKay's advise and managed to chill their coke's in the said time frame.They played the whole clip, including his fridge obsessed cat.Not all that exciting, yet was interesting to see someone of the DIY community make TV here.Now if only he was to do an I'ble on it."Have you ever forgotten to stock your fridge."It's like pure poetry.Videoinvalid movie: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=dc9BHiQUpWUSorry for the picture quality. Only had time to grab the phone to take them.KipKays, Chill a coke in 2 minutes.If the vid didn't embed properly, here's the link.

Topic by Lftndbt 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

where can i get a thyristor from please respond ?

i want to use it for kipkays project link ---https://www.instructables.com/id/SCYCBXQFD80BUXI/-----dose radioshack sell it if it dose could you please give me the catalog # thank a million?

Question by thebestqrjls 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Optical Mouse Help!

I need someone to explain a typical optical mouse circuit to me using diagrams and such. I could do it myself but I only have one optical mouse on me at the moment so Id have to go to the store to get a really cheap one. I'm on the verge of a kipkay quality instructable!

Topic by emuman4evr 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

I used a laser from a 16x DVD-R drive for a burning laser but it only shines dimly, what is wrong?

I followed the KipKay Maglight Burning Laser Pointer Tutorial It uses everything described. It only shines dimly a few inches. What did I do wrong?

Question by Tpp4 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do i mod a design? replacing the door chime in motion activated camera?

I've hit a snag building the KipKay motion activated camera.I refuse to pay 30$ for a door bell chime, the same price as the DVR i bought for it.Let's find a better solution. So far i could pick up a harborfrieght motion deviceand mod it; or i could use the 10$pir modulefrom radioshack.A 15$ motion module with a trigger is the goal, lets see if we can do itedit: could i use the pir as a replacement for the std switch?.......i think so but i need someone who knows for sure, if you need a diagram for the PIR

Question by thebatman 10 years ago

Would this schematic work?

Will this work? it's based on https://www.instructables.com/id/SCYCBXQFD80BUXI/Basically, what it should do, is when I aim the IR emitter (TV remote) at it, it'll go off for a few seconds. The goal is to hide it and piss off whoever is watching TV, and changing channels.

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

Will and hp cd-writer or a dvd-rom drive work for kipkay's laser flashlight hack?

Witch one works?

Question by TOCO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can you do KipKay's alarmclock blast hack with an NES Zapper instead of a Sega Phaser?

KipKay did his video with his weapon of choice, the Sega Light Phaser. But my weapon of choice is an NES Duck Hunt Zapper. Will it work?

Question by Mr. Squishy 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Is it possible to add a power dial to any of kipkays laser projects, So that I could have it range from no harm to kill?

Like it ranges from something to cut diamonds (If possible) to something I could use with kids? I was thinking dial because you get more settings. Please help.

Question by 9 years ago

Kipkay - Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.Kipkay was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Blu-Ray Laser Phaser!Should this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Thanks to all who watched and enjoyed this WORLD'S FIRST Blu-ray Laser Phaser project!

Topic by Kipkay 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Laser ohm resistor project question

So I am doing a big modifiction of Kipkay's burning laser project. I am making it into a gun, and the only resistor I can find is a 4.7. Will that do? I have a 5mw module like his, and a 250mw 650nm laser diode. Also I am going to use two C-batteries, so its 12volts total. 

Topic by thedonquixotic 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how old is the person tenceing

How old do you think the person tencing is? is he/she strong or weak ANSWER 14 YEARS OLD

Topic by kiss-the-cop 10 years ago

How do you extract a CD burner diode from inside the case?

This is for the popular burning laser project. Doe's anyone know an easy way to get the light out? Thanks in advance

Question by Jojo007407 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Problems with Laser Module Diode

So I have a 5mw laser diode module that I am trying to get open so that I can install a 250 mw diode in its place. Problem is, the diode won't come out, the manufacturer glued it in, and I keep buying new modules from different sellers only to find inexplicably the stupid diode backing slathered in glue. Is there a way of getting this thing out? I don't care if the diode is broken, I don't need it, but I want the driver intact.

Topic by thedonquixotic 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Is there a way to know if you are somewhat famous in instructables? Answered

More importantly, (Jk, Jk,) Am I resonably famous? Some people to name, NachoMama, Adrian Monk, Kiteman, ewilhelm, (I know, he's CEO but still,) Kipkay, and many others.

Question by PKTraceur 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how do you get on the featured team?

I would like to know how to get on the featured team

Question by cclark13 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

can you replace the 'audio byte' that is stored in a pre-recorded musical greeting card?

The card I have has 2 unused solder plates.

Question by hylan32 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Kipkay's DTV hack used RCA unit. I have a Magnavox-Funai TB100MG9, can't locate the power supply output. No schematic.

If anyone has hacked or analysed this unit please show me where to wire into the power supply output, assuming it puts out about 12v DC. Thanks.

Question by biggybilly 10 years ago

Too many spy?

Is it just me, or does kipkay (and a lot of the maker community in general, but I noticed it most with kipkay) have a suspiciously creepy amount of spying makes. For example:http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/01/weekend_project_portable_spy_scope_1.htmlhttp://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/08/weekend_project_aircraft.htmlhttp://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/06/weekend_project_parabolic_1.htmlthere's others, but I can't find them

Topic by guyfrom7up 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Book Contest

Just curious about the rules of the book contest (and other contests) I noticed that Kipkay has some of his instructables entered in the book contest. Just wondering since Kipkay works for Make if this was entirely fair; I mean most contests don't allow people even remotely affiliated with the entity running the contest to participate. Not saying that I necessarily have a problem with it; just pointing it out.

Topic by mada 10 years ago

9v VS 9vdc?

I'm working on an LED IR Illumination circuit (KipKay's nightvision with just the LED circuit). The thing works great but kills my 9v batteries pretty quick. I have a 9.6Vdc 300ma power adapter. Is is possible and SAFE to use this in the circuit instead of a 9v battery? Sources: KipKay's Project https://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Nightvision-Headset-Hack/ Power Adapter http://www.noiseguide.com/product_info/h_pro_96vdc300ma_adapter_ps200r120  

Question by mrgrim333 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

featured by?

Every time i look at somebodys stats, like kipkays phaser alarm clock, it say it is featured by brenn10. what does that mean and how do you do it?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


I dont want to be rude or anything, but I was wondering if I could get featured, I mean my instructable matches all the requirements(Pictures,Spelling/Grammer, Good Documentation) , and even hackaday/kipkay on youtube featured my idea . Here it is: https://www.instructables.com/id/Co-Axial-Pneumatic-BB-Gun/ Here is my Hackaday Feature: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/06/this-maglite-is-a-bb-gun/ And here is what kipkay did with my idea, he gave me a shoutout in the description: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJq5w7gVdtM  

Topic by Coolnventions 6 years ago

Internet Procreation

It seems as if metacafe, my internet video site of choice, and instructables, my how to site of choice are "procreating" if you have not noticed many of metacafes top producers have made step by step instructions for there video. notice that kipkay nk5 babblin5 and zackscott some of metacafes top how to producers have instructables now and i suggest you check them out https://www.instructables.com/member/Kipkay/https://www.instructables.com/member/NK5/https://www.instructables.com/member/babblin5/https://www.instructables.com/member/ZackScott/also i suggest you view their metacafes pages as well

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

about heatsinks?

I'm absolutely new to DIY but i've been browsing tinkernut's and kipkay's stuff for a while now. For starters, i'd like to know in general terms- how do i know when to use a heatsink and how to connect to various appliances?

Question by whisp3r3r 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Best of MetaCafe Group!

I know some people have been complaining about the stupid Metacafe videos that are just on here to make money, so i created a group for only the BEST videos with good instructions, and actually teach you something. here it is: BestofMetacafe

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

Superbowl 3D glasses - congo blue? Answered

Remember the 3d glasses that everyone got for the commercial Monsters vs. Aliens during the Superbowl this year (09)? They were paper, blue colored, mnfctrd by Intel, and the "lenses" were amber and some kind of dark blue.What I was wondering was if that blue was Congo blue (LEE C181, like in Kipkay's IR goggles ible), so I could use them in making nightvision goggles. Info that might help - patent number 6687003

Question by MadBricoleur 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Place in San Jose, CA to get discarded DVD burners free? Answered

I need a diode to make a burning laser (Kipkay's ible), but I don't know where to start when it comes to looking for free DVD burners (from a computer repair shop? where?) to get it from. I also need a LM317T chip for the driver, which I've heard is in the burner. Does anyone know a place in San Jose CA to get that? Preferably free, as in discarded.

Question by MadBricoleur 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Hey gang I am trying to find a place to buy a photocell for my kipkay laser alarm as seen on instructables. I bought the laser itself from Aixiz but have not had any luck yet finding the photocell. Thanks for your anticipated help. Bruce in Massachusetts

Topic by Bruce01752 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

New Weekend Projects

What do you think of the new weekend projects with kipkay at MAKE? I personally really don't like them. Coming home on a friday to relax, watch a new project that starts turning the gears in your head to create something really imaginative. Now I come home to a droll (yet clear) voice that you don't even want to sit through the whole project. I do not get the creative inspiration from the new ones as from the bre ones. everything bre made had potential for creative add ons. Mousey the junkbot, that is so cool and easily branch off of. Beam bots, inspiring for creative electronics? Theremin, intro to a cool instrucment, that goes for the mellophone too etc.etc.etc I don't need a video to make something look uglier, bigger, fatter, less portable that sucks hours out of my free time. Cutting a book to put something in it. On the popular video areas bre did it, but made it imaginative kipkay did it, but sexy in the front, I mean come on Kipkay did it AGAIN except for taking off of the cases of electronics, taking out connectors and hard wiring everything instead, where's the imagination! I mean I could see if you made it better than before, but come on!!! anyone's thoughts?

Topic by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

How can i upload an image and put a link on it?

In a new instructable, i want to upload a picture and link it so if you click it you are took off the instructable website, kipkay did that on some of his new instructables... can anyone tell me how ?

Question by aKaMaKaVeLy 10 years ago

How do I add hyperlink to an image I have on instructables?

I am not referring to the upload function instructables have. I want to insert an image from my website and hyperlink it to another site. Just like what kipkay is doing here:https://www.instructables.com/id/Hacked_Calculator_Prank/

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

Help with a shake-flashlight battery charger?

I'm working on a project that uses one of these to charge some batteries for backpacking, ala kipkay. However, I know nothing about electronics and how to make this sort of thing. I understand that the charge rate for the batteries would have to be constant, how do I achieve that?

Question by zuulthedestroyer 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Does night vision monocular + camcorder = nightvision camcorder?

Greetings all, Longtime browser, first time poster.  I watched Kipkay's video on using a cellphone with one side of a pair of binocs to create a sort of zoom lens and at that precise moment my dog began barking at some critter outside.  This made me wonder if I could attach a night vision monocular to a camera or camcorder.  I have an assortment of cameras at my disposal, I am a proud garbage picker, after all, and a nice NV monocular somewhere in storage. Kipkay merely positioned the cell phone camera in the right spot on the binoc lens and was able to see a reasonable image.  Has anyone tried anything like this with night vision?  If the idea is sound I'll dig out my gear and made a stand to keep it all together and post it as an instructable.

Topic by TsarNicholas 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Why is my iPod amplifier circuit fuzzy? Answered

I used an LM386 audio amp with its usual circuitry to amplify signals from an iPod headphone jack, but the sound quality is terrible. I have tried powering the circuit with a nine volt battery, and with a wall wart, and, although sound quality was better with the battery, it was still pretty bad, and not very loud. I have tried different LM386 chips, and a speaker that I know is of decent quality, and the sound is still bad. I have also used a filtering capacitor in series with the decent speaker, and the quality was okay, but the sound was very faint. Sometimes with the wall wart I got a weird buzzing noise, and with either the battery or the wall wart I often get unpredictable gain from the amp and bad sound. My speakers are around 2-21/2 inches in diameter, and around 10 Ohms, and the decent speaker is of unknown dimensions and around 9 Ohms. I also tried one of Kipkay's homemade speakers, and, no offense Kipkay, but it all went badly after that, probably because my homemade speaker was only 4 Ohms, when it should have been 8 ( The speaker is not Kipkay's idea, he credits it to Jose Pino, from Make Magazine, vol. 12). I'm also using generic 24 guage wire, not speaker wire, could that be the problem? Please help! Thanks! P.S. I tried to make one of those big LED's sync to the music, but ended up burning it out with the wall wart, will the smoke hurt me? Thanks!

Question by mad magoo 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

What to do with a brushless PC cooling fan?

I am making a mini solder extractor fume thing like the legendary kipkay www.youtube.com/watch and i bought all the parts yesterday. however when i opened up the fan box it was a brushless one. I needed a brushed one though... How do i hook the brushless one up and what else do i need?

Question by ossiegoldhill 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I have a poclet am fm radio that i tried for kipkays transistor radio hack but i noticed mine doesent have a transistor but i play with the coils anyway......... i tried it it still works but some stations cant be picked up....im thinking of turning it into something else thats easy and to the point...any suggestions?

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

Video "out" recording? Answered

On certain cameras, DVD players, VCR players it has the red, yellow and white "out", if I were to have a spy camera with the yellow and white "out" how would I record that in the space of a largish pocket? Kipkay's Instructable features the exact same style of camera (go here www.instructables.com/id/Covert-Spy-Sunglasses/)Pic is of my one, not my picture though (sorry). Red is for power.

Question by Kryptonite 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How can you make money off of videos? Answered

When Kiteman said that Kipkay made money with videos, I was interested in doing this as well. I need to get some cash fast, and I am neither old enough to work or have parents rich enough to give me a decent allowance. How can you make money off of videos? If you can tell me from experience, by all means do so.

Question by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago