Need to make a rubber stamp pretty big, about 4 inches tall. one lower case letter "b". any suggestions for making it myself
Posted by becky roop 6 years ago
I was wondering what kinds of paints work the best on rubber. I'm talking about heavy-duty, solid rubber. I'd like to age an object made of this without hurting it and I was just curious as to the best way to go about doing it. Also, what type of glue would work best with it.
Posted by Mal Kapwn 7 years ago
Hey y'all, I have another question related to etching my iPod. I took it apart, and now have the aluminum housing with a piece of rubber (latex?) connected to it (the buttons). Do y'all think that the saltwater or current would have any negative effects on it? Thanks!
Posted by Bran 10 years ago
I'm trying to make a long inflatable rubber tube buy cutting a bike inner tube and then resealing the ends. I'm doing a bit of a trial run with all the suitable materials I have knocking about but I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I need it so I can inflate the tube with little or no leakage (not to any great pressure) and I would like it to remain at least semi flexible so that means I cant just pack the last 2 inches with hot glue. Any suggestions? I plan to try poly-cement, epoxy, hot glue, super glue and melting the ends together but I'm sure someone has had some experience at this.
Posted by pyper 10 years ago
Anyone recognize what these are and they're used for? The larger one has Bay19 SL2 on it. The smaller SL1. Both have a slit in the top. I thought they might be some kind of glue dispensing cap or... Something along those lines. So, what exactly are they... Do you know? TIA, - chase -
Posted by -chase- 1 year ago
Any thoughts about the licensing? I think I chose the wrong one for the rubber band gun I posted. I just noticed that the license I picked says that you can't use this Instructable commercially. I would prefer that people be able to make and sell the rubber band gun if they wish. Also, I am not concerned if someone does not attribute the design to me. It would be nice but not necessary. I did not make the design to receive accolades.
Posted by HTMF Metal Pizza 2 years ago
Hey, Anyone know why it is taking so long for my entry to get into the Launch-it Contest. Voting ends tomorrow and no moderater has approved my instructable! https://www.instructables.com/id/Elasto-O-Matic-RBG-5-Rubber-Band-Shooter/ I entered it in time! Confused?
Posted by Greasetattoo 7 years ago
Coming soon, a new contest where every entry is powered by rubber bands, it's the Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest! The rubber bands can be twisted or stretched, alone or in combination. Just remember that no weapons are allowed. We're doing this to have fun, not hurt others so let's see the creativity fly!We mean that flying part literally. There are prizes for any type of creation, but there will also be a special prize for the best flying contraption. To encourage more people to enter, and to make the entries more easily reproducible, we want to see Instructables that use materials that are cheap and easy to find and have the whole thing be something that can be done in an afternoon or an evening.More details will be coming soon, but that should be enough to get you going for now. So get your rubber bands ready!
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago
Hey again,Does anyone have any experience with this Flexil hot melt rubber stuff I've seen about. It's a vinyl rubber that you melt in a pot around 170 degrees and then pour it over masters and formers to create moulds like you would with RTV silicone (except quite hot). The rubber can be remelted which is a benefit over silicone, but does anyone know of reasons why silicone is better for making moulds with (other than the master possibly melting).Link here: http://www.cfsnet.co.uk/acatalog/CFS_Catalogue__Flexil__554.htmlIncidentally, CFS is also a good place to buy pretty much all casting and moulding materials if you're in the UK at somewhat reasonable prices :-)
Posted by chiok 9 years ago
Hi, Its my moms birthday coming up and shes totally obsessed with this dancing orange blob thing known as zingy. http://beatbots.net/project/zingy/ Zingy isn't commercially availiable and neither is the similar Keepon Pro which has similar sort of movement but there is a toy version called My Keepon: http://mykeepon.com/ I have ordered one (Arriving Monday) and wondered if anybody has any ideas on: 1. what a good material to make some zingy like eyes would be 2. what possibilities there are for colouring rubber to dye it orange 3. how easily deformable rubber is (to get the "quiff") Cheers, J P.s. Apologies if this is in the wrong section, first post although I have been lurking for years!
Posted by jrhe 6 years ago
I'm looking to cast a fake monster tongue out of Alumisol Soft Plastic (Plastisol) for a costume. Obviously it will end up going in my mouth. I can't find any information anywhere about the food-safety of the solid compound. What I gather from the msds sheet is that it's non-toxic, but it's a little ambiguous. The retailer I asked couldn't find any information either. From what I can tell it's usually used to create soft rubber fishing lures, so I'd assume it's environmentally friendly with respect to not releasing toxins into the water, and its listed uses include special effects as well as medical reproductions (Of tissue). Has anyone used this type of plastisol in contact with food or the surface of your mouth before? All help is appreciated.
Posted by SixFootBlue 3 years ago
I was making some stamp glue where i mixed some Elmer glue and vinegar. but wanted to see Wat happens when i mix Elmer's glue, vinegar, and super glue. like in 10 seconds the solution turned into a rubbery solid which took the form of the container. can any body tell me why this happened. it held its shape and slightly reminded me of molding silicone. it wasn't sticky and came out of the plastic cup easily.
Posted by chrischavez 10 years ago
I know instructables held a "Klutz rubber band powered" contest a while back, but it doesn't seem like Klutz ever published the book the projects were supposed to be featured in. I searched their site, and it only returned "Rubber band powered flying machines".
Posted by kcls 8 years ago
This rubber band gun works just like the wooden ones you've probably seen. The difference is that this is made of metal, has a safety, and includes a flashlight and laser sight. OK, just a wee bit over the top, but impressive. via bbgadgets
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
Would anyone know how to make a rubber band gun like the one made by Vat19 here?: http://www.vat19.com/dvds/bandit-guns-pump-action-semi-automatic-rubber-band-gun.cfm I imagine making it would be fairly easy, but finding what pieces to cut out would be a challenge. The pieces probably would probably made out of thick cardboard preferably. (because cardboard is easy to get)
Posted by seawee65 4 years ago
I'm new so I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right area but i need help. I'm trying to make a rubber band gun shooter thing but sometimes when i try to let the rubber band go it gets stuck. I originally used a metal piece with three angles and now im using a old allen rench. Normally when pulled back i use my hand to keep it steady but since i needed to take the picture i used a nail (probably not the best thing to use when stretching a rubber band), but anyways i was wondering if anyone had an idea to make the rubber band ball thing always go off? P.S. need an idea for the wooden gun shape.
Posted by Vertox 8 years ago
I'm at the point of ripping my hair out with this one. Once apon a time I bought used doll and dyed them with RIT dye and got some great colors to use in various projects...(yes, my house is a bit on the creepy side). Lately, the dolls I have been finding, wont take the dye....maybe a new kind of rubber? Anyway, I want dolls that are blue. I painted a few with water based paint and then varnished them...several coats and they look pretty good but some of them flacked off...frustrating. I stripped those and bought some alcohol dyes and added that to varnish and painted them 5 days ago, putting a fan on them...cool color, but the varnish wont dry on the rubber and is now a tacky mess. Any chemistry geeks out there that can figure out a better way to get this "new rubber" to take color ? I am going to use some plastics spray paint as a last resort but I really want them to be durable and not flack or easily scratch...can I varnish over plastics spray paint...will there be another noxious chemical disaster if I spray plastics paint over rubber....help ?
Posted by krex 10 years ago
I was told to post this in the forums, so here it is. I was wandering around this site and found a man that had created a pistol that uses a slide to move the firing pin instead of grabbing it directly. I made his gun and improved upon it. I turned his simple pistol into a rifle/SMG There are of course some problems: cannot handle rapid fire for extended periods of time single shot doesn't shoot far but cannot handle additional rubber bands. It's pretty cool though. Right now i'm trying to increase the range and make it more durable. But i can't think of how i can improve it anymore.
Posted by doomsday195 10 years ago
Hey i have made a new knex rubberband gun its still in beta testing but i am defenitley going to post it here and i dont yet have a picture of it (i cant use my moms camera) so i will work my best in mlcad its just killerks srv1 handle with a barell of my own creation i made it when i noticed i did not have enough peices to make his gun so i modded mine to make it rubberband gun compatable and i have done this a long time ago but i moded my knife and made a switch blade knife so if you want me to post the upgrades/new stuff yeah i will try and get a video up of each thing soon
Posted by J_SCAP 10 years ago
Thanks to many dedicated members of this community, this site is full of fantastic projectile weapons. However, many people, like myself, need tips of what brands or sizes of rubber bands we should use. I built many snipers and powerful guns, but alas, the rubber bands didn't do their jobs. This is what this forum is Intended to prevent. New Twist: Where to get SURGICAL rubber bands. Something not so easy to get.
Posted by King825 9 years ago
I was just surfing the interwebs and i found this video.Some guys drive to the top of a hill with a massive rubber band ball in the back of their van and then roll the ball down the hill hoping to hit the car, The ball bounces as it goes down the hill so the first time they roll it they only hit the back of the car, the second roll is a miss but the 3rd time they land it right in the side leading to a surprising amount of damage.Video is a bit bright to begin with but it gets better.Skip to 1:55 for the best hit.
Posted by =SMART= 9 years ago
Hey Everybody, I'm new to the community here, and i am hoping that with so many great minds on this site, some great ideas will be generated. the deal is, for a competition, my school needs to build a small car, around 1foot by 1foot, and it is propelled by three average sized rubber bands, it need to travel three meters straight, make a 90 degree right turn on the spot and travel 2 meters to stop in a parking zone, it has to turn and do the whole course unaided, Any great ideas? Thanks for helping me out
Posted by techball 10 years ago
Would folks who have played with Oogoo please try out the formulation at the link below: Noogoo and let me know if a) it works for you too; b) whether or not there are any differences/advantages over the initial Oogoo formula; and 3) you can see any applications for it different from standard Oogoo? It's not a published Instructable yet, I want to make sure there's something here worth using before I make a permanent post of it. Thanks, G
Posted by gtoal 7 years ago
It's been a long while, but I have been thinking about my RBG all this time. During this hiatus I spent some time playing with knex guns that fired rods; however, they never came close to the fun I had with the RBGs.So, what resulted from those past experiments comes a slightly smaller and less bulkier RBG that is quite solid. I listened to the many suggestions and comments, and managed to solve a few quirks from the original design.What will be posted here on Instructables is not just the mechanism itself, but barrels, and other optional offerings to customize your RBG.In the mean time I'd like to add an honorable mention to Revtiedye for his take on the RBG.I hope your summer is going great(State-side) and stay tuned.
Posted by MrRadicalEd 10 years ago
Hey at my friends house his rubber bands break when we make knex guns and we think they need to be kept fresh so they don't become old so doesn't anybody have an idea on keep rubber bands fresh? Since I'm trying to keep all my guns in a show case but i don't want the rubber bands to be rotten when using it in the long run.
Posted by rexdino5 9 years ago
This is my new semi-automatic, true trigger RBG. Normally nothing new. But this one can take twice the amount of rubberbands. Thanks to some creative use of a red gear ( I'm aware I didn't use an actual red gear, that's because I didn't have any. So I sliced the pegs of a yellow gear ) This actually started as a mod for Dsman1's RBG, but it turned out to be something different. It still uses the system that is somewhat his, of a red gear turning a blue gear. It can take 15+ rubberbands without tearing itself apart ( Nearly does though ;). My record is about 18 or 19 rubberbands on it. The reliability isn't 100%, because there is an uneven amount of pits in a red gear (33), which are divided by 4 stages. So it's hard to get a good pattern for the rubber bands to shoot of. This basicly means that sometimes it either won't shoot, or it will shoot 2 rubberbands at once. I don't know if this is a problem with an actual red gear though, since my altered yellow is far from perfect. Do you want me to post it, or is there no demand for a new RBG?
Posted by Dutchj 10 years ago
I made the bike tread belt, and of course wound up with two extra strips of rubber. Then I cut out shapes from them, which I think could be used as apparel buttons (as opposed to on/off buttons.) Is there an easier way to do this than with scissors? Also, buttons are often harder than rubber tires, but I also know that rubber gets hard over the years. Is there a simple way for me to make the rubber harder?
Posted by lotusduck 9 years ago
Hi i have a toyota pick up thats leaking fuel from the pulsation damper on the front of the fuel rail ive found pictures of what this thing looks like inside just a spring and a round piece of rubber sandwhich between round pieces of metal ..i am trying figure out what type of rubber that is maybe tire rubber or rubber gloves maybe someone here has rebuilt one hope you guys can help
Posted by Lauriepaul 6 years ago
Why aren't there any "real' rubber band guns here? theres just knex guns.
Posted by jon123321 10 years ago
They market the stuff for installing around playground equipment. It's shredded tires. I got a load free. I plan to use some for backfill in a spot which was very rough to dig out. But I'll have leftovers. Can I vulcanize it into solid rubber? How? Mix with concrete to make it lightweight? Or will thermal changes cause rubber to expand /contract too much? What else could be done w/ it?
Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago
Vulcanizing rubber... latex. sulphur. Heat! Pressure. those are the basics according to research. but how much heat? how much pressure? can i use that old can o latex paint? can i use sulphur from the garden store? hazards? techniques?
Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago
So i found this instructable on making light up skateboard risers : https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-skateboard-longboard-riser-lights-angled-riser/ and i have a slight issue with following it to the letter. My risers are not slim hard plastic wedges but instead are 1/2" solid rubber flats, so i want to know if anyone thinks there could be an issue with 'dremeling' a bit deeper than is neccessary for the electronics and taking advantage of the soft rubber by letting the exposed side seal itself against the bottom of my board when i bolt it into place so i dont have to glue the batteries as well as the electronics to weatherproof it? To clarify, i intend to hot glue the LEDs, wiring and switch but not the batteries so that they're easy to replace...
Posted by ambientvoid 7 years ago
While searching Instructables, I have found an Instructable about the infamous Pen Shooter. I have thought of a way to convert this to a Nerf dart shooter (I think) but I have not got the materials to make it, so I don't know that it will work. I would like it if somebody who has the materials could collaborate with me on this project, and help me make it an Instructable. Materials needed: Texta Rubber band String Glue CPVC or brass pipe (barrel mod materials) If someone wants to collaborate, I will PM you back with the method. Thanks, Chaoszerom
Posted by chaoszerom 9 years ago
Hello! I have a project in mind about making an electric skateboard. I will use skate's wheels to make less resistance, and i plan to attach a gear i upcycled from an old drill(the tube geared on the inside, not the outside) to a skate wheel. THe problem is: HOW?? If you don't know what im talking about its the tube that makes the planetary gears in a drill spin(http://www.m3design.com/media/2008/11/drill_25.jpg ) on the photos i attached its just super glued to the wheel, so i can figure out a way to attach them.. HELP ME PLEASE!
Posted by dsirotic 4 years ago