Vibrant green rug made from felt scraps

The folks over at Martha Stewart's craft department make a lot of things out of felt and thus have a lot of felt scraps left over. Kristin St. Clair had some free time and started a small project with the felt that turned into this crazy rug. To make it yourself, cut up a ton of felt strips and start rolling them up, using fabric glue to keep it all together. Repeat, repeat, repeat, and add some other shapes along the way to keep it interesting. I just FELT like crafting! via CRAFT

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Handmade rag rugs

I was trying to remember if I saw a 'ible on how to make a rag rug, like the ones they sell at Pier One, or a rug (or pillow) made from strips made from T shirts. Does anyone remember any of this?

Posted by ArtsyFartsyGirl 6 years ago


Braided Wool Rug materials

I have the "ingredients" to make a great braided recycled wool rug: for years I saved wool fabric, bought wool slacks and skirts at Goodwill, etc, then cut them into strips, sewed them together, and pressed them into beautiful balls of wool, all ready to braid into a medium-sized (I think) rug. I didn't feel like doing the braiding part, so I tried finger crochet with the wool. That also works, but it will make a smaller rug (think several door mats). Still no motivation to finish this great recycled project. So, all this prepared fabric could be yours! You could also knit thick, cozy wool slippers. No instructions included for any of these projects; feel free to write your own instructable. Colors include navy blues, lighter blues and grays with a little red thrown in here and there. 11 balls total. Name your price, and pay actual ground shipping.

Posted by karenelisam 9 years ago


I need help making a Polar Bear skin rug

I was wondering if anyone of you fine people could help me in the making of a Polar bear skin rug for my girlfriend for Christmas? Thanks

Posted by milonus 11 years ago


Scanimation help

I am a carpet manufacturer based out of Agra (India) and I have been quite captivated by the magic of scanimation. I have now been thinking of making a series of carpets in scanimated designs and using a coffee table with black printed stripes in lieu of bar mask. (This idea is not mine, please see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua7HOX32PGA … I have no intention of copying it , but taking inspiration from him I wish to take this to a whole new level) I want to know, if this is possible in only black/white or can we use more colors as well. For example, maybe I can have 5-6 turtles with their legs in black , the background white and the turtle’s body in color. Will then I get the effect of movement ? Could someone help me in preparing some designs ? 

Posted by karan.ag 5 years ago


Random Question

 Can you guys take a quick look at the instructions for my Intervention, M4, and F2000 and tell me which you like best?  They each have a different background, and I want to know which you guys prefer.  The Intervention is on hardwood, the M4 is on carpet, and the F2000 is on a rug.   Thanks

Posted by MotaBoi 8 years ago


110V 200-250Watt dummy load

As the title says I`m trying to find a best solution for a 110V 200-250Watt() inductive or resistive dummy load. Small size 4x4", rugged , as lightweight as possible and the least emitted heat . Incandescent light bulbs are not suitable. What are my options. Thanks guys. 

Posted by DainiusG 2 years ago


How to make water from excessively humid air (using little energy) . Any ideas?

I was thinking of making some sort of machine that uses cooling coils to condense water from the air, seeing as to how humid it has been lately, but I want to do it using less energy than a dehumidifier that's on all the time and have it be more rugged so I can put it outside and maybe use it to water the garden. Any ideas?

Posted by hydrnium.h2 10 years ago


PDF downloaded but no instructions included

Hi Has anyone had any problems downloading the following instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Beaded-Round-Mug-Rugs-Coasters/?download=pdf I recently took on a pro membership specifically to receive the instructions for this project, but when I downloaded the PDF there were no instructions given at all. It only showed the table of contents, the images, the comments and related instructables etc, but doesn't actually tell you how to make the coasters.  I've contacted the services team, so hopefully they'll be able to fix the problem, but wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this before.  Thanks!

Posted by Fatu23 5 years ago


Refrigerator Insulation?

Background: I was looking at Costco and they have their big semi-rugged totes on sale this time of year for like $6! The thing I'm pondering is sticking one in inside another and filling the space between with insulation.  But what to put in between? You're probably thinking what I'm thinking, Pinky:  Spray it full of Great Stuff foam. But then I'm looking at my fridge going... that thing is literally freezing inside and not even cool to the touch on the outside!  What kind of insulation do they use?  I'm guessing something trickier than Great Stuff, what with Energy Star ratings and all.  In short:  What is it and where can I get some!??

Posted by PS118 8 months ago


Bag made out of climbing rope

Hey guys,  I've decided to start a challenging weaving project. I have about 6 60 meter retried climbing ropes. I had originally planned to make some rugs out of them, but changed my plans. Right now I am trying to learn some weaving and plan to use the rope to make some sort of backpack for climbing gear. I have a 20 meter rope that I have taken the core out of and the sheething alone works great. Any good guides out there on weaving a bag, or what types of weaves would be good for this, maybe guides from para cord

Posted by wvangelderen 5 years ago


Crate GT15R Personal Lead Amp 15 Watts with Reverb

I have a brand new Crate GT15R 15 watt amp for sale, I bought it to use with my cigar box guitar, but have gotten too busy to play much. I've only used it about 5-8 times, it works perfectly.This rugged amplifier combines outstanding features with serious clean and distorted sounds. A Reverb control is provided for greater flexibility. RCA input jacks allow connection of a CD or tape player for playing along with your favorite music, and the Headphones jack lets you practice in private.I am asking for $85I will set up the sale on Ebay, pay with paypal.PM me please.

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago


Steampunk Mobile

Some great ideas come from taking a completely new gadget and making it something that looks like, and in this case sort of works like, something from the 19th century. This steampunk cell phone concept has no display. No 3G. No data plan. No games. It doesn't even have a dial pad. You make your calls with binary-coded punch cards, steampunk.All you get in this rugged brown package is an earpiece, (possibly faux) gauges, visible screws, and a spinning number-counter. Oh, and a hole punch every time you want to order a pizza.The project was developed for O2, aiming at the RPG player market (really!). I don't think it works. It would be cool if it did, but I don't think so...UnplggdOriginal designer

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Obama gives props to "the makers of things"

This isn't a political post - just an observation. I took note of the phrase "makers of things" during Obama's inauguration speech. Go Makers!"In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of short-cuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted - for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things - some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in their labor, who have carried us up the long, rugged path towards prosperity and freedom."

Posted by zieak 9 years ago


New K'nex Gun: The KAR-1

Introducing  a new K'nex gun for a future Instructable. The K'nex Assault Rifle Model 1 is in the final stages of development and is currently being field tested for quality and reliability. the KAR-1 is a traditional pull-back ram driven K'nex gun fed by a self contained magazine firing blue K'nex rods or 2.25 x 1/4" metal or wood rods. The KAR was developed in an effort to produce a rugged and reliable K'nex gun for the K'nex gun enthusiast. No gimmicks or odd attachments; only pure functionality. Current performance shows signs of promise. Trigger pull is smooth yet yields consistant distances between 25 to 35 feet for blue and wood rods respectively. There is no set due date for the instructions as of yet; however updates will come as progress is made.

Posted by MrRadicalEd 8 years ago


Joining carpet pieces

I'm looking for ideas on how carpet pieces might be joined together into a whole (e.g. rugs made from carpet samples). The gaffer tape solution which is posted all over the web in tutorials isn't strong, only lasts a few months and doesn't work well with small carpet pieces.  I've successfully sewn carpet piece in the past with fishing line (so the stitches are strong and invisible) however this technique only works well with larger pieces due to the time it takes and amount of work.  Has anyone here tried any other techniques and been successful with both large and small carpet pieces?  My other idea was to use wood glue to glue the pieces to a hessian sheet.  I haven't tested this but the hessian base on most carpet pieces should merge well with the hessian sheet. thoughts or ideas appreciated.

Posted by garrettlynch 1 year ago


EGiR, Gift Exchange

My skills include: Electronics, woodwork, textiles, visual design. Here's a link to my featured Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/sundial-compass-spirit-level-All-in-one-time-pi/ What I'd like to make for someone: Something Novel. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone: Any! as long as postage doesn't break the bank I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Definitely! What I like: rugged yet elegant, slightly useful What I don't like: things that break I absolutely can't have: antimatter (allergies) Type of thing I'd love to receive: blast-proof rubber gauntlets, USB icecream machine, dot-matrix waffle press, Igor. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? yes Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Yes.

Posted by EGiR 8 years ago


Help requested for purchase of components

Hi. I'm a newbie to embedding but I have a project that needs this and there is no commercially available solution that I can find so I need to learn how to build it myself. This can and will be done in modules... I figure I can tackle one task at a time until I end up with a complete working system, but use the system in the meant time, as I get it completed. The main goal is for an electric motorcycle conversion dashboard,  which will include a password protected relay switch "ignition key" to power the vehicle on securely (Task #1), a user configurable display to show speedometer, odometer, tripometer, clock, battery pack voltage, motor rpm/temp, controller temp, coolant temp, etc via a waterproof rugged tablet (probably a Windows 10 tablet, probably with an Android emulator installed). I'm finding that there are so many different options available, I don't know what to purchase. I want to spend my hard earned money wisely and just buy what I need the first time. Instead of learning the "hard" way, I want to learn the "smart" way. Please help me get started. Thank you in advance!

Posted by Stevonator 9 months ago


Sculpting From Scratch: Class at the San Francisco Art Institute

For over one million years hominids have made and embellished tools. We make everything from fake flowers to 2,000 ft towers. However, in a world of Ikea and fast food, it is easy to forget the potential of our own hands. Sculpting from scratch combines engineering and play to make freestanding objects that entice the senses and provoke thought. Class projects will focus on learning how to use shop tools, repurposing refuse, articulating objects, illustrating intent, and the question of beauty. No prerequisite.Jesse Hensel is a contemporary artist whose work is informed by the Yup'ik woodcarving tradition. His rugged natural sculptures use an Alaskan frontier perspective to critique contemporary society. Recent San Francisco exhibitions include such venues as the de Young Museum and Mark Wolfe Contemporary. His team was honored with the Artist's Choice Award at the World Ice Art Multi-Block Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska. He received his BA in Liberal Arts at Sarah Lawrence College and his MFA in Sculpture from SFAI.Sculpting from ScratchInstructor: Jesse Hensel10 Sessions/Thursdays, June 4-August 6Time: 6:30-9:30pmLocation: Studio 105Number: SC1002Tuition: $400Apply: http://www.sfai.edu/Page.aspx?page=110&navID;=21&sectionID;=5

Posted by jesse.hensel 9 years ago


I want a special rc tank

Hi, We wanted to design circuit board. The Circuit board size 92mm x 42mm. This circuit board is for small RC Tank with two wheels which has two motors. This tank is for indoor usages. RC tank properties; a) Image transfer operation with 5g wifi and android hand terminal b)take picture recording c)2.4 g remote control (left, right, forward, backward) d)voice comunication single side e)Industrial tablet; android operating system support with remote control visual comminication. sample applications; https://tr.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-iPhone-iOS-WiFi-RC-i-Spy-Tank-w-Live-Video-Camera-Functions/736018599.html https://tr.aliexpress.com/item/2018-end-striyel-bilgisayar-Tablet-PC-Mobil-Bilgisayar-Sa-lam-Su-Ge-irmez-Darbeye-Windows-10/32854862418.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0%2Csearchweb201602_3_10152_10151_10065_10344_10068_10342_10343_10340_10341_10696_10084_5722520_10083_10618_10307_10059_5722620_5722920_5722720_5722820_100031_10103_10624_10623_10622_10621_10620-normal#cfs,searchweb201603_1,ppcSwitch_5&algo_expid=6f402017-0dcb-44ff-aa1b-8ba773277605-6&algo_pvid=6f402017-0dcb-44ff-aa1b-8ba773277605&priceBeautifyAB=0 https://tr.aliexpress.com/item/China-brand-IP67-Original-induction-Rugged-Android-tablet-PCs-phones-8-8-inch-GNSS-Surveying-GPS/32641617522.html?scm=1007.13339.90158.0&scm_id=1007.13339.90158.0&scm-url=1007.13339.90158.0&pvid=880689b3-adb4-4dab-a184-0d3e3a0bcb30&_t=pvid%3A880689b3-adb4-4dab-a184-0d3e3a0bcb30%2Cscm-url%3A1007.13339.90158.0

Posted by Alpaslankilickaya 3 months ago


Pets I didn't know I had.

I was doing a little Spring cleaning around the lab, er.. basement, recently, when I discovered this specimen on the floor, in between some cardboard boxes, in what was formerly a really big pile of junk-filled cardboard boxes. It's a dead mouse.  In the picture you can see its skull, a hind leg, its spine curving, and trailing away into a long mousy tail, and, uh... it kinda looks like it's been dead for a while now.  Likely a year, or more. It's been a while since I've been this deep into the big ol' pile o' boxes.  Amazingly, there's no blood, no flesh, and no strong smell either. This mouse is just bones and dust now. Along with the mouse I found a whole bunch of little capsule-like objects. I think these are discarded puparia, left over from when the maggots graduated into their adult, fly, stage. The one I'm picking up with the tweezers, the one I wanted my camera to focus on, is out of focus, but the others, on the rug, are sharp and easy to see. These various creatures lived out their lives in a not-often-visited corner of my house, without me really being aware they were there, and it made me think that the distinction between the inside of my house, where I live, and the outside of the house, where nature and wild animals live... well, it's kind of an artificial distinction, because clearly there are wild animals living in my basement! Anyway, probably the sane way to look at this is not as a nature documentary, but as a warning not to let too much junk pile up inside your house. XD

Posted by Jack A Lopez 8 years ago


How to Start Home Improvement

Long time reader, first time poster! We bought a 1979 twinhome last summer. Since then, we haven't made many improvements or personal touches to it. Before this, I've always lived in a 1BR apartment or in simply in a bedroom. It's been easy to handle organization, styling, and feeling happy in my space. But now I've got an old-ish home with 3 bedrooms (plus all the junk that my husband brought once we married). I feel overwhelmed. I tend to be OCD about my space but I've been paralyzed for the last 1.5 years because I don't even know where to start. Another hindrance is no knowledge regarding most home-related things. I'm only just learning about certain tools and how to use them. I have many ideas for how I want certain rooms to look, but they're not complete. I don't know how to put together a room. Right now, our bedroom is the gross brown color the realtor painted it and the crappy brown carpet that came with it. We threw in our bed and some filing cabinets as night stands. I would like to add something for more storage space, personality, color, style. Maybe make a headboard. Maybe add a rug under the bed to make the room pop. Anyone have suggestions on how to tackle such a huge project (the makeover of my entire house) without becoming overwhelmed and paralyzed? My current thoughts are to create a strategic plan wherein I tackle one room (and only one room) at a time, making steps of the things I'd like to do (small and achievable). Thoughts?

Posted by mlepage 5 years ago


Underground Webcam

I have a problem with the city Department of Public Works. There is a collapsed culvert in my backyard, which causes my yard and basement to flood. I am trying to come up with some footage to prove to the city that the culvert is (FOR SURE) collapsed in the middle somewhere. I am thinking of constructing some sort of wireless web cam / led light setup that i can push up the length of the culvert to record what is actually going on to prove to the city that they DO have a problem and where exactly it can be found. I am thinking of a rugged sort of wire (similar to a coat hanger) and a 2 liter bottle (or similar) to house the cam and some small led flashlights. The device will need to be pretty small... have light and be able to stay somewhat upright so it won't flip upside down once in the "tunnel". I am looking for some ideas on how to execute this. If you have any recommendations, please send a shout my way. I would love to get some great proof to head straight down to the DPW and see what they have to say then.I have even called the local news team to help me with exposing the problem. To see the story that was on the news, go here...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpjGmS9GJ_wThe photo shows the receiver and the wireless cam i am thinking of using.Or maybe i would be better off using a wired cam, due to the signal loss of being underground, either way, i have some really small cameras i can use, it is just a matter of the housing and the lighting... and a way to push it and make sure i can get it back later.

Posted by fleanine 11 years ago


[newsletter] Light Sabers, Plasma Globe Tricks, Wall-E Robot...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. June 12, 2008 Welcome back! RoboGames starts tomorrow. If you can't make it this year, then you better enter our Robot Contest in the next couple weeks. The grand prize is a trip to RoboGames 2009! Winners have been announced for the Park Tool Bike Month. See who won! Check out these cool Instructables! Cheap Custom Lightsaber Build your own Battle-Ready Lightsaber! Use a good light source, and build it for cheap! posted by Ricardoaraujo on Jun 3, 2008 Turn a Cruise Full of Old People into a Death Defying Adventure In the immortal words of former Gov. Jesse Ventura, sometimes you gotta defy death in order to enjoy life. posted by iwasthinkingaboutsoup on Jun 9, 2008 Animate with light Learn how to make your own snazzy light-animations on the cheap for a music video or any other project! posted by buenoben on Jun 10, 2008 Wall-E Robot The movie comes out in a couple weeks, but you can start building your own Wall-E right now! posted by 4mem8 on Jun 6, 2008 Electroforming an Iris Seed Pod Commonly referred to as "dipping" in metal, this technique can make organic items permanent for jewelry. posted by MaggieJs on Jun 9, 2008 How to rejuvenate a box fan Many box fans are tossed just because they're too dirty. Here's how to clean one up for a few more years of use. posted by jgodsey on Jun 8, 2008 Ping Pong Ball Lights Sometimes you really need the diffuse glow of dozens of ping pong balls with Christmas lights in them. posted by advancedMischief on Jun 8, 2008 The ultimate, heavy duty, stackable, bullet proof, extreme saw horses! OK, maybe not quite bullet proof, but everything else is accurate. posted by Mikey D on Jun 1, 2008 Make your own tote bag from recycled plastic bags With a little time and creativity you can make some pretty cool stuff from all those plastic bags like this big tote bag. posted by user669 on Apr 8, 2008 Light Bar Ambient Lighting Add a bit of a colorful glow anywhere you want with a little bit of work and some inexpensive parts. posted by QuackMasterDan on Jun 9, 2008 Cable car Know someone who has trouble with stairs? A powered lift can help them move around more easily. posted by Mockfish on Jun 8, 2008 Win amazing LED POV kits! What have you done for robots lately? Winners to be announced next week. Make a High Voltage Supply in 5 Minutes Learn how to get up to 1,000 volts in just a few minutes. Be careful with this one! posted by Biotele on Jun 8, 2008 Creating, cutting and printing your own woodblock Learn the basic process for buying tools, cutting a woodblock, inking and then printing with it. posted by rbanks on Jun 6, 2008 Amazing plasma globe tricks! Just touching a plasma globe can get boring, so check out these new tricks. posted by highvoltage2000 on Jun 7, 2008 Plastic Bag Rug! This rug is pretty easy to make, looks really cool, and costs almost nothing! posted by denona on Jun 11, 2008 Leather Bracelets from Recycled Belts Make up to three custom leather bracelets from an old leather belt! posted by fungus amungus on Jun 6, 2008 Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


K'nex Innovators Contest - Information

Alright, so Oblivitus and I are trying to kickstart the community back up. We have three planned ways to do it so far. First, we're making a wiki of guides to all the different parts of K'nex weapon building to try and aid newbs. Secondly, we're gonna go on a mass advertising campaign across other websites and wherever possible to encourage new people to try K'nexing. Finally, we'll be holding a series of challenges in a grand contest to encourage innovation. The format for these will be simple: we'll present you a concept, you all go out and try to make the best build of that concept possible. The idea here is that not only will we try to innovate, but we'll try to perfect one concept at a time instead of just dabbing here and there, sweeping promising, yet underdeveloped concepts under the rug. We'll mix up the challenges as need be, such as allowing teams for more complicated builds, perhaps extending time limits, etc. Else, we're hoping to keep pumping out the challenges at a steady rate and see who can win the most. Perhaps we'll eventually have one final grand challenge with a bigger prize. So I'm simply curious who we all got here so far that'll participate. Just post with what you think the time limit should be for each challenge. Again, the idea is to allow enough time to perfect concepts but be steadily producing these concepts. So, do you think one week, for example, would be adequate? We'll adjust time limits as need be, but I figured we'd set a default so that you know what to expect. Also, if you would like to suggest any concepts, I'll add them to a nominations list. You can nominate as many as you want. For each challenge, you'll be allowed one vote for those on the nomination list and then we'll tackle the concept with the most votes for the next challenge. Nominations: -Nada, suggest something, anything, though I'd request some thought and nothing impossible sounding. By the way, if any veterans would like to help edit the Wiki, join at wikispaces.com and send me your username there. I'll add you to the members list so you can edit articles. I require only those who can create quality, objective pages. Grammar should be near perfect and there should be absolutely no opinions.

Posted by TheDunkis 6 years ago


30 July Site Update Feedback

There was a down-time yesterday and then a few minutes later a lot of things changed. It's good to know that the staff has been working hard to make our experience better. I checked the Site Update forum thread to check for what all has been changed and there has been no recent post. So here's what all I think changed and my 2 cents: Homepage top menu is different. The menu looks clean and minimalistic but it took me a while to find out what is where(as explore meant only the categories earlier). What I feel is that it seems a bit like everything has been swept under the rug. The moment you click on Explore, your senses are bomabarded with all the options: featured, all the categories(play, tech, outdoor...), contest, forum, groups, answers and even 2 contests on the right side. I think the previous menu setup provided a good balance as I didn't have to look too hard for an option(but that might be because I was used to it). If I wanted to check out the contests, it was right there. Answers, Groups and Forums were clubbed together. Explore had the various categories. To a new person the previous also advertises all the features of instructables except for just the projects. He might not click on explore now(I didn't at first). Also the menu under explore now takes a while to load and I get a loader for a few seconds. The site navigation menu should be pre-loaded and not loaded when clicked as it turns user away from exploring the site further. All the steps show together. Earlier it was optional and I kept the view to one step at a time, but that button is no longer there. Single step saves internet bandwidth and instructables load up faster. Now I have to scroll all the way down to view the comments. I honestly hope this is temporary and single step view will be brought back. Heavy instructables(such as with lots of images and GIFs) or with over 20 steps will take forever to load and finish off my mobile plan if I'm using internet tethering. Also it will put a pressure on authors to keep instructables small and light, hence losing quality. If there is some way to view a single step and the way to set it up has changed, please let us know. The Featured top bar looks good. Thin and clean yet attractive. The featured channel footer on the home page also looks really good. But there is some extra whitespace above it. Sorry for the bashing but changes will take time getting used to. Thanks for trying to always better the site. Are there other changes I missed? What do other members feel?

Posted by Antzy Carmasaic 3 years ago


Walking LED Billboard

Hi Instructable Members! I was hoping someone can help me with a project for a business, which in turn will help others with their businesses or give ideas to other members. In this down economy, we need all the help we can get and rather than ask for a handout out from the government it is up to each and everyone of us to make our own way. Okay, enough of the preaching, let's get a teaching! My request is for information on constructing a internally lit, walking billboard. This is to advertise a walking tour business that I would like to start, but it could also be used to advertise other businesses. If you do a quick search on YouTube, you'll see a couple examples of what I'm talking about. Usually these models are pretty big and quite heavy, or should I say, heavier than they ought to be. I've seen them up close and have spoken to guys paid to carry them around here in Las Vegas. I'm told that they are constructed from sheet metal and plexiglass, weigh about 30lbs without the battery and aren't that comfortable. I wanted to make my units lighter and more comfortable, especially since I'll be the one wearing it all day. To do so, I've done a little research and have come up with some of the components to do this. Harness: I plan to use a military backpack frame called a Molle Frame. This is used as an internal structure to hold backpacks. It has several attachment points and is molded to follow the counter of the back. I have already purchased this harness along with the shoulder straps and hip harness. It is quite rugged and I'm sure it hold up to a 100 lbs in equipment. Though I hope my sign will weigh less than 10 lbs. Brace: To attach the billboard to the harness, I'd like to manufacture an aluminum brace. This brace would be constructed from aluminum bar stock and bent in such a way to hold the sign upright. It would be attached to the Molle harness by drilling holes through the aluminum bars and attached via nuts, bolts and washers. Cross braces will be attached to give the brace rigidity. Billboard Construction: (this is where I need help) Rather than making a "light box" from sheet metal, my idea would be to use Coroplast (a plastic type cardboard, typically used in mail containers like the post office uses. These can be found in sheets up to 1" thick. This could be used for the construction of a lightweight "light box" and then covered with black vinyl sheets or even spray painted. A rigid sign poster frame can then be attached to this box to hold a white opaque acrylic sheet. Then the advertisement can be place onto this sheet and then covered by a 3rd clear sheet to protect the advertisement. A quick note: This light box would have and internal skeleton, made of aluminum braces to attach to the brace and support the coroplast "light box" as well as the advertisement frame. Electrical component: (again, help is needed) I'm envisioning using led rope, or leds along the back side of the box to cast out enough light to illuminate the advertisement. Also I failed to mention that along the top of this light box, the front side has to be lit, as it will extend about a foot above my head to advertise toward the people i'm walking toward to. Please search "walking billboards" in YouTube and you'll see what I mean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n2RwBbTdjk&feature;=related My unit won't nearly be as large, as I do have to be mobile and be able to maneuver inside casinos without knocking anyone over. So if you choose to accept this mission, I'd greatly appreciate it. Any ideas will be taken under advisement and if they seem to be doable and cost effective, I'll put up the results as a LED Walking Billboard Instructable - Let the creativity flow and the designing begin! Sincerely, ~Elric Leano

Posted by elricleano 6 years ago


Turn a Massage (vibrating) chair to work with Xbox 360

I had an idea although IDK how to implement it. I have a Vibrating massage chair (its just like a average recliner with some vibrators in it) I had lost the wall wort power adapter for this in a move a couple years ago and recently i had an idea while looking for gaming chairs and i thought to myself this would be more comfortable than something i could afford being a $500+ chair already i think I might try to fix it and in the process make it a gaming chair. I just dont know how........ So basically this chair uses a 12v 600MaH/.6v Power adapter (which i lost and when i was going to replace it thought i might me able to do more with this than just make it work again. So once it is plugged in it has a corded remote that has a back and seat vibration control's of off high and low. now i am not thinking of making the vibrations respond with intensity but just vibrate in general in conjunction with the system. I would say I have a Intermediate knowledge about soldering modding etc. Although I have no IDEA how to do this. I think it would somehow require a special Controller connected to the chairs power. As all i would want is the chair to vibrate when the controller does. The back oof the chair has a velcro flap that i an access the innerds of the chairs mecanism (i suppose for fixing it if it broke) So the only thing is how to hook up the controller in a way its not obtrusive to controlling it and simply how to do it. I know this may be a hard question to ask about without someone seeing the chair but is it possible??? How do gaming chairs achieve this effect ????? I would like it to be connected to the controller somehow and not the xbox as the cord is undesirable. So basically all I need to do is make some sort of circuit that is connected to the xbox controller that turns the chair on when it turns on. thats basically it. so first of all is it possible and if so any pointers??? I think it would also make a nice instruct-able after I find out how to do it. I assume it would require some soldering and at MOST and Arduino but I hope not as i do not have much experience with them. although if it does maybe someone can help me and all the Arduino Programing would all be credited to whoever helps me with the code. So yeah I would like to make this work I really think it would be cool as i already have a sound system that is good enough for sound (i can easily wire some extra speakers to be mounted behind the chair and once i get the vibration i would basically have a nice lay-z-boy gaming chair IDK. I have no xbox controller modding exp ( i never really wanted to or had the need) so it would be a learning experience for me although if it could be done with a USB connection to the Xbox that would be ok for now ( i would run it under the rug but its not the optimal result i want) In all since this chair already has the vibration mecanism i would think it would be possible and hopefully not that difficult to do. (at least i hope so) If this interests anyone I would GREATLY appreciate your help. and i will certanly tag anyone who helps me with this when i finish and make an instruct-able. So in all thank all of you who reply to this post and I hope i posted this in the correct forum as i never have asked for help on this site. THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE

Posted by beatnik 7 years ago