Pirate outfit for dogs

Halloween is coming, folks. If you want to get your own family pirate outfits in order, you'll need this one for your dog. It may be a bit involved, but it looks like the results are worth it.I'd try this on my cats, but... yeah, they're cats. How-To: Pirate Dog Costume

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Building a Slinky Man Dance Outfit

Http://www.metacafe.com/watch/884327/slinky_man/ ^ dancing rainbow slinky costume This is a video of what I'm hoping to create. Possible?

Posted by wefoundamy 6 years ago


Adjusting thong size

Hey all! I have this problem, where all the thongs I get with outfits are too big for me. But, seeing as I love matching outfits, I really hate to throw them away. Yet I just can't figure out how to make them smaller. It's killing me.  Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by kssmedeadly 5 years ago


Instructables not showing up

1.I am using a windows 7 computer   2. I am using Internet Explorer 10 3. https://www.instructables.com/id/My-Flight-Simulator-Cockpit/    https://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Zippo-Lighter/ https://www.instructables.com/id/James-Bond-Outfit/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Frodos-Sting-Sword/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Civil-War-Outfit-Union-Soldier/ 4. I just put together the pictures to be the instructions.

Posted by blacksmith98 5 years ago


Cosplaying next August, any one else?

Hey every one, huge making project coming up for me (in terms of time, not size) because I'm going to SMASH! Cosplay Convention, Sydney, Australia in August 2010. I'm going with a group of friends from my school as Vocaloid characters and I get to be Kaito! Would any one else in Australia be going? Any way, it should be awesome and I'm excited like hell even though it's 9 months away. I'll keep every one posted on how the out fit's going, I'm going to see if I can get the wig off eBay next week. Then we're all going to Spotlight (fabric store) a little after christmas to get a tonne of the same fabric, but different colors for each character. Then I'm doing the scarf, then the pants, then the undergarments and then the coat. Any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated, I'm not amazing at sewing but it should turn out alright, I'll probably start the coat about 6 months from now because I don't want to grow out of it before the convention! By the way, any tips on dying my hair / getting a wig of bright blue? And also, dying my eye brows? (God, this'll look weird at school...) Update #1        18/10/2009 More pictures. I've added some drawn pictures (mine) of my design, you can see the front and back here. First picture: Another cosplaying Vocaloid group, but no Gakupo or Megurine Luka. I'll be the one at the back left. Second picture: SMASH! convention logo.

Posted by Kryptonite 8 years ago


Halloween Kids

Halloween is coming! It may still be a little bit in the future, but a truly great costume requires some planning, especially if you're going to be making it for a kid. To help you out, we've compiled a list of Halloween Instructables that can be used for a kid's costume. Be sure to check them all out.Make something awesome, document it, and be sure to enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Halloween Costumes Halloween Decorations Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Halloween Masks Toddler Flintstone Car by lemaster63 A total Instructables classic, this describes the process of making a Flintstones car to go with Pebbles and Bambam outifts. Make a pirate eye patch for your kids by hobbyman.se Every pirate outfit needs an eyepatch and with a small project like this the kids cen help make it as well! How to make a superhero cape! by jessyratfink Want to be a Marvel superhero or maybe your own invented superhero? Then you're probably going to need a cape so read this and start making one today! How to make a child skunk costume by Honus This skunk outfit was made to introduce an Instructablers' son to the spirit of Halloween. He must've loved it because he had another cool outfit the next year as well. Giant Toothbrush by caitlinsdad This huge toothbrush goes along with a dentist outfit, but you can use these ideas to make any other huge prop you want. Almost any costume is improved with a cool prop to hold. Kid's Obi Wan Costume by CementTruck Show off your young one's connection with The Force by creating a custom Jedi outfit. You probably won't even have to buy much new material. How to Make a Chicken Costume by bethaldridge Turn the kids into chicks for Halloween and then give them a ride in a cart for some cute overload. Make an awesome Harry Potter wand from a sheet of paper and glue gun glue by KaptinScarlet Another classic Instructable, you can easily make your own custom wand for a Harry Potter outfit. It's so simple you'll probably end up making a bunch. Expelliarmus! How to Make a Pucca Costume by kawaiicrafter A dead simple outfit with great results. Turn your kid into an animated character for a day! How to Make a Naruto Style Headband by laminterious Turn a soda can into a nice shiny headband. You can copy the Naruto design or make up your own.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Hawaiian costume

Hi guys, I'm going to a hawaiian themed party tomorrow evening, and the most hawaiian comstume gets a prize. Does anyone have any ideas for a modest, not-too-wild outfit/costume? Thanks!

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago


Psychedelic Punk Funk Rock Fashion

Any Ideas for Psychedelic Punk Funk Rock Fashion? Like those crazy outfits worn by Parliament Funkadelic, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ect?

Posted by LucDaRocka1 6 years ago


Bohemian Rhapsody fancy dress outfit.

Hi All, I'm going on a stag do in August. the theme is freddie mercury (lead singer from Queen). I want to recreate the shot in the Bohemian Rhapsody video where its just the 4 heads all lit from below. I will be Freddie Mercury, I will print off the other faces and stick them to card, I just need a mechanism where by the 3 other faces are suspended around me, preferably on arms of some kind that are retractable and spring into place at the pull of a cord. Not sure how practical this is, just seeing if anyone has any ideas. thanks in advance.

Posted by bedder 6 years ago


Bunny Hoodie Idea

Hey I saw this sweatshirt that was like bunny ears in the hood of a hoodie, and they are still white and the same color as the sweatshirt. Like the same material too. Does anyone have an idea on how to make this because it would be a sweet outfit for DJ'ing or performing.

Posted by IzzyP 10 years ago


Ibles Robot In Popular Mechanics

Well I was flipping through my August 2008 issue of Popular mechanics, and what do I spy on page 16? The Ibles Robot! In his green sci fair outfit! No idea what he's doing there, and I intend to email PM about it.

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago


retrofit electric generators

Hello, my name is G. Keith I'm looking for a few bright individuals to start a company that will build and outfit over the road trucks with generators to create an alternative source of electric power. Please submit your inquiries and questions to the post or email me here. Thank you G. Keith aka (knowledgeCkur)

Posted by knowledgeckur 10 years ago


Ecto-1 For Sale

An Ecto-1 that was built for Universal Studios in Florida is up for sale. If you really want to complete your Ghostbuster outfits and don't have the time then maybe you want to head over to eBay to put in a bid. Or maybe you can try to make your own for next year. Linkvia Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Happy Halloween from Instructables HQ!

We just wanted to share some of the awesome costumes that have popped so far today at Pier 9! Please share what you are wearing today in the comments!  And share links to your tutorials! Check out some of the Instructables too! Disco Outfit Vanellope Von Schweets Interactive Instagram Costume

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago


How to Ski in the Summer

I was pretty impressed with the ingenuity and creative thinking that went into developing plastic sheets on ski hills for skiers to continue practicing through the summer. Maybe someone could make an Instructable on how to do one of these on the cheap for anyone who isn't fortunate enough to live near a ski club outfitted with these plastic chutes? I'm not a skier myself; grew up in Florida and live in SoCal so I'm more of a summer critter, but I love the Winter Olympics. 

Posted by PlasticPanama 2 years ago


Get creative with Duct Tape-Duct Tape Scholarship www.stuckatprom.com

Duct Tape Scholarship has online voting thru July 2nd. Their outfits are made all of duct tape. However has the most votes wins! Did you know you could get all these colors from duct tape? Please vote for #87 at www.stuckatprom.com. 1st place is $3000 scholarship for each contestant and their school. Check out the creative designs.

Posted by ducttapepromdress 9 years ago


[newsletter] Light Suits, LED Chess, Bioluminescent Algae...

June 26, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The Robot Contest closes for entries in just a few days. Enter your robot now to win a trip to RoboGames 2009!Now that the summer has officially started we're celebrating with our BBQ PDQ Contest. Show us your tastiest food for the grill and win an Instructables apron! The Pocket Pal for Safe Travel by foxquarry The Invisible Face Mask! by aKaMaKaVeLy Bioluminescent Algae by ScaryBunnyMan Create Wall Art With Electrical Tape by lilybee Cheap Portable Bluescreen by themakeclass Turn Signal Biking Jacket by leahbuechley DIY Gary Fong Lightsphere by arturg Yip Yip Costume by sliny Build a 96-Volt Electric Motorcycle by Kentucky-bum Handy Tricks for the World Traveler by stasterisk LED Chess Set by Tetranitrate Mobile Computing on the Fringe by johnnyallenshaw Closes for entries onJuly 6th! Winners announcednext week Grill up something tasty! Extendable bed for an SUV or truck by galadriel How to get the best out of your travels by josh EL wire outfits by enlighted Guitar Tube Amp by gmoon Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Katy Perry shows off LED dress

Illuminated clothing has popped up several times here on Instructables. There's the turn signal jacket, EL wire, and Fire Skirt just to name a few. Now the lit up look is getting even more attention with Katy Perry sporting an LED-lit dress made by CuteCircuit. I wonder who will turn up in some bright outfit next? Katy Perry rocks a CuteCircuit (‘wearable technology’) LED dress

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Secret To Slithering Is In The Scales

Secret To Slithering Is In The ScalesTalk of the Nation, June 12, 2009 -- How do snakes slither on smooth surfaces? Mechanical engineer David Hu, of Georgia Tech, filmed snakes slithering up inclines, outfitted them in jackets and photographed them through jello to better understand snake locomotion. The researchers published the study in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week.NPR's video that accompanies the article has some amazingly fun shots of snakes slithering in place on surfaces too smooth for them get any traction.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Making a pseudo-luminescent stripe on clothing

I hope this is the right place to ask for advice, I'm new to the site and don't have the hang of everything yet. I'm in the planning stage of a Tron Legacy inspired hooded sweatshirt I intend to make. One of the outfits that really caught my eye in the movie were the coats with the luminescent stripes running up the inside and around the inside of the hood. I can't find any pictures of them on the web, but picture something like the glowing stripes on Daft Punk's outfits in this picture: http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/113/1131044/tron-legacy-20101028103012902.jpg I'd like to sort of recreate that on a less intense scale (unless somebody wants to share a way to add cgi special effects to real life! :P ) using a method to make the material look luminescent without actually glowing itself. The idea I have now that I was tossing around with a friend would be to run reflective tape around the inside edge of the hoodie, then stitch the tape on, and then run EL wire around the outer edge of the tape, so it would be hidden under the seam of the hoodie. I think that would work by reflecting the light from the EL wire into the tape and giving the illusion of it glowing. After some discussion my friend told me about this site and said I could ask here and maybe somebody would know another way of doing it that might look better. Anyway, thanks for reading all that, if my project turns out good I'll try to put together an Instructable guide on how to "Tron-ify" your own clothes! :)

Posted by Rinzler 7 years ago


Mini-Competition :: Design my Winter Wardrobe!

My wardrobe's in a bit of a state at the moment so I thought I'd post a mini competition up on Deviant Art (where the majority of my friend linger) to Design my Winter Wardrobe! My Deviant Art account is ~IMakeStuff, check out the one and only journal entry for details on the competition! Deadline is the first of June so you've definitely got a bit of time. Any entrant from here (Instructables) that selects a nice outfit, designs a cool hat, creates some awesome gloves or anything like that instantly gets a patch! Suggestions are welcome, I've never really done a competition-like thing before!

Posted by Kryptonite 8 years ago


Sugar Bush Squirrel

Sugar Bush Squirrel is a real, live Eastern Gray Squirrel who is owned and photographed by Ms. Kelly Foxton. Rescued, as a baby in her nest, from a tree which was being cut down, she is now living the 'good life' with Kelly in Boca Raton, Florida. A small, lime-green parrot, named Rio, is her big sister and constant companion.Being an International Superstar and The World's Most Photographed Squirrel, Sugar Bush loves to dress up, and has over 2,000 outfits with matching hats and accessories. Sugar Bush Squirrel has her own, posh studio with an elaborate stage and thousands of stage props, and has posed for over 5,000 photos since her modeling career began. AWESOME!SQUIRRELS!!!:OLINK

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago


Need some help getting started with a Blood On the Dance Floor Costume

Didn't know whre to post this, but it seemed like a "burning question" This band has some awesome outfits, and there is one that I would really like to do I couldn't find a picture of it, but there is one that might be able to shed some light, as well as the music video. https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=226611667349745&set;=a.212468962097349.59383.182866131724299&type;=3&theater; -not the head piece- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYq3b_rzOSQ He is the tall guy with the spiked out fit singing (Jayy Von Monroe) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl49wPlsvG4&feature;=related Thanks for taking the time, and I'd love to hear your ideas on making this costume

Posted by BetweenRealms 6 years ago


Final Fantasy 6 magitek armor!

Hello, fellow instructables members! I was looking over Bug's steampunk chicken-walker mecha, and I had a most awesome idea. From the final fantasy game that screams "steampunk", I remember the cool walker mechas, the 'magitek armor'. See where I'm going with this? I plan to make a chicken-walker style Magitek armor costume! Now, I doubt my mecha will do the magiteks any justice, and I've never quite made a complete "costume" myself, save for a mashup medieval style outfit (makes me think of ike from fire emblem). So, if anyone has input, especially anyone who does steampunk, I'm all ears. Also, thank you again to the user "Bug" for the inspiration!

Posted by Bahamutzero 9 years ago


speakers v.s. traffic cone (cone design philosiphy)

Iv had this funky traffic cone layn around and recently desided to put an old pair of mp3/pc, speakers in em (two small speakers, think pc fokes). everything was going fine and dandy untill i hit an artistic snag that i refused to look over. -SHOULD I LEAVE THE CONE ITS BRIGHT ORANGY CONE COLOR OR PAINT IT SOMTHING DIFFRENT. im leaning tword and idie urban lookn artsy fartsy sort of look, somthin you might see in ready made magazine, or urban outfiters -BUT WHAT DESIGN, COLOR, OR EVEN LOOK SHOULD I GO WITH OR SHOULD I LEAVE IT

Posted by Jumpin Jehosaphat 8 years ago


Help! Remote controlled clock hands

I have a hat that I attached a working battery-operated clock to.  I would like to know if someone could create something for my wrist to cause the clock on my head to change.  Ideally it was cause the hands to spin rapidly clockwise, counter clockwise, and return to normal function.  Extra bonus for being able to set the right time from wrist, but not super important if it's crazy more work.   I was thinking the wrist strap would have a Vortex Manipulator sort of look to it.  The idea is that the hat and wrist item work together to be a time travel device.  It's for a steampunk outfit. Any one think this is possible?  Thanks! [EDIT: According to Radioshack, they believe I would need a special clock motor to accomplish this.  Any idea of such a thing exists?]

Posted by hwiech 5 years ago


Viking Ship, Village or Helmet?

I've recently been allocated a project for school that needs to be done by the 28th February. The task is to either build a model viking ship, any size, any material or to build a viking outfit. Chances are, the entire out fit is impossible so I'm probably aloud to make a detailed helmet, with chain mail & leather cap underneath, or some other item of clothing. The last option is to build a model Viking town, it's aloud to be done on the computer as a 3d format, but I have no idea how to do this, any suggestions? I'm personally stuck on what to choose to make, or how to build it., what does every one else think? Remember, I'm going for a good mark here, but I also have the incapability to get things done amazingly quick. Cheers everyone, ~K (P.S. No horns for the helmet, although it's a popular myth it's supposedly not true in the history books.)

Posted by Kryptonite 9 years ago


Detroit-area resources, stores, etc

Hello, fellow Michiganders! *points to palm*I recently learned about Silicon Alley Recyclers, a Warren (10 and Ryan) outfit that takes cast-off computers and stuff (mostly from corporate environments), refurbs the machines, and sells them (cheap). I've taken the opportunity to unload some of my old boat-anchors, and I've picked up some neat hardware too. Are there other similar outfits in the area?A fun place for supplies is Arts and Scraps in Ann Arbor, which carries all sorts of industrial offcuts, recycled whatsits, and nifty thingamabobs. I don't know how else to describe it. I had a few bushels of cellphone parts to get rid of, and A&S; took the keypads and cases off my hands eagerly. (They wouldn't take the PCBs, which I still need to dispose of.)Cranbrook's art school has a directory of metal suppliers in the area, and I've personally been getting stuff from Metal Mart at 13 and Dequindre in Warren, right around the corner. They're cool with small orders, and very laid-back about shopping. After saying hi, they'll generally just ask you to go back and browse until you find what you want. There's a nice rack of scraps and pieces up near the front, which usually has all I need.For electronics parts, ever since K40 on Van Dyke and Michigan Radio (the store, not the broadcasting service) closed I've been going to Abel Electronics in St Clair Shores, and once in a while I'll hit up RS Electronics in Livonia. I need to stop in at Galco Industrial Electronics one of these days, since they're also right around the corner. There's a new Grainger in Madison Heights on Whitcomb (13 1/2 mile) but I've never been in there.Okay, that's my braindump for now. If you know more suppliers, please reply to this post, otherwise start a new thread so this one stays on-topic and info-dense.

Posted by Myself 10 years ago


Tips for exercising?

Since I'm entering a new school for the 2010-2011 school year, ( which means 3 schools will combine into one) I thought I might lose weight. Me, a bit tubby at 92.5 pounds, (As of August 17, 2010) So I decided to run. Everyday, I do half a mile running, and half a mile walking. I started 3 days ago, and I've already seen improvement. I was 93.5 lbs after 1 run. After a bit of cool down, I do sit ups. I've got my MP3 player going (The Rocky Theme-ULTIMATE MOTIVATOR) as I run. Any tips? I don't do sports, and I try not to eat after 8:00. I've got running shoes and a appropriate outfit. I'd like to see what everybody can say to me. -NYPA

Posted by NYPA 8 years ago


6th Sense Device (To Sense Magnetic Fields)

I saw a program not too long ago (I believe it was from the UK) about an experiment that was done in which they outfitted a participant with a device that contained a magnetometer, as well as some number of vibrating motors mounted on a belt along his waist. It was designed so that overtime, his brain interpreted this incoming data as a "new sense" which allowed him to literally FEEL the magnetic directionality of the Earth. I'd really like to try this for myself, but am no good doing electronics projects from scratch. (I need guidance)  So is there anyone here who is up to the challenge of attempting this, or can anyone at least show me how it might be possible to create this myself.  I'd love to augment my senses full time and become a super human. haha Thanks in advance for any and all help. -Nick

Posted by foxymcfox 7 years ago


Free Sewing Patterns

I'm trying to find a bunch of patterns for various pieces of medieval garb. The idea is that I want to make a bunch of outfits from my book, mostly as visual aids, but also as cosplay (because it's way more fun to dress up as your own characters than someone else's). If anyone can help me find the patterns, I need them for: Tunics (both laced and otherwise) Trousers Hooded cloaks Kirtles (sleeveless and long-sleeved) A buckled leather jacket (i.e. a jacket with buckles in place of buttons) (it's for a male character, by the way) I would preferrably like the patterns to be free, but, if not, I need them to at least be downloadable. The jacket will probably be a little tricky, since it's leather and not a very common design, but if anyone can find somewhere that sells them fairly cheaply, let me know. Of course, I'm not going to dump the work on everyone else and then slack off. I'm going to keep searching as well, so I can compare ideas and suggestions from everyone.

Posted by timmycutts 6 years ago


Antarctica-Bound Hybrid-Electric Hummers Visit Pier 9

Drive Around the World, a nonprofit founded in the Bay Area, revealed its latest innovation, a pair of hybrid­-electric Polar Traverse Vehicles, also known as the Zero South PTVs. These two unique vehicles are bound for a history­-making expedition across Antarctica and they came to Pier 9 today to talk about it.  These revolutionary vehicles, designed using Autodesk tools, have undergone an extensive transformation from gas guzzling Hummers to open source, environmentally conscious biofuel hybrid­-electric vehicles outfitted with ice tracks and capable of standing up to the Earth’s harshest environments. Vehicle designers and leading NASA scientists discussed the expedition's logistics and the latest in climate discoveries. From the Zero South team: There is intentional irony in repurposing the Hummer H1, which many view as a contemporary symbol of gross consumer waste and inefficiency. Others view it as a remarkable multipurpose machine capable of extreme on­ and off­-road performance. But no matter which way the audience is ³polarized² by the vehicle, this adventure will appeal to everyone. Zero South Electrical Engineer Brock Winberg

Posted by xxlauraxx 3 years ago


My Big Fat DIY Wedding (by scoochmaroo)

It's official - I'm gettin' hitched!  And in true Instructables' style, I'll be relying on the culmination of all my talents as much as those of my friends to get the job done.  Everything I can do, I will.  I don't know what all this means yet, but I'll definitely be looking to you, community, to help inspire and inform in preparation for the big day! I plan to barter, beg or borrow every element possible to create my dream wedding.  My goal is that everything be hand crafted by ourselves or someone we know, from the invites, to the outfits, to the flowers and food, cake, music, and everything in between.  (I'll probably leave the rings to the experts.)  And of course, you'll be seeing the efforts and results right here on Instructables! So send me your suggestions and any tips, projects or other sites that inspire, and stay tuned for all the details. First up: a contest to design the best invites??? Wait and see! <3 <3 <3 - Sarah that's my ring!!!! 

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


Fan made Iron Man suit is pretty freakin' great

Anthony Le is such a fan of Iron Man that he built his own War Machine outfit. Based on concept sketches from before Iron Man 2 hit theaters, Le's suit has a motorized faceplate that flips up and down and a spinning Gatling gun on his shoulder. It's an amazing build and took Le a month to make at a cost of $4,000. Great job! Le, a fitness consultant, studied some concept sketches of the suit posted on the Internet. He used thin, high-impact urethane for the armor, cutting it into plates and joining them with some 1,500 rivets and washers. He sculpted a clay helmet mold and then used a liquid resin mix to create the final product. But that was just cosmetic work. He also added a small servo motor that opens the faceplate, as in the movie, and built a gun out of pipes and a motor. LEDs in the eyes and chest-plate further add to the illusion. You Built What?! A Real Iron Man Suit

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Halloween Costumes

Halloween is coming! It may still be a little bit in the future, but a truly great costume requires some planning. To help you out with some ideas and techniques, here are some wonderful costume Instructables to check out.Make something awesome, document it, and be sure to enter it into our DIY Halloween Contest!Also see: Halloween Pumpkin Carving Halloween Decorations Halloween for Kids Halloween Makeup Halloween Party Halloween Masks Realistic Werewolf Costume by missmonster This costume won the grand prize in our Halloween contest and for good reason. It's a beautifully detailed costume that should scare any and all kids you see. Be a Ghostbuster for Halloween! by Honus Going as the Ghostbusters is one of the best group outfits out there (KISS would be good, too). Learn how to get your own gang of proton pack-wielding fighters of the paranormal going. Also check out other great costumes from Honus such as the Boba Fett costume, the MIB Costume, Han Solo and even making a great helmet out of cardboard. Yip Yip Costume by sliny Bring the Martian aliens from Sesame Street to life. Yip-yip-yip! Six-armed Hindu goddess Kali Costume by nicemag Become a multi-armed goddess with this detailed Instructable. Can be easily modified to help you get a spider outfit together as well. Mystic Lord costume: horns, armor, silk painting + more (oh my) by houseofdarkly Want to turn a favorite video games character into reality? Here's the lowdown on jumping into the deep end of cosplay. Build your own steampunk chicken-walker mech by Bug The idea here is pretty simple, but the effect is oh so satisfying. Convince people that you really are a mad scientist with this robotic costume. Halloween LED Jellyfish Costume by T0BY Attach some strings of LEDs and create a shimmery underwater world wherever you go. How to make a pair of Angel Wings by marc_alain You could make a pair of wings with fabric and wire, but why not go all out and use some real feathers for a better effect? how to add EL wire to a coat or other garment by enlighted Learn how to wire up your costume with EL wire and you'll be able to add a sweet finishing touch to any costume. Iron Man Helmet by pmaggot Let loose your inner Tony Stark with this custom Iron Man helmet. How to make an Iron Man Arc Reactor by msraynsford Complete the Iron Man look with an arc reactor. If the Iron Man helmet is too big of a project, you can also try mraynsford's Iron Man Mask.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Desktops of April

Well, I said i was going to try and keep this topic 'idea' going for a few months, see what response I get!Last months was a success, lets hope you all change your set-ups enough to keep this a monthly thing.Today I have my work computer, which i just outfitted with a new background. I will add one of my home system when I get home. The second two images are from my home set up. The Apple one i made myself, the portrait one was a desktop that i refitted to go the other way round, while adding some machinae supremacy lyrics.The Wallpaper was from heylove, the artist has some good design work, and some even better photography, so check it out.Running the on the desktop is geek tool, which is in Swiss Thin (i always use swiss at work, as many of the other fonts are turned off and on throughout the day).In the title bar we have Little Snitch, and iStat Menus.Be sure to post your desktop below. If your creative, and your still running the same wallpaper as last month, then you need to change it, right now. Then post it.gmjhowe

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago


A Dog's Dogbot

Dogs are great pets, I love them, but some people don't have the time to take care of a real dog so they buy a robotic one. There's a little bit of a disconnect between owning a living creature and a rechargable machine - but the desire is there.The sad thing is that we all have to go to school/work sometimes and so occasionally our dogs must fend for and entertain themselves, but what if there was a robotic YOU that could keep the dog company while you fulfill your obligations to society?A robotic dog companion could play chase, hide and seek, maybe feed the dog if you forget, train the dog using your own voice, throw a ball and if it was a Roomba it could even vacuum up the dog hair as it goes.You could even make a custom dog suit to outfit your iCreate with... and it be could pink - which is something you probably shouldn't do to your real dog.I'm having visions of coming home to an iCreate firmly entrenched in a happy set of canine teeth... haha... but then you could just have the iCreate say "Bad dog! Bad dog!"As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm getting really excited by all the ideas floating around in this contest and I want to thank iRobot for providing us the opportunity to build upon the amazing work they've done bringing robots to the masses. :)

Posted by althalinelife 11 years ago


Wetsuit for 5 year old With fins/paddles

My nephew was born with severely clubbed feet, and lobster hands. After several surgeries he has ended up with with above the knee amputations, and tri-fingers with a very strong grasp. He receives intensive therapy and support, so he gets all the recreation he needs, plus occupational therapy. Well, he was recently introduced to a swimming pool and loves it. unfortunately, because of his amputations, he buoyancy is all screwed up. I would like to take a wet suit, and modify it to include a hard silicone leg prosthesis, and swim fins, and gloves that fit his fingers, with webbing, similar to what long distance endurance swimmers and navy seals use. I figure I can use off the shelf neoprene for the wet suit, and take very good measurements for the gloves. I have made patterns for outfits before, so I can layout the pieces, and have my wife or mother stitch them together. (they are great with sewing machines) For Bouyancy, I was toying with the idea of air bags made from cordura nylon and fillable from the outside with air attachment nozzles, and stitched inside the legs. They would be surrounded by hard plastic similar to the shape of his prosthetic legs he is getting used to. The torso of the wet suit would be stitched to the legs, so when his torso grew, I would cut along the seam, replace the torso as needed. Anything you guys think I am missing? I will start posting sketches and renderings as I get started on this project...

Posted by Lightcutter 11 years ago


New build: team fortress 2 sentry

Hello fellow diy enthusiasts!  for those of you who went to Fanime in san jose, you may have heard a rumor of a working sentry being made for next year. No? Well, the rumor's true!  I am working on a portable sentry (level one only...sorry).  Its all part of an engineer outfit from team fortress 2.  My hopes were to have it with motion-tracking capability.  This was before i realized how hard it is to find actual motion tracking equipment.  So, i got a few problems.  One is the motor system. I just got off the phone with a guy from an electronics store who happens to be an electrician, and he recommends either an oscillating fan motor, or two 9 volt r/c motors (with limit switches to make it oscillate).  My problem will be where to put it all.  I got a camera tripod, and am planning to get a laptop attachment, as well as an old slide projector for the gun body.  way i see it, i attach the motors to the panning handle, or lock the pan in place, and mount the motors on the laptop, then attach the projector to the motors....but that'd look awkward.  The magitek armor has been put on hold unfortunately...that build may have been one of those impulse things, but i may get back to it yet.  At any rate, to review, my problems are 1)what kinda motors to use 2) placement of components, and 3) finding/making this thing track motion.  Once more, i appreciate input!

Posted by Bahamutzero 8 years ago


LEGO Mindstorms Competition - Robo Lunch Party

Instructables participated in the LEGO Mindstorms Competition today (August 29th) at SOMA StrEATFood Park.  We went against Pandora, Facebook, and Flickr.  The competition was about using the new LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kit to create a robot that best represented the city of San Francisco. Our team consisted of Randy, Sherry, Dave, Karen, and myself: Penolopy Bulnick. Instructables:  Robit the texting techie robot that walks around while playing on his phone not paying attention to his surroundings and running into people.  We gave him glasses (it made him look like Wall-E) and then wore LEGO Glasses ourselves. Flickr: San Francisco Icon Emperor Norton. Pandora: Two robots.  Dressed in baseball outfits.  One was the pitcher and one was the hitter. Facebook: This robot was also baseball themed.  They had one that would hit the ball and then follow a track to run the bases home. It was a tough competition, but in the end Pandora came up with the win.  We didn't leave empty handed though.  We managed to snag the coveted "Best Texting While Driving" award!  (Please remember to not actually text and drive, or you will get in an accident like our robot did.  Poor robot, should have known better.  Smashed into so many pieces.) Good job Instructables! Check out the Fast Company and CNET articles about the competition, including more information about the other contestants and images of all the entries.

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago


Mobile Robo-Lamby for your Enjoyment and Pleasure

Sorry, I posted this as a response to the Contest announcement, but I guess I should have posted it as a new topic. This is my entry for the Scholarship contest.First of all, I think that this contest is a great idea, and I'm kind of thrilled that iRobot is encouraging enthusiast robotics like this.Anyway, my idea is this. I current have a (stationary) robot, which provides no other purpose than amusement. It is a stuffed animal with a servo to control its head, and motion sensors. It turns its head to "watch" people as they move around the room, creeping them out :)By utilizing an iRobot Create, I can make the robot mobile. Now, instead of sitting on the shelf where people know where it is, the robot can occasionally move around the room, finding a nice out of the way place by a wall or corner, and watch people moving around from there. :)I have some links to a previous version of my robot ("Lamby"), as well as some feature enhancements I started working on. If I were to make it mobile, I would have to use 802.11 instead of USB for connectivity back to a controlling PC (to support voice synthesis and recognition), or possibly bluetooth. The Roomba would get a full outfit in order to make it look more plush and less mechanical: http://www.myroombud.com/ . More details:http://www.2robots.com/2006/10/21/robosheep/http://www.2robots.com/2007/03/28/lamby-robot-upgrades-part-1-the-plan/

Posted by Robot Two 11 years ago


(newsletter) Build a Lightsaber, Fiber Optic Ceiling, Steampunk Laptop

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Arduino Contest - Make anything involving Arduino and win a sweet prize from Evil Mad Science or an Arduino Mega! Closes Sunday: Digital Days Photo Contest - Show us your best photo trick, tip, or homemade gadget to win a new Sony digital camera! Winners announced: See who won the Converse Back to School in Style Contest! Coming soon: Our most awesome Halloween Contest ever! Any Instructable published since the last Halloween contest is eligible! Want a more convenient version of Instructables with fewer ads? Get a Pro Membership! Create a Fiber Optic Starfield Ceiling Bedazzler: DIY Non- Lethal Weaponry Make a Werewolf Mask Mummy Dogs Get your outfit ready!   Closes this Sunday! Steampunk Veneer Laptop Mod Non-PV Solar Power Low Cost Halloween Pop-Up Character Build a Sweet Raised Clubhouse Build a Lightsaber Quick Roast Chicken The Office Worker's Portable Solar Oven Install a Ball Valve on a Cooler See who won!   Win sweet prizes from Evil Mad Science! Make an Indoor/ Outdoor Boomerang Hand-Solder a PowerPad IC Cheap and Quick iPhone Stand Make Your Own Lathe from Trash   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Custom furnishings and home items for people that can't bend over.

My mother has recently developed a kidney issue which causes a severe level of pain whenever she tries to bend over.  We basically need some ideas on re-outfitting the house with better possibilities so she can easily get to her household items without too much discomfort.  She is a stubborn one, and we will catch her writhing in pain before she asks anyone for help.  Because she will try to do these things anyway, we would like to make it alot less painful for her.  It is hard for her to get things out of her bottom cupboards.  I've been envisioning a pull-out platform with a round hole for her cane where she can insert her cane and pull the platform out and grab what she needs, but it would be even better if somehow this stuff could actually come up to her at a standing level.  My mind doesn't quite wrap around it.  I've seen an instructable for her to get things down from the top cupboards and I'm considering trying these out.  We also need a way for her to feed her pets, to set the dogfood bowls down onto the ground and retrieve them without pain.  I was picturing sort of a dolly-looking thing with a crank so she can forklift things up and down to herself.  I can see some of what we need in my head but I don't have the mechanical skills to put these things together.  I'd appreciate seeing some instructables of this nature or geared toward solving these types of problems. Thanks! If you see anything that may be use for me, please post a link and I will also share my findings.

Posted by sann6 6 years ago


Makers At The Movies: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Last night i went to the movies and saw Mission Impossible: Ghost protocol, and it was impressive in the amount of cool tech that we are going to see down the line. Apple was displayed the most with the iPhone and iPad. Here are some that impressed me the most: SPOILER ALERT Contact Lenses with Facial Recognition: A large part of this movie relies on contact lenses that are worn that act as cameras, copiers and can do real time facial recognition. (connected of course to your iPhone) This tech already exists and the issue here is scale. I see Augmented Reality contact lenses being a regular thing in the next 5 years, and with cloud computing only getting better, real time analysis of large amounts of data is becoming more and more plausible. Can I Make It? Score: Nah, this is more in the realm of darpa, but i wouldn't mind an iPhone app that i can pull up when people say hi to me and i don't remember who they are. Reversible Dress Coat: There is a scene when going from a Military outfit to a regular tourist, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) with the flip of hist wrist makes the pressed jacket he's wearing into a windbreaker. This was impressive and seems not hard to recreate. Can I Make It? Score: I plan on it, with a dress jacket and a windbreaker, yes i'll post and instructable. Sticky Gloves: These are featured in a climb hundreds of stories up and have a mark of DIY-ness. These gloves are not the most safe, but are pretty friggin cool. I wouldn't mind having a pair. Can I Make It? Score: Maybe, but given they didn't explain the tech, i have no idea what the concept is. If it was magnetic, it would be a bit more realistic, but these stuck to glass. Have you seen a good "maker" movie lately? Did I Miss anything from Mission Impossible that you like? Comment below!

Posted by frenzy 6 years ago


(newsletter) Make Money with Cards, Underwater ROV, Melon Carving...

Sep 25, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! The Craft Skills Contest closes for entries this weekend. Submit your own crafty project and win a Singer sewing machine! The latest round of Burning Questions has launched! Help us with your answers and win a cool prize pack! Enter your food hack into the Hungry Scientist Contest and win your choice of some sweet prizes. The Forbes Fabergé-Style Egg Contest needs your eggs! Take an egg (real or fake) and decorate it inside and out in homage to the classic Faberge style. You can win a Sonos music system, and get your egg featured in the Forbes Galleries in New York City! Live near San Francisco or planning a trip? Stop by for one of our build nights and make something cool in our office! October 2: Intro to Chainmail.Upcoming... Get ready for the biggest and best Halloween contest ever! October will be here soon, so start working on an elaborate costume and creepy decorations! Don't forget, anything posted since the close of last year's contest is eligible. How to make your fortune at cards by KaptinScarlet Make a superhero cape! by jessyratfink Build a wind turbine by mdavis19 Build a Surfboard Episode 1: Shaping by TimAnderson Closes for entries this weekend!Share your best food hacks! Joint Boards without a Jointer by Phil B Expandable Hydroponics System by wiley coyote Sliding pants rack by phantazn Illuminated Stained Glass Egg by RadBear Easy garlic bread and cheese by robbyt1961 Zombie Friend by Poe-tate-o Underwater ROV by SpaceShipOne Simple Melon Carving by dustinbikes 10 great outfit ideas to check out Unleash your decorating skills Easy T-Shirt Bleach Sketching by goosezilla Contemporary Street Number Plaque by cornflake_81 How to paint walls by dragonvpm Halloween decor werewolf head by missmonster Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Steampunk Goggles, Wood-Burning Pen, Water Recycling...

Function clickclear(thisfield, defaulttext) {if (thisfield.value == defaulttext) {thisfield.value = "";}}Sign-up for our newsletter subscribe Oct. 4, 2007 Welcome back!It's October and we're less than four weeks away from Halloween! So be sure to get working on some awesome projects for our DIY Halloween 2007 Contest! Until then, check out these cool projects. Mad Scientist Steampunk Goggles Complete your mad scientist outfit with these easy-to-make goggles.posted by pleasedontspamme on Sep 30, 2007 How to Make Your Own Scratchtable Learn to scratch the virtual vinyl with just a pizza box and a mouse.posted by dbond on Oct 2, 2007 Cool Cloud Lamp! Create an ethereal light source with soap, water, and a light source. Can be easily modded for a nice Halloween effect.posted by babblin5 on Oct 1, 2007 Laser wood-burning pen Combine a High Power Laser diode and a mechanical pencil and learn to "write" on wood. Don't forget the goggles.posted by ramanff on Sep 27, 2007 How to Build a Remote Control Deadbolt Build a remote-controlled door lock with 110V solenoids, solid steel dowel, and an X10 remote control for $30.posted by stuffman on Oct 4, 2007 Halloween Contest 2007! Get a free shirt! Mouse Cam Use an optical mouse for low resolution imaging. The picture is that of an "e" under the mouse.posted by neelandan on Sep 27, 2007 Cool Little Miniature Stove! How to make a great portable pressure-based alcohol stove from stuff you probably have laying around your house!posted by NK5 on Sep 27, 2007 How to bring that store-bought VenusFlyTrap Back to life! A little help for all those people who have a dying VFT on their hands. posted by Spedy on Sep 27, 2007 Water Recycler (Grey Water) Reuse the water from your washing machine in the garden and grow some vegetables during a drought.posted by slemke on Sep 28, 2007 How to open a coconut Learn how to open a coconut with just a hammer, the stylish way.posted by uwe on Oct 3, 2007 Now go build something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Posted by lebowski 10 years ago


Top 10 Instructables For the Home

Shelving, tables, lighting, and more: what better way to outfit your house with what it needs than to make the accessories yourself? Check out this list of some of the best Instructables to help improve your home.As always, they're in no particular order. Invisible Book Shelf by dorxincandeland Have an old book you're never going to read or use again? Free up some storage space and utilize that book to create a bookshelf that makes your books look like they're floating around. . &nbsp; Concrete Kitchen Countertop by doubleabattery Combine the fun of DIY with the finished look of a professional product with these concrete countertops made from concrete. . &nbsp; Simple Platform Bed by aeray Pick up your mattress from the floor: with only a few materials and easy steps, you can efficiently make a platform bed. For another option, try the Pipe Dream Bed. &nbsp; Aquarium Coffee Table by x86Daddy You can give your living room a fishy feel with this sure-to-impress aquarium coffee table. . &nbsp; Literary Clock by mdhaworth If (after the Invisible Bookshelf) you've got another book to spare, you can turn it into a timepiece perfect for any room . . &nbsp; Laptop Stand by jumpfroggy Need to check the latest Instructables after you've already called it a night? This laptop stand will help you comfortably compute in bed or wherever you need a solid surface. . &nbsp; Tennis Ball Chair by wholman Revamp an old chair into a stylish, comfortable work of art featuring tennis balls. . &nbsp; Knife Block by engineerable A high-quality, wall-mounted knife block safely stores and organizes up to 30 knives of varying shapes and sizes. . &nbsp; Minimalist Desk by arte.sano Create a functional workspace with your own very simple desk using workhorses and a door panel. . &nbsp; Paper Lamp by drips Light up your house in style with this geometric table lamp made out paper, or opt for the classic Lampshade Polygon Building Kit . &nbsp; Now there's no excuse for putting off those renovations. Add your other favorites below!

Posted by joshf 10 years ago


Halloween Photo Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone for all of your awesome entries in the 2012 Instructables Photo Contest. We had over 600 entries, and our 11 judges just delivered their final evaluations. This was our biggest Halloween contest yet, and it was only successful because of each and every participant’s contribution. From everyone at Instructables, thank you so much for sharing what you’ve made. Instructables helps to set the tone for DIY Halloween costumes, and you guys all set the tone for Instructables. Keep up the great work, and I cannot wait to see what you put together in 2013. (Just 11 short months until Halloween!) This year’s first prize in the Halloween Photo Contest is Tatterhood’s Ryuk Costume. Her project was an excellent example of what we look for in a photo entry: namely, a series of great pictures that illustrate the project’s creation along with enough explanatory text that the project is reproducible to some degree. This project in particular did an excellent job of telling a story in photos and mortaring any gaps in detail with the text. Plus, it is awesome. The leather outfit, the mask, and the feathered shoulders would have each made a great project. Taken together, this was an outstanding project (even if you’re unfamiliar with the Death Note reference material.) Our second prize winners were wonderful as well. There wasn’t a terribly sharp drop-off from first prize to second prize, which speaks to the amount and quality of the work poured into each of these projects. Rexrothwell's painstakingly detailed White Walker, a TMNT group costume (with Splinter!) from wmorey37, and davisgraveyard's weeping angel monument that wouldn’t look out of place in a cemetery or on Dr. Who round out our second prizes. Third prize winners: you will each receive a mold cutting, prop polishing, versatile Dremel rotary tool to help you unseat this year’s winners in 2013. Do not be disheartened by a third place finish, since a few of the folks who won larger prizes used professional photographers, are professional prop or costume makers, or just plain spent more time or money on their entries. Final note: Consider competing with a step by step project next year, as documentation and reproducibility are important considerations when comparing excellent projects against other excellent projects.

Posted by wilgubeast 5 years ago


war games simulation batch file

@echo off title thermonuclear war color 0a :top echo would you like to play a game ? set /p ans= if not defined ans  (goto please ) if %ans%==yes (goto yes ) if %ans% NEQ yes (goto exit ) :please cls echo please type a responce echo (no caps) pause goto top :exit exit :yes cls echo welcome what is your name? set /p name= if not defined name ( goto please ) if %name% EQU mythbatcher (goto russialoser ) cls echo welcome %name% echo. echo thermonuclear war simulator activated echo. echo %name% you have the first move echo. echo who would you like to fight for? echo 1=America   2=Russia set /p side= if not defined side (goto please ) if %side%==2 (goto america ) if %side%==1 (goto russia ) :america cls echo %name% you are fighting for Russia                    echo.                           America - defcon 5 echo you have the first move echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~5 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one ) if %num%==2 (goto two ) if %num%==3 (goto three ) if %num%==4 (goto four ) if %num%==5 (goto five ) :one cls echo icbm fired at New Yourk City                            America defcon 4 echo estimated time untill  impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america 2 :two    cls                              echo two icbm's fired at New York City New York and Los angles Califorina                  echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                       America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :three cls echo three icbm's fired at New York City New York and Losangles Califorina and Seatle Washington echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                        America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :four cls echo four icbm's fired at New York City New York and Losangles Califorina and Seatle Washington and Pitsburg Penslevania echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :five cls echo five icbm's fired at New York City New York and Losangles Califorina and Seatle Washington and Pitsburg Penslevania and Boston Masetucetts echo time untill impact 30 seconds                             America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :america2 cls echo %name% you have another move                      America - defcon 4 echo. echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~2 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one1 ) if %num%==2 (goto two1 ) :one1 cls echo one icbm fired at Washington D.C. echo time untill impact 30 seconds                       America - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 >Nul cls echo impact pause goto america3 :two1 cls echo two icbm's fired at Washington D.C. and Miami Florida      echo  time untill impact 30 seconds          America - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto america3 :america3 cls echo %name% you have another turn echo i can not fire untill i reach defcon1 echo. echo you may now fire a icbm or a nuclear war head echo 1-icbm  2-nuclear war head set /p wepon= if not defined wepon ( goto please ) if %wepon%==1 (goto icbm ) if %wepon%==2 ( goto nuc ) :icbm cls echo one icbm fired at  the Smithsonian archive bunker echo time untill impact 30 seconds                    America - defcon 2 cls ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto defcon1 :nuc cls echo one nuclear war head fired at the US Capital          America - defcon 2 echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto defcon1 :defcon1 cls echo. echo America totlaly devestated echo. echo America - defcon 1 echo. echo time untill impact 30 seconds echo. echo you may wait untill impact or fire your remaning war heads echo    wait               fire set /p desion= if not defined desion (goto please ) if %desion%==wait (goto Russiawait ) if %desion%==fire ( goto Russiafire ) :Russiawait cls echo time untill impact of american icbm's 10 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact echo all remaning defences destroyed echo total devestation is imenent pause goto end :Russsiafire cls echo remaning misles fired echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto Russiawait :end cls echo. echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo      GAME OVER echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo. echo game results echo. echo AMERICA - LOSE echo. echo RUSSIA - LOSE echo. echo total result NO WINNER echo. echo an interisting game, echo the only way to win is not to play. echo. pause goto top2 :top2 cls echo would you like to play again? echo. set /p gameagain= if not defined gameagain (goto please ) if %gameagain% EQU yes (goto top ) if %gameagain% NEQ yes (goto exit ) :russia cls echo %name% you are fighting for america                    echo.                    Russia - defcon 5 echo you have the first move echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~5 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one1 ) if %num%==2 (goto two2 ) if %num%==3 (goto three3 ) if %num%==4 (goto four4 ) if %num%==5 (goto five5 ) :one1 cls echo icbm fired at Moscow                       Russia - defcon 4 echo estimated time untill  impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia 2 :two2    cls                              echo two icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow          echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                    Russia - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :three3 cls echo three icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                        America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :four4 cls echo four icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :five5 cls echo five icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev and Tashkent echo time untill impact 30 seconds                            Russia -  defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :russia2 cls echo %name% you have another move                      Russia - defcon 4 echo. echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~2 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one11 ) if %num%==2 (goto two11 ) :one11 cls echo one icbm fired at Baku   echo time untill impact 30 seconds                       Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 >Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia3 :two11 cls echo two icbm's fired at  Baku and Kharkov echo  time untill impact 30 seconds         Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto russia3 :russia3 cls echo %name% you have another turn echo i can not fire untill i reach defcon1 echo. echo you may now fire a icbm or a nuclear war head echo 1-icbm  2-nuclear war head set /p wepon1= if not defined wepon1 ( goto please ) if %wepon1%==1 (goto icbm1 ) if %wepon1%==2 ( goto nuc1 ) :icbm1 cls echo one icbm fired at  Gorki echo time untill impact 30 seconds                    Russia - defcon 2 cls ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto defcon1r :nuc1 cls echo one nuclear war head fired at Novosibrisk         Russia - defcon 2 echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto defcon1r :defcon1r cls echo. echo Russia totlaly devestated echo. echo Russia - defcon 1 echo. echo time untill impact 30 seconds echo. echo you may wait untill impact or fire your remaning war heads echo    wait               fire set /p desion1= if not defined desion1(goto please ) if %desion1%==wait (goto Americawait ) if %desion1%==fire ( goto Americafire ) :Americawait cls echo 30 seconds untill Russian icbm impact ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto end :Americafire cls echo all remanig icbm's fired at Russian states echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls goto Americawait exit :russialoser cls echo welcome mythbatcer you are fighting for america                    echo.                    Russia - defcon 5 echo you have the first move echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~5 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one11 ) if %num%==2 (goto two21 ) if %num%==3 (goto three31 ) if %num%==4 (goto four41 ) if %num%==5 (goto five51 ) :one11 cls echo icbm fired at Moscow                       Russia - defcon 4 echo estimated time untill  impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia 2m :two21   cls                              echo two icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow          echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                    Russia - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :three31 cls echo three icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad echo time untill impact 30 seconds                          America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :four41 cls echo four icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :five51 cls echo five icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev and Tashkent echo time untill impact 30 seconds                            Russia -  defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :russia2m cls echo %name% you have another move                      Russia - defcon 4 echo. echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~2 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one111 ) if %num%==2 (goto two111 ) :one111 cls echo one icbm fired at Baku   echo time untill impact 30 seconds                       Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 >Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia3m :two111 cls echo two icbm's fired at  Baku and Kharkov echo  time untill impact 30 seconds         Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto russia3m :russia3m cls echo %name% you have another turn echo i can not fire untill i reach defcon1 echo. echo you may now fire a icbm or a nuclear war head echo 1-icbm  2-nuclear war head set /p wepon11= if not defined wepon11 (goto please ) if %wepon11%==1 (goto explosionboom ) if %wepon11%==2 (goto explosion ) :explosionboom cls echo one icbm fired at  Gorki echo time untill impact 30 seconds                    Russia - defcon 2 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto defcon1m :explosion cls echo one nuclear war head fired at Novosibrisk         Russia - defcon 2 echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto defcon1m :defcon1m cls echo. echo Russia totlaly devestated echo. echo Russia - defcon 1 echo. echo time untill impact 30 seconds echo. echo you may wait untill impact or fire your remaning war heads echo    wait               fire set /p desion11= if not defined desion11(goto please ) if %desion11%==wait (goto waitforboom ) if %desion11%==fire ( goto firethosebooms ) :waitforboom cls echo 30 seconds untill Russian icbm impact ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto ENDM :firthosebooms cls echo all remanig icbm's fired at Russian states echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls goto wait22 :endm cls echo. echo American scientest have descoverd the [x-wav] lazar echo this lazar can fit into a small simple packege and emitts no radiation echo The [x-wav] lazar can burn an area of sixty thousand miles across echo in under an  hour echo We have assembled an army of U-2 Dragon ladies outfitted with this revolutionary technology echo We will strik on your command echo. echo type strik to fire the  [x-wav]. This is our finest hour, America lies in your hands now echo good luck %name% echo. set /p command= if not defined command (goto please ) if %command% EQU strik (goto imposoble ) if %command%==wait (goto end ) if %command%==fire (goto imposoble ) :please1 cls echo incorrect responce pause goto endm :imposoble cls echo [X-WAV] SUCCESFUL echo You have won!!!!!!!!!!!! echo. echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo      GAME OVER         CONGRADULATIONS echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo. echo game results echo. echo AMERICA - !!!!!WIN!!!!! echo. echo RUSSIA - LOSE echo. echo total result YOU ARE THE WINNER echo. echo an interisting game, echo the only way to win is not to play. echo. echo or is it echo. echo yu have unlocked a "secret" echo in TBMS V3.0 type secret in the main menu echo somthing interesting migh happen echo. pause goto top2  

Posted by Laserman595 8 years ago


war games simulation batch file

This is a batch file that mocks the movie war games i only used simple commands but it still took about a week to complet post where you think it can be improved i have already improved the impact display but havent posted it yet @echo off title thermonuclear war color 0a :top echo would you like to play a game ? set /p ans= if not defined ans  (goto please ) if %ans%==yes (goto yes ) if %ans% NEQ yes (goto exit ) :please cls echo please type a responce echo (no caps) pause goto top :exit exit :yes cls echo welcome what is your name? set /p name= if not defined name ( goto please ) if %name% EQU mythbatcher (goto russialoser ) cls echo welcome %name% echo. echo thermonuclear war simulator activated echo. echo %name% you have the first move echo. echo who would you like to fight for? echo 1=America   2=Russia set /p side= if not defined side (goto please ) if %side%==2 (goto america ) if %side%==1 (goto russia ) :america cls echo %name% you are fighting for Russia                    echo.                           America - defcon 5 echo you have the first move echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~5 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one ) if %num%==2 (goto two ) if %num%==3 (goto three ) if %num%==4 (goto four ) if %num%==5 (goto five ) :one cls echo icbm fired at New Yourk City                            America defcon 4 echo estimated time untill  impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america 2 :two    cls                              echo two icbm's fired at New York City New York and Los angles Califorina                  echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                       America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :three cls echo three icbm's fired at New York City New York and Losangles Califorina and Seatle Washington echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                        America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :four cls echo four icbm's fired at New York City New York and Losangles Califorina and Seatle Washington and Pitsburg Penslevania echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :five cls echo five icbm's fired at New York City New York and Losangles Califorina and Seatle Washington and Pitsburg Penslevania and Boston Masetucetts echo time untill impact 30 seconds                             America defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto america2 :america2 cls echo %name% you have another move                      America - defcon 4 echo. echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~2 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one1 ) if %num%==2 (goto two1 ) :one1 cls echo one icbm fired at Washington D.C. echo time untill impact 30 seconds                       America - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 >Nul cls echo impact pause goto america3 :two1 cls echo two icbm's fired at Washington D.C. and Miami Florida      echo  time untill impact 30 seconds          America - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto america3 :america3 cls echo %name% you have another turn echo i can not fire untill i reach defcon1 echo. echo you may now fire a icbm or a nuclear war head echo 1-icbm  2-nuclear war head set /p wepon= if not defined wepon ( goto please ) if %wepon%==1 (goto icbm ) if %wepon%==2 ( goto nuc ) :icbm cls echo one icbm fired at  the Smithsonian archive bunker echo time untill impact 30 seconds                    America - defcon 2 cls ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto defcon1 :nuc cls echo one nuclear war head fired at the US Capital          America - defcon 2 echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto defcon1 :defcon1 cls echo. echo America totlaly devestated echo. echo America - defcon 1 echo. echo time untill impact 30 seconds echo. echo you may wait untill impact or fire your remaning war heads echo    wait               fire set /p desion= if not defined desion (goto please ) if %desion%==wait (goto Russiawait ) if %desion%==fire ( goto Russiafire ) :Russiawait cls echo time untill impact of american icbm's 10 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact echo all remaning defences destroyed echo total devestation is imenent pause goto end :Russsiafire cls echo remaning misles fired echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto Russiawait :end cls echo. echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo      GAME OVER echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo. echo game results echo. echo AMERICA - LOSE echo. echo RUSSIA - LOSE echo. echo total result NO WINNER echo. echo an interisting game, echo the only way to win is not to play. echo. pause goto top2 :top2 cls echo would you like to play again? echo. set /p gameagain= if not defined gameagain (goto please ) if %gameagain% EQU yes (goto top ) if %gameagain% NEQ yes (goto exit ) :russia cls echo %name% you are fighting for america                    echo.                    Russia - defcon 5 echo you have the first move echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~5 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one1 ) if %num%==2 (goto two2 ) if %num%==3 (goto three3 ) if %num%==4 (goto four4 ) if %num%==5 (goto five5 ) :one1 cls echo icbm fired at Moscow                       Russia - defcon 4 echo estimated time untill  impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia 2 :two2    cls                              echo two icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow          echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                    Russia - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :three3 cls echo three icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                        America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :four4 cls echo four icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :five5 cls echo five icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev and Tashkent echo time untill impact 30 seconds                            Russia -  defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2 :russia2 cls echo %name% you have another move                      Russia - defcon 4 echo. echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~2 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one11 ) if %num%==2 (goto two11 ) :one11 cls echo one icbm fired at Baku   echo time untill impact 30 seconds                       Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 >Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia3 :two11 cls echo two icbm's fired at  Baku and Kharkov echo  time untill impact 30 seconds         Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto russia3 :russia3 cls echo %name% you have another turn echo i can not fire untill i reach defcon1 echo. echo you may now fire a icbm or a nuclear war head echo 1-icbm  2-nuclear war head set /p wepon1= if not defined wepon1 ( goto please ) if %wepon1%==1 (goto icbm1 ) if %wepon1%==2 ( goto nuc1 ) :icbm1 cls echo one icbm fired at  Gorki echo time untill impact 30 seconds                    Russia - defcon 2 cls ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto defcon1r :nuc1 cls echo one nuclear war head fired at Novosibrisk         Russia - defcon 2 echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto defcon1r :defcon1r cls echo. echo Russia totlaly devestated echo. echo Russia - defcon 1 echo. echo time untill impact 30 seconds echo. echo you may wait untill impact or fire your remaning war heads echo    wait               fire set /p desion1= if not defined desion1(goto please ) if %desion1%==wait (goto Americawait ) if %desion1%==fire ( goto Americafire ) :Americawait cls echo 30 seconds untill Russian icbm impact ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto end :Americafire cls echo all remanig icbm's fired at Russian states echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls goto Americawait exit :russialoser cls echo welcome mythbatcer you are fighting for america                    echo.                    Russia - defcon 5 echo you have the first move echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~5 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one11 ) if %num%==2 (goto two21 ) if %num%==3 (goto three31 ) if %num%==4 (goto four41 ) if %num%==5 (goto five51 ) :one11 cls echo icbm fired at Moscow                       Russia - defcon 4 echo estimated time untill  impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia 2m :two21   cls                              echo two icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow          echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                    Russia - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :three31 cls echo three icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad echo time untill impact 30 seconds                          America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :four41 cls echo four icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev echo time untill impact 30 seconds                                America - defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :five51 cls echo five icbm's fired at Minsk and Moscow and Leningrad and Kiev and Tashkent echo time untill impact 30 seconds                            Russia -  defcon 4 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia2m :russia2m cls echo %name% you have another move                      Russia - defcon 4 echo. echo how many icmb's would you like to fire 1~2 set /p num= if %num%==1 (goto one111 ) if %num%==2 (goto two111 ) :one111 cls echo one icbm fired at Baku   echo time untill impact 30 seconds                       Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 >Nul cls echo impact pause goto russia3m :two111 cls echo two icbm's fired at  Baku and Kharkov echo  time untill impact 30 seconds         Russia - defcon 3 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto russia3m :russia3m cls echo %name% you have another turn echo i can not fire untill i reach defcon1 echo. echo you may now fire a icbm or a nuclear war head echo 1-icbm  2-nuclear war head set /p wepon11= if not defined wepon11 (goto please ) if %wepon11%==1 (goto explosionboom ) if %wepon11%==2 (goto explosion ) :explosionboom cls echo one icbm fired at  Gorki echo time untill impact 30 seconds                    Russia - defcon 2 ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto defcon1m :explosion cls echo one nuclear war head fired at Novosibrisk         Russia - defcon 2 echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls echo impact pause goto defcon1m :defcon1m cls echo. echo Russia totlaly devestated echo. echo Russia - defcon 1 echo. echo time untill impact 30 seconds echo. echo you may wait untill impact or fire your remaning war heads echo    wait               fire set /p desion11= if not defined desion11(goto please ) if %desion11%==wait (goto waitforboom ) if %desion11%==fire ( goto firethosebooms ) :waitforboom cls echo 30 seconds untill Russian icbm impact ping localhost -n 4 > Nul echo impact pause goto ENDM :firthosebooms cls echo all remanig icbm's fired at Russian states echo time untill impact 30 seconds ping localhost -n 4 > Nul cls goto wait22 :endm cls echo. echo American scientest have descoverd the [x-wav] lazar echo this lazar can fit into a small simple packege and emitts no radiation echo The [x-wav] lazar can burn an area of sixty thousand miles across echo in under an  hour echo We have assembled an army of U-2 Dragon ladies outfitted with this revolutionary technology echo We will strik on your command echo. echo type strik to fire the  [x-wav]. This is our finest hour, America lies in your hands now echo good luck %name% echo. set /p command= if not defined command (goto please ) if %command% EQU strik (goto imposoble ) if %command%==wait (goto end ) if %command%==fire (goto imposoble ) :please1 cls echo incorrect responce pause goto endm :imposoble cls echo [X-WAV] SUCCESFUL echo You have won!!!!!!!!!!!! echo. echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo      GAME OVER         CONGRADULATIONS echo *--------------------------------------------------------------* echo. echo game results echo. echo AMERICA - !!!!!WIN!!!!! echo. echo RUSSIA - LOSE echo. echo total result YOU ARE THE WINNER echo. echo an interisting game, echo the only way to win is not to play. echo. echo or is it echo. echo yu have unlocked a "secret" echo in TBMS V3.0 type secret in the main menu echo somthing interesting migh happen echo. pause goto top2  

Posted by Laserman595 8 years ago