Looking to build a remote controlled mic stand

Want to build a remote controlled mic stand. Needs to have ability to hold 2 lbs and somewhat accurately make movements in increments of 1/8" at a time. I have no skills in building such a device. Looking to pay someone to build one for me immediately. I am very serious about this. I have seen others who have built such a device, but none worthy for sale as of yet. I wouldn't be past investing in marketing of such a device if something working comes of this. Jimmy

Posted by jimmys69 5 years ago


Battery operated led with 6 hour run time per day.

Trying to figure out how to make a circuit for a LED light that is run by two AA or two C batteries. I would like the light when turned on to run for 6 hours and then turn off. Then autmatically turn on the same time each day and run for 6 hours without having to manually reset the light. Having a hard time trying to figure out how to make this timer. It would also be a bonus if the the led flickered like a candle. Thanks for any help in the right direction.

Posted by pdub0626 9 years ago


Need to make very loooong lasting battery operated Mini LED light for backlit painting

For some of you brainiacs Im sure this will seem like an incredibly easy project but for me, Not my area do expertise in the least. I need to make a simple machine for part of an art project. I need to have two small LED lights placed one each on the tip of two  clock hands . I need the lit clock hands to be battery operated ( looong as possible) and flattish ( maybe an inch in depth at most for entire piece) so it can hide behind a painting. Would like it to  operate lit up and moving in clockwise circle nonstop day and night for at least a year . Any ideas?  What # volt? How to make simple clock ( besides just buying a kit? It only needs a very long hour hand with bulbs on each end ( say 12 oclock and 6 oclock) Where to get small ( 1/8 to 1/4" diameter)  long lasting LED bulbs? As I said before, I am an absolute amateur here!  Thank you. Maggie 

Posted by Memtobin 4 years ago


Best Operating System?

What is the best operating system? I have come to the conclusion that most, if not all Windows based operating systems (including Windows 98, 2000, XP, and definitely Vista) suck. Which one is the best, fastest, or safest?

Posted by gonturan 9 years ago


What operating system are you running?

Just a little survey. Please give your operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux), the type (XP, Snow leopard, does Linux have types?) and the version (Starter). I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Posted by NYPA 8 years ago


A tennis ball-chucker the dog can operate..

I had to post this one: a tennis ball-chucker for dogs, operated by dogs.The dog loads it, and it fires automatically.

Posted by gmoon 10 years ago


Make an Operating System

I am trying to make an OS. I am planning on doing it in C++, as I know a lot of that. Update: I can't really use GRUB, but since it is GNU, I will use it to get an idea. I still need to know how to make the kernel. Anyone know?

Posted by puffyfluff 10 years ago


Operating system's problem

Hello Everybody is welcomed here. Here you can send your operating system's problem and you will surely receive the answer within 20 to 24 hrs. Sending spam is strict here

Posted by libertyshouts 10 years ago


operating systems

Does anyone know of some other open source operating systems other than Ubuntu and Linux? because I'm getting quite pissed off at windows 2000. EDIT: there is some confusion about what I meant. I meant that Linux is the only OS that I know about. I didn't mean that I had ruled out Linux, I like Linux, I was just wondering about what other OS were out there.

Posted by the_mad_man 9 years ago


Virtual Web Operating System Offline( very cool)

My friend made it. it is hard to explane to just see for your self.http://usedbyte.awardspace.com/projects.htmlyou should make an account.

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago


Operating systems(parody)

I thought I should start a parody of the battle of operating systems. With the new Windows 7 coming out what a great time to start! Here's my crack at it. Do you think it is good? Post your own here if you would like.

Posted by Chromatica 9 years ago


Using AC to operate a automotive 12 VDC relay

My question is:  can a typical 12 vdc automotive relay be operated (voltage across terminals 85-86)? I am building a car from a riding lawn mower for our grandson.  I want to operate lights from the 12 VDC circuit but I need a signal voltage to actuate the relay across relay terminals 85-86.  I would like to use the existing AC powered light(s) voltage for this purpose?  Possible?

Posted by mndb1971 1 year ago


Hello all SOE Operatives

Your mission should you choose to accept it is to design and publish new instructables about conceilment, explosives, gadgets, tricks and any other things we may need!!!!! THIS MESSAGE WILL EXPLODE IN 10 SECONDS!!!!10......9.....8....7...6...5...4...3...2...1...........BANG!!!!!

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago


operation snake sword is green lights.

Go to "operationsnakesword.weebly.com and check out the plans for band camp on upgrading to a new type of raid warfare.

Posted by tubanator-2.0 8 years ago


Woo hoo! A fully operational search capability. Now Google is all our friend

Yippie!  Whoopie!  Yahoo! Many thanks for including a real search capability (Powered By Google[TM]) to Instructables.  The form and content of the results will take getting used to, I'm sure, but being comprehensive and supporting all the nice Google operators will be awesome.

Posted by kelseymh 8 years ago


Invisible LINUX ?

"To Jim Zemlin you need no longer care about your operating system." Full story here... "You don't buy an operating system. You buy a gadget that runs a program. The gadget and its software are one unit. I call this Invisible Linux." - Posted by Dana Blankenhorn @ 2:57 am

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


gun

What do you think??

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago


Battery Operated Gloves

Can anyone tell me how to make my own battery oeprated heated gloves, and what parts I need to make them with, and if possiable wher to obtain the materials. Thanks

Posted by wacky 9 years ago


How to build the LHC

If you found the Instructable on operating the Large Hadron Collider a bit complex, Ian O'Neill has provided much simpler assembly and operating instructions. Thanks to Physics World for posting this where I could find it!

Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago


Implementation of two way communication

Hi, I'm working on a project where we're working on a tele-operated robot and we are looking to include the ability to have a conversation. We would be looking to use earbuds and a microphone on the operator side and a speaker and microphone on the robot side. Does anyone know how to go about implementing this? It needs to be hands free on both ends as the operators arms are being mapped to the robots arms. Thank you.

Posted by ArnoldM27 9 months ago


Contest Rules

A forum confirming the rules of the knex gun contest

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago


Electrolux care plus esf 6549, indecators blinking and operation hanging

Electrolux care plus esf 6549, indecators blinking and operation hanging. Please see he video. It will keep this over and over. Anybody can help with this?

Posted by Mickyyy 10 months 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


how do i make a table lamp battery operated?

Do I just cut off the plug? I want to use a 40 watt bulb, and keep the switch. I can't/don't want to use LED's. thanks, ap

Posted by mcap 10 years ago


Help for Android

Google has an operating system called Android. Click here to check it out. Anyways, I downloaded the desktop emulator and cannot get it to run!! I just get a mobile phone shaped window that says Android right in the middle of it. Can anyone give me any advice?

Posted by dla888 9 years ago


Pdfs not downloading

Hi all,  since ive upadated my new iPad Pro to the newest operating system from Apple I cannot download PDFs anymore, it worked fine before I downloaded the new operating system, anyone else have that problem? anyone know how I can fix the issue?

Posted by cockleman1 1 year ago


KILLERK LIVES!!!

Well, him or his brother or anyone else with access to his account.

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago


Gas (CO2) Operated Pump

So I was given a set of 6 of these pump, they are from a soda fountain system. Still has pressure gauges and lines attached. My question is, what can I do with these? Any ideas? I know that they are good for something, I'm just not sure what yet.

Posted by gollihughj 6 years ago


Life Size Operation Game

I am making a life sized operation game for a fund raising event in my village. You know the kids game where you have to removed plastic bones from a flat cardboard patient without making the buzzer sound or making his nose flash? I am fine on making the game but am in need of help re the electronics. I want to make it so that if the person handling the tweezers closes the circuit the nose flashes for two or three seconds before swirching off, and also at the same time I want the buzzer to sound for two or three seconds before switching itself off. Can anyone please help re this? I need a circuit diagram that will do this. I intend to power the project with batteries. Thak You in advance. Jonesy

Posted by batjonesy 10 years ago


Bug or operator headspace? Five editions of same I'ble

On the recent Instructables list, there are five separate "editions" of the "identical" video (with URL suffixes _1 through _4). I thought that when you republished an update, previous versions were replaced in situ. Is this a bug, or did the author just glitch on the publishing interface?

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


Best Knex Rod

What is the best knex rod to fire? For: Accuracy Power Loading Distance

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago


Why is everything italisized on my computer? and two operating systems

Got on my computer (well family computer) today a lot of stuff is italisized. Not really a problem, just want to know why and how to fix it. Also how do you install 2 operating systems on one computer (like XP and Vista)?

Posted by wingman246 10 years ago


Game pieces for life size Operation game

This is for a halloween carnival and will be used over and over again, so I would like for it to be fairly sturdy.  I thought of cutting insulating foam and using it, but it would probably break easily.  Other ideas I have had: bondo plastic styrene sheeting (yard sign material) cardboard plastic dip (dip foam pieces in it?) great stuff foam I would like for the pieces to be white, fairly sturdy, about 1" thick or so.  Nothing is jumping out at me as inexpensive and durable. Thanks for any help!

Posted by mhammond schaetz 5 years ago


How to solve multiple maths operation using Digital roots

Hello all, I have a question. (560 / 32 )x (720 / 48 )= ? a) 262.5 b) 255 c)  263.5 d) 271.25 Is there any way to get correct answer using any shortcut or digital roots? I want to do it fast Thanks

Posted by abharti 7 years ago


Dual Booting From A Usb External Drive.

Ok well today I got my Hard drive enclosure and I rammed a Hdd in it and I have already put one Operating system on it but I would Like to Dual boot from it . Is this possible and How.

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago


Programmable solenoid controller

Hi all, I need some help finding a suitable solenoid controller, it must be dc powered and operate a latching solenoid for an hour every 24 hours. It must be programmable by the user and operate the latching solenoid instantaneously on and then off separately. It should be relatively cheap as its for a HNC lawn watering project. Regards woody.  

Posted by woody1001625 5 years ago


circuit diagram requst

I am making a life sized 'operation' game for a fund raising event. I am fine with construction and artwork, but need a circuit diagram for the electronics, can anyone help please? Doyou recall the kids operation game where you have to remove bones without causing the buzzer to sound or the red nose to flash? I want a circuit (battery powered) which when tripped by some one touching the probe against the metal edge will make the nose flash for about three seconds and also trip the buzzer to sound for about the same time. Any one know how to do this please?

Posted by batjonesy 10 years ago


Chemical Suppliers (UK)

Does anyone know a good chemicals supplier in the United Kingdom?

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 10 years ago


Timer to flip light switch?

I need a timer that will mechanically operate a wall switch for a light. I've seen a device years ago for sale in the various "gadget" catalogs that did exactly this. It attached to the trim plate around the light switch using the 2 trim plate screws. A battery powered digital timer operated a mechanical slide to operate the wall switch. I can't find this device anywhere now. I know there are many electronic timers that replace the wall switch and have timer capability, most do not work with compact flourescent lights. I'd really like to find a timer for sale or get some ideas on a simple way to make such a device. Thanks for any help. Scott

Posted by tscottme 9 years ago


EMERGENCY LIGHT circuit

>i want a design of an EMERGENCY LIGHT circuit pcb> >i want it to run two 61 cm 20W florescent tube lamps> >the circuit should have a key to turn on or of and a key to operate one or two lamps> >u may use one key as u like , operation time on battery is 3 hours as minimum .> >i may buy the design after testing it .

Posted by spyman114 7 years ago


What OS are you running?

What operating system are you running right now? Im running mac 10.4.9 and Ubuntu linux.

Posted by iman 11 years ago



Check out the knex gun contest

Most Innovative K'nex Gun Design Contestthere is a brilliant Knex Gun Contest with Eric offering a spy camera for a prize. i chalenge YOU!! all SOE Operatives to build the best knex gun you can and post an instructable of it here and at the contest!!! the contest is at Most Innovative K'nex Gun Design Contest and the forum is at Most Innovative K'nex Gun Design Contestand with knex we can rule the world!!!!

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago


operating systems

Whenever I start my netbook after my Windows 7 Starter stopped working, two other options appear on my BIOS screen beside Ubuntu which are: Upgrade to Vista Upgrade to Windows 7 Can you tell me what would happen if I click on those 2 options? I don't trust Windows anymore after what happened. Thank you.

Posted by pochsp 7 years ago


Windows 7 Screenshots

These are so far the most reliable screenshots of Windows 7 I've found.Some are pretty incredible.

Posted by puffyfluff 9 years ago


Pen Drive Operating System: Run Linux Almost Anywhere

OK THIS is awesome. Its called Slax Wondering what it is ? It is an operating system that you can put on your flash drive and take almost anywhere (bios must allow usb boot) The great thing about this is you can personalize it and take it anywhere (almost). And for you guys that don't like to have websites at school blocked, boot the school computer from your flash drive. This has many capability's. It has the ability to Play music and video, Burn discs, surf the net, Instant message, take screen shots, it has paint, several games, And I believe i herd you can install wine on it and run windows programs ( haven't tried yet ).

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago


Large Hadron Collider's First Operation

The Large Hadron Collider has been tested on 10, September, 2008.Look here on Wikipedia if you don't know what a Large Hadron Collider is.Proton beams have already been injected into the first metres of the LHC, to test the injection process, but the first attempt to circulate beams all the way around the LHC will be on the official start up day. If everything proceeds according to plan the beam will circulate all the way around the 27 km long LHC. Over the following months the LHC scientists and engineers will commission the LHC, running beams at higher energy with the intention of beginning collisions, using relatively low energy (5TeV) beams, towards the end of 2008.Continued on this link...

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago


How to operate the Iphone's touchscreen with gloves on.

Now that it's 20 degrees Fahrenheit outside, I normally wear some thick gloves to keep my hands warm. But whenever I need to use my Iphone, I need to slip them off to operate the touchscreen. I heard that the Iphone touchscreen recognizes the electrical resistance of the skin to measure where you're touching it, but I don't know if this is true. I was wondering if there was any method to perhaps simulate the resistance of my skin on the fingertips of my gloves using some substance. The problem is, I don't what to use. Also, if what I heard was wrong, I would appreciate any other suggestions on how to use the touchscreen without taking my gloves off.

Posted by hydrnium.h2 9 years ago


Babbage difference engine No. 2 now operational

Moon-mad steampunk engineers have constructed Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2 from the master's original plans. It is now on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., after being completed last month. "The first complete Babbage Engine was completed in London in 2002, 153 years after it was designed. Difference Engine No. 2, built faithfully to the original drawings, consists of 8,000 parts, weighs five tons, and measures 11 feet long. We invite you to learn more about this extraordinary object, its designer Charles Babbage and the team of people who undertook to build it. Discover the wonder of a future already passed. A sight no Victorian ever saw."Online Exhibit

Posted by laminterious 10 years ago


Battle of the os's: Solaris,Windows,Linux,Mac,Unix......

What do you think THE BEST OS is ?

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago