So on my computer it says its 8:50am then when i post a comment it says its 5:50 am so does anyone know why?
Posted by Easy Button 11 years ago
I heard on the radio today that TIME TRAVEL was possible. Itll only set you back 10 trillon $. You can only go forward in time but then you can go back if they make one that can go back in time in the future. (like mysterio) ooooooo-weeeeee-oooooooo edit:better grammer and puncuation and cool sound effect.
Posted by ich bin ein pyro 11 years ago
Could anyone help me with that time /magic fountain https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Time-Fountain-Also-know-as-Magic-Fountain/ What do i have to do with this information "The transistor (2N1711) can handle a maximum current of 500 mA"? could you also tell me wich potentiometer i should use and how i have to control the leds with them?
Posted by itge13 6 years ago
Just noticed that instead of the usual hours I now see a lot of time stamps in minutes. Looks a bit weird to see "Last posting -285 minutes ago". I don't mind a challenge every now and then but is it a feature or a bug that we get minutes instead of hours now?
Posted by Downunder35m 4 years ago
Well that forum on time travel got me thinking...How We Could "Discover" Time TravelWrite down, carve on stone, burn into our memory, tatoo on my back, or something, that if/when time travel comes into exsistence, someone needs to travel back in time to a specific time and date in our near future (Instructables Control Tower, New Years 2008 would be a good time/place). If everyone were to record this, eventually someone/s might do so, meaning that a time traveler might turn up at Instructables HQ on New Year's. I personally intend to attempt to do so, or at least get my future kids to:)Anyways, if a good number of people do exactly this, there might be quite a congregation at Instructables on New Year's. Or of course, no one might turn up at all...
Posted by KentsOkay 11 years ago
Guys i got an idea but dont have the resources. i was wondering if we could join a nichrome wire to the wires that connect to the speaker of an alarm clock ,dat way we could fix the time when we want the wire too burn and thus putting a simple cracker near the contraption would give us a timebomb.any one interested in collaborating in such an instructable pleasecontact me. thank you
Posted by blckthng 10 years ago
After showing off something that I've worked on or made there will be someone, usually anonymous on the internet, who will say, "This guy clearly has too much time on his hands."Yet these same people will gladly spend hours on blogs or on digg making comments. If there was ever a worthless way to throw away your voice online, commenting on digg is one of the best. Or maybe youtube. There's no point to that for anyone.For me it's a matter of priorities. I don't watch TV and only occasionally watch movies. I think that for many people it's possible to get free time. The hard part is deciding which way to use it. People are clearly willing to spend it on distractions. It was recently announced that the average WoW player spends 17 hours a week online. And according to the A.C. Nielsen Co. the average TV viewer watches 28 hours a week. That's a lot of building time.So when someone says that I have a lot of time on my hands I can just laugh and know that I'm putting my time where I want to. It helps that I don't have kids, I know, but there are many others in the same situation as myself who work hard on keeping up on their cultural knowledge and that's about it.Time to make something new.
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
I'm not sure how I managed it, possibly it's a result of running the washing machine, tumble dryer and my coffee machine simultaneously, but I appear to be posting from seven and a quarter hours in the future. Check out the image below for proof... Or maybe it was csharyk's fault? He's interested in woowoo tech, maybe he pulled me in after something he did elsewhere / elsewhen? Update: it's spreading! (second image) (I think I'll move this thread to Bugs) (If it's important, I made that screenshot at about 10:13am, UK time)
Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago
I live in a narrow road with high walls each side. Getting my car out of the gateway is therefore a problem because I have to stick the bonnet out into the road before I can see that it is clear. So I bought a 12 volt LED flashing beacon to put on the top of the wall at my gate. Now I need a device which will run the beacon for about 20/30 seconds after I push a button, giving me time to get into my car and edge out. I could, of course, stop and block the road while I go back and turn the beacon off but a time switch would be a help to good relations with other drivers. Can anyone please tell me of a suitable switch or circuit? John C
Posted by jwcanning 6 years ago
I would like to build a small lockbox to which I could remotely provide access. For example, I leave the box at a property. At a later date, an employee is in the area and we would like him to access the property without having to make a trip back to the home office to pickup the keys. We provide him a one-time access code and he retrieves the key. I recently discovered how much fun Raspberry Pi DIY projects are and this seems like an ideal candidate for my next challenge but I have to confess I am still a total neophyte to all this with no real notion as to the best way to move forward. I would welcome any suggestions or ideas. I also realize my definition of the problem might be more vague than is ideal but given my lack of confidence vis-a-vis which details are relevant, I thought it would be more productive for me to answer questions rather than post a giant wall of useless information - which is my long-winded way of saying, please do not hesitate to ask me any questions if they'll help get me pointed in the right direction.
Posted by Jason357 1 year ago
For most of us summer is almost here (Hah, not here. It's still rainy and cloudy....) and some of us are probably not going to be here at some point or another. So I thought that instead of people posting a whole bunch of forum topics people could just post here, that way people wouldn't have to look every where to see if someone was just on vacation instead of locked in a cupboard in someones basement. Anyway, I wont be here July 16-19 because I'm going to camp. Then sometime after that I'm going to Lake Chelan. I might be able to get one once or twice there though. Then August 10-16 I'll be at a different camp and then I'm going to Sunbanks sometime after that.
Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago
Hi folks I'm new to this I was wondering if someone can help me with these questions I've answered them but I would like one of you expert folks to tell me if they are correct or where I'm going wrong Or if I have the correct formulas its just a question for an exam revision which I have soon. A coil of inductance 4H and resistance of 80Î© is connected in parallel with a 200Î© of resistor of negligible inductance across a 200v dc supply. The switch connecting these to the supply is then opened; the coil and resistor remain connected together. State in each case one for immediately before and one for immediately after opening the switch; The current Through the resistor Switch closed 200v/200Î© =1a Switch open 200v/80Î© =2.5a The current through the coil Switch Closed 200v/80Î© = 2.5a Switch open 200v/(200ohm +80Î©) = 0.714a The e.m.f induced in the coil Switch closed (2.5a*80Î©)/200v = 0v Switch Open 2.5a *(200Î© + 80Î©) = 700v The voltage across the coil Switch closed 200v/1a = 200v Switch open 2.5a * 200Î© = 500v
Posted by Andrew187 5 years ago
7 AM Pacific coast time is not a good time to wake up to a signal from my iPhone that says there's a new email from instructables.com Please deliver it some other time during the regular daytime. Yes, I can turn off my cell phone, but then I'd forget to turn it on and yes, there are other methods to work around, but that would affect all my other email so I just like you to change the delivery time.
Posted by johnapeters 2 years ago
What changes have you noticed in your time visiting this site? One that stands out to me, is the increase in k'nex instructables, and the decrease in explosive, and weaponry ones. Cause the weaponry (tazer glove that is) is what brought me to this site.
Posted by wingman246 10 years ago
Happy new year! I made this video of the fireworks in Oslo, Norway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VucYa40fRsU -chr
Posted by chr 7 years ago
Hi, Please note this is not a complain or anything of a sort but rather just a wondering, a question. I am not a total newbie here but I am also not much of an active user. I am a busy leatherworker with no spare time for almost anything. I do love writing tutorials and helping others who want to know more about working with leather. When I write a tutorial I put my time and effort to make it really good so a person who follows it have almost none questions left. It does take a huge amount of time which usually leads to the fact that I enter a contest at the very last day/moment. And here comes my question. Since the voting is open from the start of the contest don't those who entered in the beginning have more benefits/chances to win simply because they have entered early and so have more views/votes? I know there are those three days still open for voting after a contest is closed but this is a too short period comparing to the month or even more time available to the early birds. How does the entry time affect the selection of the finalists which from what I understand is based purely on viewers' voting? Do judges take into consideration the fact that the entry was at the last minute so could not get too many votes for the very same reason? Thank you! Era
Posted by caracoda 1 year ago
Hi all, well i have started to get more interested in the community on here, and i can see it has alot to offer. The only problem is, i dont have alot of spare time. so i need help with things. I mainly need advice on how to navigate the forums- there seem to be so many topics, and so many sections, that frankly its too much and i get confused. how do people use it? do you just ignore entire sections or what? im used to forums where you go on, and it marks any topics that have had changes since you last looked etc. Thanks Gmjhowe ps, you have all been great so far. pps do you like my new avatar? i think its cool.
Posted by gmjhowe 10 years ago
I need to build a device for a competition that can measure time acurate to the tenth of a second, but from its starting position it must be no more than 30cm in dimension, but can exceed that once it begins. Even if you know of something that can do seconds that would be fantastic. If you have any ideas or places to find plans please do tell. IT CANNOT USE ELECTRICITY
Posted by danielsb7676 8 years ago
So, it's been over a day and I'm still not seeing my slideshow. It's not my cache. My question is, how long does this normally take? I was hoping it would be up by the time it was approved, but obviously it wasn't. I've had over 500 views but I'm afraid none have actually seen anything. https://www.instructables.com/id/Nomad-Bookshelves-Desk/
Posted by WhyIsThisOpen 9 years ago
I just finished one and it took almost as long as it took to make the superhero cape. I spend forever ordering pictures and being very specific. And I feel like I felt a lot out this time!It normally takes 1-5 hours for me, I'd say.So what about you?
Posted by jessyratfink 10 years ago
With last night's update, Rachel indicated that the Stats tab was "fixed" (no details). Right now, I see that I can switch from a combined view to a per-I'ble breakdown, but I cannot change the time period displayed. If I switch the radio button to 3-months or 1-year, the little wheel spins, but the display is not changed.
Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago
Here's a screenshot: http://image.prntscr.com/image/93b16b0471064f6691c839cba7d9a5e4.png This is the instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Book-Page-Holder/
Posted by nancyjohns 2 years ago
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
Ok, I LOVE airsoft, as many do. I wanted to make a time bomb detonator for different missions, where we could set the time and your squad would have to get there and disarm it. All it would do if we didn't make it in time is set off a smoke bomb. That way everyone would know the game was over. but I do not know where to get a battery powered alarm clock. (the dollar store doesn't sell them) does anyone know where to get one?
Posted by Jordo 10 years ago
Hello. I need help. A lot. But seriously, I need to fabricate a way to activate a door lock, via USB (this would seemingly be the easiest way, since a computer keeps accurate time), only during a preprogrammed time period. For example, I would program the lock to activate at 11:00 pm and retract (I'm assuming deadbolt here) at 5:00 am. Would something like this be possible? Thanks in advance.
Posted by Trivium12 6 years ago
OK, everytime I see a comment, the time is very diffrent from mine.I just posted a comment. My time ( checked ALL of my watches) was 7:03, yet on instructables, it said 3:03I was wondering if I could do anything so that my times match? Perhaps on Instructables or Firefox???
Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago
I was looking at a camera slider and this motor for a time lapse slider: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00436ULLA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8∣=AUUK2J4ODEV5F I read somewhere online that someone used a rotisserie motor and hooked it up to a camera slider for a time lapse of about 40 minutes, but if I wanted to make the motor move even slower for a longer time lapse, can I hook up a potentiometer somewhere in the rotisserie motor? If so, what type of potentiometer should I get? Would this work: http://www.amazon.com/Parts-Express-10K-Ohm-Potentiometer/dp/B0002KRE20/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie;=UTF8&qid;=1355018144&sr;=1-1&keywords;=potentiometer
Posted by dylanp1936 5 years ago
I am starting to really feel the effects of my age now, and my time not exercising my brain. I WANT this to change (besides, I can't just LET Kiteman's challenge go without a fight LOL). Some of this will involve me making an attempt to pump up the volume, as it were, of what I make and thereby post. I don't mean I am going to rush through things, but I wanted to do a bunch of things I haven't had time for up to now. Not that I have anymore time now, but I am going to MAKE time. If I don't do it now, it will never get done. Wish me luck :-)
Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago
Heres my idea: Take a cheap dollarstore or walmart watch with an alarm. wire a capacitor where the little speaker/beeper thing it would store up a small charge and then have it arc or a fuse to light it. so you set the alarm for the time you want it to go off, it goes off, builds a charge, arcs over the fuse and lights the roman candle, firecrackers, whatever you want. would this work? are there any ways of boosting the power of the arc or making the fuse light easier?
Posted by aaronx 11 years ago
Hi!!! It's been a while. I haven't been around much. I started a new job and it didn't allow for much spare time. Not sure if I'll be around often still, the new job keeps me busy. I'm going to make an effort to stop in once in a while again though. It's just about time for a new instructable
Posted by chaoscampbell 8 years ago
I just posted a comment on this page - https://www.instructables.com/id/Blink-for-ESP8266-native-like-arduino-using-Window/ and immediately it said the comment was 8 hours old? I'm on Windows 10, Google Chrome Version 45.0.2454.101 m My time zone is (UTC) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London.
Posted by DonDavio 3 years ago