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Posted by shooter129 10 years ago
I would appreciate any ideas for a prank at my school. ANY ideas?
Posted by Pumpkin$ 10 years ago
Operation Immortality is a project to collect and archive the very best of what humanity is and has accomplished. On October 12, 2008, Richard Garriott, famed video game designer and the first second generation American astronaut, will take digitized DNA and human accomplishments with him to store in outer space when he journeys to the International Space Station.The archive will include information on humanity's greatest achievements, messages from people all over the world, and DNA samples from some of our brightest minds and most accomplished athletes. During the month of September, every human being is invited to come to the OperationImmortality.com website to submit their suggestions for our greatest achievements and leave a message for the cosmos. A lucky few may also be selected to add their DNA to the mix and join Richard Garriott as he rockets out of the atmosphere.With the LHC ready to do its thing, I think this organization has surfaced at the right time, save the earth, before we might all die.To def.LINK
Posted by bumpus 9 years ago
I was looking in the back of my Jameco catalog the other day and they listed a product called "Muscle wire". It's apparently a nickel-titanium alloy that shrinks as it heats up. It occurred to me that I could flap ornithopter wings with it (a really small ornithopter). I was trying to figure out how I could switch voltage from one pair of wires (the flap UP wires) to the other pair of wires (the flap DOWN wires) without a microchip. I came up with something I'm sure wouldn't work involving a couple transistors, a diode and a cap. Today on wikipedia I figured out that what I was doing was something close to an inverter.So here's the question: Anyone know of a simple switching circuit that runs on a/c power and does not have square-wave switching characteristics?I'll keep researching this myself, but sometimes 'tis quicker to ask the big-brained and kind hearted (you know who you are).
Posted by royalestel 10 years ago
Ok, i just want to do a bit of a survey here, ill just start with my favesfavorite music band:shop boyz- their song "party like a rock star" was awesome, its part one of my theme song. their remix is cool, and is my second part.............favorite music solo artist:i would declare this a tie between Chris Brown and Soulja boy. Chris brown's "kiss-kiss" was tight, especially on the t-pain solo part, his other song was good too...........Soulja boy made the tight song "soulja boy tellem". He also made a little spin- off of the song, which is the song "soulja boy with soulja girl". and his last one "YA!", i liked that one, it expressed his real feelings as a celebrity perfectly........................ oh, and DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE DANCE....................so what is your favorite song artist?
Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago
This wall with stretchy storage is called the Pocket Wall and it was created by Polish Designer Maja Ganszyniec. Not happy with just putting stuff in piles on the floor or, you know, regular shelving? Start bulging the walls with your gear! Your Wall Becomes Storage With Pocket Wall
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
Coming soon a new contest from Instructables: Stuff On A Stick! We are hosting a contest that features our favorite food item, stuff on sticks. From cakes to pies to ice cream sandwiches (How Do They Work??) we want your best food items... ON STICKS! The contest will start july 25th, giving you enough time to eat a few boxes of Popsicles. Here are some good on stick projects: Cake Pops Pie Pops Ice Cream sandwich on a stick Giant Gummy Bear on a stick Minnesota State Fair on a stick This is a speed contest so it won't run for very long, so get crackin'! Good Luck!
Posted by frenzy 8 years ago
Hi, I'm in middle school and i need money for a guitar. I want to sell candy or something at school to my friends but I don't know what would be successful. Please give me some suggestions. So far, I've only thought of selling war heads for $.50 each from a $15 240 piece tub. Please help!
Posted by warreng971 5 years ago
Well, I was going to plug my ipod into some old computer speakers. my thumb touched the tip of the jack (ground) and it makes a buzzin noise. Big woop. No, as I go to reach my ipod it makes a big buzzing noise. what I was hearing was the electromagnetic waves. I reach for my cell phone and then a loud really highpitched noise ccame out. I waver my hand over my computer's power supply, I here a loud buzzing noise. How to do this: press tip of thumb to tip of 3.5mm jack turn your speakers up pretty high waver hand over complex electronics boy, do i have fun mornings, lol, being sarcastic
Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago
Needed for a project :a motor, PVC pipe, l.e.d's any colour and a toy's helicopter propeller. do I need resistors ????
Posted by Alex Dee 6 years ago
I've just returned to making stuff. A former tinkerer turned university student and I can't even make an electric project cause i'm worried i'll be a disgrace as an engineer. I tried fixing my tablet but ended up frying the PCB. Now i'm afraid i'm gonna blow something up. I'm also worried that what I make is something someone else made. So copyrights and what not. How did people deal with this fear? I also feel like I have no initiative i.e. not doing something the easier way and end up looking like a fool. Or do I just look into people's perception of me too much?
Posted by ebubeo 4 years ago
I threw together some more vids with significantly moar powah, enjoy! interesting note about the cd explosion according to my science the edge of the cd was traveling around 420mph i also have another cd explosion vid on my channel but this ones much more impressive
Posted by The 4th Doctor 8 years ago
Welcome to the Free Stuff forum category!This category is for listing items or services for free that are of interest to the Instructables community. Please keep things relevant to the spirit of the site. Really cool listings may even be featured to the Instructables homepage, while irrelevant postings will be deleted.We encourage people to use our private messaging system to work out details, and remind you to deal locally when possible, or only with others whose reputation you can determine and trust (for example by checking out their Instructables profile). We strive to keep the quality of the listings high, but cannot guarantee their accuracy. When in doubt, ask lots of questions in the comments!
Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago
So I was cleaning some stuff out tonight and I found a bunch of stuff I really have no use for I found: - an external CD/DVD dual layer burner - 4 output VGA splitter - firewire PCI card - 56k fax modem card - old keyboard - a distortion pedal (guitar pedal) - 3 various capacity harddrives - knock off ipod nano (broken) - old comp speakers w/oldschool mini - subwoofer - acoustic guitar soundhole pick-up - crappy digital camera with IR filter removed - unused web cam - huge assortment of cords - USB wall charger (small box with outlet prongs and female usb input) can anyone think of any quality usable projects I could make with any or all of this stuff? (I might be willing to part with the more expensive items.....EX. Burner or VGA splitter for shipping and an super extremely discounted purchase price...... I'm to lazy to Ebay any of it)
Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago
Meh...i got some love problems. Well, not love, relationship... ...no...just stuff with a girl lol. But...theres this girl i like in school AND she has to come to my house every wednesday-friday of every school week cause her mom is a teacher and we gotta bring her to school. And when i get up every morning, shes there in the conservatory or living room watching tv. I want to know how to approach her, cuz i dont know anyone who is as good looking as her, except my friends half girlfriend (i wont go there...flirtatious lol). Help?
Posted by HBF 10 years ago
I was looking at onceuponawin.com and kept thinking "OMG I remember that!" next thing I know I was watching Hey Arnold on youtube. So what are somenostalgic things you remember from your childhood? I figured this would be kind of interesting because we're definitely not all the same ages :) My list would probably have to be: The Sega Genesis Rugrats! Hey Arnold Sticker books Choose your own adventure books Furbies LEGOS! I was always jealous of my brother because of all the legos he had :P Pop rocks Slap bracelets Lite Brites! There's more I can't think of but I'm sure others can think of a lot more.
Posted by Sunbanks 8 years ago
Sadly we at instructables aren't always perfect, and when we aren't this results in bugs on our site. These bugs annoy us more than anything, and we want to work diligently in squashing them as soon as we can. To encourage this, we are offering free pro-memberships to those who submit good bug reports that allow us to fix things. How to Submit a Good Bug Report? 1. First off be descriptive, what did you do to get the bug? Can you reproduce it? What were you doing before the bug? Being very descriptive is key to allowing us to find the problem. Bugs that we can't consistently reproduce will take much longer to get fixed. 2. Include computer specs. What is your Operating System and Browser? what version is your browser? 3. Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! Take screen shots of the issue, before and after if you can. Exploiting the bug will disqualify you. We encourage white-hattery around here. Any knowledgeable exploitation will not be rewarded. Good Luck, continue to post bugs to the forums and from this point forward we will be keeping our eyes peeled for good bug reports!
Posted by frenzy 6 years ago
February is Thing-a-day month. Sign up to make something every day for the whole month and post photos or video to the blog. There are no prizes, just the sheer momentum of being a part of a huge group of creative folks egging each other on to keep producing no matter what.Sign-up is open to anyone and starts on January 21st. The deadline to commit to the sprint is January 31st at midnight.From the site: - Thing-a-day a month long online event where people take on the challenge to create one new thing every day for a month and post their work on this blog. It's also a place to exchange thoughts, ideas and comments on the nature of this creative process. - Anyone can participate and no one will bug you if you don't post every day. You're free to sign up, you're free to give up and you're free to succeed. - No rewards or prizes but the pleasure of knowing you'll have made 29 brand new things by the end of February and a few new friends (or fans) if you're lucky. - Daily creations can be in any medium. The suggested time for creating a thing is around 30 minutes so most people will post sketches, drawings or exercises rather than actual finished pieces. http://thing-a-day.com/
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
I have a Symphonic 5disc CD changer, Model is CD-5001 I was wondering if anyone could point me to instructables I could do based on it's parts. Or maybe tell me if there's any fun stuff inside it. There's random gears.. capacitors, a circuit board, plenty of wire, the laser that reads the CDs.. Any help would be wonderful, I'm pretty new to this sort of thing. My main question is if there's way I can experiment with it, or turn it into other things. :) Thanks in advance!
Posted by Flynch13 7 years ago
With microsoft's xna 4.0 i can make games for all three of those, with one slightly modified c# code. Yes, this wont be able to be put in an instructable, but you guys could really help me out
Posted by Buzzsushi 8 years ago
Not so much is this the question above, as it is a request. Throughout my life on instructables I have MAYBE seen one or two 'ibles that don't require massave amounts of experience and or resources. Neither of which I have much of. Nor do I have money to get resources. My real question is "what great 'ibles are there that don't require resources" although I would like the topic question to be answered also. Please help me out, my creative mind is exploding with Ideas, but I don't have much to work with.
Posted by Buzzsushi 8 years ago