Ramen Noodles

I think Ramen Noodles are the best! i practically live off of them.

Topic by amber812 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is anybody into fighting with noodle swords?

  I enjoy playing with these things. I am having my birthday here pretty soon and will probably play with these things.       I am asking for imput on these questions: 1. Ideas for cheap and easy face and head protection and other safety precautions. 2. Your own set of rules that I can use to help me make a highly thought through and fair set of my own. 3. Tell me if you like to do this kind of stuff and give me your knoweldge from experience.        (I have a picture of noodle swords here just so you would know what I'm talking about.)   

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


how to cook noodles good?

I cant seem to cook noodles a good way .. when i cook then they go all hard and yuck can some one help me ??

Question by lisaaa.. 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What's your favorite brand of instant noodles?

Mine is IndoMie, an Indonesian instant noodle that you can buy in Indonesia (duh) and Australia.

Topic by Camisado 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I make beef noodles?

How do I make beef noodles?

Question by JoshuaZ30 11 months ago  |  last reply 11 months ago


how can you make ramen noodles healthier?

How can you make your ramen noodles healthy and taste good? and without using the flavoring packet

Question by Shandikool 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can you cook instant noodles with hot water?

Can you cook instant ramen with hot water? Not the instant cup ones, but the instant pack ones, the one that you usually have to cook. What I mean by "with hot water" is cooking that pack noodles (where you usually have to cook) like a cup instant noodles.

Question by huang.wencong 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


i just took apart a capasitor and theres a few meters of metal sheet, what is it? Answered

I just took apart a 250microfarad capasitor i got out of a old tv, and when i opened it up, there was a long coiled sheet of metal sheet, and i would like to ask, what is this metal comprised of? wikipedia has been no help, nor has google whoever answers this will get  a best answer from me

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


Living salad, makerbot songs, and noodle!

My first day at Instructables, I found myself sitting on a chair fabricated by the guy next to me, listening to plans for a living salad which would grow through your plate, fertilized by worms below the surface and a stained glass window made of dried fruit, trying to focus on absorbing all the information Vanessa and Noah were dishing out. Just beyond loomed the amazing fabrication facilities, with rows of 3D printers, zillion-axis CNC machines, a stocked electronics room, every kind of adhesive you could dream of, and even a test kitchen! It was a makers dream, Pier 9 had the material and equipment resources to allow us to realize nearly any idea we could dream up, and dream we did. It was immediately clear that the one month my collaborator Kyle (https://www.instructables.com/member/kylemcdonald/) and I had planned to spend there was not enough. Sadly, it was all we had, so we got to work immediately on Noodle, a little robot with the I/O of a machine but the thoughts and feelings of a human. I could go on about the shop at Pier 9, but the thing that really made the experience for me was the people. Hosting 10-12 AIRs at a time, the studio was always full with people building crazy things. One day we'd experiment with Nick's instruments fashioned from rocks, sticks, and water jugs while sampling cocktails from Ben's machine and Rima's cricket ganache, the next day we'd admire Aaron's work on hoodies that zipped around your hands while being serenaded by Andreas' makerbot which seemed to be singing the future. We were all so excited and inspired it wasn't unusual to find half the group there all weekend long or into the wee hours of the night. I won't go so far as to say anyone slept the night there, but...  Not only did we get to hang out in the AIRea, but we also got to know all the others working at Pier 9. This was a building full of people willing to chat about anything from caustics to contests, lend you their skateboard so you could learn how, or demo their latest projects. Vanessa and Noah couldn't have been more supportive and helpful, and it was so inspiring to run into them in the shop on weekends hacking away on crazy things of their own. With so much going on, we sometimes had to work hard to tune it out and stay focused on our Noodle. Luckily, Kyle and I had worked together before and we were able to divide and conquer pretty productively. Kyle handled the fabrication aspects, spec'ing all the hardware and designing and lasercutting then 3D printing the physical enclosure for Noodle. I was heads down on the software trying to hook up our raspberry pi to Amazon Mechanical Turk, speakers, a display, a camera, and an interface. Thankfully, the long hack sessions were broken up by Vanessa coming by to peek at my computer over my shoulder and ask, "what's taking so long? how hard can it possibly be!" ;) I will end this post here and get to work finishing up our instructable before Vanessa hunts us down. If the specifics of our project are a bit cryptic still, all will be revealed with the instructable post (see attached pictures for more mystery). And to all of you considering applying to the AIR program, DO IT! If you are a motivated, curious person with energy and ideas you will have a blast. And the weather is ok, too. Thanks Vanessa, Noah and Instructables!

Topic by lmccart 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


chinese food pail

Does anyone know how i can make one myself? and what material to use?

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


i was melting some salt and some of it turned flurescent red? Answered

I was melting some salt using a pencil butane torch to test how hotsalt needs to be to melt in practical, and i noticed something odd as i was melting it, and that thing was that there were some flurenscent red dots appearing on the molten salt, what were these? was it metal sodium? or sodium oxide?

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


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Question by JoshuaZ30 11 months ago  |  last reply 11 months ago



Is April International Ramen Month or something? Answered

Why were there two different ramen-themed forum topics created in the past three days?https://www.instructables.com/community/Whats-your-favorite-brand-of-instant-noodles/https://www.instructables.com/community/Ramen-Noodles/

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



Holey Expanded Polystyrene! Weevils are eating my noodles!

And they're eating their way in through the styrofoam cup. I didn't think they could do that.  I thought there was a rule against that, or that they would not like the taste of styrofoam, or something.  And how did they get through the layer of shrink wrap plastic that's wrapped around the styrofoam cup?  I knew you would not believe it either. That's why I took some pictures. You see?  You see those little evil weevil-sized holes in the side of the cup? See the circular pile of weevil dust on the top of the dried noodles?  I told you it was true. I really don't mind the taste of weevils in my noodles, but the darned styrofoam cup is not going to hold water with those holes in it.  So I tape over those holes with clear plastic (cellophane?) tape, and now I can put some hot water on those noodles. The last picture shows the noodles in their hot, wet, state. There is a weevil carcass barely visible, or maybe it is just a shed exoskel (I think they molt) floating on top of that green pea, on the left there. Edit: I just noticed the finished, empty, cup has dead weevils stuck to the sides, and these are a pretty good example of what weevils and weevil exoskeletons look like, for anyone who has not seen weevils before.

Topic by Jack A Lopez 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How can I make a simple soap noodle melting, mixing and grinding machine

Hi from Honduras! Our currency is way down and it's very hard for us to import even simple small machines. I am a women with physical disability and have started my own homemade soapmaking shop. It is very hard for me to be hand mixing, grinding and melting ingredients such as herbs and soap noodles and/soap bases. These simple acts does put a toll on my hands and arms. Can anyone aid me? I appreciate your comments. Gilda

Topic by amparosinlimites 11 years ago


What are your favorite ingredients for noodle/pasta dishes?

What are your favorite cold and hot noodle dishes? What ingredients are must-haves when you make pasta? I'm mildly obsessed with hot pasta dishes, and cold pasta salad. I'm hoping to try some new ideas. If I draft a recipe from your idea, I'll be sure to cite you as an inspiration source when I post. Some of my current faves: -feta, basil, roasted peppers -chicken, feta, cilantro, white beans, basil -goat cheese and cilantro pesto

Topic by garnishrecipes 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


can i speed control a dc motor with a nitro cars stepper motor?

Hello, i ant to know if i can use the stepper system from a r/c nitro car to control the speed of two motors individually (with two different steppers though), using this electronic speed controller kit http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=KC5225&keywords;=speed+controller&form;=KEYWORD i plan on using two of these to control the speeds of the left and right motor for my remote controll tank, which uses brushed motors

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


I am looking for a one pan stroganoff dish that was on here quite awhile ago.

It had hamburg,noodles,and sour cream, only using one pan.

Question by Mare322 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I suck! Please help me make some decent Yaki Soba! Answered

Could someone post an instructable or link or just type out instructions for how to make some good yaki soba? I have tried once in the past but it didn't turn out well, probably because I did it wrong. Please include what kind of noodles, what kind of sauce or how to make sauce, and the right way to fry it.  And if you post a like, please only do that if you have actually tried the recipe, because I tried a random link before and it didn't taste good. Thanks Whoever!

Question by mrguy19187 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Moldy Spackle?

I am in the process of spackling my house, and every time i open the container, there is a fresh coat of green mold over it.  Does anyone know why this is happening, and how i can stop it?

Question by NOODLE! 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how to make a duct tape military cap Answered

I need a hat to wear when its wet, and i dont like ball caps. does anyone know how to make a duct tape pill cap? plz, plz PLZ help

Question by NOODLE! 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Anyone have a good recipe for "Sauerkraut Potpie?"

I know it's made with sauerkraut, ham and homemade noodles, but that's all I can remember. I lost my recipe in a divorce many, many years ago and just can't find another.

Question by 9 years ago


Harbor Freight 9 LED polarity.

Https://www.instructables.com/id/Harbor-Freight-Led-Flashlight-----of-DEATH!!/I want to use that flashlight, and mod it to a different colour led but I need to know if the pbc board has polarity.

Question by Noodle god 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Violin Missing Fine Tuning Pegs. How Do I Fix? Answered

An old(ish) violin found in the attic.  All but one of the tuning pegs are missing, but other than that, it's in fairly good condition.  How do I replace the pegs?

Question by NOODLE! 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Coming soon: USB Contest

Within the next couple weeks we will be starting a USB Contest! The rules are that the entry needs to involve USB in some way. It can be powered via USB, transfer data via USB, or even provide power by USB. As long as there is some USB connection being used, it can be entered. So keep that in mind and start noodling some ideas. Just be sure not to post until the contest starts, OK? More details to come.

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to make the perfect home made mac and cheese

YOU WILL NEED ELBOW NOODLES, 1 2/3 CUP OF MILK, 2 EGGS, SALT AND PEPPER, 1 LBS OF KAFT SHARP CHEESE, 1 PACKAGE OF KAFT SHERRED MEXICAN STYLE CHEESE AND 3 TABLE SPOONS OF BUTTER. COMBINE ALL IN A LARGE MIXING BOWL. STIR AND PUT IN A CASSROLE DISH BAKE FOR ABOUT 30 MINS OR UNTIL ALL MILK HAS VANISH.

Topic by cinge101 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Stop motion tiedown problem. HELP! Answered

I have a cow that I made out of Plasticine for a stop animation project.  The cow itself is finished, and I just realized that I have no tie-downs, and I don't know how I would even begin to put them in/on.  This is my first armature, so I am using that as my excuse for this oversight.  Any help will be greatly appreciated. 

Question by NOODLE! 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Is there a program that creates origami instructions?

I am an origami enthusiast in some of my spare time, and I have several of my own designs brewing. Does anyone know of any software that can help in the process of creating the step-by-step instructions so that they look nice and elegant? Alternatively, are there any programmers that would like to team up on this project and create one? I have some experience programming and have some other ideas up in my noodle if anyone is interested.

Question by BeanGolem 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can anyone tell me how to make a true trigger for a knex gun? I Just want the triger not a whole gun? Answered

Plz I really need a tru trigger im makin a gun and i need one. The gun is like  4 connecters thick. (the actual gun is 2 connectors thick but including the shells its 4)

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


How to get spraypaint smell out of a mask??

I am making a plague doctor mask for a halloween costume.  In a perfect world, I would have used leather or something similar, but that was not an option. SO, I made one out of fabric and heat 'n' bond.   After that, I painted it with spray paint, and now i can't wear it due to the smell! does anyone know how to fix this???? My nose goes in the beak, so it is unbearable.

Question by NOODLE! 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Happy Darwin Day, everyone!

On February 12, 1809, in the town of Shrewsbury, England, Charles Robert Darwin was born. If you somehow don't already know, he's the guy that rode a beagle and played with birds and was a monkey's uncle and wrote some book. This Friday celebrates his 201st birthday. In other words, PARTAY! I will be wearing my science shirt in honor of the holiday, due to my unfortunate lack of suitable Darwinian attire...I shall also be eating ramen noodles in honor of the Pastafarian holiday of Friday, but that's mostly because I'll be working a play and that's all I have time to eat. How do YOU plan to celebrate this auspicious occasion?

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


Post your poems!

hey friends, post your poems for reading and discussion, don't be friendly only harsh criticism welcome can't wait! I'll go first: Les makaga-couple packages, she spoke Sniffin my pure sport Sittin on me Les makaga-couple packages Of Raymond noodles baybee Eyein me like i’m crazy All low   You need some chapstick, she spoke And it ain’t no joke My lips are chapter 2 Dried up like raisins

Topic by AndTheHuxtables 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Reverse Engineering TheseCeramic Speakers

I recently found these extremely minimalistic speakers online and after repeated failed attempts of trying to figure where to get the materials to make my own (or at least where to get the ceramic cones) I was wondering if anyone here could offer me some guidance on how I could go about building my own similar speakers.  I would love to buy these speakers myself whereas they are a work of art to me, but sadly to a kid in college $500 is an entire year's worth of ramen noodles.  Thanks for all the help in advance.  Here is a link to the official web page and in case it's broken I included a picture of the speakers below. http://joeyroth.com/ceramic-speakers/

Topic by BoxmanBoxman 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Whats required to run LED lights off a battery?

Hey, Community  know what boffers are? I was hopping to make a pool noodle boffer, but put a little bit more love into it. I want it to be inspired from star wars. I was thinking of putting LED light strips up/in the sides of it. Maybe 2 or 3 strips of LEDs.  What kind of set up would i need to have maybe 2 or 3 strips of 4' LED lights. I'd like the batteries to be down in the handle. What kind of set up would i need? How many batteries, what kind of lights and such?  I'm clueless and looking for some insight. I dont know a whole lot about electrical stuff. So detailed answers are awesome. i'd like detailed answers, but im not opposed to my own research. At the least i was hoping that you could leave a topic for me to read up on.  Thanks! 

Question by Rchampagne93 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


11/20/10 Nominating Instructables to be "Featured" Group

Hello again! I haven't been able to get on instructables lately so I haven't been updating. Good news: I'm back for now. I'm looking for new members so please join! There were so many good instructables to choose from this time but these are the ones that have been nominated: Food Pesto Bread by italiancooking Dutch Oven Thai Curry Noodles by 3leftturns Living Blokey Flowers from Electrical Tape for Valentine's Day by wisechicken Technology iPhone Stand by laxap How to make a Duck tape Laptop computer sleeve / cover by innvert Workshop Silence your spanner by Kiteman Some new updates are: Instead of leaving private messages in the nominated author's mailbox, I decided to leave comments. This will allow more people to see that the instructable they were viewing was actually nominated. New members that have just joined are: megametal8 knexman1999 k-n-e-x I'm looking forward to see what instructables will be nominated for next time.

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


what is the equation i should use to dilute 50% hydrogen peroxide into lower concentrations? Answered

Hello, i just got some 50% hydrogen peroxide, from my local pharmacy because they were out of 35%, plus for some reason 50% is free. anyways, i want to know whats the equation for finding out how many ml's of water i need to use to dilute a solution toa certain amount, as i want to use the 50% peroxide to make 30% , 22% and 3% peroxide. now ive looked on google and i couldnt find a thing , and if i did by chance come across it, i didnt understand it. what i want to know is how much distilled water will it take to convert 100ml of 50% hydrogen peroxide to the above concentrations, or if possible, could someone please give me the equation for converting any concentraion to any, please! also, whoever answers my question and solved my problem entirely will get a best answr i promise!!!

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


Extrusion plate in CAD

I have an idea that requires either machining abilities/tool access or CAD experience. A while ago, I found out something that was apparently common knowledge. Meat grinders with their blades removed can be used to extrude spaghetti. So I decided to look for additional pasta extruder plates for different noodles. There are no pasta extruder plates for standard meat grinders. You can, however, buy a glorified grinder and accessory plates or a dedicated pasta machine for top dollar. The marketted pasta makers at their very cores are the same as the meat grinders with the right plates installed. Obviously pasta dies/plates for meat grinders are intentionally not produced. The closest I could come was a garage sale extruder that looks like a plastic grinder with three dies. Big surprise, it doesnt work. But I modified a plate so it sort of works for a grinder. This worked as proof of concept. Would anyone be interested in helping to design CAD files to print pasta dies on Shapeways based on proper pasta dies? I don't know much about CAD, but it looks easier than the designs created by some folks on here. Basically disks with a dimple for alignment and specially shaped holes. admittedly, the hole depths would be the complicated part. Let me know what you think.

Topic by Darkman 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I want to make a peg leg for a kitten

I found a kitten at my in the parking lot at my job and one of her front paws doesn't work. She can use her shoulder but her wrist is like a cooked noodle. I took her to the vet and he said he wrist didn't form correctly and that it's permanent. He said it doesn't hurt her and to just leave it alone.She gets around ok and somewhat uses the bad leg but when i bandaged it up( straws and gauze) she seemed to get around better. But the bandaged leg slips on the tiles so I was thinking I'd like to fashion up a little prosthetic "foot" for her. Maybe something that can strap on just above where it goes all floppy with a slip proof tip on it. It would need to fit around/over/beside her paw. Maybe a removable cast that her leg fits into...I don't know. I don't want to spend alot of money because she may not want to use it but i figured it was worth a try. I added some pictures so you can see her paw, might help with design concepts. Any suggestions?

Question by mikimouse11 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Is your local shop ripping you-off?

I was vaguely interested in wholesale prices for shop products, and managed to find this price-list. The wholesale price is WSP, RSP I guess is the Recommended Sale Price (I think there must be tax in there somewhere), and whatever POV stands for would be the margin. If you think someone's expensive: either they've got an expensive supplier, or you don't know WSP, or they are making the most of you. (But remember, 8-'till-laters work hard to earn a living, they do need some margin) P & H price-list - as a major distributor these prices will be around the "good as one can get" mark. E.g. Haagen-Dazs 100ml £23.99 for 24x = £1 per tub        Hovis Soft 800g £1.14 ea        Cheesestrings Cheddar 21g £9.24 for 24 = £0.385 ea        "What not butter" 1Kg £18.14 for 12, £1.51 ea Or just marvel at what crap you can stock your shop with.... It's only a bit of searching, you could check your prices (different country) by searching specifically differently. (Look for who is delivering stuff) I do remember a local shop which was regarded as a rip-off to the extent some of my friends would steal stuff by way of compensation... not much though, Pot-Noodle here & there... L

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


What are any and all of the unique flavor bringing herbs and veges used in oriental soups?

I want to include into my garden any and every vegetable/herb i can find that goes well in one soup or another, for adding into (real) ramens and packet ramens to make them better, or better yet, to make my own soup from scratch. Im into asian inspired soups and go nanners for packet ramen simply because they are so much better than the crummy old 2 minute noodles made from nothing but stock powder, im especially fond of seafood noodes. im looking for uncommon or un "western veges and herbs here, like chinese or foreign v's and h's generally used in soups. so far ive uncovered lovage and shino, to be great, and im trying out okra , all 3 i never even knew existed that are uncommon things you wont find at the supermarket (at least in australia anyway) does anyone know anything else? like the dried ones in ramen packets, i think there is some sort of fleshy spring onion in there, i just dont know, i want them all. anything that goes well in a salty soup in short, since asians make the best soups, broths and ect IMO: what are ALL the asian soup fruits, veges and herbs used?

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 4 years ago


3d Printed Concrete Forms for Architectural Post Tensioned Concrete Sculptures

I am looking at the feasibility of 3D printing concrete forms to make a staircase that goes up a 4' retaining wall. The forms would be cylindrical, split in half, and during the pour would be supported using a wood support system. Ideally I would have one main highly curved support "column" (think more of a snake or spaghetti noodle) with then stairs that slide in via a mortise and tenon type connection. The stairs would be poured individually in a separate production process than the main support. I plan on using a combination of a wire mesh, rebar and tension cables for the concrete reinforcement. The tension cables would run the length of the main support beam and would be hydraulically tensioned just before the formwork was removed. I have ample concrete experience as a civil engineer and a construction manager but this idea seems like I need some outside input.Does anyone have any experience 3d printing concrete forms. What is the best material that will hold up to the moisture and high alkalinity of concrete?At this point I have no real conceptual drawings but I'm looking to see if any similar projects have been attempted and hopefully learn and improve on them!

Topic by cjh83 6 months ago


(newsletter) Laser Lighter, Cardboard Furniture, Climbing Gorilla...

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Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Free 1-Year Instructables Pro Membership Giveaway!

Hello everyone! Two of my craft tutorials ( How To Make a Textile Noodle Necklace and Easy T-shirt Makeover ) were featured at the homepage! For that I was lucky to earn TWO 1-year Pro Memberships. Can you believe it? Now that I don`t need another 1-year Pro Membership I have made a giveaway in my blog The Things We Do Blog. So if anyone of you guys is interested to join - you are welcome.  Just visit this blog post. Keep in mind that with a Pro membership you can create custom PDF’s of your favorite products, view all steps on one page and hand out digital patches to your favorite makers.  I`m using a Rafflecopter form to except giveaway entries and choose the winner.  Hope you can win! :-) Giveaway page is here Update: I wanted to thank everyone who entered the giveaway. Your comments will help me find the best direction of blog  development and write about stuff you`re interested in. For those who became a fan of our Facebook fan page - I`ll make sure to keep you informed about your new blogposts and show some fun and useful staff. And the winner of this giveaway is: Buddy Garrett ! Congrats! Buddy`s name was chosen by random.org.  Stay tuned, cause I`m planning more giveaways soon.

Topic by Lucy Choe 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


remote controlled light - revisited

Hello, Instructibles gang…. I originally posted a similar question over the weekend, and then got some feedback telling me that there wasn’t enough information to bring in worthwhile responses. My intention wasn’t to be secretive.  Rather, it’s a project that’s still in the planning stage and there aren’t yet many specifics. But I think I can still flesh it out a little bit, and hopefully gather some more specific suggestions. I’m planning a sort of a scavenger hunt thing coming up in October. Most of the stops/stations will be fairly straightforward “orienteering”-type scenarios: “20 paces at 250 degrees,” “north to the hollow stump,” that sort of thing. But I still want to mix it up a little bit. One of the ideas that’s swimming around in my noodle is that, at one stop, folks will be told to “push the button.” It will be dark, so they’ll have to hunt for the “button”… basically a doorbell… and maybe secured to a tree (in such a way as not to harm the tree). When they press the button, a light will be illuminated at a short distance, leading them to their next stop. I know that I could easily do a simple circuit with actual wire, but it would be far nicer to achieve the same result wirelessly… and even though I’m not very electronics-savvy, I imagine it would also reduce the problem of resistance in the circuit. This only needs to operate over a relatively short distance… almost certainly less than 100 feet… probably much less. And while it must be able to operate out of doors (a woodland trail in a rural/suburban park) it only needs to last for a few hours. An LED… or maybe a chirping sound effect… something that would draw seekers from one spot to another. Thanks for any suggestions. And please let me know if more information is needed.

Topic by Purple Chez 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Program Feedback

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Topic by noahw 6 years ago


(newsletter) Hidden USB Storage, Skype Phone, Make a Tent...

Oct 9, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The DIY Halloween Contest has launched! We've partnered with some of your favorite websites to bring you the biggest and best Halloween contest ever -- and we've got tons of great prizes to give away. Show us your best costumes, treats, gadgets, jack-o-lanterns, and more! Enter your food or kitchen-gadget hack into the Hungry Scientist Contest and win your choice of a Kitchen Aid mixer, a super nice knife set, or a Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron Cook Set. Help us with your answers for our Burning Questions and win a cool prize pack!The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest still needs your eggs! Take an egg (real or fake) and decorate it inside and out in homage to the classic Fabergé style. You can win a Sonos music system, and get your egg featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City!Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something awesome in our office! October 23: Halloween open build night. Hidden USB Storage by stonehenge360 Climbing Halloween Skeletons by mckeephoto Design and Build a Recycled Tent by bentm Motion Activated Spider from Ace by StumpChunkman Tons and tons of spooky andamazing prizes!Last weekend to enter! Low Cost Hobby Servo XY Table by CarlS Breakable Tombstone by ZogCast The Egg of Time - Fabergépunk by gmjhowe Brew Hard Cider from Scratch by actsofsubterfuge French Toast Recipe by mikeasaurus Art Nouveau Iris Emu Egg Shell by bbstudio Homemade Jam, the French Way by My House Boutique Alien Egg for Face Hugger by kristylynn84 Win some sweet tools for yourkitchen with a food hack! 10 Instructables covering basicskills to advanced techniques Turn a dead cell phone into a "SkypeCell" by JFDuval How to clean a hardshell gourd by indeepknit Ghost Shoes by fungus amungus Colored noodles, for eating! by caturday_projects Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What profile of pole would be torsionally rigid? Answered

Calling all mechanical engineers and physicists. I want to make a pole that can resist twisting forces. The application is a down tube on a bicycle frame. And I want to use bamboo because it's light, very strong, very cheap, and biodegradable. The problem with bamboo is it lacks torsional rigidity because its fibers only run lengthwise. I was thinking of wrapping a bamboo pole with a composite fiber (hemp and glue) at a 45 degree angle like they do with carbon fiber poles but maybe a different shape would be better. Can anyone think of a specific geometry of pole that is tortionally stiff? I noticed some bicycles have a triangular down tube. Maybe if I cut bamboo into three strips and glued them together into a tube with a triangular cross section, this might be less twisty. Am I thinking along the right lines here? My first bamboo bike has a lot of twist and this might be one way to make it stronger. Please let me know what you think. UPDATE: The issue was many fold. The short answer is Tonkin Bamboo is the species to use for bikes. This is what most people seem to use. Also Boo Bikes use dendrocalamus strictus (aka Iron Bamboo). My frame had some cracks possibly due to harvesting at the wrong season. I've recently gained more cracks and the bike flexes even more. It flexes like a noodle but I can still do an endo no problem. Go figure. Also hemp sounds like it gets more stretchy after being flexed about 1000 times whereas carbon fiber stays stiff. And squishy wood glue is probably not as stiff as epoxy. All this adds up to a flexy frame. My next one will be tonkin bamboo but I will try hemp and non-toxic wood glue again. UPDATE #2: I'm making a three wheeler and my engineering design teacher gave me some advice involving spaceframes and triangles. The plan thus far looks like this upright tadpole trike: UPDATE #3: I think I've got it! Instructables sent me a box of K'nex and I built up a model of a standard bike's frame. The thing is, when a bike frame twists, the opposing corners of the trapezoidal shape come closer or further apart. So a deep X brace from corner to corner seems to fix most of the problem. I'll try to post a youtube vid of what I mean soon.

Question by snotty 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Dragon Samurai Preview

Hi! I've been writing a story for about a month now and decided togive you all a sneak peak. I will be posting the whole thing once it's done. I will be trying to include some pictures as well. I hope you enjoy it! Here's the first Chapter: DRAGON SAMURAI Chapter 1 The ninja I woke with a start to the sounds of bells and shouts ringing in my ears. I jumped out of my futon and ran to the window. It was a dark and cloudy day. I saw a large crowd swarming towards the Emperor’s palace. Thousands of peasants and merchants were slowly surrounding the palace. Shouts drowned the sound of birds flapping away from the roaring crowd. I quickly changed into my kimono and ran downstairs without making my futon (my mother was going to kill me when I got back) and ran outside ignoring what my mother was saying. I followed the crowd and ran into my friend Hiroshi. “Good morning, Ryu,” he said. “Good morning Hiroshi,” I said. “Do you know what the commotion is about?” “All I know is that it has something to do with the Emperor.” “What would the Emperor do at this time in the morning?” “I have no idea.” If I remember right the Emperor is the kind of guy who stays in bed until eleven in the morning. Just try and imagine a tall puny man who only knows how to govern an empire who needs body guards at all times. If you can imagine that you probably have a good idea of what the Emperor looks like. The only time I’ve actually seen him is when he came for a walk through town but even then he was completely surrounded by guards. The reason I knew so much about the Emperor is because my uncle was one of his personal servants. Hiroshi and I continued to follow the crowd and the palace was coming into sight. Its beautiful building was surrounded by a large stone wall to keep out intruders. The roofs of the pagoda could barely be seen over the wall. Hiroshi pushed forward through the crowd. We eventually got to the front of the palace gates and Hiroshi had cleared a nice amount of room for us. I smiled. His name may mean generous but he wasn’t very generous when it came to giving space. I could hear the crowd around me mumbling to each other. Some said the palace was invaded overnight. Others said that the Emperor would declare the heir to the throne. After several minutes the doors creaked open and the Emperor’s representative slipped out the door with a very serious expression on his face. Questions exploded but the representative just stood there calmly waiting for the crowd to quiet down. Hiroshi nudged me in the ribs. “I vote we go and get noodles after the announcement,” he said. “Always thinking with your stomach aren’t you?” I said. We both giggled while the crowd settled down. The representative opened his mouth to speak. Now the next few seconds were the slowest of my entire life! The representative carefully mouthed the words “The Emperor has been kidnapped.” A gasp arose from the whole crowd. No sooner had he uttered the words than a shuriken (a ninja star) embedded itself in his chest. Everyone looked straight down at the dying man but I looked in the opposite direction. Where the Shuriken had come from stood a dark figure on the rooftop. He caught my eye and we stared at each other for what seemed like forever. Then he turned and darted off into the horizon. It was a ninja! That scary moment when our eyes met I saw something familiar in the figure’s eyes. He must have been at least fifty metres away from where I stood but I couldn’t help noticing something familiar in those eyes. I couldn’t identify what it was but I decided not to think about it at the moment. I stared at the man with blood seeping from his robes. He lay motionless while his heart slowly failed. As I stared into the eyes of the dying man, a chill ran down my spine. Hiroshi turned to me with a perplexed expression. The guards surrounded the man and pushed everyone back. The crowd slowly abandoned the palace gates and we eventually left as well. As we walked back down the road I noticed a man walking towards the palace. We locked eyes and I suddenly knew who he was. He was a Samurai.

Topic by Tornado96 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago