Im leaving. dysprosium will be finished, but not shared. oh well. bye.
Topic by coolknexcreations 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Sadly since i sold my knex (about a year ago now) i honestly dont know what there is to make so im leaving instructables. i havent been here in so long i struggled to find out how to make this forum thread. and now that i am addicted to youtube and minecraft i cant see myself ever making another instructable. so thats why im leaving. but on the brighter side im starting a new youtube series but it has nothing to do with building or anything that you would find on here. anyways its been fun sharing my creations with everyone and i had a good time soooooo............ i guess its goodbye... -slithien- RIP 11/08/2006 to 29/05/2012
Topic by slithien 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I'll be gone from this Sunday to the next, away from all civilization and technology (at least it feels that way) in the small town of Salina, Kansas, home of wheat. I'm leaving to celebrate my grandpa's 100th birthday! I will have no access to computers, so don't expect anything coming from me during that time (not that you expected anything anyway....) I'm bringing my camera and tripod, as I did last year. Does anyone have any cool photographic ideas or other things I can do out in a wheat farm or on an airplane? Any iBle ideas? Thanks, and bye, Bran.
Topic by Bran 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hi guys, just wanted to let you know that I don't think I'll be on ibles anymore, there are just more important things in my life than K'nex. Sorry if this looks like i'm just trying to get publicity too, I'm not. And if you think I'm fake, then I must be the best faker in the world. PS. If you're interested in buying some of my K'nex or all of it, please let me know. I have about 15 pounds, and if anyone is interested in buying I might do a full piece count.
Topic by MotaBoi 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hey everyone, I have built many projects and gained many followers. After building many projects out of knex, I think i may be coming to the end of my building with knex. I don't want this to end but whenever I try to build nothing ever seems to work. Well i hope to have at least 3 more instructables up, maybe less or more. I just don't have the inspiration to build anymore and I hate to stop building. What do you think i should do? -KnexFreak360
Topic by KnexFreak360 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Well everybody, I'm leaving again. This time I'll be gone for over a month to Iran. I will have dial up, but I won't be very active here. Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in a few more ibles before I leave on Tuesday. Robot is also coming (in two of his shirt, and 2 of his patch reincarnations).
Topic by LinuxH4x0r 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hey everyone I'm leaving knex now and I just wanted to thank all of my subscribers and friends I've mad on this site! Also I wanted to know how much someone is willing to offer for 25-30lbs of knex. Thanks everyone and I encourage the rest of you to KEEP knexing!
Topic by KnexFreak360 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'm leaving for Lake Chelan tomorrow morning. Just to let you know. The five hour drive will be nothing compared to the eleven hour drive I had to take last week (both ways). I won't have access to Internet unless I visit an internet cafe, so see you the 24th!
Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I am sorry to say that I will no longer be able to share my Instructables with you nice folks. It seems the powers that be have decided to make it difficult to concede to their demands and rules. I am leaving this site under duress and will miss you all very much. It has been great sharing my stuff with you. Adios and farewell. Triumphman. December 2013.
Topic by triumphman 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
The title says it all, i am selling my knex but i am not leaving but there will be no more knex based ibles. if you are interested in buying my knex go here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/huge-job-lot-knex-12-boxes-/270760848290?pt=UK_Construction_Toys_Kits&hash;=item3f0a9aaba2#ht_500wt_949 i am also stopping slithienplus. thats all for now...
Topic by slithien 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'm not kidding, I am leaving ibles, but I probably won't sell my knex. I'll hang around for 3 days, then that will be all for me. Its mainly because I get too many comments and I can't reply to them because of my crappy computer. It takes 1.5 hours to do it. If you have replied to one of my comments, and I haven't answered, post it here.
Topic by ~Aeronous~ 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
But only for a week. Gotcha!We're off on holiday tomorrow (Saturday 24th, UK calender) for a week in Whitby - fossils on the beaches, jet in the shops, Dracula's landfall, but no internet at all.Be good, don't break anything, and if the Instructables TV show gets off the ground in the next seven days, remember that I called dibs on the presenter slot.There's not a lot of need or point in replying to this thread (since I'm not going to be reading it until I'm back), I'm really just letting you know so nobody panics...where's Kiteman? It's all gone quiet, the post rate is down, our spelling is falling apart, the woowoo brigade are taking over...
Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Question by dominique Druot-Nivelle 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Last year I bought a pequin pepper plant, it was about 50 cm tall, with a lot of small leaves, and it gave a lot of peppers, but this year several weeks ago some really big branches started to grow from it with some big leaves on them, it looks like two different plants. What is going on? Is it normal? Does it need I dont know how to describe it so here are some pictures (first picture: complete plant) (second picture: original leaves) (third picture: new leaves/ branches)
Question by tato312 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Lately it has become increasingly more difficult to respond to someone's comment on one of my Instructables. It has also become more difficult to leave a comment on someone else's Instructable. I click on the appropriate button ("Comment," "Reply"), but there is no response. Sometimes I can comment or respond during some very strange hour of the night when Internet traffic is very low. I have checked this on different computers, but the same problem persists. Today I also noticed the yellow text boxes have disappeared from one of my earlier Instructables. If I go to "Edit" I can see ghost images of the yellow text boxes, but cannot read or edit them. For some time I have not been able to edit or add text boxes in the Edit mode, only when I am viewing steps of the Instructable. Are transitions underway on the Instructables page that make these temporary problems? Also, the words "Instructable" and "Instructables" always show up as misspelled. It seems strange the site name is identified by the spell checker as a misspelling.
Topic by Phil B 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Http://www.nature.com/news/2007/071210/full/news.2007.365.htmlOn 30 August, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft -- which has been sailing through space since 1977 -- crossed the "termination shock", the boundary between the bubble in space dominated by the solar wind coming from the Sun and the transition region beyond that lies between Earth and interstellar space.Voyager 2's twin, Voyager 1, crossed this same boundary in December 2004. But Voyager 2 did it while almost 1 billion miles closer to the Sun, suggesting that something -- such as an interstellar magnetic field -- is compressing the bubble of the solar wind on that side. The twin Voyagers headed out of the solar system in different directions, with Voyager 1 taking a northern path and Voyager 2 a southern one."Now both spacecraft are in the final frontier of the solar system," says project scientist Edward Stone, of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. "We've reached another major milestone in our 30 years of discovery." He and other Voyager scientists presented their findings on Monday at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.
Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
That's right. It is time for Penolopy Bulnick to move on. Who is this Penolopy Bulnick fella? Well, even if you don't know who I am, I have been around for the past few years, lurking in the shadows. I chit chat with all of you through comments, I help those of you who have trouble posting (even if you don't want the help), I release your awesome projects when they get caught in the filters, I post to our Tumblr, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest pages, I create the newsletter you get 3 times a week, I help assemble and edit the print books we have done through Skyhorse Publishing, and I create crazy sugary projects in my spare time :) What are you going to do now? Do you think you could actually get another job as awesome as Instructables? No :) Nothing can replace the awesomeness that is Instructables and its community, but I'm sure going to try. I don't have any finalized plans yet, but you may yet still see me around! I just wanted to let everyone know that even though I want to help you on the site forever, I will not be able to from now on :( I love you all. Goodbye :) (after Friday, I'm still around till Friday) (I copied Scoochmaroo's use of a bye bye gif)
Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
My time was short, it seems my time is always short. Groggily I was pulled from bed the day after the Maker Faire. Spending the night at Eric's place was so wonderful, it was my first nights sleep since leaving America a few days earlier. We loaded Eric Pans car with gear and headed out to pick up a 3D printer. 3D printing technology is booming in the states, nearly every hackerspace in America has a Makerbot and design firms have Shapeways to turn to to get their rapid prototyping. But elsewhere in the world these things are still fresh! Sharing tools is something I love to do because you never know where people's creativity will take them. You never can know all the problems in the world, but all the people know all their problems! One of my missions then is to share low cost and open technologies to people I think can make awesome use of them! The night before after the Shenzhen Maker Faire all the Makers were invited to a gathering. Beer, frogs on skewers and peanuts were all provided free of charge. We ate, drank, wheeled and dealed. Wiess Tech is a filament company in Shenzhen and they have started noticing that more and more of their customers were 3D printers. Especially DIY 3D printers. So they've begun to make Makerbot replicas with some modifications. And there I was - I wanted a 3D printer to bring with me to Beirut and they wanted… Well, I wasn't sure. The language barrier between us was strong. Somehow Eric and I convinced them that it would be a good idea to give me a machine, and perhaps I'd pay them back when I got to the states. At this point I was at $244 dollars and dropping and I couldn't even afford the incredible hackerspace price the company was offering of $500 dollars! They agreed, and that's how I found myself rushing off to their head quarters the next morning before catching my ship. But first. We must go to Seeed Studio to buy a cup of coffee from the robotic tweeting (QQ) coffee machine in their break room. Hahaha! We headed out to Wiess Tech and on the way there we drive by construction zone after construction zone. Aparently Shenzhen didn't exist 30 years ago, and now you can still see the signs of a rapid expansion. Everything here is growing at an incredible pace, and apparently even maker culture. We arrive at Wiess HQ, which is housed in a 30 story complex decked out with multiple confusing entrances, cafeterias and dual elevators for the odd and even numbered floors. After spending a bit of time wondering how to get to floor 22 and circling the building, we found ourselves face to face with a small crew of about 8people. A few people managing papers, a secretary, some of the marketing team, and one guy sitting at a table putting together Wiess Tech versions of the thingimatic. After speaking with them we find that they also sell a machines based around the Reprap project, one of the earliest open 3D printing projects and have in the works a few models of their own designs. I'm excited to see how Weiss Tech bootstraps itself off of open sourced designs and starts producing their own versions! I hope to see a whole new generation of better, faster and cheaper machines that stay open! Go Weiss Tech! Heading out to take a 3D panorama from their deck Eric rushes and tells me that my ship leaves in 20 mins and that the time is now. After an awkward moment or two talking about paypal and me giving them advice on staying open we undo all their packing (too bulky) throw the machine into my luggage and run. In the car Eric and I discuss the future of Chinese makers. It really seems this is just the start of something much larger. It's an exciting time, his company is building great products, more Chinese companies are looking at open source technologies and more people are calling themselves makers. Perhaps it's through Maker culture China will be able to become more than the King of manufacturing, but also participate in producing quality designs and solving serious problems. Leaving China, the baggage handlers on the ferry were rough handling Adriana, my 3D printer, and it really cut deep. But as I watched Shenzhen bay slowly recede, I knew the next time i came back, again, everything would again be different. This is the pace of China and yet it seems softened by the fog falling over the rolling green hills. +Bilal Ghalib
Topic by lamedust 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Background: My yard has an incredible ability to create a forest's worth of leaves and branches despite having only a small number of trees. This has led to me developing an irrational dislike of Autumn. To make matters worse, I have no place to put the leaves and my town doesn't provide curbside pickup - I have to bring them to a recycling center. I fight this battle with a lawn suck device (leaf vacuum for those uncomfortable with technical terms) and these huge bags made of tarp material. My back is performing sub-optimally lately so I need to get creative. Issue: I'd like to build a cart that will allow me to slide these giant and often heavy bags on without lifting and roll them over to where the truck is. I'd also like to be able to slide them into the bed of a tall pickup truck. I've thought about a cart that see-saws on large wheels but the angles would be too steep. Now for the degree of difficulty...I don't have a budget for a fancy solution. Can anyone help?
Question by mjb630 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have cups with little trees growing in them, and they recently got mold on the soil and their leaves are dry (but are still green). I got rid of as much of the mold as I could and have given them more water, but... Will they survive?
Question by StarscreamClone 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Only for a week+I am going to a camp and my computer screen is cracked so I am getting it worked on so I should be back here on August 2nd or 3rd maybe later. I might post a little bit using my someone else's computer but I don't think I will. I'm backbut my computer isn't though...Now it is! but it wasn't fixed Apparently *annoyed mocking voice* screen cracks aren't covered under the waranty :-P
Topic by n8man 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
So I've got a real problem with leaving my stuff behind when I head out the door, and I was wondering how possible it would be to have a small device to help that. What I was envisioning, essentially, was little chips, RFID chips maybe, that you'd attach to your phone, wallet, keys, anything else. A reader would sit by the door, low power enough to give it just enough range to scan the doorway. You'd leave, but there'd be a sign on the wall showing checkmarks next to the things you have. Adding something to the list shouldn't be too difficult, or setting up a different person. This could show on a screen or using some kind of mechanical method. Either way, shouldn't need to ever be more than eight items. Anyone done something like this?
Topic by quantum_mechanik 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Hey, I have a power source that puts out 5V at about 2A. I need to reduce the current to 1A while maintaining 5V. How would I go about doing this? I thought about a resistor, but since the voltage drop is 0, how would I calculate what value I would need?EDIT: I was also looking at regulators, like this one. It says it limits current to 1A, but I'm not sure if it would be useful for what I need...http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name;=MCP1826-5002E/AT-ND
Topic by msh21 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I didn't think so but a colleague told me of his recent experience; He was in the living room watching TV and a huge spider came in along the floor. He is scared of spiders and sat there transfixed. He said it was the biggest spider that he had ever seen. He and his partner squashed it, ( stupid humans), and threw it in the bin. The next day he was in the same place and a big, (but not as big ), spider came along and did the exact same route through the room. He said that it was a very unusual route to take but he knew that it was identical because he had studied both of them with absolute fear-based attention. So apart from making him feel guilty about killing the first one he wondered if spiders leave a scent. I can't find any answer on google so I'm asking anyone who may have knowledge of spiders? Thank you. I can't seem to find a suitable channel so I've chosen camping in the hope that some outdoor type will know.
Question by FriendOfHumanity 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
From my research I've noticed that the only way people harvest energy from snow is through hydroelectric dams. Are there any other viable options? Some ideas I've thought of: -Spinners facing the sky that spin when weight falls on them -artificial tree branches that hold a certain amount of snow and then get energy from the snap back. Could this apply to falling leaves?
Question by Houdinipeter 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Question by XxAwesomexX 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
How can you dissolve the silicon (and possibly solder) off of a PCB to leave the copper traces? Thanks
Topic by LinuxH4x0r 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Celeste, aka Danger is my middle name, has been an intern here at Instructables for the summer. Today is her last day and she is making sure to leave her mark behind with these great paper stars! Thanks for being so awesome!
Topic by Penolopy Bulnick 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
This morning there was the remains of a rat in my yard, The head, gallbladder, and 3 feet were in a little pile and the body had apparently been eaten. Anyone know what animal does this? I live in Fort Worth, Texas and we have rats, crows, possums, raccoons, coyotes, domestic cats, snakes, and mink in our area. I know of several predators that will eat the heads and leave the bodies, but this one has me stumped.
Question by CatTrampoline 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
It occurs to me that a lot of power is supplied to pump water into my home -- into my showers, dishwasher, sinks, toilets, etc. And then, as that water plummets from the second story bathroom back into the ground, it builds up a lot of power due to gravity -- and it just goes whooshing away. So let's develop some sort of mechanism that will harvest the energy of that moving water as it leaves our homes. The initial thought is turbines or wheels, sure, but you have to remember the stuff that is leaving the house in that water: hair, food scraps, and all your bathroom functions. So we need to either develop a system that cannot be jammed, filter & divert the water before it reaches our device, or develop a system that harvests the energy without interfering with the flow.
Topic by drbrettschneider 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi, first time brewing, ive got my apples cut them up and put htem in a bucket , i was then taken into hospital so the apples have been in the bucket for over a month with nothing added are they still ok to be used and if so wot should i do next ?
Question by ourwullie80 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Just say Hi!! or something random!! Everyone on here deserves to be recognized, and though i may not have unlimited patches, i have unlimited subscriptions!! Thankyou!! -Kevin C. also, subscribe to me :) Once you have seen this topic, please mention it to other members!
Topic by KnexFreek 9 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I may have only been here for 2 years but this site is changing a bit too much for my tastes. In those 2 years most of the major changes have been pretty recent. Why they haven't implemented legacy views yet baffles me. Or allowing us to customize our own personal layout. By personal layout I mean that each person can customize how the site looks to HIM OR HER. If they implemented that I would be willing to put up with the bugs and glitches it would cause just for the fact that it pleases my eye. What they seem to be doing is copying facebook's style. This absolutely sickens me. I HATE facebook and the only reason I got it was to see just how bad it is. The layout for facebook form over function. It is needlessly over complicated I am a function over form guy. I bet most of the people here are function over form too. Don't be a facebook. If you do I will take my 10$ worth of advertising else where. Maybe if a couple thousand leave you will get it.
Topic by tytiger33 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I tried using the "I made it" button on an instructable, and it keeps erroring out with "Oops, something went wrong!". Same keeps happening with trying to comment on the instructable as well. I tried with Chrome and Edge. I also tried commenting on a different instructable, with the same result....These are the instructables I tried:https://www.instructables.com/id/Recreating-an-Ant... (I made it, and comment, with and without photo attached)https://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Christmas-O... (just tried to comment)
Question by rolandblais 7 weeks ago | last reply 7 weeks ago
I have an acoustic guitar that's not exactly valuable, but it's fairly old and has a lot of sentimental value; lately I've been playing a lot of songs that require a capo, so much that I've just left it on for days at a time? will this have any negative effect on the guitar? I realize strings are replaceable, but I don;t want to waste them... (also, it's not the clamp style capo, it's a strap that comes around and tightens down. I think it's an older style.)
Question by fultron89 9 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
How do you make herbal tea? What other herbs/leaves/blossoms can you use? What are the effects of different herbs/leaves/blossoms? Mint? raspberry? oregano? ginseng? sassafrass? honey? -PKT
Question by PKTraceur 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I just moved my office and now there is a pole in my cubicle. I've decided to turn this heinous and inglorious pole into a beautiful and realistic indoor tree. The pole is 6" in diameter (18" circumference), 9' high. I've ordered birch bark tubes to wrap around (http://www.barkcanoe.com/materials.htm) the pole. The trunk is set. Next up is to make branches for the top of the tree. Anyone have experience making branches and leaves look realistic? Where can I buy artificial leaves? Should I buy an artificial tree and cut off the leaves? Should I make the leaves myself? Thanks!?
How do you do it. It shows the comment box but it doesn't let me type
Question by XxAwesomexX 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Last night, my cat which is pregnant for 3 month leave home without a trace. Before I found her missing, she still play and sleep around my feet. After 2 hours, I realized she should be at home but she doesn't. I guess she missing and this afternoon, she's still not appear. I raise the cat since she was born. This is her first pregnant. Actually, she's very friendly to me all the time. I love her so much. Please, tell me what to do. I can't lose her.
Topic by quinault 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have several small Heartleaf Philodendrons that have been growing for a couple of years. For the most part, they seem healthy, but oftentimes new leaves have difficulty fully unfolding from the little shoots they grow from. The stay stuck in the outer protective leaf and don't open up, and either dry out and die or form stunted, misshapen leaves when they finally pull themselves free. You can see this in the picture I've uploaded, which shows a stunted leaf and a leaf that has not managed to unfold itself from the shoot it grew in. Does anyone know what might cause this problem? I admit that I don't water them as regularly as I should, but it's not all the tendrils that do this.
Question by El Mano 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I'm trying to deposit metallic copper into a piece of wood and i'm doing it with a solution of copper chloride (the alternative pcb etchant to the ferric stuff). I want to deposit metallic copper into the wood where it has soaked in and remove the chlorides altogether. Bearing in mind that i don't want much in the way of another solution, how could it be done? Could I drop in some lead to precipitate out the chloride ions or is there something else that would steal the chloride ions from copper that wouldn't be too hard for a hobbiest to obtain?
Question by The Ideanator 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago