Swap Meat

I just ran across this thing:http://www.coudal.com/swapmeat/You send them something you made, and they send you something they made. I always have stuff I made that for various reasons I don't want to keep - it's not quite up to my tweaky-high quality standards, or I changed my mind about the color, or it doesn't fit and I don't feel like working on it any more.Normally I would try this first and report my experiences, but since the deadline is Aug 31, I might not have time to ship and receive AND write up! So there it is, not a recommendation but a Mere link. I'll comment here once I've sent them something and again if I get anything back. I plan to send them a Tribble.Has anyone heard of this? Did you send anything? Did you get anything back?

Topic by rachel 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Transmission swap?

Will the manual transmission off of a 4 cylinder s10 easily replace an automatic transmission on a V6 s10 of the same year?

Question by qparker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 months ago

Carburator swap? Answered

I was wondering if it would be possible to put a different era carburetor on a 1952 Briggs and Stratton model N? The current carburetor is shot and don't want to shell out $100 for a NOS carburetor. So my thought was putting a different era carburetor on it but din't know if it would would work or if it is a good idea?

Question by Ghost Wolf 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

subaru engine swap?

Hey guys, currently just a hypothetical but wandering what issues i would be likely to encounter dropping the engine of an impreza wrx into a 93 brumby ? also thinking of the transmition?

Question by milamber 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Swapping primary drive? Answered

I have laptop with a dying seagate drive, and before it dies completely, I got a hitachi drive as a replacement. My question is, how can I copy the disk exactly onto the new drive, keeping all files and programs intact so I don't have to re-install windows. I'm guessing I can't just copy and pasts, but maybe using xcopy? I have plenty of other computers and cables to use for transferring if needed.

Question by andy70707 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


My skills include: computer OS (aka Ubuntu), misc. little crafts, and a basic knowledge of woodworking, paracord, and electronics. Here is a link to my featured Instructable What I'd like to make for someone: maybe a kool lookin' clock, from an instructable on this site =D I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L): I will make a smallish medium object 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: electronics, computer stuff, gadgets, soccer, steam plunk, jewelry (necklaces/bracelets), Antique/refurbished items. What I don't like: taxidermy, food items, lawn gnomes, pink/girly items I absolutely can't have: alcohol, and I cannot have scallops due to allergies, but I doubt that is anyone's gift idea ;) Type of thing I'd love to receive: I would like if it fits into one of my interests categories, or a surprise would be nice! Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Only if absolutely necessary. Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: yessiree bob!

Topic by your dog 8 years ago

pocket watch swap?

I bought a pocket watch with a cool case for a good price but its electronic mechanism is kind of flaky and i have been jealous of my friends mechanical watch.  so i am wondering on how hard it is to do a swap on the interior.  http://www.justmanga.com/jmcover/FMAWATCH01.jpg

Question by abadfart 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Beer Mat Collectors?

Does anyone else on instructables collect beer mats? I just started as I love ale and have seen loads of cool designs. I thought I'd post to see if anyone else on here collects and would like to swap some of their duplicates for some of mine?

Topic by Jayefuu 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Change a projector lamp to LED ?

I have an Infocus model x1 projector the lamp is burned out how can i change the lamp to use a high power LED bulb the lamp is 100-120V - 3A 50/60 Hz input I've never done this level of electronics but lamps for this thing is almost 250 bucks .... Thanks

Question by fretted 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Member gift exchange?

I just heard about imgr doing sort of a secret Santa type gift exchange for valentines day and thought that was a super cool idea. While we're probably too late for v day, maybe that would be a fun thing to put together for a "spring cleaning" maker trade. There's a lot of amazing talent on this site and I bet some of us could definitely stand to clear our workbenches of surplus or unsold projects. Each person would get the name and address of another member and send something they make, and receive something from a different person in return. I'm happy to help organize it, but I'm not sure about the best way to assign gifts since we can't just draw names out of a hat. Suggestions? And do we divide it by country so nobody has to deal with international postage, or leave it wide open? I welcome ideas and definitely would like to gauge interest.

Topic by ashleyjlong 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Mcbook LCD swap for 12inch

I am working on converting my macbook into a tablet PC, and I have everything pretty much figured out but...I was wondering if there is a way, or better yet, how i could swap the 13inch LCD with a smaller LCD.I have the LCD from a 12inch powerbook g4 on hand, and would like to use it instead of the standard 13inch screen.This will allow me more room to relocate things inside the tablet, as well as allow better fitting for everything.It will also help with the purchase of the touch screen as most touch panels I find are 12 or 15 inch.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by mbarndt 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Instructables T-shirt swap!

Hello! I have gotten a few instructables shirts from some recent contests and have 4 of the same burnt orange color. They are quite lovely but I was hoping to diversify my color collection. So if anyone has ones they would be willing to trade feel free to post of send a message! Mine are all mediums and I would really like to trade for other mediums. Thanks!

Topic by Patrick S 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Loom Knitting Swap Group

If you like to loom knit and participate in swaps then please come check out this great yahoo group where you get the best of both! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/knitmyheartloomknitting/

Topic by cathelix 6 years ago

SF Clothing Swap at CELLspace

This Saturday, January 19th, there's a clothing swap at CELLspace in San Francisco.From the swapsf website:What: Sweet! The first clothing swap of 2008!When: Saturday, January 19th, noon-3pmWhere: CELLspace (2050 Bryant St. between 18th & 19th) map How Much: $5 ($10 without clothes)Featuring: Mountains of well-organized clothing swappage! $2 wine & Trumer Pils! On-site screenprinting & tailoring! Tasty beats by poolboy & d (4handed)! Free Meth Coffee (BYOC, otherwise $2)! Absinthe candy by Lit Lollipops! Other stuff as it comes up! Leftover clothing will be donated to local charities, including Dolores Street Community Services, A Safe Place for Women, and The Stop AIDS Project.

Topic by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Swapping Rubber-Membrane for Microswitches?

Is it possible to convert a button from using a rubber contact to using a microswitch? The intent I have in mind is to take the buttons on a GBA and make them more like those on the SP/DSi/3DS, but the idea could be applied to any instance of squishy rubber-contacts.My best guess of how to go about this would be to trace the positive and negative leads into the switch on the circuitboard, then to somehow break that connection and reroute them into the microswitch by soldering wires to them. I need to go double-check the leads are available on the particular board I'm working with, and I wanted to test the general theory using a cheaper board like a TV remote.Any thoughts?

Question by Oi27 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Swap: my tea envelopes for ... surprise me!

I'm offering a big fat bag full of tea envelopes to someone who is willing to send me... something fun. Make me an offer and see if I'll bite. I probably will. I'm in the Netherlands, but this offer is international. The envelopes are empty: there is no tea included in this offer. Many people like to use these colourful envelopes to make stuff, like cards. The picture is only a sample. The envelope you'll be getting will really be fat. There will be different tea brands present, and different flavours, but also many of the same brand and flavour so you can make a pattern. You'll find mainly Dutch and German brands. Any takers?

Topic by Moem 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Can i swap out my processor?

My family just got a new computer. However, the processor on the new one sucks compared to the old one. Old processor: AMD Phenom x4 9100e quad core processor New Processor: AMD Athlon II 170u processor is my old processor compatible with my new computer? How do i swap them out?  what risks are involved? will any data be messed up? please help...

Question by quellek2 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Electronics store catalog swap anyone? Jaycar for Radioshack or similar.? Answered

Would anyone like to swap a 2012 Jaycar Electronics catalog ( brand new from store ) for a Radioshack catalog if there is one? Jaycar catalog contains roughly 500 pages and costs $3.95AU. It would interest me to see prices and component / device differences between countries. If Radioshack catalog is not available, any similar will do fine as long as it has components, tools, devices etc. Standard electronics. www.jaycar.com.au if anyone wants to see the catalog online ( but I HATE online catalogs! )

Question by AtomRat 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Bacon is good for you!

You may have seen this already, but I hadn't.

Topic by lemonie 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Is there a easy way to hotswap a x box i tried a couple of ways

I need a way to hot swap a xbox i tried the way it shows on this site but i get to the part where i have to update the script and when i save it to the folder it does not ask me if i want to overwrite it.it just adds a new ndure in the folder along with the old one i tried like ten times help me plaese

Question by bmeggitt1985 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Electronic Swap Program -- Intrest Poll

Muff and I are in t3h (hehe) process of trading a few parts, he sent me some stuff I needed, I'm going to send him some stuff that he'll need.Anyway, it brought up an idea: An Electronic Swap Program!It'd work where you'd send stuff that you have tons of to someone, and they'd send you stuff they have. This is really a great way to get stuff you need -- and the parts end up being cheaper, since you try to send parts that you have in bulk. (Its cheaper to buy in 1K quanities than 1)I'm just trying to see if theres interest. The plan, ATM, would be something like this:Send parts and $2** to me I use $2** to send you a mix of what people, and myself, have donated.You get parts and are happy. (happy or die!)**Outside of USA: I'd probably have you guys go online to our postal service's site, and buy the postage for me, and send it to me to print out. Or just send me more monies.(You end up paying postage both ways)$2 is just a guess on how much it'd cost. Muff's package to me cost $1.14 -- so $2 seems about right.If you're interested, or have a suggestion, lemme know!

Topic by zachninme 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Can someone please do an 'ible on a Honda Ruckus Gy6 swap?

I am crazy N00B to doing moto mods, but I love the honda ruckus and would love to be able to do the Gy6 swap to a 150cc engine with the extended back end...maybe even a fat boy design.  if someone could give a breakdown on how to do that and all the possible mods, explaining their function?  That would be awesome and rock my world.  Thanks!

Question by coopgrl88 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

New/swapped columns in Instructables -- restored

On Monday 8 Feb 2010, I wrote: I'm not sure that I like the swapped page layout -- with the author info, staff feature options, and so forth on the left side.  Since English is read left-to-right, this means that administrative info is given "top billing", while the actual Instructable content is relegated to second place.  It also means that some of that content is cut off of the viewer's display, depending on how they have chosen to size their browser window.  The fact that I'bles makes assumptions about browser size and shape is, of course, wrong in the first place, but the new layout makes that wrongness even more obvious to the casual user. UPDATE:  Tuesday morning, 9 Feb 2010, the administrative info is back on the right side of the page.

Topic by kelseymh 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Swap Search Engine - Save Rainforest's

Http://ecosia.org/ This website is a search engine just like Google or Bing, However this website saves the planet Search engines like Google place relevant ads alongside the search results, when you click these links the company earns money. To power these searches the company must have massive servers which consume vast amounts of energy and produce a lot of CO2. Now, When you search using Ecosia you can save 2m2 of rainforest per search, this is because Ecosia donates 80% of their profits to the WWF. The WWF work in places like south america protecting rainforests and their inhabitants. Also Ecosia's servers run on 100% green energy, this means they don't release any CO2 and help to reduce climate change. "Ecosia is an independent, non-profit website. At least 80% of our search income goes to a rainforest protection program run by WWF, which uses this money for the sustainable protection of rainforests." I admit it, when I first saw this I thought "nice idea, the search will be rubbish though" BUT i spent about 15 minutes comparing search results with google and bing, trying to find news articles or products and I found that the search engine is actually really good, it sometimes had even better results. You dont have to go to the website every time you want to search, you can install the search box in you browser, it's not a stupid toolbar, it just goes where your google box is now. Here are some stats Total Rainforest Saved rainforest area that has so far been saved by your searches 6,208,793 yd² Total Incoming Searches number of searches so far conducted with ecosia 2,629,518 Saved Rainforest Per Search the average rainforest area saved by one search 2.36 yd² Active Ecosia Users people who have accessed ecosia within the last 24h 27,256 WATCH THIS VIDEO, it explains everything in more detail and has more stats.  :) Frequently Asked Questions; http://ecosia.org/faq.php Search; http://ecosia.org/ Install search-box; http://ecosia.org/install.php So, if you can, switch to Ecosia, Its just as good searching and they are supporting a fantastic cause /eco-warrior

Topic by =SMART= 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How it is possible to power up a 12V device using only 5V?

I had a power outage some time ago, and needed to use the internet for university search. i was with my notebook, EEEPC 1000H with 4 hours of batt. my internet is over a cable and it uses 12V for power; i had a cable for my external dvd reader (ad/dc pin to USB)that fitted into the modem, and i plugged it into my usb. it worked very well. however, the notebook started to heat up slowly, and the battery indicator dropped from 4:00 to 2:00; this was safe to do? could it damaged my notebook? how can be possible 12V into 5V?

Question by Shiron 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How might one put a larger pipe where a small is?

I have a mazda protege and my buddy has a old pipe that was kicking around put its quite a bit larger how might I go about hooking that bad boy up?

Question by CrawdadMan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can 2n3773 be swapped with 2n3055 as an output transistor?

Can I swap 2n3773 in this circuit: http://www.electronica-pt.com/circuitos/en/audio-amplifiers/44-audio-amplifier-90-100w-with-2n3773.html

Question by Davis Lambert 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

4x 1gb DDR laptop memory SWAP

I have 4 1gb ddr laptop memory modules and 20 memory coolers for pc ram id swap for electronics parts (ICs, leds, resistors etc etc) scotland uk

Topic by sasarchiver 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Is this CMO chip compatible with this one for hot swapping?

For those who may it concern, thanks if you can help.So, I have recently found another CMO chip, one strangely on an old modem + audio card, and I want to use it use it on an motherboard I'm going to flash (fear of failure, so I'm going to hot swap with another one it if I can). I'm not an professional in chips, so I'd like to see if anyone can help me out here.Here is the two CMO chips (both are 32 pin PDIP):On the card: AM29F010-90PChttp://www.datasheetcatalog.org/datasheet/AdvancedMicroDevices/mXxzrq.pdfAnd on motherboard: SST29EE020http://www.ourchip.com/NZILIAO/chips/memory/29EE020.pdfThe motherboard using: GA-6BXChttp://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=1445The only slight difference I've had notice is that the card one had 1MB of memory and pin 30 is not used, while the other is 2MB of memory and does use pin 30. The BIOS awards, updated to the current beta version, and as well I think 1MB is enough room for the flashing (I hope).

Question by BIO Wolf 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how do I put my swap cooler on a thermostat ?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

where can you buy swap magic from for ps2?


Question by bam21 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

GPS question: Swapping a SirfstarII chipset with a SirfstarIII chipset

Does anyone know if it's possible to swap out a GPS chipset with a different one? I have a broken GPS with a SirfstarIII chipset, and I also have a Pharos iGPS-360. The Pharos uses a sirfstarII chipset, which really blows. So is it possible to swap out the SiftstarII with the Sirfstar III?

Topic by LuckyTripleSeven 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

processor swap AMDC-50 FOR AMD ATHION 64 2X?

Can i swap the amd athion 64 2x out of my acer aspire 5517 that crashed and put it in my compaq presario cq57 that now has amd c-50 1.00 ghz?

Question by GaryS51 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Is it possible to do a transmission swap auto to manual on Lexus is250?

I have a 2007 Lexus is250 and was wanting to do a transmission swap to make it a manual it is rear wheel drive car and just figured it would be fun to make maunal

Question by gunnerc1 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

how do i safely swap computer power supplys ?

gonna be doing it outside on a plastic patio table. how can i ground the system and myself so i don't get bitten ? then, what are the proper steps to swap it out ? thanks. i pretty much narrowed it down to something in the power supply after the last question, so thank you all for the help

Question by redwoodschef 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Home Exchange?

Has anyone had any experience with a home exchange for a vacation where home owners swap houses to save on expenses and have a nicer place to stay while on a holiday? Do you know which sites are best, do you know what questions I should ask? 

Question by Ninzerbean 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Swapping out a lead acid electric bike battery for a Lithium Ion one.

Hi folks. I have a fairly old but still quite serviceable Thompson Euro Classic electric bike that runs on a 36v lead acid electric battery pack with a brushless motor. I've just been offered a 36v lithium ion bike battery that I would love to use but I'm not too sure if it would be the right choice, my main reason for the change is simply weight consideration, the current battery pack comprises of three 12v batteries and weighs in at a hefty 28lb the replacement weighs a little under 4lb, this would very obviously make quite a difference in the bikes 87lb overall weight. However weight isn't the only consideration, I would like to extend the range of my bike and with a little work and some suitable wiring and a couple of switches I could quite easily use the battery as a second power source for longer rides, I fitted a large plastic  tool box onto a rear carrier when I first bought the bike which would easily accommodate the battery or I could possibly even add an external carrier for it behind the seat, the current battery is good for around fifteen to twenty miles depending on how many hills I hit & how much I feel like pedalling, I hoping that an additional battery would double the range meaning I could rely on it to visit nearby towns without having to worry about finding somewhere I can give the battery a booster charge. My main worry is about damage to the motor, I know very little about electric bike motors and having read so many stories about these batteries suffering from overheating problems and even catching fire I am more than a little concerned I could damage to my only transport, I usually ride motorcycles but thanks to a couple of health issues I'm currently grounded so apart from walking which can be pretty limiting this bike is my only way to get around without spending a fortune on public transport I'm looking for advice from people who know about electric bikes and their motors who could give me some simple advice in layman's terms on how to proceed, please don't blind me with all sorts of technical jargon as it really wouldn't help, I'm not stupid it just isn't my field of expertise. Thanks in advance for your help. NG.

Topic by Nostalgic Guy 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Error in Coffee Contest

I just wanted to let you know that the prize pictures for the Coffee Contest were swapped for the Grand prize and the Second place. Just wanted to let you know because it can be deceiving.

Topic by Mottr 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Hammer 1 TB USB external; 8 hours use, computer fails to recognize; grinding sounds also. Can I recover the media?

Have two identical Hammer 1 TB units; initially, worked wells, decent speed.  After loading about 300gb on one, it failed to be recognized by my desktop.  Given the price, I am considering opening it, going into the Toshiba HD inside and swapping the media to the second Hammer drive that functions well.  Any tips, advice, prior experience on media swap on Toshiba HD's?  Suggestions, screams, humor, all are welcome!

Question by ohanahelo 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Replacement minibike engine? Answered

I have a 2006 Mini Baja Minibike(http://www.bajamotorsports.com/categories/minibikes/products/WR65_baja-warrior-mini-bike) with more than a few problems. As of now, it won't even start, and I can't find the problem. I've cleaned anywhere that fuel goes, air filter, exhaust, and adjusted the carb,  it still doesn't start. When it was running, it didn't even idle. So I'm wondering, would an engine swap with this: http://www.harborfreight.com/engines-generators/gas-engines/212-cc-ohv-horizontal-shaft-gas-engine-epa-69730.html engine work? It seems almost identical; but I"m not sure.

Question by The Dark Lord 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Upgrading the Charging Capabilities of an Android

I would like to know how difficult it would be to swap out the charging port on an S4 for the new hyper charging ports on the new Droid Turbo. I know there is not a lot of free space with in the cell for mods. And I am assuming that the hyper charger is smaller. That being said the tools for a repair swap out do not seem that difficult to master. What else would be needed to make this project successful, a power converter? Basically I want to see if its possible to take the outdated cells people would normally throw away or trade and mod them into something of desire for a cheaper price. Thank you for your time Instructable Community 

Topic by Ragestine 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

IDE dock?

Anyone have ideas on how to make a hard drive swapping dock for IDE drives? The only ones I've been able to find are all for SATA, except a Sharkoon SATA with an IDE port, and that seems to be available only in the UK.

Question by brandegor 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Turn a thunderbird into an electric?

Hey any ideas? It's a '96 with a v8 engine. Frankly, I'll be more impressed with an electric motor. I know it's not the ideal car to do this with, but I want to give it a try anyway.

Topic by firedragoon8605 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Upgrading wireless card? Answered

I bought an Atheros wireless-N mini PCI-E card for an HP DV7 series laptop, to replace the Broadcom wireless-G card, however, when installed, I just get a bios error "unsupported network card". I removed it and restarted with the original card and it works fine. I trhen tried installing the card live, and it detected it and installed the software, but then BSOD (my first one for Windows 7 actually), so I swapped back to the original card again. I then installed the card in the secondary bay, live, and it installed the drivers successfully, but when swapped with the original card again (the wires don't reach to the other bay), it failed to boot again. How can I replace the original card?

Question by andy70707 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Is there an Emerald theme manager equivalent for Windows Vista?

I know that Linux has a theme manager called Emerald, which allows for easily swapping between different themes for the entire PC. Is there a Windows Version/ Equivalent?

Question by The Daft 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I swap my 400hps for a 600hps, temperature raise do 33c, 34celcios, im thinking on buying a coolshade , have exaust 4", im looking betuin 22c and 28c, is it possible to get this or im wasting money? THANKS  RICARDO

Question by ricardosynaps 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

multiple console configeration?

What would be the best way to set up a tv to be able to switch between xbox 360, wii, nes, snes, nintendo 64, playstation 1 & 2, sega, sega mega drive and game cube, without needing to swap cords each time you change consoles?

Question by Rebelist 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

1381-J replacement for Miller Solar Engine?

I know BEAM robotics have fallen out of style a bit, but I hope someone is still mucking about with them because they are super cool.  I am working on a Miller Solar Engine and trying to find a replacement for the 1381-J voltage trigger. I tried out the DS1817. It was recommended to me by one the technicians at Digi-Key as a replacement for the MN1381-J and on paper it looks like a good swap, but in the circuit it is just not resetting once the voltage drops.  I have it breadboarded and I can stick the 1381 in it and it works perfectly.  When swapped with the DS1817 it triggers once the top voltage is reached, but then never resets (it just drains forever.)  I double-checked the component type to make sure it was just not a miss shipment of the wrong item, but it checks out.  And I tried swapping the DS1817 component out thinking that I just had a dud (or 5) but it does not seem to help.  Any thoughts? Here are the data sheets on the 2 items. http://datasheets.maximintegrated.com/en/ds/DS1817.pdf http://www.semicon.panasonic.co.jp/ds4/SAG00003CEM_discon.pdf one bit of weirdness I already figured out is that the 1381 looks like it has a different 1-2-3 pin out sequence at the top of the PDF but it turns out it does not at the bottom.

Topic by kaczchris 5 years ago  |  last reply 8 months ago

Spell checker

I was going to put this in bugs, but its really a feature request.  Feedback I guess? Does the WYSIWYG editor support custom dictionary additions?  It would be nice if it didn't attempt to correct the name of the website. It would also be nice if I could swap it to British English, but I'm used to being second guessed now! Thanks

Topic by ratMoose 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago