Found a baby snapping turtle?

Hi, recently my brother and I found a baby snapping turtle on the road. Do you know how or what we should do with it? There is a pond down the road, but before you say we should release it, keep in mind that it is only a little over an inch long. Should we take care of it until it gets big and then let it go? All help is appreciated.

Posted by ikestarm17 8 years ago


Grid snapping in mm

How do you change the snapping of the Move etc. to snap to mm?

Posted by p07gbar 10 years ago


Snap Circuits IC's, can I get the same functions in a small IC?

Hi. My kid (and I) have recently started messing around with Snap Circuits. We have a specific project in mind and want to design the circuit using Snap Circuits, then shrink it to fit in an Altoids box. Question: Is there a direct facsimile available of the integrated chips in the Snap Circuits box? Meaning, the same input voltage and current, where I can assemble all the matching components to my Snap Circuits circuit (switches, resistors, capacitors), and then just switch in the new (small) IC for where the Snap Circuits IC goes. This would also help with troubleshooting. Any thoughts? Here is the Elenco supplied schematic description of the Snap Circuits' IC: http://www.snapcircuits.net/downloads/ic_info.pdf  

Posted by BBBMMM111 4 years ago


Snap Circuits IC's, can I get the same functions in a small IC?

Hi. My kid (and I) have recently started messing around with Snap Circuits. We have a specific project in mind and want to design the circuit using Snap Circuits, then shrink it to fit in an Altoids box. Question: Is there a direct facsimile available of the integrated chips in the Snap Circuits box? Meaning, the same input voltage and current, where I can assemble all the matching components to my Snap Circuits circuit (switches, resistors, capacitors), and then just switch in the new (small) IC for where the Snap Circuits IC goes. This would also help with troubleshooting. Any thoughts? Here is the Elenco supplied schematic description of the Snap Circuits' IC: http://www.snapcircuits.net/downloads/ic_info.pdf Thanks!

Posted by BBBMMM111 4 years ago


Snap-fit design

Hello all, The left panel in the image I have uploaded represents aluminium frame, 1mm thick. What I would like to do is design another aluminium or plastic piece that can snap into the inside of this frame (something like the right panel in the image). The frame, once positioned in, would be a permanent fixture. I have looked at different kind of snap-fit joints but I'm not sure on what's the most appropriate design in terms of simplicity and functionality. Another issue is calculating the actual dimensions of the snap-fit joints. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Posted by Ribenaisnice 1 year ago


PICAXE "snap connector" kitset

Check the kids level "snap connector" PICAXE microcontroller DIY kit ! => https://www.instructables.com/id/quotSnap_connectorquot_PICAXE_microcontroller/

Posted by manuka 9 years ago


snap board concept

Hello everybody, this is a new idea of mine that I want to share with you. the snap board concept. It is made of zip lock bags, card board, and duck tape. This idea could be used in notebooks or you could just make a wall of this and make all different bags and holders that snap on to the zip lock rail. You can slide the bags from side to side if you want. I might put this in a notebook case so that I can customize it with pencil holders and other organizers. Or I might make it so that I can snap on different covers and stuff like that . Please tell me any other ideas to use this idea and comments. I will post an Instructables when I make a true model and get feedback. Please comment and subscribe

Posted by sonic broom 4 years ago


broken shower door handle

My son broke the shower door handle by hanging off of it. of course it snapped right off. its connected by prongs on both the shower door and the handle and that's what snapped. is there an easy way to fix this? both surfaces are metal.

Posted by nymick131 8 years ago


Hubble Snaps Images of a Nebula Within a Cluster

The Hubble telescope has snapped new images of a Nebula within a cluster."This Hubble image was taken in November 2008 with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. The colors in the image represent a range of emissions coming from the clouds of the nebula: red represents nitrogen, green represents hydrogen, and blue represents oxygen."Quick facts :Distance: 10,400 light-yearsExposure Time: 2.1 hoursRelease Date: January 15, 2009Dimensions: This image is roughly 2 arcminutes (6.5 light-years or 2 parsecs) wide.MUCH bigger images and more info can be found here :http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2009/05/image/

Posted by =SMART= 9 years ago


What would you make with a desktop CNC milling machine

The MTM Snap is an open source CNC desktop milling machine designed at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. The frame, milling head and bed are milled from 1/2" HDPE and are designed to snap together around the other required hardware for fast and easy construction. It's designed primarily for use manufacturing PCBs but the project site lists waxes and plastics as other materials that it can be used to machine. I've been given one to play with, if YOU had access to one, what would you use it to make?

Posted by Jayefuu 6 years ago


Hat repair

ok,so ive checked local craft stores and i havent been able to find replacement snaps for my hat. searching the web has also turned up zilch. so,i figured if anyone knew where to get them,it'd be you guys. and just to be clear,i want the snaps.not go buy a hat and cut them out.

Posted by jmwintenn 6 years ago


Fix Rattan/Bamboo furniture - NOT WICKER!!!

I recently bought a mid-century rattan dining table with four chairs.  I want to replace the cushions on the chairs - two piece, but they have snaps to keep the cushions in place.  I do not plan on having snaps on the new cushions, but that leaves me with the male part of the snaps.  If I pull them out, which I want to do, I will be left with a bunch of holes and no clue how to fix them, and since I haven't removed them yet, I have no idea how deep the holes will be.  I am open to any and all suggestions.   Thank you!   PS, I've tried to upload photos, but it's not working.  

Posted by Luny 1 year ago


File Box for Index Cards

For some time I've been searching on Instructables for how to make a file box for index cards. No matter what word order or word types I used, what came up was making stuff out of index cards, or other odd stuff.  But nothing that got me what I was searching for. How to make a file box for index cards, needs to be basic & simple, not laser cutting (as don't have such). However, do have a box cutter, packing tape, handheld power tools: circular saw, saber saw, drill, just no tabletop tools, & no way to make, & no room to put any tabletop for such. I've looked at the Snap-N-Store collapsible index card file boxes, & have head/read by customer reviews that the snaps don't necessarily stay snapped.  I'm thinking if made w/cardboard or fiberboard (as the Snap-N-Store is) that something like corner brackets/braces (just not metal ones for wood)  can be used instead of snaps, & would hold together better. The Snap-N-Store boxes I'm wanting hold 1000 cards ea, & for ea size of index card 3X5, 4X6, & 5X8 I just need some help for a pattern & building instructions. Can anyone do an Instructable for such so I can follow & make them? Remember, I don't have, nor get access to, nor know how to use a laser cutter, or tabletop powertools. I just have handheld powertools of circular saw, saber saw, drill, & boxcutter, scissors & the usual handtools & hardware. Thanks

Posted by MelPhleg 3 years ago


Hunni got Pizza?

Can I have some? Any one else got some cute food/animal snaps?

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


Battery Powered Puppet Show Squibs

I'm doing a puppets show ( of die hard) anyhoo i though that if i could use wire and a battery to trigger a bang snap (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bang_snaps) then i could effectively make a squib to go on the puppet. However i don't even know what kind of voltage would be required to do this. I obviously want to keep things safe so can a battery (and a car battery would be too big) be used to set off a bang snap?

Posted by Beelord 5 years ago


Fire Glove

Ok listen up guys, i have a science project and i wanna do this one thing really badly but i fear my hand might be badly destroyed in this process i want to make a glove where i could snap my finger and make a spark with some kind of flint and then hold a flame with a fuel source like timber or something... i'm thinking of buying a heat resistant glove so i don't get burned alive XD but any ideas would be helpful.

Posted by FireGLove 10 years ago


Attach membrame to silicon housing

Burning question! I am trying to attach a membrame (which is made of latex at the moment) to a silicon housing (see attachment). The membrame should be a able to move vertically and thus expand a bit. The two challenges are: - The membrame should not be to thin, because otherwise it snaps and; - The membrame should not be to thick, because otherwise their is too much pressier on the sides and it also snaps. The membrame and the silicon housing should be airtied. The material of the membrame can change, although it needs to be flexible of course. Any tips on which material to use for the membrame or on assembly techniques? Cheers, Thijs

Posted by thijss 3 years ago


I broke my baby!! (UPDATED)

Disasterous news - I snapped my Instructables Leatherman, that has been somewhere about my person almost every day for more than five years. :'-( It's not an actual blade, it's the awl, but it's still left a painful, jagged stump that stops the tool being pocket-friendly (see the second photo). Do I just grind the stump off smoothly, or can the awl be replaced? UPDATE: it cannot be repaired, only replaced, so I'm going to grind it down to a new, shorter point.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago


Enter the Snap, Style & Share Photo Competition

Hey there. I'm the community manager for Pixlr. Wanted to tell you about a contest that might interest you.  We recently launched a contest that celebrates not just taking photos — but editing them, too. It’s a contest that’s perfect for students, but just about anyone between the ages of 13 and 24 can enter. We’ll be giving away some great prizes like an iPad, an iPad mini, and an Olloclip iPhone lens (among many others). The contest is called Snap, Style & Share, and that’s about all you have to do to enter: Snap a photo with your smartphone or camera. Style it in Pixlr Express to improve and enhance it. Share the before and after photos on the contest site — and anywhere and everywhere else that you think will give you a leg up on the competition. Everyone will vote for their favorite photos, with a panel of judges choosing the ultimate winners from a big batch of popular finalists. We’ll be tracking (and showing off) some of the top photos here on the Pixlr blog in the coming weeks, as well as some of the more interesting ones that catch our eye. Whether you’re a serious student of design, someone who loves exercising their creativity, or just someone with some great photos sitting on their phone from summer vacation, this is a fun and easy contest to enter. So, enter now!

Posted by supereric 5 years ago


should i replace the whole rim on my bike?

Should i replace he rim or just the cassette? i snapped it in half riding my bike fast the other day.

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


Best way to cut plexiglass without a laser cutter?

I need to cut a 9" diameter circle out of a 12"x12", 1/8" thick piece of clear cast acrylic (making an infinity mirror). I've cut this stuff with laser cutters before but don't currently have access to one. I have a circular glass cutter but I'm not really clear how that does me any good - it scores a circle but the acrylic doesn't seem brittle enough to snap off nicely along a circular line. I have a jigsaw with a wood blade but that just snagged and made the acrylic shatter. I have made rectangular cuts before by scoring a straight line with a utility knife, then lining that cut up with the edge of a table, and hitting the suspended piece of acrylic with a mallet - it snaps right off. I'm just not sure how to make a circular cut. Finer-tooth jigsaw blade? Approximate it using the score-and-snap method for a many-sided polygon with a bunch of straight cuts?

Posted by Ben Finio 5 years ago


Potenco's Human Power Generator at MOMA

A friend snapped this picture of the OLPC with Squid Labs spin-out Potenco's generator at the MOMA. It's always sweet to see your work professionally displayed in a museum! via Perlick

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


HALP! Something is wrong with my Pathfinder....

Something is wrong with my Pathfinder .22 LR, the trigger guard snapped off, and now it...just wont fire!!! HALP The pic is off Google, my computer won't load PICS!!!!

Posted by DrWeird117 9 years ago


battery powered bike

I saw this bike at the store the other day.  I was in a rush but snapped this shot.  I just wanted to post as food for thought.  It looks like an original set up and relatively  simple idea.  enjoy

Posted by onrust 6 years ago


PCB Help: Need to make new dial or short out for coffee grinder

I just followed a great post to hack my Delonghi Coffee Grinder here: http://ping-pong-balls.blogspot.ca/2012/03/so-youve-bought-delonghi-kg89-how-to.html However in the process I shamefully snapped off one of the knobs and part of the circuit board attached to it snapped. I'm wondering if there's a more or less easy way to fix this, such as a short circuit around the timer, or perhaps even create a new makeshift dial. I'm a PCB novice, so any tips or re-directions would be great. Thanks!

Posted by jwchan 5 years ago


Species of Bird?

This bird has been flying around lately and today it landed on the top of my house. I snapped a few pictures. I know it's a bird of prey but can anyone name the genus or species? I think it's a falcon, but I'm not too into birds. Thanks!

Posted by Bran 11 years ago


How to get liquid gases like hydrogen, xenon, etc.

Come on people, not all of us can snap our fingers and get liquid nitrogen for various purposes. HELP US! give us a link or something, fellow robots, blokes, etc.

Posted by szechuan53 10 years ago


Broken Sennheiser HD 435 Headphones

I recently broke my headphones, snapped clean through the adjustable bit between headphone and head band, and wondered if anyone had any suggestion of what to do with them? I've already tried glueing them and that failed.

Posted by juicebarjoseph 10 years ago


Graduation card box ideas

I know this is more craftsy but I'm trying to find ideas for my son's graduation party for making a card box, a place where guests can snap a picture with props and that kind of stuff. Any ideas & input are appreciated. I checked Pinterest but nothing caught my eye.

Posted by DUMB8 3 months ago


Chemistry Question

I am trying to make a small amount of silver fulminate for throw snaps. I am using a recipe from a very old book and it says I should add 70 minimums of concentrated nitric acid. Any ideas on what a modern measurement of a minimum would be, and where I could buy concentrated nitric acid?

Posted by Sedgewick17 10 years ago


Question about Luxeon Star LED

Ok, so I am guessing many of you know about the Luxeon LED's. I have just one question. Where in the world do you connect the wires from the Battery snap and switch to on the star? Where on the picture below do I put the positive and negative leads? Thank you so much in advance. -Brennn10

Posted by Brennn10 11 years ago


Glass Bottle Ring

Years ago a friend of mine showed me an easy way to pop the top off a glass bottle. The bit with the threads just snapped off. Now I can't remember how the heck she did it. I think she used two bottles and rubbed them together somehow. Does anyone know this trick? or another, also easy trick?

Posted by Gwenhwyfar 10 years ago


A car just ran over my skateboard...

Yeah..... My friend came over and was riding my skateboardand he went up my driveway (which is a slight incline upwards) and tripped,which sent the skateboard out from under him and back down the driveway and into the street were a car who was just driving by at the exact same instant drove by and went right over my skateboard!!This all happened so fast that i didn't have time to jump and save my poor baby from that car. =(Oh well at least me or my friend didn't get run over. I'm not really mad at him, I am more mad at the driver who just kept on going after he had just run my skateboard over!!! Oh well i will just have to get a new deck. I will hang the snapped deck on my wall though.

Posted by TeacherOfTheWays 10 years ago


Need information on 3D printing

So I am looking to make decorative phone cases using a 3D printer. But I have no experience with them. Essentially what I am hoping to do is make snap on or slide on covers. What kind of 3D printer would be able to do this? What sort of designs/colours would I be able to do? Anything I have to take into consideration?

Posted by MrJet 5 years ago


Need Crossbow Trigger Help

I need some help with this heavily modded Reaper, I need a sturdy trigger to fire the crossbow, but that has been proven too difficult for me as I don't have much trigger mech experience. At one point I had it fully working when not loaded, untill it snapped the trigger when I tried to fire an arrow. :P

Posted by Wicky 10 years ago


Bottle Rocket School Project!

I managed to snap a picture with the camera on teh Macbooks we use, and upload it here, We launched it yesterday, although the payload didn't deploy, our rocket still went the highest. Approx. 100-200m. We're working on the exact height at the moment. I'll update this as the week progresses. :D BTW, FCREM stands for Freeking Coolest Rocket Ever Made.

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago


Some feature suggestions for the site...

1) Add a short list of the last 5-10 most recent forum responses, possibly in the right column. Sort of a "what's hot" list. So you don't need to hit "view all" to get a quick snap-shot of activity.... 2) Add a "sticky" to the top of the FAQS section with a link to some of the "helper" projects, like Eric's "How to make a great Instructable," etc.

Posted by gmoon 10 years ago


parts lists!!!

 hey guys if you need/want a parts list just comment what gun and leave a link to the gun. also i will be putting up set parts lists. 325 TUB: rods: green:28 white:32 blue:14 yellow:8 red:2 flexi orange:4 flexi purple(gray rod size):4 connectors: dark gray:6 lt gray:6 red:12 green:12 yellow:12 purple:8 white:3 blue:5 other: blue spacer:40 gray spacer:9 blue clip:5 tan clip:2 y clip:7 ball socket:4 ball joint:4 red "eyes":2 small wheels:1 snap on wheel:4 large wheel:2 snap on tred thingys:2 large wheel outer wheel thing:2 small triangle pannel:2 med. tri panel(3 holes):2

Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago


Your Favorite Electronics Kit

Tandy used to produce introductory electronics guides so you could teach yourself and buy Radio Shack parts. Before them, heath kits were king. Today, snap circuits are popular. What's your favorite electronics kit? Why do you like it? What are your favorite projects for learning electronics? What could you make with the best kit ever?

Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago


Snaped Skate Deck New board Ideas

Hey, I flipped out yesterday and snapped my skateboard In half (I got it for free too!). Now I need a new board, I was thinking http://evileds.com/ any other online skate shops that you guys know of. If someone even thinks CCS I'll eat you children, lol. Oh yeah my price range is like cheap, lol

Posted by TheCheese9921 11 years ago


Artists in Residence Exhibition at Pier 9

The annual Autodesk Artists in Residence Exhibition was held at Pier 9 in San Francisco from January 22-24, 2015. Check out some of the projects and learn more about the Artists in Residence (AiR) program here. (To see all AiR Instructables, follow the Artist in Residence group.) "Best art opening ever!" Some snaps from the evening: Photos by Brad Avery, Charlie Nordstrom, and Sherry Wong.

Posted by xxlauraxx 3 years ago


Digital Camera

I have a new Largan Digital Camera. There was no problem in the beginning, taking photos and downloading to the PC. The camera was getting charged and the red light goes on. The digital number of pictures snapped is also displayed. But unable to transfer the pictures to my PC. Checked the USB cable and even changed the USB cable. Downloaded the drivers again, but the problem continues. How to solve this problem? Any Help. Bhasker Raj Freelance writer and Autor India email: bhaskaraj48@yahoo.co.in

Posted by techmind48 10 years ago


3-month pro membership coupon

I've got a 3-month pro membership coupon to give away. I paid for 2 years, so I don't need it right now. So - make your pitches. Offer concluded at the weekend: Uh, I got another, so I made a 0.5s snap-decision, and gave it to Michel. ?! I didn't care what the reasoning was, but remember that I'm old and have a warped-sense of humour. L

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago


Random Thread: Demystifying LasVegas

The mystery of the man known to us as LasVegas.. Always helpfull, knows almost everything (seriously!)..The one person worthy of a recognition in the instructable archive.. It is one of life's burning question..who is LasVegas.. Can he snap a man in two?? ( i seriously think he could)..Is he an escaped scientist from Area-51?? Does he gamble?? Is it true that he can talk to machines?? Share your thoughts..tributes.. BTW, LasVegas, if you are uncomfortable with this, i'll take it down.. Cheers..

Posted by gyromild 11 years ago


annoying static discharge problem

I really like these liquid vitamins, but every other bottle I get gives me a long series of random painful electric shocks when I try to open it! You can't hear it, but in the video when I get near the bottle with the probe a snapping sound can be heard. The shocks are seemingly random and some went as high as 500mv. I didn't catch the first shock, which was the worst, from the first time I tried to open the bottle. I tried grounding the bottle, but nothing seems to help. Thanks for any suggestions

Posted by foobear 11 years ago


Natural electronics

Ive been making tons of projects lately and i keep asking myself the same question. What is going on in those little components i solder on. Say i was to take resistors, capacitors, transistors microchips etc... and snap them in two, what would I see? What is it that allows people to program microchips, Is it essentially typing code and sending it into a natural resource? What allow wire to carry information? Does anyone else ask themselves these mind boggling questions? Or better yet does anyone have answer?

Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago


Cutting Rope at a height

Hey guys, I need to cut down a banner on the second story on a side of a building. The banner is held by 4 string/ropes at each corner and I do not have access to a ladder. What would you suggest is the best way to do this? I thought of putting a scissors on the end of a long stick and devising a string pulley system to operate the scissors from the bottom. Like have the scissors open and position them with the rope between the shears. Then I would just pull on the string to snap them shut. What do you think? Any better ideas?? Thanks!

Posted by shieldliger101 6 years ago


i was watching daveyard shift with dave chappelle (EXPLICIT)

A few lines from chappelles show well, see you later oh yeah, and Dave..... POP! WAYNE BRADY BITCH! is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch? "White people like Wayne Brady because he makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X" - Dave Chappelle, "my mother in law is never gonna believe i met Wayne Brady.." yeah, because she's never gonna know!" -snaps the cops neck- lmao ah, good times with Wayne Brady, lmao

Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


The Instructables Robot takes his helmet off!!

I was just walking around minding my own business and was intently looking at funny videos of cattle on my cellular telephone and i accidentally walked down a dark alley, as i reached the end i saw the inctructables robot, i move forwards to say hi and i realize he has his helmet off, after the initial shock of having my childhood hero unmasked i quickly snap some photos so i can reveal the real so called "robot" to all the scepticals out there.

Posted by duck-lemon 9 years ago


Halloween Postcards are arriving - show 'em off!

I just got my annual Instructables Halloween Postcard in the mail. I think this is number 8 for me, and it was still just as exciting as the first! Has yours arrived yet? When it does, please stick it next to whatever you're making (Halloween-related or otherwise), and snap a photo. Share the photo below with a comment about whatever you're making, and I'll do a random pick on Halloween and send that person a robot t-shirt! Here's my postcard, propped next so some hunks of metal I was welding together to make a cart for my new welder:

Posted by seamster 1 year ago