Mystery object

Can anyone identify this object

Topic by martian101 6 years ago  |  last reply 26 days ago


Webcam and object?

Hello experts, I have this code which works so perfect while detecting square objects from images which are downloaded from internet. However, when I am taking the image of a square object from my webcam and processing, its not turning out to be as expected. I am suspecting, the reason could be due to the green and pink hues which are dominantly captured from webcam. The actual output which is being obtained is that there are squares distributed at random places. What do you all suggest? PS http://i49.tinypic.com/2lw8xw0_th.jpg here, only one circle should be there around the white circular object thats being held.

Question by mania12345 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Objective Lens?

Broke the 2" objective lens on my overhead projector: Neumade C24LCN.  Anyone out there have one or a source for one?

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


objective lense?

I broke the objective lense on my Kalart Victor overhead projector.  Looks like it is a 64mm, solid lense.  Anyone have one or know where I might find one?    thanks   tom

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


Please help me identify this object.

I found this object in an old area of Big Sur, California with my metal detector several years ago.  It appears to be very old and has a small hole drilled through it.  You can see writing/ markings on it but I have no idea which language it could be.  It's not very thick.  I'm not sure what it's made of either other than some type of metal. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Dave

Question by DavidU1 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


transfer a real world object throught wires, possible? Answered

Scan the real world object and get details about it. reproduce it at the other end with high energy photons or some particle generator.

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


Two ibles tabs open, and Dead object jams browser

See the screenshot. The message below (Type error: can't access dead object) appeared in the instructables tab after I accessed a forum topic in another tab. The pop-up completely jammed my browser - I could not close the pop-up (it popped back up instantly), and I could neither close the tab nor even close the browser through normal routes (corner-X, Alt-F4), all I got was a blink of the screen, a warning tone and the pop-up back. I had to shut down and start again.

Topic by Kiteman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What is this item? Answered

Had this kicking around for a bit and was wondering what it was. Solid iron and no markings. Thanks

Question by onrust 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What are these?

Anyone recognize what these are and they're used for? The larger one has Bay19 SL2 on it. The smaller SL1. Both have a slit in the top.  I thought they might be some kind of glue dispensing cap or... Something along those lines. So, what exactly are they... Do you know? TIA, - chase -

Topic by -chase- 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Most used objects

So, what do you think are some of the most used things on instructables? Duct tape dremel soldering iron What else?

Topic by Weissensteinburg 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Concrete and styrofoam object

Just had this idea and would like to hear from someone with experience with concrete. Can I make an object - a concrete shape ( box) which which has inside full of styrofoam? I am thinking about the posibility to make staircase from concrete with styrofoam inside - the role of styrofoam is to make the the box lightweight.

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


Objective-oriented Contests

On Instructables, contests have tended to had very limited specifications beyond a general theme they work to. I propose this trend be broken in favor of something a bit more actively competitive: hold contests where the objective is set and have people compete to meet that stated goal as set by the contest host. The parameters that entries would be judged upon would be laid out in the briefing, as would any material or cost limitations. Holding competitions in this manner would entice people to competitively build something to meet the requirement the host sets and to do their best to hone their project to succeed in the relevant parameters. I think this would be a nice change from the chaotic randomness of current contests where there isn't much competition among entries, besides wooing people for votes to win finalist positions.

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


The Self-Righting Object

The Gomboc is a "mono-monostatic" object -- a three-dimensional object that purely by dint of its geometry has only one possible way to balance upright.The challenge intrigued two scientists, Gabor Domokos and Peter Varkonyi, both of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. They spent a few years doing the math, and it seemed as if a mono-monostatic object could, in fact, exist. They began looking to see if they could find a naturally occurring example; at one point, Domokos was so obsessed that he spent hours testing 2,000 pebbles on a beach to see if they could right themselves. (None could.)After several more years of scratching their heads, they finally hit upon a shape that looked promising. They designed it on a computer, and when it came back from the manufacturer, they nervously tipped it over, wondering if all their work would be for naught. Nope: the Gomboc performed perfectly. "It's a very nice mathematical problem because you can hold the proof in your hands, and it's quite beautiful," Varkonyi says.It's apparently similar to the shape of tortoise and beetle shells, explaining why these creatures can actually flip themselves back over.

Topic by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Looking for someone to identify this object? Answered

Recieved this item as a challenge to figure out what it is. The drill bit in the picture comes out of the end of the tool and the tool itself has three adjustable jaws that are sharp at one end.  The only other interesting marking is the drill bit has a hole drilled in the end of it.

Question by chuds21 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What is this?

Please help me identify this small, unknown metal object.

Topic by byant 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Service Not Avalible?

I cannot upload anything! I just keep getting service unavalible :/

Topic by OrangeSpy121 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can anyone identify these?

I'm curious what these might be.  I recently found them in my attic, 5-6 feet long, matching set of mirrored panels.  Seem more decorative than functional, very thin metal, and one of them has rusted clear through on one side.

Topic by yokozuna 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Does anyone know what this is?

It's sitting on a shelf in a coffee shop in Bristol, UK, and the owner of the place has promised my dad a free coffee if he can tell him what it is. Apparently it's about 6 inches long by about 4 inches high by about 3 inches deep. Any ideas anyone?

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


need help with ir object detecor (reflect theory)?

Hi i'm working on a small project using iri want to make an object detector for detecting people who stand in front of a door i don't want to use laser or ir beam cut theory i want to use reflecting theory so that the sender and reciver be in the same side just as supermarkets doors i have searched for many circuits but they all use cut theory this site is my local store that have parts in my country http://www.ram.com.eg

Question by aessam1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Customize Error

When I try to change my email notification options, I get the following error: Webpage error details User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; FDM; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729) Timestamp: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 21:43:29 UTC Message: Object doesn't support this property or method Line: 470 Char: 7 Code: 0 URI: https://www.instructables.com/you/customize?modify=CUSTOMIZE  

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


Looking for a particular type of air valve

So 2 parts to this question, one is what would it be called, the other, where would I find it. I am looking for a valve  that would have 3 stems, for lack of a better term.  One one end would be the source, another the output and the last would alternate between pulling from the source and pushing to the output.   Any Googling tips?  Not looking for anything industrial, simple small plastic valve would suffice.

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


How to adhere metal objects for a found objects robot sculpture?

Any suggestions for assembling found objects (cans, screws, bolts, etc.) robot sculptures?  Welding, soldering (if so, wattage for the iron?), other?  Total newbie, but I want to experiment.

Question by chris2365 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Need ideas of object to scavenge

Hello everyone, i'm working to build some home made toy, but I am missing one important piece. To find it at minimum price, I need to find an every day object that would contain a shaft with a driving ring. The ring would also need to be able to move along the shaft. Can anyone help me to find some idea ? where can I find it? I'm sure it must exists in plenty of objects, I just can't think of any.... thanks ! :)

Topic by 1tibo2. 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Can anyone identify these objects?

Is it some sort of easel? There may be pieces missing? Wooden with connections using wing nuts.

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


Coordinates of an object on a passive image

I have a few questions regarding a project I'm working on. I need some terms so that I can look it up via Google. I have a map (picture) of a city that is printed on a wooden table. When I move an object directly over it I want to know the coordinates of the object on the map. And also the angle of the object on the map. I thought a sort of a scanner is the best solution. That recognizes the part which it scans (part of the map) and translate this to the coordinates and angle. Does somebody know how this technology is called (and maybe a few links to guide me in the right direction)? Or does somebody else has a better idea how this can me realised? Thanks in advance!

Topic by ilovebobcats 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


best lego ipod object

I built a lego ipod case, dock, and speakers. I want to see if you can top me! pictures coming soon

Topic by kerneykid1 9 years ago


help identifying an unknown object? Answered

Its about 4" long, solid brass, appears to have been nickel or chrome plated at one time and has four screw holes in it. any help with identifying it is greatly appreciated.

Question by mr.mountaineer 6 years ago  |  last reply 8 months ago


Cleaning an unknown metal object

My husband and I just moved into a new house on 5 acres. While cleaning some of the 'back' yard, I found a small metal coke/beer shaped-type bottle. It is obvious to me that it is a promotional or key chain fob or similar object. It looks like it screws together in the middle top to bottom. That is the crucks, it is frozen closed so the curiosity in me is trying to find how to unscrew the item. Any suggestions?

Question by ladynavyvet 12 days ago  |  last reply 11 days ago


Help identifying an unknown object?

Any idea what these are? I think they’re from a surveyor possibly around the 1950-60’s but not certain what they are. They’re appear to be made of plastic or lexan and don’t appear to have any optical qualities. The three pieces are concentric in size and have a goove on one side. They came in the leather pouch shown in the photo. Thanks in advance!

Question by ericdube 1 year ago


Object-oriented programming in Unity?

Hi people, My name is Cynthia and I need some help with Object-oriented programming. I have a project for school where I'am making a 2D platformer game with Unity. Where I have to make a base class and two child classes that inherits from it. I have to work with constructors, properties, etc . The problem is I kinda know what the constructors, properties etc do but I don't know how to put them together to make a game. Can someone help me, push me into the right direction cause now I don't know where to begin with. What I like to make is a Enemy base class with two sub classes (enemy 1 and enemy 2) or base class Item (sort of coins or power ups) with two sub classes (item 1 and item 2). If there is someone who can help I would be so grateful. (I program in C# and the game must be made in Unity). Sorry if this is not the right place for asking such a thing. Thanks Cynni

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


DIY Hue compatible objects

Hi,I love my technology and have attempted to build many small electronics projects with varying levels of success and completedness.I have an idea that I would love to put into action but having a lack of knowledge in ZigBee I wanted to put it to the community to see who else has a need and if anyone else has had any success with the aforementioned Hue system and a DIY ZigBee project of any kind.My idea comes from a need to make things simple for the family and guests in my home to use the Philips Hue system I have without having to re-wire the house. I would like to have a single push button that uses the ZigBee network with Hue that can do multiple things based on lengths of push and number of pushes etc. Much like the remotes can already. However I want to make it so you can put any kind of momentary push button on it.In New Zealand I use a very common style of switch plate made by a company called PDL. The plates have a variety of options and one of them being a modular system that has a push button available. There is even one that has a small LED on it.Having the ability to add a second module to my light switches that allows you to push the button for simple on/off functionality. Long press for dimming and multiple press for scenes or set brightnesses.Now i've coded for Arduino and used this on ESP modules but never done anything in the ZigBee space.Has anyone done something like this before?I'm not asking for anything to help me do this but rather pointers. I will continue to research this project and hopefully one day make something worthy of an instructable for all you kind folk out there! Happy building!

Question by bluestreak101 1 year ago


How to get something out of your eye

I'd like an Instructable on how to get some small object (like a peice of sand) out of your eye (especially if you can't find it, but you know its there). Someone please make this soon. Perhaps within the next 20 minutes :-)

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


Photoshop Coloring Question? Answered

Hi! I have a really old version of Photoshop, it came with adobe creative suite 2... Anyway, I'm working on a project and I need to image black and white (grayscale, I guess) except for a single object in the picture. That will be in color. I have never used this program before and could use a few pointers on how to do this, being a total amateur.  Thanks!

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


Identify this item?

Item is brass with solid handle.  upper part is hollow with less than dime size holes on each side close to handle on hollow end.  has mark of N1 visible with another set of smaller numbers about 5 digits long that aren't legible.  total length is 11 1/2" long.  the barrel diameter is 3/4".

Question by Fred N FrancesM 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


"What Is It?" Contest #1 =WINNER: Dorkfish92=

Winner: Dorkfish92The Answer: IT is a water bottle holder that clips onto your bed and it also holds your iPod. Look at the pictures for more info.This is a contest I am starting where I show you a picture of something made out of knex, and you have to guess what it is for, and what it does. Here are the pictures for the first contest.

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how does object tracking in visual basic 2008 work? Answered

 Hello instructables i wanted to make a program in visual basic that tracks a object i want it to track the object based on the color please i need help i 

Question by lj123456 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Most Superlative Object In the Office This Month: Bun B's Rap Coloring And Activity Book

Most objects are easily discussed. One simply drapes an adjective or three over it, and calls it well-described.  Occasionally, though, one comes across an object that can only be described as Superlative. Singularly Awful, Amazingly Awesome, Incredibly Unbelievable. Usually draped in exclamation points, often overused, and affective in the extreme, these Things Above Things are worth sharing with the Instructables Community in and of themselves. This week, the most Superlative Object we spy with our little eyes is a book brought to our attention by the mighty Wilgubeast. For those of us whose adolescent and teenage years were punctuated by the boisterous and boastful, rhythmically dense and ethically spare Music Known To Some As Rap, there can only be one gift to give one's favorite B-Boy or B-Girl: "Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book". The Rap Game has more than its share of colorful characters, and this book describes them visually and textually with verve and humor—worthy of particular praise are "Brain Boxing With The Genius", "E-40's Word Bank", and "Match The Scarface". There are word puzzles, connect-the-dots, and of course, lots of opportunities to test your crayon skills. Should any of these challenges prove more than a reader can handle, our advice would paraphrase Ice T: "Don't Hate The Playa, Hate The Game".

Topic by craftclarity 5 years ago


Cool Art from Everyday Objects

There's a million sites dedicated to this, but this collection of pictures is pretty cool. The site has a lot of other cool collections! Check it out!Dark Roasted Blend: Cool Art from Everyday Objects

Topic by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can you teleport objects in Minecraft?

I know you can teleport players with command blocks, but can you teleport objects with them using xyz coordinates? If so, could you tell me what command you type into the command block?

Question by ~KnexBuild~ 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Is it possible to solder airdry clay objects? Answered

Hello, I am a beginner in jewelry making and I was wondering if it's possible to make a soldered frame around my airdry clay pendants or wrap them with coppert-tape and solder?

Question by Sanvan 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Building small objects out of concrete

Hi all, I was wondering if i could get any pointers on mixing concrete, I have gone through the concrete mixing instructables already and have not found anything suitable and hence I am asking her. I want to formulate an open recipe to make concrete objects like the ones in the following links, http://fancycrave.com/concrete-desk-accessories/ http://www.ledindon.com/en/objets-design/9029-stylo-plume-beton-arme.php http://www.designboom.com/design/concrete-rollerball-pen-by-22-design-studio-at-designboom-shop/ They are mostly small objects where the wall thicknesses are quite small (maybe a few mm). I think it will be interesting to see a DIY approach to making a concrete composition that is strong in small thicknesses, i think a lot of cool objects can be made from it . I have tried the normal concrete mix with cement and sand but i am not able to get it strong enough at those small thicknesses. Can anyone please some suggestions or advice on how to go about this ?  Thanks in advance, please see attached files for some images taken from around the web, i do not own any of them.

Topic by varun2021 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


electromagnets to push objects without touching it

Hi, i want to make an electromagnetic coil which can push another metal plate without touching it from destance of approx. 50cm . max voltage allowed is 24 v.please suggest me way of getting electromagnet strong enough to push weight of approx 7kg without touching it.can you also suggest me material that can easily repel electromagnet?please help asap.

Question by KiranS13 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Removing a metal object from wood?

Hello! Somehow a small 9mm steel BB found it's way into a piece of wooden outdoor furniture. I know how to repair wood, but I can't seem to get the BB out. I've tried digging it out with a small knife, but that only resulted in me damaging the piece further. Do any of you have any experience with this, or ideas on further courses of action? Anything is appreciated.

Question by TheMike25 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What tech I need to make a tactile/haptic musical instrument...i.e. a sample that responds to touch and vibration...?

I'm looking to make an instrument that responds to touch or vibration, I have seen similar things elsewhere but have no links. The basic idea is that there would operate as a stand alone object that when touched, stroked tapped etc. it generates a sound and the volume, timbre or whatever is relative to the force applied. So using vibration to trigger a sample and quality of vibration to determine the quality of sound. Any ideas about how this could be achieved? Could an arduino provide the answer or is it purely sensor based? I would really love all your instructable knowledge on this one. Ta

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


There's been a problem updating your Instructable [object Object] error Service Unavailable

I get this when I go to edit my instructables "There's been a problem updating your Instructable [object Object] error Service Unavailable" I cannot edit my instructables becuase of this and I get the "updating" progress bar that does not go away unless I use ad-block plus to force remove the object. But this makes the edit page half rendered and any edits do not save. It happens in multiple web browsers. What could be causing this? Thanks.

Topic by Alex1M6 7 years ago


how do I read the resolution in a 3d printed object?

I am looking for something like file extif with the pixels in the image but on the 3d printed object instead of the camera that's used in a similar way, I know their probably is a way but what free program on the windows ,because it's always possible as long as there is pixels and a resolution,   

Question by 35Timmy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


real-time multiple objects movement tracking

Hi all. is it possible to tracking multiple objects movement in real-time with a webcam or hdcam or ircam? i don't need skeletal motion capture data, i just need 2D top view coordinates of objects in an area and tracking them till the event finish... is this possible and how? thanks

Topic by kenshin3d 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Search engine for 3d printing files and objects

If you search for 3d printing files and objects of the all the major marketplaces at once, have a look at our free search engine www.fabforall.com - comments very welcome:-) Thanks, Alex

Topic by aschmid 6 years ago


How do I slip cast objects?

I am hoping to slip cast small objects from plaster molds. What should I know before making the molds? Before casting? Where can I find good slip and what is the best? How do I mix it? Etc. Thanks!

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


how to - detect right object in right position?

Hello DIYers, I have a small square object (6cm x 6cm) that I must put in a mold, but how it's square, is possible put it in any position, but only 1 is the right one. The reference is a 5mm label in the top. I want detect if the object in the mold has the right position. Actually I have 5 different objects, the difference between them is the number in the label. My idea is use a Raspberry Pi + Pi Camera + openCV. There will be a collection of images for reference and the camera will be recording jpgs (maybe 1fps) and comparing with the images in the collection. There will be a red led lighting, but if the RPi detect the right object in the right position will light a green led. Maybe somebody knows a similar project? is possible with this hardware/software? some recommendation? For better idea, I'm attaching a mock-up

Question by HédelN 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago