How do I teach my 9 mo old pomeranian to fetch? She just picks up the ball and runs away. Thanks

Posted by waterchi 10 years ago


How do I teach my dog to fetch? She is a 9 mo old pomeranian. She loves to play, but runs off with the ball. Thanks. Sorry no pics. Couldn't figure out how to attach one.

Posted by waterchi 10 years ago

Jedi Training Center

I live on a lake and want to put in some fun stuff for fun and training.  Free stuff is a plus...budget is $50 or so.  Must be able to take out of the water in the fall. First idea I had was to anchor some of those (closed) blue 50 gallon barrels so that people could try and stand on them and fight each other.  I haven't tested this out yet...they may be just too unstable.  I also have to figure out how to tie and anchor them to a cinder block on the bottom of the lake so they can just stay there and float.  Any ideas? Other things....log rolling....diy diving board....let your imagination go.  i haven't found any pics or sites on the internet on this topic, so any ideas appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by juliantrezise 8 years ago

Maglev Train using Electromagnets

I have made a simple maglev train, using Electromagnets. It uses repulsion. and everything is working....except Propulsion. How can I propel it? I can remake the project if required.

Posted by NHarmonia 6 years ago

Train Surfing by the Train Rider

Preformed by a German known as "the trainrider". Before he died from leukemia, he enjoyed the last year of his life by surfing on trains. Included Germany's fastest Highspeed train ICE with a top speed of 330 km/h(!) No one did that before. So, there's a lot of video on the youtubes about him faking his death... It's possible someone is trying to claim the fame - or he really did fake it for a variety of reasons... In any case, it's still quite an amazing feat - but he did it, now you don't have to :p

Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago

2012 CNC Jamboree

Come join us for the first ever CNC Jamboree. We will be at Long lake Park Campground in Ohio on September 28th and 29th, 2012 This will be two days of hands on training, cmaping, fishing and fun with a group of skilled woodworkers and CNC hobbyists.  Check out the website for details. http://cncjamboree.com Please feel free to print out the attached poster and post it everywhere you think folks who would enjoy this show gather.  Woodshops, Hobby groups, schools etc. We would like to make this the best event of its kind this Fall!

Posted by mkculp 6 years ago

Non-stop Train Prototype

A train that doesn't ever stop or slow down? Sounds ridiculous (ly efficient). This design is a pretty interesting take on the concept, though liability issues and real-world feasibility will probably keep this from ever making it past the drawing board.Link

Posted by joshf 10 years ago

Extreme Multi-Use in Bangkok

When there's not much space, use it for more than one thing.Yarrrr... train video

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

A Little Detail Awareness Training For Ya

You know the drill, find the five differences. Click here for the interactive version

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Train Pets... Where to Sneeze or Vomit.

Pets, like kids, learn where to pee n poo.  Basic courtousy and hygiene. To what degree this is training, or instinct, I dont know.   Once in a blue moon, a pet vomts, coughs up hairballs, just about anywhere in the house,  or sneezes in one's face. Since these things are much less frequent, training to do em in the litter box, or into a hanky is less likely to take. Kids eventually learn where to go when nauseous, why not so with dogs, cats, etc. Any idea of how to acheive this higher level of consideration?

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago

Vertical Measurement

These vertical measurement things (http://www.volleyballheadquarters.com/volleyball-equipment/training/verticalchallenger.cfm) cost upward of $350!!! Is there any way this can be made on the cheap. All help would be very appreciated. 

Posted by adamgadamg 5 years ago

Kairah's Knex Train V01 [T.N.K.I.T. Entry]

Here is my entry for the T.N.K.I.T. A huge K'nex locomotive. Including whistles, seats, a passengers cabin, drivers cabin and a (moving) cloud of steam coming from the top! It uses the Trekker engine and rides on the old rollercoaster track.

Posted by Kairah 8 years ago

Dried eyes throughout the house.

Time to give the world another lesson in proper comedy. BIG TRAIN (Posted on behalf of a member still handicapped by an inability to post topics.)

Posted by Kiteman 8 years ago

Shadowbox Train Scene

So I used to be really into Model Trains. I'm fascinated by miniature scenes. I've been toying with an idea for some time that I need input on. I want to make a scene inside of a shadowbox. I plan on using the N scale/gauge for this. The basic idea is to take a shadowbox about 12" square or so and top-down-view diorama in it. I'd like to incorporate a stream and maybe a small building or something. I'll sacrifice a few box cars and maybe a Loco for this too. Any ideas or input on what to add? or anything else for that matter?

Posted by blivesay 10 years ago

Japan to get 217 mph train

The Shinkansen trains in Japan were already plenty speedy at 188 mph (300 kph), but now they're going to be upgraded to 217 mph (350 kph). I rode the train a few times a while ago and totally loved it. The countryside flew by as you tucked into a bento box. It was great and it was so comfortable.Here in California there's a proposition on the upcoming ballot to pass a bond so that we can have a high-speed rail that takes you from SF to LA in 2.5 hours. I don't have a lot of reasons to go to LA, but when I do it would be nice to avoid playing the airport game (everyone loses!) or the driving game (slow down for the car crashes!). To finally get a high-speed train would be a dream.Going metric would be nice, too. 350 kph sounds much better than 217 mph. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Parkour Traning Workout

This is what I've been doing to train for Parkour. 50 lunges, add 5 every 3 days, 50 squats, add 5 every 3 days, By now my legs are tired, so, 30 curl ups, add 1 each day, 25 pushups, they are called pushups to push yourself, so add 1 each day, Then, I run nearly full speed for about a 1/6 mile, then walk 1/18 mile. Approximations. After running, I lift a few weights. Repeat twice a day! Hope This Helps! -PKT

Posted by PKTraceur 9 years ago

I already tried to change but to no avail

I train leg until the muscles completely fatigued with a load of weight I can handle, only the other day I do not feel pain, and they say not feel pain when pq is the training did not help anything, I just feel the calf, but the back and I do not feel the quadriceps, help me, what I do to feel the pain the other day? I already tried to change but to no avail

Posted by bilalnaqvi92 3 years ago

reasons that gears of war 2 will not and should not be bought

As i also loved to shoot the living crap out of locust. it is also come to my attention that the next gears will mostly take place on a humogous train and it sort of looks like it mostly takes place on the train itself. not worthy of being in a collection of 360 games. agreed?

Posted by bommber man 9 years ago

knex contest

I was curious if any one was going to do a knex contest or something.                  thanx

Posted by lukas rider 7 years ago

Any ideas for a every-room-micro-train? Railgun-railsystem?

Hello,my girlfriend and I moved into a new appartment.We allways had this idea of a tiny train that will drive from room to room, to deliver notes or just for the fun of it.After I looked at the miniature model trains (z track) I decided that it both would still require larger holes to be drilled into the walls and a meter of rails costs about 20-25 euros- which would be horrible expensive for a long track.Now I had the idea of using a railgun system and build my first one.(Two strips of aluminum-tinfoil +-9V, a nail with two strong earth magnets on each tinfoil-track) It worked even though I used strong magnets without goldplating and a rough wood plate where I simply "gluegunned" the strips to. It halted at some bumps but still it was amazing how little work this involved.I now think about using a smaller "railgun"-system to power a tiny train-device.Any thoughts if this could work out?I was hoping if I made the curves wide that the angle would not stop the cart.(pic attached also available at http://www.nottoxic.com/wapcc/ae/aqua/railgunrails001.png )

Posted by schorhr 11 years ago

Whats in a LOCOMOTIVE Balloon Smokestack?

Is it just a screen spark arrestor?  Ive been seeking unsuccessfully for a cutaway diagram.

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago

Art film of close-up zit-popping

Be warned, this is rather gross. But in that can't-look-away train-wreck kind of way.

Posted by canida 10 years ago

Need your ideas on how to make a wall display case for thomas mini trains

Hi, after buying these little trains for my son, I decided to collect them in order to complete the collection, so they need a home on the wall, if not on the wall in some kind of cabinet where they can be easily displayed. I am not very crafty when it comes to these things but if I spend enough time I think I can build something, but I need some ideas to get started. They take up 2" x 1.5" space, and fit perfectly in 32 slot (30 of them) bead storage cases: https://www.michaels.com/10468278.html Thanks in advance.

Posted by tees_deney 1 year ago

pcb schema of 8 layers

Hi please help me to find a schema of 8 layers.I have a training on a multilayer circuit board machine tnx

Posted by khedidja elmestari 9 months ago

micro alternator airborne / out runner balance charger for large scale rc aircraft

Using the same concept as diesel trains. As they drive / pull on electric. The drive train is actually electric . The noise we hear are the generators charging the power banks. . Electric are far more efficient than diesel or gas engine direct  to the drive train. That being said. How can we set up micro scale generator on board 1/3 scale electric rc airplane. concept : connect 40 size os max rc nitro engine direct to 700 kv E. out runner shaft , rectifier bridge /  12 volt SMART lipoly charger, all this to enhance primary lipoy bank on large scale electric rc planes. ( increase flight time dramatically) sounds stupid I guess, but the concept apparently works in real world cargo trains. Can anyone help wth the system set up of rectifier bridge components to give this a shot ? I have no electrical expertise.  Thanks Jeff

Posted by JeffR135 11 months ago

Maker Space Educator Workshops

Hey everyone,  I'm the Director of Education at Children's Museum of Illinois in Decatur, Illinois. We have hired a permanent Make Space Coordinator and are going though some transitions with our older Make Space Educators. I'm searching for Make Space inspired trainings for informal educators preferably in the Midwest and under $500.  If you host any trainings or know of any organizations that do, please contact me at akoester@cmofil.org Thanks! Abby Koester

Posted by Steamworks13 1 year ago

Machine shop training course.

I am thinking of running machine shop training courses in the UK for those interested in learning how to really use lathes and other big shop equipment. The idea is subject to insurance company permission etc. but I wanted to gauge if there was any potential interest from people here (obviously only those based in the UK, unless you really want to commute) I'd expect costs to be something like 50 GBP per day + materials, and no more than two or three people per session, keeping the ratio of machines to people as 1:1. We'll probably try and do "group projects" as well as bring your own. The idea of group projects is that every ones gets to make more than one of something, to get techniques sorted out, and then we combine everyones work into assemblies - collaboration at its finest. Steve

Posted by steveastrouk 8 years ago

how should i learn python online course???

Please suggest to me which is best source to learn python online course??

Posted by srikanth420 12 months ago

Smart Alarm Clock - wake me early or wake me late because of something

Hello, I came up with this idea the other day as I am new to long distance commuting on public transport and the winter season is upon us in the UK.  I hope this is posted in the right section.  I've loitered on instructables for a number of years but have never ventured into the forums. Basically I get up in the morning with enough time for my normal morning routine and then leave the house by car to catch a train that runs every hour from my local train station.  The three main factors that effect me getting on the train to work.  1) Waking up on time, 2) the train actually running (it has been cancelled twice in the past 3 weeks) and 3) getting to the station on time.   As I see it there are three variables to the situation.  The time to get up in order to catch the train if it is running - 1) more or less fixed but this could vary day by day, i.e. some days need to put bins out or perhaps take something extra which requires preparation.  2) The extra time taken in clearing ice from the car and driving more slowly to the station because of ice and snow - perhaps this needs to be variable too.  i.e. frost does not have an impact on driving conditions as much as deep snow.  3) Is the train running or late? If it's not running then get an extra hour in bed - for me I commute up to 5 hours a day so extra rack time is a bonus. Basic Requirements I think the clock should monitor outside temperature at least or get that information from the internet, in which case get more detailed data   The clock should be relatively accurate, again we could use the internet for NTP or use a radio synced signal The clock needs to be aware which train I take The clock needs to know I don't go to work some days The clock should need minimal user intervention to complete it's tasks The clock should be mains powered with battery backup The clock should be able to dim it's display at night but be viewable in bright interior room conditions - i.e. we don't need it readable in bright sunshine. The clock shouldn't be too expensive to make.   Specifically I have been thinking of using a spark.io and 4 8x8 displays as I happen to have these.  Thinking about this for only a short time I guess the clock would be more easily programmed via the web and in fact probably pull it's data from the internet.  Cycling power could be the basis to fetch new configuration so not user buttons should be required. We would need to find services to get train information and very local weather information. A service or server would need to be setup where the unit could check in.  Perhaps it would be simpler if this was the proxy for the train and weather information. That's it for now.  I wanted to get my ideas in writing whilst throwing it out there for someone else to think about.  My thoughts are if you want to keep an idea to yourself then don't tell anyone - please feel free to do what you may with the information in this post. Cheers, Al

Posted by albal21 3 years ago

your new or upcoming machines

Pics videos or whatever you want just post something about your new machine

Posted by Tom Buckey 9 years ago

Physics Question: If I'm on a hypothetical train going 100 miles an hour...

Royalesteel recently posted a question in the forums asking if it would be possible to use a K'Nex gun to shoot a GPS tracker onto a moving truck in front of his car. For a moment, I thought that this would be impossible, as you would need a gun that can shoot faster than the speed of the car, but this isn't the case, is it? Say you're on a hypothetical train that goes 100 miles an hour, and you have a hypothetical gun that shoots a bullet at 100 miles an hour. At first, I thought that this would mean that the bullet shot from the gun would be at a standstill (it would seem that way to you, I mean), but I think that it would really shoot away from you at 100 miles an hour. Total, it would be traveling at 200 mph, I guess.So, ignoring wind resistance, all you would need is a gun that can shoot for a distance longer than the distance that the cars would travel in the amount of time that the projectile would need to get to the forward car, right?

Posted by tinglystix 11 years ago

Make a ultrasonic Dog Barking machine??

I need someone to make a ultrasonic dog barking machine. I have a neighbor who allows their dog to back early in the AM and all during the day, so I want a powerful ultrasonic device that when i turn it on it will make their dog howl at 3AM and wake them up, similar to when the fire engine goes by, so that they will get a taste of what they do to me. This has been going on for a year and I can't get them to do anything to train the dog, they just don't care. I am willing to pay for a device that will work. The dog training devices like you see advertised like "Barkoff" have to be in the same room and all I have read is the ultrasonic dog trainers available don't penetrate walls. I don't want to train the dog not to bark, I want to annoy the neighbors and give them what I have been getting. Evil, maybe, justified, YES! email me direct   myxpykalix@hotmail.com        THANKS

Posted by myxpykalix 7 years ago

suggestions on my next knex car

I want some suggestions on what vehicle I should make next. Im open to almost anything.

Posted by beanieostrich 7 years ago

Geeetech voice recognition module how to import group 2??

Hi everyone i am using a geeetech voice recognition module for a project. i have read the manual and been able to train and import group 1. But when i train group 2 then try to import group 2, there is no response only group 1 is saved see AccessPort below. How to train group 1 and 2 and import both?????? i need 10 voice commands that is why i need those 2 groups. ================================================================= Common Mode START AGAIN START Different START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one Group1 finishi! START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one Group2 finishi! Group1 Imported!

Posted by keshavcanaye 1 year ago

Bike Ramp for Stairs

While visiting Lisbon, Portugal for OFFF 2009, I saw this bike ramp on a flight of stairs. I often carry my bike up and down stairs to train and subway stations, and would love to see more of these ramps around town.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago

V3 elechouse voice recognition module

I'm having a problem about my V3 voice recognition module because when the time that I will train or save commands arduino did not recognize but the sample codes for v3 is working? I'm confused about it please help me guys ;(

Posted by Mary JaneC3 10 months ago

Biofuel bus-train-road

The Guided Busway Essentially, this is like a railway for buses- a narrow concrete "road" open only to modified buses, following the path of an old railway to link commuter destinations together. Supporters say it's more practical than a rail link (as buses can drive straight off the end into town roads), opponents say the concept is flawed and that building a traditional railway would be cheaper. The buses are apparently "100% biofuel powered", though I'm having a hard time finding out exactly where those biofuels come from. The future of transportation, or greenwashed white elephant? Update 30-03-2010: I thought I should update this in light of bassman's comments, and because of something I wrote last October: "the busway is due to open in a few weeks (so by our bureaucracy time, make that spring 2010)" Well, it's spring 2010 and this morning on the train to work I finally saw a bus on the busway.  It was marked "not in service" and was populated by half a dozen men in high-vis jackets, so I assume it was a test run of some sort, but at least there is life on it.  Maybe I'll be able to post more about it before 2011?

Posted by PKM 9 years ago

Need help with my Career

Hey guys, I was stuck between this two career paths since childhood and i still haven't decided what to do, so i need your help. I always wanted to become a doctor or a surgeon but recently i have a thing for becoming a pilot. I have no idea which one to choose, but the only thing i know is that i have to pick one. Becoming a pilot is a great opportunity because you are able to fly a commercial plane plus visiting other countries everyday. Here are the pros and cons about each career: Doctor:  - There is always a position available for this in hospitals. - you get respect - you get an opportunity to save peoples lifes - costs less to become - good income cons: - Very lengthy process - boring job - very long training period pilot: - Visit other countries - fly a commercial airline - very short training periods - takes a short time to become one cons:  - very stressful work - very costly to train - high expectations - salary low compared to a doctor so i love them both but i am really confused...please help Money is not an issue here....the thing is that i can't let them go... 

Posted by arylic 8 years ago

Top 10 Lightsaber Mash Ups

"The Star Wars kid has gotten a lot of shite over the years, mainly because he's not a professional. He simply didn't have the training necessary to pull off that fight sequence. On the other hand, there are lots of professionals who do have the training and simply lack the means to wield it. I'm talking about people like Aragorn, Captain Jack Sparrow, and Westley. If somehow you could only put a lightsaber in these fearsome warriors hands...Ugh, blogging. What am I even talking about? Let's just be ourselves, you guys. I found a bunch of clips on YouTube where people took fight sequences from other movies and overlaid lightsabers on top of them using magic, and they are hilarious, and you're gonna love it."Link

Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago

Strange Youtube Error (kinda funny)

Hey, look what I got after trying to send a message to another Youtube user. It said something about an internal service error 500, or somethin' like that. Highly trained monkeys? LMFAO!!!!Here's a link to a bigger version of that picture.And, because I'm bored, a funny video!

Posted by John Smith 10 years ago

Amazing Papercraft Castle

This deluxe papercraft castle in Japan was made over the course of four years. It has its own lights and even an electric train! But seriously, that's enough of an explanation, just hit the link below for lots more pretty pictures. Go! A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean via boingboing

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

Mad Bomber! In case you missed it...

I'm not sure that many people have seen rollingstock's video Thomas Tank Mad Bomber? It's a great piece of animation, if you'd like to see that familiar train getting blown-up there you go. Associated video instructables are on rollingstock's page.

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago

Tongue and mouth model.

I work at a speech training center, and I need to illustrate how to make certain sounds. I thought the best way was to use an adjustable tongue and cheek model. Doesn't have to be a real replica of a tongue, just something to illustrate the tongue and cheek positions for different sounds. Needs to be adjustable. Any ideas? Thanks.

Posted by naim 8 years ago

IFTC Boeing 737 simulator trip

Simulators are a wonderful thing.They allow teachers to torment train pilots against bad situations. They also do this without risk.OK,maybe there is some risk to the tech guy who was not told it would be used that day.Because the final crash resulted in the motion getting locked up.Youtube playlist

Posted by Derin 9 years ago

posted my instructable video, cannot view it

I posted this intractable and I can not search for it even when I search fro the direct links: It is an instructable on how to train your abdominals at home. It is definitely instructable. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sculpt-your-Abs-at-Home-using-chairs-and/ Why can't I see it?

Posted by GetBooshBros 5 years ago

Is this normal for calamari?

So I had calamari for the very first time recently. It was okay, I guess. Can't say it was great. It was breaded and I guess fried. I didn't think it was awesome - kinda squishy and crunchy and purple inside. D=Did I get a bad batch or do I just need to train my southernified taste buds?

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago

Small Voltage Regulator

I am looking to buy or build a small voltage regulator that can fit in an O gauge electric train engine. It needs to have a 18-20 volt AC input and 10-12 Volt AC 1 amp output. I would like to buy one already built, buy a schematic or a schematic with the parts to build. Thank You

Posted by frankv6 3 years ago

Movie made with iPhone 4

The new iPhone has just been out for a few days and someone's already made a short film with it. Shot and edited entirely on an iPhone 4 over 48 hours, "Apple of My Eye" is a gripping tale of ice cream and model train nostalgia. Check out the video below to see the movie and some behind the scenes footage.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

FINISHED EXAMS !! Let the 'ibles roll !

Hi everyone, I finished my last exam today and now i have an 11 week holiday completely free (well -1 week for life-gaurd training :P) Im planning on making LOADS of instructables :D Who else has finished exams/school year ??

Posted by =SMART= 10 years ago

Spam/sponsored content

Where does the line between spam and sponsored content go? I'm specifically thinking about instructables like these: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Choose-The-Right-Train-Horn/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Things-To-Consider-Before-Purchasing-Window-Coveri/ They are fairly informative, but also contain advertisement for a company. Where does the line go? I see a lot of these ibles.

Posted by jurgemaister 4 years ago