Captain Planet Rings?

So, I've been wanting to buy a Captain Planet ring since I was a kid, and thought of it recently, but the only ones I can find online are too expensive, hard to get, or are probably too small anyway. So, I think I'm going to try to make my own, does anyone have any suggestions?

Posted by MrSketchyGalore 7 years ago


Planet Green Debuted Wednesday

Discovery Channel's Planet Green debuts today. Planet Green is a whole new 24-hour channel which which specializes in a environmental friendly lifestyle. I was actually contacted by the producer of the show G Word about my 100 Ways to Reduce Your Impact instructable. G-Word is a show that features "green" content from people like you and me. However, the producer decided to go with only video content, so my instructable was dropped. Anyway, if you want to find out what channel Planet Green is being featured on, visit http://planetgreen.channelfinder.net/, and just insert your zip code and cable provider.We can all learn something every day to reduce our impact, and save some money while we are at it.

Posted by Brennn10 10 years ago


Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest Winners

Instructables and Lonely Planet are happy to announce the winners of the Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest!The world is a big and crazy place and to truly understand that you need to see it in person. Thanks to the entries in this contest we can learn from the mistakes and successes of others and help plan for a better trip in the future. The advice in these Instructables cover trips both grand and small, but all of the finalists have some advice that would be helpful.With all of the cool travel books from Lonely Planet as prizes we can only hope that these travelers will be planning yet another trip to explore a new place and get another perspective on life.Now, on with the winners! Third Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive their choice of Lonely Planet phrasebook and an Instructables patch and stickers. In random order. When in mosquito bite, use THIS PRODUCT! Tips for the traveling photographer How To Do Waikiki And Oahu On The Cheap The Oh S..t Kit Altoids Tin Emergency Candle Best FREE Things to do at Walt Disney World Some Simple Travel Games for Car and Train Journeys How to: Bathtub laundry How to "Do Toledo" in 30 days (or less) How to travel to London, England - and have a great time! The "i have no clue what geocaching is", geocaching guide! The Robolocity Roaming Instructables Robot Gnome - RoboGnome Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive Bluelist 2008: The Best in Travel, choice of a Lonely Planet guidebook, and an Instructables t-shirt. In random order. How to get the BEST out of your travels Urban Survival 101: Mobile Computing on the Fringe Improvised Flip Flops out of a camping mat Bumcamping in Japan pocket sized map book Business travel when you're not going executive class Space saving folding techniques for cloths. Prize (10) The Pocket Pal aka A Gals Other Pocket Pal RadBear's Travel Tips Traveling by Scooter First PrizeThe authors of these Instructables will each receive a choice of Cities, Asia, or Africa photo book, Bluelist 2008: The Best in Travel, choice of a Lonely Planet guidebook, and an Instructables t-shirt. In random order. Handy Tricks: World Traveler Edition by stasterisk Packing for Tropical Travelby aneel Turning a Cruise Full of Old People into a Death Defying Adventure by iwasthinkingaboutsoup

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Less People

In discussions I've had with my father multiple times, we've come to the conclusion that for humans to stop having a negative impact on the planet, there must be less of a human population. No other way around it. Now, don't get me wrong and think I'm saying everyone should commit suicided or someone should make some deadly disease to wipe out massive chunks of the population, I'm just looking for others opinions to this theory and possibly other.... more humane alternatives. Other ideas as to reducing human population on earth: Sustainable colonies on the Moon, Mars, etc.?

Posted by monkeysee 9 years ago


what are the planets on the solar system?

Well the earth is the third planet from the sun. Pluto is also a planet but it is the smallest planet and coldest one to. Earth is between Mars and Venus.

Asked by shelbyhumble123 5 years ago


(More) Fictitious Planet Details.

          You may have seen my last question (I'm not counting on it), but if you haven't, I should tell you that I am creating a planet that can support life. I am creating an insect-like creature that flies and swims via silent propulsion. Could an animal develop a method of that propulsion? I am thinking of a couple of methods in particular. It could be MHD- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetohydrodynamic_drive It could be like the Dyson fan-http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/home/dyson-bladeless-fan.htm  I have added my sketch and a scale of the animals, as well as additional information about their behavior. I may have some terms wrong (Like hive-mind), so if I do, please .tell me so I can correct that.

Asked by eulaliaaaa! 6 years ago


How Famous Am I?

I dunno, really, no sure I care. But my dog is famous. Yeah, I just wanted to brag.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago


Makeshift Telescope

I apologize if I misplaced my topic; I'm sure it's nothing unusual though.Okay.. so at night when I go to walk my dogs, I have a huge open sky and not too much light pollution (Go figure -- Orlando, FL). The moon is always super bright, and about once a month, way larger than usual. Among that and the usual contellations, I see brighter objects, flashing ones, so I know they're planets. I see three of them nowadays.Thing is.. since I know they're planets, I want to see them bigger now! I want to see with my own eyes these planets, at least a liiiiitle bit bigger, but I can't afford a telescope. Even if I could, I'm just like the "why buy when I could make it myself"ers on here.I have some lenses; Some from an old (good for it's day) film camera, some from.. other things. Now I know they are problem very limited in their ability to do the requested job.. but like I said, anything is better than a blinking dot; I'll be happy with any beneficial results.I know someone is going to ask something about the lenses, and I'll tell you right now: I don't know. I have no idea how to "measure" lenses or their power.. so any guidance in this area would also be appreciated.Thanks guys!

Posted by NarNar 9 years ago


What would be the best way to make a model of the earth including all internal layers visable in a disection?

I need to start my son off with a school project - hes 12. Thanks for help in advance.?

Asked by Michellabella 7 years ago


An Amazing Planet! (In the works)

Hi there! I am creating a fictitious planet as a personal project of mine, and I would like to blog (Is that the right word for this?) about it.   I am creating the planets, the geography, the natural history, and the wildlife of each of my 3 planets (Sattelites?).  Most of the info will be in the form of an uploaded scan of my notes and sketches, which I will progressively add as I get more Info. Here they are!  Sorry if there are any problems with the image quality.

Posted by eulaliaaaa! 6 years ago


The largest man made island on the planet

This is really crazy! The city called Dubai has built the world's largest island - the island is called Palm Deira... Dubai has built two other large islands which has a similar design, the island are called Palm Jumeirah, and the other one is called Palm Jebel Ali.The island was built in a palm tree shape because Dubai wants to give more beach space to the Dubai's residents. The island is made from mainly rubble and sand. Dubai has also built two more islands, one looks like the world which is called "The World", I don't know what the other island is called...it is really amazing what they had built...You can find more information here.

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago


Water Recycling with a Hydroponic Bog Garden

Clean water - we all need it.  Treating and reusing sewage and other waste water means reducing the burden on the already limited supply of water from our lakes, rivers, and underground aquifers. Instructables user Biotank posted this excellent Hydroponic bog garden. It's the final step in a series of sewage water treatments, and uses bacteria to clean the water even further so it can be used for irrigation.  This system can be combined with a garden for water-loving plants as shown here, or with a fish pond.  While this bog garden isn't likely to fit in your backyard, it's a great example of thinking outside the box to solve the problem of water reuse!  Check it out, and get inspired. What are you doing to conserve or reuse water?  What would you like to do? This post has been sponsored by Pepsi. The Pepsi Refresh Project celebrates the people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive effect on our world.

Posted by canida 8 years ago


Fictitious Planet Details. Answered

         For a personal project of mine, I am creating a fictitious solar system with planets that can sustain life.  To make the project more realistic, I have a set of rules. Mainly, the planet and its inhabitants have to able to exist. I really want a unique planet, and I have it all figured out, except for one thing. The core. So, my question is this:           Could a planet have a gaseous core, and have it very dense and hot, much like a little star, as well as a solid outside? If so, how could it have formed?  

Asked by eulaliaaaa! 6 years ago


Who Here Plays Little Big Planet?

Who on here plays LBP and if so what is your name on it? Mine: Itsmy6

Posted by CerealKiller 9 years ago


Why Do planets Move ? Which force keep them moving in thier orbits? Answered

Why Do planets Move ? Which force keep them moving in thier orbits? google says..... because of the gravitational pull of the sun....... but isn't it the force which only keeps the planets in their  orbits......... ? is it also the same gravitational pull of the sun which keeps them moving ? if so , then how ? 

Asked by _Boltz_ 2 years ago


For drivers who leave their SUVs idling -- can we make a remote control that will shut off their engines ?

Some drivers leave their cars idling.. many times unattended.  They are getting lousy gas mileage and adding carbon needlessly to the environment. Can we deliver some kind of kinetic energy to the vehicle that will cause the engine to shut off without endangering anyone? I'm thinking this would be a remote control device... Just point and click.... and the engine stops running until the driver shows up and starts the car again.

Asked by steve_newguy 7 years ago



I have to create a planet habitable for the survival of human life? Answered

There is a science competition and we have to give details for a planet that has a possibility of sustaining human life. I am a bit confused as to what should I include. There is so much - Orbits and rotation, atmosphere, crust mantle and core, soil type, biodiversity, water, plants, food, metals, magnetism, gravitational force...

Asked by ayusha1081 5 years ago


Does anyone have any name ideas?

Hi! I am working on a project of mine, and I need help with the names of some creatures. Here is a link to my project-in-the-works (https://www.instructables.com/community/An-Amazing-Planet-In-the-works/). If you could help, that would be great! The creatures with no names are in the last four slides. Thanks for your help!

Asked by eulaliaaaa! 6 years ago


i need help finding an iphone game.

you fly around circeling planets and you travel from one planet to another picking up little stud things. while at the same time trying to avoid touching the mines also revolving around the planets. HELP!!!!?

Asked by jman1416 7 years ago



the distance of others planets measure with tausends of years of light speeds. Answered

How come a ufo creator on board reach to earht.are thair life too long to do it?

Asked by tayyareci 9 years ago


replacing grover tuning machines with planet waves? Answered

Has anyone replaced the grover tuning machines on an epiphone les paul with the planet waves auto trim tuners and had a problem with them fitting the holes in the headstock from the grovers? If so how do I solve this problem? thanks

Asked by travisw 7 years ago


Going green : Saving the planet project : Come here !

Hello everyone. Looking at the rising of all the awareness programs of saving the planet and going green. I thought why not we here at instructables could gather and make a small team of engineers, electricians, high voltage people, hobbits, and project builders to share ideas on how to save the planet and go green. the main purpose of this topic is to discuss and design new gadgets, machines and mechanisms to save the planet to carbon emission and use of fossil fuel. So if you have a idea people over here could evaluate it and try to test is out......who knows it could be a future source of energy to the world. So your ideas and suggestions are welcomed.

Posted by arylic 9 years ago


how do i get past level 7 on little big planet psp?

 i asked the question once before and i got nothing... but thats probably because the game had just come out. Im hoping ill have more luck his time.

Asked by GianniMora 8 years ago




"Growing Earth" theory ...

Hi.I was wasting some time on Google Video, and I found this one.This man believe Earth (and others planets) are expanding ...According to Wikipedia, this theory is not new, and is serious. After all, if the Sun (and stars) grows, why not the "core" of planets too ?

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago



Terrestrial mass planet measured orbiting nearby red dwarf

From Science Magazine:A group of astronomers today announced the discovery of the least massive planet yet detected outside of our solar system. It is lightweight enough--between two and three times the mass of Earth--to almost certainly be rocky like Earth rather than a huge ball of gas. Although the planet orbits too close to its star to be habitable, a new analysis of one of its neighbors suggests a world with deep oceans.The observation of Gliese 581e, made with the usual radial-velocity residuals fit, is of a terrestrial-mass planet orbiting insanely close to a red dwarf star. Nevertheless, it marks a substantial improvement (a factor of three in mass) in the precision of the radial-velocity technique.Read the whole article (let me know if it's password protected) for details.Another news article (including a very nice diagram of the habitable zone as a function of the mass of Gliese 581) is available from Science News.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


How many chance for ...

Hi !How many chance for :- life appear on a planet with a moon- AND, seen from the surface of this planet, the diameter of this moon is almost the same than the diameter of the sun???I don't know, but chances must be very very very low ... We, Humans, must be very lucky =o)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Solar_eclips_1999_4.jpg

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago




Instructables Pier 9 - One of the Most Amazing Office Spaces On The Planet

At least according to Business Insider who recently posted an article of the 9 most amazing office spaces on the planet.  They included Pier 9 and even listed it second! Check out the article

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 4 years ago



hi, a long time ago whilst at college I took a photo of the orbit( or part of ) a planet.

This involved pointing camera at a planet and taking a photo but leaving shutter open for many hours. Could anybody please remind me how to do it, and any settings required, also can it be done with a digital camera? many thanks for helping me with my sons homework. barry

Asked by 9 years ago


What galaxy was the movie Avatar supposed to be? Answered

I watched the movie, and now i'm curious, where the heck is that planet?

Asked by Sandisk1duo 8 years ago


I'M LEAVING THIS PLANET, GOODBYE !

I am sorry to say that I will no longer be able to share my Instructables with you nice folks. It seems the powers that be have decided to make it difficult to concede to their demands and rules. I am leaving this site under duress and will miss you all very much. It has been great sharing my stuff with you. Adios and farewell. Triumphman. December 2013. 

Posted by triumphman 4 years ago


HOW TO BUILD A LASER POINTER FOR POINTING OUT STARS/PLANETS?

I keep seeing DIY plans for "Burning Lasers" are these the same as the red or green Lasers used to point into the night sky at selected stars,planets etc?? Can anyone direct me to info on this type of Laser?  I don't want to burn anything. Just a very strong beam that will point out objects in the night sky.                 Thanks

Asked by aristos 8 years ago


Do you think we are going to destroy are planet with GLOBAL WARMING

OK well most of the question is in the title. But I have herd things like there wont be anymore snow in fifty years, the polar ice caps are being destroyed, the ozone is covered in holes and that ethanol is actually worse for the enviorment than gasoline because it produces more carbon emissions. And to go along with that question are we getting to smart ? A little to technologically advanced.

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago


Replacing the Grover Tuners on my Les Paul with PLanet Wave auto trims.

Yes I am replacing my grover tuners with planet wave auto trims on my epiphone les paul custom silverburst and the holes on the head stock dont seem to allow the new tuning machines to go through, is this because the hole is tapered from the grovers or do I need to bore the hole out. how do I do this?

Posted by travisw 7 years ago



Wild Planet SpyCams

Wild Planet Toys gave us some Digital Spy Cams to give away during our September (and October!) project contests! Check here for more information.The SpyCam takes 20 640x480 pictures. While this might not be enough pictures to fully document a project, the camera itself is ripe for hacking. It's super small and light and only requires a single AAA battery. I can imagine loading it on a model rocket, plane, or something else that flies. When connected to a computer, it can take continuous images. With some code and some patience, you could probably connect this to an Ipod or other storage device and make a video camera light enough to be carried by kite or candle powered hot air balloon. All except the first two images were taken by the SpyCam.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


What is Wax Made Of? Answered

I have an idea that could ultimitly stop the energy crisis and/or global warming, but it involves how renewable candles (aka wax) are.

Asked by NicOmbra 8 years ago


PLEDGE TO SAVE THE PLANET

WipeCarbon campaign designed to kick-start a million pledges from all of us which will reduce emissions of Carbon and help us to reduce the side effects in Global Warming. We are not looking for anything life changing here. Small commitments will not cost you a cent but they will make a big difference! How much does it cost to switch off your lights when you’re not using them? Or to switch off your electronics when they are not in use? These are just some of the small habits which we hope to inspire. A million of these small commitments is a big impact. Its that simple. Each pledge is one more person who cares about the planet. One more person who thinks before they buy or who considers how to reduce the energy waste in their lives. One more person who knows that global warming will not be solved by a single person but by all of us working together. This is what Wipecarbon is about. Come Let us all share and spread this beautiful message around with our loved ones and make this network a strong foundation for creating this Green Globe . Our initiative will surely make more and more people to drive towards it and take this pledge Million of these commitments will make it a ocean and create a beautiful globe joining hands with us. www.wipecarbon.com

Posted by wipecarbon 10 years ago



Strange Planet

Life is very weird. But it makes sense, consider the the physics and the atomic properties of the materials constitute existence. There are few materials as counter intuitive as good old H2O. Water is so strange, yet is a chemical we deal with everyday. It's what makes life possible, but as Neatorama explains, water is a very Funky Fluid.Oh, hey, I'm sure many of you have heard about the dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide too. Just take this as my warning in case you haven't.-Neatorama -Photo by: Liquid Sculpture, check them out for some beautiful drop photography.

Posted by lamedust 9 years ago


New Teachings

Let's assume for a moment that Jesus and Mohammad legitimate prophets. What new teachings did each bring forth - teachings that had never been delivered on this planet before?

Posted by pspvicten 8 years ago


INVENTOR SEARCH FOR TELEVISION!

Hello Instructables! My name is Nic and I work for Discovery Channel Canada. Our premiere show Daily Planet is current looking for any wild and crazy backyard inventors for our new fall season! So if you have a great invention and think you'd be good on TV, send me a private message describing your invention and a bit about yourself. We're focusing mainly in Canada and the United States but everyone from around the world is welcome! We're still looking and still hoping to hear back from more inventors!

Posted by Daily Planet 9 years ago


Photograph of extra-solar planetary system!

An article in Science News today shows an infrared image of HR 8799 with three roughly Jupiter-sized planets around it! The speckling in the center (around the "+") is the star.The same article shows two Hubble images of Fomalhaut taken 18 months apart. The two images show directly the orbital motion of a previously detected planet, Fomalhaut b.Update (10:12 pm PST 13 Nov 2008): I've attached the two pictures from the SN article. The first is the IR composite of the three-planet system HR 8799; the second is Fomalhaut, showting the offset of Fomalhaut b between 2004 and 2006. I encourage you to read the actual article to get the details of how the data was obtained, and to judge for yourselves its veracity.Update (12:05 pm PST 14 Nov 2008): The two articles are out in today's ''Science'' along with a news article and editorial (requires subscription).HR 8799: Morois, et al.Fomalhaut: Kalas, et al.

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago