MARGARITA MACHINE

Can anyone tell me how to make a MARGARITA MACHINE

Posted by bukshot 10 years ago


Dog-Powered Machine

I just got a great idea, but I'm not sure what to do with it. It's a machine that is somehow powered by the kicking motion of your dog's foot when you scratch his belly. Any ideas on how to go about doing this and what the machine could be?

Posted by Brother_D 10 years ago


Weirdest vending machine change

I got the most unusual change from a vending machine at school today. A Susan B. Anthony dollar, a James Madison dollar(I didnt know about those before), a Sacajawea dollar, and some unimpressive quarters.

Posted by The Ideanator 8 years ago


Animatronic machine

I challenge somebody to make a Instructable about how to make a animatronic machine! Wkipedia:Animatronics is the use of electronics and robotics in mechanised puppets to simulate life. Here's a video of some animatronics

Posted by HeyJD 8 years ago


Laser cutting and engraving machine

Hey i wanted to ask you people that has any one used Epilog Mini 18"x12" company's (U.S.A.) laser cutting and engraving machine as am planning to buy in sometime so i want to know hows its performance :) as am from india so suggest me accordingly

Posted by dj_square 10 years ago


Ball throwing machine !

Hi everyone ! I want to have a ball thrower machine like the one used in Tennis . How can i make a cheap one which throws the ball really fast ? I searched in the site but only got one which uses a bike and throws very slowly . Can I have some help ?

Posted by FOOOFEI 9 years ago


Amazing Wooden Marble Machine

This wooden marble machine is packed with cool ways of moving a metal marble up, up, and up. It's an amazing labor of love, that's for sure, and one I wish I could see in person. Skip to 2:30 for the explanation of what happens. At 8:00 the runthrough begins. Reddit via Gizmodo

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Remember CNC machining the prize?

Hi,  Wonder if anyone can help.  I remember sometime in the last 3 years there was a competition where one of the prizes was a cash voucher for a machining service. Like Shapeways but for CNC machining.  Just wondered if anyone remembers what the service was called? I have been asked to re create a spinning wheel and thought it would be cool to use there services for a part which would be very difficult for me to make otherwise.  Any help would be ace. :) 

Posted by world of woodcraft 1 year ago


knex ball machine

Hi everybody, I ca'nt finish my ball machine. I tried to build chain lift or wheels but I failed... I haven't got enough place to build a chain lift (see on pictures). I hope someone can help me to finish it because I'm on it since 3 days. Thanks for advices and help. PS Sorry for ortograph (I'm french^^).

Posted by ericpropre 6 years ago


how to make an origami cube folding machine

I want to cover an entire bedroom wall with origami cubes that are made up of 12 identicle pieces. The problem is it takes way to long and i want to make a machine to do some of it or all of it. I relize this may take micro prosessors. i have an old working overhead, 2 servos, and i dumpster dive all the time/ can get parts. any advise or is this to damn crazy?

Posted by unistudmuffin 10 years ago


Snow maker

Awsome site! Hi everyone I'm new here.... I had hoped to fine some info on a homemade snow machine/maker. Any ideas? Thanks B

Posted by makinit 10 years ago


Hand Crank Music Machine

Does anyone know about these small music boxes that play music? If you seen one, they're these small things that play notes in a looped sequence using small metal plates (kind of like a finger piano). Can anyone try to make something like that? Sorry for the small details if anyone's confused.

Posted by username252 7 years ago


Smoking machine Specs, for hot smoky girl interactive sculpture ? (and ventilator)

Hi I want a smoke machine that pumps low cubic meters or that imitates this picture. It`s for a huge 123dmaker face sculpture Can i get this sort of effect? And can I get a ventilator that "inhales" the smoke  and makes it disapear? http://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid;=vg%2bScmVq&id;=153762409D14BE46E36C32C4027CD224EF895C32&thid;=OIP.vg-ScmVqgsLn3ekf-zOVNwDXEs&q;=inhaling+smoke+girl&simid;=608020036307845272&selectedIndex;=2&ajaxhist;=0

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 10 months ago


HELP DESIGNING WINDING MACHINE

The machine should be able to wind a filament or wire around a beam structure that could measure 40 feet long by a diameter from 5 to 40 inches. A mechanical tensioning system portable and compact for supporting and dispensing fiber filament or wire, to the filament winder with a standard tension range from 1 lbf to 10 lbf. The winding around the beam such be done silmultaniosly in a criss cross pattern to a 45 angle degree. If interested in helping me with the design, my options are open to discuss terms. Please contact me if more information is needed. thank you, munsangv

Posted by munsangv 9 years ago


T.O. Chapter of Tetra needs machinist

Hi, the Toronto chapter of the Tetra Society is looking for a machinist within the city who can volunteer some time and a machine shop. Tetra is a volunteer organization dedicated to designing and building assistive devices and adaptations that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Tetra would pay for the materials used, and the volunteer machinist may receive a tax receipt for the hours the machine shop is used for Tetra projects. If you know of a machinist in Toronto who's willing to volunteer time and shop space please let us know. Thanks.

Posted by Cruzin 9 years ago


Need help making a snow machine- Can I make it snow at 50-60 degrees F???

Hi. I've been thinking about making a snow machine ever since I saw a report on that 10 year old kid who built a snow machine (Although if you're smart, you'd know his grandfather had built it)Anyway, I thought I could make one, since I have the two main ingredients: A Pressure Washer and an air compressor.I haven't researched that much yet, but this is my main lead for now.Anyway, I would like to ask you people a few questions:Although I just found some info on this, how exactly does snowmaking work? My main question is if I need cold water. I just read that because the water moves so fast, it loses some of it's heat, but I don't think that would make it cold enough to create snow. I suppose I should use cooled water, like from a refrigerator.Can I create snow at 50-60 degrees Farenheit? If I could, would it at least last about half an hour?I appreciate any and all info you can give on the subjet. 'Any and all

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


I need some help making a gumball machine!

 Okay so I have a terra cotta pot and a plastic fishbowl is on the way. I bought a tile drill bit to put holes in the terra cotta pot and ordered some gumballs. My problem is I don't really know how to make the inner machinery of the gumball machine! I would like for a handle to be turned to dispense one gumball. I have a foggy idea of how this would work. There would have to be a hole going through the fishbowl and terra cotta pot into a funnel that would lead to a revolver barrel type gear with several holes for gumballs. The handle would turn a vertical gear that would turn the horizontal revolver gear. The revolver gear would sit over a solid disk with one hole drilled through it and turning the handle would line up a hole with the hole in the disk leading to a tube that dispenses a gumball while a new one is loaded into another slot on the other side of that gear.  This might not make sense. If someone has a better way to do this or can put mine into better words (I'm having a little trouble visualizing it all) that would be much appreciated.  What I really need to know is where to find parts like this or how to make them! I have no clue where to get gears or handles or any of that. All help is appreciated. Thanks in advance! PS: The machine will be dispensing gumballs 1 inch in diameter so I have to account for that in the size of everything. If you need any other details let me know!

Posted by icecreamsandwichguy 8 years ago


Why does it hate me?! (plus an actual question)

I'm trying to make something for an instructable but my sewing machine must be out to get me! The zig-zag stitch will not work and just ends up as a straight line. I was sewing it like that for a while and it worked but then on the bottom the tread from the top kept getting all bunched up. It will also skip stitches and generally is trying to make me mad. I've tried changing the stitch length and width and type and adjusting the tension but it still won't work right! What might be the problem with it?

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago


How to Sew?

"Do you have any sewing machines?" I asked the voice on the other end of the phone. "Yes, we do." said the voice. "Great!" and I hung up and hopped on my bike, out the door before they even heard the click. Minutes later, I was home with my new $30 White sewing machine. It had electrical problems, but that's okay 'cause I'm an electrical engineer! So I fixed the wiring and set to work. The trouble is.. I'm not a sewing-engineer. In fact, I've barely ever sewn before. There are all these knobs and buttons. I played around with them to see if I could figure out what they do, but there are still mysteries. Maybe you can help me out. How do I throw it into reverse? As far as I can tell, there are two possible selector knobs for stitches. What's going on there? What should R-C-L-TN do? What am I choosing, when I turn the knob more towards SS or M? Why does the bobbin thread bunch up underneath like Gandalf's beard? The pink button in the middle of the stitch length wheel?? Anything else I should know? Muchos gracias! PS - who wants to be the first to post a "How to Sew" instructable?

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


no fog

  I dont know the mechanics fog machines,so heres a problem u probably already heard,or know about.. I have a cheapy  400 watts Gemmy (about 6 or 7  years old). I pulled it out of the attic thinking it needed a good cleanout before halloween. I mixed up a 50/50 bottle of white vinegar and distilled water - turned it on and got one good 20-30 second burst from it.On 2nd burst a little leftover came out then nothing.Still heats up hot and I can hear pump humming when i trigger the remote. Next, I empty the tank and tried straight fog juice and still nothing.I emptied the tank  and cleaned the tank filter tried it all again and still nothing...Could it be somewhere in the solid copper tubing from the pump to the heater and how do I clean that?   I did however store it without fog juice in it..(empty),could that a cause of problum ?  Please help.. TKS.

Posted by ron de 5 years ago


Full auto mechinism

I have been trying to make a full auto turret that shoots yellow rods and so far it has been going so so. So I have been wandering if anyone knows a way that would work to make a full auto firing pin or mechanism or something that is full auto and shoots over 25 feet. I don't mind modifying it but the idea would be nice. Credit will be given where credit is deserved. The size does not matter though either because I am trying to make a big turret.

Posted by codemaster2590 9 years ago


Energy wheel

This Idea is based on Magnetic Repulsion and Kinetic force. According to diagram there will be a  Wheel and a magnet(1) will be attached with this wheel. There will be a balance system(seesaw system) and two magnets(2no.magnet and 3no. magnet) will be attached with this balance system . when 1 magnet will repel 2 no.magnet then the 2 no.magnet will move upward and due to this movement the 3 no. magnet will come down and will work to repel 1 no. magnet and wheel will start to rotate. when 1 no. magnet will again repel 2 no.magnet after a rotation then the 3 no. magnet will again work to repel the 1 no.magnet. In this way the wheel will rotate again and again.The magnetic strength of 1 no. magnet will be high than 2 no. and magnetic strength of 3 no. magnet will be high than 1 no. magnet. I want to develop this technology.

Posted by vikram_gupta11 2 years ago


DIY brick making machine or DIY compressed brick making machine

Can someone post an instructable on how to build a DIY brick making machine or DIY compressed brick making machine? Cheers!

Posted by rickyt 3 years ago


silk screen machine

Im looking for plans on building a silk screen machine, can any one direct me in the right direction. thanks...........Camtech

Posted by Camtech 10 years ago


What would be a good machine gun that wouldn't need a lot of pieces?

Any ideas or instructables for an inexpensive machine gun?

Posted by wdelisle 6 years ago


Xylophone Machine

Just had this idea, and in a flurry of building, I have a prototype. It's a knex machine that plays the xylophone. Right now, it can only play five notes eight times. I am hoping to increase this. In the photo, the machine is rigged to play the opening of the Imperial March :D

Posted by DRADIS 9 years ago


Massive Lego Ball Machine - *proper* engineering ;-)

My eldest sent me this very satisfying seven minutes of engineering: Enjoy...

Posted by Kiteman 3 years ago


Machining Service (Lathe and Milling Machine)

Hi Everyone, I'm a self employed engineer from Lincolnshire, England. I have a Lathe and Milling machine for doing small jobs and projects. I would like to offer my services at to the instructables at very competitive prices. If you email me a sketch of what you need making I can draw it in CAD for you to approve. We can sort out payment and delivery on a job by job basis. Thanks for reading. Pleas PM me if you're interested.

Posted by TomGoff 5 years ago


Ten year old boy builds a snow machine!

"WEST LINN, Ore. - Talk about ingenuity - a 10-year-old boy built his own snow machine and filled his backyard with enough snow to make it look like a blizzard had blown through."Read More...3 feet of snow in one night!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


Sewing Machine Retrofit

Just ran across this blog post by someone who has altered his sewing machine for significantly improved performance, and several modes of operation. I particularly love the mode where the needle follows the pedal, up, or down.  You basically make one stitch at at time each time you press the foot pedal.  Want!

Posted by rachel 8 years ago


Machine that turns itself off

Hello, I recently watched this video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxaWvJ-ziXA&feature;=player_embedded It is easy to see why this machine is a must-have...its simply awesome! Unfortunately I have no clue how to make it and which parts to use..would anyone here be able to make this epic device? Regards Peter

Posted by pbne04 7 years ago


guide to k'nex ball machine elements

Hi there! I noticed how hard it is to find elements for your k'nex ball machine. So I decided to make a guide so you don't have to waste time searching for elements! So, if you have made a ball machine with new elements, please tell me and either post a link or attach photos so I can add them to a future instructable!     K'nexers who have given me permission to do this with their elements:       Sandroknexmaster

Posted by www139 3 years ago


Knex ball machine preview: The Asteroid Belt

My first ball machine the asteroid belt is going to be 4 feet tall, 8 paths, and 2 lifts. Sorry for no pictures. I have to take down Dysprosium (which my brother never finished) to build the asteroid belt because we share our knex. The next update will be in exactly 4 weeks.

Posted by Purple Waffles 7 years ago


The instructions on the YouTube video"Ball Machine 2" FOUND.

Http://knexinnovation.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&p;=8474#p8212Many of you have been wanting to find out how DeDean16 made his ball machine on YouTube called "Ball Machine 2". Lucky for you, I've fount the link to the REAL instruction booklet that dates back to 1993. I hope you enjoy building this wonderful ball tower.

Posted by knexpert#10829476 9 years ago


sewing machine...help, please?

I'm trying to sew 2 layers of spandex over 1/8 inch of foam rubber. I have ball point needles that the sewing store recommended. I have the 90/14 needle in the machine. There is thread above, and in the bobbin. The machine goes through the motions well enough, but wont produce stitches. I also tried running it on a t-shirt, in case the fabric was an issue. Still not working. So, what might I be doing wrong? dk

Posted by Toga_Dan 5 years ago


Anything like TechShop in IL?

I wanted to do some more fabrication on an aluminum block (1' cube), and was wondering if there were open machine shops that gave members access to a CNC lathe/mill, specifically in IL.

Posted by Junkbots 6 years ago


How can I get a ventilator to suck air from a smoke machine and trap the smoke?

 Hi, I`m making a 2meter laser etched cardboard dinamic sculpture face of a girl inhaling smoke with a smoke machine on the mouth, and I want to imitate this inhaling effect!:  2 Q> what can I use to get the "nose" to absorb the smoke? :  {"A fan or blower can be used to suck the vapor in. Then if you have a long enough duct or large enough chamber let the vapor evaporate/dissipate. You can also run it through a furnace filter to help condense the water vapor faster. "} https://www.rolight.nl/Home/Webshop/effect/rookmachine/EFNELOQ20/Look-viper-S-DMX-met-2liter-regular-fog I got the fog machine 2.1 Q> -I am looking for a strong fan or blower that sucks the air in like a nose (and some machine that traps the smoke particles coming from the smoke machine), but What am I looking for more specifically?  

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 10 months ago


Ajleece's first attempt at a ball machine

O.k. guys. I dont have that many peices nor do i have any chain or a knex ball (i have been using ping pong balls) but this is what i have made. all it does is goes to the top using a custom made chain lift and goes round a corner, comes back to the bottom, goes around another corner and starts again. I hope you like

Posted by ajleece 9 years ago


instructables

Hello, I published and instructable, called 9 millimeter machine pistol, a while ago, it shows up on my profile as published and I wanted to know how many people have seen it. Also I wanted to know why I don't see it on here or really anywhere.

Posted by 6Rea6per6 10 years ago


How do I care for my Sewing Machine?

Sooooo...How do I care for my Sewing Machine? My singer instruction manual isn't very though rough. It is written as if I should know all this stuff already! Where should I squirt oil on it? How often should I clean it? What is that weird smell it makes when I'm sewing, is that normal? It doesn't quite smell like burning...but doesn't not smell like burning!!! What is a good setup for sewing(table/chair/light ratios)? Does the dust jacket really do anything besides keep dust off the machine, does dust matter? What is the deal with metal and plastic bobbins, is there a difference in uses? How long should a needles life usually be? After I pinned the fabric should I take the pins out before the needle reaches them? So many questions!!!!!

Posted by goosezilla 9 years ago


Telephone answering machine

I am looking for a machine that will allow people to call a telephone   number that would be automatically answered and relayed to a   louspeaker so that the call can be heard "out loud". This planned as   an analogue system but I am open to everything. The calls should be   limited to 3 minutes. alternative:   an app that would allow me to answer my calls   automatically (hands-off) and listen to the callers without touching   the phone. The calls should be limited to 3 minutes. This is project that is happening in mid-August 2013 in Palm Springs Ca. Usually in Europe I use a  Tiptel 540 SD  but these dont seem   available in the US. Any tips or help are welcome. see web link   http://www.benoitmaubrey.com/?p=1963 Yours electronically B. Maubrey

Posted by Feedback Fred 5 years ago


Electronic Level

I need to level a 32' long machine. Lengthwise is easy, but along it's width is a pain. I have to check in about 8 places along the machine. This takes awhile to do with only one precision level. Since these levels are about $120 each it is not realistic to buy eight. I need to save time and effort. I was thinking of trying to build a bunch of electronic levels to place in their designated areas so I can find the "level" of each area without moving a level to it. Any ideas?

Posted by Monger 9 years ago


New knex machine gun

I've just had a really good idea, First make a shotgun, Preferably J5 barracade shotgun (I think it's called that) Mainly because that's the gun I built and got the idea from, Right when you've built the shot gun on the pump add a motor to pull it back, when it's pulled right back make it let go, like the rack and pinion. Now if you pull the trigger, it will fire, but if you take your finger of the trigger then it won't fire. This way unlike other machine guns I've seen where you put the motor on and you can't stop it unless you turn off the motor. This way will help conserve your bullets, also if you use the barricade shotgun, you will have to make a magazine on it, because it uses shells.

Posted by CrazyCHRIS!! 9 years ago


How to make a block Xkg heavy vibrate?

Any else see that new "magic" excercise machine?http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/3286I was thinking about a diy version and it would be pretty easy, I'm just not sure about how to get the fast vibrations needed.Any ideas?

Posted by greendude 9 years ago


Knex Ball Machine Video + Pictures!!!

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBL8ZZ62Ysc This is a knex ball machine i made a while back which i just never got round to filming so here it is Paths: 7/8 if you count the race element as two Pieces: Used about 6500 Elements: i think 15 in total 13 different and i created one or two my self I sure i owe a lot of people credit so if you think you deserve credit because you've seen something that you made or whatever don't get stressed out just post a comment and i will put your name below Credit: Darth Trainman   I havn't thought of a name yet so any sugestions would be much obliged if anyone has any ideas

Posted by The_Lost_Carrot 7 years ago


Epic Marble

Been working on this for a while and now its done.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-Aa6rrwPjQ

Posted by coaster105 7 years ago


knex back massager

Well i made this back massager out of knex and its very nice for when u need a massage but i dont know wheter to post it or not i will post it if people want it its very simple to make to :)

Posted by knex-4-life 10 years ago


KNEX TANK with a mg with no chain.

My tankit has a mg. and uses no chain peaces. the only exotic peace it uses is a orange gear. like a yellow gear it has the pegs sicking out of it but only has half the pegs. it can be made by cutting off half the pegs if you want. not very power full but that is because i am using a clasic motor. the motor has to pull bach the ram so to much rubberbands and the motor can not pull bach the ram. if made with a beter motor it could be stronger.o and the last picture is of all my knex guns :)

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago


Whew.... ! ! ! ! ! I thought I might never see you all again (this month).....

Since last night (07/ 09/ 08) Until moments ago, I was unable to connect to the web through a browser ( my ISP said I was connected, but I was having NO luck bringing up a page from anywhere). Finally, after 6 restores, 9 reboots, one wasted service call to the ISP, 30+ tweaks that I now have to go and put back (since they didn't help at ALL), I had had it, and restored back to SUNDAY (cursed MicroSoft Critical Updates). It worked. And my 18 hour hiatus is finally over.....I was getting very worried ( partially since I pay most of my bills on line, they would be late if I had to snail mail them). Glad to see you all are still behaving LOL.

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago


Rube Goldberg Machine

My friend and I built a cool Rube Goldberg machine in his basement. Check it out below.

Posted by qwertyboy 8 years ago