Hotel made from trash

The first hotel made from garbage has opened in Rome. Made by Save the Beach, the hotel used over 26,000 lbs of trash collected from European beaches. Designer H.A. Shult explains “It’s made of garbage because where ever you go on this planet there is garbage. We are living in a time of garbage on the planet which we have only rented.” OK, the hotel isn't entirely made of trash. The structure is prefab so that no one gets killed by a pile of trash falling on them. If you want to see it in person, go and check it out soon as it is not permanent. World’s First Hotel Made of Garbage Rises in Rome

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Your trash is my treasure....

Word. The picture there is so you can understand what im trying to say.

Posted by DJ Radio 9 years ago


WALL-E made from trash

This WALL-E robot is made entirely with reused materials. How cool is that? All I'm doing is putting it into the recycling bin when there are robots to be made! Home made recycled WALL-E via Treehugger

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Gasifying truck travels 10,000 miles

From the first time he saw Emmett "Doc" Brown fire up the Mr. Fusion home energy reactor in the "Back to the Future" movies, Dave Nichols has always wanted to make a vehicle run on garbage.Two decades after the trilogy, the 42-year-old home builder and auto shop owner from eastern Connecticut isn't traveling through time in a DeLorean, yet. But he's modified his 1989 Ford F150 pickup truck to run on wood, leaves, cardboard and other "biomass" with a fuel system that he says expels virtually no pollution.The technology is called gasification, and it's been around since the 1800s, when it was used for street lamps and cooking. It even powered some vehicles during World War II, but faded away under oil's dominance.Associated Press ArticleRelevant Instructable

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Vacuum pump voltage?

Today I was dumpster diving and i found an old vacuum so i decided to take the pump out but i made the mistake of not checking what voltage the vacuum runs on, because it also had a spinning component at the mouth of the vacuum. I think the pump works fine because i noticed that tube connecting the mouth of the vacuum and the pump was broke. Is there anyway to find out what voltage it runs on? would standard 120 be ok?The markings on it say 81 b-9 ECP 6500-240 HPU+ 60hz HD10 120 vac 07:07 does that mean it will work off a standard 120 outlet?update: What I am going to do with this motor has been decided. I will be attaching it to the back wheel of my bike with a car battery, i will install some type of switch on the handlebar or add something like a dimmer switch, this would allow me to have the motor on if i want, and i can adjust the speed. Please help fine tune this idea.

Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago


Trash

From trash, let's make things https://www.instructables.com/id/Green-campaign/

Posted by TrầnB 3 years ago


Beautiful multicolored lamp made from trash

I've seen several lamps made from plastic bottles and seldom is much effort made to make the form of the bottle into its own creature. This lamp made by South African designer Heath Nash does just that with curvy cuts into the plastic bottles and layers that make it much more appealing. Multicolored Chandelier Made From Recycled PET Bottle Pieces

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


thats it ! computer stuff in dumpster

I found to date lots of computer stuff in good condition in the trash but this perfectly working monitor i found today is just too much to keep silence PEOPLE WE DONT HAVE ENOUGH WORLD TO WASTE IT LIKE THAT 11111 yep its a 17 in crt monitor thats allmost new except some scratches to the plastic (2006 production). it is in excellent focus what functional computer or other stuff did you find in trash ?

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


Play with trash, win $10k

If you're a kid and you're pretty crafty, check out this Trash to Treasure contest that's being run by PBS' Design Squad show. Oddly enough, there's no definition of what a kid is and if that's physical age or mental, but I'm guessing it's under 18 or so. The goal of the contest is for kids to take discarded items and turn them into functional products. The grand prize winner gets the $10k prize and will work with pros to make a prototype of the winning design.This is very cool and will be running from April 1 to June 30.Some effusive comments from the organizer:"We are eager to see kids' ideas and everyday items transformed into innovative and intriguing inventions. What a great way to inspire a fresh approach to recycling, not to mention a new crop of engineers and designers!" said Brenda Musilli, Worldwide Director of Intel Education and President of the Intel Foundation. Trash to Treasure press release

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


My Coffee Bag Wallets being sold out

I keep selling these wallets and can't find enough used coffee bags to keep up. I might post a sign a the local grocer asking for used bags. Dunkin Donuts is the most popular.

Posted by katmckee 8 years ago


Road Rash

Alright, folks. It's story time. What sorts of crashes have you (or anyone else you know) been involved in while riding a bike? Has anything ever spectacularly malfunctioned with a motorcycle, scooter, or other two or three-wheeled monstrosity? Seen a big crash? Ever bought a bike that had been wrecked? I've got a couple of stories. Which one to tell first..... Oh, I know! One time our '39 Chief set the garage on fire. This was back in the '60s after my grandpa had bought it for my dad, for a hundred bucks cash. 20 year old collector's motorcycle for that kind of money? What was wrong with it, you ask? A lot of things. It needed restoring, and Gramps ran a hotel at the time, and, in his spare time, an Indian museum. Both of the Native American sort and of the American iron sort. Parts were found, damage was fixed, and the bike given a fresh coat of Indian Red before it was fired up. Ran like a dream. Happy, they shut it off and went to bed. Now at this time, that garage was heated by a gas heater. The cork float in the bike's carb swelled up and got stuck, continuing to let gas fill the float bowl, run out the intake, across the floor, and... you guessed it, over to the pilot light. It was a flash fire, but it destroyed the curtains on the door and put a solid layer of char on that brand new purdy paint. Not much else in the garage was flammable, so the fire died nice and quick. The next morning, grandpa and my dad got up bright and early to get to work on the finishing touches, like air in the tires and a test ride. The found quite a suprise, to say the least.

Posted by Rishnai 10 years ago


Fashion from trash!

On August 27 and 28, in Nevada City, California, Haute Trash is holding the latest of what appears to have been a long history of fashion shows featuring creations made from discarded ... anything. Amazing clothing made out of garbage!  That's about as DIY as it's possible to get. I've got to go see this.  I'll take a camera and report back.

Posted by rachel 8 years ago


Clean up the pacific garbage dump.

Here is the worlds largest trash dump, in the middle of the pacific, it is twice the size of texas. (a little less than Alaska for people who don't know how big texas is) and it needs to be cleaned up. me and a friend have tried to find some way to do it but were just high school students in north virginia. We are going to need your help to clean it up, so please help through any means possible. Even something such as recycling, reusing, or just trying to get others to do something will help greatly thanks.

Posted by DELETED_professor awsome 6 years ago


(newsletter) DIY Plasma Cutter, Power a Car with Trash, Steampunk Monopoly

Jan 8, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Help us make 2009 a Green Year! Show off a clever reuse for a plastic bottle in the Tap'dNY Keep the Bottle Contest and win a Voltaic solar-charging backpack! The Craftsman Workshop of the Future Contest has closed for entries. Help choose who wins $25,000 in Sears gift cards by voting now! The Homemade Holidays: Holiday Gifts Contest has closed for entries! Help choose the winners by voting now! The Homemade Holidays: Holiday Decorations Contest winners have been announced! See who won! Convert your Honda to Run on Trash by jimmason Cheap iPhone Macro Lens by ch0rtle Giant Atari Joystick Lamp by seamster 48V Electric Bike by Radioactive_Legos Vote now! Win a Voltaic solar-charging backpack! Inlaid Wood Box with Hidden Compartment by technoplastique Strap a Leaf Blower Engine to a Bike and Go Fast by Jnkyrdguy Hacked Calculator Prank by Kipkay Build A Mobile Bar - BaR2D2 by jamiep Make a Fractal Antenna for HDTV by williamruckman Build a Honey Extractor by doozer_not_fraggle Build a Peg Board Tool Cart by sensoryhouse Electrified Monopoly Steampunk Style by antibromide Homemade Holidays Contests Vote for your favorites! See who won! Homemade Plasma Cutter by jandgse812 Snail Art Car The Golden Mean by jonsarriugarte Custom Star Bike Wheel by MasterRed Make a plastic gadget a little more beautiful by radiorental Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Finding good Trash!

Check out this AWESOME resource for finding good dumpsters!http://trashwiki.orgIt's a brand new website in its infancy, so sign up and start adding your info! (started by the excellent folks at http://casarobino.org)

Posted by stasterisk 9 years ago


Trash Can Trama

I want to build my own version of Trash Can Trauma from the Halloween edition of Make magazine http://makezine.com/halloween2007/trashcan/I got some props and the trash can and was wondering the best way to power it Electrical or pneumatics? if pneumatics are the best way then I can buy an air compressor from Harbor Freight tools for $100 Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Posted by RattandRoll 11 years ago


Failed Experimentation : Trash bags solar balloon

.Solar balloon made with 20 litres trash bags don't take flight.It's too small and too heavy ...Don't even try : it does not work =o)(go here instead)

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago


Trashing cars! (crash-testing)

If you like seeing new cars mangled in slow-motion, one place to go is here: www.euroncap.com/home.aspx Select your make (and model) Click on "films" upper left (The site also has safety-evaluations)

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago


Musical Junk Physics Project

This project is not for me. It is for someone who inquired on Answers. Here was his original text:It's a project for physics, and it sounds impossible. I also have to play it in front of the class and have a written component with an explanation on what resonance is occurring. No electric instruments.Objectives:1. Construct a musical instrument out of junk and common materials such as plastic pipe, wood, glass, metal scrap, etc.2. Demonstrate and explain physics concepts inherent in your instrument.Rules: 1. The instrument must be able to play an octave in tune to receive a B grade.The A grade is reserved for truly amazing instruments in terms of thought and construction, so my challenge to you is to WOW me.2. The instrument must be able to play a song. Songs such as "Mary had a Little Lamb" or "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" are not adequate since they do not include all the notes in an octave. 3. No Kazoos, Jew's Harps, Pop bottles filled with water, musical saws, washtub basses etc. When in doubt, ask.4. This is a high school level assignment, so I am expecting high school level (or above) projects at an appropriate level of difficulty. 5. Grading will be based on # of notes playedability to make your instrument resonateappropriate difficulty of the instrument constructionyour song of choice in an auditory presentation to the class and an explanation of the physics behind your instrumentcreativity of course.Stringed instruments must have more than one stringLet's help him out!!!

Posted by BeanGolem 9 years ago


Recycle Plastic to make Mesh for Plastering

I made my whole house out of recycled nylon fishnet and cement.  The tuna factory where I got the free fishnet moved off the island, and I have no more source for plasterable plastic mesh material.   I like plastic mesh because it doesn't rust.  Recycling some of our plastic trash, which is a huge world-wide problem, would be great.  Furthermore, given plasterable trash sacks one can make "trash rocks" ( https://www.instructables.com/id/TRASH-ROCKS-Eliminate-Unrecyclable-Trash ).   One can build with trash rocks; putting unrecyclable trash to good use as fill material inside the trash rocks.  If somebody could come up with a way to melt down and somehow convert plastic into mesh material, it could be a big step toward putting our trash to good use.  Mesh in the form of ready-to-use trash sacks would simplify the making of trash rocks.  In flat sheets, the mesh could be used to make walls, floors, and roofs. Fishnet stretches in all directions, so it is good for making dome shapes.  Some meshes are more rigid and are only good for flat projects, or cylinders.  If the mesh was more rigid, one might buy ready-made, light-weight forms for things like outdoor furniture, take them home and plaster them on-location.  Someone more chemistry oriented than I am might be able to figure this one out.  It seems to me there might be a lot of commercial potential in this, too. 

Posted by Thinkenstein 7 years ago


Partial solution to trash in water? Maybe.

 Hey everyone, I had a couple of ideas for getting trash out of our storm drains/oceans/streams/rivers, the first one, this one has a couple of flaws: This is a very basic idea to skimming trash off the surface of water, a net. Preferably one with small holes to limit the amount of trash flowing out of it with the water. BUT, fatal flaw: It can also catch wildlife in it, and I'm still trying to figure out how to work around this. Any suggestions? Second, a filter of sorts for storm drains/streams: Imagine a metal mesh wedge, kind of like a snowplow wedge, that would go in front of drains and such (I'm thinking more for the type of streams and drains that have those big tunnels going under roads and sidewalks and emerge on the other side). The wedge could allow water to flow through, but direct trash off to the sides to collection tanks. I'll try to illustrate it below.                       - - - - - - - - <0 (the lines would be the stream, then the wedge, then the drain/tunnel opening. I couldn't do the tanks...) I'm eager for any suggestions/tips, improvements, and thoughts on these!

Posted by Zem 8 years ago


Using Plasma Arcs to Deal with Trash

"A Florida county plans to build a facility to get rid of their landfills, generate electricity and produce construction material, all using a process called plasma gasification which vaporizes garbage at temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun. The $425 million facility expected to be built in St. Lucie County will use plasma arcs to turn garbage into gas and rock-like material. It will be the first municipal plasma waste processing facility in the united states, and the largest in the world. Expected to be completed within 2 years, the 100,000 square food facility will process 3,000 tons of waste per day. Fed not only with waste being produced currently, the facility will also begin to process the waste already in the county landfill. Estimates predict that the entire volume of the existing landfill, 4.3 million tons of trash collected since 1978, will be processed within 18 years."Read More...It almost seems too good to be true, what do you think?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


Do-It-Yourself Guru Makes Treasures From Trash - Tim Anderson Profiled on NPR's Weekend Edition

Tim Anderson was profiled this morning on NPR's Weekend Edition: Do-It-Yourself Guru Makes Treasures From Trash. It's a great piece, touching on Tim's Free Yacht Saga, his Know How series, and the rest of his 200 Instructables. More news and press about Instructables here.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Make electricity from trash!

Hey, guys! recently I've published my FIRST instructable! It's a project to make electricity from biogas produced from organic materials. Check the link below to have more information: https://www.instructables.com/id/Cash-from-Trash-Make-your-very-own-electricity/ Note: this instructable is in the "green living and technology challenge" so if you like it vote for me!

Posted by baker amin 7 years ago


Picking up trash to build stuff, a lifestyle

Hi, I am an hobbyist who likes to build stuff during my time off. Recently, a friend of mine have suggested that I build stuff out of waste products instead of trying to build things out of materials that are brand spanking new. This not only helps the environment, but I think could serve as a better inspiration than going out to shop for those things, as you never know what you might find in the trash. With that said, I am interested in visiting landfills and dumps as I think it would have the most materials in one place. However, the difficulty is that many companies do not like you looking around in there. I know of some scrappers who pick up things by driving around the local neighborhood, but I don't have the time for that during weekdays. Does anyone have any idea how I may visit a landfill to gather materials? Does anyone know of a convenient way to gather waste material to build their projects in general? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Posted by aptestnivr 4 years ago


Trash-Burning Car, Giant Bristlebot, 25 Cent Ring

Trash-Burning Car Giant Bristlebot 25 Cent Ring Magnetic Rubik's Dice Cube Paper Wallet Weld a Barbecue Easy Rain Barrel Build an Artificial Reef How to Freeze Blueberries Beach Towel for Two Terra Cotta Fountain iMac Desk Clone a Tomato Plant Crocheted Fairy Wings Stainless Steel Patio Heater

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


Trash movies

Did anyone else notice the flood of extremely bad movies this year? Zombies, Nazi-Zombies, deadly virus that turns people into zombies... And then there are these "creature films".... Sharknado (1 to3 !!!), Three headed shark attack, Sharktopus VS Whalewolf, Lavalantula, Megashark VS Kolossus .... Of course we also have a lot of adventure films in the lord of the ring style... What is it that all these movies have in common? They all take at least 90 minutes from your life LOL Not sure where to start, the bad acting, the boring dialogs, the special effects - some are below high school level. So what is it that makes companies produce such crap? I admit I can quite enjoy a trash movie every now and then, but the level of trash is now higher than anything. Do you think it is the fun of making it that drives the people, desperation to at least make a movie once or what it is? Can't be to satisfiy the people buying those movies ROFL

Posted by Downunder35m 3 years ago


Dumpster Diving & Trash Picking

I haven't done much dumpster diving but after seeing some of the stuff gleaned from the jaws of the compactor, I plan on doing some. Any tips or information on good techniques and favorable sites to cull treasures from would be greatly appreciated. Thanx, Mrs. P

Posted by Mrs. Peterson 11 years ago


Storm Trooper From Trash Cans

There was a set of videos in YouTube that showed how to make an awesome storm trooper out of trash cans... Unfortunatly I don't have access to YouTube at work or at the local library... and have a convention I want to wear it to this friday... If someone would watch through it and post an instructable that would be great... or at least post the item list here and I can figure it out from there... I just really want to have it done by this weekend. Also, TO COME -> GONK COSTUME (I made this one myself, and it turned out great)

Posted by teamcoltra 10 years ago


Arvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning

Great TEDtalk where Arvind Gupta discusses simple toys that are inexpensive and yet educational.  His enthusiasm as a toy inventor just beams from the presentation. video link Description from TED: At the INK Conference, Arvind Gupta shares simple yet stunning plans for turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves -- while learning basic principles of science and design. Arvind Gupta is an Indian toy inventor and popularizer of science for kids. Creating simple toys out of trash and everyday goods, he illustrates principles of science and design in a memorably hands-on fashion. He works at the Children's Science Centre in Pune, India. He's the author of numerous books available in English, Hindi and other Indian languages, including Little Toys, Science from Scrap, and Science Skills & Thrills: The Best of Arvind Gupta. His Low-Cost Equipment for Science and Technology Eduction is available as a PDF download through UNESCO.

Posted by CrLz 5 years ago


INSTRUCTABLE COMMUNITY! see if one of your instructables can help someone in a developing nation. Building for a good cause!

I saw this website called honeybee, Anyone who likes to solve problems using everyday things or inventing new things. Check this out This is a list of problems people have in developing nations they need help building constructing and recycling tools and machines to help them in there everyday lives, I have read them and i think the inscrutable community could really help there cause. take a look see if you made something that they need. http://www.sristi.org/hbnew/seeking_solution.php video about it http://www.ted.com/talks/anil_gupta_india_s_hidden_hotbeds_of_invention.html here's there about us   WHO ARE WE? Honey Bee Network is a crucible of like-minded individuals, innovators, farmers, scholars, academicians, policy makers, entrepreneurs and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). A Network having presence in more than seventy five countries, what has made Honey Bee Network tight knit and efficiently functional is its philosophy. Honey Bee signifies a philosophy of discourse, which is authentic, accountable and fair. The Network has been woven around three basic ideals. The Network believes that a knowledge system in order to become sustainable has to be both just and fair. Hence, while collecting knowledge from the knowledge holder, the Network has made it a norm to acknowledge the knowledge provider with name and reference, if otherwise not desired by the knowledge provider. This particular practice has come handy in protecting the IPR of the knowledge provider. In the second place, the source of knowledge i.e. in the case of Honey Bee Network, the traditional knowledge holders and grassroots innovators must be acknowledged, if otherwise desired so by the knowledge holders themselves. Finally, any proceed that accrues from the value addition of local traditional knowledge and innovation; a fair and reasonable share must go back to the knowledge holders. These have been the guiding principles of the Network, which are fundamental to the functioning of the network and constitute the major non-negotiable for the Network. WHAT ARE WE DOING? Over the last sixteen years or so, the Honey Bee Network has lived the very spirit of the philosophy that it holds so dearly. Moreover, the actions that have followed the philosophy have grown and matured over a period of time and their trajectory of maturation has been based upon the strong realization of the essence of the philosophy. ‘Honey Bee’ Newsletter, the creative mouthpiece of the network, is published in seven Indian languages (Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Oriya) other than English. The very logic tells that any documentation and dissemination of local and traditional knowledge and innovations in English, certainly connects us globally but alienates locally. Living out the concern, the regional language versions reach out to the thousands grassroots knowledge holders, who otherwise would have been alienated from the benefits of knowledge, they themselves contribute in the first place. Acknowledging the very source of the traditional knowledge, the Honey Bee Newsletter and its regional versions carry stories of the local ingenuity with the consent of the knowledge holder. Another source of acknowledging the local genius has been preparing the database of the traditional knowledge and grassroots innovations and Honey Bee Network, over the last twenty years has documented more than 1,00,000 ideas, innovations and traditional knowledge practices. Honey Bee, true to its metaphor, has been the source of pollination and cross-pollination of ideas, creativity and grassroots genius, without taking away the nectar from the flower for ever.

Posted by LoganMackey 8 years ago


Hey Scooter Trash! We Have a New Hero!!!

You want freedom? Enjoy living dangerously? This happened in my hometown (at least where my Mom and Dad live). Take a look: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/ODD_NUDE_MOTORCYCLIST?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT&CTIME;=2009-02-11-20-46-29And before anyone asks, No! This wasn't a member of the Skunk Crew.

Posted by skunkbait 9 years ago


Zipfizz Containers

I have a bunch of empty Zipfizz containers. I don't want to toss them in the trash (no plastic recycling in my area). What in the world could I make with them that would be useful?

Posted by jwade19 5 years ago


Recycled Regatta

Saluda Shoals Park in Columbia SC is hosting its First Annual Recycled Regatta! Its a build your own boat contest. All you have to do is collect recyclables, trash or anything that would normally wind up in a landfill. Build a boat with the items and bring it to the Park May 10th! You must register no later than May 1 2008. Boats will be judged on creativity, best use of materials, best sinker and speed/agility! There will be some really sweet prizes - so start making your boat today! Boats must hold at least one person! Boats also must be human powered! No motors or trained dolphins! This is a new activity for the 2008 Earth Fair event (5th year running) We will continue to have all the normal environmental educational booths, canoe and kayak demos, mountain bike demos, fly fishing classes, bird walks and more! This is an awesome event! We hope to see you there! Email me for more info!

Posted by EdventureChildrensMuseum 10 years ago


wich linux works best on ibook

My school threw away 4 ibooks but i salvaged them from the trash 3 of them just need a OS so what is a good Linux distro for ibooks?

Posted by Tanners 10 years ago


Space Trash Crowds Orbiting Satellites

Two or three times a day, a satellite circling Earth narrowly misses destruction by an orbital hailstorm of junk sweeping the busy super highways of space.A spreading cloud of shrapnel from the collision of two satellites earlier this month is making wrecks for working spacecraft around Earth all but inevitable, analysts warn. As the ninth significant crack-up in two years -- including a punctured nuclear satellite -- the wreckage of Iridium 33 and Cosmos 2251 is fostering a chain reaction of collisions that puts billions of dollars of spacecraft and manned space flights at risk.Full article and really cool slideshow: Harmless Debris on Earth Is Devastating in Orbit - Wall Street Journal.via benjaneer.

Posted by noahw 9 years ago


iBle comments not displayed if coded ID used in URL

. If I use https://www.instructables.com/id/E1QBGKM32NEZBF8KRX/?ALLSTEPS , the comments are not displayed.. If I use https://www.instructables.com/id/Trash-o-caster/?ALLSTEPS , the comments show up.. See also https://www.instructables.com/community/Wanted_Electric_Guitar_Wiring_Instructable/#CTXS9SQFPP80GS3

Posted by NachoMahma 9 years ago


recycle PP together with PET ?

We have (atlast) bongomats (recycling bins for plastic bottles) in town they are intended for transparent bottles made of PET and marked with the recycling icon and num 1 in it is it ok to throw there plastic stuff made of PP (recycling icon with num 5) or its better to trash it ?

Posted by 11010010110 10 years ago


What to do with old nintendo?

Well yesterday was the community garage sale, and today is trash day. So everyone is throwing out the stuff they didn't sell. Here I was, walking down the street when...VOILA...I see an old Nintendo console with a game in it, and one controller sitting right on top. So, what should I do with it?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago


Wanted: Coffee Cup Art

I'm launching a new site next week called Cup Zombie am looking for folks to participate with me. It's a little off beat but my idea is to get people to start thinking differently about what is trash and what can be saved - and to have fun with it :)! The url is www.cupzombie.com Thank you!!!! Hannah

Posted by thecheapskatemom 6 years ago


What can you make with parts from an old dryer?

My dryer's heat sensor stopped working, and instead of fixing it, my mom wants to trash it. I want to disassemble it before the city comes to pick it up. Is there anything i can build from the old parts: motor, belt, pulley, etc..

Posted by magsalud 10 years ago


Reuse of old mobile

I am using a mobile phone  tracker site to track my car in case it is stolen.  I wanted to adapt the old mobile phone by stripping it down to essentials to ensure that the sim signal was still running but there was no need for the display / keyboard.  Is there an instructable or website that offers advice on how to do that? The phones are old nokia phones so not worried if they get trashed.

Posted by carter54 4 years ago


balloon help

I'm looking to build a conductive balloon, don't ask why, you'll see later, this is what I need done: 1) A giant balloon (I'll use a giant trash bag so problem solved) 2) Someway to make all (or almost all) of the sureface area conductive 3) It has to be able to float. Any suggestion to make it float and conductive?

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago


Transforming coffee table - NEED HELP?

Anyone have or seen an instructable or tutorial on how to make this??? It's basically a normal coffee table where the sides can swivel up and become TV trays. http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2011/04/22/white-trash-repairs-not-a-kludge-transforming-table/ desperately want! your help and ingenuity is greatly appreciated!

Posted by mrshow555 7 years ago


Once more soup! (otra vez sopa!) FIXED FIXED FIXED

While trying to create a new instructable, I got the message at pressing Save button. There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal The text I want to save was: While I lick my wounds after the trip I had with the conversion to gas electrical generator, and collect courage to try to make the changes suggested several virtual friends, I had to make time for other tasks. One of these was derived from chulengo construction. The case was that chulengo made useless the bulky and damaged grill that I used before, and consequently it was demolished. But I also used the grill to burn occasionally leaves, paper, cardboard and other trash. My idea is thus decreased the use of polyethylene bags, and as in any case it is highly likely that this trash be finally incinerated, or worse, will contribute to contaminate ground water. Pressing F5 does not fix the problem, this time.

Posted by rimar2000 5 years ago


14.4v Milwaukee cordless drill using 18v battery packs?

Have an excellent drill from Milwaukee with tons of life left but having trouble getting the 14.4v batteries AND getting them to last. Anyone adapted the 18v batteries to a 14.4v tool. Is it possible. I figure it won't come recommended. I just hate to trash this tool. Thanks. Dave

Posted by gutbucket 6 years ago


One of My Stories

I'm usually not one to write but...I don't know I guess I just had an idea for a story that might be good if I continued it. Right now the one below is still being worked on theres some parts that still don't sound right or are missing something. I also really shouldn't say "stories" because truly this is my only one. Anyway, just thought I'd share it. Any ideas for how to take the plot further would be greatly appreciated. Here it goes: My over-active imagination was running away with me again. I've woken up twice in the last hour to something...I can't explain the sound. I just want to sleep until morning and have been doing my best to ignore it, but it just keeps getting louder. Alright, thats it. I shoved off the covers and expertly dodged the piles of clothes that seem to grow bigger over night, to the door. Slowly, I turned the knob. It creaked. I breathed sharply through my teeth hoping nobody heard. Then again, who couldn't hear whatever that racket is? I nudged open the door and slipped into the hallway. It was dark but I wouldn't dare risk turning on the light. Luckily, the big bay window downstairs cast a light over the steps. Jeez, I never knew a house could have so many things that creaked. So I took the stairs two at a time to just cut down on noise. From where I stood, at the base of the stairs, It sounded like the noise was coming from the kitchen, though it was muffled. As I walked into the kitchen, I looked around. Nothing too out of the ordinary. Plates are still stacked up in the sink, waiting to be cleaned. The trash still needs taken out, but what's that sound? Wait, the trash...oops. I don't want that to still be here when Dad wakes up. I was supposed to take it out after dinner, well guess I'll take it out now... I bent down and jerked up the bag. It seemed heavier than normal but I didn't take that into mind. We did have a big dinner that night. I opened the back door to the night. The air was crisp and cool. It was the middle of fall and already it gets to be almost freezing at night. I shivered then walked quickly down the steps and down the sidewalk, careful to not let the bag scrape the ground. Heaving the heavy bag in the trash can, I looked around. It's been awhile since I've been up this late. I'm glad I'm usually not, it's eerie out here. Everything is quiet, there's not a person in sight, the road seems to just go on into the darkness. What makes it especially creepy though is that now that same sound is coming from the trash can in front of me. I just stood and stared. I have to see what it is. What if it is something alive and it needs help? Shakily I reached out and pulled off the lid. It fell to the ground with a loud clang, but I don't care. Now my curiosity was over coming the fear. Slowly, I reached up, untied the bag and looked inside. Then woke up. I reached down and unplugged my blaring alarm clock, not trying to even look for the button that would shut it up. Groggily, sitting up, I remembered the dream. I've been having weird dreams like that. Ever since we moved into our new...well new to us, but still old house. So I tried not to give it much thought. As I lumbered out of bed I could smell the aroma of breakfast come from the kitchen. I was hungry and the smell didn't help me whatsoever. I quickly pulled on a pair of jeans and the shirt I wore yesterday, then rushed out of my room, glancing at the mirror in the hall. Staring back at me was a kid who looked like he hadn't slept in years. My black hair was out in every direction and I had a looked like I was about to fall asleep right then and there. Well, good thing it's a Saturday! I was just starting to turn around to head downstairs when I saw my dad at the bottom of the steps holding a trash bag. "Crud", I said under my breath. I guess my dream was right... Silently I walked down the stairs. He didn't have to say a word. I took the bag out of his hands and headed out back. Lifting up the lid to the trash can I remembered my dream. What was in that bag? I looked around quickly. No one in sight. I undid the strings and looked inside the dark bag. Nothing but trash. Sigh. I almost wished there was something in there. Just to add some excitement to my week. With a dad being an ex-NAVY Sgt. He liked to keep everything on schedule and organized. for him everyday was nearly the same. Me? I'm anything but organized. Him being like that bugged me. I like change once in a while. Not just the same humdrum stuff everyday. But I'm used to it. "Matt?"-I nearly knocked over the trash can. "Are you OK?" My sister was standing beside me with a curious look on her face. I hadn't realized I had my head still in the trash bag for nearly five minutes. "Yeah, I'm fine." She still had that weird look, " Why did you have your head in the trash?" "I...uh...how 'bout you go inside and get some breakfast?" She didn't say anything. She just slowly turned around, still confused. For once she didn't keep asking me. Normally, If she asked something she wouldn't shut up until she got an answer. I shook my head. Why do I always do that? I get thinking about something and then sort of zone off. It's embarrassing sometimes, like just now. "Matt, get in here!" Bah, I did it again. I ran inside. It looked like I missed breakfast. All the plates were put up besides mine. I sighed, and then threw my plate in the microwave. “ Hey, Trash Sniffer!” I turned around , my younger brother Aaron was looking up at me grinning. “ What were you doing in the trash?” “ I was…um…thinking.” “In the trash?” “You won’t leave until you get an answer, will you?” He just stood there, still grinning. “ Fine, I was daydreaming again about a dream I had.” I glanced at him. He now had a more serious look. “ You said you didn’t have those dreams anymore.” Then I realized I shouldn’t have said that. Remembering how when I first told him about the weird dreams and how they about scared him to death. He would wake up every morning worrying about if I had a bad dream. I ended up lying to him that I didn’t have those dreams and that he helped make them go away. Now, I could tell he was already starting to worry. I quickly said, “ No, no, not one of those dreams. It was a nice one and I was just trying to remember it. “Really?” He said glancing up at me. I nodded. “Ok, I just didn’t want you to have bad dreams again.” And with that he turned and walked away. Crazy 6 year olds.

Posted by Rockerx 10 years ago


Where lame computers go to die.

If you're like me you probably have an "out of sight, out of mind" attitude towards garbage. Usually, when I throw something out, I don't give too much thought to where it is going to end up. The problem with such an attitude is that the garbage ultimately has to go somewhere; it is unlikely that we are going to start blasting our trash into space any time soon. So, the question is, when we toss out really toxic things like old computers or televisions, where, in fact, are they ending up? The edge of town? The edge of the county? The next state over? West Africa? A small shanty in China?National Geographic has an amazing article in their current issue about the fate of such e-waste."People have always been proficient at making trash. Future archaeologists will note that at the tail end of the 20th century, a new, noxious kind of clutter exploded across the landscape: the digital detritus that has come to be called e-waste."Photograph by Peter Essick

Posted by randofo 10 years ago


Uses for old dell laptop

So my work throughout out this old dell lap top and I recovered it from the trash. It has no hard rives or ram and the screen is half disconnected from the body, but I want to take it apart and find something to do with it. Im mostly interested in the touch pad on it and because I'm into music I want to find a way to use it to control sound, perhaps by controlling the volume or pitch of a audio signal. Any ideas.

Posted by wickednick 6 years ago


new blog requesting ideas on what to do with stuff

Hey - I've just put up a blog to help me deal with some of the useless stuff at my place. http://whatdoidowiththisstuff.blogspot.com/ If any of you have the time, and could offer suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated. The first item up is an old freezer that I have no idea what to do with. Are there any uses, other than tossing it in the trash, that I'm missing? Thanks, Dave

Posted by Guelpher 7 years ago