Hi, Please share your funny/corny pick up lines on this forum. Thanks Joe 1.If I could rearrange the alphabet, I would put U and I together. That one was lame but i want to here yours.
Posted by joejoerowley 10 years ago
I work with a company (whose name I will omit) that works in the field of picking locks and the like. I am trained and even paid to pick locks. I only recently picked up the hobby, with the job. I have a couple sets of picks. ~I don't need to know how to make picks~ There are plenty of instructables on that, on this site and elsewhere. What I would like to see are some decent pickgun instructables. I have seen some electric models online in various places, as well as some simple mechanic models, but have been unable to find either here. If anyone has built one, or plans to, please share the experience. I intend to get started soon on at least one of the projects in my head right now. So, I don't care if your pickgun is electric, manual, or magnetic-powered. I don't care if it opens car doors, deadbolts, padlocks, wafer locks, or warlocks. I just want to see what other people are up to.
Posted by BorisTheSpider 10 years ago
Decided it would be a good idea to offer both sides of the discussion to the lockpick group. I'm hoping (fingers crossed here) that the community is capable of handling this entire group intelligently and maturely. As such, I figure pros and hobbyists alike can benefit not only from the opening and bypassing methods, but from more information about what's being done to prevent such things. All the information here is for educational purposes, and it helps me in my line of work to see what non-commercial solutions there may be. Also, with the shared knowledge here, it's possible we can come up with even better security options. Afterall, part of the job is getting in, another big part is keeping others out. *In my own opinion, the best security option anyone has is to install a decent security system. That way, even when the physical locks fail (I refuse to believe there is a lock that cannot be picked or bypassed), there is still an added security. Besides that, even having the alarm company's sign in your yard/window really is enough to deter most would-be intruders* So, feel free to post methods for getting in, or keeping others out.
Posted by BorisTheSpider 9 years ago
Alright, so I know that I'm just 14, but hey! I don't think it's too early to think about college.Based on what I enjoy doing, I figure that my best bet would be to go into mechanical engineering. I thought about electrical and chemical engineering, but I am more of a hands-on kind of guy.Thing is, I want to go to a college that is in the SEC (Southeastern Conference). One, because I'd rather stay down South, and two, I'd like to stay fairly close to my family (i.e., not up North/out West).UA (Alabama) is the only one that offers courses in mechanical engineering. I'm not sure about other colleges, but because I am out-of-state, my education costs nearly $11,000 more than a resident of the state.Geez! I don't come from a rich family, so that seems a bit, extravagant.Now, I have and and have always had straight A's. I'm in the "advanced" classes, blah, blah, I participate in the Academic Bowl, blah, blah, ok. I'm fairly educated, so I'm sure a scholarship will come my way.In Georgia, we have the HOPE Scholarship, which will help fund students with high grades if they go to a Georgia college.I have yet to find a college in Georgia that offers courses in mechanical engineering. Now, Georgia Tech may have one, but I cannot go there, as they are a fierce rival of UGA.After writing all of this, I don't actually remember my purpose of posting this here, but will continue.Oh, that's right: Does anyone know of some scholarships that would fund out-of-state students?Any other advice, of any kind, would be appreciated.Didn't know picking a college would be this hard.P.S. What exactly is your job called, Eric? (or any of the iBles staff)
Posted by Bran 10 years ago
So, judging by what I've seen so far, a lot of people have a terrible concept as far as lockpicking goes. They don't know if it's legal, if it's really possible, etc. As such, let me begin by saying the very first thing you should do if you're interested in picking is go somewhere else. I don't intend to give you a full tutorial about how to pick. You can find that online in a lot of places. A good idea is to subscribe to a forum of experienced locksmiths and search there for a while. One I highly recommend is lockpicking101.com. Picking is a fun, albeit expensive hobby. It's also a living, or part of a living for a lot of people. I am not the devil for advocating lockpicking. Believe me, if someone wanted in your house to take your stuff or to cause you harm, they'd be more likely to go through a window than to take the time to pick a lock. I am not making the world any more, or less, secure with the information I post here. Owning picking tools is not illegal pretty much anywhere in the continental US, except maybe in Washington, D.C. Picking a lock you don't have a right to is illegal, and immoral, everywhere. It really can't be said enough: NEVER PICK A LOCK THAT DOESN'T BELONG TO YOU OR THAT YOU DON'T HAVE PERMISSION TO.
Posted by BorisTheSpider 10 years ago
Anyone have any clue what this tool was used for or what it is called? It was found in the dirt on a farm. I will attempt to describe as best as I can hoping that this will help after you see the pictures. It looks like the main piece is like a large needle with an eye at the one end and a point at the other. Then there is a curved hook sideways to the main piece (see the shadow on my leg). The hole/open portion in the middle appears to be some sort of clamp. When you press on the tab piece that is closer to the eye, the hole opens up, releases the pressure on whatever may be inside the hole.
Posted by jtaylor69 5 years ago
Hello, "Somebody" tried to steal my truck last night. He/They broke sliding rear window and destroyed the ignition switch on my poor truck. He/They bent the rod that goes to the "Steering Switch Harness". So I can Replace the whole steering column, or make a "Hidden key-less push-button ignition switch" But I don't know the wiring pin-out of the steering harness. I desperately need help with this. Thanks for reading and Helping. Also any creative suggestion will be appreciated. Mr. Lunna Xiii
Posted by mrlunna13 8 years ago
Hello fellow instructable'r,I have been trying to make my own custom guitar picks and, so far, have been extremely surprised with my results. First, i wondered if it was possible for a guitar pick to even run through my printer (regular load in front, print to front) without jamming it. I found out that i could. Then, i tried printing a NIN (Nine Inch Nails) logo on it and it worked. My only problem is that i can't get the ink to dry and become durable enough to let me touch it and not take ink off/ make fingerprints on it. For now, i have put tape over the side i printed on, but is there any way that you know of that i can make the ink more permanent? I was thinking of maybe using clear coat spray or that clear top coat for nail polish. Just so you guys know, i used a yellow dunlop tortex .73mm pick.Thanks,-Nick
Posted by tubbychick3n 9 years ago
When you click on editors pick on the front page it directs you to a page full of characters
Posted by g-tech 7 years ago
I have a 97 dodge dakota and I need a new timing chain cover. On-line purchases are out of the question because I'm short on time and cash. I will be going to pick n pull to get a replacement but they currently only have years 91, 92, 93, 95, and 99. My question is this, how do i find out how similar any of these other covers are, short of driving all the way to the yard and inspecting each one. does anyone know off hand how interchangeable this piece is?
Posted by danjamesardoin 3 years ago
If the contest were to close around now about March 10th who would you pick as a winner for each category?
Posted by EPL 9 years ago
Me no get no transistors. me need help. me using ltc4060 chip and me need help picking the pnp transistor. heres datasheethttp://www.linear.com/pc/downloadDocument.do?navId=H0,C1,C1003,C1037,C1078,C1088,P7601,D5235it's on page 14 - 15I'm using 3 cells and a charge current of 35 mABTW I'm not stupid, just never really got how to use transistors
Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago
Hello everyone I came up with this simple but very useful batch file. Copy the Text you see below and then paste it to notepad and save it as .bat FOR EXAMPLE===> Website Selector.bat COPY ll \/ @echo off title Websites color 0a cls :back echo now pick a website!!! echo 1=www.google.com echo 2=www.youtube.com echo 3=www.yahoo.com echo 4=www.facebook.com echo 5=www.twitter.com echo 6=www.instructables.com SET /p pick= if %pick%==1 goto 1 if %pick%==2 goto 2 if %pick%==3 goto 3 if %pick%==4 goto 4 if %pick%==5 goto 5 if %pick%==6 goto 6 :1 start www.google.com goto stuff :2 start www.youtube.com goto stuff :3 start www.yahoo.com goto stuff :4 start www.facebook.com goto stuff :5 start www.twitter.com goto stuff :6 start www.instructables.com goto stuff :stuff echo press 1 to go back to choosing a website or 2 to exit SET /p go= if %go%==1 goto back if %go%==2 goto exit :back goto back :exit goto end :end exit
Posted by el-xavi26 5 years ago
Love this story in the Wall Street Journal about truckers picking up new hobbies due to fewer jobs. While they used to have just an hour or two between jobs, now they'll have a couple days. Now there are many truckers spending time learning photography, sewing, knitting, and more. Idle Pastime: In Off Hours, Truckers Pick Up Stitching http://www.flickr.com/photos/holstphoto/ / CC BY 2.0
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
I have managed to stop my energy sword from disspearing but i cannot pick it up. I would need some suggestions.As you can see, there is no pick up sign. (update: I have just changed the selection of weapons from "energy sword" to "flame thrower" and i can pick it up but cannot hit it)
Posted by chua_erei 7 years ago
I have a project I'm working on and I need help finding the plastic version of this: http://factory.dhgate.com/toothpicks/gl160-sandwich-picks-88mm-750pcs/box-p41597072.html or this: http://www.webstaurantstore.com/wooden-food-picks-flat-750-box/999R823.html I have been searching and searching and searching for about two days straight and I got nothing. I've looked up craft sticks, stir sticks, swizzle sticks, food picks, appetizer picks, cocktail picks, fruit picks, sandwich skewers, dental mixing spatulas, you name it. It doesn't have to be exactly like these examples, it just has to be white, it has to be plastic, it has to be flat, and it has to be about 3.5" to 4" long. I know I've seen something like this before but I just can't put my finger on it. What better place to ask help than the most resourceful group of people on planet earth?
Posted by ammonihah99 6 years ago
You must have changed something because this always worked before. Starting with the Feb 11 emailed Newsletter and also evident in todays, the link for the initial Featured item works but all the ones below in "Editors Picks" do not function. When mousing over the pictures, the link is displayed in Featured instructable, but not with the ones below. I am using the Microsoft Outlook to read emails. DGW
Posted by DGW 2 years ago
Hello, I ordered this amplifier and I need to pick best battery for this amplifier. Would be great to power it for at least 3-4 hours on maximum volume (200W rms subwoofer and 2x50W rms speakers). I need lightweight battery and powerful battery, size does not matter, budget is low so nothing overpriced I do not want.
Posted by RobertasP4 1 year ago
I receive your emails and often find some of the items interesting. Unfortunately, the only clickable item in the email is the predominate first item. That's great, but I often find that I am more interested in one of the other items but when I attempt to click on them like I would in any email promoting "staff picks" or "featured items" - absolutely nothing happens. Everything in the email should be readily clickable! Please consider this simple and user-friendly change.
Posted by theojt 2 years ago
My new avatar notwithstanding, I can never pick out a hat in real life. Every hat I try on is either too big for my face, or makes my head look weird. I know that girls can look awesome in a tasteful hat, but there must be some trick I'm missing. Do you go according to face shape? Age? Size? Can someone make an ible on how to pick a hat (like a straw-cowboy-fedora type hat...not a SISSY hat) ? Please?
Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago
hi guys i hope you can help me out. i am competing in a roborace (www.roborace.co.za) we need a sensor that picks up a green light so that the car can start moving forward, then we also need a sensor that picks up red light in order to stop the car. i know you can use a normal LED and connect it the wrong why around apparently it can pick up the same color as what the LED is emitting example: Green Led will pick up green light. can someone please help me out Kind regards
Posted by marcelalfa 5 years ago
In various parts around the site, we've changed "featured" to "editors' picks". When a new visitor comes to Instructables, we want them to clearly understand that there are editors helping select the very best content. This is especially true on our homepage, where I want a new visitor to know a human, not an algorithm or chance, selected which Instructables appear. Editors' picks doesn't easily lend itself to being a verb, so we'll probably still talk about featuring projects, and the term featured will still be used around the site. No changes have been made to how the featuring process itself works or what happens to featured Instructables. You will note that we're now publishing a letter from the editor; this and the name change to editors' picks are both part of growing and developing our editorial voice. Let us know what you think, and if you are looking for algorithm or chance, try Instructables sorted by views this week or random.
Posted by ewilhelm 7 years ago
Kay so I'm doing a project here basically i need you to fill out this survey of people here on ibles just give a name for one category and try to pick the most influential people here and also try to pick someone who you could recognize by their avatar any day Please pick a new member every time Sorry, but Kiteman cannot be an answer he is already forced into another spot 1 who is an ibles member who stands tall and knows to pick their battles wisely 2 who is an ibles member who is always right and has a rock solid defense 3 who is an ibles member who is always here and you can't get enough of I know, there weird questions, but that's the best i can do without giving it away
Posted by Chicken2209 9 years ago
I haven't done much dumpster diving but after seeing some of the stuff gleaned from the jaws of the compactor, I plan on doing some. Any tips or information on good techniques and favorable sites to cull treasures from would be greatly appreciated. Thanx, Mrs. P
Posted by Mrs. Peterson 10 years ago
I looked up at bat detector, a device that converts ultrasonic signals into audible sounds. Most bats produce high frequency calls which are often higher than a human ear can pick up. A bat detector picks up the frequencies and then converts the sound into a lower, audible frequency. I was thinking if I could get a bat detector, I use it to capture the ultrasonic sounds.While bat detector could pick up these high frequencies, it would be interesting to see how it will pick up the faintly heard, to human ears - sounds of the industrialised areas/city or even at isolated/quiet areas. The bat detector I want to use is this - http://www.magenta2000.co.uk/acatalog/B ... _Bat4.html I'm thinking of hooking up the bat detector to a digital recorder and a binaural microphone and capture the sound through those equipments. I would greatly appreciate your suggestions/opinions on this matter.
Posted by drifterocean 4 years ago
We're busy doing a round of approval voting to help select the finalists for the Laser Cutter Contest. In this round, judges give a "yes" or "no/no opinion" vote to each entry. We rank the entries by total number of "yes" votes and the top 10 become finalists. While I haven't gone through everything yet, I've been adding Instructables I plan to vote "yes" for to my favorites (by clicking the "favorite link" right above the comments). Again, I'm not done yet, but you can check out my current picks here in my favorites.What are your picks for finalists? Post you top picks as comments, or if you have a lot, post a link to your favorites.Remember that an additional four finalists will be selected based on pageviews and positive ratings as recorded around Monday January 7th ( Laser Cutter Contest rules). So, there's still time to vote for and tell your friends about your Instructable or your favorites. Also, we just added some sorting options for groups to make seeing who is in the lead that much easier:Laser Cutter Contest entries sorted by pageviewsLaser Cutter Contest entries sorted by rating
Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago
Is it possible to make a tv antenna from an old router? I have an old router and a tv antenna. I am trying to do this because my stupid cable provider won't pick up a second CBS. Then my TV tower fell about 5 years ago. Last month I found this station. It's 79.2 miles away. My little indoor TV antenna pick it up at NIGHT, on CLEAR skies only. (Not in the day) and I have to hold the antenna. I know routers would be didgital (if that has anything to do with it). My tv does have the digital tuner. On digital I can't pick it up, but i do somewhat on analog.
Posted by popit 10 years ago
Before the last update when I was in the middle of writing an answer I could leave the page to pick up a link or something like that then go back to the page pick "answer" and my answer would still be there. Now the answer is gone. What changed? Is there any other way than creating a new tab or window to do my research and still keep my answer going? Using Firefox.
Posted by Re-design 8 years ago
Facial feature detection is an interesting addition to robotics. Much of human communication is done without verbs and nouns so a robot that can pick up on visual cues from the human face will probably be leagues ahead of it's peers. I imagine that using this feature it can pick up the disconect between words and facial expression to get a understanding of sarcasm. Turing test, here we come!Face Controlling Robots
Posted by lamedust 10 years ago
I have picked up a copy of PopSci before, but at an age when I wouldn't be able to understand anything in it. So I don't remember much. After entering the contest, I did some research about PopSci. It looks cool, and if i don't have a winning project, I will likely pick up an issue next grocery trip. I was just wondering, what can I expect in an issue of PopSci and what (if you subscribe) are your favourite articles? -Evan
Posted by evy-wevy 11 years ago
Some of the hyperlink in the last couple of newsletter is not working. From Editors Picks down to Contests
Posted by kbr 2 years ago
I just bought these http://amzn.to/1HgdTOC by accident (One-Click buying...lol) and I figured instead of returning them and getting my money back, I could actually use them around my room. The only problem is, I'm not too sure how to actually power them. From what I understand, they require a 12V 5A power supply. Is there anything common I might have in my house that I could use to power these? If not, where can I pick one up cheap-ish and with fast shipping? Edit: forgot to mention I own a Dioder kit from IKEA, would it be possible to use the power supply from that? The label on it says 12V, but only .42A so I doubt it.
Posted by ZachI1 3 years ago