my new nose ring

My new nose ring u also get to see part of my face ;)

Posted by darth acexxacer 10 years ago

'ible req: RFID Ring

Topic says it all :)  No access to a 3D printer

Posted by Lycaon 3 years ago

Do you know how to make a coin ring?

Do you know how to make a coin ring like in this photo you can detaisl ot if you prefer

Posted by deonzronin 5 years ago

Ring Contest Question

I have a question regarding the ring contest. Did you have to actually make the ring or could you have designed it, planned out what went into it, created a mold model, and had a jeweler create the finished product from your design? I designed my wife's engagement ring with drawings and even a wax model but did not have the proper tools or materials to actually make it so a local jeweler put my design into reality and I critiqued it until it was exactly as I wanted. Does that count for this contest?

Posted by Haunted Spider 3 years ago

Make your vise quieter

Put o-rings under each end of the handle. Measure your handle and use o-rings with a little smaller diameter so they'll stay put.

Posted by m32825 10 years ago

Someone to paint a white, strong & flexible ring from Shapeways

Hi, I would like to buy a ring from Shapeways but before buying it in silver I would like to buy it in plastic to see if I actually like it on my finger so I was wondering if someone would be able to paint it for me. The main colour would be silver with a little bit of green and blue on the face.  As for the paint I was thinking of enamel or acrylic depending on which would last longer. Would anyone be interested in doing this? Side note: Would I get a better response by having this thread in the Art section of this forum?

Posted by jezym108 4 years ago

how to make a custom o-ring for shower deviator

I am in need of an o-ring replacement for an unidentifiable bathroom faucet shower diverter. Unidentified probably means Chinese. And these things often have no product replacement parts. I am sure there must be a way to make a replacement either out of rubber or silicone either by 3D printer or some kind of mold. I would appreciate any kind of help - either someone with a 3D printer who could make one or a mold for silicone or melted rubber. I don't mind paying for this as I'm sure it would cost considerably less than replacing the whole magilla. I'm thinking of the kind of rubber used for bottle stoppers that empty air from wine bottles; or some way to make this o-ring. The dimensions are in the attached images. I an furnish more images if necessary and contact info.

Posted by philjor 4 years ago

Anyone know how to turn titanium?

I've found a few instructables here for making titanium rings which have been great.  The only problem is, I have no idea of the feeds/speeds, especially when boring the interior of the ring. I successfully was able to find the right speed and feed today for cutting the exterior, and was able to cut a piece off the bar stock.  If anyone knows anything that would help, it would be much appreciated.  Thank you

Posted by Caleb48kb 4 years ago

Make a phone ring

Anyone know if its possible to make a phone ring without a call coming in? Maybe get this to work via remote. This would be an awesome practical joke for my office!

Posted by slide23 10 years ago

The Geekiest Status Ring Ever

Wow. This ring measures how many hits you get when you Google your name. It resets the number when you dock it.So geeky, so vain. link

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago

Stone Rings

So i have a crush on this girl.  I jokingly proposed to her and we're "getting married".  But she wants a stone ring.  How the hell do i make one?  What should i use to cut it?  I have a shop full of woodworking tools at my great grandfather's, but i don't want to destroy any of his stuff.  If i can get this for her, she'll be super impressed. 

Posted by Lawlho 7 years ago


This has been going all year, but I just came across it via NOTCOT:   Colleen Baran's Ring a Day project is one surprisingly creative treat after another. The project is about ideas and fun more then commercial work. It's about the idea that feels most exciting that day. Some rings will be ephemeral and temporary made of fragile materials. Others will be carefully crafted for durability and meant for long term daily wear. These will be coming later in the year. They are experiments in line, shape & color. An exploration of ideas like a daily sketchbook. Some are quite serious and carefully planned, some are a little silly, some will take a couple minutes, others many, many hours. Most (so far) are made of recycled or alternative materials as diverse as felt, false eyelashes, cucumber facemasks, lipstick, repurposed elastic bands, twist ties, straws and tinfoil with carob. The rings are documented on Flickr - my favourite so far is the straw ring illustrated below.

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago

A Ring For The Less-Attentive

Hello, first off I'd like to apologize immediatly if this is in the wrong section. Personally, out of all the sections it seems to fit best here :) You see, my girlfriend has ADD (bless her) and seems to always be fidgeting around when there is nothing to preoccupy her attention. So what I am looking for is any worthy scouter to take on my challenge :D. That challenge is to make a ring!! A ring so amazing intricate or beautifully simple that it will hold anyone's attention and keep them from getting bored. The idea for this arose from these two sources: And this one: Would astound anyone but the price is far far to steep, not to mention the massive size of the ring itself.  So there is your challenge, essentially a ring for the bored. Good luck all! Sincerely, Ryan

Posted by TechKid67 7 years ago

electronic/mechanical/ LED-Radio-Decoder Wedding rings?

Hey there,my future wife and I are looking for some fancy wedding rings. Well, we're both geeks, so it should be something that involves electricity or a nifty function ;-)Unfortunaly she's allergic to some metal components often used in steel or gold/silver, so titan or something like that would be more suitable. Aluminum or some plastics would work too, i guess.Thats the problem right there. Even if we'd find something online or a store that makes rings, they'll probably not work with titan since its harder to work with.I found some LED rings at as allways the problem is the metal and of course power.A battery would either have to be replacable or rechargable ;D (capacitor? but even a low current led wont even flash up with a tiny capacitor?)A solarcell so tiny it'll fit ontop of a ring without looking redicoulus would not be efficient enough I'dd guess.Of course, as previously stated, it could be something mechanical (as;[4]=30&products;_id=1297 for example)A nifty idea would be if the rings would actually do something when brought together (magnetism, induction, mechanism).I also had the idea of the rings morsing the date every few minutes on radio, much like all fails we'll just look into something cool to engrave (there are rings with laser engraved fingerprints as example) or we'll just embed a electronic part such as a resitor with a value representing the day we've met or such.ANY (cool) ideas apreceated, especialy about LEDs, sources/shops, adresses to shops customizing, and so on (but please, nothing over 50-200 bucks, we're not rich).I hope you guys / gals dont start to laugh at us now. We cant help it. We just want something unique and not a golden ring with some diamond. Some people really have rings that look ugly! Well, geeky LEDs do too, but at least they do something ;-)

Posted by schorhr 11 years ago

Is that your ring phoning?

Here's half an idea - a ring that displays text messages. It might look like nothing more than a ring at first glance, but this finger-worn device can sync with your mobile phone. It has a vibratory alert and a tiny screen that shows caller ID, text messages, and meeting reminders from your mobile. Flip it open and it converts into a headset. In the image, the screen looks glued on, but I guess that it could easily be a small piece of epaper.  As for being an ear-piece, I can't see how it would end up large enough to be comfortable or practical, yet still start off small enough to wear as a ring. Now, if the some idea was expanded to a bangle, then an entire phone could be built into a bracelet small and slim enough to be discrete. Now the embarrassing bit: I got this story off MSN...

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago

Doorbell Issues

I have a problem with my doorbell, and it's driving me insane. A couple of weeks ago I decided to fix our doorbell, one that has not worked for a very long time (decades). I replaced the grommets that go on the tone bars. I cleaned the plungers and everything. It worked just fine, until about a week ago. Sometimes it will ring, sometimes it's very quiet, sometimes it doesn't ring at all, and sometimes it will do a short ring (the ring doesn't last very long, like it used to). Also, it is about 40 years old. Another thing, the switch is rated at 16V, and I'm using an 18V doorbell, could this cause the circuit to not complete properly? Here is a picture of it (cover removed) I thought by putting hot glue on the grommets would help, but it didn't. The pic shows the glue, but now it is removed.

Posted by popit 8 years ago

Making Diy Ring Light. Help?

Ok at the moment i'm working on a Diy Ring Light.   I will try to be as detailed as possible.   The light source i'm using is from an old LED light box that has over 204 leds in a array  17x12 matrix  I am using a Old circle fan outer shell for the ring shape and i already made the outer casing. My problem is i am trying to wire these leds off of the matrix and in separate rows.  My plan is wire these leds in a circle and connect the ends to the LED light box controller.  Basically take the box led shape and make it into a circle.   At the moment the leds are attached to the board.  I have desoldered all of them almost and i have figured out the positive led and negative led.    As long as i wire the positive leds in a row and negative in its own row with paper clips and then connect it back up to the positive wire and negative wire on the controller i should have it working? Is there something else i need to do?   It will be powered by the wall because the controller has its own dc input and i have the correct power supply for it.       I will provide pictures if needed.   i hope this is enough info to help you guys help me.   Thanks.

Posted by AustinS83 2 years ago

Small LED Push Button Setup

So I'm trying to create an LED ring, to where if I squeeze my finger the led will come on with a push button, and squeeze again to turn it off. So I bought a small series of LED's and Push Buttons from Radio Shack, but cant get it to work the way I need. I found that the push button switch was for a circuit board or something. Bear in mind I'm not the best with this type of thing but I thought I could figure it out on my own. This setup is supposed to be small enough to fit in a ring, so the smaller the better. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Posted by Pistulio 7 years ago

Color Changing LED Ring - Help

Hello, I've searched most of the LED Instructables section looking for something I'd like to make. I'm just looking into making something very basic. Simply put, I'm looking to build a round "coaster" type object. I'd like it to have a few coloured LED's that are in a circular shape but will fade in/out and mix colours together. Picture having this under a glass object and it's purpose is to light up the object with different colour patterns and such just for looks. If anyone could help me out with this, it would greatly be appreciated. I'm just starting to get into LED things. I can wire the LED's to all be on, but that's not what I want.

Posted by Beyquin 7 years ago

wedding anniversary rings

Wedding anniversary ringif somebody plan to have marry than wedding anniversary ring is the first priority out of all othe things.we have designed a lot of anniversary rings for this occassions. come and see the anniversary rings.

Posted by gelfey 11 years ago

Wood rings

How can I find new videos on making wood rings? Thank Jerry

Posted by JerryM4 1 year ago

Slip ring

I am looking to build a rotating electrical connector, better known (in the electrical world) as a slip ring.The basics (my layperson terms) would include a stationary ring (fed by a power source AC/DC) and a rotating ring having 2-4 connecting points being in direct contact with the stationary ring allowing for power to be supplied to moving (rotating) devices connected to the connection points of the rotating ring.

Posted by Bill Haas 2 months ago

How can I make this ring?

I'm trying to make a ring similar to this. I was thinking of using polymer clay and looped cha cha ring bases. Would this be good or should I do it another way?

Posted by ChelseaDOLL 8 years ago

Custom made titanium ring

Hi, Im looking for advice on making a titanium ring for my girlfriend. I choose titanium because shes allergic to stainless steel.  I was thinking of buying a small 3x3 plate or so so I have room to make a few if I screw up. depending on thickness..? Idk what thickness to choose. Then I would need to drill out the inside, and figure out how to size it to her finger by her size.  Then I would have to just shape it somehow. sandpaper? idk. I doubt that but I dont have a lathe available..  so thats why Im here looking for advice, and then after shaping I need to use different compounds to buff and polish it right? 

Posted by 'earl 4 years ago

Need ideas of object to scavenge

Hello everyone, i'm working to build some home made toy, but I am missing one important piece. To find it at minimum price, I need to find an every day object that would contain a shaft with a driving ring. The ring would also need to be able to move along the shaft. Can anyone help me to find some idea ? where can I find it? I'm sure it must exists in plenty of objects, I just can't think of any.... thanks ! :)

Posted by 1tibo2. 2 years ago

Car Phone

No, not a phone in a car--a phone that is a car, or at least looks like one. This car is a converted VW Beetle that is being used to promote a phone company. I think this may be even more exciting to see on the road than the sheepdog from the movie Dumb and Dumber.Link via TechEBlog

Posted by joshf 10 years ago

LED project.... NEED HELP!

I'm looking to make my own LiteRing. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or tips or more importantly, how I should assembly the LED circuit and which LEDs would be best to use. (preferable for a 160 candella output with the 48 LEDs)The links below describes the LiteRing and the pdf has the specs and instructions.LiteRing websiteLiteRing pdf w/ specsThanks!NOTE: this thing sells online for over $1k!

Posted by mrshow555 10 years ago

Vibrating Finger Ring Creation

I'm looking for someone to build me a finger ring that has some kind of vibration/impulse capability that is pre-set to vibrate at certain times and/or intervals throughout the day. I will create a website where the user enters in when, or at what durations, they want it to vibrate. This is then somehow sent to the ring and it vibrates accordingly.  Looks are not really important but not being bulky is desirable. Is this possible? Let me know your thoughts and cost estimates and I'll respond asap.  Thanks for reading. 

Posted by tspino 5 years ago

Question on CFL and incandescent mix

This is weird, and occurred just the other day: For about 2 days in a row, while sitting at the computer, I heard a very high pitched whine. Naturally I thought it was the HD going, since it was about 8 inches from my head. The second night of this though, was giving me a headache so I pushed back from the computer to try to find which direction it came from. To my surprise, it wasn't the computer, but was at that frequency that it was hard to find which direction it actually did come from. Then, one of the light bulbs in the light fixture blew out and the whine vanished. Background: the fixture has 2 bulbs in it, one was an incandescent bulb, one was a CFL. The bulb that was complaining so loudly, was in fact, the incandescent bulb. They are wired in parallel, so the other bulb (CFL) continued to light the room after the one bulb failed. The question is this: Is it unwise to mix bulbs like this (I only did it because I only replaced the one burnt out bulb with the CFL) ? Did the CLF cause the filament of the incandescent bulb to vibrate at I high frequency and finally burn out? Or was this all just co-incidence?

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago

FREE Figure 8 Ring Jewelry Making Video Tutorial

Hi all!  Anybody interested to learn and make a beaded Figure 8 Ring? You can watch this free video tutorial that's uploaded on my blog.

Posted by diylesson 6 years ago

NYC make your own wedding ring workshop

What could be more personal for your DIY wedding than making your own wedding rings?  If you happen to be in New York you might check it out the workshop.

Posted by Culturespy 8 years ago

Awesome Rings - must reproduce

Http:// RingsI'd love to see if anyone could recreate these rings in something a lot cheaper...or give a good method on how to do it....or if someone could make me just the asian pagoda one i'll buy it for a reasonable price

Posted by crapflinger 9 years ago

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 8 years ago

About repairing the RROD on xbox 360's

Okay, I am thinking about getting me an xbox 360, but it is a bit over my budget so I am going to get a faulty one from ebay. But then when I look up some RROD (red ring of death) repair guides, I got suspicious about how you repair the xbox's, all  you just need to take it apart, replace the thermal paste between the heatsinks and the chips and put it all together. That just doesn't seem right... Does anyone have personal experience using this technique to repair their xbox 360?

Posted by Plasmana 8 years ago

Xbox 360 help/question.

Well, just today, I got the xbox 360 intercooloer for my xbox 360. So it's plugged in, the cords and everything are in, I turn it on and...Four red lights turn on.I unplug everything. I the plug everything except the intercooler back in. So they're plugged in, I turn the xbox on and...It works.Why? Why is it everytime I plug in the intercooler my xbox "breaks?

Posted by Rock Soldier 9 years ago

Dolphin Bubbles: This is SO cool !

Apparently dolphins can learn to blow bubbles or more precisely, air vortex rings. Take a look at the video:

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago

How to Avoid the Red Ring of Death, and other Xbox 360 Problems

I don't have an Xbox 360, and I probably never will, but for anybody who owns one, their worst nightmare is the Red Ring of Death. There are several causes for the Red Ring of Death, this forum topic is here for people to post how they have managed to avoid it and other 360 problems, including overheating. If I get enough ideas, I may post a Collaboration. If you post an idea, make it as detailed as possible, and if you can, with pictures.

Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago

Compass on a chip

Does anyone know what I need to have a Compass on a chip? The idea is for a horizontal ring of LEDs with the northern LED lit. If the ring turns, the light will chase towards the north most point on the ring. I've found single and dual pole compass chips, but I admit a lot of ignorance about chips in general. Anyone have a shopping list for such a project?

Posted by catalyst 10 years ago

What Would You Make With These?

I have a number of these rings. I was given some free fabric samples and these secured them all together, like binder rings but huge. They are 6" across, hinged on one side, with threaded closures along the straight section.  Does anyone have ideas about how to repurpose them? Not much comes to mind except charm necklaces. Maybe something for a Halloween costume?

Posted by starshipminivan 4 years ago

20385 LEDs in Olympic rings

They're 14 metres in height, have 20,385 individual LED lights and weigh 9,100 lbs. As part of the 2010 Winter Games' sustainability priorities, the lights in the display use energy efficient bulbs that consume 8.8 per cent of the electricity of equivalent incandescent bulbs.Here is the full article: which includes a video.

Posted by ChrysN 9 years ago

Rings of Light: Bending u-channel stock

Hello! I'm trying to make rings of brass with a channel/groove on the inside to fit LED strips into. I want the LEDs lining the inside of the brass rings to illuminate the center, but I want them hidden from view for aesthetic reasons. I'm trying to get 7 different rings, varying in diameter from about 7" to 2'. I can't figure out the best way to do this though. Here are some possibilities I've come up with, and I would love your thoughts on their feasibility, how I might tweak them for better effectiveness, or if you all have other ideas that might work better! 1) Bend U-channel stock in a tube bender. Would this deform the u-channel, though, and can rectangular stock go through a bender? 2) Mill a small trench shallower than a standard u-channel into bar stock, then bend it. See concerns in #1. 3) Somehow mill a channel into bar stock once it's already bent..? 4) Bend hollow tubing into a ring, then use a cutting disc or bit on a dremel to cut an opening on the inside, and snake the LED strip through the tubing. 5) Bend hollow tubing into a ring, then drill out holes at the interval of the LED lights, and snake the LED strip through the tubing. Thanks so much for your thoughts, feedback and help! :)

Posted by nealulrich 3 years ago

SLR Lens Bracelets

Bracelets made out of old SLR lenses obscenely expensive, but easy enough to make yourself;=36i made 6 bracelets out of one $10 lens i picked up on eBay.

Posted by Robb 9 years ago


These napkin rings go well with the waffle coasters to create a set on the dining table. The colors of the magazines give it a bohemian charm. Finish the ring with lacquer for easy cleaning and durability.INSTRUCTIONS: www.projectfidgetyfingers.blogspot.comMeasure the length and the circumference of a toilet roll.Fold magazine sheets into quarters. Once cut into quarters, fold it into half and then 1/3 and ½ again. Measure the width of the strip and match it according too the circumference of the toilet roll. It should match, giving some allowance of the thickness of the strips. Work out the thickness of the napkin ring. We have measured out 1/3 of the toilet roll, including allowance for the thickness of the strip.Use glue stick to stick the strips onto the toilet roll for placement and ease of weaving. Weave and tuck loose ends into the square weaves.Finish with lacquer.

Posted by suzene 10 years ago

The Lost Ring ARG

We just sat in on our friend Jane McGonigal's SXSW talk on how life could be far more awesome and rewarding were it organized more like alternate reality games, and were lucky enough to get a peek into her new game, The Lost Ring.The concept is pretty neat: Ariadne woke up blindfolded in a corn maze outside of Johannesburg with no memory, Olympic-calibur athletic skills, and a tattoo bearing the words "trovu la ringon perditan" -- Esperanto for "find the lost ring." She sets out to find what is happening to her, and discovers others with similar stories.There's already a wiki, and the game will almost certainly spawn offshoot projects all over the net and physical world.Background info:The Lost Ring is a global alternate reality adventure created in partnership between McDonald's, AKQA and Jane McGonigal. Designed in collaboration with the IOC, The Lost Ring invites players from across the globe to join forces online and in the real world, as they investigate forgotten mysteries and urban legends of the ancient games. The Lost Ring recognizes McDonald's historic sponsorship of the Olympic Games, and brings the spirit of the Games to people around the world.It started a week ago and should run for around 6 months. Go check it out, and join up!

Posted by canida 10 years ago

Trash-Burning Car, Giant Bristlebot, 25 Cent Ring

Trash-Burning Car Giant Bristlebot 25 Cent Ring Magnetic Rubik's Dice Cube Paper Wallet Weld a Barbecue Easy Rain Barrel Build an Artificial Reef How to Freeze Blueberries Beach Towel for Two Terra Cotta Fountain iMac Desk Clone a Tomato Plant Crocheted Fairy Wings Stainless Steel Patio Heater

Posted by randofo 8 years ago

5 Cent Ring, Mind-Controlled Wheelchair, Captain America Shield

5 Cent Ring Mind-Controlled Wheelchair Captain America Shield Candle Making Futon Redux Floppy Disk IR Camera Hack Holiday Snow Globe Drinking Straw Heart Hairpin Charging Station Lamp Kinetic Robot Sculpture 30+ Projects to Make and Be Merry New Life for Dead PCBs Blinking LED Firefly Pendant Cinema-Scope Glasses

Posted by randofo 7 years ago

Mini laser cutting machine for creating greeting cards and intricate paper napkin rings

Can anyone suggest the best mini laser cutter machine to purchase for creating greeting cards and paper napkin rings and is user friendly?   Thanks.  Andrea

Posted by andreasievert 1 year ago

Soldering sterling silver jump rings

Hello. I started working with metals, stones and beads in the summer. I think I am ready to solder as I am tired of some pieces falling apart. I make large jump rings and need to solder them. I saw the instruction on soldering on this website and bought all the tools today. I suppose I am a bit nervous about working with a flame. Could anyone share their experiences when they started to solder? Thanks. Tracey

Posted by SFLTracey 9 years ago

Bell Ringing (or Light Flashing) Circuit

There's a dead simple circuit which I've built before, but can neither remember, nor find online. Just a capacitor, relay, and a few resistors to make a circuit which flashes on + off. Can anyone here find this, or re-recreate it?

Posted by Toga_Dan 2 years ago

Moral Dilemma

I came up with an interesting moral dilemma (I think that's the right term for it) yesterday. I want to see what people think of it and what their response would be. It goes something like this: Imagine that you are in a relationship (if you are already, you can use your current partner as an example). Things are going well, you're both happy, etc.. One day, the two of you come across a mysterious pair of rings in a local market. You ask the vendor about them and he tells you that they are magic rings. If you each put them on the other person's finger, you will become bound to each other and will not be able to remove the rings unless one of you dies. Should that happen, the surviving person if confronted with a decision: they can either continue to wear the ring, until they die, and be guaranteed to be bound to the other person for eternity, even in the afterlife, or they can remove the ring, thus breaking the bond. Should they choose to break the bond, they will never see the other person again, not even in the afterlife. He also tells you that, as long as you wear the ring, you will never be able to be in another relationship. Knowing all this, if your partner were to die, which would you choose: Keep the ring and never be able to be in another relationship, but be guaranteed to see your partner again once you die, or remove the ring and be unable to see your partner again for all of eternity, even after you die? Leave your response down below. If there's anything you don't understand, or need clarifying, just ask and I'll see if I can make it easier to understand.

Posted by timmycutts 6 years ago