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


What to do with (6) 5 volt dc 150 watt power supplies? S-150-5 Mean Well G2 150watt Power Supplies?

I guess I could sell them. But what would someone do with them?

Asked by keydogstony 9 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 9 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 8 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 10 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 6 years ago


does anyone know where i can get any of the below materials for cheaper than normal???? Answered

-A vacuum chamber, preferably in a spherical shape -A roughing vacuum pump capable of reaching at least 75 microns vacuum -A secondary high vacuum pump, either a turbo pump or oil diffusion pump -A high voltage supply, preferably capable of at least 40kv 10ma - Must be negative polarity -A high voltage divider probe for use with a digital multimeter -A thermocouple or baratron (of appropriate scale) vacuum gauge -A neutron radiation detector, either a proportional He-3 or BF3 tube with counting instrumentation, or a bubble dosimeter -A Geiger counter, preferably a scintillator type, for x-ray detection and safety -Deuterium gas  -A large ballast resistor in the range of 50-100k and at least a foot long -A camera and TV display for viewing  -Lead shielding

Asked by garagegenius 6 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 5 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 10 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 9 months ago


Starting out as electronic hobbyist. What electric components (not tools) would be good to have around workshop? Answered

I'm just starting out as an electronics hobbyist, and I am finding it is getting prohibitively expensive.  I don't have the ability to dumpster dive for parts, nor can I run to the local electronics shop for every resister I need.  Mail ordering for one or two parts for a specific project gets ridiculously expensive, not because the parts are expensive but due to shipping.  I'd like to simply place one big order for the majority of parts I will need for most projects.  So, if you were going to spend say 100 bucks to buy electric components to play with, what would you buy to keep on hand?

Asked by DarkRubyMoon 8 years 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 5 years ago


Where can I buy thin brushed aluminium plates - think Mac trackpad

Hi, I'm trying to source brushed aluminium plates as well as textured brass or copper or magnesium plates, black (aluminium?) plates and 1-2mm thin opaque coloured glass plates - something similar to the glass on a smart phone. I'm looking for materials that I can cut to size or that come in approximate size of 80-120 x 80-120mm x 1mm. This is for use with touch sensitive projects and I'm looking for something that has a premium look and feel. Any tips or pointers would be really helpful.

Asked by shauneff 3 months ago


How do I redesign a pair of high heels and/or buy parts to make my own shoes?

I have a lovely pair of shoes at home that are my favourite pair because I can wear them all day and not be in pain.  They are strappy 3" heel sandals with a net-like mesh of ribbons tied together to make a criss-cross grid over the top of my foot.  Recently, one of the ribbons came unglued from the sole and as a DIYer I thought there must be a way for me to make this shoe better rather than bringing them to a cobbler to have them repaired.  The small knots where the ribbons cross each other do press into my feet in a couple of places and leave small indents which are unsightly and slightly uncomfortable sometimes.  Does anyone here work in the shoe-making industry?  I want to redesign my shoes completely but use the soles as a starting place.  If this works out I'd also like to know how companies make/buy their high heels and how I can get the parts to design my own shoes whenever I want.?

Asked by Cleo420 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 8 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


Computer Power Supply?

Can i use a 20+4 pin power supply on a 24 pin motherboard? THANKZ!!!!

Asked by sci4me 7 years ago



Can I use a antec power supply to make a lab power supply like the atx ones? Answered

I have an antec power supply and wont to make a lab power supply like the ones made with atx

Asked by redlizard5 6 years ago


Power supply amp measurement?

My power supply says it can supply 12 Volts @ 10 amps.  It used to power 2 linear actuators drawing max 4.6 amps each, but no longer does. It still supplies 12V measured by multimeter. Is there an easy way to figure out how many amps it now supplies?

Asked by thisisted 2 years ago


Power supply does not supply power. zoom g2.1u Answered

Either that or the zoom pedal isn't working. that's my bet, it's the stock power supply . it runs fine on batteries, albeit for a short time.

Asked by Icarus1990xx 9 years ago


Power Supply and Driver? Answered

I've seen alot of the projects that have a power supply and a driver?  What's the difference between the two and why would you need both?

Asked by lford4 6 years ago


15 volt power supply help Answered

I need a 15 volt power supply. is there any other circuit than using a 7815 and two batteries?

Asked by metsfan1938 7 years ago


Converting a Dell ATX to a hobby power supply?

I have a Dell computer ATX power supply which I want to convert to a hobby power supply providing +12volts and +5volts. The Dell power supply does not have a switch which I do not require anyways. When I examined the wiring in the power supply I noticed there is no "green" wire that is used by the computer to turn the power supply on. In your conversion this green wire is connected to the a black ground to wire fire up the power supply. My question: What wire in the Dell power supply is used to fire up the power supply since there is no "green" wire? Is there any special wiring procedures particular to Dell that is different than the standard power supply?

Asked by arizona803 9 years ago


Can you use a pc power supply for a lab power supply but still use your pc? Answered

I want to make one of the lab power supplies from a pc power supply but still want to be able to use the pc. Is the possible or will i have to scrap the pc?

Asked by redlizard5 6 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


I want to build a multi-voltage power supply?

I want to either build or buy a multi voltage power supply.  One that will deliver 12V to one device while simultaneously supplying 6V to another.  Any suggestions on where to go?

Asked by SpoonGouge 8 years ago


transformerless ac to dc power supply conversion?

Input of AC supply is 24v  output wanted from in DC of 2.5amp Without using transformer. please help.

Asked by snehap22 3 years ago



ransformerless Power Supply circuits

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

Posted by tsihabudheen 1 year ago


Using AC supply? Answered

Sir,Please clarify, instead of DC batteries can AC supply be used to light the LEDs.

Asked by zia29 1 year ago




transformer less power supply?

I needed around 500mA current to run my mini project, so i decided to go through the transformer less power supply instead of normal transformer used supply.Since the other power supplies are quite bulky. But the problem occurred is, the supply doesn't supplies minimal current to run the project. Please, help me with this problem and suggest some alternatives or amendments to be made.  I have uploaded a picture of my design.

Asked by ShuvamP 3 years ago




how to build 14v,6A dc power supply?

How to build 14v,6A dc power supply?  I want to charge dc battery of 12V to run dc motars on it

Asked by sanket492 7 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