school supplies

I am in desperate need of a school supply instructable idea. if you have an idea please tell me

Posted by modaawesome 6 years ago


Some Supply places....

I had made a few knives in my day, and one sword (long long ago, and no, I don't still have it). One of the places that has been around for awhile that has a good selection of supplies AND kits (for the beginner up to the master smith) is the Texas Knife Maker's Supply storeAnother place that looks good, although I have never dealt with them is the MidWest Knife Makers supply I also came across a place to get a Sheffield's Supply Catalog on line. And then there is always the Jantz Supply site. I hope these prove to be useful to you.

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Where to buy art supplies in bulk online ?

I am an art teacher and planning to start summer art workshops. I want to buy art supplies in bulk for my students. I have heard that ASWexpress - http://www.aswexpress.com/ is the best place online to get all premium supplies at best price. Has any one joined them ? Any suggestions would be of great help.

Posted by jacobjackson 4 years ago


Supply sources

I want to build my own small "boom box". I want to be able to use it play CD's, usb thumb drives, mini plug aux in etc. Can anyone suggest a source for the components for such a project?

Posted by vinstruct3 4 years ago


Online supplies?

Hey guys, question for you guys. Im looking for a good online sotre for electronics parts. Ive looked at a few but it seems i can't find a store that has everything. LED's, resistors, tools, capacitors, etc. Plus the cheaper the better. Anyone have some ideas? EDIT: Can someone also suggest a good size of LED's for general building and work. Thanks

Posted by BraedenNaylor 10 years ago


liquid plastic supplies

I need help finding some cheap liquid plastic. It doesn't matter if I can get it online or at a store i just need to find some that isn't insanely expensive. so any help will be appreciated

Posted by General Biscuit 10 years ago


A pagan group?

Anyone wanna start one? (if im not the only one?) stuff like spellwork supplies on the cheap, how to celebrate holidays, simple things like circle castings and such?

Posted by littlebastard 9 years ago


Wire for mobiles (in SF bay area) ?

Hi - I have yet to visit the SF Hobby Shop but am wondering if any Instructblite knows off a good place to get wire for making hanging mobiles or this sort - https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-mobile-art-project/Thanks!

Posted by susie 11 years ago


Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2

Toy inventor John Austin released Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2 (Chicago Review Press) this past October. This awesome sequel to the Mini Weapons series includes over 30 new mini weapons with which to terrorize your office with. Here's an excerpt from the press release: "All the projects in Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2 are built from inexpensive, commonly kept items: binder clips, playing cards, rubber bands, markers, clothespins and discarded packaging materials. The projects - modeled after real-life gadgetry - range from "sidearms" and "weapons in disguise" to "villain mini weapons" and "surveillance and intel" and cost mere pennies to assemble. This easy-to-follow primer also features plans to construct periscopes, bionic ears, grappling hooks and code wheels. plus, each project includes a supply and tool list, italicized safety tips and step-by-step instructions supplemented by clearly marked, illustrative diagrams" I managed to get my hands on a copy and made the Grappling Hook Gun; the project was easy to follow and my project came together in under 30 minutes (including the time it took to snap a few pictures). My grappling hook went about 20 feet and I'm sure it could travel further with a few minor tweaks! So if you're reading this while sitting bored at your desk, take a look around you. If you're surrounded by un-used rubber bands, pen caps, and markers, perhaps it's time for you to assemble your own office supply arsenal! For Authors outside Canada, USA, UK and Australia The first 3 comments left here with a picture of your own version of an office supplies mini weapon of any type will receive a free copy of this book! All books have been claimed!

Posted by mikeasaurus 7 years ago


Trade Me has closed down the account of a Wellington student selling bomb-making chemicals

Www.stuff.co.nz/national/3238856/Teen-trader-faces-Trade-Me-probe Trade Me has closed down the account of a Wellington student selling bomb-making chemicals through the website, and is also investigating the teenager over identity theft. Trade Me is same as Ebay. 

Posted by Lateral Thinker 8 years ago


Office supplies contest question

Just a quick question; would an entry of something made out of popsicle sticks count as a valid entry? The finished product is something that you would use in the office. Thanks.

Posted by Hiyadudez 6 years ago


power supplies in series question

Just asking before I blow up 2 of my power supplies that I just made/salvaged/fixed/modified. I need 19 volts at 2.95 amps (practically 3) for a laptop that I found (yay dumpster diving, don't worry I'm not a guy who steals identity, it was actually my dad's lab and they're throwing away a bunch of stuff, it's a goldmine!) and it was marked dead. I pull out the battery and it has 0 charge. It had no charging adapter, so can I just make one? I have to power supplies, one from a computer that I modified and an adjustable one the goes up to about 15 volts at 6 amps (and they were throwing it away! it only need a new fuse). After all of that background info, here's my question: can i put the 5 volts from the comp supply in series with the 14 volts from my adjustable supply to get 19 volts at enough amps to power on this laptop? I don't want to buy a 60 dollar charger just to find out the comps broken cause of something else.

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


Cheap sources of stuff to build/modify.

In this thread, share your tips for getting the materials, supplies and tools you use to make and modify stuff as inexpensivly as possible.A trick I use:The local grocery store "Hardware" section is full of cheap tools and supplies. Last week I picked up a 105 piece screw/nut set in a nice divided plastic clamshell case for $1.00, two days later I saw a similar, but empty, plastic case selling for $3.99 at the craft store. The screws at the local Big-Box home improvement center would be about 6 cents a piece + the gas and agravation of driving to the store in the middle of a project because I need a couple 6 cent screws. 6 cents x 105 pieces = $6.30 worth of screws.

Posted by Handsome-Ryan 11 years ago


Need Serious Help from those who know about screen printing supplies!!!!

Hello Everyone, it has been some time since I was last on and everyone has always been so helpful. I have a friend who has offered to buy me some screen printing supplies. I would like advice on what to get as there are a number of different options and ranges of "skill level" for lack of a better word. I have been mixing a medium with acrylic paint and hand painting my designs on bags, jackets, etc. I REALLY want to get into "screening." Nothing mega big like my own store or anything, mainly just to sell a few here and there and my friends. T-shirts mainly, just simple designs or text in one or two colors. I don't have any supplies thus far, so any good deals on Kits you could recommend would be great. I'm in an apt and don't have a whole heck of a lot of space to set up a studio as I see some people doing. I just want to make like 10 or 20 shirts at a time and I want high quality materials but not necessarily the best of the best. I just need to know the basics to get me going, any advice on process of screening would be great too, I've read a lot and seen videos but I am always wanting to know more! I hope i make sense in all this, I just want some serious advice. Thanks to all of you in advance.

Posted by Ladykba 9 years ago


Cellophane Recommendations

Anyone work with cellophane? I'm working on a papercraft and bought this cellophane. It is cheap, super thin and fragile and while it is fine, I was hoping to find something a bit thicker/sturdier. It kind of worked for what I am doing, but would love to know if there are other options. Anyone work with any cellophane and have suggestions? I would prefer to have a multi-color variety pack, but any suggestions are welcome :)

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 1 year ago


YiWu QQ Jewelry Accessories

Hello! I was wondering if anybody did any business with YiWu QQ and so on and if there's some place where I can get their stuff or stuff similar to it that doesn't come in a package of 100 pieces, because that's a tad too many for me :) Thanks for the help!

Posted by TashaDax 6 years ago


GSA Auctions

Hello dear friends! I lately have found a resource for us makers in the US. The General Services Administration conducts auctions of government surplus. From real estate to machinery, anything that you could find useful. Check it out! GSA Auctions

Posted by blkhawk 4 years ago


Hilox silver and gold oxidizer.

I am looking for a silver and gold oxidizer called Hilox. I am all out of it and it's no longer on the market. The new oxidizers on the market do not work well. Do you have an old bottle laying around that you don't need?

Posted by Gig Parker 4 years ago


Office Warfare Book on Sale Now

Spending all day in a cubicle is a lot like a war of attrition between you and the clock, with skirmishes against neighbouring tribes to establish dominance. While we haven't yet figured out a way to speed up time to get your out of your white-collar jail, we do have a handy book that could make your hours under fluorescent light s little more enjoyable. Presenting, Office Weapons: Projects to Fortify Your Cubicle A collection of over 40 projects made by YOU, members of Instructables, that you can create in your cubicle from easily sourced office supplies. There's grappling hooks, trebuchets, darts and more - all made out of office supplies! We've even included some fun non-warfare projects at the end to keep you entertained in times of peace. Check out the projects that are in the book, then head over to ThinkGeek or Amazon to grab a copy for yourself. If all else fails, you can always use the book as a shield from your cubicle neighbour (who has already purchased this book and is arming himself as you read this).

Posted by mikeasaurus 5 years ago


Useful knex office supplies

Recently I made some knex office supplies. They include: A knex inbox A knex pencil holder A letter holder A business card holder And a note book cover What do you think?? Killer~SafeCracker

Posted by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago


Getting started!

Hello everyone, I just found this site last night and lets just say that i didnt get to much sleep! A quick introduction about me. Im 24y old guy from sweden. I loved taking electronic stuff apart as a kid (not so much putting them back together) and i did some experementing in school but it soon faded. I then went on to become an electrician(house/construction installations) and have been working as one for 6 years now but never really went back into electronics. The last few years LED's has been getting big as the main lightsource in our homes but the comercial solutions aren't always satisfactory, hence my renewed interest in this. Only thing i've done outside of work is built some computers but never really modding. As if i didnt  have enough to do in my spare time i now wanna get into this, so i have a few questions on how to get started: - What basic tools do i need? Soldering kit, precision screwdrivers, multimeter......more? -What store is best for getting supplies/tools? Is it ebay or do you prefer a specific company? Any site that is better/worse to use living in sweden? Also should i stock up on basic components or just get what i need for my projects? -Is there any other communities that supplements this one? Any Swedish sites perhaps? -Anything else i should know before buying some stuff and starting? Right know im mostly focused on mods involving LED and lighting in general. Suggestions about that? Sorry if this is posted in the wrong section but i didnt really find any better place. I know this might not be as exciting as the other questions in here but all input is greatly appreciated!  TLDNR: What do i need to know/have to get started modding electronics? Cheers!

Posted by Allecc 5 years ago


Make your own Laptop Power Supply from a modded ATX (desktop) power supply

There seem to be plenty of Ebay laptops that are being sold without power supplies. I've seen a few instructables where people are taking their desktop ATX power supply and making a bench power supply. From these bench supplies people are powering electronic circuits as well as other things. SO, that being said should you be able to power laptop computers from these ATX supplies? IF so, how would you go about doing it? Thanks! JP

Posted by jpl500 10 years ago


ransformerless Power Supply circuits

Pls Suggest some IC name for transformerless Power Supply circuits of 12VDC

Posted by tsihabudheen 2 years ago


To make a 12 volt and 1.5A dc supply which supply power for 1.5-2 hours

I want to make 12volt 1.5A dc inverter which will supply power for 1.5-2 hours for my router. Please tell me how to make it?

Posted by mahedi_aiub 6 years ago


Bench power supply build from ATX power supply acceptable voltage

Hi, I built a bench  power supply from an ATX power supply and I am not sure if the voltage is correct. I am getting 5.74 volts off of the 5 volt supply and 12.7 volts from the 12 volt supply. Is that too high to use or should I try to bring it down a little? When I built the supply I didn't have a 10 ohm power resistor so I used a 6 ohm 10 watt resistor. Could this be the reason for the higher voltage? Thanks for any help you can give me. Dan

Posted by danridge 7 years ago


ATX Power Supply Help!

I have this power supply. is it an atx supply? because i want to turn it into a bench top power supply but i can only use an atx. it has a 20 pin connector. i heard that if its not an atx, it wont work for some of the ibles on here. thanks.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago


Power Supply and LEDs

Just wondering what i could do with my old computer power supply? THANKS.... Also...What bout LEDs ....what can i make with them??? THANKS

Posted by Shadown92 11 years ago


How do I transform a power supply to other voltage value?

Hi! I need a 9.0 V AC  1.0 A power supply but despite I have a lot of power supplies around, no one has this values. The most I have are 12 V DC I suppose there must be some method to lower or rise the voltage of a power supply to meet the required voltage. Also, the resulting power supply must be AC (I also have a 20V AC power supply if this is easier than converting from DC to AC) Please, tell me what do I have to do.

Posted by jedikalimero 8 years ago


Office Supplies Challenge Results!

Results are up here!

Posted by canida 11 years ago


OEM Power Supply

I have an unregulated power supply, with a bridge rectifier. I suspect that the rectifier is damaged. I measured the components and the voltage on the rectifier, every connection past that measures 0 volts. Shall I replace the 4 diodes?

Posted by knektek 8 years ago


Question about low voltage power supplies

I have several wall plug power supplies. The voltage on one says 12v 300ma but on my multimeter im getting 17 volts. Why is it 17v and not 12v?

Posted by Rob K 10 years ago


3v motor, 12v power supply

I have a 3v DC motor, a 12v power supply, and various resistors. Can I use resistors in series with the motor to keep it from burning up?

Posted by NOOBLMAO 8 years ago


Adapt a computer ATX power supply to add a single 2 wire 12V connector

 I need to replace a 350W power supply that supplies a computer setup and LCD screen in an all in one computer. The failing power supply has one single 2 wire(one black, one white) connector powering a power board that supplys the power to the LCD screen. Can I use any ATX power supply that has the same or more amps on each of the 12V 5V and 3.3V and........ Can I adapt the spare 4 pin molex connectors to make a 2 wire single connector? I can take photos if necessary. hi, thank you

Posted by NickEloFun_1 7 years ago


ATX power supply to run a raspberry pi

Has anyone used a ATX power supply to run a raspberry pi with peripherals such as hdd's and dvd drives. If you have what considerations should I take into account, I found this howto here https://www.instructables.com/id/ATX--%3E-Lab-Bench-Power-Supply-Conversion/ but it's for making a lab power supply so not exactly what I need. Thanks

Posted by donestuff 5 years ago


AVR ISP power supply through parallel port

Hi I am building an AVR ISP and it requires a 5V power supply (for 74LS541 and the AVR). I have done some googling but found it to be confusing. Does anyone know how to get a 5V power supply from the parallel port? Thanks

Posted by J50Nunlimited 10 years ago


Convert an ATX power supply into a regular DC power supply

I did this project https://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-an-ATX-Power-Supply-Into-a-Regular-DC-Powe/ just today, but all the results came out negative voltage (e.g. -11,45 on the 12v) on the multimeter. Did I do something wrong or is it supposed to be like that?

Posted by kithso 9 years ago


Free energy power supply

Is there any way I can make a power supply out of the free energy instructable by making many free energy devices,linking them together,and also linking it to a transformer.Will this have enough energy to charge a phone?

Posted by cris1133 9 years ago


Need a variable power supply... recommendations?

I think its time that I invested in a good desktop variable power supply for building circuits and such. I have one currently, but I'm borrowing it from our school because they have a few extra and don't mind it being gone. But as the school year closes, I am going to have to return it. So any recommendations for a variable desktop supply? My budget is around $100 USD. Thanks!!!

Posted by astroboy907 5 years ago


splicing a power cord together

I want to make a laptop power supply cord longer by connecting two power supply cords together. My question is? one power supply cord has a ( RED WIRE AND A WHITE WIRE) and the other power supply cord has a (WHITE WIRE AND A GREY WIRE). Which wires do I solder together to make the wiring correct.

Posted by eljero 6 years ago


i need a power supply

I am making chlorate's in a cell. but i need to give it about 5 volts and 1-2 amps. how would i do this cheaply?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago


What??? An awesome office supplies contest!

Hot off the presses! An awesome office supplies contest is set to launch. Check out the not only fantastic but "limited edition" prizes and come up with something mind blowingly cool. Contest launches Monday!  https://www.instructables.com/contest/officesupplies/?show=PRIZES 

Posted by Culturespy 8 years ago


How do i connect some wires to a power supply?

I know nothing about electronics but i need this for a proyect. So i have some LED lights that come with positive and negative wires to connect to some sort of power supply (i need recommendations for cheapest!). My guess is i need some sort of power supply with the wires out so i can "twist together?"(or make them come into contact?) the negative of the LEDS with the negative of the power supply and positive with positive. I dont know if that's the way... and what would be the cheapest power supply if the LED's wires are 12v?

Posted by yerbamala 8 years ago


Computer Mod Supplies

Found this great resource for computer mods and mod supplies. They don't really have any hardware, but they have a good deal of water coolers, fans, and even some ridiculous energy drinks....

Posted by natee 11 years ago


What to do with free power supply?

I got this in the mail today from Allied (Free Sample) http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=9210079 SO...  what should I do with it?  Any thoughts?  

Posted by RicoSPD 8 years ago


power supply help

Hey I need help building a pedal brick power supply like the one here. i could just buy one but it wouldent be as fun, and i would rather build one if any one can help or knows of a schematic with multiple 9 volt outs i would appreciate your help.

Posted by chrischavez 10 years ago


12v power supply using AA batteries help

Hello!  I would like to power my arduino using a 12v 1A power supply, can i achieve this by using 8 AA batteries? Or would that not give me 1 amp? The arduino only draws around 50mA i believe.  Thanks in advance!

Posted by lelegriccioli 4 years ago


Limiting Amps on My power supply

I have a PSU that is capable of 45 amps, but I only need 10 amps. How to I limit the amps? I am using the psu to make chlorate.

Posted by tylerb 10 years ago


PC Power Supply To Power CB Radio?

I have a cb radio my uncle gave me 12v 2-4 amps.. I have an old computer with a power supply with lines for 12v 6amps and 12v 8amps. is there anyway I can get this to power my cb radio without blowing the thing? EDIT I forgot to mention, this is a mobile cb radio, I'm trying to run it in the house, which is why I wan't to use a pc power supply to run it....

Posted by acer5050 9 years ago


12v 20-30a power supply

Good day yall, i want to make a simple power supply to power up car amplifier, i have a transformer the trans former and is working with the kbu 606 diode, what type of regulator would be best to use and how much would i need, and if you have a diagram of something simple that can be adjusted then that would be great, thank yow

Posted by WIZZIEDEE 6 years ago


How to supply voltage to a circuit which requirs +12v, +5v and GND

I need to know how to supply voltage to a circuit which requirs +12v, +5v and GND. The circuit is a Pic Programmer. Im sorry if this is a stupid question, but im kinda new to electronics and would appreciate any help provided. Please look at the circuit attached below. Thanx

Posted by omega69 7 years ago