old people

Old people... kinda like a message in disguise

Posted by GianniMora 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


A old coat

I have a really nice Plugg polyurethane snowboarding coat that doesn't fit me anymore but I want to make something out of it. Wearable if possible. Thanks.

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Old contest

It is May 8th. Shouldn't the burning questions contest be gone from the main page?

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Old poloroid

 I have an old poloroid camera--the one with the bellows and wonder if it's parts were good for anything else.  I don't see any use in making a digital camera out of it because of the size and weight, but maybe there's another use....?

Asked by grannyideas 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Old ipods

Hi! Just wondering if anyone has any old ipods they dont want that i could have for free or for a small fee? I am looking to mod them and make an 'ible aswell. Please let me know if yoou can help :)

Posted by DELETED_JoshM96 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Old Laptop

I have an older Laptop. its nothing special but it runs Windows XP. I was wondering what ideas were out there to use them. I've seen the picture frames and revive instructables....... but I was looking for something fresh. Any idea's?

Posted by chaoscampbell 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Old Screen

Hello, i have a question and this is definitely the place to ask! So I wanted a thing that vibrates so i opened up an old cell phone that i meant to throw away, but when i opened it i thought i could find a use for its screen as well so the question is what can i do with a screen from an old nokia 6610

Posted by thecreatorst 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


old podcasts

Just out of curiosity, how do you get some of the older podcasts for makezine's weekend projects? It stops at the zombie one. I just want them on my ipod and I don't want to download each one individually and convert all of them.

Posted by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


old junk

I have tons of old junk like phones and parts of a computer and i just want to make something any ideas?

Posted by fishing4life13 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


old junk

I have tons of old junk like phones and parts of a computer and i just want to make something any ideas?

Posted by fishing4life13 12 years ago


An old file

I was cleaning my CPU hard drive and found a really old file. It's a story. I guess I should finish it, but first tell me what you think.the story

Posted by Ratchet and Clank 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


old coins

Anyone have any old coins sitting around(or collections) pre 1950 foreign and us? looking to buy.

Posted by drewscollectibles 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Old Computers

I’m currently looking for old computer parts for free. I like to tinker with things and see how they work. I live in the Tampa Bay Area. If you or someone you know have old computers you don’t want anymore l, just let me know.

Asked by rjb03 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Old Fords

Any of you know old fords? 1973 truck 6 cyl inline.  Stick shift.  Currently replacing the ring gear. Right now workin on gettin the flywheel out. Do I need a puller for this? 

Posted by Toga_Dan 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


old laptop

I have scrapped a old lap top but saved the hdd is there any way i can connect this to my new laptop to get my work info off it is there a way of connecting by cables ie plug from the hdd down to a usb so i can plug into my lap top any help would be welcome many thanks kovako2007

Posted by kovako2007 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


old stills ? ?

I have my great great grandpas still and im sure it was put together lead solder .my dad has drank out of this still and he is still with me.do i leave it alone or replace it

Asked by tony5120 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


old sensor?

Rooted again dad leftover electronics and finding some relays and sensors that goes on the + - singnal.so I'm just wondering if you can connect it to an Arduino so when Arduinon may singnal'll send it out + through port 13? and if it goes so PLZ write a code

Asked by Dannne11 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


old school

If you like to stick out (Brianna) of the crowed you may not have an ipod or other mp3 player you may have records. wait a min you can't buy record players anymore but you can make one out of LEGOS! just watch the video! and its deffintaly not me! although i kinda look like the emo guy there LOL

Posted by Metal4God 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


old phone? Answered

Today i was given a old phone. but its certainly a different phone, it has a cord, but the end on the cord is the same as one from a internet cord, but when i plug it in to a computer it has no effect. i think it might be a 'bag phone', all i know is its made by motorola. instead of trying to figure it out, i figured i would strip it down for parts, but other than the speakers, microphone, leds and a magnetic reed switch there isnt much. one thing that really interests me is the lcd screen it has, there arent very many pins connecting it to the board, it has a microship embedded of the back of the lcd board, covered in that wierd glue. does anyone know how i can reuse the lcd? would i need an arduino for it?

Asked by zack247 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Use for old laptop?

Hello. I have an old toshiba satellite, that has a blown video card, and since the video card is on the motherboard, i can't replace it.  What can i use this for?

Asked by thewizard42 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Old fashioned sweets? Answered

This will probable only apply to UK based answerers of a "certain age" When I was a kid (1960's) we could buy a nut based sweet/treat - in a cardboard box, the resembled brown wrinkled peas - they were chewy (not Toffee) and a natural nut - slightly sweet to taste Any idea of the name - it's driving me nuts.

Asked by rickharris 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


old giant battery?

Yesterday my teched teacher showed us an old battery. It looks like a supersized 9-volt battery. it was like 7 inches long or something like that and had a voltage output of something like 75.5 (yes, 75 and a half) volts. I think it's used for old radios? What are these batteries called?

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Ideas for old phone?

My parents were cleaning out the attic, and they found an old phone. it is like the one in the picture only without the rotary thing (it has buttons). So they gave it to me to take appart. Any ideas for what I could use it for?

Asked by schoonovermr 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


my old laptop

I got my old laptop to work, windows 98, and it works perfectly now...this is hard, i know, i've tried, but, does anyone know where to get an anti virus that actually removes the virus? or something that rebuilds the registry?

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Old Search Please

 Like many other people here on Instructables, I prefer the old search. The new search has no filters at all, and anything with the specified keywords in it, no matter how far apart, will come up. If one of the keywords is in the comments it will also show up. I would like Instructables to return to the old way of searching. I understand that the new layout is simpler to new users, but the new search is confusing. If i was a new user to the site, i would be confused and annoyed at the search.

Posted by pgd5000 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


An Old Electrolyisis Presentation

This is an old Powerpoint presentation I made in fifth grade (and yes, I know, it has some incorrect info and several errors).

Posted by puffyfluff 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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  |  last reply 10 years ago


How old are you?

I'm amazed at the range of ages that seem to be represented here. So tell us, how old are you P.S. If you want to give a funny answer, fine just add the real answer underneath, Cheers

Posted by beado4ever 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


old camcorder suitcases

Does anyone know how to take an old RCA camcorder case and convert it (line it) into a suitcase?

Posted by Jarod3Johnson 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


very old laptop

Can I do anything with this old piece of crap other than scavenge parts from it? it has 1 floppy drive i think 64mb of ram 250-450mb HD space the ports you can see in the picture windows 95 and intel inside

Posted by the_mad_man 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


old video games

I have about 4 boxes full of old video games. I have xboxs ps1 NES SNEs game cubes sega genesis gn twin. I do not have any of the plugs or controllers I do not know if they are in working order So am just selling them for 5 dollars each These are AS IS This is good for people who likes to repair potential broken systems. I have about 100 system in total... REMEMBER I DO NOT BACK UP ANY OF THESE SYSTEMS THEY MIGHT NOT WORK. BUT IF YOU KNOW HOW TO REPAIRS THEM THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO REPAIR IF IT IS BROKEN AND MAKE SOME MONEY OFF OF THEM.. 5 DOLLARS A PIECE. please email me at helpmenow316@yahoo.com

Posted by zan316 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Old How-To Books

I've always been a fan of old how to books. They often have tips and techniques you don't find in contemporary books. Sometimes they are just plain strange. Other times they are painfully outdated, like an old Popular Mechanics article I came across that shows you how to improve your toaster by adding asbestos to it. Last weekend I stumbled upon this old doll making book at a thrift store. The entire book shows how to make dolls in a kind of odd folk art style, and would never get printed today.In spite of the fact I don't really have room for more books right now, I couldn't help myself and bought it anyhow.Has anyone else come across any interesting how to books lately, or have favorite classics in their collection?

Posted by randofo 3 months ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


Old Laptop with no internet

I know there are a lot of Instructables about what to do with old laptops, but mine doesn't have an internet connection and I don't feel like buying the stuff to hook it up since it has windows 98. I was wondering if anyone knew what I could make it into? Thanks.

Posted by JayGilly6 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Old Computer Parts...

Alright I know this question has been asked a hundred times before, but I've searched and none of them have been close to what I specifically want. I have two old computers with some fans and L.E.D's, and I was just wanting to find something to use these things for. Everything I find is either about restoring the computer or just using the shell of one. I want something like robots lights or something like that. Oh, and sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

Posted by AustinIsom 8 years ago


Old flyback transformers

I really want a old flyback transformer for my high voltage projects, but I don't know where to get one. I tried to get one from my local TV repair shop, but they did not have any, only new modern flyback transformers and I don't want that kind of transformer. So if you have any old functional flyback transformers that you don't want anymore, I would really want to buy them from you, and I will pay for the postage price. I will buy modern flyback transformers if you are trying to give it away for a very cheap price or for free (I will still pay for the postage price). Please respond to me if you live in UK, if you don't live in UK, please don't respond to me because I cannot afford such high postage (shipping) bill.

Posted by Plasmana 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


new vs. old

I found that i use older and slower computers more than i do my desktop modded to be fast, it's the fastest computer in my house! still for some reason i keep using an overheating, amd 366 laptop to play dos games and a pentium 4 laptop with 256mb of ram, instead of my desktop with a celeron D 3.23ghz (overclocked of course, how else?) and 1gb of ram. why? lol.

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


good old pudding Answered

I need a recipe for good old villina pudding not in the box

Asked by dorotheabrown37 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Old Amplifier Challenge

Have a few old amplifiers around.  wondering what they can be combined to re-create. Best Re-purpose for 1 old amplifier... Thanks.

Posted by stephenblair 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How old is Instructibles.com? Answered

Asked by WhyHello 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


old laptop screen

I have an old laptop that I was wondering if I can still use the screen without the base thanks

Posted by wangdoodle5 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Old Pc equipment?

I recently(like in the last hour)n was taking apart some old PC equipment, i got a Creative 52x Cd drive and some thin copper wire about 6ft long what have you got out of old things lately?(electronics i mean not old people, etc.?

Posted by cd41 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Same old question!

Is this contest International?

Posted by abusalem 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Old Computer Speakers

Is there any way i can hide my old computer speakers? I would like for it to be kind of easy. Any ideas?

Posted by tirth5 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


old computer monitor? Answered

I have an old computer monitor but I don't know what to do with it. What are some neat things that you can do with a computer monitor

Asked by Black Ninja 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Old Cell Phones?

We have two old bag cell phones that still work, but are analog. Is there a way of using them to communicate with each other like walk-y talk-y

Asked by emit 9 years ago


Old HDD motor

Hi, im using old hdd motor in my cooling fan in PC. Im using the old hdd's board to supply power and run the fan, as it is AC motor. It runs insanely fast. But auto turns off after a while. how can i make the board not turnoff the motor? Thx.

Asked by kt_027 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


an old lcd screen?

Hello i have from an old machine an lcd monitor (S-8209D) 64x128 pixels can i do anything with this or not? and if i can some ideas???? thanks?

Asked by kasmix 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Old water wells

I was wondering if anyone could give me information or specs on an old style water well/ bucket well. Specifically on what the crank is and what it is called.

Posted by scratchy_joe 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Old laptop Project

I have an old laptop I've recently taken apart and i was wondering... How can i convert the HDD to a portable storage device? and How can i convert the LCD screen to a monitor or a normal TV?

Posted by Haiomaster343 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Reuse of old mobile

I am using a mobile phone  tracker site to track my car in case it is stolen.  I wanted to adapt the old mobile phone by stripping it down to essentials to ensure that the sim signal was still running but there was no need for the display / keyboard.  Is there an instructable or website that offers advice on how to do that? The phones are old nokia phones so not worried if they get trashed.

Posted by carter54 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago