Need room security! please!

I need help. my younger siblings (5 of them) keep coming into my room. today my little brother scratched my computer screen, touch out the disc drive, and messed up the movement pad. i need a security alarm that will let me, my parents, my older brother, or the babysitter know of the intrusion. my bedroom is strait off a hall with no door or door jam for that matter. it pretty much is a hall that opens into a room. sorta. i was thinking of a triplaser with sound or somthing. please help. i can not let this happen again

Posted by sev17 9 years ago


Redecorating my room

I am re painting/redecorating my room. I need some ideas for colors I should paint the walls! Help!

Posted by thatjawn 10 years ago


Improve your room contest ONLY Drawings?

I had a questions for the improve your room contest. Is the contest only of plans for a better room or can you actually do dirty work like making awesome lighting arrangements or modifying an outlet to include USB charging??

Posted by HavocRC 5 years ago


room thermostat

First things first notice: Iam in Europe so it's probably a bit different than in USA. I have electric radiator in my room. i bought thermo switch but i don't know how to connect it between the socket and the radiator. I must mention that the radiator had already same thermo switch before but it broke down after 5 years and I didn't write notes how it was connected. I already blown 4 fuses during the attempt. The wire has three wires: blue ("live"), brown and yellow/ green ("earth"). In the switch there's sheme sticker -> www.shrani.si/f/C/Nr/42sKtVVC/thermo.png . so how do i connect the plug and the radiator??  www.imit.it/dati/schedaArticolo.php

Posted by Karletto555 8 years ago


Time for some change

It's time to change my room around and I'm clueless now because I've changed it pretty much every single way. The picture below is how it's currently arranged, professionally done in PS. Could anyone give me any ideas for arranging it differently? My desk is a corner unit, sorry all I could draw is a square, too lazy to freehand. Thanks in advanced.

Posted by Punkguyta 11 years ago


Transform a store to a room !

We have a small store on the roof , which is very dirty and filled with racks and suitcases .the walls are awful too .Can someone give me ideas to transform it into a new room for me cz my current one is awful .It will as a guest room where i can sit with my friends and watch TV mainly .Thanks

Posted by FOOOFEI 9 years ago


How much more messier is your room/house/workshop compared to mine?

I was just wondering how much messier is your room/house/workshop compared to mine, If so how much messier, Post a pic to show us if possible

Posted by thermoelectric 10 years ago


Need outta here, anyone have a room for rent?

My moms is going BEZERK and it's driving me nuts so I was wondering if anyone in the 519 area code in ontario has any cheap-ish rooms for rent. Thanks

Posted by Punkguyta 11 years ago


Idea - Conference Room Scheduling 2.0

I have an idea to make conference room scheduling easier. I know similar hardware based ideas exist (such as this), but I don't think anything quite like my idea available. It goes like this. The outside of each conference room would have a posted QR barcode. The QR code would contain static information about the room such as the room name/id, location, etc. Using a smartphone or tablet with QR barcode scanning capability (iPhone, iPad 2, Android, etc.), an individual could walk up to the room and scan the code. The code would prompt the device to forward the necessary room information to an internally hosted site. The site would be designed to accommodate mobile use and appear as a native application for the given device. It would be fully integrated with the back-end scheduling system (Google Calendar, Exchange, etc.). The user would be presented with the following options: - View topic of active meeting (if not marked as private) - View active meeting attendees (if not marked as private) - View room schedule for day, with open spots available with button to reserve. - Book a room on-the-spot simply by clicking a spot that is available - Invite others to join your meeting (using contacts on device or LDAP to look up in company directory) - Provide link to the closest room that is currently available and offer to reserve if acceptable. - Show floor map of meeting rooms with current location highlighted, and some indication of the rooms that are currently available (or available soon) within a 100ft radius. - If the person scanning the code is also the meeting organizer, they will be presented with options to update, cancel, or send out reminders to others attending. - etc...Features could go on and on Benefits of this idea: - Users don't need to go through the tedious process of pulling up a scheduling program, searching for a room, booking it, finding another room available, etc. - Users can still schedule rooms from their PCs as usual, but now have the added benefit of scheduling a near-by room on the fly - Nearly everyone in a technology workplace has a smartphone these days with QR code scanning capability - No hardware to hang outside meeting doors such as done with other similar systems - Most if not all functionality would be managed by the back-end system, allowing maximum flexibility in providing updates and maintenance of the system Thoughts? Worth developing? - John (http://manganlabs.com)

Posted by siliconghost 7 years ago


Need help with plans for a LED room lighting system

Hey guys and gals,I'm looking to install a full scale LED lighting system in my room, because I'm tired of blowing bulbs and incandescents, and I want something new. Id like to install a standard white light LED system for the main lights, and incorporate a RGB setup into the fixture. I want the fixture to run around the upper perimeter of the room, and contain enough lights to light a 15' x 12' x 8' room.My questions as of now:What are the highest output white LEDs I can get with a "wider" viewing angle?And how can I incorporate a dimmer into the standard white setup?I was to use this Instructable as a guide also for the RGB setup.https://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Color-Controllable-High-Power-LED-Room-%2b-Spot-/Thank you very much in advance.

Posted by Smitherines 10 years ago


Awesome Uses For An Empty Room

I currently have a 2 bedroom apartment, in which the second room has zero use... I only got it because it was like 30 dollars more expensive than the 1 bedroom, that being said, I want to use my second bedroom for something and don't know what. I was thinking a project room... but I think I want something more creative then that. I am already thinking of removing the doorand replacing it with a secret mirror door so it becomes a "hidden room"... in this hidden room I was thinking of having a HAM Radio operation, with some other stuff... but honestly I just don't know what I want to do with it. If you had a spare room "collecting dust" what would you do with it? I finally don't have my mom telling me "you can't do that, thats silly" or anything like that... so wild ideas are acceptable! PS: I was just thinking, keep in mind this is an apartment, so I can't nail, drill, or do anything to my walls... and my noise level has to be somewhat low... Otherwise it would be a recording studio.

Posted by teamcoltra 9 years ago


device to read volume level in a room

I was just thinking that something like this might be handy for a teacher. If you had some device that could read the volume level in the classroom and display it in a bar format so the students know when they are getting too loud. It'd be nice to be able to say, "ok, you can talk with your group but stay under volume 5" or "if you keep it below volume 3, you'll get more marbles". Anyone know if this could be done and how?

Posted by ecsaul23 5 years ago


Painting My Room

Well my mom decided that she would give me permission to paint my room how I wanted. I had an idea of like... a silhouette of a NYC skyline (or any skyline) in black around the walls that goes about 3 or 4 feet up. Then above that would be like... a bluish color. Then in the top corner above my bed, a Orange circle sun were the vertex of the ceiling and 2 walls would be the center of the circle.So first I need to find a silhouette, preferribly just black buildings, kinda like this, but less complicated. Something easily taped off.link to pictureAlso, I want you suggestions on the paint colors. I'm pretty set on black for the buildings but I'm not sure about the sky/sun.Comments/Suggestions/Concerns/Help

Posted by thatjawn 10 years ago


Help..."raising the floor"

Ok so i want to raise the ground level in my room by about 4 feet. so making a box that can hold proubly 200+ pounds and has carpet attached to it just like the floor. also it needs a way to rerout a air vent. feel free to ask questions about anything and thanks for any help

Posted by yuckzee 9 years ago


Need some room decor ideas.

My room is boring. I can do anything but paint the walls (we rent) But I CAN cover them floor to ceiling with whatever I wish. I've been looking for some kind of interesting pattern. I like bats and skulls. (realistic of both) But skulls are so overplayed, and bats seem like a far stretch to decorate with. I'm pretty artistic, and awfully handy with making stuff (especially for a 15 year old, been building my whole life.) I have a large piece of flat cardboard that backed a John Lennon Poster I recently bought, and a piece of black foamboard. I plan on taping, cutting, painting the cardboard (probably a bat design, I'm just recently getting into them) and drawing another bat on the black foamboard using silver sharpie. Sooo.... any design ideas you guys have for making things, such as any kind of wall hanging would be nice to hear about.

Posted by silly_world 9 years ago


Knex Chat Room

Hey I think someone started something like this already but I don't know what happened to it or if it is still active so I started my own. It's located Here or there or how about right here?So yeah come here for a quick chat. It will probably be easier than spamming topics with a useless conversation like the ones you could have in the chat. When you get there and you haven't joined Xat yet then click on your name to change it and your avatar. I'm most likely going to need at least 2-3 (depending on how many actually do come regularly) mods. There are a few rules and if you don't follow then then you will be first kicked as a warning and then banned for a day. If you still continue to break rules you'll be perma. banned from the chat.~Rules~-You may curse but only lightly and not at others. It has to stop when/if there is someone who requests it for the duration that they are there.-No fighting. You must respect everyone. If you disrespect an owner or a mod then you will automatically skip from getting a kick to getting banned for the day.-You may talk about other things but I do request you do stay relatively on topic for the most part.-Please remain in the chat while you are online. It helps me and the main reason people who aren't on a chat room are because no one else is. It starts a chain reaction of inactivity.Alright have fun you guys. I like talking to all of you personally so this will sure be fun for me to meet more of my fellow knexers.

Posted by TheDunkis 10 years ago


Improve Your Room Challenge upper age limit

Hi, I was just wondering if the upper age limit for the Improve Your Room Challenge really is 18, like it says in the description? Thank you.

Posted by Lucky_Charm 4 years ago


Official Release!! The Knex Gun Chat Room

Well, the day has come, the Knex Gun Chat Room is ready for use! Also available here: http://www.meebo.com/room/knexerslounge/ Use your regular instructables username so we know who you are. RocketScientist2015 is the admin mod, and the only one capable of making and deleting mods, so if you have any mod related troubles, contact him. For anything else, talk to DJ Radio, rocket's second in command.on another note, what happened to the ability to imbed slideshows?What are you still doing here? GET TO THE ROOM!!.mcrmeebo { display: block; background:url("http://widget.meebo.com/r.gif") no-repeat top right; } .mcrmeebo:hover { background:url("http://widget.meebo.com/ro.gif") no-repeat top right; }

Posted by KentsOkay 9 years ago


Chatroom Group

Like the chatroom? Then join the instructables chat room blog at this link!!!!!! Don't forget to spread the word.

Posted by JellyWoo 10 years ago


Modem won't work in a different room?

Ok, so upstairs in the attic we have a modem and a router, the modem works fine up there and so does the router. but when i try to move my modem downstairs to my room and hook it into my cable line to play halo or host on warcraft, it won't connect to the internet. so my question is why this happens, whats the difference between my cable line and the one upstairs, and is there a way to fix this?

Posted by Jordo 9 years ago


Setting up a Maker Room

Hello Makers, Teachers and Students - I have the opportunity to set up a Maker Room at my school. I was hoping to get some advice from the Instructables community on best practices. What equipment is most useful? What is the best use of space? Where should I start? Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!  The photo is my "before" picture. I hope to have a great "after" picture when I am done.

Posted by albertsbeth 6 years ago


Instructables Chatroom Party...Again!

Everyone, its a chatroom party, to celebrated Halloween!!!!! Come on Halloween Eve (October 30) at 7-9pm EST. All are welcome. Hope to see you there. Stay tuned for more chatroom parties by joining the chatroom groupLink to Chatroom

Posted by JellyWoo 10 years ago


How To Decorate Your Room

Make a contest for decorating your own room it will be nice to see plans and design for lots of room

Posted by ob9889 8 years ago


heat_up room by soldering iron ?!

Hi everybody :D I have a soldering iron and a computer fan. and I was thinking if I can use them to heat up my room!  I asking If any body tried it beform or have an idea. 

Posted by abbadi 2 years ago


HELP! Password= ???????

HELP! There is now a password for the chat room! I do not know it! WAHHH! Can anyone help me? ( I have PMed a few of the mods)

Posted by Bartboy 9 years ago


Light project for a new room.

Hi everyone.My parents recently bought a new house and it turns out one of the rooms has no lamp connections whatsoever(Everything is ok, there just isn't any wires for the light bulbs).Because of multiple reasons we can't call an expert over so the job falls on me.I have experience in electronics but I'm afraid to try adding a route like the one that should be there so I'm searching for something safer :).All ideas are welcome :)

Posted by Hristo 9 years ago


Steam generator for a home-made steam room

I love steam rooms. i want to build one out behind our house in the country in thailand. but it has to be low-tech. i'm thinking i'll make a square wall out of cinderblocks, about 4 feet high. then my shower will stick up from that .we don't have running water. we get water pumped from the well into big jars and use a bowl to splash water on ourselves to wash. but i put a submersible pump in the bottom of the jar, rigged up some PVC pipe and i have a shower of sorts. so if i build a 4 foot high square wall, with a doorway, i can pull a thick piece of foam over the top to cover the top, hang a rubber curtain across the doorway opening, and have an enclosed, outdoor room that i can steam up and sweat the gunk out, then stand up, flip off the insulating cover and shower right there. the steam room will go right behind me and the jars in the shower picture- where you can see a little bit of grass growing. but how do i make a steam generator? commercial ones cost way more dollars (baht) than i need to spend. i can use propane from a tank for fire, or wood, or charcoal. the well water is very hard water with a lot of dissolved minerals in it so my steam generator can't be something that will get clogged up with mineral deposits. anybody got any ideas? the steam generator needs to be cheap, home-build-able with local materials, and safe... don't want anything that can blowup, catch fire, or asphyxiate the users.

Posted by Thaikarl 10 years ago


Dry Ice Air Freshener

Michael Natkin writes a culinary blog Herbivoracious which includes hundreds of recipes for a vegetarian diet. This, however, is an experiment using dry ice to create beautiful clouds of smoke while filling your home with sweet scents.

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago


Safe Room

Does anyone have any good plans or ideas for a safe room built in a closet or at least how to build reinforced concrete walls?

Posted by opsmrs 1 year ago


ROOM : SMART

Ok I was sitting at the end of my bed listening to my music (I plugged my psp into my stereo) and I had an idea make my room smart. For example door opens light comes on. I could even make it a security thing. But also I have about six things in different places in my room and they all need to plug into so maybe would make a little switch box/control unit. So I was wondering if you could make your room smart what would you want it to do ?hmm maybe i could make my MICROFROSTEY (mini fridge. (soon to make an instructable on it)) somehow work with this....AND YES I REALIZE A SMART CAR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MY ROOM ! ( I just googled SMART and thats what I got)

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago


Light saber room light modification

I got 2 Remote control Light Saber room lights for Christmas. http://unclemilton.com/star_wars_science/#/rc_lightsaber/ I want to mount them crossed, like a crest, but I want them to be operated independently. Both Remotes control both lights. I would like to be able to Change frequency? or something to make the remotes specific for the lights, so they can be changed/turned on and off independently. Any ideas?

Posted by CaptainMal 7 years ago


LED Room Lighting with Ambient Music Change

Hi guys,  I have been reading through this site a lot and have wanted to get into a bit of electronics but I never really had a project that I wanted to start.  After months of deliberation I have decided on what I want to be my first project. The idea is to have light bars constructed with LEDs quite like the following Instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bar-Ambient-Lighting/?ALLSTEPS .  Where my project changes is I would like the lights to 'dance?' to the music.  Now my idea isn't dependant on music volume, for the LEDs to light up but colour change as well.  The only way I could describe it, is quite like the iTunes visualiser. Now both my electronic/programming skills are very basic.  The electronics bit is relatively simple it's more the latter part of the project.  If anyone could steer me in the right direction, it would greatly be appreciated.

Posted by onggie 8 years ago


Paper gun Chat room

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Posted by Undermig 9 years ago


Introducing Fauxrobo

Any of you who enjoy partaking in our new IRC chatroom. Will no doubt have jumped into this forum topic due to recognizing the name.Fauxrobo is the name of the IRC bot that runs in our IRC chatroom, he helps to make the chatroom safe, and offers a lot of extra features for the users of the room.I recently decided that its about time Fauxrobo got an identity. A lot of the chatroom members have been developing a certain affection for him. So to celebrate Fauxrobo getting both a face, and a user account, I'm giving out some patches to the regulars!I spend alot of time in the chatroom, and I recognise all the familiar faces, post a comment below, and I will send a patch your way!If you want to get in on the action, check out this instructable on using the IRC chatroom, feel free to contact myself, Bumpus, CameronSS, or Nachomahma for some help.You can get straight into the chatroom via this weblink, at which point you will find myself, or many other helpful people to talk to.

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago


How to redo your room

All right so i've been wanting to completely redo my room for a while ~i'm getting rid of my desk/bookcase for more room and replacing them with neon wooden shelves i made i think other people might have this question too so please answer if you can, maybe you could make an instructable for something in it. WHAT ARE SOME WAYS I CAN REDO MY ROOM? and i want it to represent my creativity but i'm not allowed to paint the walls and so i'm really stuck Please help :)

Posted by lyraleperformer 9 years ago


Stream to speakers?

Is there anyway to make it so my macbook wirelessley streams whatever music im playing to the speaker set in my room. I have a macbook and a fairley new speaker set, i think the kind of thing id be looking for is a slingbox. any suggestions?

Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago


need instructions for connecting and using stereo speakers in multiple rooms

I have one stereo and a set of stereo speakers in two different rooms (bedroom and living room). Sometimes I like to play the speakers in both rooms (fill the whole place with music as I move from room to room)but sometimes I like to turn them off in one room and leave them on in the other room. I do not want to buy new equipment just want a VERY SIMPLE switch box to switch off the speakers in one room and leave then on in other room. Anyone know how to do this?

Posted by Linda Cooper 9 years ago


TWO WAY WIRED ROOM TO ROOM TELEPHONE SYSTEM (PLEASE HELP)

Right, Firstly im not sure if this is in the right part of this forum. Basically i want to make (or buy) a two way wired phone system and other end needs to ring upon picking up my end. I've searched here and online for something which will do this and i rememebr having a set of these when i were a kid. Now i have kids of my own i have built a wooden playhouse at the bottom of garden and would like to be able to ring from there to the house with only a pick up of the other end or something equally similar. IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE! If anyone can post me details of how to make this or a website from which i can buy it from would be great been searching for weeks. Thanks

Posted by dirty-monkee 7 years ago


Surgical Laser

Hi all!So, I have been volunteering at an animal hospital in my home town, and I have been allowed to observe 11 surgeries so far, 4 of which have been performed with this 30 Watt CO2 Surgical Laser. I would like it if someone could explain to me how a CO2 laser works, and I would be willing to answer any questions. the surgeries I have watched are: (1) a spay on a dalmatian (2) an entropion correction on a bullmastiff (3)a cauterization of a bleeding tail tip (without anesthetic & with me holding the dog down!) and (4)a front declawing of a cat.

Posted by bardon08 10 years ago


The Plaster Room Help Forum

Use our Technical Guides to learn how to use the Design Centre facilities.  This is the guide to the Plaster Room, watch the videos and feel free to ask questions here in the forum...

Posted by learningspace 7 years ago


Meeting room one (new members) CLOSED

For general discussions, to keep other topics to the point. New rooms will be set up as required.

Posted by Lateral Thinker 8 years ago


Entire glow in the dark room?

Ignoring the practicalitites of expense, chemicals etc, would it be possible to paint and ENTIRE room, or at least a whole ceiling, in glow-in-the-dark paint? I'm thinking what would it be like to have an off-the-grid room that would have a useable amount of light, using glow-in-the-dark paint, for say 4 hours after sunset. Can anyone find any pictures of a room painted like this?

Posted by trialex 11 years ago


College Room Help

Hello. I've been sleeping in the same room for a while and I'm getting bored of it. I want to get a contemporary sofa bed because my room is kinda small and i think i can save some space by getting this instead of a bed. I would like to create/buy things to furnish my room that no one else has lol. I just want awesome DIY art and tech stuff that will make my room more personal and just feel like I made this room what it is. I want the theme to be like a urban/graffiti contemporary college dorm room type of feel. If anyone can help me out that would be super cool! -Rolling

Posted by rollingminority 10 years ago


I've Noticed a Downfall in Chat Room Attendees

I went on vacation on the 28th of June, prior to my leaving the chat room was teaming with thoughtful, and story-telling members, but as of my return on the 6th, there have been next to no one in the room except for a select few. I'm not sure what happened over my absence in time, but it must have been epic... just kinda wondering about it

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago


selective room heating?

I just turned on the heat before going into my room to go to bed. My roommate and I are in about one fourth of the whole house (and will be for about six hours), yet every room is being heated. This seems like a huge efficiency problem. Are there commercial systems out there that can heat selective rooms? If not, are there ways of making such a system? Can I just tape cardboard over the vents?

Posted by moisture 9 years ago


Chat Room!

Just talk! Talk about anything! Just of course, nothing inappropriate. Have fun!

Posted by DELETED_tayrazz:D 7 years ago


Meeting Room Two

Set up for new members. (Hopefully no need to be PRO) 

Posted by Lateral Thinker 8 years ago


infra red for a whole room

Hi, I have a question, how can I blanket a room with infra red powerful enough to knock out digital cameras, so photos cant be taken.

Posted by Reever Jenkins 6 years ago


my room.

My bedroom is dull. its small. plain. and i want to change it. i was looking at the electro graph that grafiti research labs made. is there anyway i can have a colorful lighting design in my room that i could power on and off? Any cool ideas on decorating with shelving and such?

Posted by astrozombies138 11 years ago


Make Room! Make Room!

Since it seems to be Earth Day and since I'm depressed about my Vibrations test results i thought I'd inflict my favorite scene from my favorite dystopian movie on all of you.Enjoy? Ah what the heck, let's throw in the saddest music ever written.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 9 years ago