what should i make?

List things that u or someone else has made thats really cool and easy....thanks

Asked by priceis 8 years ago



what should i make with two reciever boxes?

I have to old reciever boxes. they were used with satlitite tv. what could i build with it?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


giphoscope

I'm about to attempt to make one of these http://www.giphoscope.com/#!giphoscope/c1t44 . basically a hand cranked gif. i'm 3d printing most of it (because why not?). i'm fairly certain i've figured most of it out. the only thing i'm lacking is the actual GIF part. in my brain, for this to work, it seems to that the images of the gif in question would have to be somewhat modified to get the frames correctly on the thing.  my assumption is that since they're folding the image across a bar/pin then the bottom half of each card would actually need to be the bottom half of the next frame? this is exceptionally close to breaking my brain. if anyone can take a look at the images/gifs of thier thing in action and let me know what you think

Posted by crapflinger 4 years ago


What should I make? I want to make sumtin but I cant think of anything!? Answered

Help? Please. I have no idea what to make

Asked by guitarmaster101 7 years ago


How to make a lock?

Does anyone know how to make a lock for a wooden box? I want one that will not be able to be picked.

Asked by TN777 6 years ago


How Do Authors Also Make Money

Is there a way authors (instructors or content providers) on this platform can make money?

Posted by jerrymarfo 8 years ago


CAN U TEACH ME HOW TO MAKE A SPYWARE...?????

HI...I WANNA TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE A SPYWARE....PLS SENT IT TO ME AT rragunath96_cool@hotmail.com.....

Asked by 9 years ago




How do you make a computer game.

That would be sooooo cool!!!!!!!k inda like worlds hardest game or somehting?

Asked by pinkpup42 8 years ago


how to make this type of pictures? Answered

Some pictures have box like line structure on the things in the picture which if we take the cursor on shows some sentences on the box.how tp make that type of picture.here is a link to a instructable which contain many of such type of pictures:https://www.instructables.com/id/5-Minute-DIY-Motor/.please takt a look and tell me how to make.

Asked by aninda13 4 years ago


make your own breadboard?

Is there a way to make your own breadboard? could you get 2 pieces of thin balsa, drill appropriate holes insert a layer if tinfoil between them? how do you do it???(if there is even a way) thanks for any help i receive regarding this topic

Posted by ledzep567 10 years ago


how to make a toy out of items lying around your house

My friends are coming round and i dont have much toys for their children to play with so please could you give me an idea on how to make toys out of house hold items 

Posted by sophiekkk 4 years ago



Do the young have to have their own account to enter Make-to-Learn Youth Contest?

Do the young have to have their own account to enter Make-to-Learn Youth Contest or their parents can enter for them?

Posted by babybayrs 5 years ago


HOW DOES A CRYPTEX WORK?

I really wanna make a cryptex but all the instructions i can find use tools i DON'T have,& materials I DON'T have

Asked by brainiac120 7 years ago


Has anybody else got this?

I had an unexpected surprise today, I found this MAKE: book by the door addressed to me... (Thanks MAKE: team!) I was happy about that and I am enjoying reading this book, but then I am starting to wonder why did I receive this book...? And has anybody else unexpectedly got something from MAKE: or Instructables? (I know Goodhart got a T-Shirt from the members of Instructables.) (I can't post the picture on this forum, there is some weird error going on...)

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago


Making A Lock? 2.0

My first question was for a wooden box. This one asks: Can someone please help me by giving me tips on making a lock for a door? I want to lock up my tool shed, as it has a door, covered in tarp. The tarp keeps the rain out, if you are wondering, because the door is wood and chicken wire. Help, please? There's so many clever people at Instructables I know I'll get good answers. I have a pen cap and a bobby pin, if that helps. Thank Ya'll TN777

Asked by TN777 6 years ago


fake rocks

hey one and all, i just wondered if anyone has make large fake rocks, 4 the garden etc??? fake rocks made from fiberglass etc and how 2 go about it. regards steve

Posted by dagyboy 8 years ago


How to make a simple cheep music note generator

I teach music in Elementary school(s) and have a class with several special needs students. I'd like to make a music note generator like a simple keyboard but I want to use buttons they already have. Example. While the rest of the class is playing recorder. These students have a large piece of black poster board with several round dots with note names. While the group plays these students push on the round dots. I would really like to be able to make those dots play the same pitch as the recorders. Just one simple sound with about 6 or 7 different notes. i.e. from D to low D or C. Did I mention that this should be cheep too? (- Thanks, Carmine

Posted by carmitsu 9 years ago


I want to make a simple power tool dust extraction device for a small workshop?

I have a electric motor from a flymo lawn mower and would like to use it to extract saw dust into a plastic drum. I have seen something like this along time ago and it worked well. What do I need to know about this principle. Any advice would be greatly received.

Asked by 8 years ago


Make Blog seeking Instructables Stories

Make is looking for Instructable-related stories and experiences that you have yet to tell the world for sharing on the venerable Make Blog.Gareth Branwyn writes:We at Maker Media are thrilled to announce that we're going to be doing a Best of Instructables, Volume 1. As part of the book, we want to get the Instructables community involved in choosing some of their favorite projects. (...) We're also looking for build experiences and stories surrounding Instructables projects. If you built a project and have some thoughts about it (that you've yet to post to the project's page) or an interesting story about an Instructable (it got you a date, got your arrested, helped you survive for days in the Australian outback, made you a hero in the eyes of your kids, etc.) please send them to me, gareth (@makezine.com), or you can also post them here in the comments.link

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


How long to recieve prize

I placed first in the Make It Stick contest, and the only info i have received was to fill out my shipping info. Was curious as to how long it takes to be sent prizes from contests. Have i missed something? or just need to hold on? Thanks

Posted by Brown6041 6 years ago


DIY Tinkerers Making Cool Stuff

This article in the Orlando Sentinel does a nice job of giving an overview of a few people in the DIY community. They even give Instructables a nice mention and then go on to talk about this guy:He has posted more than 50 projects on Instructables, including a sound-activated camera made from a disposable camera and an old computer speaker, and a method for taking ultraviolet photography using a broken black-light bulb.Hmm... who could that be? Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Make Mag was on PBS radio show: I found the PodCast... Michael Feldman's Whadayaknow, AND they mentioned American Maker in Chicago (the first of a trend?)

Michael Feldman's What do you know? Featured an interview with Mr. Jalopy, of Make Mag fame. I am sorry I don't have a link yet (they haven't posted it podcast yet). Michael Feldman's ''What do you know'' at www.notmuch.comAmerican Maker in Chicago Here it is !!!! Hour 2 (I think this is Part 3)...about 7 minutes into the broadcast...the interview scroll down to the 2 hour show.....:07 - Guest interview with Mr. Jalopy, a leader in the Maker Movement. How do you deal with the disappointment of failure and how to soldier on to succeed and making. What would Mr. Jalopy like to see? He'd like to see things he buys not glued shut. You can't tinker when it's glued shut and you don't really "own" it.

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Cardboard

I have a huge box of cardboard and have no idea what to use it for. Any ideas?

Posted by alecgates15 10 years ago


What Should I Make Next?

Alright I have ideas but I have no clue which I want to do. So I'm simply going to ask you guys. Which of these should I make? By the way check out my TDS Instructable I updated it with a simple slide mechanism. Compact Assault Rifle Like an AK-74u or an XM8C. Basically I want to try to make a small gun that has some good strength. (an exact gun you want me to do would be helpful) Power Weapon/ Sniper I dunno this is something I really wanted to make for a long time after getting some more pieces. I've had I don't know at least 4 or 5 failed attempts before I don't like what I'm making. I have yet to make a weapon simply dedicated to power. Another Side Arm My TDS is great and all but it could have been a lot better. Basically I'll try something new and see what I get. Crossbow I suck at these...and that's why I want to try it out. It's another thing that I think a knexpert should have along side a side arm and sniper. What I would plan out then is a repeater so it has a magazine. Siege Weapon Something else I was curious about. A catapult or maybe a scorpion although it would probably just end up being an even smaller version of I_a_C's cannon. I'm not to enthusiastic about this one. Other Gun Replicas I guess I could try to make other replicas of bigger weapons but unlike the compact assault rifles they'll most likely be more for looks than function. Any Combination of the Above? I don't know maybe a cross bow pistol the handle loads sounds kind of cool although it would sure be a challenge. Or if you have other ideas tell me. Those were what I could think up at the moment and would be willing to do.

Posted by TheDunkis 9 years ago


How to learn about building things

I was'nt raised with much mechanical building knowledge, can anyone suggest a book that will teach about some of the things used on Instructables? Things like LED's,servo's,woodworking,materials,etc... so that i can understand how to make my own homemade creations and try some others, there must be something out there. thanks :)

Posted by imagxz 9 years ago


ipad case?

Is there any good ipad cases that protect and any stick stubstinc that i can stick on my ipod/ipad?

Asked by vee-man.mol 7 years ago


Saved instructable projects? Answered

I saved an instructable project and exited.  Now, I cannot find it.  What do I do?

Asked by Goalie1 8 years ago


Ii want to display the battery charge of a flashlight?

I am looking for a way to display the charge level and possible even control the light out put of a flashlight. It would be kind of neat to get one to control several.

Asked by halston 6 years ago


Mc MADSAT

Make And Do Show And Tell.greensteam brought the Offline Mechanical Steampunkers' Blog which got a lot of use and went through all it's paper.I brought the Toaster which attracted quite a bit of interest, the Clock and a couple of other things. I also brought bread and butter for the toaster, but there was some concern about setting off the smoke-alarms so I ate that on the 6 hour trip home...For the making:A group of crocheters, which I didn't get around to trying.Making rubbery-goop from PVA seemed popular with the kidsKeyrings and such were being made from low temperature thermoplastic.Various items were being made from old keyboards, including wallets and bracelets, and there was keyboard-dismantling to go with it.The soldering group were building light-modulated audio devices (and fitting them to mint-tins) - this seemed to be a popular choice with people waiting at times.A rather nice looking 3D model maker was brought, but due to a technical problem it wasn't able to dispense hot plastic on the day (shame).There was some good steampunk stuff on display, some of it being of high quality and for sale.A group of cake-makers brought some fantastic looking cakes / pieces of sugar-art.Also some cardboard sculptures, things made from old umbrellas, crochet items, various other bits & pieces.(And one exhibitor didn't turn up)MAKE contributed some magazines, so I picked one of them up.Thanks to greensteam for inviting me, here are some of the better photos that I took and a video compilation. The video is ~5 min, so I've saved at 340Kbps to keep it a reasonable size but it's still 11.9MB. There was a lot of background noise & chatter on all the footage, and with the exception of the light-modulated audio device nothing much of interest to listen to. That's why I dubbed a music track on it.L

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


unfinished,5 DOF Robotic Mechanical ARM

5 DOF Robotic Mechanical ARM Required Material of project:- 1. Basic Servo Tower pro 9g*4 2. Header pins Male female*2 3. Arduino Nano*1 4.10kΩ Resistor resistance*2 5. Trimmer Potentiometer track Linear; maximum resistance 10kΩ*4 6. Tactile push button*2 7. Blank circuit board*1 8. Acrylic strips for Robot & potentiometer body*2 9. Wires, Button, Switch 10.Balsa wood, Metal, Plastic Procedure:- Arrange all necessary items.. Please go through the attached images  for better understanding.. I divide whole project in two parts 1) Servo Motor assembly 2) Potentiometer assembly 1) Servo motor assembly: – Servo motor as J1, J2, J3, J4 fix the servo motors as shown in image use 3M tape to glue servo, use thin flexible plastic strip to make griper, make hole in center of each finger tie thread in that hole pass this thread from center hole and tie knot at the other end of thread with 4th servo motor’s knob, as you stretch thread finger get close vise versa. Fix whole arrangement on strong rigid base. 2) Potentiometer assembly: – Fix potentiometer as shown in figure name potentiometer as do previous R3, R4, R5, R6 this time place R6 separately for easy access this potentiometer control gripper to pick and place. Potentiometer arrangement symmetry must be same as servo arm. Fix whole arrangement on strong rigid base. Moving a little bolt from one side to the other side:- 1. Actuators / output devices: 4 micro servos 2. Control method: controlled by a PIC16F690       assembler firmware 3. CPU: PIC16f690 micro controller 4. Operating system: self made assembler code 5. Power source: 4.8V to 6V from 4 battery cells 6. Programming language: PIC Assembler 7. Sensors / input devices: teach in system with                         4 potentiometers       Making Processer:- The Potis are standard types and are screwed to the white plastic parts with their nuts. The axles are pressed into the transparent plastic part. The handle to move the teach-in-arm is a M3-Spacer and the socket is a plastic part with is normally used to fix balloons on a stick to hold it.                     move the motor itself by hand a little force is needed due to its permanent magnets, which create a small holding force. But inside the servo a lot of gears increase the force which you have to apply. If you move the servo by hand, you have to apply a much higher force. If you overcome the motors holding force, it starts to rotate an acts as a flywheel. So moving a servo by hand needs a high torque and its not easy to turn it to the position where you want it. ( Fan control modules for engine cooling of real cars have some extra parts to clamp the voltage which is generated, when you drive at higher speeds. In that case the fan works like a windmill and creates higher voltages than normal inside the power stage of the module.) And there were also a lot of other "problems" which had to be solved using my PIC Controllers. i.e. self made electronics for a RC-Excavator which works similar to the digital system used in slot cars. To replace a lot of wires between the rotating part of the excavator and the track unit, a small PIC 12F629 reads the pulses from up to 5 channels of a RC-Receiver and leads their information via a 2 wire connection to a second PIC12F629. At the second board the power is separated from the data. The PIC is reading the data, and generates the PWM output for the 5 Servo output connector. the 2 wire connection is made with a cheap 6,3mm mono microphone plug which is also used as the axle for the rotating part. The arm of the excavator is also powered by standard servos and so it was necessary to change the control behavior from proportional to integral so that the servos move like real hydraulic cylinders which are controlled by valves. I used the same 12F629 type for that job and added some features like adjustable limit positions and starting point programmable by one jumper, and automatic return to park position when missing the pulses for some seconds. The Software is simple:- Its working like a servotester for four axis. That means, every poti is connected to an analog in of the controller and all servos are connected to GPIOs. The controller reads each poti, does some scaling, so that the angle of the poti equals to the angle of the axis and finally he creates the PWM output 1-2ms pulse every 20ms for all servos. Teach mode:- After a reset the robot arm follows the teach in arm while simple mapping the analog inputs every 25ms to the servo motors. Pressing the button stores each servo position in a array. Play mode: The sketch reads the array step by step and moves the robot arm. For cool looking movements I added a routine calculates different micro steps for each servo to have moving start and end sync on all axis. Also added a ramp for soft increase/decrease velocity. Shorter travel distances the robot does slow, longer distances with faster speed.           The program moves the servos at full speed to the next position and a short delay time after each command allows all of the servos to reach their final position. That means that it is possible to increase the speed a little bit more by doing some fine tuning of the delay times after each command. The final thing which is still not implemented is the routine which saves the "Teach In" data 5 or 10 times per second, so that the controller is able to replay it in a loop with the original speed or with a lower or higher speed. Electrical Connection:- Provide separate power supply (5V DC 1amps) to the Servo motors . Don’t forget to short ground of both power source ( arduino + servo) 5 DOF Robotic Mechanical ARM :- 1. Use of Fiber on upper side 2. wooden spoon is a part of side body 3. cable tie *12 pieces use the robotic. 4. Some pices of wires 5. use scraw*4 6. Glue 7. some small clips Because to attached body 8. small size of plastic box 9. One pieces of  square fiber stand and one pieces small & medium  circular fiber  10.  L293D Motor Driver IC+IC Base KG143 11. Generic Elementz High Quality Nickel Plated 24*18 Points Bread Board*(2 pieces) and one plastic 12. Push Button Switch. Play Mode version 1.1 The gripper input is used to set the delay (0,1,3,15,60,300 seconds) after a loop is done. The switch (it was left from the project start) pauses the robot.        Thanks you:

Posted by aarif1234 9 months ago


how to make a pulp?

Asked by smoke_d8 8 years ago


how to make potpourri

I need a detailed `ibl on how to make potpourri.

Posted by bdblock94 7 years ago


how to make a Levitron ? Answered

Plz help !

Asked by Avadhut.Deshmukh 7 years ago


how do u make collections on instructables Answered

How do u make collections on instructables  

Asked by Fin the human 2 years ago


why wont it let me make another instructable?

I went on Instructable but it dosent say Make Instructable i have a great instructable to make but it wont say it! please help

Asked by OrigamiGurl 8 years ago


Make en espanol

Queridos amigos, deseo invitarlos a visitar la pagina de Make en Español. Espero que les guste.

Posted by blkhawk 6 years ago


Is it legal to make a gun and how to do it?

First, is it legal to make a firearm in Ohio, and secondly, how might one go about such a task at hand. Note this is for recreational uses.

Asked by Rebelsoulwithhatred 5 years ago


Make building in New York?

Hey, I just noticed yesterday, i was walking down third avenue and 81st (not sure about the exact address) and i noticed a building that said MAKE. It appeared under construction, but does anyone know if it is a building of Make Magazine ?

Posted by schumi23 6 years ago


how kids can make money fast

How to make money is to baby sit, walk neibor hood dogs, teach you kids school work, or make fun crafts out of the things in your home and sell them at a grage sale.

Posted by tomboysrule 5 years ago




Give me something to make out of K'nex.

Just post your ideas and i promise i will make the best one. If i dont i will acctally give you my address so you can come round and stab me with a foon. EDIT: I'm not making anything that has already been done. EEDIT: I will (try) make Kairahs idea for a cuckoo clock. EEEDIT: It is really hard making one.

Posted by Millawi Legend 8 years ago


How to make a CD label

I want to create a CD label . Plz help me.

Posted by rajans2 3 years ago



Magnetic Rubics cubes on Make's YouTube channel

Hey, check out this video - dice cube - credited to Instructables!

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


Blackpowder is hard to make!

Hey all i'm an aussie with a problem i want to make blackpowder but i can't find sulphur, ive got charcoal (obiviously) and potassium nitrate from sparklers but sulphur is proving to be a problem any ideas please say.

Posted by cor0018 10 years ago