Elvis has left his domicile

My wife and I had one of the cavies featured in my Cavy / Guinea Pig ible, i.e. Elvis, in for surgery. Although he made it through surgery (a cancerous kidney removal), the other kidney failed, and he perished during the night. Here he is, one more time, when he was much younger, being held by my wife....

Topic by Goodhart 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


is there anyone who can make a piggy bank cola? Answered

is there anyone who can make a piggy bank cola???? plz send a massage to my tih artical is made by google translate

Question by rint 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


where can a i buy weird stuff like giant piggy banks or something off online like in a store or market?

I need a piggy bank thats huge because i want to and i have brothers and sister i need to keep a way from plus im not going to money in it just want one

Question by purpleblackjade 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Piggy Backing a lithium battery (cell)

I have several questions.  But the basic idea is that I want to extend the runtime of a device (such as a cell phone, tablet, camcorder, whatever) by increasing the mah.  So here are the things I am wondering: 1)Many lipo batteries have 3 or 4 contacts, one is -, one is +, and the others are typically data or something.  can I simply connect additional lipo's (just the + and the -) in parallel with the corresponding contacts in the device? 2) Are there any ill effects of charging (presumably from the built in charger of the device, like a cell phone) and discharging (using the device) parallel lipo's? 3)  They will all have the same voltage rating, but do they all have to have the same mah rating? thankyou

Topic by guyfrom7up 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Miss Piggy head. How can I make a full head? Answered

Hi people, i need to make a miss piggy head, not a mask a whole head.Has any one got any ideas? I only have 2 days to make it. It is for a dance concert. Thank you all....Amelia

Question by romanyroamer 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Protocol Regarding Help Requests Here

Hi all, I have a problem (submission probably caught in the filters) and piggy-backed on a topic submitted a few days ago.  If one has a problem similar to that someone else has, is it better to piggy-back as mentioned, or should one submit a new topic? 

Topic by Adeldor 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How do you repair a broken ceramic piggy bank? Answered

My sister's piggy bank broke and she is REALLY torn up about it  (she got it forChristmas and she has broken a bunch of glass lately) and i want to fix it, it is mostly in large pieces, what adhesive, glue, filler, paint should I use? Please respond fast! Thanks! http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe;=off&sa;=X&biw;=1400&bih;=959&tbm;=isch&prmd;=imvns&tbnid;=Egziqd0BezZXkM:&imgrefurl;=http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/decorative-accessories-pillows/ugly-dolls-can-save-your-pennies-142081&docid;=87LBDC8Zpw67qM&imgurl;=http://i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/ohdeedoh/032110-ugly.jpg&w;=540&h;=351&ei;=ThX9TrP6MM3sggerhr3iDA&zoom;=1&iact;=hc&vpx;=171&vpy;=479&dur;=1112&hovh;=181&hovw;=279&tx;=101&ty;=91&sig;=110872985198211297103&page;=1&tbnh;=118&tbnw;=181&start;=0&ndsp;=34&ved;=1t:429,r:14,s:0

Question by Zaphod Beeblebrox 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I need help to ake an easy doggy bank for my little sister who wants one... could anyone please help me?

Please help me find ways to make a doggy bank

Question by BriiCaro 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Im new to the LED Flashlight building. Im wondering if a Capastior would be of any use. Could anyone Help?

My circuit consists of 12 140,000 mcd Green LED's and 2 9v piggy backed to make 18v. my resistors are calculated to 180ohm. im wiring 3 strings of 4 LED's in series.

Question by DaddyDeadLegg 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


If you could invent one appliance, what would it be?

Hello Instructables! I am volunteering at a local high school science and engineering event, and I am looking to put a list together of some Out-of-the-Box inventions for your home (kitchen, bathroom, laundry, cooking, cleaning, anything!).  I was going to present the list to these kids to see if they have any more ideas to piggy back off of them to get them to start thinking innovatively. If you could invent any appliance for the home, what would it be?

Topic by Brennn10 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


New apple ad

Yea ok i understand im not pro, and i can handle the ad's but this rather piggy apple ad currently on the site has 1 main problem (besides it takes for freakin ever to load) now i cannot see the contest's and I have no idea where to go looking, I was kinda looking forward to see what new projects there are but i just get pc (who IRL owns a mac) and mac squabbling over which is better ... and i really dont care as i own both, but thats not the point where do i find the contest links while this is going on?

Topic by osgeld 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


LIfe, it ends so we can learn to live. . .

It is with a VERY sad heart that I am passing along that our most beloved, and outgoing and adventurous cavy (guinea pig), Snuggles, had what appears to be a stroke, last night.   She passed this morning on the way to the vet, in my wife, Ellen's arms. She was unlike ANY piggie we've ever taken care of,  BLUE eyes (rather then the normal ruby red) and a personality that could win over the grouchiest person. Friendly, outgoing, and curiuos, she will always be remembered.  She was a bit over 5 years old and so was very old, but was very active for one so old also. We are very glad she did not suffer long howevver.

Topic by Goodhart 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Please Vote For My Dog

Hey everyone, my dog entered in a cutest pet contest. The winner gets a vet gift certificate thing. He is a puppy and has heartworms. We can't afford for him to go to the vet because he just went about a month ago for parvo. His name is Dipper, and he is a very fun and loving puppy. He loves people and thinks everyones his friend lol, but his best friend is his kitty. He also loves cheese. Thanks for the help everyone, we really appreciate it.  (His title says "Dipper and the piggy"). The link is below. http://tribtoday.upickem.net/engine/Votes.aspx?PageType=VOTING&contestid;=55991#SubmissionDisplay

Topic by musick_08 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


12v device to switch on a 9v device (signal to switch on only)

I have a device that is switched on by a sensor, powered by 12v, 1.3amp battery. I have another device that is switched on by a mechanical push button switch, this is powered by a 9v battery. I want to piggy back on the wires that switch on the 12v device and take the signal (to turn on only) to the device that is already powered by a 9v battery and normally turned on by a push button switch. ( I want to replace this mechanical push button switch with an "electronic switch" turned on and off the the presence and absence of the 12v signal) I want the 9v device to switch on only when the 12v device switches on and switch off when the 12v device switches off. Also I want the 9v device to only run on the original 9v battery (not accepting power from the 12v device and not returning any power from the 9v device to the 12v device. Is there a switch device/relay that can do this? A device that I can just connect between the wires going from the 12v device to the 9v device? I am a novice to electronics please be kind. I an open to using part from another device, and basic mods. Thank you

Topic by Jvos 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Pier 9 is Disneyland for Makers

The amount of resources this place has is impossible to describe. If you really want to learn all the equipment at Pier 9 it will probably take you 2 years to fully know how every machine works. People here love making things and it felt like home. For me making is not only the transformation of the object into the final piece but it's a transformation in me, how my emotions change as I build. I never felt more connected to my work as in Pier 9. It's been a few months since I finished my residency and to be honest every week I think of quitting my job and going back. It has been one of my most memorable experiences in the past couple of years and if you are thinking of applying, stop thinking and APPLY! (3 good friends: John, Xander and Wei are now AiR after I shared my experience with them) I applied to be an AiR because I had a bunch of personal projects I wanted to make and had been really busy working at SRI designing really amazing robots to "save the world". Most of the projects I was working back at that time were kind of long and most of them involved DARPA funding (confidential- can't talk about). In contrast, I wanted to make shorter projects, just for fun. Pier 9 seemed like a perfect place. It is located over the water, you will be literally cutting wood on the table saw with the most amazing view of downtown SF. I live in Menlo Park so I would take the Caltrain and get of at King St. Then I would bike for 10 minutes along the Embarcadero. At night, I would bike facing the Bay Bridge Lights. Overall beautiful commute. When I joined in November 2013, things were still being organized at the Pier. For example, making a reservation for a class was super easy and intuitive. a few months after that there was a more complicated process and it felt the classes were always full. The AiR lounge/office had white walls and no furniture so I decided to make a few projects to make our space a little nicer. I also made the AiR wallet to keep the credit card safe (we used to have a big clamp to store our credit card). One final addition, was the AiR roster that I pulled together to know all of the other AiR and have their contact info. One of my objectives at the Pier was learning to do CNC. I started working with the ShopBot and learned to do 2.5 CNC fairly quickly. I enjoyed making CNC furniture for the Pier. I hope the Piggy Coffee table is still in the AiR lounge. After that I continued working with CNC and made a clock and a sunglass case. I wished the DMS 5 axis was running before I left the Pier so I could make my lounge chair from a tree trunk. I do want to say sorry for all of the router bits I broke, all of the toxic materials I used and any other unethical things I've done! I will miss Pier 9 but I what I will miss the most is the people. There were about 10-15 Artists in Residence at any given time. That meant that every week or two, a new talented artist was joining and another one was saying goodbye. The best part was that we all shared our work and got great comments and feedback from the rest of the group. The amount of creativity and diversity was unbelievable. I have to make a special mention to my shop teacher and friend Sean. He has been a great companionnon several all nighters at the Pier. We would be doing some crazy amount of work in the evening and going to bed around 7 am. I would go and sleep for a long while but he always had to come back to the Pier and teach a class. Sean was responsible for teaching me some tricks on a couple of machines so thanks to him my time was more effective. Another thing I will miss is going to the woodshop and see Sam working on the next modification to the shop. He was always with a friendly smile giving us advice while he was finishing his project. I also would like to thank Taylor Stein and Arthur Harsuvanakit. Both work at Autodesk and they have tought me and a bunch of AiR how to use some of the Autodesk software. Last, another thanks to Randy Sarafan, he also was another late night worker and companion. Thanks again to Noah and Vanessa for making my dreams come true. Alejandro (alepalan)

Topic by alepalan 4 years ago