Health

I would like to know how can I build a WHOLE BODY VIBRATION Board or platform. The unit is basically a small board where you stand and do exercise on it. The vibrator element looks like a compressor and has a variable vibration patterns for different therapies. normally are used by athletes to improve the effectiveness of their workout. They are also prescribed for elderly people that suffers osteoporosis (it has proven to improve the bone density just by standing on it).

Posted by jogarcej 9 years ago


does sugru stretch?

Does sugru stretch after it dries?

Posted by wizgirl 7 years ago


Help!

The bassist of my band quit, and now my I have to be the bassist and vocalist at the same time. I'm pretty good at playing the bass, but I can't seem to stretch my fingers out that long.... Anybody have any idea on how to increase finger-stretching capabilities? Any advice would be appreciated.... Oh and I can't sing properly if I'm playing an instrument, so any advice on how to sing while playing a guitar/bass would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Posted by Camisado 8 years ago


Knit Illuminated Hoodie

This knit hoodie designed by Paula Kassenaar in has LEDs inside the edge of the hood. Their brightness can be changed by stretching the hoodie. Very cool! Skôn: Knit Illuminated Hoodie via CRAFT

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


How To Get What You Want

Holy Lo, it's the Mecca of All Things Soft-Tech. Stretch sensors. Knit stretch sensors. Soldering conductive thread. Soldering conductive fabric (why hadn't I thought of that yet?). Fabric switches. Workshops, workshops, workshops! Solar tshirts, piano tshirts, fabric sensors, and, gobs of INSTRUCTABLES from user Plusea and mikamika. WooHoo!Check out stuff you know, stuff you don't know, and stuff you never thought about all in one easy place! How to Get What You Want.Go!Now!Thanks Hannah and Mika!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Refreshing for every Lesson

Ok, this happened to me on the lastest Google Chrome version on a WINDOWS 10. ..And an Amazon Kindle Fire's Silk browser! The following captures/page were: https://www.instructables.com/lesson/Sewing-Curved-Seams/ and https://www.instructables.com/lesson/Sewing-Stretch-on-a-Home-Machine/

Posted by Bantman 1 year ago


Detect a touch to the threads

Hello. I have a lot of threads stretched vertically. I want to detect the touch them. So that you can then play them like a guitar for example). What is the easiest way to do it (detect touch, not to make a guitar)? What kind of sensors could you recommend for that?

Posted by oleinv 5 years ago


The "View in 3D" button opens the wrong model

In my instructable Blind Music Player when I click on "View in 3D" next to the "buttons.stl" file I see some other model. Maybe it's called "buttons.stl" too but that's not my model. Tested with Google Chrome Version 61.0.3163.79 (Official Build) (64-bit) and Firefox 52.3.0 (64-bit). Debian Stretch 64 bit.

Posted by Philip Ashmore 11 months ago


Indie Craft Contest

Now's the time to strut your stuff, crafters!The Craft & Hobby Association is giving you the opportunity to present your work at the CHA 2009 Winter Convention & Trade Show! The Show will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from January 25-28, 2009. So get innovative and start stretching those creative chops. You can enter up to five projects.More info via: CRAFT

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


The Most Useful Machine, Air-Quality Balloons, Bookshelf Bed

The Most Useful Machine Air-Quality Balloons Bookshelf Bed Camera Bean Bag Ten Green Coffee Table Stretch Chainmaille Bracelet Steampunk Bristlebot Ice Cream Pops Cute Pillowcase Shirt Folding Solar Panel Wallbots The Confuzzle PVC Rotor Blades Stitch and Glue Kayak Kentucky Fried WTF

Posted by randofo 7 years ago


My 19 inch CRT gone all wonky?

I turned my monitor on this morning to be greeted to some weird shit. Apparently everything towards the bottom is squished and the top is stretched out. It's not really bad but you can definatly notice it and I'd like the know why it was fine last night and not this morning. I degaussed it and nothing, any ideas? Or has this thing finally bit the dust?

Posted by Punkguyta 10 years ago


Low cost house building ideas?

Hi Forum. My wife and I have just purchased a piece of land. It was a stretch but the plan is to check out of the rat race once and for all. What we are looking for is ideas, plans, resources, links etc for a DIY home that won't require a mortgage from hell. Any and all ideas greatly appreciated. Also interested in looking at prefab as an option. Thanks. Thoughtfission.

Posted by muddywaters 7 years ago


Solar tracker and concentrator: lots of things getting finished.

I'm kind of entering the home stretch on my year long (so far) solar energy prototype, getting the various components finished off and thought yall might be interested. Things such as: Parabolic troughs! Rather efficient water wheels! Low friction worm drive gearings! World's simplest (probably) heat engine! And much more. All made mostly from scrap. I'm posting updates and media to my blog: http://solarflower.blogspot.com

Posted by SolarFlower_org 8 years ago


Kickstarter successful!

Sweet! Earlier today my kickstarter project for my calendar hit its goal. Now there are just a few days left before it closes. Which one? This one. The Big Picture: a continuous wall calendar for 2013 Thanks to the folks on here who are funding it as well as anyone who ever even just checked it out. And if anyone was on the fence about funding it since it wasn't a sure thing, please give it another look. There's even a stretch goal. So... damn. This has been an adventure. Actually going into production on a project for the first time ever. This will be cool.

Posted by fungus amungus 5 years ago


More work required on PDFing the instructables

I recently found a bug or say some coder error or some codec error , i have tutorial at instructables.com by link https://www.instructables.com/id/-Lets-Learn-Photoshop-/ when i downloaded pdf of this tutorial i got a strange output pdf   Bugs : >>a pic with less width and more height get stretched to multiple pages  >>a small sized pic get much enlarged to the pixels can be fixed as: size of pic as per the ratio should be maintained on page and on page it should seem as the same ratio as while on upload  regards rohit44524

Posted by rohit44524 5 years ago


Time is weird

Huh. I just realized that I have now lived in the house I'm in (and consequently, my two oldest children have lived here - the youngest has another year or so to go) longer than I lived in the house where I consider myself to have "grown up" (ages 8-19 or so.) As a side effect, this also means that I've lived here longer than I've EVER lived any place else. It doesn't really feel that way; I don't know whether time is compressed as your get older, or stretched when you're young (probably both.) Time perception is weird...

Posted by westfw 10 years ago


Massive web made with packing tape

Design collective For Use/Numen used about 117,000 feet of tape to make this fantastic web in a former stock exchange building in Vienna. It's strong enough for people to walk on. In fact it wsa made for a dance troupe. “The installation is based on an idea for a dance performance in which the form evolves from the movement of the dancers between the pillars,” explains For Use’s Christoph Katzler. “The dancers are stretching the tape while they move, so the resulting shape is a recording of the choreography.” Check out the link for more pictures and a video. Designers Spin Spidey-Worthy Webs From Packing Tape via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


what CAD package/software do you use?

Hi - I have been using SketchUp for a couple of years, and grown reasonably proficient in its use.  However, it's not very intuitive in terms of being useful when trying to sketch ideas, find correct proportions, squeeze or stretch items until they "look right".  Having always to think in terms of creating drawings from extrusion of 2d surfaces is not often helping creativity! So, I am interested to learn and hear about anyone else's experience of using alternative CAD software in light of my comments about SketchUp - what do you use?

Posted by t.mikerust 1 year ago


Outside lounge chair

We have an outdoor lounge chair used for sunbathing. The one we have has a metal frame with fabric stretched across. Recently the fabric part ripped, leaving the chair unusable. It kind of looks like the one in the photo, except on ours, the fabric on the 'back' of the chair is separate from the fabric on the 'body' of the chair. http://www.egoparis.com/user-data/product/fullImage/2/296aef16f7e8d00ef7be21cf418335ae.jpg (Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to post an image. :P) Surely there is an instructable teaching how to make an outdoor lounge/sunbathing chair, though I couldn't find one. Anyone know of one or know how I can fix the old chair?

Posted by minderbinder 8 years ago


Instructables Contest Prizes are Real

Instructables team members canida, randofo, and I just finished mailing out all the contest prizes last week. We had been waiting for some shirts to get back to us from the screen printer and they finally came in. Once we had the items we needed, the front desk turned into prize central. I have never mailed so many packages to so many different places around the world! The instructables user base stretches far and wide.Just thought I would pass along some pictures of the process and let everyone know that instructables contest prizes are real, and that the instructables contest prize team takes their work very seriously.

Posted by noahw 11 years ago


Floating Garbage Island Twice the Size of Texas Aimlessly Spins in Pacific Ocean

The largest dump in the world isn't outside New York or London or Shanghai but in a desolate stretch of the Pacific Ocean nearly a thousand miles from the nearest island. Held together by a slowly rotating system of currents northeast of Hawaii, the Eastern Garbage Patch is more than just a few floating plastic bottles washed out to sea; the Patch is a giant mass of trash-laden water nearly double the size of Texas.Full Article:Plague of Plastic Chokes the Seas in the LA TimesQuick Blurb:Oceans of Garbage on Vestal Design

Posted by noahw 10 years ago


Challenge: Make Something New

It's so easy to get into a rut and sometimes it's necessary to shake yourself out of it. So I'd like to issue a challenge to everyone to Make Something New. So here's what I'm proposing. You have until Sept. 21 to make something new for you and document it with a slideshow, video, or Instructable here on Instructables. Show what you've made and provide an explanation of how it's new for you. Reward: An achievement patch.So what is "new"? Anything you make right now will be new, but "new" here is talking about the experience of making the item. You can do something that's been done before by others, but the goal is to stretch yourself in a new direction. I don't know what everyone has done before so we'll be relying on the honor system, but I'd like you to push yourself.If you're always sewing clothes and are simply trying a new pattern that may be a little new to you, but it's not much of a stretch because you're using the same materials, tools, and skills that you already know. But if you've never done any metalwork and were to weld together a bike frame that would be very new.In your explanation of how your entry is new, be sure to talk about those things. What new materials, tools, skills, or designs are you using that you've never used before? How different is this from what you usually make?OK, to sum it up: - Make something new - Document it and post it on Instructables by 9/21 - Post a new comment here with a link to your post

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Collection Help

Hello, I need help collecting things for my rainbow loom fun collection. I will be collecting from now to 1/31/14. if I do not have enough I will say so on my orangeboard and will continue to stretch the date until I  collect enough instructables. please leave a comment saying something like  "I think some of my instructables will help your collection". again, I need help collecting rainbow loom instructables for my collection and I will be collecting until 1/31/14. If I do not have enough instructables I will extend the date and will say so on my profile and orangeboard.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     please help me collect instructables for my collection.                                                                                         thank you.

Posted by marionpixie 4 years ago


Exterior Wifi Super Antenna

I need to build a dish for a friend so he can get WiFi from about 200 meters. I have several dishes to work with my problem is the antenna will be at least 30 feet from the computer. I will use this linksys usb  i would like input on the idea of a usb to cat 5 to stretch the usb cable? should i power the linksys from a powered hub ? the build will be posted on instructables when done and i will give credit due. my parabolic gets about a 14 db increase from a WiFi usb thumb it just puts the thumb into the sweet spot of the dish and is not for the outdoors. I an open to any and all suggestions tomorrow i will post what my db are from the site .

Posted by bikerbob2005 6 years ago


160,000 pounds of ink...

From Juxtapoz Magazine: All you wanted to do was have a smooth commute this morning but of course it takes you an addition two hours because of an overturned tracker-trailer, what a way to start the day right? Well this morning outside of Boston, we can imagine commuters were rubber-necking more than usual as they got to see one hell of a sight . . . 160,000 pounds of industrial printer ink splattered over a 500 foot stretch of road…   I'm not sure it's actually 160,000 lbs of ink, since that's over 72 tonnes.  Let's call it 16,000 lbs, that works out as over $10,000,000 worth of colourful drain flush. I wonder if the driver still has a job?  

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


How to weld a broken woven wire fence?

I am trying to fix a stretch of woven wire fence that was broken by a car running into it about 3 months ago. The wire itself is completely broken in two. I want to weld the wire back togeather, but the trouble is that I weld with Oxy Mapp gas and my welding wire is the same thickness as the fence wire. I am worried about melting the fence when I am trying to repair it. So what I think I need is some way to ark weld the wire, but I do not have an ark welder. Are there any homemade welders I can make for this purpose, because I do not want to buy something I will never use again?

Posted by Sedgewick17 10 years ago


How to Upholster a Box

In my quest for weeding out my less than professional looking projects, I am in need to learning a new skill.Does anyone have recommendations for a resource on how to upholster a box? Key points including the box material is a thin plywood which probably won't hold up to staples (thicker woods are heavier and I have a weight restriction for this project: lighter = better). My material will be a marine vinyl (for weather protection) which does have some stretch to it - I'm also going to put a thin foam backer for that extra supple feeling.Recommendations for obscure compound curves would be nice too.I'm armed with a sewing machine, limited sewing skills, bandages and some scrap material. <-- that on top of the typical measuring instruments.

Posted by trebuchet03 9 years ago


Would anyone happen to know how to make a rubber band gun?

My brother had one, but we lost it when we moved. It's a real rubber band gun, not like a clothpin taped to a stick. The barrel has a notch cut in the end where you put the rubber band on, then stretch it back and put it over a little dowel in a cog-shaped attatchment. You then pull the trigger and the cog moves forwards, shooting the rubber band. Sorry if that's vague, I haven't had the thing in my hands for four years, as I said, we lost it when we moved. If I can't find anyone who knows how they'd go about making one I'll just hunt down some materials and make an instructable for it myself. :) Thanks, Roisin

Posted by CarnivorousSpeedbump 11 years ago


Rubberband gun shooter thing help

I'm new so I'm not sure if I'm posting in the  right area but i need help. I'm trying to make a rubber band gun shooter thing but sometimes when i try to let the rubber band go it gets stuck. I originally used a metal piece with three angles and now im using a old allen rench. Normally when pulled back i use my hand to keep it steady but since i needed to take the picture i used a nail (probably not the best thing to use when stretching a rubber band), but anyways i was wondering if anyone had an idea to make the rubber band  ball thing always go off? P.S.  need an idea for the wooden gun shape.

Posted by Vertox 8 years ago


Sexy Black w/Red Contrast Stitching Pencil Skirt! For Sale!!

Hey check out my pencil skirt slideshow! This skirt looks so hott on, but when i made it i was ten pounds lighter, never even got to wear it out! Soooo, now i have to get rid of it! I have it for sale on artfire.com http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op;=listing&product;_id=636541 check it out! its womens pant size 0-2 equivelant, its a nice mid-weight stretch cotton with a wider waistband. Theres 2 zippers in the back one at the top and one at the bottom to control 'hobble'. It sits slightly higher on the waist and the dark red contrast stitching at the hem and around the zippers really makes it pop!

Posted by mistresscroft69 8 years ago


"New " old material for experimentation.

This video is about Nitinol memory metal engines that are basically Stirling heat engines and work on a very low temperature difference. I first say this material while watching a video on the founder of 'The Venus Project'. He had small spring that he would stretch out of shape and the heat it - it would come back to its original form and shape. I thought it was neat but didn't see the potential of the material. This video is from a 1970 CNN broadcast  - when CNN was news instead of a propaganda machine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GfYlRakZ6Y The material is available on the web somewhere as others have purchased it since I showed them the video. At this point in time I am more of an information messenger and unable to partake in experimentation. So have at it guys and gals. God Bless

Posted by strmrnnr 6 years ago


Upcoming: Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest

Coming soon, a new contest where every entry is powered by rubber bands, it's the Klutz Rubber Band-Powered Contest! The rubber bands can be twisted or stretched, alone or in combination. Just remember that no weapons are allowed. We're doing this to have fun, not hurt others so let's see the creativity fly!We mean that flying part literally. There are prizes for any type of creation, but there will also be a special prize for the best flying contraption. To encourage more people to enter, and to make the entries more easily reproducible, we want to see Instructables that use materials that are cheap and easy to find and have the whole thing be something that can be done in an afternoon or an evening.More details will be coming soon, but that should be enough to get you going for now. So get your rubber bands ready!

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


How Do I Attach /Connect Bistro Blinds To An Existing "Colorbond" Carport?

Hi , I hope there is help here? I have wracked my brain s out !!!  I built an awning off the house - Well I didn't  ...a tradie did... but to my specs..and the awning is useless as it needs sides... so I want to put up bistro (Plastic ) blinds... I think the weight of them will be too heavy .. Or when I screw into a hollow beam I will have no way of stopping the beam from stretching as it's  has thin and light sides...  So I need help Do I go through to the other side of the beam to put into place a ????  Maybe I want a strong metal sleeve that will enable me to screw ? bolt? attach these blinds?? Any ideas? Thanks heaps if you read this ....and have any ideas...!

Posted by screamingjet 5 years ago


Something quite odd happened...

Ok so I had some trouble sleeping the other night, in fact I had an awful lot of trouble and ended up not sleeping for for near enough 48 hours, not unusual for me considering all the stuff happening but read on... I had sprained or stretched almost every muscle in my upper body before this happened and it had been hurting like hoohah just to move, I sit up reading etc for several hours and then descend to start the monrings activities and I noticed that all of a sudden everything has healed, even the massive pain in my shoulder from a fight during which my arm got twisted to almost dislocation... Any theories on why this might have happened, the only thing I can think of is the fact that by being awake and not moving too much it was like sleep as far as healing goes but my metabolism was higher since I wasn't sleeping... Does that sound plausible?

Posted by killerjackalope 9 years ago


Efficiency contest

Disclaimer: I may be biased, since I have an entry in the running.I am very confused as to why the current leaders of the efficiency contest are in the contest at all, nevermind winning.One is not instructions for making anything. It just says "watch less TV". It may be good advice, but it is not a DIY project.One is a recipe for bread. It may be wonderful and delicious bread, but it has nothing to do with being green.One is about making a suit out of a sleeping bag. I suppose this would allow you to turn down the heat, but that is a bit of a stretch, (besides, so would a sweater - and the instructable doesn't say anything about this being the reasoning).I don't mean to disrespect these fine instructables, I am just saying they are totally irrelevant to this specific contest.But not only are they in the contest, they have been in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place since voting opened 2 days ago. Who is voting for these entries, and why?

Posted by JacobAziza 9 years ago


Homemade player piano

So I got two pianos for free, one in great condidtion other than being out of tune and having a stiff action, and the other, a player, having a badly cracked soundboard and pinblock.  I salvaged the player pneumatics and bellows from the player and managed to mount it upon the other piano.  On each note bellows there were rods that pushed on levers to trip the action of the player piano.  On this one, these levers are about a foot and a half above the bottom of the action, because it is a console piano (shorter).  I've tried linking the bellows to the keys with hooks (which didn't work, it just pulled the keys off the center pivot point) and directly to the action, on the bridle strap hook.  I've tried different strings and two different gauges of wire, but they always seems to stretch, untie or to come unhooked whenever a note is triggered with the player, or with the keys.  If anyone has ideas on how to link the player mechanism to the piano action, any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by SamDavisson 7 months ago


String experts please help!

First time poster sorry if do something incorrectly! Anyone who knows a great deal about string I need some help! It needs to have certain qualities. 1.  <5mm diameter. 2. Does not stretch. 3. Can be compressed to a smaller diameter. 4. Returns to size when decompressed. 5. Maintains shape after repeated compression/decompression. I am currently using oval shoelace which works perfectly save for one flaw, after a short time it "breaks in" and loses its sponginess, no longer returning to it's normal size if compressed then decompressed. The compression comes from two parallel lines of shoelace being twisted together until wound tightly then untwisted fully and re-twisted in the opposite direction, this process will continue through the life of the device. The shoelace starts excellently but then quickly degrades over time. I need to accomplish the same effect with no degradation of the sponginess of the string, or greatly reduced. Any method or material suggestions are greatly appreciated! 

Posted by saronson 2 years ago


Need some room decor ideas.

My room is boring. I can do anything but paint the walls (we rent) But I CAN cover them floor to ceiling with whatever I wish. I've been looking for some kind of interesting pattern. I like bats and skulls. (realistic of both) But skulls are so overplayed, and bats seem like a far stretch to decorate with. I'm pretty artistic, and awfully handy with making stuff (especially for a 15 year old, been building my whole life.) I have a large piece of flat cardboard that backed a John Lennon Poster I recently bought, and a piece of black foamboard. I plan on taping, cutting, painting the cardboard (probably a bat design, I'm just recently getting into them) and drawing another bat on the black foamboard using silver sharpie. Sooo.... any design ideas you guys have for making things, such as any kind of wall hanging would be nice to hear about.

Posted by silly_world 9 years ago


Gift Exchange Entry

My skills include:Chainmail, simple latex clothing/accessories, basket weaving, seatmaking, modular origami, electronics What I'd like to make for someone: Stretch/simple Chainmail (bracelets, necklace, anklets), latex face mask (think respirator/goth), a basket, raffia foot stool, sonobe structure, five interlocking tetrahedrons. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): Any size I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Sure What I like: blue, green, origami, wood, electronics What I don't like: crochet I absolutely can't have: None Type of thing I'd love to receive: Wooden Pen, any kind of wood woorking/carving Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Sure Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Born Dec. 28, 1980

Posted by mrmucox 8 years ago


Need a Game Development Team

Hey all, I'm looking to put together a small dev team for an indie game project that I'm planning. I'm working from the ground up here, so just about every role is still open. Experience is a plus, but I really only ask that you know what you're doing. The project will be a 3D Sci-fi/Fantasy RPG with a unique style of combat that combines the strategic skill-based systems of JRPG with the real-time fluidity of Western games. I'll put the project on a crowdfunding site like Kickstarter after I have a team and the completed GDD, so some stretch goals might include expanding to MMO or VR. I can give more specific details if you have questions. Roles to Fill: Programmer (C++, Unity 3D) Artist Level Designer Composer Scripter/Writer Voices (maybe) I couldn't pay immediately, but payment would probably be a fixed amount or a percent of the crowdfunding. If anyone is interested or has any questions, let me know.

Posted by L2Jorian 3 years ago


NEW knex SPEC-9 sniper rifle- NOW RELEASED!!!!

IT IS POSTED! https://www.instructables.com/id/Radioactives_knex_SPEC_9_sniper_rifle/https://www.instructables.com/community/SR_v2_update/Here is a new gun that i will post (if you say u want it) AND keep. it is a big upgrade to the SPEC-9 pistol in range and decency. this will be posted both here and on knex innovationfull credit goes to oompa-loompa for the ammopartial credit goes to killerk for the bipodPROS-Better range than all my other guns combined (the house is not big enough to determine the range)-a slingshot-a great alternative to the SR-V1 for the piece-deprived-has modes for power or accuracy-uses a special barrel that has friction only where it's needed (this is achieved by putting the barrel upside-down except for the two parts closest to the trigger)-great range-to-parts ratio-new bipod can pivot around-rubberband does not fly off the gunCONS-terrible range compared to other slingshots (but the rubberband WAS stretched to the maximum)-bipod does not fold up-edit: now it does-the barrel has a weak point EDIT- PROBLEM SOLVEDshould i post?

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago


Ten Years and One Day - every day - on Polaroid

I recently came across this story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and wanted to share it with the Instructables community. Artist Marc Tasman made a Polaroid self-portrait every day for 3,654 consecutive days--July 24, 1999- July 24, 2009--that's 10 years and 1 day. He says that if you laid the nearly 4700 photos made in that time side by side, they would stretch about 4 football fields or a quarter mile! The "Ten Years and One Day" video mashes time -- 5 minutes and 27 seconds of it -- compressing that distance (and decade) into a trippy package. You can view his work at the followitng sites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfChFFwbWIw http://www.vimeo.com/8302692 http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/43324 http://gimundo.com/videos/view/10-years-and-1-day/ The 10-year-long instant portrait Marc Tasman turns decade of life into art via daily Polaroids http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/79448062.html I hope your find this interesting and decide to use it on your site. Yours, Noelle steffenn@uwm.edu

Posted by n_steffen2005 8 years ago


Do You Feel Like A Part Of The Forum Yet?

    What I mean by that is do you feel most people around the forums who use it on a daily/weekly basis recognize your username, Avatar posts and have generally have a personality pegged to your online identity? If you don't feel this way, are you bothered by this? Or do you generally not have any interest/care about people giving your posts more thought/attention than just a first time poster/unknown poster?     For me I feel I've been here for a while and built up a large enough post count full of unforgettable humour and amazing advice (ok I'm stretching that part quite a lot :P), and I feel I've gotten to know quite a few individuals on here where I'd be a lil sad when/if (I'll probably be posting here for another 50 years) I stop posting. I guess you can call me sad, but I enjoy having an online identity in this forum, and I also appreciate the characters and great people who make this site work.

Posted by Lucywu2012 8 years ago


Please read: An urgent appeal from Instructables member The Ideanator

I’m an I'bler. Like the thousands of others who write and publish Ibles, I have tons of fun doing so, and I can tell you, I wasn't expecting to get this big. I am finally adding more Ibles and other things to my profile, to build a resume, and to develop my semi-technical writing skills. Since I've joined, I've had over 37,100 total views, my goal is to top 40,000 by new years. Instructables, in all its glory has produced some incredible view totals. It’s a stretch, It would take about 500 views per day overall to get there. Please help me get to that 40k total, its as easy as peeking through my I'bles. The Ideanator Instructables member. To get you started: Mounting an LCD screen on the wall in your shop/lab The ever-popular geek bling A DIY magazine holder A large number of photos I took at the Maker Faire here in Detroit, some pretty good photos. A clothing "organizer" of my own design

Posted by The Ideanator 7 years ago


Firefly Flashlight Mod

I have figured out something useful without making the firefly ugly. First, take out all of the screws, and start mapping them by the nerf's shape. Sorry I have no pics, but I want this to not take three days. Take out the pieces that support the barrel. Draw a map if you have to, because this can get very annoying to put back. take out the barrel with the supporting orange piece and throw away the orange front piece. This may reduce slight accuracy, but you can now use sonic micro darts, and you need to to do my 3rd to next mod. Unscrew the back of the barrel. take out the piece. Unscrew the 3 screws on the back, too. Make sure to keep mapping. Unsrew the last front screws. Get small pliers or a large screwdriver and pry it open, going all around. Take out the springs and the 3-pronged pieces. Put the barrel back together. Take out the air pump and stretch the spring. Put back the gun, using your mapping. Now, for the fun part. Drill a hole through the center of the barrel, big enough for your flashlight. You are done. Have fun.

Posted by Fenderpony 10 years ago


any way to reuse large plastic posters ?

Today was here a day of elections to city heads the day is over and the streets are full of posters up to 1 X 3 M size that are going to go to trash in the following days most of the posters are made of 3 kinds of plastic simple plastic like large shopping bags - it is waterproof and strechy and loses mechanical strength when stretched. available in size of 0.5 M X up to few M weave of flat nylon strings - not fully waterproof but very strong. available in size of up to 1 X 3 M. with holes reinforced with metal thingy in 4 corners plastic reinforced with nylon fiber - combines properties of them both. available in size of 0.8 X 1.4 M. with factory-made folded and sewd edges for installation on rope etc all are made of white material printed on one side with names / photos / slogans etc in semitransparent paint. passes some amount of diffused sunlight there are also tons of flyers and paper posters (up to 0.5 X 0.7 M) and the tickets used for voting laying all over the streets any good ideas what that stuff can be usefull for ? especially the plastic and nylon posters

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


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Posted by mg0930mg 9 years ago


new bed.. ideas?

Ok so its time I finnaly got a new bed. I've already though about some cool ideas of what to do with it and I wanted to see if anyone would want to contribute aswell. My first idea was to take the legs from my loft bed and put them on the corners of my normal bed. so essentially a normal bed with 4 large post at the corners, from there I would to stretch some sort of canvas or muslin at the top attached to each one of the corners and use https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Projector-on-the-Cheap/ to project whatever I want onto the screen whie I lay down. Another idea I had was to take 2 sets of computer speakers I have and place 1 on each corner of the bed then attach them to a radio which I could use to play music through fm transmiter plugged into my laptop. I already have acumulated most of this stuff around my house so it shouldn't be too hard, but before I make any more steps into the project I'd like to hear your opinions on this.

Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago


Caffeinated mint candies

Okay so my latest project is making caffeinated hard mint candies. I finished the first batch the other day (pictured below). I worked out a safe and easy way to remove the binders and fillers from the caffeine tablets I picked up, and the stuff tastes pretty good too. The candies apparently work pretty well too; they kept me awake through two early morning chemistry classes on Friday. Unfortunately, there's a couple of problems I'm having that I'd appreciate a bit of help with, if there are any candy-makers out there. First, the mint and vanilla extracts I'm using seem to vaporize out of the candy too quickly, and the blue colouring decomposes when the candy gets to the correct temperature. Does anyone know if it would work to take the pot off the stove and leave it a few minutes before adding flavourings and colour? Second, to make the actual candy pieces, I stretched the candy mass into a long rod and chopped pieces off with a cleaver, but the pieces vary wildly in size (and therefore caffeine dosage). Does anyone know of a way to make more uniform pieces, or do I just need more practice? Thanks, with any luck, I'll be able to make an instructable of the second batch.

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Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago