photos uploading sideways?

I have uploaded my photos to my 'ible, "10 minute tutu" but some of the photos come in sideways, some upside-down. I cannot figure out how to rotate them once uploaded. I have reuploaded them and found the same problem. They are all rotated the correctly on my desktop and iPhoto. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Cheers Sarah

Topic by sarahfish 5 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Knex Gun With Sideways Pin

Hello is there any gun on this website that's a ramrod action with a pin on the side? As in, one with a pin guide in such a way that I load by pulling it from the side.

Topic by DracoUltima 8 years ago

My images keep getting uploaded sideways... Does anyone know what's going on? Answered

I took them with my iPhone 3GS, and they are fine on my computer. They go to landscape mode when I upload to Instructables, however.

Question by jakebaldwin 8 years ago  |  last reply 18 days ago

HELP ME QUICK!!, any body know how to fix sideways compy??? Answered

Hello, my computer flipped sideways so now everything is side ways, evan the mouse is "sideways" Please help me quick (my dad will freak out) pic included shows what it looks like THanks!

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

Are there any knex mags that work while attatched sideways to a gun ?

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

New Mag Idea

So, I was thinking and I came up with a new idea for a mag.It works almost the same to the P90's mag system. So in a p90 the rifle rounds sit sideways in the mag. Then, they get rotated into the barrel and shot out. Since the bullets are sideways in the mag it can hold alot. So I was thinking if we could use that idea with a bunch of green rods sitting sideways. The olny problem is that the bullets would be fired out of the gun sideways which would decrease the range of the gun. Heres a simple pic to show you what I mean _______________mag_________________ 0000000000000 bullets 0000000000000000\ 00000000000000000000000000000000000 \--------------barrel----------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yeah. I know its confusing but all the little 'o's are the sideways green rods then they get pushed into the barrel and fired. The really only point of all this is to increase the mag capacity of all horizontal mag. So send me a message if you have any questions.

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

windows xp screen problem?

Iv got a windows xp and da screen is sideways. help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! tis is really important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by sci4me 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Cleaner robotic arm with Clamp

Hi,Myself Viraj from Mumbai India. I am Chartered Accountants and have interest in building new innovative problem solving things. I need to build a robotic arm that can clamp itself to any thin material (like wood, glass etc.) and with it's arm clean the surface with water/soap if required. it should be able to move sideways on it's own fixing the clamp as required. It should move sideways to specific distance only and this distance can be inputted through any possible means.Can anyone help with this?Thanks in advanceViraj

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

cutout tool (yay or nay)

I found drill bits that I can use on a drill (duh) that can cut wood sideways, like a cutout tool. would this be a good cutout tool alternative? or should I just get a cutout tool?

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

MOT ( microwave oven transformer) help Answered

OK, i just pulled this huge transformer out of a microwave today and was just wondering how on earth to hook it up. Pictures below. so please help. And sorry about the pictures being sideways. The bolts you see are on the bottom.

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

bug report == or at least it is to me

I use Corel  Photo Paint 16 to edit all my pictures. It is running on a fast Windows 7 system. I often shoot pictures sideways with my camera for a better use of the rectangle format. It is a DSLR by Olympus.  So when I edit the pictures I rotate them and fix contrast and everything. I also reduce the size since the camera takes things at the max resolution.  But a strange thing happens when I upload the pictures to instructables. It changes the orientation back to the original. All the cropping and contrast adjustments are there, but the pictures are sideways. Not just the thumbnails the entire picture. So I have to go through them and use your online edit program to rotate them back to where they should be. This is sometimes a problem when I am trying to put up a new instructable and I have a lot of pictures and I have to spend a lot of time re editing the pictures again. What is an even bigger problem is when the online program messes up and I have to just post things sideways until the program starts working correctly again. I almost missed the deadline on a recent contest because of the pictures needing to be fixed. Any clue as to what might be causing this?

Topic by Vyger 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Does anyone know about an m249 style sliding stock for an m4 airsoft gun?

I was just wondering if anyone knew how to make one or where I could find one. It would have to be turned sideways for it to work, but I think it would look cool.

Question by Full Metal Jacket 9 years ago

sonic art

Please comment if u like it and tell me how i can improve sorry bout them bein sideways,in order we have sonic the hegehog,shadow the hegehog,and last but not least knuckles the echidna (edit i have now added neo metal sonic please leave a comment if u want me to draw anyone u want)

Topic by legomaster50 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

My PS2 is not starting up! HELP!?

I have checked all the cables and they are all connected right! It was working, then I turned it off and I picked it up and put it on my knee sideways. I then put it back down and it wasn't working. Could this have anything to do with it. Other things : Its a fat Ps2, its quite old.

Question by poparoo4 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What would the approach of a black hole do from an atoms perspective?

IE on an atomic scale. Would the atom get stretched out or torn apart at all? What if the atom were traveling at lightspeed directly at or sideways to one? All google is giving me is silly micro-BH stuff and absolutely nothing relevant.

Question by The Ideanator 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How do I display portrait style pics? So far they all stay in landscape frame of reference.

No matter how the pics lay out in other programs, they all present landscape style. I don't want to post pics sideways! There's got to be a way because I see some in other instructables... Help?

Question by sensoryrevolution 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Logon Pop-up Using Safari on iPad 2

Please do something about the logon pop-up that dances all over the screen on my iPad.  It is possible to logon, but I have to keep lowering my onscreen keyboard to see what I'm doing and the expereince is very unnerving as the window dances up, down and sideways across my screen.

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

Duct-Tape Wallet Ideas?

A few things I thought could make better duct tape wallets. 1: Buss-Pass/ I.D. Pocket, Perhaps a pocket made out of clear packing tape that covers the whole card could be used for I.D. or a Buss-Pass. 2: Coin Purse, A Sideways-facing pocket can be made to fold-out sideways from the wallet, when the pocket is folded-in, It acts like an envelope and keeps the coins in. 3: Dividing Page, A properly sized page taped on the inside "spine" of the wallet could be added to allow for more compartments. 4: Transparent/ Clear Carcass, The Carcass of the wallet could be made with clear packing tape or transparent duct-tape 5: Sports-Grade Grip-Tape/ Hockey Tape Parts, Parts of the wallet could be made from Grip-Tape or Hockey Tape, These products can be found in black, colors or transparent. Please Respond to this inquiry.

Topic by Sliderkk 10 years ago

Studding leather

Hey guys, Okay so I came across a bunch of spiked studs which I throught were screw on, but it turns out they're not. The backs look like they should be able to hammer into the stud... but Im not sure of how. I've tried as many ways as I could think of to hammer them in but the stud always slips sideways preventing the back from going in .... Anybody have any ideas?

Topic by lyingsage 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How can I tell if a pastor is an actual pastor? Answered

I do lots of different volunteer work.  I've come across a cat that I think is running a sideways program.   He runs his church off of a .com instead of a .org ...... and there are other things.  My question is this:  What do I ask about his "padre license"? Didn't this guy go to school? If I could be pointed in the correct direction to ask the correct questions, that would be great.

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

How to make HIGH Speed knex cars

An hour ago I had an idea to speed up a knex motor, or really make a new one, I tested it, and it worked, but it was not good enough. So I upgraded it. It was originally attaching ann electric screw driver to a piece of knex, then making a gearbox to attach it into 2 sideways ones like on the motor. But it was not good enough! I used an electric drill! Use tape to keep it turned on. Magic!

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

What is this tool?

Anyone have any clue what this tool was used for or what it is called?  It was found in the dirt on a farm.  I will attempt to describe as best as I can hoping that this will help after you see the pictures.  It looks like the main piece is like a large needle with an eye at the one end and a point at the other.  Then there is a curved hook sideways to the main piece (see the shadow on my leg).  The hole/open portion in the middle appears to be some sort of clamp.  When you press on the tab piece that is closer to the eye, the hole opens up, releases the pressure on whatever may be inside the hole. 

Topic by jtaylor69 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How do I turn the wheels of a toy car? Answered

I am trying to make a toy car using dc motors, which will also have a wired remote control. I am planning on using two motors for the forward and backward movement of the car. However. for turning the car sideways, I need a way to turn the wheels. The best way I can think of is a small rotating structure with two wheels at the base of the car, like some toy cars. Using two dc motors, I would be able to steer it left or right. However, I am looking for a more elegant solution. Can anyone help me?

Question by yagarwal2 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Webcam Software?

Hey guys and gals, I am playing around with a old Pentax 110 camera and I noticed that my cheap Labtec webcam fits almost perfect in the backing of the camera. This works VERY well because I have numerous lenses that I can switch out. I immediatly noticed the quality of the image is many time better doing this. The main problem I have is the webcam fits perfect rotated sideways. When I use the cam the video/pics are all rotated. Is there any software that will run on a PC that will rotate this for me? Also out of curiosity is there anyway via firmware update, software etc... to increase the overall size of the image or is it hardware dependant? I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks, Jester

Topic by Jester_boy2 10 years ago

If you're standing on the Moon holding a pen, and you let go

Thought this deserved some looking at:can you answer these questions right?13. If you are standing on the Moon, and holding a rock, and you let it go, it will:(a) float away(b) float where it is(c) move sideways(d) fall to the ground(e) none of the above25. When the Apollo astronauts wre on the Moon, they did not fall off because:(a) the Earth's gravity extends to the Moon(b) the Moon has gravity(c) they wore heavy boots(d) they had safety ropes(e) they had spiked shoes My prediction is that most of you will get the question right, as instructables is a scientific community.Check the link for details

Topic by flio191 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

K'nex Challenge for Wii Owners

Alright, I had a nice idea. I notice there are few Wii Zapper peripherals that are easy to use. Most are cheap pieces of plastic that cost much more than they need to and they still suck. There was one though that looked promising but still wasn't quite that comfortable. Here's the challenge. Make the easiest to use zapper body construction for a Wii remote and nunchuck. Some ideas are: Add a stock. Maybe some sort of stand you can rest the gun on to make aiming even easier? Add K'nex levers and buttons that press the Wii controller buttons. Make a trigger that presses the Z button and make a fake charging handle that presses the C button maybe? Tilt the remote sideways so it's easier to reach all the top buttons. Remember, comfort and ease of use. Those are important. It'd also be nice if it looked decent. Think any of you can handle it?

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

Optical Image Stabilization

Hi everyone, I have a little awkward question here but I am sure someone who knows a little bit more about electronics can give me good advice. I took apart the lens from a consumer video camera and took out the Optical Image Stabilization module in an effort to figure out how it works and possibly hijack the signal so I can control the movement. In the camera this module is getting the signal from the accelerometer so it knows how to engage the two electromagnets and counteract the movement (shaking). What I have done is take the leads that go into it and try to fake what gyro sends to this element. So far I have noticed that when I short 1 and 2 or 3 and 4 the element goes to one side or up. So I put a potentiometer on it (2K ohm) and it gives me some control by turning the dial, but not good enough. Has anyone any idea how can I achieve a gradual movement of this lens element vertically and sideways with a slider or dial of some sort? Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Topic by Sudija 10 years ago

What DC adapter does this clock use?

 Someone was throwing away this HoMedics ss-5000 alarm clock, and I "rescued" it. The DC adapter wasn't with it, though, so I want to find a replacement for it. (Without the adapter, it won't give any features besides the time and temperature.) Might any of you possibly have this clock and/or know what specs its adapter has?  Thanks,   Win Guy P.S. I'm sorry that the photos are sideways, the camera I used auto-flips images that are taken at an angle, and that was the only way that I could take the pictures without the flash coming back and glaring in the lens.  UPDATE! I found a really old variable voltage adapter, but it has a fixed amount of amperage: 300mA. In any case, today I'll open the clock and check the polarity. From there, it'll probably be smooth sailing. Thanks to everyone who responded to my post!  But this question is still open to people who have this clock who can tell me exactly what the specs are.

Question by Win Guy 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Cheap but powerful option for a go-cart motor? Answered

I'm pretty keen to build a motorized go-cart with my friend, but we both have run out of chores to do for money, too young to get a job and are on a pretty low budget. We've already got a go-cart that doesn't have a motor, but is well-built (welded frame) and has a proper steering mechanism (not just rope attached to the front axle). Two questions: Would it be easier to make an entirely new go-cart or to adapt the go cart we've got now to suit the engine we get? And What's a cheap option for a motor that has some torque and can go around 40-50km/h? I'm talking cheap like under $100NZ (around 70$US I think?) EDIT: PLEASE DON'T SAY BUY A LAWNMOWER ENGINE UNLESS YOU CAN GIVE ME A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO USE A LAWNMOWER ENGINE ON A GO-CART - Lawnmower engines have vertical driveshafts, and you can't just tip them sideways. A V-belt is not ideal.

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

Does anyone here know about vintage hats/caps?

You know those caps they had back in the 20s and 30s, the ones where the top would kinda hang out over the bill, kinda like the one in the pic, but not exactly. Well, does anybody know how to make one? If you can make one, then please post an I'ble, 'cause I've been needing one for a while and can't find any. By the way, the one on the right is sideways, incase of any confusion. I was kicked off of Yahoo! Answers today. I never realized how much of a slave I was to them. You Instructables people are smarter. I am leaving Yahoo! I have switched over to my Gmail account, and I'm happy. I've asked about this cap on Yahoo, and never got an answer. But you guys/gals are smarter and craftier, and I can actually go a good while on here without calling someone an idiot, unlike Yahoo. Well, have fun crocheting, knitting or sewing a cap from the long ago(if you'd like to).

Topic by extremegtafan 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Curious striations on avocado sapling trunk...?

Greetings I started growing an avocado tree from a's at least 8 months old now.  My roommate said it was important to nip off some of the top shoots so that it would get stronger lower leaves.  After it got about 20 inches tall, we nipped off the top, and now a few weeks later the top half of the trunk is showing signs of what I can only assume is infection. The bottom of the stalk/trunk is quite strong and stiff - as are the 6 or so leaves coming from it.  Above that, where the newer leaves are, the stalk is mottled with 2-5mm long dark spots running vertically, and all the leaves in the area with the spots are paper thin, slightly translucent, and very weak.  On top of them they have a waxy shiny sheen, where the healthy leaves do not.  The healthy leaves are quite erect sideways, opaque, and vibrant dark green -  while the weaker leaves droop almost vertical, are translucent, and lighter in colour. Is it an infection?  Is there anything I need to worry about?  Is there anything I can actually do? Pictures:  1) Good bottom 1/3 section 2) mottled middle 1/3 section 3) mottled top 1/3 section

Question by frollard 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Barackuda Internals

Alright, I grabbed some more internals for the latest version of the Barackuda. I can't believe it's already been over a year since the last time I updated my status update thread. It's sad that nothing much goes on here, but I'll still maintain activity as long as I have ideas. I bought a home in the summer and have since been doing adulty things but I've been looking for more hobbies, so I'm still interested in doing a K'nex gun building guide series for newbies. I otherwise haven't built much. But anyway. For those that don't know, which I imagine are few, the Barackuda (portmanteau of Barack as in Barack Obama and barracuda) is basically a compact bolt action repeater with a small, removable drum magazine. I believe this is the first time a magazine like this has been successfully implemented on a weapon. I spent years figuring out the design and trying to perfect it, never quite satisfied, but I really need to just throw it out there. I'll get full instructions eventually. Hopefully these will do for now. Sorry if some of the pictures ended up sideways. I was using my phone and rushing. Let me know if you'd like any other pictures.

Topic by TheDunkis 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Laser engraver from a printer? Answered

Hello, I was wondering if it would be possible to create a laser engraver from an old printer? I want to create it from a printer because it would be a cheap and easy project. It also gives me the advantage that I don't need to create driver electronics and programming tools for creating the cutting pattern. It would work just the normal way as a printer works: You create an image, in Paint or something really simple. You press Print, and then the cutter starts printing the pattern. I would need a contact or relay or something that closes right at the moment when the laser needs to go On and Off. (The laser I already have, that's not a problem). Is there any contact inside the printer like that? (perhaps some signal that tells the cartridges when to spray ink and when not to. The cartridges will also have to be removed, without me getting the "please replace your cartridges" message. (how can I do that?) It might be a little weird project, but if you think about it, it should be possible! The cutting process is for engraving plastics, not for really Cutting trough objects. I also know that the printer won't move backwards, only sideways and forwards, but I want to try it. Thanks in advance, Electorials

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

A new digital gadget for you hacksters?

The freebie blood glucose monitors that the big pharma co's give away? I think they can afford to give them away because they rake in so much money by selling the refill strips, which work only with the unit they are designed for. I haven't come across any Instructables using these.I have 3 or 4, lol. They have:lcd screena small speaker (usually)memory that counts various stastics (# of tests, results, date, time, etc)sometimes an led or a backlightsometimes a pc connector (!!) so it can upload dataI'm not very knowledgeable about electronics, other than the most basic stuff, so I didn't know exactly what to look for in the two I took apart.Here's a couple that are available (copy and paste the url, so it doesn't send a referrer url from here) the OneTouchGold site allows a choice, it's the "Ultra2" model that has a data port.No, you don't need an Rx, they're not prescription. Anybody can get one....just walk into walmart and take one to the checkout. But Free is better ;-)I can post some pics of the boards of ones I took apart, if anybody's interested.

Topic by sideways 11 years ago

Murphy Bed Challenge - concrete wall?

I am moving into a former jeweler's office loft. Awesome! Not so awesome:  everything was built for MAX security. This means these jewelers installed concrete on walls around their safes.  This includes my new "bedroom" which is on the other side of a 10 foot safe. I am attaching a pic with some notes on it to show you the challenge I am having. Since I wanted to  use a murphy bed, I found this tutorial here: However, I do not have a murphy bed frame with which to do this. My bed weighs about 100-ish lbs and is a queen sized memory foam bed. For the masonry/concrete issue, I am considering mounting the murphy bed to the floor, as shown in the aforementioned tutorial. Here are my concerns:  1) How do I drill into concrete and masonry? What tools are best for this job? 2) Since I don't have a murphy bed frame, how do I properly build one? 3) Can I get shocks or springs going on this thing to make it easier to fold into the wall? 4) How can I get the folding-action just right? This room is SMALL, it only really is going to fit my bed.

Topic by gigijiji 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

I have some random parts(motors, buttons etc(full list inside) and don't know what to make

Ok this is what I have, I am quite new to making stuff, some of it I got out of a portable cd player(which i just happened to get to stop working while messing with it lol) - Button where it keeps signal going as long as it is held down - Motor that has thing on top that spins(you know the thing that spins the cd) - A motor with a gear coming out the side - more gears and a gear on a shaft that is like a screw - batteries, AA, 2 different remote control rechargable batteries that claim to me NiCd battery Packs - spinny wheel that used to change volume on CD player - Headphone slot (kinda think will be useless w/o circut board) - 2 buttons that can slide sideways, and turn stuff on/off - 4 buttons that you can push and do action once - Tape - bunch of other household stuff If anyone thinks of any other household items i can take apart(that my parents won't care) and maybe have good stuff/LED's(I NEED LED's lol) that would help me, I also need to think of something to make, thanks (:

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

How to make the best gun in the universe even better.

Sorry for the extremely braggy title, I just needed something to grab attention, because these mods are MANDATORY. I have made some mods to the bolt, ram and barrel that are required for my AR-4 v3 Picture 1- Ram mod.  Add these spacers in there.  This keeps the ram from breaking the bolt when you fire. Picture 2- Bolt mod.  I change the number of 1- slot connectors that hold the bolt from 2 to 3.  I also mod the ram so that the part that goes before the bolt is 1 orange connector, and 2 blue caps. Picture 3- 2 barrel mods.  There is a third mod, but I will go ahead and explain this first.  The top of the barrel is changed a little bit.  Note it.   The second barrel mod was actually made by makers of my AR-4 v3.  It required  me to remove the white connector from the front of the barrel.  This somehow increases the power to a staggering 45 feet with 1 rubberband, around 70 with 3 (doubled up), making this the most powerful bolt action gun ever posted. Picture 4- Bullet lock mod.  Sorry for the crappy picture, but it has too much shadow.  Anyways, where the new ram sticks out, you place the ball joint socket.  This also increases the power, and gives you the ability to point it down. With all the mods I made, you can load and fire the gun sideways.

Topic by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Seeking Advice on parts and next steps to make computer controlled toy

I'd like a fun project for my 6 year old but one that would still keep me interested. What we've come up with is this :  A device that we could fit into a stuffed animal's head that would spin its head in different /axes depending on the sounds it hears or at random intervals.  What specific parts and approaches would you recommend? I've done some electronic design decades ago but am rusty and am not that familiar with microcontrollers but am a fluent web programmer. I'm looking for advice on what parts I'd need , especially with regard to the micro controller (my initial thought was a STAMP 2) and motor assembly.   Below are the features we'd like to incorporate.  Features:  -small enough to fit inside a 4 inch round stuffed animal's head. -battery powered -One or more sound sensors that would enable the motor to respond (ie, turn toward)  a sound. -The ability to play and record sounds. -variable speed motor and preferably one that would be able to turn the head on more than one axis (sideways and up and down) -At least 10 programmable actions. A sample action would be to spin the animal's head toward a sound.  -nice to have: ability to plug into a usb port and download new programs and sounds from our website Recommended parts list? Design software or websites? anything would be helpful to get us going in the right direction

Topic by jverks 6 years ago

ShotGun Mode on Killerks Magnum

First of all let me just say that i find killerks magnum, yes killerk's, a pretty good gun.Its design is very good so good that it can be modified in several different ways ways.After a few tweaks to the trigger mechinism i was able to apply a strong rubberband, so it could finally reach about 38-45 ft and hit hard with one shot.But i also discovered a shotgun effect when put three bullets in.I know the picture isn't good and its not mine but my computer isn't letting me upload mine.try to follow my explanation.You put the bullet in the main barrel(orange connecter) then above and below there are two empty slots where the ram also hits, jam(not really jam just put in) 2 more bullets above and below, so when shot three come out!SORRY FOR CRAPPY EXPLANATION BUT ITS NOT LETTING ME CREATE NOTES!Technically shotguns arn't susposed to go very far so when you put 3 'slugs' it only reachs 15 feet but hurts really hard. really HARD.If you already know this feature then don't blame me , its something that hasn't been shared.BTW its also cooler when held sideways so the shot comes in a split effect.IT REALLY HURT WHEN SHOT WITH THIS MODE!IT REALLY HURT WHEN SHOT WITH THIS MODE!IT REALLY HURT WHEN SHOT WITH THIS MODE!IT REALLY HURT WHEN SHOT WITH THIS MODE!

Topic by Baron A 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

How to make privacy tent/curtain for twin sized bed?

I'm on the Disney College Program and I have 5 flatmates and I'm sharing a room with 2 other girls. I need some privacy. The girl who got the bottom bunk was able to put up blankets around to make her own little place and the girl on the top bunk is pretty hidden away. My bed is the twin sized bed next to the window in the corner. The bed is in the corner with the head of the bed against one wall and the left side against the other wall. I can usually figure out a lot of DIY's but this one is tricky. I can't put any holes in the walls. At. All. So no screws, nothing that is going to leave permanent marks or mess up the paint. I looked in to those prop up bed tent tings but the ones geared for dorm rooms are $120. Nope. Not happening. I even thought about getting one of the pop up bed tents for kids. I don't care about the design so long as there was a way I could have some privacy. I get mixed reviews on whether someone of about 5'2" could sleep in one. I was thinking I could put the huge command hooks (already looked into it, these are approved by housing) in sideways on the two walls, add some type of dowel/rod to the bottom right of the bed. From there I could put some type of cord, or dowel, in between and hand hang some type of dark fabric from it. Thoughts????

Question by JanM30 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Tool Tips Winners Announced

Instructables is happy to announce the prizewinners from Tool Tips Month!You shared over 100 helpful Instructables with tips on hardware, software, and even creating new tools to solve a problem. The site is even more helpful to visitors thanks to all of you who contributed.Since this was a theme month contest the voting was done by the the audience for two of the winners, two were selected by Instructables staff, and one was chosen in a random draw. Be sure to check out the Tool Tips group to see many more great Instructables. We'll be opening the group back up for people to join and add even more useful Tool Tips Instructables.Now, on with the winners!Ratings Prizes - For receiving the two highest ratings, the authors of these Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt. Remote shutter trigger for Digital Cameras by deth2all 100 Ways to Reduce Your Impactby Brennn10 Judges Prize - Selected by instructables staff, the authors of these two Instructables will each receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt. How To Shave Without Getting Razor Bumps by SteamKit How to Sharpen a Chiselby offseid Random Prize - For being lucky enough to have its name pulled out of a compressor-powered salad spinner, the author of this Instructable will receive an Instructables Robot t-shirt.and the random winner is...This tip for not burning your desk.Many other members created great Tool Tips, and will receive an Instructables patch. In alphabetical order:1up, alvincredible, BobbyMike, botronics, Brandon121233, computerwiz_222, fatrickuk, Firebert010, Gjdj3, Gunk on Floor, Hodge-Podge, IamTheCreator, iPodGuy, killerjackalope, Kiteman, LinuxH4x0r, Man of Stone, marc92, mbmosher, Plusea, regisd, sideshowcesil, sideways, SteamKit, summit, theopowers, Tool Using Animal, wiiman8.

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

How do you thin client ubuntu?

Well, I have a computer running ubuntu 10.04 that I want to use as a server for a sun ray 1g thin client. If I can get it to work with your help I will get another client. I have a user set up for the thin client named test with the password as test. The thin client is hooked up to my network and has the ip and when I turn it on the little box on the screen says the ip and that it found one server but then it fails and has a yellow message at the bottom that it cant find a server. When I open terminal server client in ubuntu on my server computer and type in the ip address, user name, and password it gets an error. What else do I need? it says domain, client hostname, and protocol file (they are all empty) Do I need to install any other software? Thin client manager gives me nothing since I cant get connected. I do have the thing that starts with like ltps or something like that installed through terminal. If I type in the ip address of the server in it will open up a window with ubuntu in it. I believe it is in a program called xpst or something like that. I dont know exactly but I found it in instructables here.  it also says 27b in the bottom left corner and 100f ofer something that looks like a sideways wifi thing that ubuntu shows.  ok, it looks like the image if you scroll down to 27 on this page but it says 27b instead of 27d I I found these websites about it but I would like something easier.,_amd64)

Question by TOCO 7 years ago

A little magnet experiment for everyone!

Some people just love to play with magnets and have a lot of them.If you are just like that and like to tinker a bit then I might have something for you.What magnets you use for the following experiment does not really matter but you should have 20 or 30 of identical properties.Can be disk magnets, block magnets or cubes, just not spheres ;)If you have a 3D printer you use it to make it fancy but a peice of wood, acrylic or such and a drill will do for round magnets.For cubes or flat packs you can make retaining walls on a flat surface.The experiment goes like this:I assume you already tried ways to combine your magnets to make them stronger, like stacking them up.But there is another way to really increase how strong they are combined.Start with one magnet at the center.Then like a ring add more magnets around it but with the oppisite side up.The created mounting solution is to prevent them flipping up and together, you want them as close as possible though.Add another ring and change the direction of the field again.Try this magnet, once all magnets are secured and compare the holding strenght to any other combo you tried so far.It will be much higher for the same amount of magnets.If you want to prevent the use of glue then try to create your mounting system with a really flat but strong enough bottom - this will then be the contact surface.Slightly reduced strength but you can re-use magnet with ease.But if you want to get a really strong one you need cube magnets.Like before you want to create some sort of grid, this time we go for a square.Start with cube in the center, facing north up.Leave enough space in your construction to add 8 more cubes around it - like on the face of a rubik's cube.Leave them empty for now !Add nother row, this time 16 to keep the square.Of course these one go with the south side facing up!Again one empty of 48 and then one last one with north side up with 196 magnets.Ok, to be fair, you wouldn't be able to pull it off a metal surface unless you used really tiny cubes, so if in doubt then go for just to 48 and leave the enter one out for now.Should be quite intense but similar to what any other shaped magnet would have done.Time to fill the voids!Add the cubes in the spce between the magnets so the north and south side face the magnets next to it!So basically sideways but in the correct orientation.You can then also add the center piece - try either orientation for that one ;)What happened now is that you forced the magnetic field lines to go up instead od for trying to go the easiest and shortest way to the next magnet.And "up" is where our magnetic surface would be, which provides the now overdue shortcut for the magnetic fields.Be amased how much stronger this version is and how much even 3x3x3 cubes would accomplish.With 10x10x10mm N52 magnets you might be able to use them support our wieght if you pull straight dwon from a horizontal surface...Ok, kidding, not just might, unless you are really big...One 10x10x10 might hold about 6kg.Stacked up a bit more but having 20 or stcked up would not be much stronger than 10.Even just 25 magnets with one in the center, one row of sideways orientated and one row with opposing field to the center one would be hard to remove from a steel surface.If we go with the imagined 6kg per magnet we could assume to get 25 x 6 = 150kg of holding power.Check you single magnet first then compare to the square of 25 ;)Consider using some plastic between magnet and surface so you can at least slide or pry it off if you have to.You can also combine magnets or a new one that has one side appear much stronger than the other.Meaning that for example on the north side it could hold 20kg while on the south side only 5.

Topic by Downunder35m 5 weeks ago

Making the pipboy/hitchhikers guide

I've been thinking about this for quite some time, unfortunately I don't have the economy to purchase a mini PC/PC mobile, let alone one powerful enough and with enough space for all the things that I have in mind for this gadget. Though there seems to be a lot of other people on this forum with the cash and possibly the motivation to complete this so I'll try and explain the idea for you. If you've ever read 'The hitchhikers guide to the galaxy' by Douglas Adams or played the new or the old Fallout games you'll have noticed that the common denominator is that in both instances they have nifty little pocket computers with all kinds of information and gadgets. Now I realize that it will be overkill for most people to have a mini Geiger-counter, a gas measuring device and a light sensor attached to it, not to mention to expensive. But it seems odd to me that some of the software options available isn't already included in mini PC's, such as: -Wiki-taxi which is an offline version of the entire Wikipedia. -As many search-able dictionaries as is practical. -A general library of PDF's that you find useful depending on where you are/are going to go, or maybe the PC you get your hands on has enough space to encompass a general library for the entire world like information about herbs, plants and animals in every region of the world Instructables for certain kinds of gourmet dishes for an example could come in handy while traveling the world, anything goes really . -Furthermore it could have stored maps of the entire world, of course not in "hair counting quality" but good enough to find your way if lost, then again some of these mini PC's have GPS built in but you will still need all the map packs for the different regions of the world. -One could add how-to videos of different things that might come in handy if traveling in poor countries or simply backpacking, like braiding and general hand crafting items to have something to sell. Or guides for learning to play a certain instrument and so forth. And so on, there's an endless supply of software one could put on a gadget like this, but that's just half the idea. The other half would be constructing some kind of housing that would allow a person to strap the computer sideways on ones arm so that it's always easily available like a normal wristwatch and preferably protected against shock and moisture/water, furthermore it would be nice to have extra slots in the housing for such things as a small LED flashlight and any kinds of other tools that would be practical for the person in question that makes this thing. This computer would of course need to have a rather big battery capacity as well, and if it has long lasting batteries then several more of the batteries can be incorporated into the housing allowing the user to switch between each of the extra batteries when the original one in the PC runs dry. For off-the-grid travel I'd believe a sufficiently large fold-able solar panel would suffice to charge the device, maybe it could be incorporated into a jacket or simply stored as a liner in the jacket. Now I don't know if this is all easily understandable so if anyone has any questions or maybe someone would even make this then please let me know as this idea is quite dear to me, do post any ideas or complaints as well, I welcome it all. Oh, and in case someone might be bothered by the extra weight this would put on (say your left arm) then simply make another housing for general tools that you can have on the right arm/wrist and balance the weight out so that after a while you wont notice it as your muscles naturally adjusts to the weight, would basically make you stronger in the process.

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

Very old shielding materials and techniques for permanent magnets and resulting possibilities

Forromagnetic meterials are not just called that for no reason.It comes from ferrous - iron.Iron has the highest permeability at normal temperatures.That means a magnet is attracted to it very strongly.We utilise this for transformer cores, the stuff inside a relay and the moving latch of the relay itself.Like current from an electrical system magnetic fields like to take the easiest route possible.Air is a very bad medium, so any iron close by will be prefered even if it is at a slight distance.You can check with a magnet, a steel bar and some iron shavings - please cover the are with plate first ;)Slightly less known is the option to also guide and extend the magnetic field this way.If you check how far the magnetic field of a magnet reaches and note that distance,then you can add some steel bars or rods at the poles - the field will extend through the metal.The most powerful example of this are the shielded magnets used for hooks or speakers.Except for a tiny area the entire magnetic flux goes through the metal.So in this lefover area the magnetic flux density will my many times greater than what the magnet alone would be able to.What most people don't know is that magnets also interact with other magnets in terms of their fields changing and distorting.The Halbach Array is a good example of this.Seen as a single magnet the array would have one weak and one strong side instead of even strenght for both.Wherever magnetic fields change a conductor can produce electricity or current.This in return causes an electromagnetic field that opposes the one from the magnets.Just drop a magnet through a copper or aluminium pipe ;)Since these distortions are widely unknow to the hobby tinkerer mistakes can happen ;)In the early days of exploring science some people already knew about shielding.And they also knew that certain metals have certain properties.Where it is quite hard to create a good coil from steel wire, copper works fine as it is not magnetic.What would then a copper shielding do?If you have two moving magnets with only a tiny gap then the resulting field distortions are quite huge.A copper shield around the magnet like a pipe would then react to these changes and also create a megnetic field that works in relation to the enclosed magnet.In simple terms it means the shield would let the magnet appear weaker or stronger depending on the field change.A quite old document I found gave some hints on how people thought in different directions back then.It was in regards to the design of a magnet motor by the way.Here various magnets were shielded in tube made of a copper-bismuth-alumium alloy.These tubes were then electrically connected so it created a single loop conductor.The claim was that the resulting electromagnetic field of this ring would drive the fields of the enclosed magnets sideways out of alignment.Like bending straight pastic tubes sideways.This "pulsating" would always happen when the magnetic binding forces reach max and so basically drastically weaken this binding effect.Another document talks about a "magnetised brass rod".A holes of the rod diameter is drilled through a block magnet.Not from north to south but through the middle where the flux is greatest.The claim here was that if that rod rotates fast enough a very low voltage with a very high current will be generated.Sounds easy and interesting enough that I might have to test one myself one day.The best one however is what I consider a hoax or being as good as Starlite.Someone back in 1908 claimed to have created a material the reflects magnetic fields.In lame man's terms it would be like an insulator around some electrical wire.The claim and some pics showed it, was that no magnetic field can pass the material.Or to be correct only a tiny fraction of what would be possible through air.A small magnet inside a longer tube of this material would create almost the same attraction to steel at the tubes ends as on the magnet itself.Measurements showed the field strength would be almost equal to a long mangnet of the same field strength.Imagine guiding the field of a big and powerful magnet through a tube around some corners or other magnets and then end in just a tiny hole for the entire flux...Too bad he never shared his secret formula to anyone knows to mankind.Isolation...Imagine you have an array of changing magnetic fields and quite strong magnets.Then you might face the problem that your focus on the "working" end neglected the other end of the magnet (stack).Providing some iron core material will keep thes field lines contained and away from interfering with your setup ;)But it also allows to use te otherwise unused end of your magnets more directly.For example by guiding to another magnet to affect its field strenght ;)Placing a sheet or steel between two magnets in a setup provides a "shared pole" so to say.If you have a north and south pole on a rotor at a distance of 5mm then a sheet of steel between will drastically weaken the strenght and reach of this combined field.It is like pulling the arch between the magnets down to make it more flat.And at and an angle the resulting field will also be slightly angled ;)Capping...When I first encounter this many years ago I couldn't really make sense of it.Quite complex..If you check the magnetic field lines with iron filings or similar then you notice how they go in a rounded manner from pole to pole.This is because the single field lines are of equal polarity and will dirve apart like opposing magnets.By capping the ends of a magnet you provide a short.Instead of diverting out like mad they will follow the cap and create very intersting magnetic field in return.If both poles are capped it is like pressing the magnet flat but without having a field on top of the oles - only aorund the center part.For this the thickness much must match what is required for the flux density.As a rule of thumb: if the end is still very magnetic then it is not enough material tickness ;)Interacting fields in a tube...This one is quite old too and seemed to have found no usable inventions apart from simple magnetic spring replacement systems.But it gave me some clues about Tesla "earthquake machine" ;)If you place a magnet in a tube and at it's ends magnets with opposing fields to the one inside then you can fix this magnet in place.Push one magnet deeper and the distance from the inner magnet to the other end will shrink the same amount.In this old paper two coils were around the pipe with the inner magnet between them.In this gap and at about the same width as the magnets length another coil was placed.Violent shaking would then create electrical energy at much higher level then modern shaker torches.In return an AC current on the outer coils would cause the inner magnet to move back and forth to create electricity in the center coil.According to the paper possible uses include: core less transformer, measuring minute changes in AC voltages, providing free power from a running motor...The last one had me stumbled for a very long time.Until I considered a different configuration.The whole thing is basically a linear DC motor - with correct timing of course.And in some motors we use permanent magnets.I am starting to wonder what would happen if we would design a rotor magnet like this?The running motor would be subject to constant field changes that affect the rotor.And a normal motor is always "even".By using four magnets instead of one we can push the field really flat.This means the area where the coil would operate (about 1/5 of the magnets area) will have a much stronger field.The resulting torque should be higher by about 25% !!Even a simple two coil model setup should show a significant increase in performance here.Timing is critical here but I tried some calculations based on 8 poles and the required "on times" for the coils.In a standard motor configuration with a single rotor magnet the coil is active for about 12° of the rotation.With a 4 magnet configuration this "on time" can be reduced to under 8° of the rotation to get the same amount of torque.An energy reduction of about 4% if you neglect losses and only think in time.If you think in terms like impulse energy then we are talking of about 15% !Shorter on time but still much higher flux density overall than for the long standard timings.Going the long run now:If you check how most DC motors work then you realise soon that for most one rule seems to followed.Only use one coild pair at a time.This is quite contradictive if you consider the geometry and options.A dual commutator would allow to use a second coil pair with a field OPPOSING the magnets instead of being attracted to it.After all: on you bike you pedal with both legs and not just one...And if you do it professionally then yu do the same as I suggested for the motor - you use the up pull of your legs as well.Doing it brushless only requires amodified h-bridge desing to drive the second coil pair at the right timing.Some will now say that it requires twice the energy, I say that for the same motor size your get twice the torque!Just imagine what that means in possible weight reduction for a motor - or its size to deliver the same torque at the same power levels when a normal motor is used ;)The more poles the more complicate the precise timing but no big deal really with modern electronics.Can it be improved even further?I though long and hard about that one until I considered EMF.A DC motor produces a lot of it when the elecromagnetic field collapses in the the coils.We do not utilise this energy...There is a tiny delay until the released energy levels are at max.My theory is that it should be possible to divert this energy into another coil set.If that coil is not the next active but still within a strong enough field area then the EMF would actually add to the drive of the motor.Only downside is that according to my calculations at least 16 poles would be required to get an optimum result.Way above of what I can create in my little garage :(In theory it should then be possible to reach about 98% efficiency for the motor....

Topic by Downunder35m 4 weeks ago  |  last reply 20 days ago