Some questions about rubber

I was wondering what kinds of paints work the best on rubber. I'm talking about heavy-duty, solid rubber. I'd like to age an object made of this without hurting it and I was just curious as to the best way to go about doing it. Also, what type of glue would work best with it.

Posted by Mal Kapwn 7 years ago


Bass(think outside the box)

Hehehehe BASS!!!!!!!!! whats your favorite lure? favorite reel? favorite rod??? even favorite color hook(if applicable) and if you are that "unexperienced" as to have no idea what i am talking about, Bass is a type of freshwater fish. probably the most sought after too. google "large mouth bass" if you are still lost....

Posted by ledzep567 10 years ago


Kiteman is actually Mike Rowe!

Kiteman is actually Mike Rowe! All that talk about him being (censored) and living in (censored) and having (censored) is FALSE, as proved by this ad! It pops up all over the place. I mean, really, look at the pictures. The conclusion is a foregone one. It's inescapable. But they do look scarily alike...

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


Knex wars

Well here it is a shiny new forum were you can talk about knex wars. Me and my friends generally have one each month so you can expect a recap of each one. Also I would love to hear what you guys get up to.

Posted by Fred the Penguin 9 years ago


Wireless button to talk to computer

Hello, I'm running some sessions with a multi-abled theatre group of kids and we want to create a piece of interactive dance. Each kids will carry a couple of buttons and when they press them they send a signal wirelessly to a computer nearby which is running the dance program connected to a projector so the kids can see what they are doing. So pressing their button could change the colour of the kids projection from red to blue.  I think I need to use a microcontroller inside a button but am not sure which one - cheap and small - bluetooth or wifi? How do I get the button press program onto the microcontroller? Finally how does the computer hear the signal? The dance program is written in Processing.  Is there a project that is similar? I've searched for lots of things but can't find exactly what I need. Thanks The kids will enjoy this Tim

Posted by GeneticM 1 year ago


K'NEX Riot Shield

I've had this idea for a while, and I am kinda assuming that it is a pretty bad one, but do any of you think that a K'NEX riot shield would be of any use? At least, in an out door K'NEX war? If it could withstand a 5 rubber banded oodammo from a TR8, would it even have a chance of being used? And, keep in mind, I'm not talking about making a cheaply done K'NEX shield like the ones we've all seen here on instructables, I'm talking about a good quality, sturdily built, K'NEX riot shield. What do you guys think? (this forum topic was written in haste, grammar and punctuation are not of the best) -The Red Book of Westmarch (which, when shortened, comes to TRBoW, which probably means that I should build a turreted bow)

Posted by The Red Book of Westmarch 3 years ago


Ten year old boy builds a snow machine!

"WEST LINN, Ore. - Talk about ingenuity - a 10-year-old boy built his own snow machine and filled his backyard with enough snow to make it look like a blizzard had blown through."Read More...3 feet of snow in one night!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


Welcome to Super Capacitors!

First off, I know this goes to the whole front page, but this is posted in the Super Capacitor group, just so you know. Welcome to the people who joined my group! If anybody has any cool projects or ideas, please post and talk about them! Also if you know of any good deals for capacitors, please tell!

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


Maker Faire 2008 Austin Who is Going?

Hey everbody, Maker Faire Austin is just around the corner! I am going to be there in steampunk style on my scooter on the 18th. So I was wondering who is going? I would like to talk to some other Makers/Ibleres while there.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 9 years ago


Auto-Renewed and don't want

Hi there, I just got notification through paypal that my subscription was automatically renewed for a year.  I initially joined as research for a project and that project is now over - I don't need or want another year's subscription.  How can I get my money back?  How can I talk to a person? Thanks Marissa

Posted by tptscigirls 8 years ago


Traffic signal controller - do you recognize this device?

Do you recognize this device? Is it a traffic signal controller? I saw this guy standing at a busy intersection, and it appeared he was controlled the traffic signals. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to talk with him, but I did get a picture to investigate later. Do you recognize the device?

Posted by ewilhelm 5 years ago


Why Pro members are better than regular members. Just hear me out on this one.

Gotcha. ;) Bwahaha they think that's what we're talking about anyway... Keep your shirt on, after a bit I'll ask someone to move it to show it's all in fun. :P Meantime enjoy the butterfly...

Posted by Lithium Rain 8 years ago


Spam is getting too much

I usually flag the upcoming spam as I find it but for the last few days the numbers of foreign spam is increasing on a daily base. You can't really tell which onces you already flagged and I can't be bothered with them anymore. There was talk about filters in regards to asian languages, seems someone forgot to install them....

Posted by Downunder35m 2 years ago


I'll be gone Monday to Wednesday. 12 hour premature return FTW!

For reasons that I am to lazy to talk about, I won't be able to get on a computer from Monday to Wednesday.  I will return Thursday. That is all. Oh, and I still will be here for the remainder of Saturday and Sunday. EDIT:  I'm back, 12 hours early.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago


The new solution for airport security troubles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So i saw this ad on ibles and guess what?it's what i was talking about in my other forum about airport security!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you can get pre-screened to pass through the hassle we know as airport security!!!!!!!!no more long lines!!!!!!!!this very extremely wonderful thing

Posted by AnarchistAsian 9 years ago


Solar, Wind, or Water Power: What is your green energy source?

From solar to aquatic, what are your forms of renewable energy? Any new ideas? I know another post in the "Green" topic talked about a gravity-powered LED lamp. What next?

Posted by KKremke 4 years ago


Ipod touch 5

So all the talk and youtube videos are making apples ipod touch 5 look amazing. With 5 color choices, a-5 chip, siri, better battery, better cameras, and so much more it is got to be great. So i say all that to ask when it comes out "Will you buy it".

Posted by ThePregergater 5 years ago


How can I transport water up into a tank that is 10m vertically above?

Hi Instructablers, As what mentioned in the topic, I am thinking of transporting water from my leaking pipe back into my tank which is roughly 10m above? Lets not talk about replacing the leaking pipe. Help help help! 

Posted by kelvintoys 3 years ago


Natural light for fixing sleep problems?

Saw this over at LifeHack.org - guy talking about using blue light to fix up his sleep patterns. In the comments someone reckons instead of spending $200 on a light one could make one using off-the-shelf LEDs. Anyone got any thoughts, or better yet, instructable?! Oh, you could buy such a light here.

Posted by TinyPirate 11 years ago


Suggestion for a new contest or at least ideas on reusing....

I would like to see a contest rewarding the best idea for repurposing aluminum screw-top cans! There are some brilliant people out there that should be able to come up with great ideas to keep these out of landfills. Budweiser and Coors cans are the ones I am talking about. Thanks for considering this, Fatgnat

Posted by fatgnat 11 months ago


stuck on updating library

Trying to load the LAST image and I'm stuck in the updating mode. I've cleared the cache, I've tried to create a dummy instructable. But hello, the image comes up in this message. I know it's there, but it sure doesn't want to show up where I want it. Maybe I'll just insert a link to the help page. Talk me down.

Posted by Dr. P 5 years ago


Welcome to the Pro Members Forum!

Currently the Pro Members forum only has one category. What are the sorts of things you'd like to talk about here? Pro Features you'd like us to develop? The inside scoop on Randy's next secret project? Let us know, and we'll create a handful of categories to keep it organized. Thanks for going pro!

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Dystopia is dead :(

Unfortunately, as I ran out of pieces while building Dystopia, I just had two opportunities: 1st: buy more pieces 2nd: take it down Shadowman39 talked me into taking it down. I just made some pics of the parallel arm lift in the hope someone might rebuild it.

Posted by Sorunome 6 years ago


Digg.com founder validates veracity of Instructables

There is a web show called Diggnation. (You can also download it through Tivo). The show is two guys sitting on a couch, with laptops, talking about highly rated articles on Digg.com. The guys are Kevin Rose: founder of Digg, and Alex Albrecht: Kevin's co-host on "Screensavers" which ran on the defunct TechTV Network. They are both funny guys, talk freely - usually with the help of a few beers - and just have a lot of fun talking about these strange, cool, or funny articles. Warning: It is a web show so if you go there, realize you may hear the f-word and some topics are risquè. On Episode 234: "Why Your Mom Should Not Watch Diggnation" one story was "Best Man Rigs Newlyweds’ Bed To Tweet During Sex". At one point they question the veracity of the man's claim saying they think he may have just wrote the tweets, and not actually rigged the bed to send tweets. This portion starts around 41:00 Kevin: (maybe it is) "just writing, unless he is ultra geeky. Who is going to devise a pressure plate with the power to send out ..." Alex: "He based it on an article. He said 'Before I go any further I should say 90% (of the tech is ripped from http://bit.ly/kvALJ) ...' " Alex clicks on link Kevin: "Oh it's an Instructables article. Done. I believe it. " Alex: "The Twittering Office Chair" It was cool that he immediately believed it was real after finding out the tech came from Instructables.  

Posted by SFHandyman 8 years ago


Whale hunting season, begins again...

Just interested in how "ible" members felt, about Japanese whaler's entering protected zones for the purpose of research.. This is also the first year they will be escorted by an Australia research vessel to gather documentation to use against this process. The fleet has recently set sail for our southern water's with the intention of harvesting humbacks for the first time in decade's. The Australia Anti whaling vessel's, as usual should provide for an interesting event... So what I'd like to know is, since the rest of the world say's NO to whaling why do we not as global power's tell the Japanese to cease... I'm not talking everthing, but atleast during migratory season when they are in sanctuary's and sitting duck's... STOP TALKING ABOUT IT AND STOP WHALING NOW!! Whale can't taste that good, make a synthetic version like fake crab.... fake whale... they need to wake up and deal with it... they are not theirs to take. They are our's, so leave them alone...!!

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


Best of the Smallest

No I'm not talking about those annoying one shot noob guns. I'm talking about true trigger, multi-shot, pistols that are decent for their size. What are your best tiny guns? I want to see just how small a gun can get and still keep a good amount of features. Mine is based off of the TDS. It loads 5 dark greys, has a true trigger, and features a firing pin lock. Let's see if you can beat that! I'm JK I'm sure someone will. I made my gun only to be as small as posible so it shoots only like...2 yards/meters depending on the rubberbands. And if anyone hasn't then I also have a mini challenge. Let's see who can make the smallest slide action pistol with a magazine!Also for anyone wanting to build the Mini TDS visit https://www.instructables.com/id/the-dunkinis-mini-tds/Thanks knexsuperbulderfreak!

Posted by TheDunkis 10 years ago


eTextile Lounge: Featured Project for Tuesday 21 June: Touch Glove

Tuesday 21 June 2011 8PM denver time The innovator of the Touch Glove Instructable will talk about her project on the eTextile Lounge. Join us Tuesday's at 8PM on lynne bruning's uStream channel for eTextile tips, tricks and innovations.

Posted by Lynne Bruning 7 years ago


How to create local YouTube or other flash-based videos?

I'm giving a talk about Instructables and user-innovation this week and want to show some videos people have embedded in their Instructables via YouTube, GoogleVideo, etc... How can I create a local version of the video so I can show it without internet access, or, even better, embed it in a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation?

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


for sale: illustrator sgi paintball gun/marker(just gun)

In perfect condition and  it uses co2, blue, has a fore grip air reduser for better shooting if anybody is interested please leave a comment, selling for around $100 although we can maybe talk the price down a little bit.as of 6/13/10(this is not my gun in the pic but looks exactly like it.

Posted by shdsteel 8 years ago


isntructables fansite is launched

The istructable fansite has now been launched using social go i would like every member of ibles to join http://instructables-fansite.socialgo.com here you can talk about everything from new porjects to well anything.... so far i am a admin but overtime i will add other people and eric will be one of them many thanks, sharlston

Posted by sharlston 8 years ago


Water Rocket Launchers

Water rockets are fairly new to water warrior technology. To reduce our carbon footprint, water rockets are built using plastic bottles. This forum topic talks about the operation of standard water rockets and launchers, how they can be used in a water war, construction of water rocket launchers, rockets, and add-ons like water balloons on the tips of rockets, ammo clips, and grips as well.

Posted by MattGyver92 9 years ago


Quantum Minigolf

Hi!http://www.quantum-minigolf.org/Remember I was talking about how it is to play golf in the quantum world during the show and tell at squid labs? For a popular science presentation, my friend Friedemann came up with the idea of implementing a simulation of quantum minigolf: virtual quantum minigolf by tracking a real golf club and projecting the golf ball on the ground. Credits for the original ideas and for the excellent realization go to him!Best wishes, Matthias

Posted by mgoerner 11 years ago


Notes?

Hi Instructables Team, Do you think you can add "notes" onto the user's profile? I quite often have things to remember about instructables... like not to forget to vote someone's instructables, plans to make a new instructable, and that sort of thing. It would help me a lot if you can do it! :-) And I edited this image to give you an idea what I am talking about.

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago


Calling Canadian Tatters

Did you or someone you know learn tatting (shuttle or needle) with my or any Instructable or online video? Are you Canadian and preferably around 30 or younger? If so there's a journalist in Canada working on a magazine article and she would love to talk to you. You can message me for contact information and please share if you know someone who might fit. Thanks!

Posted by TotusMel 6 years ago


Delorean Time Machine

Hi guys, I would just like to ask for some tips/advice/suggestions on how to build a Delorean Time Machine (as featured in Back To The Future). I'm not talking about an actual scale model - decent ornament size will do, to be displayed on a shelf. It would be cool to include some fancy electronics inside of it. Perhaps a digital alarm clock?

Posted by nuendo 9 years ago


Old ways of wood working and building.

I am into learning how to build furniture and structures in the way it was done in the past. I.E with out nails and with hand tools because I find that these old ways produce very high quality furnite, and because I like the rough look. Dose anyone know of any good books websites forums etc that talk about this kind of thing?

Posted by Sedgewick17 10 years ago


New to LEDs, need to wire lots of them

I've never worked with LED lights before.  I'm putting on a show and I want to have lots of little points of light in space in a dark theater.  I'm talking hundreds of them.  I considered fiber optics, but that started looking way too expensive.  Is it possible with LEDs?  Is it expensive?  How to I learn how to do it?

Posted by CameronS56 2 years ago


Sea urchins inspire pencil-tip sculptures

Sculptor Jen Maestre's super-cool sculptures reportedly were initially inspired by sea urchins. The artist takes colored pencis, saws the sharpened tips off, and drills a hole through each one individually so they can be stitched together. Talk about dangerous art!'''Link''' via the Daily Mail

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago


What to do when you Ibles is down

I've been getting the 503 error (No server available to process your request) a lot. I just noticed that the chat room is still available if you were already there.g this becauseBasically, I'm saying this, so people can talk through the chat room if Ibles is down for any reason

Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago


On-camera engineer or rigger in LA area

Engineer, Machinist, Rigger or really clever Tinkerer who can be themselves on camera for a new Spike TV show about warriors throughout history. Position would entail talking about and setting up tests for weapons in fight laboratory. May be asked about their opinion on certain show content. Need someone between 25-35 due to their viewing figures.

Posted by rokada 9 years ago


Maker Faire This Weekend!

Is anyone going to be even close to Austin this weekend? If so, drop by our booth and say "hi" on Saturday or Sunday. We'd love to talk to you and give you some stickers. Our stuff is already heading out on a big ol' truck, but Canida and I will be heading out later this week to see what Austin, Texas has to offer and bask in the Texas atmosphere. Hope to see you there.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Test gun measurments on computer before building

I trying to find a program that was posted on an instructable that lets u input the measurements of the gun your trying to build and it tells u how effective it would be. I used to have it on my computer but lost it when I formated my computer. If you know what I'm talking about please post a link to the program.

Posted by ps3_soldier 10 years ago


Nankin Tamasudare

I would like to know how to make the traditional Japanese Storytelling Mat known as Nankin Tamasudare. I wanted one for myself but for some reason they are priced at hundreds of dollars here in the USA. They can only be found at sellers of "magic supplies". Here is a link to what I am talking about  http://muza-chan.net/japan/index.php/blog/nankin-tamasudare. Can anyone help? Ed

Posted by ehagins 3 years ago


Login Successful

Every Friday night at 7 P.M. EST www.Loginsuccessful.net has a show that talks about recent events so don't miss it. Because of technical difficulties we have moved the show to tonight at 7 P.M. EST. Your probably asking what is www.loginsuccessful.net? Well, it is a growing forum and live web cast. So be sure to tune in to night at 7 P.M. EST on www.loginsuccessful.net!

Posted by irish death1 9 years ago


BLAZE106.COM LOOKING FOR DEEJAYS

We are a radio station on blaze106.com based in england.. we are 24 hours a day, listed on the tunein app too just search blaze106.. im steve the station manager.... our aim is to get to a point where we can allocate people login details to our server to broadcast from their own home..... untill we get to this level we are trying to buld up a big following.... we are looking for ANY kind of urban sets... to be pre recorded and hosted, with you or your boy talking , shouting out our website, twitter facebook, aswell as obviously self promotion your own thing.... sets have to be in hour segments , NO LESS THAN 60MIN , AND NO MORE THAN 63 sets will be two hours , if your require longer holla at me and we can talk ... if anyones interested hit me up at blaze106online @ gmail.com and ill hit you with all the details.... so you know its all legit checkout the station. blaze106.com

Posted by blaze106 5 years ago


Squid Labs Tour with Christy, Corwin, and Eric

Here's an old video I found starring Corwin, Christy and me talking about some of the stuff we did at Squid Labs. It was filmed in 2004 and early 2005 - we don't mention Instructables, because we hadn't started it yet! Hope you enjoy: When you're done here, check out this one starring Tim.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Hello all, i am happy to help in Chinese language.

Hi all, happy to be here and find so many instructables. This is Hina from China/ I love exploring so many different things and i am full of energy to explore new things. For the moment, i think i can help is to help you in Chinese language.  Feel free to talk to me. Have a nice day!

Posted by hinaqin 3 years ago


Advertise-ible?

I have an rss feed from -ible to my reader. I've noticed that there are lots of -ibles that seem like thinly veiled ads.  They talk about a secific 'brand' to solve a problem which I think makes the whole point of the site useless. Is this just because the website can't screen it, is within the guidelines or is a revenue stream for the site. I'm fine with anything, just as long as I can expect as such.

Posted by fefrie 6 years ago


Instructables member 'Nepheron' has left the site

Member 'Nepheron' has decided to withdraw from the community, unexpectedly. He deleted most of his instructables and removed information from the rest, rendering them useless. The only one left is Sugru metal casting. It mentions on his profile that he no longer wishes to participate in the community... Has anyone talked with him or have information on why he left?

Posted by nickodemus 7 years ago


Like/Dislike button for comments.

Hello, I had an idea for the comments. There should be a like/dislike button for the comments. It would work similar to facebook, you vote once, but you can un-vote also. I have posted a picture to show you what I am talking about. Oh and PS, it would not post the like/dislike to your wall if you actually do have a facebook. 

Posted by beanieostrich 7 years ago