how to make a starship enterprise out of an old floppy disk

Found on the internet (nothing to do with me)You never know, this could well appear as an instructable one day...Lhttp://www.asciipr0n.com/archive/0013/bonnie/craft/

Posted by lemonie 11 years ago


Flying RC Starship Enterprise, USB Dead Drops, 3D Chocolate Printer

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Posted by randofo 7 years ago


pdf destroyed?

Https://www.instructables.com/id/2-meter-flying-RC-starship-Enterprise/?download=pdf Adob reader version 9.4.0 says "this file damaged".

Posted by ksimagineer 8 years ago


Remotely controlled starship

Hi,I hope this question is appropriate to this forum, I'm new here, but I'm about to start building a PolarLights 1/350th scale Enterprise. If you're unfamiliar with the kit, it's styrene, large and very cool. Get one to express your innner geek.Anyway, I want to hang it using steel wires, painted flat black and it will be displayed against a black background, with the illusion, I hope of it floating in space. I plan to run power to the model via the wires, like those little track bar lights you might find in a coffee shop.All the electronics for the ship will be inside (it's a big kit) and I have the schematics to make the lights blink and the photon torpedos fire. But I don't want the torpedoes to constantly fire. I'd like to be able to push a button and have them fire. But with only three wires going to the model, I can't control the navigation lights, strobes, impulse engines, spotlights, etc.I could install DIP switches in some inconspicuous spot, but how much cooler and geekier to trigger the effects from an infrared remote control shaped like a tricorder?I have found a company that sells a remote (I'll have to hack it into a tricorder), a sensor and a PIC preprogrammed chip to decipher the remote codes (http://kitsrus.com/pdf/k92.pdf), but the schematic shows that all the outputs are high. Pressing a button on the remote sets the appropriate output low.So, can anyone suggest what I can do to trigger the effects? They sell a more expensive and I'm sure much heavier kit with relays (http://kitsrus.com/pdf/k142.pdf) that actually reverses the outputs -- pushing a button sets an output to high -- using inverters. (They also sell a kit with four relays, using a UHF transmitter -- a car remote.)But I'd like to do this without a relay. I know very little about electronics -- just enough to follow a schematic and wire it, hoping there are no mistakes in the schematic. But I thought a transistor, like an SCR thyristor, could be used as a switch. Could I take the first kit I mentioned, add the inverter to switch the output to high when a button is pressed, and use the thyristor to basically be a solid state switch? Essentially doing the work of the DIP switches?I fear the 5V outputs of the PIC module would be too high for the thyristor and maybe that's why the relays are necessary.I appreciate any help and advice.JenniferPS All the kits I mentioned are at http://kitsrus.com/kits.html

Posted by virtualight 11 years ago


How did you find Instructables.com ?

- How I found Instructables ? and what was the first Instrutable I visited ? Wall-E Robot was the first Instructable I visited and I found it on a Persian technology website . There was a link to here , and that was the first time I visit Instructables.com ! When I visit that Instructable I enjoy from it very much , but that was so hard for me to make a Wall-e Robot ! So I went to Instructables home page and open other Instructables projects . "Build the Starship Enterprise from useless office supplies" was the second Instructable I visited . I make it very soon but I don't know what is the avail of this Instructable ! Then I understand all of the Instructables are not useful for me ! - Jan 10, 2009 I back to Instructables.com after my school and then I signed-up in Instructables . That was my start ! - Without any doubt , Instructables.com is my favorite website . - Why ? When I found this website I couldn't take high-resolution pictures , I couldn't speak English well and don't know many things about cookery , LED , DIV and etc . Instructables increase my knowledge about many sciences and it's continue yet ... . When I visit a new Instructable , it teach me many things and when I do the steps , it make me more expert . Instructables is a big school for me . Now I can take high-resolution pictures and my English increase much (but is not complete yet !) The photos of my first Instructable made with Macromedia Flash (now is Adobe !) . I don't know how are the contests . so I couldn't add this to a contest . I was in Instructable many times but after two months I left it (because I was darned on Instructables) ; and after a few month I back to Instructables again ! Also I referd I share my adventures in Instructables.com , so please let me know how do you found Instructables.com and what is you comment about this website !

Posted by farzadbayan 7 years ago


Sci-Fi Gardening

I read an article on Dave's Garden a year ago on plants with Star Trek names, and I just adore the idea of having a science fiction themed garden.  Looking through some more plants, I've come across even more plants that would fit within a sci-fi/outer space theme. Coleus: Darth Vader Saturn Saturn's Rings Solar Flare Solar Shadow Solar Sunrise Vulcan Daylily: Alien Alien Contact Alien Encounter Alien Escape Pod Alien Invader Alien Landing Alien Skin Alien's Eye Android Android Dreams Andromeda Asteroid Astral Voyager Beam Me Up Beam Me Up, Scotty Ben Kirk Big Dipper Black Hole Borg Technology Cloaking Device First Officer's Log Galaxy Quest Klatuu Barata Nictu Life on Bajor Notify Ground Crew Photon Torpedo Romulan Deflector Spock's Ears Vulcan Logic Hosta:   Captain Kirk Enterprise Foxfire X Philes (just for fun) Galaxy Galaxy Light Gamma Ray Kiwi Milky Way Little Dipper Lunar Eclipse Lunar Orbit Lunar Sea Outer Space Saturn Starship Striker Super Nova Venus Voyager Vulcan These lists are not complete.  I looked through 5,320 daylily names out of 38,449 on Dave's Garden and then filled in with some names from the article, and I'm sure there are more genuses with sci-fi plants.  The reason why there are so many hostas, daylilies, and coleuses is because they're relatively easy to hybridize and propagate.  I started looking through African violets, but half-way through I was pretty sure I wouldn't find any.  I wouldn't be surprised if there were some more in the Liliaceae family such as with tulips, but phew, that's a lot of plants. Looking through some of the names, it would be relatively easy to do a Lord of the Rings or fantasy-themed garden.  I even found hostas called "Dot Com" and "Website".  Hybridizers certainly get creative when it comes to names.  I think I'll send my brother-in-law a hosta called "Twisted Sister". The image is of a basket plant I have.  No neat name, but it looks kinda sci-fi in the picture.

Posted by AngryRedhead 8 years ago