My mom knows Obama and his mom! O Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's true! Obama went to school in Indonesia, and he's in the same class and school as my mom! And she gets to talk with him again when she is invited to America by the government to discuss her films or stuff like that. Now, how many of you have moms that knows Obama, hmmmm? *cough*vote Obama*cough*

Posted by Camisado 10 years ago


nice crafts to make for mom out of leftover craft supplies

Hi, I am in the mood to make something nice, and useful for my mom, I have a ton of random things to make stuff out of, any ideas?

Posted by PiggyBacon21 6 years ago


"What Does Your Mom Say?" (Fox Song Parody)

Parody for Thanksgivukkah of the Ylvis (Fox Song) "What Does The Fox Say?" "What Does Your Mom Say?"  

Posted by Blueyeproductions 4 years ago


Something Funky for Mother's day....

And now for something completely different....well, no not a Monty Python skit, but something from Jibjab for Mother's day ! JibJab Put yourself and Mom in a Jibjab piece

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago


Who Should I see in Concert With my Mom?

Who do you think is better to see in concert with your MOM?? I know it kind of intense but im on the virge of going to both but I figure you people can help me. Avenged Sevenfold or Slipknot. they both have crazy music and cus a lot so I NEED your feedback. Cuz I don't want to be remembered as "the kid who was moshing with his mom." so please help because i need to know by sunday Write 1 for Avenged Sevenfold or 2 for Slipknot. HURRY!!! 2222222222222222222222222222222222222222222222 SLIPKNOT! SLIPKNOT! SLIPKNOT! SLIPKNOT!

Posted by spudling9 9 years ago


"Unemployed Mom's Tip on Teeth Whitening" - TOTAL SCAM !

  The ad for supposed free trial offer of the two teeth whitening products by the so-called unemployed mom is a total scam & rip-off !  Not only will you be charged unauthorized from them but, also by other companies who are given your financial information. I am working with my bank right now after closing my account to get money back if possible.  Do not trust any of those lying criminals! Steve

Posted by oedius 8 years ago


Forbes Contest

Can my son enter the video contest for me? as in make the video?

Posted by TTTangy_TTTaco 9 years ago


My dog died...

(sob) (cry) (sob) My dog died. My mom ran him over. He survived the accident but the surgery and other stuff would of been $4000. And there was a chance he wouldn't make it through. So me my mom and sister and dad (my dads away in California for my uncles wedding) decided to put him down. So it was a hard good by to my dog Sandy.Sorry no pictures.

Posted by Easy Button 11 years ago


Before you vote...

Before you vote... Voting begins in less than an hour, and all the entries look great. But before you vote, I encourage everyone to remember the purpose of this contest. To make a gift for our deserving moms. While some of the entries are really awesome instructables and good examples of sewing, they are not exactly something I would give my mom as a gift. Remember the spirit of the contest, and get out there and vote!

Posted by BlackJack23 9 years ago


my moms clip buisness

My mother makes hair clips ponytails for girls and has some amazing designs. she'll be selling them at gateway elementary 17 of April 2009 her email address is clipcrazy@gmail.com her company's name is clipcrazy there is no clip or ponytail over 7$ if you want an appointment just email her. she also makes custom ones PS.she makes clip holders and sorry for the bad pictures

Posted by SorryBarry 9 years ago


Aluminum Cans

What can I do with 55 aluminum cans? I was thinking of makings something with then that my mom wouldn't throw out. Any ideas? Maybe a wallet? lol

Posted by Mepain 11 years ago


cat running out the door

I'm looking for a device to stop my mom's cat from darting out the door.  My mom is 78 yo. and doesn't react especially fast.  I'm wanting some sort of electric mat that will only be activated when the one cat is on or near it.  The door is used constantly by humans and the dog uses the door also.  Therefore, it can't be activated by stepping on the mat.  I'm thinking of a collar device that the cat would wear that activates the mat or activates a air burst or sprayer, etc. Any ideas?

Posted by carolb4 7 years ago


windows 7 super basics tutorial

Hey everyone my dad and i have bought my mom a laptop computer for mothers day to help with her book that she is writing and i need help because i need a completely basic guide to computing by mothers day the reason i say this is because my mom knows virtually nothing about computers but i pray that in time she can learn so please help me out here people the laptop runs windows 7 btw thanks fidgety2

Posted by fidgety2 8 years ago


knex ball machines

Do you like k'nex? do you want instructions? do you want that u can run away when ur mom don't like it? well here u can tell about it

Posted by kutlulknex 8 years ago


A computer problem

Ok. We were troubleshooting our vonage internet phone service when mom disconnected the phone and then I plugged it back. then, the keyboard and mouse failed and I had to reboot several times (wireless keyboard and mouse) any idea?

Posted by DJ Radio 10 years ago


Help, again!

I need help, again! Ok, so I like a girl and want to ask her out, but my mom will like go all," OMFG! No way! Who is she!?!??! TELL ME!!!!!" What should I do!?!?! NEED HELP!!

Posted by ellomate56 11 years ago


Photo Scavenger Hunt: Your Mom Edition

Hello everyone!  I've got some patches that are burning a hole in my pocket, and I'd love to share them with you! Here is my plan:  on a not at all regular schedule, I will come up with a harebrained idea for a strange and/or difficult to acquire picture.  I will take an example picture and post it in the community blog.  You will then go and take your own version of said picture and post it here in the comments, and in return I will send you a patch.  Sound good?  This needs to be your original picture, but if you feel the need to cover your face or whatever, that's fine.  Just make sure that you identify yourself in some way, say with a sign or something with your username on it.  For example, if I cared about preserving my anonymity I would wear a paper bag over my head with eye holes cut out and "Depot Devoid" written on it in sharpie. Photoshop is fine to touch up pictures, but don't overdo it.  I don't want any pictures that are completely photoshopped fabrications . . . unless they are really awesome.  I reserve the right to be the sole judge of what is awesome and my decisions are totally arbitrary and cannot be appealed to a higher authority.  I AM THE HIGHER AUTHORITY MWA HA HA HA!!!! Anyway, here's your first Photo Scavenger Hunt objective:  A picture of you and your mom (or grandma, or some reasonable facsimile thereof), engaged in lightsaber combat . . . to the death! Go forth my minions, and bring me pictures!

Posted by depotdevoid 8 years ago


My apologies all.....

 Hey, just wanted to apologize for my not being around much of late.   My Mom has had to have 2 glaucoma and and 2 cataract surgeries and all the prep and followup appointments etc.  all have taken a bit of a toll on me, and definitely on my free time. I WILL be getting back to the forums as soon as things are more "level" and less hectic....meanwhile, I have a few ideas for some projects if I can get some hardware cheap at a few garage sales before the season closes.  I am still gathering a few parts for my "vintage" radio projects I have planned for later too.  

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


Lots of Drinking straws

My mom threw away a bag of drinking straws (about 200-300 left) , they are wraped in paper, any ideas on what to do with them for a new Instructable or something. PS: took the picture last year and had nothing to do with it

Posted by TheCheese9921 11 years ago


how do u make a powerful cheap airsoft gun

How do u make a strong airsoft gun?  My mom wont let me buy one unless i make it.

Posted by a_child_eating(zac) 9 years ago


Need outta here, anyone have a room for rent?

My moms is going BEZERK and it's driving me nuts so I was wondering if anyone in the 519 area code in ontario has any cheap-ish rooms for rent. Thanks

Posted by Punkguyta 11 years ago


making REALLY cool light fixtures....

My mom building this HUGE house in mexico and i want to make some really cool light fixtures for my huge room... the ceilings are like 15 foot.. and theres a loft

Posted by emac 9 years ago


The next generation of Refrigerator Magnets

My Mom has started her own business - an online business! Refrigerator ReferenceThis is cool, she is selling the next generation of refrigerator magnets, not the fun souvenir types, but the helpful ones...Refrigerator Reference is a new range of useful and stylish fridge magnets to inform, entertain and adorn your kitchen. Everything from oven temperature conversion charts, basic recipes, seasonal produce, ingredient substitutions, and food additives to baby basics, pet information, hangover cures, natural cleaners and much more.All of her magnets are Environmental Friendly, and she also offers 'Reduce Your Carbon Footprint' magnet FREE to every customer!

Posted by Plasmana 10 years ago


Kids!! What makes you want to start the day??

Instead of letting the moms of the world plot against you, why not have YOUR say? https://www.instructables.com/id/Top-10-Evil-Techniques-to-Get-your-Teen-out-of-Bed/

Posted by cburrevans 7 years ago


Look were famous

My mom was reading Quick and Simple magazine when she noticed ion page 2 Instructables was the website of the week, w00t. Just thought I would post this. If you see any stuff like this post it on the forums I'm interested to see where we end up.

Posted by TheCheese9921 11 years ago


how to tan animal pelt

I followed last summer's "How to tan a squirrel" and my squirrel pelt is very stiff. How do I get it soft and pliable? I know brain is required, but do I mash it in and how long should I let it sit, etc..please help{{{ }}}

Posted by mom of 3 11 years ago


you wont see me for a while

Im going to visit my mom in Reno, NV, if you want hit me up, on sadlier way in the brown apartments on the edge of sparks, well see you later. hey, feed my birds while im gone. lol.

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


XPC Shuttle shows no sign of power.

My mom today took me to work to help throw out alot of junk at her place. since they're closing down and have almost no need for it, they gave me they're old XPC shuttle SG31G2 I believe, which wouldn't turn on for some reason. My mom said last week, the bosses turned the computer off, and when she got back on Monday, the comp. wont turn on. I have been playing with it for a few hours, and tried pressing firmly against almost all the connections I could, but when I plugged it in and hit the switch, absolutely nothing. I've tried alot, but I haven't disected it yet, and I'm hoping I wont have to. Anyone have some advice to see if I could get it to turn on?

Posted by wolf555hound 9 years ago


Robot Cake

Saturday, my parents and friends threw me a surprise birthday party! And if that wasn't cool enough, my mom had made the cake look like Robot. Chocolate and vanilla cake, licorice, Rolos, cinnamon rolls, Snickers bars, and Sugar Babies. Yum!(Its black and white because she based it off of my memopad)

Posted by rogers236 10 years ago


When it rains, it pours......

Early this morning, during another bout with pneumonia, my Mother in law (my wife's Mom) passed away. I am at a loss for both words and feelings at the moment, please forgive me if I seem "absent of mind" in the next few days before my own hospital stay.

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago


Plaster and Epoxy

For my next Instructable (or next next, or more, I don't know yet), I will be using plaster or epoxy. Does anybody know where I can buy this at a local store? No internet stores, because my mom might take me tomorrow. Please post your thoughts/ facts ( :P ), thanks! -GorillazMiko

Posted by GorillazMiko 10 years ago


Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Oh boy, Instructables.... It's happened again. My Mom asked me if I want to change schools next year. I have no idea on this one. Usually one school sticks out above the rest, but this is tough. At the school I'm going to right now, I'm all settled in, it's a decent school, and I've got friends here. My only complaint is that there's no band. The school my mom wants me to go to is the 60th best school in the US, plus it's a public school, so that saves us a bunch of money by not having to pay tuition. If I go to this school, Mom said we'd have enough to get me a new computer and a decent car, both of which I could really use. Also, there's a band, and let's face it, school just sucks more without band. This potential school sounds like a dream school to me, band, great academics, small class sizes, but I'm not sure if I'm willing to leave a place where I've got friends. I mean, it's not like I've never done this before (5 schools since middle school, FTW), but that doesn't make it suck any less. So, thoughts? Anyone else been in a fix like this before? Help me out, here, guys ;-)

Posted by Labot2001 9 years ago


Toxicity of Play Dough

Does anyone know the toxicity level of various styles of playdough? (Store bought or homemade). When I was a kid my mom had a recipe with flour, water, salt, and something else, and we never really ate it cause it tasted terrible!Just wondering what is the safest for our little one to play with. Thanks all!

Posted by reginaann 9 months ago


i don't know if this a topic but it is a question

Well i'm canadian but my mom's hole family is from england so half of my background is english. also i have been to england 6 times and i'm only 11. would i still be able to post topics?if someone can send me a private message that would be great!

Posted by DELETED_misrockandroll 8 years ago


What can you make with parts from an old dryer?

My dryer's heat sensor stopped working, and instead of fixing it, my mom wants to trash it. I want to disassemble it before the city comes to pick it up. Is there anything i can build from the old parts: motor, belt, pulley, etc..

Posted by magsalud 10 years ago


Elementary School memories.

I remember once one of my friends and I were going to throw butter at people after lunch and we went outside and he found a carrot on the ground and threw it at his brother. Their mom thought it was a Cheeto. What about you? What weird memories do you have from elemantary school or your childhood?

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago


Link between Photic sneezing and migraines?

I sneeze when I look at the sun. Babies almost universally do this, but I continued into adulthood. My mom does it too. And we both have migraines. So I'm wondering A)Dop Photic sneezers suffer from migraines? and B)Do Migraine sufferers have Photic sneezing? Couldn't find any info on this in google.

Posted by royalestel 11 years ago


Pimp my Backpack, please?

My mom got me an LL Bean rolling backpack for school, and I'm thinking of ways to make it cooler...if that's even possible for a rolling bag ;) I've already thought of doodling, putting on buttons, etc. but I want ideas that I'd only hear on instructables :) I'm also considering using the "boom bag" instructable, so tech suggestions are fine.

Posted by mariariaria 10 years ago


Help - DIY Digital Picture Frame

I was finishing up a digital picture frame for my mom for Xmas, and decided to try to solder up some buttons to the on-circuit ones, but, unfortunately, the soldered wires didn't hold, and pulled some of the printed pattern off. Now the rubber button works at less than 25% efficiency. Any way to get this working better would be appreciated, thanks.

Posted by Samster1214 11 years ago


Link between Photic sneezing and migraines?

I sneeze when I look at the sun. Babies almost universally do this, but I continued into adulthood. My mom does it too. And we both have migraines. So I'm wondering A)Do Photic sneezers suffer from migraines? and B)Do Migraine sufferers have Photic sneezing? Couldn't find any info on this in google.

Posted by royalestel 11 years ago


This normal?

I just got into soldering, and I've been haveing a very bad problem of burning myself. Within the first 10 minutes of using it, I accidently touched the tip of the iron to my finger, and it HURT! And then jsut now, I was soldering, and my mom called me, so I kinda of jumped, brushing my finger against the newly melted solder. Is this normal for beginners?

Posted by wolf555hound 9 years ago


Holiday gift contest?

Are we expecting to have one for hanukka/christmas? i.e. should I wait on posting an instructable on the gift i'm making my mom? Was there one last year? UPDATE: I see we did have one last year...so i'll assume there'll be one this year too, will instructables need to be published after the contest is posted, or is it ok to do one beforehand?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


Cruise Ship 3d print

I recently went on the Disney Cruise and I thought it would be nice if I got a small model of the ship for my mom.  Turns out the model costs 50 bucks and I don't know how to design a 3d print.  Can somebody please post an instructable on how to make this ship and I will help with any details needed.  Thanks!

Posted by DoctorDv 6 years ago


As for my old laptop

As for my old laptop, im thinking of cracking it open and blowing it out, then adding an external fan, what do you guys think of that? also, what else should i do to it, talking software and hardware type stuff, and sorry, no Linux please, also if you care to leave comments also can you help me figure out how to fix the hinges my moms boyfriend Michael (not gorillazmiko) broke?

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


The big list of things that I hate. (yes, I'm feeling down)

The big list of things that I hate (inspired off of Keith Kid's "50 things that I hate"): - Waking up at 7:00 AM - Mom hating rap - Going to school - Nobody seeing how awesome Maddox is - little computer time - even less time to play with knex - even less knex to play with (well, I don't think this applies anymore, thanks to berkin.) - Mom - Dad - Pep rallies - Football games - Wait, I think its all sports on TV. - Rain - The 80's (It has a weird relation to pep rallies) - The fact that everything on TV sucks - My uncle never coming over anymore - Foreign languages (Ironically, I am half asian) - People asking me to speak Chinese - The fact that I left KI off this list. (yes, this is a joke) - The Jonas brothers - Oh wait a minute, I think it's everyone who works for Disney, not just the fail bros - Halloween - Mondays - The fact that I sweat too much. - The fact that I am bored - Myspace - Facebook - Twitter - The fact that Biggie and 2pac are dead - The fact that I don't have an xbox to play halo on. - Mom threatening to cut my internet off - Cops. - School - The fact that half the stuff people tell me is stuff that I don't give a crap about. - Dogs and dog owners. - The fact that I don't have money to make my own site where I can post this list. Now that I got that out of my chest....

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago


Read with your Kids

Hey this is Brett. I have something that's extremely important for you to know. You need to READ with your KIDS! You need to do it regularly! You need to do it at the same time each day! It's been proven that kids who are read to by a parent can read better, earlier! In this day and age far too many kids are dropped off at a daycare and plopped in front of a TV set. I remember the good old days, growing up on the farm. As a four year old I remember settling down with Mom in front of our wood-burning stove. I would stare at the dancing flames as Mom would read "Dick and Jane" to me. The older children would do something constructive like a jigsaw puzzle or draw pictures at the kitchen table. Dad would sit off to one side of the room and carve us some small animal figures out of walnut. Thinking back to those days really brings back those feelings of warmth and security. It tears my heart out to think about my grandchildren and what they might have to look back on. Instead of the glow of a cheery fire and the safety of Mom's lap. They might look back and only remember the cold glow of the computer screen and the uncaring embrace of a beanbag chair. Once again, Please. Please read to your children. This really works! Books on tape just don't cut it. I read to my own children every night from the books they picked out. They've grown up now and are starting their own families. I hope that they'll think back to their nights with Dad and pass on this tradition of reading to their kids. Thanks, Brett.

Posted by DELETED_Brett Briner 9 years ago


mixer grinder pump

Our water tank is on the roof, so the tap there doesn't have much pressure to water mom's plants on our roof with a pipe. So i need to make a pump. We have an old mixer grinder set with all its jars. But i'm not sure how to make a pump into a jar. limitations: 1) Can't cut holes in the metal parts of the jars, no equiments. only the top is plastic 2) 3D printer/ cnc or any thing of that sort is not available

Posted by Tj77 4 years ago


Hey Scooter Trash! We Have a New Hero!!!

You want freedom? Enjoy living dangerously? This happened in my hometown (at least where my Mom and Dad live). Take a look: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/ODD_NUDE_MOTORCYCLIST?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT&CTIME;=2009-02-11-20-46-29And before anyone asks, No! This wasn't a member of the Skunk Crew.

Posted by skunkbait 9 years ago


How much tape do you guys have?

Dunkis got me thinking "Hey, I wonder how much tape I have in my house?", so I got it all together. Now I'm wondering "How much do you have?". So, let's see it! Oh, forgot to mention it, but this is just from at my mom's house. I have like half more over at my dad's.

Posted by travw 8 years ago


I destroyed my ipod for FUN! (Video included)

Well, I finally got around to it, the ipod was destroyed based off of suggestions from this forum: https://www.instructables.com/community/Im-going-to-destroy-my-ipod-touch-how-should-I-d/ Sorry for the bad quality, I couldn't use my moms video camera.  I still am going to stick it in the microwave, in a fire, in acid, then sell on ebay :D  

Posted by furrysalamander 6 years ago