Wanted: Instructable for this amazing paperclip chandlier

Http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/look/look-paperclip-pendant-lamp-076946For the sake of my sanity, someone PLEASE do an instructable on how to create this amazing paperclip chandelier!

Posted by kettir 9 years ago


Office Warfare Book on Sale Now

Spending all day in a cubicle is a lot like a war of attrition between you and the clock, with skirmishes against neighbouring tribes to establish dominance. While we haven't yet figured out a way to speed up time to get your out of your white-collar jail, we do have a handy book that could make your hours under fluorescent light s little more enjoyable. Presenting, Office Weapons: Projects to Fortify Your Cubicle A collection of over 40 projects made by YOU, members of Instructables, that you can create in your cubicle from easily sourced office supplies. There's grappling hooks, trebuchets, darts and more - all made out of office supplies! We've even included some fun non-warfare projects at the end to keep you entertained in times of peace. Check out the projects that are in the book, then head over to ThinkGeek or Amazon to grab a copy for yourself. If all else fails, you can always use the book as a shield from your cubicle neighbour (who has already purchased this book and is arming himself as you read this).

Posted by mikeasaurus 5 years ago


stuff that's usually in your pockets

What do you carry in your pockets all the time? for me its my wallet, permanent marker, thumb drives, ipod, phone, rubber bands, keys, scissors, paperclips, the metal things in the middle of floppy disks, mini torch and (sometimes) a deck of cards.

Posted by the_mad_man 9 years ago


Inofficial McGyver Contest

After winning 2 1-year Pro Memberships on Instructables, I have a 3-month Pro Membership left. So I decided to spend it for an inofficial contest. I am proud to announce the first Inofficial McGyver Contest! Win a 3-month Pro Membership on Instructables with your awsome idea. Take a paperclip, a piece of fishing line, chewing gum and tape and build something awesome. Post your Photo-, Step-By-Step- or Video-Instructable until June 27th and tag it with IMGC, send me a message with the link and problaby win a 3 month Pro Membership on Instructables. Lets have some fun, Mischka

Posted by mischka 7 years ago


what do yall think?

Btw what happend to not liable any ways OK i was bored today. It acutaly rained in so cal so I made this thing its about 5 feet tall and its a pnumatic blow gun thing with a electronic scope i coulnd find the presure rated pvc thing nor the co2 tanks so i used the next best thing A COKE BOTTLE AND A BIKE PUMP WOOOOOOT. i Know people are going to say why the (*(& are u using a coke bottle its because i only need 25-30 psi with a paper dart tiped with a paperclip and foil it went about well outa my houses yard passed my neighbors yard to my 3rd row down neighbors yard (thak god!)

Posted by gotja 11 years ago


Need your advice for airsoft build.

Hello you all, Not new from visiting, but anyway, I have these parts, etc, that I am hoping someone is able to tell me a way, or how I can use them, to build an aeg, or something of the like _ a few motors with a gear on them. Some plastic gears. Airbrush thing from testors, and propellant can, the remains, everything but the gearbox, one of the gears. the remains of a umarex, sig 5522 commando including the plastic outside, mag, and all, just the gearbox is totaled, and so is one of the gears, and the one of the soddered on cable joints to the motor has come off again.  plenty of large and small springs. maybe some wood if any, paperclips. With the stuff, or some mentioned, Can anyone tell me how I can make a mechanism, or something so the sig can shoot again. ;D would greatly appreciate help. Crews

Posted by ccrews 7 years ago


National Science Bowl teams used my Trebuchet for a competition

I received an awesome comment. A high school teacher used the plans for my Quick'n'Dirty Trebuchet as a lunchtime competition project for teams competing in the National Science Bowl. The teacher made up kits of the parts: masking tape, dowels (I used chopsticks), paperclips, toothpicks, string, a binder clip and a weight. The teams then had to assemble it and held a throwing competition. The winner averaged over 20'.This is why I make Instructables, and most specifically why I made this one. I wanted it to be easy and cheap, no special hard to find parts, work well, while still being a real Trebuchet. I loved the comment.Here it is:My school hosts a regional competition for the National Science Bowl for high school students every year with the winner going on to the national competition in Washington, DC. This year I was in charge of finding some sort of competitive project for the teams to build and compete with during the lunch break. I chose your quick and dirty trebuchet and made a kit for each team. I made a few changes to your plans. I used 12" long 1/4" cut dowels instead of chopsticks since I didn't have a cheap source of chopsticks. I did not give them rubber bands and instead they were to tape the paperclips on for the axle. They were given a 200 g weight with a loop of string taped to it for the weight. The projectile was a mini binder clip with a loop of string tied to it. The complete kit contained the 9 dowels, a roll of masking tape, 4 paper clips, the 200g weight with loop of string attached, mini binder clip with loop of string attached, your printed instructions as a guide and a sheet explaining the rules of the competition.It worked out quite well. The teams were given a copy of your plans as a guide and 20 minutes to build their device. The competition was they were to launch the projectile three times and it had to land inside a track 4 foot wide each time. The distances of the two best of the three throws were added together for their score with a foul (outside the lines) counting as zero distance. We had 12 teams participate and the winner had a score of about 44.5 feet. They all had fun and I think learned something too.

Posted by SFHandyman 9 years ago


How to create a simple on/off toggle button for small LED light?

I have these small LED spoke lights for bicycles. It operates by screwing the black plastic piece down to complete a circuit with the battery. Unscrewing breaks the connection.  What I want to do is create a button that will complete/break the circuit turning the light on or off. I don't want the end result to be much larger than it is now if possible. The reason for he size constraint is because the light will go inside a small rubber ball. Squeezing the ball will press the button. This seems like a fairly simple task but my lack of circuit/electronics experience (plus this head-cold) keeps me from thinking of a simple solution. Maybe a toggle button is asking too much (too large, complex?). If so, I'd resort to have the light come on only while pressed down. This seems simple as well (bending a paperclip just right does the trick, but I'd prefer the on/off toggle. I appreciate any tips and suggestions. I can also answer any questions to make things more clear if needed.

Posted by Seasick Pirate 3 years ago


(newsletter) Spy Cam, High Speed Video, Flower Buying Guide...

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Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago