Does any one know how to spy other computer remotely? I am so curious about it. thanks guys!!

Posted by diki83 8 years ago

spy cam

Http://www.riccibitti.com/witnesscam/abstract.htm    how to edit this circuit and remove motion sensing and speaker parts and make it as spy cam.

Posted by kmohan 6 years ago

Spy Cam?

I have this circuit from an old $20 camera (pic sucks, I was lazy so I used my scanner lol) anyway it requires a computer to capture video (it only holds pictures without one) Is there a way to capture video from it without a computer on me? I'd love to use it as a "spy" cam.....

Posted by acer5050 9 years ago

Ninja Vs Secret Agents

Who will win

Posted by josefu0 9 years ago

Spy corner !

STOP wasting money for spy equipment ! I would like to build my own amatorial spy stuff. And I would like to start with this WALL MICROPHONE. Is it possible to do it with a stethoscope, an amplifier and a digital microphone ?!??!

Posted by fedar.raques 11 years ago

Is this a spy bug?

Hello everybody, I'm new on this forum and I really need some help in order to find out if one of the devices in the pics is a spy bug or a listening device. Thank you!

Posted by Valentinarossi45 4 years ago

Spy cam from built-in laptop Web cam

Looking for a way to use one of the small Web cams from a laptop to create a spy cam. Just wondering if anyone has done this before? The cameras that are in laptops are super small. Surface mount. I like how small these cams are. Anyone have any info or ideas please let me know?

Posted by mrchuck151 5 years ago

Altoids Tin Spy Kit

Im making a spy kit out of an altoids tin, and I have some things so far, but i have a lot of extra space so I figured I would ask you guys what else I should put in it. Currently, I have 1 mini flashlight, 3 duct tape tabs(ducttape folded over on its self), 3 rubber bands, 3 exacto knife blades, 1 dollar coin, 1 bandage, 1 alcohol cleaning pad.

Posted by BuildSleepThink 5 years ago

Secret spy image photo copying batch file

Good Afternoon All.I am wondering if someone could assist me in tweaking an excellent batch file. Below is a line of code I wish to change:for /f "tokens=* delims= " %%f in ('dir/b/s/a-d c:\*.%%a') do (What I would like to do is have the file back up images from the current user profile rather than the entire Hard Drive. I have tried the following combinations with no success:for /f "tokens=* delims= " %%f in ('dir/b/s/a-d %USERPROFILE%\*.%%a') do (set location=%USERPROFILE%for /f "tokens=* delims= " %%f in ('dir/b/s/a-d %location%\*.%%a') do (for /f "tokens=* delims= " %%f in (%USERPROFILE%\*.%%a') do (I would be very greatful for any assistance.Regards,Daniel

Posted by daniel.penning 8 years ago


Does any one know of a way to breath under water using objects from home I don't mean like a snorkal but a full fledged under water breathing apparatus

Posted by aceLED 10 years ago

How to spy with binoculars

Well you guys see ive just brought anew pair of binocs and i wnat to know some good spying tips from my bedroom window. lol (peeping)

Posted by Baron A 11 years ago

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Posted by ctralxtyu 9 years ago

Too many spy?

Is it just me, or does kipkay (and a lot of the maker community in general, but I noticed it most with kipkay) have a suspiciously creepy amount of spying makes. For example:http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/01/weekend_project_portable_spy_scope_1.htmlhttp://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/08/weekend_project_aircraft.htmlhttp://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/06/weekend_project_parabolic_1.htmlthere's others, but I can't find them

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago

Caption Contest: Win a spy camera - Updated with winners

OK, we actually have a third spy camera from Wild Planet to give away so let's have another caption contest!Now, last time we did allow a photoshopped entry, but only because we changed our minds and had two winners. This time there's only one camera left so it's captions only! Photoshopped versions will be shot into space, or at least ignored.Also, this contest closes down at 12:01 pm PST tomorrow.Let's look at the rules again: - Limit of two captions per entrant - Each caption must be a new comment - No photoshop - Closes at 12:01 pm PST July 16OK? Now, go!UPDATE: OK, the results are in and cybervanig2000 is the winner! Whooo! Thanks to everyone for submitting a caption.And with that all of our spy cameras are gone, but we'll have more caption contests in the future.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

mini DVR advise required

Hello, I'm trying to assemble a spy surveillance system that is composed of a single camera. I am still unable to find a devise that will accept a single channel BNC or RCA and recored to a large USB flash drive (also wondering if I can connect an external USB SSD instead of the flash drive as I have a 128 and 256 GB SSDs that I can fit into external enclosures so compression "H.264 or AVCHD" is not that important.). The whole idea is to strip this out of its case and install the circuit board in a camuflaged enclosure with the camera along with a DC power supply (say 12 volts). Can anybody recommend such a recorder that has the simplest controls (on/off)  Also motion triggered capability would be a bliss but not critical. Best regards, Talal

Posted by talal77maki 6 years ago

DIY spy earpiece

PLEASE HELP! THANK YOU I want to make a SPY EARPIECE, like a hearing aid with an battery inside,a kind of electromagnetic receiver,that will work with an inductive neck loop set. It is too expensive for me to buy one. Another possibility is using a bluetooth neck loop set. It should look like ear pieces on these websites: http://www.tayx.co.uk/wireless-earpiece/default.html http://www.dhgate.com/mini-spy-earphone-wireless-hidden-cell-phone/p-ff808081228c727401228cf8c6982ce7.html Thank everyone who participates in finding out the needed plans to make one and technical plans

Posted by e_nysa 8 years ago

please make a trap that you can attach to the back of a bike(read the rest

Build a controller thatl ets out tacks or.

Posted by shawntherobot 9 years ago

How to make a spycam out of my scrap parts or at least find some better scrap to make one ... =P

Hey guys, recently my interest in spy cams has become bigger and i've been searching my whole house top to bottom to find some stuff i could (hopefully) use. so (hopefully) you'll see my pictures now and notice my camera sucks... but apart from that you might notice the parts i found. i used one of my dad's old cellphones to get a tiny tiny camera from (to be precise the phone is a Nokia 6600 from back in the old days =P) but now my problem is unveiled... the camera is as tiny as i hoped it would be. But as you maybe notice, it's socketed (as usual in phone or other small hardware appliances) Now my question (or at least one part of it) would be... can i use the camera with or without the socket... further more... would i be abled to use it at ALL ?? i mean... i'd really love to build a tiny spy cam but i don't think that much of myself as a electronics guys so... tell me what you think. The second part of my question would be this: If by any chance i could build a tiny spy cam and make it successfully work from a distance, i would love to make it remote controllable, not to move it around but to be able to switch it on/off. As you see in the picture's i have (i believe so) the PERFECT thing for that. it's a Remote Control from Lamptron... its a RC4 one.. here come's the tricky part... upon searching the internet... this version is not found... so this makes the project even more impossible So far i have an (probably but hopefully not) unuseable camera and a remote control which shouldn't exist. Well that's quite a bit for a noob like me to handle all by myself... now my question (in total) would be: Can anyone give me answers to both sub-questions, the main questions and provide aid for making the whole thing work like i hope it could? Greetz  and thanx in advance =)

Posted by aceopspadeshearts 8 years ago

(newsletter) Spy Cam, High Speed Video, Flower Buying Guide...

Feb 12, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Making something sweet for your honey? Enter it in Valentine's Day: Sweet Treats Contest and win some fabulous gourmet chocolate-covered cocoa beans from Cocoa Puro, or a date with our own noahw!The Stay Warm Contest has closed for entries and now it's time to vote! Head on over to the contest page and help choose who wins a brand new sleeping bag!Winners for the Tap'dNY Keep the Bottle Contest have been announced! See who won! Coming soon... Want to win a laser cutter? Stay tuned for your chance: the upcoming Epilog Challenge will be open to any awesome project with a green twist! Clueless Guy's Guide to Buying Flowers by scoochmaroo Motion Triggered Spy Cam by Kipkay How to Build a Wiremap by phedhex Make a Cut-Out Valentine Card by fungus amungus Win a date or gourmet chocolate covered cocoa beans! Interview with an awesome author! Identity Preserving Balaclava by snag hazzard Quick and Easy Uses for Plastic Bottles by velacreations Make Smoked Andouille Sausage by LarouexBBKing Desulfator for 12V Car Batteries by kmpres Featured question from the new Answers section: How do you keep deer out of your garden without a fence? Asked in Home by ewilhelm Propeller Powered Skateboard by crazybuilders Ikea Built My Cat Scratcher by HvW Remote Controlled Basket Ball Robot by prabbit22m Sew a Hooded Scarf or Scoodie! by jessyratfink Vote for your favorite entries! See who won! Paperclip Jump Rings? No way! by doublebirdstrike High Speed Videography by Spl1nt3rC3ll Three Hot Drinks To Warm You Up by Forkable I <3 Accuracy Brownies by shesparticular Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Record Solar Powered Flight

UK-built solar-powered plane has set an unofficial world endurance record for a flight by an unmanned aircraft.The Zephyr-6, as it is known, stayed aloft for more than three days, running through the night on batteries it had recharged in sunlight.The flight was a demonstration for the US military, which is looking for new types of technology to support its troops on the ground.Craft like Zephyr might make ideal platforms for reconnaissance.They could also be used to relay battlefield communications.Chris Kelleher, from UK defence and research firm QinetiQ, said Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) offer advantages over traditional aircraft and even satellites."The principal advantage is persistence - that you would be there all the time," he told BBC News. "A satellite goes over the same part of the Earth twice a day - and one of those is at night - so it's only really getting a snapshot of activity. Zephyr would be watching all day." The latest flight was conducted at the US Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.The Zephyr flew non-stop for 82 hours, 37 minutes.That time beats the current official world record for unmanned flight set by the US robot plane Global Hawk - of 30 hours, 24 minutes - and even Zephyr's own previous best of 54 hours achieved last year.However, the Yuma mark remains "unofficial" because QinetiQ did not involve the FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale), the world air sports federation, which sanctions all record attempts.The US Department of Defense funded the demonstration flight under its Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) programme. The 30kg Zephyr was guided by remote control to an operating altitude in excess of 18km (60,000ft), and then flown on autopilot and via satellite communication.It tested a communications payload weighing approximately 2kg.At first sight, the propeller-driven Zephyr looks to be just another model aircraft, and it is even launched by hand. But this "pilotless" vehicle with its 18-metre wingspan incorporates world-leading technologies.Its structure uses ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre material; and the plane flies on solar power generated by amorphous silicon solar arrays no thicker than sheets of paper. These are glued over the aircraft's wings.To get through the night, the propellers are powered from lithium-sulphur batteries which are topped up during the day."A lot of effort has gone into power storage and light-weighting the systems," explained Mr Kelleher. "Lithium sulphur is more than double the energy density of the best alternative technology which is lithium polymer batteries. The engineers from the Farnborough-based company are now collaborating with the American aerospace giant Boeing on a defence project codenamed Vulture.This would see the biggest plane in history take to the sky, powered by the sun and capable of carrying a 450-kilo (1,000lb) payload.US commanders say the design must be able to maintain its position over a particular spot on the Earth's surface uninterrupted for five years. QinetiQ is the public company that used to be the British Government's military research department, before they privatised it.BBC articleQinetiQ's page on Zephyr

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

Help needed to make this spy cam set up

Hi, I would like to make a small spy cam which takes images when a button is pressed and keeps on taking the images until that button is pressed again. I need 4 cameras to be present and it should have 4 microSD slots and cards, so that these images will be stored in this. The camera will be moving when taking the pictures. So I guess it would need high shutter speed to get quality images. So what kind of camera modules it will need and what are the other things I will have to buy to make something like this? Thanks.

Posted by PlatoP 2 years ago

Makers At The Movies: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Last night i went to the movies and saw Mission Impossible: Ghost protocol, and it was impressive in the amount of cool tech that we are going to see down the line. Apple was displayed the most with the iPhone and iPad. Here are some that impressed me the most: SPOILER ALERT Contact Lenses with Facial Recognition: A large part of this movie relies on contact lenses that are worn that act as cameras, copiers and can do real time facial recognition. (connected of course to your iPhone) This tech already exists and the issue here is scale. I see Augmented Reality contact lenses being a regular thing in the next 5 years, and with cloud computing only getting better, real time analysis of large amounts of data is becoming more and more plausible. Can I Make It? Score: Nah, this is more in the realm of darpa, but i wouldn't mind an iPhone app that i can pull up when people say hi to me and i don't remember who they are. Reversible Dress Coat: There is a scene when going from a Military outfit to a regular tourist, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) with the flip of hist wrist makes the pressed jacket he's wearing into a windbreaker. This was impressive and seems not hard to recreate. Can I Make It? Score: I plan on it, with a dress jacket and a windbreaker, yes i'll post and instructable. Sticky Gloves: These are featured in a climb hundreds of stories up and have a mark of DIY-ness. These gloves are not the most safe, but are pretty friggin cool. I wouldn't mind having a pair. Can I Make It? Score: Maybe, but given they didn't explain the tech, i have no idea what the concept is. If it was magnetic, it would be a bit more realistic, but these stuck to glass. Have you seen a good "maker" movie lately? Did I Miss anything from Mission Impossible that you like? Comment below!

Posted by frenzy 6 years ago

Caption Contest: Win a spy camera - Updated with winners

Holy moley, it's a caption contest! Submit a caption for the image below and you could win a Digital Spy Camera from Wild Planet.Rules: - Limit of two captions per user - Each caption must be a new comment - Winner will be picked tomorrow, July 14, at 4:00 pm PSTOK, go!UPDATE: Winners announced!Did I say "winners" and not "winner"? That's right. Surprise! We have two spy cameras to give away and we decided on two winners. Well, Matt chose one and I chose the other. No, I'm not telling who chose which. Congrats to gmjhowe and kelseymh!

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

how can i make my phone camera a spy camera

I want to make a spy cam with a phone camera i even tried but didint work out so well. That way i can have spy camera in my class room is it possible to connect those 9v battery to a dissasmbled phone camera. Anothere qestion is if i manage to do this connectin is it olso possible to add a memory to the camera so that the camera will transmit the video o the momory or should i just make a bluetooth connection. I hope this question will bring some answears Thank you very much and my respects. Im waiting for a reply im most of the day online. Dragos

Posted by bossdragos 9 years ago

I want to improve my &quot;Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank&quot;

Hello everyone, I thank you for taking the time to read this. I just bought a "Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank" from Brookstone. I like the tank, but there are a few things that I would like to improve one it. For a spy tank the motors that drive the tank make way too much noise.  Does anyone have any tips on how reduce the amount of noise the motors are making? I would like to lower the height of the WiFi antenna, and boost the range the the antenna. Does anyone have any tip on the best way to do this?   Here is one of the many reviews on Rover on the web. LINK Thank you again for your time, and any help you might have for me.

Posted by SeanD13 6 years ago

vr rc spy car

I was interested in a wireless spy car to use in my backyard (to hunt for a waskaley groundhog : elmer fudd) now i was looking in Make mag and i found this( http://makezine.com/14/bajabuggy ). it really dosent tell u how. now i already have a rc car (Traxxas vxl Bandit) and i dont wont to destroy it or buy a new car it cost $300. so i wont to know how i can still use a servo without connecting it to to bandit wiring and for cheap

Posted by 808665 9 years ago


Well in this group, we are all about technology that spies would use and things that would be considered "Spy Stuff". Anything made here doesn't have to be something spies actually use, it could be stuff that you think a spy would use. And please no cans on a string. Cool stuff like laser microphones, and stuff like that, most anything is accepted.

Posted by tonsofhoopla 11 years ago

spy aircraft

Is there a RC plane or aircraft, (like helicopters or hovercrafts) that can carry a camera and drop a payload. This would be great for pranks or dropping weapons for allies in an airsoft war, maybe even shoot airsoft bb's, that would be awesome. If you know how to make at least the first two or know a product that can do that tell me.

Posted by TheInventor1997 8 years ago

Help needed to install small remote listening device in to a child's battery operated toy

Hi I'm new to this site, I need help in installing a small remote listening device (simcard type) into my child's toy, I already have the device and the toy which I'm going to use, the toy is battery operated, I just want to know how I would connect both items so listening device receives power from toy batteries. Listening device dose have its own power supply but it runs out of power after a few hours. can any one help

Posted by Alik112 5 years ago


MAKE 16 is out with the front page heading of: SPY TECH!Very cool....LINK to Makezine

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago

Tips needed on the best way to improve my &quot;Rover Spy Tank&quot;

Hello everyone, I thank you for taking the time to read this. I am sorry for the report, but after posting in the tech area. I realized that I posted  it was in the wrong area.  I just bought a "Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank" from Brookstone. I like the tank, but there are a few things that I would like to improve one it. For a spy tank the motors that drive the tank make way too much noise.  Does anyone have any tips on how reduce the amount of noise the motors are making? I would like to lower the height of the WiFi antenna, and boost the range the the antenna. Does anyone have any tip on the best way to do this?   Here is one of the many reviews on Rover on the web. LINK Thank you again for your time, and any help you might have for me.

Posted by SeanD13 6 years ago

Could I use AirPort Express For my project?

I was wondering if I could use the AirPort Express to make a wired webcam, Wireless? I would use this for my pet to make a live webcam, or a spy cam in glasses like Convert Spy Glasses I would just need to put a power supply in my backpack.

Posted by Nameless37 10 years ago

Ibles Robot In Popular Mechanics

Well I was flipping through my August 2008 issue of Popular mechanics, and what do I spy on page 16? The Ibles Robot! In his green sci fair outfit! No idea what he's doing there, and I intend to email PM about it.

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago

Here's a Good Question

What the Hell are we? In general, I just looked at my hand the other day and thought, you know, if an alien ever came around and they really are spying on us, I bet they're probably thinking we're weird looking things. Wouldn't ya say??? *Trolling enrolls...?*

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago

Baby Quilt Kit, Tummy Time Quilt Kit, I Spy Quilt Kit

I have some kits to make the baby quilt featured in my instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Tummy-Time-Baby-Quilt/The kit is $15 and includes all the blocks and border fabric, backing fabric, cotton all-natural batting, and printed instructions -- everything but the thread, needle, and sewing machine! There are some choices for backing fabric (yellow print, aqua print, purple print, etc.). The finished quilt measures about 36x36". The fabrics shown are the fabrics you will be getting; the only differences will be the color of backing fabric (on the back side of the quilt).Shipping: Choose either flat-rate priority mail or actual parcel post to your location (probably $5-10).

Posted by karenelisam 9 years ago

Motion Detector Trail Camera

Motion Detector Trail Camera motion, detector, detection, surveillance, security, trail, camera, webcam, webcamera, wildlife, IR, arduino, cheap, inexpensive, spy, cam Hello everyone. I'm planning on building a motion detector triggered "trail" camera, as inexpensively as possible.  I want to use a cheap IC (integrated circuit), if possible, not a $45 Arduino.  I've learned that the most expensive component of this project seems like it will in all likelihood be the digital camera module (the lens and CCD, which is a pixelated digital sensor for the brightness and color of light).  However, I have an old webcam from which I could salvage the camera module out of, if reasonably convenient.  And this is the primary thing I think I'll need help with. Beyond that, my plan is to get a cheap IC, plug the camera module into it on a breadboard, find (hopefully find and not have to delve into learning how to program this) some programming code for the IC to capture the image data and turn into some kind of conventional image file, and then capture the digital camera files on an SD card via SD card shield plugged into the IC via the breadboard.  After the initial project is finished, I'm thinking of taking it a step further by transferring the image files directly to a computer, and upload them immediately to the web but that will come later. And of course write some code to signal the camera to shoot when the motion detector detects motion.  And do some research about which kind of motion detector I want and get it.  But this part seems relatively pretty easy.  Oh, and also get some kind of battery; probably a Li-Ion cellphone type battery with a shield or 'holder' for it.  Haven't yet researched about the shield / 'holder' part for that, but seems like it should be easy. Questions: 1) What kind of programming would I need for the IC to capture the image data from camera and turn it into conventional image file?  Where would I get it?  ...or what?  I just want pictures, not video. 2) How do I salvage the 'camera module' from a web camera for this?  Or rather, perhaps I should ask, once I salvage it, how exactly do I plug it into the IC to send the image data to the IC...? 3) What is a cheap but effective IC for this? Anyways, thank you; cheers. Jack Oh, also wanted to note that I indeed have been looking through many tutorials about this stuff.  I guess I'm at that point where I feel like it would be worth it to write down where I'm at and ask for further directions.  Lol.  Thanks again.

Posted by jack207 4 years ago

Microsoft Office for Linux

I heard last week that Microsoft will be porting their popular Office suite to Linux this year. As an avid Linux user, and a firm believer in the free software movement, I must say that this has a certain odor to it. Do we honestly think that a company that has used phrases like "a cancer that infects everything it touches," to describe Linux will just start waving the olive branch and cater to the "cancer" as a valued customer? This peace offering calls to mind a certain wooden horse I think we all know. "either the Greeks are hiding, shut inside those beams, or the horse is a battle-engine, geared to breach our walls, spy on our homes, come down on our city, overwhelm us- or some other deception's lurking deep inside it. Trojans, never trust that horse. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, especially bearing gifts." One thing is for sure, considering how Microsoft constantly violates the privacy of their customers, rest assured that this horse WILL spy on our homes.

Posted by romanyacik 4 years ago

Check out the knex gun contest

Most Innovative K'nex Gun Design Contestthere is a brilliant Knex Gun Contest with Eric offering a spy camera for a prize. i chalenge YOU!! all SOE Operatives to build the best knex gun you can and post an instructable of it here and at the contest!!! the contest is at Most Innovative K'nex Gun Design Contest and the forum is at Most Innovative K'nex Gun Design Contestand with knex we can rule the world!!!!

Posted by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago

Ravens are Smart

Check out this article for a really neat description of how and why ravens are smart. Basically, it's a great trait for a scavenger to evolve- they need intelligence and what amounts to a rather sneaky form of empathy to snitch lots of food from predators and hide it from their fellow ravens. Good stuff.Ravens can toboggan, ride other animals and spy on their enemies. Their life as cadgers stealing prey from wolves, eagles and bears has made them outstandingly intelligent.

Posted by canida 11 years ago

EVP quality, tele listening amp.

Hallo friends, Please show me a schematic diagram of a highly sensative amplifier, or hearing aid that I can use as a telescopic remote spy hearing instrument. Something as sensitive as the EVP paranormal audio recorder. I tried this circuit but doesnt work :( http://www.extremecircuits.net/2009/07/hearing-aid.html Please guide me to a circuit that actually worked for you. see you thanks

Posted by ketan7s 8 years ago

Wild & Wicked Weapons

Popsci has an awesome compilation of some ridiculous weapons developed by the military. Some of them are old and discontinued, like the Gay bomb (yes, they were considering developing a bomb that turns you gay). And others that are pretty cutting edge, like the railgun that fires a 7 pound shell at 7 times the speed of sound and some remote controlled cyborg spy moths.Here's a link, check it out:Worlds Spookiest Weaponsvia: hack-a-day

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago

Can we fight back Big Brother?

Conoy Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; is voting to avoid flying surveillance remote controlled aircrafts above their skies. In a time when the United States government approves the use of drones to spy on the civilian population, I have found interesting how people are responding. This municipal ordinance definitely will not stop the use of drones on this area if deemed necessary for our national security but I wonder if this could be the start of a trend.

Posted by blkhawk 5 years ago

Profile says 3rd place trophy, but I actually won 2nd place

Hi there! My profile has a 3rd place trophy, but my Wi-Fi Magnetic Door Spy tutorial actually won 2nd place. I'm assuming this is a bug? Can it be fixed? Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about:http://imgur.com/a/k7qJD And here's the contest where I'm listed under 2nd place: https://www.instructables.com/contest/iotbuilders/ Thanks! - Josh

Posted by esper2142 1 year ago

Watch out for falling satellites

Watch out for falling satellitesWith no one at the wheel, should we be worried about the large US spy satellite now headed for a crash landing?US spy satellite 193 is predicted to de-orbit less than gracefully in Feburary or early March. The chances of it actually hitting a populated area are exceedingly small, but perhaps you can catch a few micrograms of it using Kiteman's How to catch a star Instructable.What is happening?An out-of-control US spy satellite will crash to Earth in the coming months, government officials say. The satellite is large enough that remnants are likely to survive atmospheric re-entry and strike the Earth, sometime in late February or early March, says Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council.Is that normal?"This is relatively routine in that satellites de-orbit all the time," says Johndroe. Pieces of uncontrolled debris heavier than two tonnes -- mostly discarded rocket stages -- crash to Earth as often as once every three weeks, says Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer and launch observer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Many discarded pieces retain some power, so that controllers on Earth can guide them to a point far from human habitation, usually using a final dive into an ocean. In 2001, Russian space officials broke up the old Mir space station in this way over the South Pacific. That's not the case for this US one, however."Obviously, we want to take a look at the potential for it to land in a populated area," says Johndroe.What are the chances of it crashing through my roof?Exceedingly slim, says McDowell. Remember that some 70% of the Earth is water, and most lands are void of people. "There is no reason for people to get alarmed about it," he says.According to the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office, there have been no confirmed instances of serious property damage or injury caused by crashing debris in 40 years.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago

Thermite Destruction of Hard Drive

There are many ways to get rid of the data on a hard drive, but igniting thermite on top of it is probably the most extreme and ridiculously secure. Here, the thermite is set in a clay pot over a computer case and ignited from below to demonstrate a method where you'd want to destroy everything... right away! You know, because you're a super-spy and stuff and the other guys could break in at any time while you're surfing the web. Thermite hard drive destructionvia Gizmodo

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Problem publishing my Instructable

I just published an Instructable yesterday: https://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-The-Spy-Video-Trakr-Add-a-Missile-Launche/ The problem is is that I can't see it published in the technology > robots category (the category in which I published it). When I search for it in the Instructables search box, it doesn't show up in the search results. Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to provide to fugure out what I have done incorrectly to fail to properly publish my instructable properly.

Posted by KRA5H 6 years ago

Can I use the screen of a Mattel Juice Box for anything?

Okay, I found these http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=CM203CA&cat;=VID and i want to use them with a small display. I was planning to use a replacement headset for the Wild Planet Spy Gear RC car camera, but I can't seem to find one. Then I remembered the juice box. Is the juice box screen compatible with the output of this camera? Can I just solder the camera wires and hook up some power? Thanks in advance.

Posted by Trace II 9 years ago

Custom CSS to enhance instructable

Hi, I would like to use custom CSS to enhance my instructables. It's possible to use inline css but I don't like it because it is very limited and inefficient. Are we allowed to define custom classes or import a custom style sheet and how can we do this? I'm especially need this to have hover effects and set opacity etc. For example I want to have a hover effect on the very last (inline) image link of this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-anti-spy-camera-cover/ thanks for the help.

Posted by kasperfish 3 years ago

Help me make a bookcase door to a secret room

  Inappropriate Incomplete Spam Scooby-Doo movies became famous for it, spy movies have been known to have them, Batman had one, and yet... I used to live in Kansas, before I moved to Arizona, and while I was there I visited a place called Science City. It is basically an indoor amusement park with funky gizmos like a hologram of a fist sized diamond behind a painting, and a rocking chair that doubles as a power generator. But the thing that interested me most was a wall that revolved at the center, becoming a door that would lead to another room. I asked some of the employees about it, but it must be a trade secret since they all said they couldn't, or wouldn't tell me. One of them even denied the existence of such a wall! Ever since then, I have seen various recreations like this in spy and mystery movies. I think that this would be the coolest thing ever. You see, when you turn the wall around, one side is a fake bookcase, the other is a blank wall. It turns 180 degrees, then you have to turn it the other way. I want one of those in a cabin that my family is building up in the mountains. Since it would have to be custom built, I would need a very good idea of where to start. Anything in the way of advice, answers, or even speculations anyone could give me would be absolutely great. Sincerely Yours, Zelback1

Posted by zelback1 5 years ago

recording photo frame mod to mini amp/speakers

I bought a little recording photo frame at Walmart tonight for $2.88. Sadly someone had been testing it and the batteries are dead, so I can't check the volume til I can get new ones. What I'm wondering is whether anyone had altered one of these or something similar to make it mini amp w/speaker. I'm wanting to install something like this in some small stringed instruments(dulcimers) I'm making that don;t have much volume on their own. I've looked at all the altoid ideas and mini amps and mini speakers, but didn't see anything that would do what I need. Most were just for ipods. I did see one that used a spy ear and that's what gave me the idea for this. I have one of the cheap little clear plastic spy ears somewhere, but couldn't find it tonight I would be ok for picking up the sound, but I don;t think mounting the earphones on the instrument would give enough sound. The soundbox on my larger. dulcimers did ampllfy some earphones I got at Dollar Tree, but not much. I would add pics of the circuit board of this recorder, but my camera is dead. I would really appreciate any help with this. I need to keep the cost down as much as possible in order to keep the dulcimers affordable. The ones I am making are more a novelty item, so I can't price them too high.

Posted by dulciquilt 10 years ago