I think the outside icon should be refined a little. All of the other icons look great but the poor bike is a little strange!
Topic by scraptopower 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
We have an outdoor lounge chair used for sunbathing. The one we have has a metal frame with fabric stretched across. Recently the fabric part ripped, leaving the chair unusable. It kind of looks like the one in the photo, except on ours, the fabric on the 'back' of the chair is separate from the fabric on the 'body' of the chair. http://www.egoparis.com/user-data/product/fullImage/2/296aef16f7e8d00ef7be21cf418335ae.jpg (Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to post an image. :P) Surely there is an instructable teaching how to make an outdoor lounge/sunbathing chair, though I couldn't find one. Anyone know of one or know how I can fix the old chair?
Topic by minderbinder 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Is there a way to get colours to be more contrasted so that they can be seen more clearly? I want to take this: https://www.instructables.com/id/PROJECTION-BOMBING/ and turn it into this: http://www.gregbernstein.tv/walmartwatch/ Also, is there a way to increase the lumens of a projector by changing the bulb or something? I have a feeling my projector isn't bright enough to project outside. I was thinking of using this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Halogen-Work-Light-Projector-Mod/ Would that be bright enough for outdoors projecting or is there another cheap alternative?
Question by 123fakestreet 9 years ago
I just scrounged a big round slab of a tree from a firewood seller. It is still green and about 32" across and 8" thick. My question is, how can I make it last a long time out in the weather all the time. I am using it as a knife and axe throwing target. I don't really want to spend a lot of money putting expensive varnish or wood preservatives on it! Any cheap recipes out there? Thanks, Triumphman.
Question by triumphman 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hehehehe BASS!!!!!!!!! whats your favorite lure? favorite reel? favorite rod??? even favorite color hook(if applicable) and if you are that "unexperienced" as to have no idea what i am talking about, Bass is a type of freshwater fish. probably the most sought after too. google "large mouth bass" if you are still lost....
Topic by ledzep567 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
So--I just joined this site recently and have been having a hard time finding backpacking instructables (Except alcohol stoves, obviously).I know there are backpackers on here. I've seen them. But there's very little in the way of skills or homemade gear. Am I just not finding it?I'm thinking of starting a guide for it, maybe a group. If there's one already, let me know.
Topic by Mother Natures Son 10 years ago | last reply 1 year ago
Does anybody know how to go about recreating the Casimir effect outside a lab? Say I have a vacuum chamber and two copper plates. I want to create the Casimir effect within the vacuum chamber, Only problem is that to do so, from my understanding, I'd have to have the copper plates within nanometers of each other, I've heard of methods using oscillating crystals...can anyone help me?
Question by ted_gress 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I am not only a newbe but also electrically challenged! I will explain what I would like to do and see if anybody can help me. I am a hunting guide in Illinois and I have to take hunters to thier stands in the morning before it gets light out. I walk them to the tree and then return to get them later in the day. I would like to attach a small light to the stand that I could control from about 50 yards away and maybe as far as 100 yards away with a remote control. I would like it to be small and attach with a magnet possibly and hopefully be waterproof. I want to keep the cost down because I have about 40 stands on this property and the one I saw at Cabellas is about $40.00 Here is the link to that product: http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp;jsessionid=XACUKMQYMAZHOCWQNWRSCNYK0BW0IIWE?id=0026451416653a&type;=product&cmCat;=search&returnPage;=search-results1.jsp&QueryText;=remote+control+light+for+stands&N;=4887&Ntk;=Products&Ntx;=mode+matchall&Nty;=1&Ntt;=remote+control+light+for+stands&noImage;=0&_requestid=7662 I like the LED thing they have going. Any thoughts?
Topic by bronson 12 years ago | last reply 12 years ago
Hi , I want to do some outside mosaics on different materials : cement, wood and bowling balls. Much of what I would like to use in my mosaics is glass. Is there antway to permanently affix glass"pebbles" to a bowling ball ? What is the best grout to use? Many thanks to anyone who can help.
Question by Silversharrar 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Question by chandrasinh jadeja 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'd like to build an under ground fort, it must be water proof. I want to have a stove in it if possible, i will have big ventilation so as not to have a build up of carbon monoxide. I have access to a wide rang of tools, I live on a farm so space isn't a problem. I did find a plan in a magazine from 1929, its rather vague and i would like more help. I can take as long on it as it long as it takes to build it right, so time isn't a problem. I don't know if i should pack the wall with stones or planks, Ideas? I want to have a good idea of how to do it before I start. It shouldn't be to expensive but that isn't really a factor. People are saying that I shouldn't build an underground fort because of the danger of it. If i didn't make a fire place in it would it be better? How about I put a trapdoor above the fire place, that way i could open it when i used the fire (Update)
Question by ChuckIorn 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Today winter showed its presence here. nights with lightnings and thunders i want to get a glass roof and sleep under it outside ! or atleast to stick my head to the window of my room *tries to set up the computer desk next to the window and throw a mat over it*
Topic by 11010010110 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have a door in my back garden which is a room built onto my houser (you can only go in from the outside), from the inside you will never know it exists, the door needs to be concealed so no1 knows its there but i can still enter on regular basis, i have several ideas but i might need some tips on them in the door the bottom panel has been kicked out so i have just enouhg room to get in without having to open the door fully put a piece of wood with hinges over the door and grow a wall climbing plant up it buy a shed or metal shed and place it infront with a little hole in the back
I have an idea for a wind powered outside LED light for the family's cabin. It would be on a pole and illuminate the pathway, just like a street light would do. So I wanted to have a battery in a box with my wind turbine charging the battery through the day and night. The problem is, it gets really cold sometimes like -36F / -38C and that would kill the battery. So, I also wanted to include some really small, simple heater inside the box. I'm having problems finding anything on what would be the best way to go about this. Wikipedia says heaters are made by resisting current. Are there special types of resisters you add to your DC current to create heat? Thoughts, suggestions, feedback are all welcome. Thanks.
Topic by horsebones 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Down here the winter was too short and not cold enough, meaning insect life is literally exploding in numbers already. The house I moved in has badly installed flyscreens on the doors and windows, most likely due to the fact that the house is moving up and down in several points... Anyway, due to the gaps everywhere I found myself with the problem that the mozzies covered my entire front and back door areas. With an unsupporting landlord not even allowing me to replace the bad flysreens with proper ones at my cost I was left with less invasive options to tackle the problem. Before you ask: No I am not even allowed to fix holes in the flyscreens covering the windows :( My next step was to check the local garden center for some natural solutions. Lemon grass seems to do the trick for the inside, the smell also keeps flies away really good. But I had to put the pots in the garden as the ongoing smell gives me headaches. It also did very little to prevent the mozzies from coming inside when I opened any outside door for a few moments. Only way out was to get rid of the mozzie population having daily meeting around my doors. At the local hardware store I found several "surface sprays" and they all stated to be very effective against cockroaches, spiders and other crawling insects - too bad I don't have a problem with them LOL After asking I was informed that those sprays do little to nothing for flying insects, including mozzies and that I would waste my money. During my next shopping trip I got desperate and grabbed a can of surface spray from Aldi. Was under 3 bucks, so I had nothing to loose compared to the 40-80 bucks for a canister of "the good stuff" from the hardware store. At the checkout an old lady asked if I moved into a new house with cockroaches when she saw the spray and I said that I only have a problem with mozzies. She recommended to eat more bananas ROFL Back home it was already too sunny at the front door for the mozzies to show up so I waited till the late afternoon and sure enough I found the area covered with them again. The spray annoyed them badly but I kept spraying all cracks, surfaces and also the gaps at the roof line. Kept checking for a while but could not see any real effect on the mozzies other than swarming around me and trying to suck my blood. Next morning I found the floor at the door covered by a carpet of dead mozzies! I don't mean a few, I am talking enough to take the brrom to clear them up :) Now for the past 5 days the body count is going down quite fast while my door stays free of mozzies. Still have them flying around in "normal" numbers but I can get in and out without a swarm of them following me. Since the product is plant based and considered to be without any side effects on humans or pets I will see how long it lasts and then just spray again - this three dollar can should last throughout the summer... You might wonder why I go through all these troubles... Long story short, I am quite allergic to the bites. Happened as a kid when during a warm summer night at a friends place I got so many bites that the doc gave up counting. He reached over 200 just by counting my head and face to the shoulders... Now I am allergic to the bites, the itch lasts over a week and thebite area swells up to the size of a 50 cent coin with blisters forming after 2 days. You might not get it hat bad but if you do suffer from the bites I found two remedies that help with the itch and reaction: a) BBQ igniter (the manual push type without batteries)! They work like the expensive clickers you get at the pharmacy but last much longer - plus they require more force. The rounded tip is placed directly onto the bite and when you push the button in to "get shocked" two things happen. First the pressure forces the soliver that causes the reaction into deeper skin layers where there are less receptors for the itch. Secondly the high voltage breaks down certain parts of the soliver making it far less effective to cause harm. Downside is that you might like the shock in certain areas and that you should shock at least 10 to 15 times to get a real benefit from it. b) Hydrogen Peroxide (3%) You put a drop of H2O2 directly onto the bite or for difficult areas use a soaked cotton bud. Rubbing it in with a cotton bud for a minute or two works best IMHO. You might see your skin turn white or feel a slight burn right where the bite is - that is normal and harmless. The hydrogen peroxide releases oxygen into the skin - this turns the skin white for short period of time. But the oxygen also breaks down the soliver and the byproducts of the body reaction to it. Works great for horse fly bites too. Downside here is that you should not overdo things and that you should test first how sensitive you are to the reaction. A good test is to apply it onto a small cut or scratch to clean it. If you tolerate that then won't even feel it on a mozzie bite. I hope some of this will help you through the summer ;)
Topic by Downunder35m 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Question by steve b hill 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I live in a rural urban neighboorhood on the side of a mountain in rich country. I was just wondering whats the best way to cover a chain fence without the use of plants. I'm going to be using the backyard a lot in the future for a dirt track and I would like peace of mind when I do so. I come home from work late afternoon/early night time and let me be the first to tell you, it is pitch black by my house. There have been some pretty creepy stories in my area so I would just like to ease my mind alitlle by covering the chain fence for both myself and the privacy of my kids. (My aunt said she see's people wondering near our property and is afraid they will loot us or something, she's in her 70's and is staying with us while shes on vacation here with her kids) and just to stop the constant complaining of peepers we just settled on covering the fence with maybe some material from homedepot. We were thinking of maybe using some sort of sheet to cover in the meantime they're staying. But we just don't know where to get the proper material. Any suggestions are welcomed, thanks.
Question by halo99 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I hav a bunch of computers but not much space, so I run some of them in an unfinished part of my house. Because this part is unfinished it gets cold, very cold sometimes down to 10-15 degrees farenheit. I just wondered if there was any way this could damage any of my computer components. I want to make sure it is OK to do this. Thanks.
Question by nurdee1 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
They have been outside the whole summer and they have been doin goood threw the 90 to 110 degree weather, before the summer they were inside, but then we got them a hutch and they have a large running area, they have a room upstairs in the hutch and they love it, will they be ok to be outside all day and all night in the freezing weather?
Question by four bunnies 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
i just converted my dads racing bike into a fix gear and sometimes when i cruise around,the front wheel squeaks and after a long spin the squeaks disappear.Is it because i need grease or wd 40 in my front wheels hub or smthin? answers appretiated,please Answer!thanks.....
Question by mastermakoko 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I need help wining a bet my dad was talking about Korea and he said i wouldn’t last he said it’s like going outside when its 20 out and wetting yourself with a hose so me being me i said i could so im gonna wait till its 20 out and wet myself and spend that day outside. What can i do to stay warm and make it the 8 hours???
Question by Don,t try this at home 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
We live in nebraska wether changes suddenly a lot we have just orderd a hutch for them out side, they have been outside all day before but all come inside at night. it has been storming latly with a lot of thunder. i have read that they can die of being to scared. will they be ok being outside during thunder? they do will have shelter from the rain. also they are inside bunnies they sleep and are inside, will they be ok suddenly being outside all the time 24/7?
Question by four bunnies 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Question by Electrically Challenged 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
My daughter November is now 6 and my son memphis is now 3. It is her first summer vacation and i would like to make it fun and memorable but keep her brain working hard but have a good time.
Question by insane36 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am planning on building a 4 square court for my camp as a service project. I plan on it being 12 feet by 12 feet and 4 inches deep (if that is sufficient) , Built on top of 3 inches of pebbles and in cased in a 2 by 4 frame. If you are unfamiliar with the game it is sometimes called hand ball (WIkipedia page) my questions are.. Do I need to use rebar? Are my depths sufficient for the size? What type of pebble am I suppose to use? Would it be stronger of i built it with 2 by 4 running across where the lines would be for a 4 square court (center of each side to the center) ? Would a 4 person team using shovels, wheelbarrows and brooms be enough for the job? And any other advice?
Question by zigzagchris 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Question by joekeck 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I will be putting in 4 lamp posts to be controlled by one switch and five outlets for putting in landscape ligjhting. I have an electrical outlet outside that isn't being used for anything and I was thinking about removing the outlet and using the electricity at that point to run wiring to the areas needed.
Question by stephmaria 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hello! My name is Tyler, and i have a proposal for Instructables.com, or whoever might be interested in helping me with this. I would love to see a new 'outside' sub-category (I guess you'd call it that) on hunting, trapping, tracking etc created, and it would be thus called, Hunting! Basically, the idea came to me when i noticed lots of guides like cleaning critters, trap setting/making, how to track animals etc, but to me they don't seem to belong to the right category. I haven't seen any other posts related to this, but I would love to put the idea out there, because I do think it would be quite useful to have a category for hunting, not just sport, but for survival. I want to also apologize if someone has said this idea before and i haven't noticed it :-P I hope this interested at least someone and I hope to see how it goes! :-D Tyler H.
Topic by fatchumba667 6 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I just6 wanted to know why arent the contests open for people outside us
Question by robot1398 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi all! I go into the wilderness with my research and build electronic gizmos. See this overview of our camp: https://youtu.be/RSKbZFIG62g?t=2m11s and the desk in question! To support this me and Hannah Perner-Wilson have been trying to create tools for infrastructure for backpacking in the wild (also see her wearable studio descriptions http://www.plusea.at/?p=5385). The tool im working on right now is a modular lightweight desk we can suspend between trees. It's actually going pretty great! You can see Matt here soldering and building on this bench. it worked WAY BETTER than expected. I though it was gonna be TOO wiggly, or bouncy and impossible to work on. Turns out, it just worked really well! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJQrnl3-27c the only PROBLEM however was with our panels. I used these sheets of like MDF (or something). They are that material that pegboards are made out of. They were great because they were thin and rigid. But they were still pretty heavy and they absorbed water. I want your advice on materials. I want something that Is rigid! (will hold its own shape under compression and/or tension) Can support lots of tools and stuff on top Strong (will stand up to beatings in the field, and smashproof inside backpack) Thin (packs into backpack well) Cut-able (less important) (won't give off evil fumes or particles if i need to cut or modify it at home (or even in the field) Not crazy-beans expensive (like it seems like carbon fiber panels are) I was thinking like fiberglass maybe? http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-fiberglass-sheets/=xu6e5k is that a good idea? Carbon fiber (though super expensive)? what are your ideas?
Topic by blorgggg 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Before you got taken over, there used to be a token amounts of competitions that were opened to the whole world, now it's all restricted to "US, CANADA (excluding Quebec), UK and AUSTRALIA" (and somtimes Holland). I'm a Brit. I live in Europe, Do I really have to fake my address at my aunt's place outside of London to be able to enter? Why the about face? Also, a side note, where did the option to edit your own comments go? Unhappily yours, bpfh
Topic by bpfh 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I am taking apart an old microwave and trying to use the turntable motor inside of it for another project, but I dont really know even how to power the thing once I get it out of the microwave. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I would do this. Also, I have a limited budget/limited knowledge of this type of stuff. I just need a motor that has decent torque and low rpms so I think this motor should work well.
Question by hazana15 8 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I want to be able to display a webpage on to a large monitor. (so people can view the site when they are outside for example) The website would update in real time (ajax based) but is essentially pretty basic just some images and text (no flash)/simple design. I have had a bit of a look around at supplier sites and most seem to have their own system where you can add in images/videos to display, or a program where you can input data yourself. I was looking at was something like Samsung smart TV but I think this is to good for what I need as I want to keep the price down, or Opera TV but I am not sure if I am looking in the right direction. I don't really want to have a lap top connected to this device (and be connecting via a cable) ideally you could talk to the device via a smartphone over wireless/bluetooth. I don't know where to start but I reckon if someone could point me in the right direction here I could make my idea happen?
Topic by ak8500 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Alright need some help. im wanting to fill a bunch of test tubes with the fluid from glow sticks for my halloween costume this year. but for some reason after removing the fluid from the glow sticks and putting it in the tubes it does not stay lit for very long at all. im talking anywhere from 3-4 mins to 60 seconds. i have tried breaking the inner container before and after putting it into the test tube, and for some reason mixing the two after seems to have a longer life. moving and shaking the test tubes does cause the mix to glow for less time and im going to be wearing them so i cant have this. does any one have any kind of knowledge if this area? i could really use your help. any ideas on how to fix the life span?
Topic by pearce606 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi I am trying to make various crystals spin in the wind. I have even gone to the extreme of buying ball bearing fishing swivels to make it happen...not so much. Any way I think I need some sort of a spiral to actually "catch" the wind to propel the heavy crystal around. Anybody make these if you are willing to share that would be great. I don't need to reinvent the wheel.
Question by charisgr8 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Ever wanted to know how to build a twin water rocket launcher? Have some expert advice on hand? Feel free to comment and help build a full metal, high PSI twin launcher. I am looking for assistance/advice you may wish to input. I was hoping to build a substantial base for launching multiple water rockets. It has a quad manifold so further expansion is possible. As you can see from the parts, it is very simple. I still need to add a isolating valve to stop water back flow into my pump (which will be located at the end cap, after the gate valve. The release mech has yet to be designed also. Australian gardena hose quick connects are the base for this rockets release system. I hope that is not too confusing. If it is, ask and I will clarify my babblings. Thanks for the assitance
Topic by Lftndbt 10 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
What parts do i still need to use the atmega chip on other projects after programing it with the Ardiuno?
Question by toybox-b 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I throught together this pond before winter out of a plastic pond, a liner and a couple cinder blocks. Before a clean out any junk and stock it with fish, whats cool way to fishish the outside. Its got the liner hanging out and is a eye sore. Id like to tack cinder blocks around it but I would need 50 and at 2 bucks a piece thats a bit expensive for me. Any ideas to do it cheaply?
Question by imthatguy1125 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have a cricket modem and a outdoor hd directional antenna can i somehow run coaxial cable to modem and get a better signal? If not . what is the best way to go about increasing signal strength, while being cost effective?