Risks in Changing Username

I was considering changing my username. I just wanted to know ahead of time if there can be ANY adverse affects from changing my username. (i.e such as data loss, loss of management options for groups, that sort of thing)

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


Is soldering a health risk?

I was just wondering how (aside from being clumsy and burning yourself) soldering can be a health risk. I would suppose the fumes would be bad for you, and is there anything else? And is it safe to solder in an average room in a house, or should I do it outside for better ventilation? 

Question by diggingeagle 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Cyclists....

Just for fun this time!We all love bycicles.Enjoy nature, loose some kilos or just having some fun with the kids.I even like to ride if I find the time and the right weather.But what about those courier riders in the city?Those fitness fanatics riding in a pack of 30 and surprising you on a winding mountain road by fully blocking it...The guy hitting you from behind on the traffic lights because he was only looking on his phone...Or maybe this drunk guy in the middle of the night not even realising that he uses the entire road...What is your worst nighmare experience with someone using just legs to get two wheels moving?And: What is your worst nightmare experience as a cyclist yourself?The guy cutting you off while turning and running over your bike?Someone "accidentally" opening their door when you ride past their car?Or maybe these parks constantly blocking the bike lanes and forcing you to go into the traffic?

Topic by Downunder35m 2 months ago  |  last reply 8 weeks ago


Why is it so bad that the small bakeries disappear more and more...

Everyone loves a good bread roll, a nice and freshly baked bread...But where does it come from and what is really in it?When it comes to bread and bread rolls we tend to think all is fresh, especially when you see that your favourite supermarket has a bakery with a real oven.Our local baker that took over the business from his father not only sees a thread but also is unable to compete with the price.The consumer only too often selects by price only if look and taste seem to be good.A bread roll for under 20 cents, a whole bread for just over $2 and I am not talking toast here...So how is such a price possible or how can a "bakery" provide 30 or more different types of rolls and bread with just one or two small ovens and a tiny kitchen area?The trick on a small scale is to use ready to go mixes, just add yeast and water and you are set to go.On a big scale we talk about dough that is frozen, sometimes pre-baked but alsways already in the shape of the finnished product.Since there is just flour, salt and yeast in it what could the harm?Like with soft drinks and alcohol not all ingredients are legally required to be listed.Enzymes, antioxidants, modifiers and more.The claim is that ingredients that disappear during the baking need not mentioning at all.If we check how these helping substances are made we get everything from bacteria and fungi over chemical compositions that are lab created and even things that are totally engeneered.Why use nature if you can made the substance in a lab...Most countries have authorities that deal with just these things and their use.So as long as every single ingredient is legal and does not require to be listed it is fair game.The problem here is that no one really knows what goes into the dough for these ready to bake frozen products.As we know from our chemistry lessons in school even totally harmless components can combine to a harmful endproduct.Especially enzymes are used to to modify everything from DNA over meat products to modifying the appearence and shelf life of a product.For most if not all the secret ingredients used we are assured they are conform with the local law and food regulations but we will never know where they came from or how they could interact with each other.Every dentist will tell you that cheap, white (so called) bread is pretty much the worst for your teeth.The usual claim here is that it is too soft, might contain too much sugar but in general the carbohydrates convert to harmful sugars and food for bacteria.These bacteria then harm your teeth...This alone however has shown to be a bit of a misjudgement.If you take the official ingredients on their own then their harm on the teeth is basically non existing.It is again the enzymes and their remains that do the hard work by providing the base to convert a lot of contents directly to sugars through these bacteria.If we now go a step further and consider that bacteria do a pretty good in our body to keep a healthy balance and convert nutrients for us we have to wonder...A thing of our modern time is alleries, same for intolerance to certain foods.The sources for these are plentyful but apart from shielding ourselfs agains all bacteria, viruses and germs in general food is a common factor.Regions with limited or no access to processed foods or drinks show little to no signs of our common allergies or common helth conerns like heart disease or obesity.When it comes to our bread products it is obvious that we consume a lot of it and simply trust the claims on the pack.Rich in omega 3 added fibres, wholemeal...A real baker starting shortly after midnight to produce fresh products for his customer will just shake his head.There are many studies that show us the quality of certain foods, also a lot that show how fast food is bad for you.But when it comes to investigating the bread we eat every day we only find meaningless informations.The long term effect of some of the "secret" ingredients in bread are however well studied in animal tests.Digestive problems, failing to make use of certain basic amino acids, an affected central nervous system and even behaviour abnomalities have been observed.Of course we can't really compare a rat or pig on totally overdosed tests with what we eat on a daily base.But if certain enzymes and other ingredients in our frozen bread mixes and also dry mixes can do this then it is safe to asume that some sife effects from long term exposure will happen too.An enzyme that might just cause a less sticky dough might also affect meat.Another ingredient that should keep the dough firm enough for production machines could cause your stomach lining to produce far less liquids that help digestion.And other ingredients that might just try to produce a more uniform expansion of the dough might break down other food products in your intestines so the body can not convert them into as many other building blocks as before.Sure, we trust the claim that the baking will totall remove all traces of all the things that are not required to be listed.But lab test will show quite opposite, especially when it comes to soft, fluffy "bread" in sliced form.Bread is one of the basic food items everyone needs, so if being able to provide it at an "affordable" price is possible than not too many will actually check the product as a whole.Imagine you buy a premium looking steak and on the pack it states it was made with meat glue - another enzyme.You would not buy it...Thankfully most countries banned the use of meat glues after to many cases of related food poisoning happened.Should have been obvious that cut meat will have more bacteria and that gluing such pieces will result in bacteria to grow inside the meat at fast rates.So if you now wonder why such things are not fully regulated and checked ask yourself: why do you buy the cheap bread from your supermarket instead going to support your local baker?Money...Don't trust my words here!Grab a bread from your supermarket and some bread rolls, then do the same at a real bakery and compare the products.After that check for the best time and grab a few cold beer to have a nice chat about factory made bread products with the guy who kowns how to make it.You might be suprised what he will tell you ;)

Topic by Downunder35m 6 months ago


Are YOU affected by Pokemon seizures? ( Watch at your own risk! )

So, as many of you have known, the animated TV show Pokemon is famous for causing over 700 Japanese kids seizures via continuously flashing red and blue lights. Now, I am proposing you a challenge, can YOU endure the infamous red and blue lights? I can.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50VhBXseJW4I only feel a bit dizzy, but nothing close to seizures. No YouTube viewers are affected by it ( although few felt dizzy ). So, are YOU affected by Pokemon seizures? Or are Japanese kids wussies? Find out by watching the video!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WARNING!WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK, YOU WILL NOT HELD ME RESPONSIBLE IF YOU GOT SEIZURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Topic by Camisado 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How can I make my son's Risk game magnetic?

I was thinking of copying the game board and gluing it to a piece of metal.  And then painting the "men" with magnetic paint, however, the paint is so pricey (especially if this doesn't work).  I was hoping to find a way to make my own magnetic paint....or perhaps a different way to accomplish this.  Any ideas?

Question by nieman565 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What things I should consider while doing a risk assessment of a project that involves a solar simulator? Answered

Hello I am involved in a project related to PV panels laminated with structured glass. I have to do a risk assessment i.e the things that can delay my project. The things that are involved in it are 5 Solar panel samples (will be laminated outside the country) Sun Simulator (often busy) Need to measure some I-V curves I have got identified some risks but I need to get in depth. Any help in this regard will be really helpful Thanks

Question by raishikoh 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How can i compress a biogas from a compost tank without risk of ignition.

I already have minor semblance of a design but, i always prefer to consult the hivemind before doing something potentially stupid(i'm missing enough fingers). so, big picture is to create basically a sealed septic tank tied into the water lines of a residential house, which would produce methane to be stored year round then used during the cold season. not so much that i could cut off the natural gas line, but enough to reduce the bill.the design so far is a gas line coming from the septic tank connected to a bladder sitting inside a large tube. once the bladder reaches a nominal capacity, it will trip a sensor near the top of the tube activating a compressor until the bladder retracts to a lower set optical sensor turning off the compressor. somewhere in this mix i have the intent to set up a large air filter filled with that "oxygen eater" stuff they use in food storage applications. as well as several o2 sensors in the main line set up to stop the compressor and activate a solenoid valve to make sure no oxygen ever get to the compressor. what i dont know, is what kind of compressor i should be using to avoid any type of possible spark. proper placement of the o2 sensors, and if a giant air filter for eating oxygen already exists or is that something im going to have to make the hard way.

Question by snowfox222 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


MERCHANT OF VENICE

Ok guys, i'm doing an essay on the Merchant Of Venice, by William Shakespeare and my topic is: NOTHING CAN BE GAINED WITHOUT RISK. . i have chosen 3 characters (ANTONIO, BASSANIO & SHYLOCK) to demonstrate this. . Can Anyone Help Me Out With Some Risks They Took Or Some Ideas Please? Thanks

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


Wubi

How much of a risk is installing ubuntu with wubi? Has anyone lost all their data?

Topic by sotsirh194 10 years ago


LED Contacts

What is the best way to affix an LED contact to a watch battery without soldering it and risking damage to the battery? Help

Topic by ropor 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Is it safe for me to connect two different size male phono jacks together? Answered

I know this sounds like a stupid question but it involves the risk of losing 2 expensive pieces of equipment. By Connecting the 3 wires from one jack to the corresponding wires on the other jack, am i putting my camera to risk in any way?

Question by aar0nc0le 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Does a florescent black light carry any health risks greater than that of a regular florescent bulb? Answered

Does it generate a higher level of UV radiation than a regular florescent lamp  or just "filter out" visible light with colored glass like the incandescent black lights? Should I worry about extended exposure to the skin or eyes? Thanks.

Question by C2H6 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Will this capacitive discharge welder design work?

I am planning to build a capacitve discharge welder so that I can tab weld my battery packs, and I have no intention of paying 2K plus.  I recently came across a fairly simple design, and was using it to design my own.  If anyone that has built one of these, or knows how to, can look at this design in detail, and inform me if I have the right componants, and in the right order, it would be greatly appreciated  *** Please, I know the dangers and risks to what I plan on building so please do not express your concerns here.  Everything has risks, but without risks their can be no reward.*** UPDATE I added a new diagrahm with the opto-iso and relay that you two recommended, not sure if its right yet, but its a work in progress

Question by supramp 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


A dangerous path to walk.....

A man and a mythJudge for yourself. It is your health, indeed your life that may be at risk if you take the advice of a "salesman" over a health official.

Topic by Goodhart 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


HSE says "there is too much HSE"

The British Health and Safety Executive has published a list of bizarre decisions justified on the grounds of "Health and Safety". Far too many "party pooper decisions" are justified by statements along the lines of "it's not us, it's Health and Safety", when, in reality, the HSE had nothing to do with it, and it is purely cowardice on the part of officials trying to avoid responsibility should things go wrong, and (even more) shielding themselves from vultures in suits lawyers in the modern litigious culture. It's not on the most recent list, but my "favourite" activity banned on spurious grounds of Health and Safety was conkers in school... From the BBC: One health and safety expert said the law required people to approach risks in a balanced and proportionate manner. "Overzealousness about trivial risks gives health and safety a bad name but there are actually many more cases where people are under-hitting," said Roger Bibbings, occupational safety adviser for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. Good health and safety practice was all about "exercising judgement", he added. "People in authority such as councillors and managers need to be much more 'risk literate' or 'risk intelligent'. And third partiers such as clients, funders or insurers need to avoid requiring people to do things in the name of 'elf 'n' safety' which are not actually required by the law."

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


Lithium ion battery help: please read Answered

I have question about lithium ion batteries. I do a lot of electronic work (both school and hobby) and I have never really learned about these batteries, I do know the basics but what i want to know is, if I replace a lithium ion battery with another, same voltage and maybe higher mah, but higher capacity would there be any risk? I want to add a higher capacity lithium ion battery to one of my projects but fear any bad outcome. any info would help a lot! I would still be charging the battery with the same voltage and discharging. so the only thing changing would be the battery size. does this pose a risk? I think the answer would be no risk but i feel as if its better safe than sorry.

Question by out-of-the-box 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Law Suits

Hey everyone, my dad and i were wondering what people can do to us as far as the law is concerned, if someone got hurt trying out an instructable. I thought that the site was a play at your own risk but, my dad and are starting to think it isn't. We just don't want to be caught up in court! We haven't gotten in trouble but just thought I would ask! Now i don't think anyone can be hurt by what i put up but i don't want to risk it! If anyone has any info please let me know!

Topic by 2001warrior 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is showing the user SQL error messages dangerous? Answered

If during error conditions your website shows a page full of SQL messages, does this put you at greater risk of an injection attack?

Question by NobodyInParticular 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Does this look right??

I want to link a few LEDs together and use the mains as the power supply (not batteries). Does this look ok? Any risk by linking them up this way? I want to use a 5V power supply Thanks

Topic by uuili 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Is is risky to move lots of files around on a flash drive?

I have a large solid-state external drive and a 128G flash drive I use as backups for my computer, and I need to do some organizing with the files on them.  When I started storing data on them I was using Windows 7, but I've been using Linux Mint for over a year now and would like to reorganize my backups around the Mint Home folder rather than My Documents.  The drives contain a mountain of old files from the Windows machine (60+ gigs), and I'm worried that if I start rearranging massive groups of files that I could lose some of the old data. The machine I'm using now is Linux Mint.  The drives are setup as NTFS and Fat32.  Is there any risk on moving so much around, or does the computer simply change the address path and leave the data sitting where it is?  Is there some kind of best-practice for this kind of procedure to minimize any risk of loss? Thanks.

Question by El Mano 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Jerks...

Why do people still put mean stuff on the comments page even though they risk being banned. I hate it. Most people get on here to spread and look at ideas, not to have their idea be called a load of crap. *sighs* Anyone wanna discuss this?

Topic by Argool 10 years ago


Laser pointers illegal (NSW)

According to Reuters, laser pointers are now classed as 'prohibited weapons' and you either get a permit or risk 14 years in jail...Nothing like owning a new DVD player and wondering if it will get you arrested : )

Topic by jtobako 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Where coud I find a really cheap NES console? Answered

See I have been wanting to mod a NES to the MAX but I don't want to risk messing up my good one if I make a mistake.

Question by master key 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


ball mill materials

I am making a ball mill it's a toss-up between glass barrel or a plastic barrel can somebody tell me what the static/spark risks are in both? I will be using ceramic media. thanks

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


What's wrong with making my own windshield/windscreen wiper/washer fluid? What do I risk if I try it? Answered

The last time I bought wiper fluid, it was $4/gallon. I don't want to spend $4, and I don't want the leftover 3/4 gallon of wiper fluid kicking around my apartment until I run out of wiper fluid three more times. My owner's manual, and every other published reference I've seen, warn of the dire and dreadful consequences of using anything but commerically formulated wiper fluid; but they don't say what might happen. So, if I fill my wiper fluid resevoir with water mixed with a bit of denatured ethanol and a hint of household cleaner, what might happen? Will the wipers cease to work? Will my car explode? Will the earth go spinning off its axis and wind up having to hang out with Pluto and the other Trans-Neptunian Objects?

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


How to make a powerful spray can?

I like to know how to make a powerful spray can, I plan to use it for pepper spray so I would like the minimum possible risk of it blowing back in my face.

Question by WareOuttaHair 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


make a FLAMELESS, FIRELESS, NON EXPLOSIVE AIRSOFT SMOKE GRENADE ON THE CHEAP SIDE OF THINGS? IM IN FIRE COUNTRY SUCS.

HI I LIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SO I CANT HAVE ANY EXPLOSIVES OR BURNING AIRSOFT SMOKE NADES.  (FIRE RISK)  PLEASE HELP IF YOU CANT HELP WITH ANYTHING DONT POST.  IVE SEEN PULL STRINGS BUT THEY ALSO BURN INSIDE THE SHELL. (PERSONEL EXPERIENCE.)  (STILL TOO DANGEROUS.)  ALSO DONT MENTION COLD BURN FUSES.  TOO DANGEROUS.  (AGAIN TOO DANGEROUS).  ( FIRE COUNTRY SUCS.  HOUSE BURNED DOWN.  NO RISK. PERIOD.    

Question by pufferfish9108 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


ANSWERS gone again. Again.

I see you've changed the page layout again... and lost the Answers tab in the process of doing so. (Apparently deliberate. Given that there was no competition for screen real-estate, this may or may not indicate an opinion about the perceived value -- and/or legal risk? -- of the Answers section, at least in its present form.)

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


hard shelled side bags?

I need a pair of side bags for my 86 Honda that will hold my laptop without risking busting it if i put my bike down.  if anybody has any ideas on how to build a set id love to here it.

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


What makes for a great fiction action adventure novel on terrorism?

Does the story need to shock---ie; thousands of people are at risk of being poisoned by bioterrorists in a local college town  OR do the characters need to be someone we can identify with? What makes for a good story and a page turner that will keep you enthralled?

Question by Actionwriter 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How should I protect my eyes when working with a laser?

I want to built a laser cutter and have bought a 7W laser for it. How should I protect my eyes? What is important in building it to make it safe / have no risk left to hurt my eyes...

Question by macmoritz 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Does anyone know how to make fireless smoke? Answered

Im inventing a game that uses a lot of stealth, but i cant risk a fire hazard in my woods. any help? and btw, if u live fond du lac, it may be comin soon. nowhere near finished yet...

Question by mrfishy 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How does one forge a fencing foil? Answered

How could I forge a foil for fencing? What kind of steel would be good for a flexible blade that wouldn't be at risk of snapping and stabbing my fencing buddies? What should I keep in mind for tempering and whatnot to help with that?

Question by udadni 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What happens if you over-power a laser? Answered

If you take a laser (say, a 1mW pen laser pointer) and hook up a stronger battery to it (say a 9V battery as opposed to the 3V watch battery it came with), would it increase the output of the laser? If it would, at the risk of lifespan, would it work if you strobed it?

Question by KahlZun 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 months ago


i need to replace a 3 pronged grounded power chord with a 3 pronged grounded jack how do i do this without risks ?

On my guitar amp the ground prong broke out of the plug so i need to replace that with a jack such as one found on a PC power source but i dont know what is positive and negative or how to prevent enternal damage fires or shock * i posted i picture my connector looks like the one on the left only mine does not have leads only contacts sorry if i wasnt clear on what i was saying *i have a second one of these with leads from a computer power source with wire leads but its a little differant it as a blue and brown instead of black and white wires and it also has a small yellow box that connects to bot contacts(excluding ground) which of these will work beter for a guitar amp

Question by fastcar123 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Yellow Fever Vaccine Question

OK, big trip coming up, all the Kite Boys (including GrandfatherKite) are off to Kenya at the end of July. We'll be on safari around Samburu, Lake Naivasha, Treetops, that general area. We've had a bunch of vaccines already, and have our malaria tablets ordered, but we haven't had Yellow Fever vaccines yet. Here's the thing - should we? I've had conflicting advice from medical professionals (one said I need it, one said no need), probably down to a lack of experience in the area, so I'm wondering what you folk have to say. Yes, I know that free medical advice on the internet is frequently worth less than you pay for it, I'm just after some opinions or pointers on the risks vs benefits. Are the probable side effects worth it, given the potential risk involved?

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


Women wanted to eat chocolate in UK

Women in the UK are wanted to eat chocolate for a year to test whether it reduces the risk of heart problemsKitewife? Oh, Kitewife?...you live in the UK, right?Edit:Oh, wait...I just read it again...you have to be postmenopausal and have type 2 diabetes...oh well...

Topic by Lithium Rain 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I Have a Single Servo Motor, What Should I do with it?

I was making a robot, so I had to modify the servos for continuous rotation and I accidentally broke one. I didn't dare risk breaking the other one. What should I do with it?

Question by Robot Lover 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


"positive"

Today was the first time i wanted to comment, but found myself confronted with this: "We have a "be nice" comment policy. Please be positive and constructive with your comments or risk being banned from our site." In my personal opinion, constructive comments are rarely positive and positive comments tend to be rather useless. Who thought the statment quoted above is a good idea and can it be changed?

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


IFTC Boeing 737 simulator trip

Simulators are a wonderful thing.They allow teachers to torment train pilots against bad situations. They also do this without risk.OK,maybe there is some risk to the tech guy who was not told it would be used that day.Because the final crash resulted in the motion getting locked up.Youtube playlist

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


How do I repaint appliqued lettering on old glass Tom's cracker jar?

The paint on the lettering is old and can be scraped off. I do not want to remove the plastic-looking film beneath as this is my template for repainting.  But I do not want to risk "unsticking" this film during painting or anytime later.  Any suggestions appreciated.

Question by rachael44 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Cleaning a Saitek Cyborg Keyboard? Answered

I spilled a root beer float in my Saitek cyborg keyboard, which resulted in sticky keys everywhere. I rinsed it under water once and now all the keys work fine, except the '2' and 'X' keys. How can I clean these two without risking damage to my keyboard?

Question by The Daft 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is it possible to draw energy from an ion chamber?

On a purely theoretical basis, would it be possible to harness a small sample of radioactive material and an ion chamber to produce a small trickle of electricity? I'm not sure what the practical use of a device would be, and I'm well aware of the risks and dangers involved; I'm asking to satisfy my own curiosity.

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


Making a cordless dremel corded option?

I recently bought a 8220 dremel with 2 battery.  even in the 3 weeks I have had it I have noticed the battery to be a bit annoying.  Using a bench power supply can i just set it to 12v 5amp and run it off that?.  Any large risk of it frying something important?  I am happy with the tool its just that I often forget to charge. 

Question by TypeNameHere 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


too many volts to an LED

I have an LED that is supposed to take about 2.8 to 3.4 volts.  A single 3v coin cell works great.  However, if I use two or three of those batteries, it gets ULTRA bright.  My question is, what harm is this doing?  Risk of burning out the light, causing heat, other bad things???  What exactly would happen over prolonged use?

Topic by aliasjanedoe 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


USB Nintendo DS charger?

Here's a idea my head came up with Look at photo, See?, DO THIS ON A OLD DS THAT YOU DON'T WANT ANYMORE! NOT MY FAULT! IF YOU GET BLEW UP OR SOMETHING! DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK! OK no more of that :) USB 2.0 outputs: 5 Volts DS output : 5.2 Volts Maybe a slower charge? What do you think?

Topic by iPodTouchMaster08 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Instructables safety

Hi! I love the site and all of the features. I do however have one concern, that is regarding the safety of the users/builders. I believe it's just a matter of time before someone gets killed or seriously hurt by attempting some of the instructions. I've seen way too many instructions without any type of warning text or concern about user safety, these instructables often involving high voltage, significant overheating risks and high powered lasers. A couple of these have also been featured instructables. My suggestion is something like big red bar just above every page of the instructable, saying like "DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS PROJECT WITHOUT ADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE". To make this bar show up I suggest one final pop up question before each project is published saying something like "Could building/using project possibly cause any risk of injury?" and if true the banner would appear. Admins should also be able to turn on this bar manually. I believe the current focus is to prevent project that intends to cause harm, but many other projects will likely cause harm if the builder doesn't have enough knowledge. Especially if the original maker himself also lacks knowledge about the risks with their design. I would ask you to consider not allowing instructables that involves tampering with high voltage connections if you don't like the idea of a warning banner. I don't want to see some kid loosing their eyes after attempting to build a DIY laser engraver or worse, killed during a rainstorm holding their ungrounded DIY high voltage spotlight.

Topic by johanmoberg 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Anyone know of any awesome projects with circutry and electricity that a total beginer would be able to try out?

Im 15, and I have NO experience with electricity or circuts or anything, but really want to try it out. Im wonderin if anyone knows of any easy, cool projects to try that would introduce me to the stuff, without the risk of serious electrocution if I screw up : )

Question by ilikefunnymovies 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Please recommend Laser Pointer for me

Hello, I want to buy a high-power laser pointer, Used for astronomical refers to the star, used in the observation of stars at night, can accurately indicate the position of the stars.. I know the risks and precautions. I saw a website, http://www.htpow.com/  there are a lot of high-power laser pointer, really surprising. But I do not know, these high-power laser pointer is really exist?THX  

Topic by mikuka 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago