Open Source Robot

Hi all, im working on an open souce robot design and thought you might like to follow along, Once its finished ill post plans and instructions to the site, but if you want a head start had over toXBR-ONLINE to check it out.The idea is to build a low cost chassis with out a brain or other expensive upgrades , so users can add "read hack" their own systems to the body. This is intended to be a multi purpose body shell with construction options ranging from wood and foam to plastic and aluminium.

Posted by sprocket2cog 11 years ago


Freeware Office for Macs?

We just got a iMac 20" with 2.6GHZ processor. It's an awesome machine, but it doesn't have any office software. I downloaded and tried Open Office, but to no avail, it isn't seem to like it (even the Mac version). I also tried installing Abiword(.exe) but it didn't open it correctly (kept trying to open it in text edit). Any help? I need to get at least some office software going before I'm gone, a relation of mine is in need of it for college... Thanks! A Person Completely New To Macs RocketScientist2015

Posted by KentsOkay 9 years ago


OPEN CALL: eTextile and wearable computing fashion show

OPEN CALL: Maker Faire eTextile and wearable computing fashion show location: Hall of Science NYC date of show: 25/26 September deadline: 15 September 2010 requirements: item must be wearable and utilize a computer in some manner submit entries: lynne@lynnebruning.com website: http://bit.ly/9b4PpP video of eTextile show from Maker Faire Bay Area 2010 Bring it on!

Posted by Lynne Bruning 8 years ago


HELP WHO IS BEST IN ELECTRONICS

I HAVE A SMALL PROJECT AND NEED SOMEONE TO MAKE IT FOR ME?  I NEED A MINIATURE VALVE TO OPEN AND RELEASE FLUID ( ABOUT 2-3 OZ). BUT IT HAS TO BE OPENED BY REMOTE CONTROL . THE DESIGN HAS TO BE AS SMALL AS POSSIBLE AND REUSEABLE  . AND I NEED IT ASAP IS THERE ANY ONE INTERESTED?

Posted by pinkitkat 8 years ago


UK members : Open Source Hardware Camp 2012

Http://oshug.org/event/oshcamp2012 In the north of England a day of talks, and a day of workshops relateed to Android ADK, Raspberry Pi (got mine, doesn't work yet...), Arduino, 3d printing etc etc. 10 quid a ticket.

Posted by steveastrouk 6 years ago


IOS 10.0.2

Hi I received IOS 10.0.2 overnight for my iPhone 6.  I notice when using my mobile to share an instructable via email, the message window opens and I hit 'Send'.  However the window stays open, and acts as though no button has been pressed.  I hit send a few more times, with nothing happening, then tried to cancel.  I saved my message as draft, but the window remained open.  I then chose to delete the message...and the window stayed open.  The only way out of this window was to kill the app. I then had a bunch of messages arrive in my destination email...so all of the messages were correctly sent. It seems that the app needs an update to close the message window once an action (send, save as draft or cancel) is pressed. Regards Shane

Posted by Minnear Knives 1 year ago


smart window thermostat

Wanted: circuit to open window at night when it is cooler outside than in. Close it when hotter outside in morn. Probably add something to prevent it from opening and closing several times in the eve and morn with random fluctuations. Prefer 2 thermostats, 1 outside, one in, rather than a timer. I've a vague recollection of a circuit with 2 potentiometers, one on the motor, one on the control panel, such that turning the control pot will activate the motor until its pot is at the same position as ctrl pot.. Could a circuit something  like this control my window? But most thermostats are on/off, not continuous variable.   It would be simple to do a switch logic thing like:  “IF thermo ‘I’ is above 70 AND thermo ‘O’ is below 70, THEN OPEN “  but that only works at 1 temp.

Posted by Toga_Dan 1 year ago


Links show in "Same Window" - how to open them in "New Window" ??

When I put up a 10-step Instructable and the user is reading Step 6, I may have a couple of links with helpful info to view. I do not want to force the user to have to REPLACE the window with the linked page - but that is the default setting. Instead I want the user to have a NEW window open up with the linled page so that he can now quickly flip back and forth between then Instructable and the Linked page by hitting Alt-Tab. Is this possible ??? PCdoc

Posted by PCdoc 11 years ago


Continue the story!

A few days ago, in registration, our form tutor decided to play a game! She gave us an opening phrase, and we had to say a word each going one after another! so I decided to do this here.RULESYou are only allowed to say one word, and may not reply to your own posts. You can reply to an opening, or make a new 1st opening. That's it!So the starting phrase is...One day, my friend Jim and I...Have fun, and I hope we get some interesting results!The Jamalam

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago


Would you have eaten the Apple?

Eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Opened Pandora's box? With all it offers, both good and bad?What are your opinions on this?And let's try to open to other peoples' views! These are opinions, people ;-)(This one is always a fun question to ask)

Posted by Labot2001 9 years ago


Server Running Slow

Over the last few days I've noticed that Instructables.com is running VERY slow. I usually can open 20 or more tabs at a time on the server but lately I can only open 1 or 2. I hope that other people have noticed this and it can get fixed soon!                                                      Thanks,                                                            Jake

Posted by Jakeg 8 years ago


my maze game

Yeah download the file open it in powerpoint and have fun!!

Posted by cj81499 8 years ago


Smelting

Any advice on what to use as a crucible on my 'open flame' gas furnace? It seems that ferrous materials are to be avoided.

Posted by UK_smelter 10 years ago


DIY Open Studios in Sheboygan

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is hosting a series of DIY workshops. Participation in the open studio sessions costs $5. Ages 13 and younger must have an adult collaborator.Saturday, August 23, 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.Workshop: Everyday Jewelry-Making Open StudioAmong her many artistic talents, artist Sarah Kate Burgess (MI) creates rings made from an inexpensive and fragile material...paper. She believes that often the preciousness of an object, especially jewelry, has little to do with its market value and that the preciousness of her rings comes from the experience of making them with her own hands. Use some of her techniques to create your own jewelry and in the DIY tradition, even share your design so others can make it. For more information, go to www.adorneveryday.com.Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Workshop: Vinylux Open Studio. While literally billions of long playing record albums (LPs) still exist in the world, most will soon become garbage. Artist and designer Jeff Davis' company, Vinylux, harvests obsolete piles of records and gives new life to this neglected, but not forgotten, material. At the open studio, explore the myriad reuses of vinyl records under the guidance of the artist. This open studio is part of the Arts Center's continuing series of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) workshops. For more information about Vinylux, go to www.vinylux.net.Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Workshop: MYOB (Make Your Own Bag) Open StudioBetz White, artist and author of Warm Fuzzies: 30 Sweet Felted Projects, recycles wool sweaters to create felted pillows, baby blankets, felt-covered journals, bags, and more. She is passionate about recycling, specifically of plastic bags. In the open studio, White will teach participants to make reusable bags using an endless variety of recycled materials including plastic disposable bags, sweaters, sheets, jeans, juice pouches, Tyvec mailers, vinyl banners, and anything else participants have on hand. For more information about Betz White, visit her website at www.betzwhite.com.For more information about the DIY Series exhibition and community collaborations, please telephone 920-458-6144 or http://www.jmkac.org/DIYDoItYourselfSeries and http://www.jmkac.org/DIY. Watch for information on other open studio sessions coming soon!

Posted by Kohler Arts Center 10 years ago


Release door on cat trap

I'm trying to trap a stray cat. The lenders didn't set it up right so now in my trying to figure it out I've got the trap door closed and can't figure out how to get it open. I know how to set it now...just need to open the door back up.HELP'

Posted by evalyng 10 years ago


Please join the Instructables Restaurant.

I will open an open-source restaurant that is completely made of, and only serves food based on the original instructables all the members on instructables.com have made or will make. I mean, every chair, dishwasher, menucard, light etc. and all the food, will together be the restaurant. And I would like to ask you guys for your brilliant, funny, original ideas concerning all aspects restauranty. Inside the restaurant everything will be presented with the original instruction and accreditation to the maker. I have been involved in several pilot and concept restaurants in the past like Food Facility, a restaurant based on take-out restaurants by Catalonian designer Marti Guixe, and The Micro-Green Restaurant by Debra Solomon of culiblog.org. Both at Mediamatic in Amsterdam, where I was at the time working as an exhibition maker. I would appreciate it so much if you'd get involved in this and share your ideas with me to make it into an incredible creative place for adventurous diners, and maybe the first open source restaurant ever created (but i'm not sure about that and I guess it doesn't really matter anyway). In some restaurants you can buy the stuff you see, in this restaurant you'll go home knowing how to re-create what you just enjoyed, be it the food or the chair you sat on.If you like it, please join the group about this: https://www.instructables.com/group/instructables-restaurant/

Posted by arne hendriks 9 years ago


Unable to access suspensionmagne's 'ible or author profile

While browsing (from a computer) the tech 'ible's, I navigated to the Circular Lifting Magnet by suspensionmagne. Upon opening the 'ible, the page was blank, just white with no text of any kind. Upon following the link to the author, the error  "ERROR 400: no member: suspensionmagne - ERROR 400: no member: suspensionmagne" is displayed. I have verified that it is not my browser by attempting to open the 'ible's address in other browsers (Internet Explorer 8 (version: 8.0.6001.18702) and Firefox (version: 3.6.26)). The computer I'm browsing from is running Windows XP Pro SP3 and the browser I'm using is Google Chrome Version 27.0.1453.110 m. Here is the link for the 'ible: https://www.instructables.com/id/Circular-Lifting-Magnet-1/ Here is the link for the author: https://www.instructables.com/member/suspensionmagne/

Posted by pinhead1984 5 years ago


Applications Open for Bazaar Bizarre Maker Faire

Woohoo!Applications are now open for Bazaar Bizarre Maker Faire!!!By now I hope you are all aware of the awesomeness that is Bazaar Bizarre. Pair that with the absolute madness of Maker Faire and you've got one a**-kicking event!So shake your tailfeather and show your stuff this year at the only bazaar this bizarre. Stop by the Instructables booth while you're there and pick up a sticker!Check out the details:Bazaar Bizarre at Maker FaireSaturday, May 30th: 10AM - 8PMSunday, May 31st: 10AM - 6PMAbout Vendor ApplicationsApplications for Bazaar Bizarre will be open from March 9th to April 1st 2009.Final notifications will be April 6th 2009.Bazaar Bizarre wants to support handmade crafters, small business owners and emerging artists in the indie craft community. For More Information and to apply Proceed To This Page

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Too many redirects.

Having problems with opening select instructables on iPhone running 5.00. I get an error: "Page cannot open. There were too many redirects." (paraphrased) These instructables work from my Mac, using both Safari and Firefox. Here is one 'bad' site: https://www.instructables.com/id/Picopter/ Anyone else having this issue??

Posted by JJP_ 6 years ago


Open world sandbox games (GTA like games)

İ love Grand theft auto san andreas, i love being able to do anything u want in games. but i get bored playing all the time, . if u can help in anyway possible tnx İ WANT A NEW GAME. PLS HELP!!!!!!

Posted by Doc Penguin 3 years ago


Quick Ibles Chat Access

This isn't really an Instructable as much as it is a quick way to access Ibles chat. Open the file below. Save the file (file>save). You can now take chat wherever and all you have to do is open this HTML file. You'll have to click allow block activeX content. That simple!

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 9 years ago


Can't open your links in your emails - says "The URL not syntactically valid."

I use Eudora as my email client and use it to receive your email updates.  Your links in the emails worked until mid-November. Now they don't.  This is the main way I access your site...through the email links.

Posted by bambauer 6 years ago


Wonderful Phrase

From Alldatasheet.com Your require pages is cannot open by blow Reason : Connect this pages through directly deep link

Posted by 8bit 9 years ago


File types

Please turn down contributers that use .TMP files, and other weird types, that standard programs wont open

Posted by dwhite0 6 years ago


Open-Source Laptop Control

Asus, a sponsor of Instructables, has put together WePC where they are asking for input on their next generation laptops. As part of their sponsorship, they've asked my opinion on various aspects of laptops. Most recently Open-source control of your laptop.The question this week is whether it is better to have simple control mode, advanced mode, or both options. This strikes me as one of those questions where the answer is so obvious that it's actually hard to answer because you're sure the question can't be that simple. Of course you want both! Default to simple, but allow one to switch to advanced to get under the hood to make changes.However, there is a deeper issue here, which is that laptop manufacturers should give greater control over their hardware to their users. They should open up their interfaces and let users write and install Firefox-plugin-like extensions to the laptop.My rant continues here.Finally, I'd like to know what you have thought about this Asus campaign. If you would be kind enough to take this survey, I would really appreciate it. Comments here are also good. Thanks!

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Need help to design mechanical mechanism

Hello everyone, I want to create feeder cart with seperate section, that will be hangin on rails.  Feeder cart will have four positions: First one (First load) will be bottom gates closed, middle gates open to the top. Second (Second load) will  be bottom gates closed, middle gates have to be locked in horizontal position. Third  position (First unload) bottom gates open, middle gates have stay locked. Fourth position (Second unload) bottom gates open and middle gates also open, that stuff drops out. I want ask you advice how to design bottom and middle gates open, closing and locking mechanical mechanism (without any electronical parts). This feeder cart will be operating by one man.  I have created middle gates mechanism, but maybe you have better solution.  I really appreciate for any ideas. Sorry for my english mistakes. English is not my native language. Link to my feeder cart design:  https://cad.onshape.com/documents/9bf2057d221de0e07143093b/w/42b5cff40a9a1fb3bed3cb14/e/cbc213062709ad380b4cb17b

Posted by DonatasD4 10 months ago


How to make a milk dispenser?

Im looking to build something like a milk dispenser where the milk can be sent through a tube and opened with either a spigot or a handle. It could also be something similar to a box of wine, where the wine is in a bottle, and flows when the spigot is opened, but I would like to know how I can have it so that it comes through a tube when opened. Is it possible to create something that will pull the milk when exposed to air? thanks for any ideas! If these plans are already made or something similar, can someone send me a link? thanks again! Anthony

Posted by lordpyro7 4 years ago


Batch file programming help

Hi, I've been recently working on a batch file program that can multitask, and open and close various programs on command. Currently, the main interface file is called "DBat"(without the quotes, and its a batch, so I guess its really DBat.bat). The folder it is in is on my Desktop, and called "DBat"(no quotes) I would like to make it so that when I open the folder, it automatically runs DBat. How would I do this? To explain it clearer: I open the DBat folder DBat.bat runs Anyone know how I should go about this?

Posted by metrogdor22 8 years ago


Open-Source Kinect coming on market.

Remember Adafruit's bounty for cracking the Kinect? They might have been a bit hasty paying out for the hacks, since the Israeli developers of the technology within the Kinect have decided to sell similar devices themselves, called PrimeSensor, and release their code on an open license. One of the first licensees has been computer maker Asus which has paired the PrimeSensor with two devices that stream data from a PC to a TV via wireless. This lets owners get at the media on that PC using gestures rather than a mouse. Lithium Rain will be delighted... PrimeSense website Asus. BBC story.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Top of page everytime right click

Wherever i right click and select open in new tab the page jumps to top. Like in main page www.instructables.com there are many projects so i dont want to go back and forth, so what i do is open projects in multiple tabs, i right click on link and select "open in new tab" and everytime i do it the page jumps to top, like the links are in bottom so when i do it jumps to top where the banner is Lets make __________. Please fix this problem its very annoying. Browser google chrome and firefox mozilla.

Posted by samalert 5 years ago


How could I build a mask that can breath out fog?

I am wondering if there is a way to make a mask with some sort of built in 'fog machine' of sorts. A way that I can breath out a fog like vapor from the mouth of the mask that is safe to breath in. I intend on making the mouth of the mask able to open and close by attaching the bottom jaw to my jaw to allow it to open when my mouth opens and close when it closes. I already fairly certain that dry-ice is entirely out of the equation as breathing in the vapors produced can be harmful.

Posted by darklord_avalon 7 years ago


Retractable door screen

Hi, It's just coming on to nice warm weather here in Australia and the flies are pretty bad. We have an odd situation with our front door in that there's this wooden beam supporting part of the roof that comes across low. This makes it impossible to have a screen door that opens outward (the main door opens inward). My son suggested that we get some sort of retractable screen, but they are so $$. Does anyone know of instructions for how to make your own? Perhaps something that retracts on a vertical roller on one side and when open, it seals tight on the other side with a magnet strip. Thanks, ebb_AU

Posted by ebb_au 6 years ago


Pixlr Photo Editor Not Working - is it only me?

This post is not about the Pixlr editor that was removed from the site. I use Pixlr express several times a week, and now it doesn't open up on any computer that I try.  Is there a chance that you could try to access pixlr express and let me know if it works on your computer? I've tried a few so far on all browsers, updated flash, restarted, etc. https://pixlr.com/express/ I just get a gray screen :( Thank you!

Posted by Yonatan24 8 months ago


Can't see anything when signed in

When I wanted to enter a contest I signed up with new account. But then when I wanted to open a contest or open somebody's instructable I have a blank page. Does anybody has or had this kind of problem and how to fix it. I hope somebody can help. 

Posted by ssj_strky 1 year ago


A weird question about man anatomy ... (don't open if you don't like man anatomy !)

I was just wondering how it comes that our testicles don't make knots into our scrotum ... Because, technically, if I put two balls attached to two strings in a same pocket, I should end up with knots ???Any clue ?=o]

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago


Woodworking contest

Woohoo a woodworking contest! Open to international entries too! :D The deadline seems to be missing, does anyone know when it is ?

Posted by scraptopower 7 years ago


Welcome

Hey. I am happy to open up an Xbox group. If you like to mod or just like xbox, you you join.

Posted by Akira7 10 years ago


Update on International Entries in Instructables Contests

We have greatly expanded the list of eligible countries that can participate in our contests!! To find all the eligible countries see below (Eligibility as of 11/16/2015). A small percentage of our contests will be limited to 14 countries (Limited Contests) so make sure to check the rules before entering. Contests rules will not retroactively be changed. Eligibility as of 11/16/2015 THE CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS WHO, AT THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE SITE, WHO ARE AT LEAST THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OLD (FIFTEEN [15] YEARS OLD FOR RESIDENTS OF NORWAY AND EIGHTEEN [18] YEARS OLD FOR RESIDENTS OF GERMANY), AND NOT RESIDENTS OF ANY COUNTRY SUBJECT TO A US TRADE EMBARGO (AS OF APRIL 2014 NORTH KOREA, SYRIA, SUDAN, CUBA AND IRAN) AS WELL AS: BRAZIL, ITALY, ARGENTINA, TURKEY, ROMANIA, POLAND, OR THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA. Limited Contests: Eligible countries include: US, UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada (excluding Quebec), China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland. ___________________________________________________ UPDATE 7/25/2012: Colombia, Denmark, Germany, India, New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland are now eligible for all contests!  We've updated the rules to make this clear.  More countries coming as fast as we can. --Christy Broadly, there are two types of contests: games of skill and games of chance. Most of our contests are games of skill because they are judged, but we have occasionally run games of chance (random winner in a contest, random commenter wins a prize, etc..). Both types are regulated, sometimes stringently, across the world. As an independent entity, we may have been violating the contest and gaming laws in every country on the planet except the US. While ignorance of the law isn't an acceptable reason to violate it, I did not spend the time to understand and comply with every country's contest laws. Without locations across the world, the potential for enforcement of laws I didn't know about was low. We are now part of an international company, and the potential for enforcement is real. Complying with laws is not a drag! It's what sustainable businesses that expect to be around for a long time do! If you are upset about this, before you complain here, please write or call your representative, member of parliament, or dictator and ask them to simplify contest law in your country. The easier to understand your country's contest laws, the faster we can open our contests to you, and comply with your country's laws. Remember, obeying the law is what good websites do! Autodesk is not trying to destroy the Instructables community by reducing the number of entrants to our contests; in fact, they're very concerned about the issue. We are trying to make sure we obey all the laws of all the countries where we operate. We are simultaneously working to understand the laws of more countries so we can legally run contests in more areas. The terms and conditions of our contests are now in full compliance with the requirements of the US and Canada, except Quebec. Doing so required many hours of me talking to lawyers, and very large costs. I have sorted the countries we will work on next by where our traffic comes from, and where past winners and entrants have come from. For reference: Top 10 Countries by traffic: US - open UK - open Canada - open (minus Quebec) Australia - open India - open Germany - open Philippines Brazil Mexico France Top 10 Countries by winners and entrants: US - open Canada - open UK - open Australia - open Netherlands - open Germany - open New Zealand - open Argentina Colombia - open India - open The rules for games of skill and games of chance are drastically different. I foresee a situation where there are countries in which we can run one type of contest, but not the other. Since we don't collect your country of residence during registration, our method of determining who is eligible is based on where a winner wants us to ship a prize. Obeying laws is not a drag, but this is a tricky situation. I'll concede that you might view this as a bait and switch: we should have fully understood the contest laws of any country where we wanted to encourage DIY through our contests before allowing entrants from those countries. Instead, we allowed everyone, and now have to pause until I can talk to more lawyers. For that I apologize. Fixing this is one of our top priorities.  Even yesterday, I discussed how to get the UK and Australia added to the approved list, and we'll work from there.

Posted by ewilhelm 7 years ago


Comber greenway opening.

Saturday 8th November the Comber greenway will be officially opened in Belfast, which is kind of odd I've been riding it for nearly a year since they paved it and a few years when it was an assortment of dirt tracks and swamps. A Community Carnival cycle to celebrate the opening of the Comber Greenway has been organised on Saturday 8th November starting at 9:30am at Walkway Community Centre, Finvoy Street, East Belfast. Full details of the days activities are available below.Carnival program9.30am - Welcome and Wobble Activities at Walkway.Porridge for Pedal Power!Tree PlantingBicycle Obstacle RaceSlow Bike Race10.30am - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: The Comber Greenway is Open.Community Carnival Cycle to Comber with Paddy Bloomer artist, inventor, explorer and plumber the most exciting mobile spectacle since Mickey Marley's roundabout!Tullycarnet Tuck Stop12.45pm - Eats at the Enler River (provided)1.15pm - Carnival Cycle Continues2.00pm - Pedal Parade into Comber - Refreshments2.45pm - Homewards for the Holywood Arches to arrive by 4:30pmChildren under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and wear a helmet. Information taken from Sustrans.org.ukMore information on the greenway at Comber greenway.tkI'll have updates on this and more late saturday or sunday, it's a big thing for many cyclists and I here in Northern Ireland since it's been threatened by a high speed bus route, the track used to be a railway and it's a lovely ride, though calmer than my usual...

Posted by killerjackalope 9 years ago


MakerBeam Crowdfunded Open Source Building Kit

MakerBeam is a project to build a toy and tool for the open source imagination. Based on Mini-T, a new open source standard, MakerBeam will develop a construction toy for our times: open source precision hardware equally at home doing desktop fabrication or serving as a drawbridged castle for action figures.The fully developed MakerBeam line of connectors will make for an unsurpassed builder's toy and maker kit. Connectors, pivots, hinges, pulleys, cables, wheels, slot-in PCBs, and ALL of it open source, with the models published under Creative Commons licenses. Mini-T is a scaled-down version of T-slot, a building system widely used in automation, prototyping, and machining. This miniature building system will bring the strength and precision of T-slot to a modeling system, allowing serious robotics, CNC machines, and more to be built at a desktop scale. MakerBeam is being built now; we are raising funds and building our Alpha and Beta teams through Kickstarter, an innovative site for crowdfunding. We are nearly 80% of the way to our funding goal, and every extra dollar we raise will go to improving the project for public release, aiming for Maker Faire 2010.For more details including 3-d video of MakerBeam in action check out our Kickstarter page. Alpha kits, which are going fast, ship by Christmas, while Beta kits are projected for February. For even more info, and to contact, stop by the main site.

Posted by atman 8 years ago


5w Square Bright-White LED : Glow or Blow…??

Q: Glow or Blow…? Dear Friends…„ I dont know more about electronic and its power supply/consumption of electronic component. Recently, I seen and bought two components… (1) 5w LED (Square/White)  - Requires 9v ~ 12v DC (2) 1 Circuit Board (Readymade) Open LED Driver This Board has : 1x 474K 450v Polypropylene Capacitor 1x 1m Resistor 4x 1N4007 Diode Bridge 1x 100Ohm Resistor 1x 6.8uF Electrolytic Capacitor Nicely assembled. Open LED Driver run on main AC power of 230v. I havent test, connect and glows this 5w LED using this open board. I have tested this LED with 12v 2A LED-Driver…„ which was bought with LED-Strip at Diwali Festival…„ but with this 2A Driver this 5w LED only blinks not continuous glowing. I am confused…„ about this Open LED Driver…„ this my LED "Glow or Blow…?" I saw and design a circuit from this open driver…„ and sharing this with you hon'ble/s friends. Please Advice…

Posted by free2atc 1 year ago


Wiring help

Hi guys I am need of some advice and help if possible, I will try and explain as clear as I can. I have a lockup which I have modified to use locking bolts on a motor and I have a swipe card reader and pcb which when swiped it fires the output to power the motor (6v) which works perfect for 6 seconds of the locking bolts going in and out. I am looking for a way so when the locking bolts go to the locked position it hits some kind of limit switch and stops there (which I have done in the past) but then I want to be able to swipe my card to open the bolts and when it gets to he open position it hits another limit switch and stays open until I want to swipe and close the locking bolts. I don't want this to be timed I need this to stop on open and closed position but able to operate when either is pressed, Can this be done in anyway?

Posted by sherpin2000 6 years ago


Windows that self-close to regulate temperature

I like letting the outside air blow through my apartment, but I also like the temperature and humidity to be in a good range. So I go around opening all the windows when it's a good temperature outside, and then forgetting to close them later. I wish windows could be programmed to open themselves automatically to regulate the temperature. I bet this could save a lot of money on heating and air conditioning, while allowing fresh air from outside to come in. I'm imagining a bunch of slats of glass that can rotate like Venetian blinds that are controlled by bimetallic strips or something :) Maybe there would be two layers for better insulation, and one layer could open to allow more heat exchange but not air flow, and both could open at the same time to allow air to flow. For modifying an already-existing window, it would have to install motors and stuff. Anyone have any ideas about how something like this could be made?

Posted by endolith 10 years ago


The Metalbot Project: an open source initiative...

Hi everyone! I would like to introduce the Metalbot Project, the first ever effort to design and make an open source 3D Metal Printer... http://www.metalbot.org/ I am sure many of you have heard of 3D Printers, perhaps even used them. The issue with 3D Printing has always been strength of materials. We are hoping to over come this issue with the Metalbot. We are in need of people with a wide range of skills in machining, DIY'ing, electronics, programming, physics, software etc... If you have any questions about the project, I will be more than glad to answer them! Best regards, Jethro.

Posted by Metalbot 5 years ago


Kauai Makerspace @ Firelight Studios open for membership!

Go west, really far west and there is now a Makerspace for you! Firelight studios in Hanapepe, HI is glad to open its doors on Saturdays to any maker who makes it out here! Kauai Makers Make New Friends July 28th, 2014 by Ryan Ozawa. "The Hawaii maker movement continues to grow, with the latest news coming from the west side of The Garden Island. (...more at link) KauaiMakers meets twice a month, second Saturday of each month @ Firelight Studios (4pm) and the second to last Tuesday of each month at Starbucks Coffee in Lihue (7pm). Free to all, come share what you are working on!

Posted by CrLz 4 years ago


Bugs of Instructables in IE browser10

When openning instructables in Internet Explorer 10 - I get two types of Bugs. 1.- If I open the YOU tab I get the dropdown menú but part of it is bhind the dark ribbon 2.- When I open a Project ont the topics and the headers I get some headers displayed on top of other See Pictures of my screens I have been using the same IE for about 2 years but I had not those problems before, actually they started to appear a few weeks ago. Any hint or help or Fixing the Bugs will be welcomed. Thank you all and God Bless you Carlos Arguello

Posted by Happy2Think 4 years ago


Surprise Sugru Speed Contest Now Open!

Hey everyone! We just launched an awesome Sugru speed contest, Sugru Life Hacks! You can find the contest page here https://www.instructables.com/contest/sugrulifehacks/  Two awesome things about this contest.  1. Your qualifying entries in the Sugru contest will also qualify for the Humana contest.  2. We have one prize in the line up that will go to an entry chosen at random from all qualifying entries that don't win another prize. Yep, no votes or judges, just a random number generator!  So get cracking and make something that helps people live life to it's fullest.  This contest is open to international entries! 

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago


cannot open the Internet site operation aborted

For as long as I can remember now, I get this error box occasionally when navigating between pages (or project steps) on instructables.comInternet Explorer cannot open the Internet site [url of page] - Operation abortedyou can see the page for a second, but then it goes away - I have to completely quit the browser then go back to get rid of it.It only happens on instructables.com, every other site I visit is fine. I know someone will suggest not using IE, but that's not realistic for me.This seems to shed some light on the problem, perhaps a developer could look into it...http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2247375&SiteID;=1

Posted by JPElectron 9 years ago


problems with adobe illustrator

Maybe someone faced with a similar problem. Worked with the file in Adobe Illustrator. In the process, wanted once again to save the file, put it on save, display a message about lack of memory, it was found that the working memory of 400 MB, although confident 20-15 GB is always there. Something went wrong. Closed a few programs opened and again put the file on save. actually tab of the file looked as if the file was successfully saved, closed it and Illustrator and set the computer to restart. After a reboot the file is not opened. Displayed a sign which read: "Cant open the illustration. Could not complete the requested operation" and when you click ok a blank space. Tell me , what do I do in this situation ?

Posted by timberhand 10 months ago


slow connection and page changing

For the past 2 weeks or so instructables has been very slow to open initially or to open new pages within the site. I have a highspeed connection and a fairly new computer which have no problem with other sites or pages and didn't have any difficulties with this site until I also started having to log in each time I opened the site. I use internet explorer, google chrome and mozilla firefox as browsers with the same results (sign in and slow speed) I have even tried my daughters brand new computer with a different isp and a friends ipad with the same results...did someone try to fix something that wasn't broken again ?

Posted by l8nite 6 years ago