Room heat transfer?

Greetings all, I live in a solar powered house which is heated by a single log burning stove which is situated in the main living area. Is it possible for me to transfer heat to the colder rooms by simply putting ducting between the top sections of the adjoining walls (seeing that hot air travels to cold areas - in theory!) or will I have to use a fan? I am trying to use as little power as possible or ideally non at all. Has anyone got any experience of this or know of any suitable solutions? Many thanks in advance.

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

Music Transfer box????????

At school they showed us a video of a device that supposedly you could place on a cardboard box and music would play through the box. How can I make this? I was thinking on using a piezo element. Any ideas????P.S. you would plug it in to a headphone jack.

Question by crazyJ113 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

PCB toner transfer? Answered

Hey all- back with another dilemma. Whilst trying to make a PCB for the second time (first failed miserably), Im stuck on toner transfer. I printed my design out from eagle and laid it out, and Ironed it for about 2min on each side (mostly because the first time i tried i did it for about a minute and i only got about half the design on). When it cooled down i took it off and nothing got transferred. I got some residual lines from I think heat stress on the paper, but I was able to take them off. So naturally I tried again- but this time with a different method. I found some t-shirt transfer paper upstairs, and tried that. NEVER doing that again. I ended up having to sand my board down for like 5-7 min trying to get all the gunk off. Any ideas why my printer method doesnt work? Im using the same brand of photo paper as last time (Costco Kirkland brand), but a different printer- a canon instead of a brother. I have access to the brother printer, a hi quality photo printer (1200 dpi I believe), a dell laser printer, and the canon. I think I used the brother printer last time I tried (or possibly the photo printer- also a canon). Could that be the problem? Thanks in advance- Astroboy907 P.S I also have some transparency sheets if anyone has a method to get that to work.

Question by astroboy907 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Pro Patches Not Transferred

I received a Pro membership for being featured, so I was using that for the 6 months or however long it was supposed to last. I waited for it to expire so I could renew my regular paid membership, which I just did. However, none of my patches transferred, I only had the 15 that I was supposed to get for the one year membership I just paid for. Before I had at least 20, so I should have about 35 now. This same thing happened before when I waited for my paid one to expire in order to use the one that I won, I had to contact Instructables to get them back. Is there a way I can get all of them back again, and maybe change it so that you still have the patches even when the membership expires?

Topic by dark sponge 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Soft T-shirt transfers? Answered

I've seen a couple of vintage shops using really high quality transfers put on t-shirts to make them look old. (So the t-shirt and transfer look old and soft like a genuine vintage tee) The transfers you get in shops always end up feeling crispy and cheap, and looking glossy. Does anyone know where I can get decent transfers or an alternative method? (Not fabric paint!) Thanks! x

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

samsung galaxy data transfer?

I want to transfer #'s from my samsung flip phone to my Galaxy

Question by rons22 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Transferring Pro Gift Memberships

I have received two gift memberships for being featured, I'm a prepaid annual member with autorenew, can I transfer these to another subscriber?

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

PSP Umd transfer: POSSIBLE?!?!?

I had this great idea for transfering UMDs to a PSP Go. If you have custom firmware on your PSP you can download UMDs to a memory stick, and from there put them on the computer, right? Starting to make sense? Maybe you could then download the game to a PSP Go!! I'm not sure if its possible, though. Does someone have any idea if it could work?

Question by Adum24 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

need help transfering propane

I am working on desighning an airsoft "noob tube" or grenade launcher, and plan to make a modular fuel/payload combo as shown in the picture. my only problem is I need an efficient way to transfer propane from my tank, shown in picture, to the assembly.

Question by the mechanical engineer 8 years ago

Need Help with CitraSolv Transfers !!!

Hi, I have been trying to do the step-by-step tutorials on how to do the CitraSolv image transfers and I can't get the image to transfer.  Everyone is commenting how quick and easy it is......well - it is  but when I lift the paper I have no image! I went to Staples for some toner based black and white photocopies of my image.  Came home and did everything it said to do. No image! Went to Kinkos the next day and the man behind the counter assured me that all the copiers were toner based cartridges (I even opened up the side door and saw the toner cartridge myself!).  I made some more copies and followed the instructions for the transfer and still - Nothing!  No image.  I burnished harder, added more liquid, held my mouth just right...... What the heck am I doing wrong?  I really want to do this for some pillows I am making for a gift for a friend....... Anyone?  Help please......

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

Ink jet phot transfer

Ok so I am doing a project it and looking for a nice way to finish it off. I have this part down pretty good... I have laser printed photos use acrylic medium to transfer the photo to the wood. Then I put some mod podge gloss coat over it. And this looks fine. But... I have recently been interested in using a product called "glaze coat" it's a 2 part epoxy that is used for thinks like counter tops and stuff just gives it a nice hard crystal clear glossy finish. But I'm worried that it might destroy the pictures in the wood if I use it. Any ideas or experience doing this.

Question by Sscarey04 1 year ago

With what can I paint/decorate PVC rain boots?

It's rainy season in Mexico and I just bought a pair of black PVC boots that I would like to decorate myself, but I don't know what kind of water-proof paint I can use on this material or if maybe vinyl transfer/stickers are a good idea. Any suggestions?

Question by elenabw2010 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Is there a way to transfer a program to a new computer?

I have a copy of Liberty Basic, Gold Edition, and I am getting a new computer. I would like to know if there is any way to either a) Find my registration key (I'm not sure where it is), or b) Transfer it to a new computer.

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

how to do toner transfer for PCB?

Hello. what must i do, to do toner trnasfer, in order to print a circuit on a PCB? i mean the most straight way. what papepr should i use, and what kind of print?? thanks!!

Question by settra 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Transfer Shows From DVR to PC?

Hello I want to know if there is a cheap/ easy way to transfer recorded shows from my DirecTV DVR to a PC without having to play back the recording and record it onto a DVD through the DVR's video out or record to a PC via playback (some video cards can do this).  The DVR has one USB port on the front and an eSATA port on the back.  Thanks!

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

Xbox 360, transferring old data?

I have had the old 360 for quite a few years and it has had a good run, but the hardware is wearing down and I am having issues with it which means it's is time to replace it. I know whenever we do replace it I can always get a transfer cable and move my old data onto the new system, but until then I am curious if there is any way I can transfer the data onto my laptop and play via PC. If not, that's alright, but I would like to try at least! Thanks!

Question by thedipd1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Different ipod/itunes music transfer

So, i just got a new ipod touch from a friend and need some help with something. I setup a new itunes account on my laptop and regestered my ipod touch to it. I've since downloaded a bunch of apps and now im looking to put my music on it.  Now here is the problem; all my music is on my old ipod mini. That ipod is regestered to a different itunes account on my home computer. Now i don't want to restore my new ipod touch because iv got a lot of apps on it but i don't want to have to download all my songs again either. I was wondering wether it is possible to transfer thoes music files from my old ipod to my new one. If anyone knows how or if this is possible please help me out. Thanks,        Flamethrower1010

Topic by flamethrower1010 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

USB charging and data transfer problems

I recently got some mobile phones given to repair the USB ports. You might know the problems claimed on faulty USB problems first hand: charging takes forever, device is not always recognised in Windows, data transfers are interrupted or the device disappears suddenly and without any reason from your explorer. Although a lot of devices can suffer from from those symptoms and will work fina after paying money for a new USB port I also discovered a totally different source for the problem. In my case the cables itself. It is obvious that you should try a different USB cable before going through the lengths of replacing a USB port, but: a) not all cables are the same even if they have the same connectors! Some cables contain resistors to regulate the max charging current, others simply have flimsy and hair thin wires inside, prone to breaking. b) not all chargers are the same either! For example Apple chargers provide a voltage on the data lines that in return tells the device how fast it can charge - totally against the USB standards but Apple claims it is fine because they don't use a USB connector on the device side... Why does my device get problems with the USB? Well, to be honest, I don't know as it is not my device ;) Joking aside I will narrow it down to wear and tear. Both the connection on the phone and inside the USB connector can and will wear down over time. With daily charges for power users it is obvious that at some stage one part has to fail. Having a spare, quality replacement cable at hand often helps to find the source of the problem. In my case I had the cables for the phones but also a brand new and with 5$ quite expensive cable to spare. Guess what? None of the supplied cables worked while my new cable performed perfectly with all "broken" phones. After checking the USB ports with good light and a magnifying glass I could see dust, dirt and worn contacts. For 3 of the 5 devices a decent cleaning with methylated spirit and a small brush fixed that issue, the other two will either need a proper new cable or a port replacement. What to do if I have USB problems? 1. Check on a different PC or for the charging use a different charger. 2. Try a different, if possible new cable. 3. Check and clean the USB port. Only if the above won't help at all you should consider that the port itself might be faulty! Is there something to prevent the repair? Yes: don't use your USB port too often ;) This means, you can use a QI charger (wireless) and for the data transfer WiFi, on Android Airdroid is a really good choice. Keep your device clean! This does not mean you are a filthy pig, but more that a phone with an uncovered port tends to collect dust and dirt over time. In your hand bag, pocket or car, it does not matter time will get unwanted stuff in there. If you want to keep your device happy use a cover that also covers the USB port. I checked all the above and think I need a new port - what are my options? If in warranty go the offical way. Out of warranty a repair shop will fix it fast, but not always at reasonable costs, depending on the device and labour involved. Some devices are easy, others require the display to be removed to acces the port electronics. Online tutorials on how to dismantle your device should be available and if you are good with sensitive stuff you can do the repair yourself. Some sellers of replacement ports not only include all the tools you need (watch out for this if you don't already have them) but also videos on how to do it. I hope this little info helps people to avoid high repair costs for no good reason.

Topic by Downunder35m 4 years ago

Wireless energy transfer and resonant coupling?

I am getting a bit sick and tired of frying expensive parts, entire coils and sitting in stinking smoke for hours, so time to gather some new ideas from you guys ;) Problem as short as possible: I am working on wireless energy transmission. Not with the usualy distances we know from charging pads or electric toothbrushes though, I am aiming for 30cm and more of distance here. After endless hours wasted on testing different coil designs I think I got that one nailed quite good but the thing is that I seem to be unable to keep resonance under load. The coils require a very tiny window for the right operating frequency in the 40kHz range or for the other design in the 150kHz region. When the frequency shifts more than 3 or 4kHz from the resonant point the efficiency drops to useless. Since this entire thing is planned to be as simple as possible so everyone can do it I would like to prevent complicated electronics. The few I need so far are done through ready to use modules. Of course a microcontroller would be the most obvious choice here but that does not fit in as I like "old school" for this one. Two ways I considered so far with more or less success: a) Fixed frequency feed and limited output power. This works actually quite well but only allows for tiny power levels like charging a mobile phone or tablet if you have some time. Problem however is that load changes affect the frequency and without a link back to the sender the efficiency goes down and not enough energy reaches the receiver for usage. b) ZVS driven coil. So far this approach gives the best output power but also uses huge amounts of juice. Good to make a fancy glass stand for your TV and supply the power through a hidden receiver in the base of the TV but since there is no limit or link between sender and receiver it is full power only. Is there a really simple way to provide a limited amount of power together with automatic resonance keping? Next one might be a bit tricky: Is there a simple way to increase the harmonic frequencies? As we know every simple oscillator also creates and reacts to the corresponding harmonic frequencies. On the sender's side I would like to be able to not just feed the primary frequency but also one of the harmonic frequencies with a similar power level. Again without a microcontroller or extensive electronics where possible.

Question by Downunder35m 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

how to transfer static energy to electrostatic motor

How to transfer static energy to electrostatic motor from ballon to make it rotate, and which type of wire. use to transfer charge

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

What is the most efficient way to transfer motion? Answered

What is the most efficient way to transfer lateral movement to vertical movement via a ramp. The following curve is equal on both sides of the apex, if that is the correct term.  Is this the best way to transfer the movement to strait vertical or should something else such as a long start to the incline and then a sudden shoot up.

Question by 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do I transfer electricity into a vacuum?

I have been working on a gravity generator and need one question answering to complete my designs. I need to know how to transfer electrons into a vacuum. I know how to keep them there by the use of powerful electro magnets, i just need to be able to transfer them from something solid to the vacuum.

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

How to make an image transfer from a Xerox

Does anyone know how to do this? I've searched the internet to find a tutorial on how but I can't find any :(

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

Nintendo wii to nintendo DSI game transfer

Can you transfer a game from the nintendo wii to an SD card and then play it on a nintendo DSI?

Question by woodsRAIDER007 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Who can transfer this Wikihow article to Instructables?

How to grow fish intensively(aquaculture) Thanks so much.

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

Transfer song from computer to iPod nano ?

Hi guys i need help i format my iPod nano and now i want to transfer my song to iPod. i tried but it doesn't show in iPod. is there is specific way to do it ? 

Question by easyway 5 years ago

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to iPad?

I have got an iPad from my friends who bought a new iPad Air 2. And now i want to transfer some photos from my iPhone to iPad but don't know how to make it. 

Question by JINGTONGYUE 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

transfering alot of files between other HDDs

Hey, i have 2 HDDs in my computer one has the OS and alot of other files but the 2nd HDD also has files(about 56GBs) and i would like to switch to the newer one and it has more space i was going to rar all the files i could and put them on the smaller HDD then once i have the larger one with windows on it i would transfer them to the larger one but that would take a long time and i would have to re install everything is there any way around that?

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

transfer electrecity wirelessly using electromagnetic inducton

I want to transfer electercity wirelessly using induction by electromagnetism, by using two solenoides, one source and one receiver. The receiver is connected to 8 (1.5V) leds and i need to light these leds wirelessly. please provide me what type of electrecity DC or AC must i use and what are the diameter of the coil, lenght.... and all these stuff. i need to light these leds at a distance of 20 Cm between the two coils. Provide me also formulas of calculation needed for this project and thank you.Please it is urgent and i needed for my University, it is graded. please and no need for raisonance .

Question by kiddie123074 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

transferring voice/meeting from itouch to pc

This should be easy, i will be looking for my cables after this this, so this is a safety net if i fail,  i want to transfer  a meeting recorded  using the  iphone/itouch  italk app to my PC, i never used the app before, so messed up by not pretesting thoroughly, i still probably would have missed the limit on file size. i bought the premium version of italk next, big $2 , but it downloaded as a separate app. with no files to transfer, i figure rather then go crazy reading all the stuff i would take a earphone cord and plug it into one of my PC line in audio jacks and just play the file. like i did 20 some years ago with cassette tapes and vinyl. wish they would have put the limits on the front screen, i would have spent the 2 bucks to save all this  i looked for a folder to just import the folder or cay the folder the itouch, just accessed the dcim folder, the file is aiff and about 90 minutes so i if had a program to look into the the itouch i am sure i could copy it, would be way faster too, like 90minutes! anyone know a open source utility that would get me in into the itouch and get this proprietary hidden file? thanks in advance. /

Topic by escapefromyonkers 7 years ago

Are these Web Host Data Transfer speeds good?

I am going to make a website over winter break with videos steamed from youtube. I have been looking at this web host I am on a budget and I can get a year from them for $44. In prior website experiences, cheap hosts I have went with made my site incredibly slow to load. I hadn't looked for these stats before and they weren't made visible. Since I want to stream videos and I don't want to deter potential viewers, I wanted to make sure the next host I went with was fast. I went to their live chat and they told me: "We have 2gbps network connection with our ISP. The RAM speed of our servers is 667 MHz." I want to know if this will be sufficiently fast to stream youtube videos, and how it compares to other web hosts. Additionally, I would like to know if the web host is any good, or if you have personal recommendations that are affordable and have high speed.

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

how can i transfer power without wires? ? ?

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

how do you transfer a b/w copy of a photo to paper??

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How do I transfer a drawing to an acrylic painting using an inkjet image?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do I transfer printed images to fabric?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How can I transfer an inkjet full color photograph to a textured leather surface?

I want to print a full color photograph on a wide format HP inkjet printer on to some kind of transfer paper and then transfer that image to leather that has a textured surface. The problem is getting the image down into the grain of the leather and not just on the raised surface of the leather obtaining a complete and clear image.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how can I transfer files from an sdcard on arduino via bluetooth to a Android phone ?

I will be using a microsd card breakout board as well as a bluetooth module. What basic steps do i have to follow like file transfer protocols or anything else to transfer a pdf/image file from the card to an android phone?

Question by sparkall 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

How Can I Selectively Transfer iPhone KIK Data on Mac?

I have an iPhone which install KIK on it, my boys share their photos with me. I want to transfer these treasure photos to Mac, is there any good product you can introduce? 

Question by KateScott 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Whats an easy way to transfer a picture onto a shoe?


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

How can I build a heat press for shirt transfers?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Is there a way to transfer Word 2003 to my new computer?

I absolutely hate the Word 2007 that's on my new computer. It lacks half of the features that I used in the older version. I NEED File, Edit, Tools, etc.. buttons. Is there a way to transfer my old program?

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

how can I transfer data from my xbox360 to my computer?

Question by pyro=fire 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Just curious if there is a way to transfer an ipod hard drive (classic gen) from one ipod to another?

Im talking about the physical hard drive itself and not just the contents.

Question by napalm7 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how to transfer data from satelite box to computer?


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

Is it possible to transfer data via magnetic induction between two coils separated by a steel plate ?

Is it possible to transfer data via magnetic induction between two coils separated by a thin steel plate of 2mm ? Or does the magnetic field gets diminished by the metal plate?

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

Advice needed! how transfer designs to fibreglass sculpture

Hi I have a design submission to decorate/paint a 3 foot high fibreglass Rabbit! I want to create a pattern similiar to a wallpaper flock pattern but I don't really want  to do it all by hand. I thought I could design my pattern and create a decal, transfer, (acrylic image transfer is something I am hearing and reading about) and apply it to the rabbit. Any tips or suggestions would be great. P

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

transfer a real world object throught wires, possible? Answered

Scan the real world object and get details about it. reproduce it at the other end with high energy photons or some particle generator.

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