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  |  last reply 9 years ago


I want to build football pads with led lights on them. I have no programming skills. how can i achieve this thanks?

sort of light kryomans outfit but on football shoulder pads thanks

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


How do you make this style of costumes?

I am wanting to make a comstume like these:http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2131/godzilla2004ys1.jpg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl87dbRkc0w I am wondering how to make a costume like the old Godzilla outfit or that dinosaur in the video. I know it has a foam core with a latex skin. My thing is the foam mainly. Where do I get foam that's flexible and durable like these? Also any info on making a costume like these is much appreciated, thank you.  

Asked by Zergling_pack 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 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  |  last reply 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  |  last reply 6 years ago


How do I make a TRON: Legacy outfit?

I just saw the movie and thought: "How did they do these outfits?" and so I need help because I want to make a jacket with these lights and stuff... Oh! And also I want to make an outfit from the movie based on my vision <:)

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



How would I make a bacteria costume? Answered

 So basically, for school, we are doing a play in science and our group wants to dress up as different types of bacteria. There are three different shapes of bacteria- rod, spiral and spherical. We need a way to make the costumes and also some help as we live in Australia and aren't very good with costumes. If you have any ideas, please respond. Thanks in advance!

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


What's a good way to make a shirt look used? Answered

I'm putting together a Steampunk outfit, and I need a good way to make a shirt look used. My character is a mechanic, so I want it to look like it's been worn by someone who gets dirty and greasy fairly often, but I don't want it to look nasty and like I should get a new shirt ;)  The shirt would basically be a white/grey tank top undershirt. Thank you!

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


Make my plasma cutter into an automated plasma cutter?

 I am wondering if anyone has taken their plasma cutter and outfitted it with an automated system? I use a Miller 625 unit by hand. Can this be adapted into an automated cnc outfit? Many thanks, Nicholas

Asked by Nehaniv 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to make a Hoop Skirt/Crinoline? ?

Plastic or Metal? This is for my year 12 fashion outfit. Any tips or instructions are greatly appreciated.

Asked by blondie952 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 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 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 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  |  last reply 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  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can any body give me tips on how to make a peacock tail out of an umbrella?

This is going to be part of a steampunk robotic peacock outfit and I'd like to be able to open and close the tail.  

Asked by myprettypie 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


what's the best way to mould 2Ltr plastic milk bottles into any shape??

I'm trying to mould plastic milk bottles (pieces of) into a shape onto a mannequin..... for a comp...... i'm making an outfit.... and to mould to a body shape (curves)

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


Any suggestions for being a hobo for Halloween? Answered

My friends and I are all going to be hobos for Halloween. I need some suggestions for the outfit. ( I already am using my lil' sistas play shopping cart )

Asked by happyjo 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to make a Geisha face for Halloween?

My daughter wants to be an asian princess for halloween.  I have an outfit (asian silk blouse and black satin shirt) and all I need now is ideas for accessories and how do to her make up. Thanks!

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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  |  last reply 10 years ago


BlazeBlue Pattern?

Hello! I was wondering does anyone have the pattern for a similar outfit for this cosplay --> http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100414121150/blazblue/images/3/3f/Nu_Concept_2.jpeg Like maybe a body suit whit short legs ,^^ Pls help me <3

Asked by Shizuzeru 7 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  |  last reply 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


i do a lot of sewing and want to try adding LEDs, is it cheaper to get strips or individual light bulbs?

i want to make a tron outfit but don't have a large budget, i'm no afraid of doing a large amount of hand sewing so where can i find LED lights for cheep?

Asked by dancingemu 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 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 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 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 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


So I just watched Goonies and I think someone should make an instructables on how to make a Data outfit.

There's a picture of it incase you all don't remember http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_dClyRtJqc88/TArpZtKGKcI/AAAAAAAAAHU/dG-IFCWLgPY/s1600/DAta.jpg And heres one of the features http://www.retroist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/inventions-data-goonies.jpg Would love to hear back from someone who's also a big Goonies fan!

Asked by joe375 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to make a racing car from cardboard boxes for an adult?

I am going as a F1 racing driver for a fancy dress cylce race!  I need to make a F1 car from cardboard boxes.  I can make the helmet from papier mache and will use a boiler suit for the outfit. I just need help with the car.  Since I'll be on a bike I need to be able to move enough to cycle! Now theres a challenge for you! Many thanks Palmfrond

Asked by Palmfrond 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 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


How do I make a mural-size picture on a cloth curtain?

I want to outfit my open closet (81x77in.) with a curtain of Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Hanagawa". Since my searches for an existing product have proved fruitless, is there a DIY method of doing it cheaper? I don't have very much artistic skill and I don't know if a printing service would do curtains when it's not actually artwork I own rights to.

Asked by StoryAddict 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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


How do you make a newly created fabric costume look old? Answered

The base outfit is made of a new poly-cotton coverall. I need it to look like it has been worn and worked in a lot. Bleach just made it look yellower in a few places. Sandpaper makes it look fuzzy. I'm looking for ideas and suggestions. Someone said to take it out to a dirt road and drive over it a few times. I'm almost ready to try that.

Asked by StillFlyin 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 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  |  last reply 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  |  last reply 9 years ago


TRON: Legacy. How would I be able to set-up a battery-run LED Strip system in my NY Comic Con costume? Answered

Alright, so I'm going to NY Comic-Con with a loose adaptation of Jeff Bridges' (Kevin Flynn) outfit from the movie Tron: Legacy. I chose this outfit because, as far as lighting is concerned, it seems like the second-easiest costume to make. Pictures will be provided below. Now, my confusion. Because EL wire would be a bit too dim (and expensive) for the effect I want, I've decided on the LED strip approach. I found this reel of 3528 SMD LED Strip that is both cheap and very bright, but after looking around the interwebz about battery power, I am thoroughly confused. For about (at most) 12 feet of this wire, what would I need to set-up a system where the LED would last for most of the day? I probably would wear it for 3 of the 4 days of NYCC, so I suppose the battery(ies) should be rechargeable (or if not, cheap enough to buy in bulk). I'm a college student, so I'm on bit of a budget if you couldn't tell already lol. Thank you in advance. I hope to hear from you guys soon!

Asked by jamesdavis86 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How can I equip my bicycle with a tracking device? Answered

I'm about to start back to school and I want to be able to find my bike when it gets stolen. (I am operating under the assumption that it WILL get stolen.) I'd like to outfit the bike with some sort of tracking device, something that will be somewhat easy to hide and not cost me hundreds of dollars. I am a tech newbie but I have friends that can help me with anything complicated, so be specific if you have an idea and I'll do my best to figure it out. Thanks!

Asked by KedaDibandion 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 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 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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


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  |  last reply 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 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 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  |  last reply 9 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 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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  |  last reply 8 years ago


I need help converting a manule wheelchair in to an electric chair on the very cheap

I have a problem with this comany that I got an electric wheelchair from them was supposted to be donated but they are now charging me a $1000.00 for it or thay will come and get it. They promised that they would not come back and take it but it is a church outfit so I guess I expected this to happen. Any how I still have my old manual chair that is very hard for me to use so I need to find some way to convert it over to power if I can. Please if anyone can help I really need all the help that I can get. Without the power chair Im pretty much stuck in the house. If needed I can try to upload some pics of it. Thanks for all the help in advance.

Asked by madrasi 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 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 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 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 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago