lava sharks

Lava sharks are so cool, whats not to like about them, the have death rays, lasers and x-ray vision and as the grow older and mutate they get more things such as armor and more speed.

Topic by Matt428 2 years ago


Homemade Lava Lamp

Is it possible to make your own lava lamp? Like have a wine bottle, fill with paraffin wax and water, and put on top of a lightbulb contraption thing? Is this safe?

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


Can people heat up lava rocks to the point of being liquid again?

Question by mle808 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Squishy plastic lava thing

Remember these squishy things? You got them cheap at toy stores and were always suspicious of them breaking and spilling their noxious contents all over you and your family (at least, that is what I worried about as a kid.) I think I had a cd case with purple blobs of liquid. Anyway, I want to try making something like that, though I haven't done anything like it before. I suppose I need your help with ideas for 1. what would be a decent liquid filling that wouldn't degrade or get moldy or fade somehow 2. how I would go about sealing the edges in a aesthetically pleasing manner. I suppose there is heat sealing, and glues that bond plastics? And...I guess I would not be able to make very complex shapes?? 

Topic by Clabber Goil 6 years ago


is there any way i can make lava? Answered

In my earth science class if i bring in a cup of lava i get an automatic 100 for my grade for the entire year PLEASE HELP MEEE

Question by scotchtape110 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 months ago


How can an old-school "Lava-Lamp" be upgraded?

I want to use LEDs to be energy efficient but it requires heat to still FLOW. I understand that the heat moves the oil "Lava" but how much is necessary? Can this be done?

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



Hot Cookie Lava Cake Dough

I've been making chocolate lava cakes and they start to get boring after a while. I'm going to try to bake soft cookies now to see if I can find a cookie recipe with a soft cookie texture so does anybody know any things where instead of just pure chocolate I can make a cookie crusting for the chocolate lava cakes? Just a small amount to press against the sides and bottom. Usually serve it with vanilla ice-cream.

Topic by rexdino5 8 years ago


sand, gravel, & rocks? LAVA mmmm....

Hello boys & girls, We're a little over-stocked on crushed lava rock and thought the fine members at INSTRUCTABLES might like to take advantage of a special offer. Use coupon code "INSTRUCT" to get 5% off your order (can be combined with current free shipping promo). It takes a few hours for new promo codes to propagate the Amazon robot so if it doesn't work right away, try again in a little bit. The current listings are for 20lb dry lava rock (red or black). Screened. Rinsed. Kiln-dried. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_kitchen?_encoding=UTF8&node;=1055398&field-brandtextbin;=substratesource Think of all the DIY Earth Boxes... terrariums... aquarium backgrounds... and more you'll be able to create. If you have any questions, feel free to post in this thread, shoot us a PM, or visit our site. http://www.substratesource.com Thanks! Have a great holiday season. P.S. If this is too spammy, please don't kill me! Friends?

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


Lava lamp floor lamp with torche light on top

Hi!  I am asking to see if anyone could help me.  My brother found a floor lamp: it has a working lava lamp at the top, but on top of the lava lamp, is another  torche type lamp.  Two lamps in one. He found it along the curb, and is a store-bought item.  Anybody have any idea how to make one? I'm am NOT the inventor and need help. Thanks for any input anyone could give.  Sorry -- didn't think to take a picture so I have none to post. 

Topic by mdiehl 5 years ago


Converting gallones into litres for acquarium. Please, help.?

Hello everybody. I'm thinking about to make the Lava Rock acquarium bakground at https://www.instructables.com/id/Lava-Rock-Aquarium-Background/ . But when I want calculate the volume I have a problem with converting gallones into litres. Does somebody know If there are used the usual gallones (=4,55 litres) or american ones (=3,79 litres)?

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


help building a led lighting system that dances to music?

I am currently working on my portfolio to get into undergrad. I am trying to build this lava monster sculpture and work like the lava to be led lights that dance to music.  I know nothing about eletronics and would like to talk to someone about this so i can figure out my options.

Question by drz413 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Virus on 'ible Home-made-lava-lamp-%5bupdated-for-the-last-time%5d/ ???

I was clicking through "next step"s on this 'ible and got a persistent popup insisting I had a virus on my computer.  I know this scam is to actually put one ON my puter, so I kept trying to cancel out of it.  It took me to a site that was "scanning" and I unplugged my net cable before anything could download, shut down, and rebooted only to do a full Norton scan.  I think I avoided harm, but please look into this!

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


Best classic sega sonic game?

I have basically EVERY Sonic the hedgehog classic 1990's game,but what is better,Sonic & Knuckles Lava Reef Zone Act 1 or Sonic & Knuckles Death Egg zone? I'd say Death Egg.

Topic by SovietTrollDash 4 years ago


New Knex Sets

I was recently on Knex.com where I found two new sets that had just come out Lava launch coaster and Loopin' lighting coaster. One thing I noticed on the lava one was that the main structure was made out of micro knex! WHY??????? Can't they just go back to making sets like big ball factory thats very substantial and strong rather than weak rubbish micro knex. Another example is the motorized madness ball machine which I not even sure whether it uses any normal knex. Annoyingly I think old sets or just boxes of random stuff off ebay is the only way. I would be happy to hear your thoughts.

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


is it posspble to link lcd/ led mobilephone screens together? Answered

Is it possible to link minor lcd/ led color screens together (mobilephone screens) so they show the same picture or seval from one sorce ? Im working on a special effect suit for larp, and im going to use lcd screens to animate flowing lava ( or so is my plan at least ;) ) But im stuck on how to connect small screens together so they show the picture of flowing lava. If its possible to make them show the same picture, or event better a individual picture each. further more im planning to use more than 200 of these so is im woindring about the amount of power the sorce must output.

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


Water Heater Idea?

Hia! Would this work. I have a lava lamp base, which heats up (I think its a heat lamp). If i made a platform and put a metal kettle ( Hey! That rhymes!) on top, would it heat the water up? hat about other food uses for one? Thanks!

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


indoor bbq-er that fits on and uses my gas kitchen stove Answered

I live in an apt and am not allowed to use a bbq on my porch but have a natural gas stove in the kitchen. any instructable for making a bbq-er to fit on my kitchen stove? If it uses lava rock just like the outdoor gas bbq-ers it'll be great

Question by kriticalmas 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


volcano with light

Hi guys! i'm sorry if i'm here to disturb....  i need to build a lamp.. with shape of a volcan....  now y have this problem.... how can I create the movement of lava running down the slope, with the lights? I thought the catenary Christmas, with the movement to fall, but the problem is to recreate the color change down ... anyone have any ideas on this? than you to all for helping.. :)

Topic by dancan 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


White walls yellowing

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

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


Ideas for minecraft?

Well I've got minecraft but I dont play online so, I usually like to build cool things to mess with like connecting islands via an underwater railway. However I'm running out of ideas of things to build. Post ideas of things to build below or post cool screenshots of things you've built and I'll add them to the idea list. Ideas: -Build a glass ball filled with lava in the sky. -Use binvox to convert 3d objects into minecraft schematics. -Use the new note blocks and create a circuit system that plays "The Entertainer."

Topic by bounty1012 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What does the word dike really mean (as in, not a derogatory term for lesbians, and not the scientific term either..)?? Answered

I was reading The Lord of The Rings, The Fellowship of The Ring (yeh, the first one).. Cause I've seen the movies, and have had the books for years, yet haven't read them. So I was reading, and the book came to describing the town Bree.. & I saw "there was a deep dike, with a thick hedge on the inner side." Anyone know what dike means (sorry, I can't help but feel awkward when saying/typing that word -_--)..? I just assumed it was some kind've trench, but is that correct? And I know there's something to do with Lava/Volcanoes/etc.. But I don't really think that would apply in this circumstance..

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


Minecraft question...

So, I have a question...      So, I decided to make a new, superflat, creative mode, world. But when I spawned, It spawned me in a snowy forest. I flew up just above the trees, and started flying forward. I passed a small desert, some rolling plains, and then another snowy forest. As I kept flying I saw an abrupt hault in the forest. I stopped flying and walked to the place where everything stopped appearing. Then as I looked down, I was really on a giant cliff- Going in a perfectly straight down drop. I flew one way down the massive wall, and there was a corner, I followed another wall-And then found a corner, and reapeting this process twice more, I ended up in the same spot I was in before. It was a giant cube, sitting on top of a superflat world. With normal biomes, caves just stopping at the edge, and water and lava flowing from it. So my question is: Has anyone had this happen before? And if so, what is it? (If my description is unclear, see picture.)

Topic by vroom...vroom... 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


help needed on how to make a rock retaining wall and sealed with concrete?

Well, my front yard is currently supported by piles of rocks where there is a ditch next to it, however only when there is heavy rainfall that the water passes through the ditch otherwise its empty.  The piles of rocks were placed one onto the other and these were never mortared and neither has a good base.  So, I have a huge amount of stones in my yard that I wanted to get rid of and also the quality of the soil where I live is very poor as it is like mortar when humid and blocks of soil when dry which I was thinking of using as backfilling. My question is how can I use the existing rocks to rebuild the retaining wall well, solid and also have a good look. By the way I live in Mauritius where the climate is humid and I live rather close to a mountain and river and the rocks are lava rocks meaning very hard. Please give me instructions on how to make everything from building the trench to finishing the wall and the tools that will be needed. thanks

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


I'm converting an old gas char-Broil outdoor grill,now used as a charcoal grill, to an electric smoker. See details.

For my initial design I'm using junk box parts (electronic hobbyist/pack rat).  The heating element is a 120vac, 500w burner previously used as an electric charcoal lighter.  The grill cavity is 15"H x 14"D x 25"W, with two rack heights leaving room for the burner, water pan, and possibly lava rocks/bricks.     The question is about temperature control.  I understand 500w may or may not be enough.  I'm considering a DIY full wave open loop SCR control, as I have many of the parts.  The purely resistive load is @2.4-2.5 amps and should be able to be temperature controlled using  demand oriented transfer or phase angle firing w/diacs.  I want maximum control cheaply and am having trouble selecting an appropriate design.  I have larger current SCR's in case I need a larger wattage elment. What can contributors suggest? 

Question by X-nfamous 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Whats the best K'nex pistol replica (Ibles/KI)? Answered

What is the best knex pistol replica that shoots? It can be on ibles or KI Not LOADS of broken pieces And not ultra hard to make. Please answer!!!! Thanks MM8

Question by MegaMetal8 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Instructables from Guatemala

Christy and I just returned from a couple of weeks in Guatemala and Honduras. We brought our laptops and experimented with "working from home from abroad." Did you even notice we were away? Lots of people in the Bay Area didn't! Check out the view from our Antigua, Guatemala office with Volcan Aqua looming over us. We investigated Mayan ruins in Tikal and Copan, climbed a volcano and stood 2 meters away from an active lava flow, learned to salsa dance, visited the Valhalla Experimental Macadamia Nut Station, were attacked by a scarlet macaw that ate one of my shirt's buttons, and ate as much typical Guatemalan food as our stomachs could hold. I liked Pepian de pollo so much, I took a class to learn how to cook it myself. Some of the things we learned have already been posted:Air Bags for EggsCreate an Ergonomic Standing Desk and Office on the GoHow to Sharpen Knivesand we've got Instructables coming soon for many of the traditional dishes and how they run the macadamia nut farm. All of our pictures can be found on this Flickr collection.

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


Bathroom Occupied Transmitter

Newbie here... greetings! I work in office building with about 20 guys, most heavy coffee drinkers... we have one-holer restroom which is located about 100 feet and around a corner from the area where the majority of the guys work. Needless to say 8 out of 10 times you make the journey to go to use the restroom, someone is in there with the door locked... leaving you constantly defeated and having to go badly.. I want to create a light or a signal viewable in our common room that would indicate when that bathroom is in use. There is one light switch in the bathroom which operates the overhead light and the fan... and the fan is extremely loud so we always turn the light off when exiting the bathroom.  So my thought is to add some sort of transmitter to the switch that when turned on would send a signal to a receiver down the hall in the common room and that receiver would turn on a small light somewhere in the room. The guy next to me has a nice lava lamp and has volunteered it's services as the bathroom indicator. I'm hoping to find a transmitter or replacement switch/transmitter combo that can be wired into the existing single switch box (no batteries to change). This is what I need help locating.  It would need to perform it's current duties.. turning on the light and fan, as well as send the "on" signal and "off" signal to the receiver 100 feet away.  I think the other solution would be to run a wire thru the ceiling from the switch, but was hoping to avoid that. Thanks in advance for your help!

Topic by treetop1500 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Geology in action: A mid-ocean ridge you can visit on vacation!

UPDATE Jun 2011:  ScienceNews has a very nice feature about Afar, with an excellent narrative summary of items since the current spreading event began in 2005. UPDATE Nov 2009:  Science magazine only keeps their news articles free for a short time.  The link below requires paid access to read.  Wikipedia has an article on the volcano. A news article in this week's (May 2009) Science magazine online reports on a very unusual volcano. Located directly in the center of east Africa's Great Rift Valley, it is spewing a unique kind of lava. The Great Rift Valley is a place where one of Earth's tectonic plates is actively dividing in two -- the eastern tip of Africa and the Arabian peninsula is separating from the rest of Africa. In several million years there will be a brand new ocean (not a "sea") like the Atlantic, and the Great Rift Valley will become its mid-ocean ridge. This African volcano is essentially an example of the undersea volcanoes that run down the spreading center along the middle of the Atlantic (Iceland is a set of them that are above the ocean surface). If you want to see what was happening when the Atlantic Ocean was forming, and Brazil was being broken away from West Africa, go visit Ol Doinyo Lengai in Tanzania. ADDED:  Besides the world's only active (on land!) natrocarbonatite volcano, the Great Rift Valley also has examples of sheeted dikes forming and breaking through to the surface.

Topic by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I thought this was interesting: Future Edisons - on PBS

Everybody has a great idea that could change the way we work, the way we live or the way we play. Everyday Edisons documents the development process of 12 inventions and the parallel stories of the people who invented them. Selected from thousands, the 15 Everyday Edisons learn how their extraordinary ideas are taken from a sketch on a napkin to a store shelf.Take Sheldon Levinson and Michael Diep: both like to tinker with concepts for new and improved products, or simply the next crazy fad. Levinson, a true kid-at-heart, is always looking for the next best toy or gadget to make people smile. Taking the traditional favorite bubbles and combining them with the lava lamp, another iconic American gadget, he developed the latest twist on bubble toys.Diep, a refugee from Vietnam, has thousands of inventions in his back pocket, one of which is a new design for a dual cat toy and claw scratcher. As a hectic business consultant, Diep encountered a challenge many of us face lack of time. With limited personal free time, much less time to take his cat to the veterinarian for nail trimmings, Diep incorporated sand paper into his jungle gym to naturally file the nails as it played.Inventing isn't just for adults, the retired or the self-proclaimed inventor. Mark and Cody Fox, brothers and juniors in high school, were tired of paying year-end fines for bent corners and broken spines on their school text books. After combining a few fabric swatches, some hot glue and pieces of plastic, the young men developed a way to prevent the dreaded fines come June.And The Link to the PBS site

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


Need help making a CAPD/Dialysis bag warmer

We are doing a lot of traveling right now to a bunch of different hospitals and I need a heating device I can plug into the car or preferably run off a battery. I have a hard platt suitcase which will hold 2 bags and am toying with the idea of just insulating it and putting a heating pad in there to plug into an inverter. The problem there is I don't always have access to an outlet in the hospital, and you tend to look very much like a terrorist and scare the holy jeebus out of people strolling around the hospital with this wired suitcase thingy. I am unaware of  IED or ordinance requiring an electrical outlet, but hospital security knows all about them and are just itching to go all *observe and report* on you.  I picked up one of those black and decker heat/cooler's at a yard sale with the intent to pop it open and see if anything can be repurposed, but I am not real confident on how to cover the elements so they don't melt the bags.  Temperature regulation is really important, and I really don't have the foggiest idea how to best do this. It's a 4.4lb bag of fluid, so it would have to heat 2 of them without turning them into boiling lava. It also can't be so weak that it takes 12 hours to heat the bag. It would need to get to 37*C/98.6*F (or near to it in any event) in about 4 hours. This is the real McCoy I am trying to rinky dink replicate: http://www.kidneystuff.com/warmers.html Keeping her alive ain't cheap so I simply don't have the 400$ to hand over for it.  Nutshell: I need help with (everything :P ) 1. Heating element 2. How to best secure bags  3. Best/most efficient way to power it 4. What material and in what fashion to insulate the case. 5. How to regulate temperature. I'm sure I missed some things, but really any and all advice would be more than greatly appreciated. 

Question by orphicdragon 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Homemade Gift Contest Winners

Congratulations to everyone who entered the Homemade Gifts contest! Thanks to your efforts, the Christmas-Industrial complex was dealt a heavy blow this holiday season. I've gotten lots of future gifting ideas from these projects, and hope you have too. This year we gave all our cousins awesome laser-engraved water bottles (to practice for the third prizes!), but didn't get our act together in time to make gifts for the entire family. Next year we'll try to move even farther off the consumerist grid. Start thinking now, and you'll be ready for both the holidays and next year's gift contest!Check it out:First PrizeThese three projects win one of these tools: a Cuisinart 7c food processor, a Dremel 400-6/90 400 Series XPR Rotary Tool Kit, a Fluke 115 True-RMS Multimeter, or a Singer 1525 sewing machine.Give the gift of Robot Invasion by MrMunkiHard drive platter clock by albetchaMagnetic Rubik's Dice Cube by burzvingionSecond PrizeThese five projects win a Leatherman juice S2 pocket knives laser-engraved with the Instructables logo and the author's name.freehand glass etching by RobyntheslugLiterary Clock by mdhaworthJunk box flowers by photozzHome-made Sun Jar by cre8torTechnical Monster by redribboncrowSecond Prize prime!These five projects win handy Make Magazine Thomas J. Glover Pocket References Guides.The Persistence of Recorded Memory by fungus amungusPersonalized Guess Who by randofoWooden Candle Holder by samWall mounted magnetic knife block by radiorentalUSB powered LED christmas tree by T3h_MuffinatorThird PrizeThese 10 projects win the choice of a water bottle or a flashlight laser-engraved with the Instructables logo and the author's name.Countertop Greenhouse by whamodyneA Box Kite! (that's almost bigger than my wife!) by marcward86Photograph to Stencil by nakNixie Tube Ornament by ianContinuity Tester by neelandanUSB controlled mini lava lamps by jameshLED Floaties by TetranitratePC remote control by ZujusResistor Man by chrCustom Mirror by iammatouHonorable mentionThese 15 projects win an Instructables patch.boy crush mash-up T by liloBlanket With Built-In Hood by trialexKat Litter Cake -- Gifts Impossible to Re-Gift by trebuchet03Pocket Tripod by theRIAATeddy Bear Speaker by constructer of the oddHow to make a nice wooden sword by BobbyMikeTrendy note card gift set by outofthewoodsDisk Drive Dollar Bank by FrenchCrawlerJewelry or Serviette holder by puffin_juiceLucky Charms iPod Nano Gift Box by luckymonkeygarageGift Home made high power air BB gun for Christmas! by african_andy187How to bind a book by eleraamaPinball Coffee Table by heyrockerCustomizable Fleece Hats by ryzellonXylophone windchime from a children's toy by zieakThere were scores of fantastic projects, which made the judging quite difficult. (This is the best kind of problem to have, of course- keep up the great work!) Thankfully our judges were up to the challenge. Please give a round of virtual applause to judges jess, ian, LasVegas, rbhays, lisarea, GregDDC, Tool Using Animal, trebuchet03, randofo, jeffreyf, beemer, HeresyOfTruth, FrenchCrawler, turkey tek, zieak, mever, vatosupreme, ewilhelm, DavidBrown, numberandom, and fungus amungus. Judges weren't allowed to vote for their own projects.Since we only give one prize per person, these fine entries (which would otherwise have won prizes) don't appear above:Wine Bags by mdhaworthHand crank lego usb charger by Tetranitrate Frankenbear Synthamajig by randofoTelephone Handset Microphone by randofoWe'll contact the winners shortly via personal message with prize-claiming instructions.For circular linking, here are the original contest instructions.

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