New Purple Shoes

My old purple shoes were getting pretty beat up, so I just dyed another pair using the same formulation as my Purple Shoes Instructable. Check 'em out!

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


My Custom Converse Shoes

My purple and black with white contrast-stitching custom Converse shoes showed up yesterday. Check them out as I try out my new treadmill desk (Instructable forthcoming...). Converse is an advertiser on Instructables, but I thought the custom shoes were cool enough (and actually the creative on their ads, too) that I bought a pair irrespective of any business relationship.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Grape-Scented Purple Shoes!

Reebok seems to have found my purple shoes, and with some help from Kool-Aid upped the ante with Grape-scented purple shoes!Suggestions? Purple LED purple shoes? Purple shoes made from real grape skins?via NoahBrier.com

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Where to get purple UV inks for PCBs?

Hi all! If someone knows, please share the info on where to get purple PCB ink. Or maybe dry film (solder resist)? I'm searching the Internet, but I'm not having any luck. It looks like I'll have to mix it by hand by combining blue and red..

Posted by tlakic97 4 years ago


The Contest Purple

Original Melzy Creations wants to see your original purple creations! ANY PROJECT THAT IS PUBLISHED THAT IS PURPLE IN COLOR IS ELIGIBLE FOR A PRIZE FROM MELZY! A symbol of good judgment, meditation, and most importantly, figs, we think purple represents us really well. We use it in our ingredients and all of our branding, but we want to see what you can do with it! Do you have a fig’n awesome recipe for purple plum pie? Maybe you’ve got a killer tutorial for a purple dinosaur costume, know how to construct a lifelike replica of a sea urchin, can build a robot that shoots violet laser beams from its eyes, or you’re just looking for an excuse to paint that sailboat you built last summer a nice shade of electric indigo. Whatever it is, we want to see it! Anything goes as long as it’s purple. The contest will be open to step-by-step, photo, and video Instructables, with bonus points for those who incorporate figs into their project. It doesn’t matter whether your work is old or new, as long as it’s yours to share with the world. Go ahead and get started, we can’t wait to see what creations you come up with! Check it out!

Posted by audreyobscura 5 years ago


purple martin feeder

I require help in building a cannon to fire dead crickets and mealworms into the air about 25 to 30 feet so i may feed the purple martins in my area. they only feed on the wing and winter will surely kill the colonies in my area. any help will be appreciated.

Posted by gothking85 4 years ago


Labor Day Weekend Sale

We are having a Labor Day Weekend Sale at Purple Squirrel. Come and celebrate the weekend and check us out. We have several kits, break out boards, and development boards and an Arduino bundle all of which will be on sale and shipping in the US is free.

Posted by Purple Squirrel 5 years ago


Betabrand Photoshop Challenge!

Hi gang! We're running this super fun challenge over at Betabrand, and I knew you guys would be into it.  So I'm calling on all of your zany photoshop skillz to blow this thing up!  And I mean, seriously, get wacky with this. Recently we did a Think Tank poll (that's the section I run, so I hope you all dig it) to see what color we should make the next disco hoodie.  Canida in particular was a strong supporter of purple, as her twitter campaign for purple disco indicated, and indeed, purple won this round!  So to celebrate, we're asking people to play around with some photos of the new purple disco hoodie. Photoshop any of these images of hoodies to participate, and email them to robbie@betabrand.com.   Purple Disco Hoodies Gold Disco Hoodies Check out a few of these sites if you need inspiration: Kotaku (gets better as you scroll down, also provides links to other examples) Fark (so many. . . just.  Just look.) Oh, and hey, did I mention that everyone who plays gets a 20% discount to Betabrand?  And there were only 50 Purple Disco Hoodies created?  So, you know, if you're into it, get going.   Let's show these Betabrand folks how it's done! 

Posted by scoochmaroo 5 years ago


What kind of component is this? (picture)

I just bought a couple of surprise boxes from www.goldmine-elec-products.com, and they had a lot of these components.. Everything else in the box, I managed to identify and categorize, except these things.. What are they? And what value do they have? they have a color code.. The coloring is: Black, purple, red, gold (or gold, red, purple, black) Thanks - Chr

Posted by chr 10 years ago


SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME TO PRODUCE SUCH A PART:

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME TO PRODUCE SUCH A PART: http://www.amazon.com/Luminglas-Plasma-Light-Round-Purple/dp/B001MUFGLU

Posted by leafar_br 4 years ago


Help!

I need help! So, how would I fit 2 firing pins in here (I can't figure out because of the purple connectors (they get in the way)). Please post comments!

Posted by koolkidd 10 years ago


FOR SALE: BROKEN GAMEBOY COLOR....atomic purple!

So i'm selling a broken gameboy color that i took apart to try and make a mp3 player out of it. Then i realized, i have no idea what im doing, no soldering iron, nothing. i started to put it back together, then it slipped out of my hands, and a wire came out and broke or somethign i dont know. Everything else is fine but that little flat wire thingie. So if you want it, come get it. I will post pictures soon. $1 :-)

Posted by alvincredible 10 years ago


Package 囧 face really red, purple, was launched in 2010

Package 囧 face really red, purple, was launched in 2010 by Celine design director Phoebe Philo, the designer of this package is named the Boston Bag for Luggage. Formed the outline of a face to the position of the handles and zippers 囧 face pack, also known as the smiling faces of the package, due to its innovative and humorous style and practical outline of a square, once launched will be subject to the enthusiastic pursuit Maybe Celine's fans love him too bag for each package shall have played a nickname. "Bat Pack" series package shall Celine launched in the autumn of 2011, Trapeze, Trapeze, Chinese translated as "swing" seems to imply that the bag like swing to give you free, and the feeling of freedom. This bat package together several packages section of the classic elements: the Classic series of elegant square buckle, Luggage series of two wings folding design, and Cabas series of envelope structure.

Posted by soul1006 6 years ago


Pen Gun Ideas

This is the place for all pen gun ideas. There are lots of Instructables on pen guns and this is where all concept ideas for the more sophisticated members of the pen artillery should be!

Posted by Purple Guy 8 years ago


Asteroid Belt update 1

So far i have a new lift done, and the main base done. Sorry for no pictures of the base, but next update will pictures of the whole thing! :) next update is on Thanksgiving!

Posted by Purple Waffles 7 years ago


What do you think of my marker doodle?

The pic below took a pretty long time. Let me know what you think!

Posted by Flumpkins 9 years ago


PLEASE HELP ME!

I JUST NEED TO MAKE ONE MORE PATH FOR ASTROID BELT I NEDD IDEAS PLZ HELP PLZ HELP PLZ HELP. If i like your idea and use it, ill subscribe

Posted by Purple Waffles 7 years ago


glass desk piece led mod help

I found a small eagle scout glass desk piece with a black base. I'm gonna buy one and put small LED lights and a battery in the base.  I need a little help with what to do with the circuit. I have some 18650, 18650 holders, copper wire, and some down time. Should I go straight for 3.6/3.7v 18650, or should I use standard 1.5v cells? I want to do purple (my school color). Would it look better to use UV instead of regular purple? Where should I buy a bunch of little led? Online or in store? If I want to sand a pattern on the sides of the glass cube, what's the best way to go about doing that?

Posted by leaf26 4 years ago


tapping into trailer electrical adapter

Because I am an OCD nerd I am already looking forward to next Christmas... and wondering if I can hang a wreath on my spare tire -- and light it using my jeep's trailer electrical hookup. Thanks for any info!!

Posted by Purple Chez 3 years ago


messing with a clock

For Halloween I want to create a little knock off of the clock from Disney's Haunted Mansion. I have found a great image of the clock face online. How feasible would it be for me to hack a simple electric clock and have it 1) run backwards and 2) run very fast Thanks!!!!

Posted by Purple Chez 1 year ago


Moving

Hi everyone! I just got news that we are moving from Arizona to Minnesota! I will not be able to post Asteroid Belt for around a month, but don't worry, I won't take it apart. I will still have my computer and everything. Happy knexing, and I am posting a christmas present in 2 days! (the day I move)

Posted by Purple Waffles 7 years ago


UV LEDs - I have a plan...

I have a plan for an Instructable, and it needs several UV LEDs. #1 son has a toy sonic screwdriver with a UV LED for showing up secret messages. However, it is also quite visibly purple.Can anybody recommend UV LEDs that emit the most UV and least visible light?

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago


laptop screen becomes digital picture frame

I am wondering about the possibility of turning the screen of an unused laptop (or another flat screen monitor) into a digital picture frame. I don't have a background in electronics but am pretty good with directions. Audio would be a nice bonus, but is not a necessity.   Thanks, everyone!!!

Posted by Purple Chez 1 year ago


electric release latch

Hi! I'm trying to figure out how to go about creating a latch where applying an electrical current would release it. Probably something involving an electromagnet. I apologize (1) for the sudden flurry of board posts, and (2) if this is not the best board for this specific question - I know it's not exceptionally techy, but it looked like the best option. Thanks!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Purple Chez 3 years ago


Is this normal for calamari?

So I had calamari for the very first time recently. It was okay, I guess. Can't say it was great. It was breaded and I guess fried. I didn't think it was awesome - kinda squishy and crunchy and purple inside. D=Did I get a bad batch or do I just need to train my southernified taste buds?

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


secret boxes for the outdoors

I am looking for designs for "secret boxes" that could stand up to being permanently outdoors, most likely mounted on some surface. As we speak, I'm running some searches here on Instructibles, but thought I should also go straight to the creators. Also... please let me know if this might be better posted in another forum. Thanks!!!!!

Posted by Purple Chez 3 years ago


Free winemaking items

I have recently been given some wine making equipment for free and id like to ask What one piece is Its a purple cylindrical tube with two bits that slide out one has a hole in the middle and the other has a Piece of plastic to fill that hole?? does anyone know what it could be

Posted by stephenniall 9 years ago


Knex ball machine preview: The Asteroid Belt

My first ball machine the asteroid belt is going to be 4 feet tall, 8 paths, and 2 lifts. Sorry for no pictures. I have to take down Dysprosium (which my brother never finished) to build the asteroid belt because we share our knex. The next update will be in exactly 4 weeks.

Posted by Purple Waffles 8 years ago


color changing LEDs -not RGB

You know how you can buy RGB LEDs that fade between colors?  I'm looking for something along those lines, but with other colors.  I'd found a site once that had some, but I lost the link.  I think it had like purple/yellow/orange and other crazy colors, and I'm desperate to find these types of lights again.

Posted by aliasjanedoe 5 years ago


Christmas Ornament Patch: Ho Ho Ho!

'Tis the season to be decorating with ornaments! If you want an ornament patch, leave a new comment below saying "Ho Ho Ho!" This is open until noon PST. I'll be giving out patches when it closes. UPDATE: This is closed! Purple ornaments have been delivered! Stay tuned for more ornaments.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


parts lists!!!

 hey guys if you need/want a parts list just comment what gun and leave a link to the gun. also i will be putting up set parts lists. 325 TUB: rods: green:28 white:32 blue:14 yellow:8 red:2 flexi orange:4 flexi purple(gray rod size):4 connectors: dark gray:6 lt gray:6 red:12 green:12 yellow:12 purple:8 white:3 blue:5 other: blue spacer:40 gray spacer:9 blue clip:5 tan clip:2 y clip:7 ball socket:4 ball joint:4 red "eyes":2 small wheels:1 snap on wheel:4 large wheel:2 snap on tred thingys:2 large wheel outer wheel thing:2 small triangle pannel:2 med. tri panel(3 holes):2

Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago


blinking LEDs

I'm planning a sort of a Halloween Scavenger hunt. I'm planning to hide boxes along a wooded trail, each with a blinking red LED on top, which is what seekers would look for. I suppose that this is a super-simple question, but I've got no real experience in electronics. But I do work well with instructions. I would like to do about ten of these, so I would appreciate any advice on how to cheaply create a bunch of blinking LED beacons. THANKS!!!!

Posted by Purple Chez 4 years ago


change ipod shuffle (2nd gen) colour

I won a 2nd gen iPod Shuffle from an arcade game at the local movie theatre and I got a purple one. Since I'm so insecure with my sexuality (and I just plain don't like the colour) I'm wondering if there is a way to strip the paint (if it actually is paint) from it. I've looked into other options like the silicon and aluminum shuffle cases but they are kinda bulky.

Posted by atomicrabbit 10 years ago


Instructables T-shirt Giveaway (Closed)

Hey guys and recently I came in the nine runners up the K'nex toys and rods connectors contest 2014 and I have received my prize a week ago but the t-shirt that came with the K'nex set was to small for me and it wasn't the colour I thought it would be so I'am giving it away to the person that asks for it will get it. The t-shirt is purple and in size medium.

Posted by Zombiekiller-93 4 years ago


PSU Power Supply

I built a PSU bench power supply, but it isnt outputing the right voltages. It just out 5v for all lines(12v,5v). It has a purple wire that is said to be the stand-by, but the psu wont start unless it is connected to the 12v or 5v line. It also says that you have to have the brown sense wire attached to the 3v wire but this seems to do nothing. How can I make this thing output the right power(12v @ 22A, 5v @ 50A)?

Posted by tylerb 10 years ago


Palm PDA: Screen Doesn't Work, But Everything Else Does. What To Do With It?

I dropped it one day and now the screen just turns purple when I turn it on but I can here the speaker make sounds when I touch the screen (it's supposed to do that). What should I do with it? Tell me if you want pictures. I don't feel like putting them up now, but if you want them say so.

Posted by Aeshir 11 years ago


Rice Paddy Art

I found this post through another post, and it's truly magnificent.  Every year starting in 1993-1994, rice farmers create these aerial art displays using 2-3 different rice cultivars (purple, green, and white), and I'm pretty sure the same could be recreated using liriope and black mondo grass for those of us who don't live in areas hospitable for creating a rice paddy. You really have to check it out.

Posted by AngryRedhead 8 years ago


New Knex ball machine contest closed Winner: Purple Waffles

As some may know I have started a new ball machine. I'm planning to make it my largest yet using over 20,000 pieces.  Here's the contest: This will work a bit like hangman. You guys guess letters until someone guesses the answer and the one who finds out the name of the ball machine will get frequent updates on Skype or Email with pictures of the ball machine plus a preview on another project I'm working on. Shadowman39 will also be providing a patch to the winner (Thanks Shadow).  Two letters will already be given and spaces to fill in the rest. As poeple say letters I will add them to the phrase. Rules: You may only guess ONE LETTER per day. If you guess a letter that appears twice in the name then only one of the letters will appear. Some people who already know what the ball machine is called CAN NOT give away any answers in any way (I'm talking to you Shadowman39). You have to guess the whole phrase. you may not guess part of the phrase. Without further ado, let the contest begin! DRAGON   JEWEL Good luck members and happy guessing. :-)  Purple Waffles won the contest. Thanks for participating    

Posted by Tornado96 7 years ago


electronic "key"

One more forum post and then I swear I'll take a break!!! I would like to build a sort of a "secret box," where access would be had through a sort of electronic "key." A few specifications: (1) the box would be permanently out of doors, and (2) the "key" would be simple enough that I could give interested parties the schematics and tell them to make one. I'm thinking a USB connection would be a natural, but I'm not an electronics person, so I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks!!!!!

Posted by Purple Chez 3 years ago


SPRING BIKE CONTEST, 30$ gift card?

Hi, A while ago I entered my project into the SPRING BIKE COMPETITION and won runner up. Also a while ago, while I was out on vacation, my dad received a package with a purple instructable T shirt, a patch, and 3 "business cards?". I have yet to find the 30 dollar gift card. :( I was wondering if the gift card was electronic or was it misplaced by us, I have no clue. Thanks for your help!

Posted by husamwadi 7 years ago


What do you spend $2 on?

So what with all the fuss about paying less than $2 a month for pro, it really is a fair question - what's something else you spend less than two dollars on? What incidentals (coffee, music, gum, those purple fuzzy socks...) do you drop $2 or more on every month? Every week? Every day? I know people who spend more than $1.95 on their morning coffee.

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Automotive reindeer antlers

Every year at Christmas I put antlers on my car. (Don’t necessarily do the red nose... Rudolf isn’t the only reindeer...) The store-bought antlers were fine on my old Saturn, but they look too puny on the Jeep that replaced it. I’d like to make my own, but they can’t be so tall or so wide that they’re an inconvenience - or catch too much air and break (or break the windows). Any ideas on how to pursue this utterly frivolous project?

Posted by Purple Chez 6 months ago


White walls yellowing

Right so i cleaned off my white walls last night with some lava soap and purple power cleaner degreaser and scrub brush but i noticed they have a light browning effect not sure if that UV damage or some other type of oxidation.   ive checked around the interwebs and the only things i can come up with are  island girl sea glow,  bleche white and brillo pads with magic erasers am i stuck with the yellow??  ive only had these white walls since agust

Posted by Malhecho 6 years ago


Renovating Old Photographs.

I have some old photographs slides which I have scanned and now have digital copies of them, some of them are well over 40 years old and the colour has deteriorated as would be expected. The main problem is that many of these have taken on a blue/purple cast, see example, does anyone know if their is a way that I an reduce this blueness please? And, yes, that is a very young me at my wedding in 1969!  I do not have Photoshop but I do have Pixelmator which is a similar application. Thanks for any help.

Posted by Allsop 5 years ago


make your own black light ideas

So in order to make a black light i (the stupid half of me) would think to dip a lightbulb in black paint. i (the smart half of me) would assume there is more to it than that here is some random 2 facts about the blacklight (wood's light) it is not black its a deep-bluish-purple what a blacklight emits is: lamp emitting electromagnetic radiation my question is how could i make one and would it be cheaper to make it or buy it...

Posted by ich bin ein pyro 10 years ago


How much is this piece of wood work worth?

Hi there.   I don’t know if anyone can help me on this, but I was wondering on how much you would guess a napkin holder like this could sell for.  The sides are made out of figured marble wood, and the base is purple heart.  Figured marble wood is a rare and exotic wood sold online by the pound.  I made this napkin holder as a gift for someone, and I am now wondering what something like this would be worth.  I appreciate any comments or suggestions.  Thanks! 

Posted by th3_jungle_inv3ntor 5 years ago


Favorite Bands

What are your favorite bands? 1. MegadetH 2. MettalicA 3. 311 4. Rage Against the machine 5. AudioSlave 6. Iron maiden 7. Black sabbeth 8. Ozzy 9. Black Label society 10.Pantera 11. Slayer 12. Alice in Chains 13.Saxon 14. Dio 15. Joe Satriani 16.Agent Orange 17. Van halen 18. Def lepard 19. Deep purple 20. Dreamtheater AND MANY MANY MORE... If you know like any of these then comment METALHEADS UNITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by happybirthday 9 years ago


super-basic LED stuff

I'm working on a project for Halloween that involves some LEDs, I've got a bunch of old cigar boxes painted up to look like Ghostbusters proton traps and I just want to have red lights on them, preferably blinking. I got an LED assortment at Radio Shack to experiment with. When I put a 9v battery to one I saw a tiny flash and then nothing, so I think I overpowered it. But when I went down to a 1.5v AA battery nothing happens. I'm sure this is stupid-simple, but I've got no experience whatsoever. Any specifics would be appreciated. Thanks!!!

Posted by Purple Chez 4 years ago


Should I post ?

Im not sure if I should post this, it kinda looks like a bazooka. I fires a big purple rollercoaster about 25 ft. And has a new trigger idea. It is powered by rubberbands and mainly a big orange motor found in the rippin rocket set(you can also find that rollercoaster in that set too). The trigger idea is fairly simple. A block thing blocks the roller coaster from running into the motor, so you pull the trigger the block goes down and the roller coaster gets fired. Some of these pics are really blurry, so I apoligize for that, and any mispelled words in this forum. Thank you for reading.

Posted by fobblewabble 11 years ago


how to - LED multi color light up stick

Hi, i want to make this LED stick. its about 6-8 feet long maybe even 10. it is in a tube similar to a fluorescent light bulb tube. it is multicolor with red, yellow, green, blue, and purple. ill add a video of how it works but begining able to just make a standard one would be fine. could anyone help me out? i do have soldering equipment. just only the first 15 seconds of the video is good enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8hvlaiAsmE&list=LLL1sJ5BKivdkI8OI3y41aTw&index=2

Posted by hiyall1 2 years ago