I need a yo-yo, but I really can't buy one. Does anyone know how to build one?
Posted by ry25920 10 years ago
I've just purchased a Indiana Jones Vintage (beat up looking) Felt Fedora, AND ITS FREAKIN AWESOME!!! Anyone know how to do some cool hat tricks? ie, rolling it about, tossing in air to put it on etc... Also, I know here is one (could do with some improvement), but I feel a sudden urge to know how to cheat at cards. Any help?
Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago
The first 10 people who enter the Electronics Tips & Tricks Contest this week (6/25/12) and have their project featured will get a free 3D print. All prints are going to be made on our Objet printers and must fit within the bounds of 3" x 3" x 3". If you don't have files that you want printed, you can receive a 3D-printed Instructables Robot figurine instead. Some featuring guidelines for Photo Instructables are as follows: Has an original, unique and/or compelling idea Title fits and explains the project All photos are original Contains at least 3 photos, and at least 1 image of the final project All photos are in focus with correct lighting At least 2 paragraphs describing project inspiration, process, outcome, challenges, etc Reference links and files if required
Posted by randofo 6 years ago
This is s a general forum for people to post questions and tips they have found over the time they've spent welding My question/tip is this - I recently had to weld two pieces of oddly shaped steel together. Placement and alignment was important for me but the shapes of the steel pieces made clamping them together a bit of a mission. My solution was to position and hold the pieces of steel using prestik (probably the south african equivalent of U.S. bluetack - maybe chewing gum could work) and then the steel pieces didn't move while I tacked them in place. My question is obviously whether this is a questionable practice because of fumes (I didn't notice any) or weakening of the weld from the prestik inclusion (it seems to be holding quite nicely though and the piece is now the switch activator for a press strip feeder. If you can't think of any problems then its a tip
Posted by djmachet 9 years ago
Well after a request for an 'ible on basic bike tricks as a follow up to this cycling 'ible I'm wondering what tricks people would like to know about so far the list is:Pulling a wheelieStoppies/endos (stopping or moving with the back wheel in the air)BunnyhoppingSliding in a reasonable manner (as in tailslides)I'd like any other suggestions, the 'ible will include all requested tricks that I can do, heck got any for me to learn? Just throw them at me. If I can I'll add stalls and stuff to this but considering where I live finding a good place to do so is hard (it's still a building site for the most part...)EDIT: The instructable is now up
Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago
APRIL FOOLS! We love pranks and gags so much that we're having another April Fools Contests this year! The contest starts today (March 11, 2013) and closes on April 8, 2013) We're looking for all kinds of pranks, tricks, gags, hoaxes or other practical jokes.Just one thing, projects for this contest can't be hurtful or mean-spirited (that's just not nice). You'll have plenty of time to photograph the madness on April 1 and still have time to share your pictures here before the deadline (April 8, 2013). What madness do you have cooked up? Show us by entering the April Fools' Contest today!
Posted by mikeasaurus 5 years ago
We've selected some fabulous prizes from Otto Frei and Rio Grande and we cannot wait to see all the amazing jewelry our community will create! Prizes include premium and simple jewelry making kits, mini drill presses with drill bit sets, and wire wrapping kits. The Jewelry Contest is open April 15th through June 10th. We're looking for creative jewelry instructables including metalworking, ceramics, wire wrapping, 3D printed jewelry, mixed media, beading, and more! Head over to the contest page to get all the details.
Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago
This fad of "planking" reminds me of a parlor trick I think I read about once. Perhaps from the 1800s. A woman lies with heels on one chair, head on another. Supposedly she has been hypnotized to be very strong. Then a heavy guy sits on her stomach. Is there a name for that? Or a place to find image, or reference?
Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago
It would be good to have a TIPS/TRICKS category. Sometimes i have some good info somebody else might be able to use. Not enough for a full Instructable. Its a tip/trick that doesn't take a lot of explanation. Example ible. I was forced to add more pictures just to get the ible to publish. I suppose those additional pictures help, but not really needed for this particular tip to be valid. So i suggest a TIP/TRICK section or something along those lines
Posted by WWC 5 years ago
Hi. I'm a recently retired Magician/Ventriloquist, now focussing on assisting young magicians and beginners on the road to greatness. In my Instructables, I'll be presenting videos on how a trick looks, as well as how the trick works. We'll be concentrating on easy to do magic with simple items, so there'll be no need to purchase expensive magical gear. I welcome your questions, thoughts and suggestions. The aim is to provide as much advice and information as you need. Whether you're beginner or advanced, please feel comfortable to contact me with your problem, good news or just for a chat. I also welcome parents of interested youngsters to contact me for any advice or information that may be required. My sole ambition is to provide help where needed, to progress magicians along their chosen path. Further detail on who I am and what I do can be found at: http://bobedazzler.wixsite.com/learnmagicsecrets
Posted by kidsmagic 4 years ago
I have a trampoline, and I can do a pretty good amount of tricks. And recently I was looking for a new trick to learn. I found one that I thought was cool, but I don't know the name. What it is, is a 180 aerial (no handed cartwheel). Most of the time when someone is performing it, they are transferring from trampoline to trampoline at an indoor trampoline arena. If you know what trick I am talking about please tell me.
Posted by SBDFFLS 5 years ago
I'm counting down the days until summer for one thing; wakeboarding.Its something I think I'd be good at, I don't like sports, but i'm sort of athletic. Last year i was just getting the hang of it by the end of the season. This year i'm stronger and bigger, and i'm optimistic that i'll be able to get a lot better this year. Plus my friends are going to learn with me on our boat.I'm positive that i can get the basic two wake jump down, riding switch, doing surface 180's and maybe a 360. Maybe some simple board grabs? No idea.But I wanted something I could practice on and perfect that's more than just that, some kind of aerial trick.Are there any wakeboarders out there that are willing to tell me what to start off learning once i have the basics down?Thanks, I cant say how excited i am for school to end...29 more days....hopefully by the end of summer i'll be acceptably good.as a side note, does anyone know the legal age in FL to drive a ski boat alone? I took my boaters safety test and i already have my learner's permit for driving a car.i know you have to be 14 with a boaters license to drive a PWC, but what about boats?I also know for people under 21 you have to have a boaters license and (i think) a picture ID. But i'm not sure, does anyone know for sure?Thanks
Posted by John Smith 9 years ago
*Typing...* It took me about a week to make my Instructable on my magnetic pegboard, and about a month to make my I'ble on SpectrumLED. Now I don't even want to know how much time it took chr to make his 8X8X8 LED Cube Instructable... 2 Weeks ago, I published an Instructable on my Articulating Lamp, I don't think it took me more than 3-4 hours... Other than the fact that I now have way more experience, I've thought of several tips that decrease the amount of time I have to sit in front of the computer and type, by a HUGE amount. If making and I'ble is a lot of work, it'll feel like work, and I'll need to take a break... If it's fairly easy, I'll want to make more! I will leave some of the tips that I've come up with in the comments. If you have your own leave them in the comments below!
Posted by Yonatan24 1 year ago
Right here - https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-do-the-Elastico-SoccerFootball-Dribble-Te/ Enjoy!! practice - practice - practice!
Posted by MGO_Count 8 years ago
Hi Guys ^.^ Just wondering what is your best trick? hardest trick? and how you do it? Everyone has different techniques so your way could help others do the trick... :) My best / favourite / hardest trick is a triple K-flip into dark slide shuv-it into 5-0 grind with an impossible out. The K-flip I do like a normal kick flip but pop higher / kick harder, also one has to catch it before it makes the 4th revolution. The shuv-it is tricky as it goes 270degrees and 1/2 a flip, fingers go in the center and just behind and under 1 back wheel. Catch it and land manual on the rail then set up for a back foot impossible. Fingers like a K-flip but the back finger more to the toe side so as to hook/pull the board round. Pop hard and swing the back finger upwards while at the same time moving the front finger out the way, as the board comes back round catch with the front finger and land it. Hope it helps anyone stuck with those tricks. Now I want to hear from you! =D Mountain Island xx
Posted by mountain island 8 years ago
I find myself with the task of lighting a camp fire, either dramatically, magically or mysteriously. I know a couple of methods, but the campfire audience have seen them before. Anybody got any novel ideas for lighting a campfire at the sneaky pull of a cord, or throw of a hidden switch? (Yes, I know about wire wool and batteries...)
Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago
I really like this television show. The masked magician show how to do great tricks and illusions. I even did some at school. Like levitating, walking on water, cutting someone in half and the wine and needle trick. Do you like it ? or what do you think ?
Posted by arylic 9 years ago
Hello, I am trying to get breakdancing ibles on instructable going. It is a great way to get excercise and have fun! I made a group for all those who want to learn breakdancing. https://www.instructables.com/group/breakdancing/ For all those who already know how to do some moves like a bsic flare, post some instructions and add it to the group. Also, once breakdancing gets going on instructables, i need someone that can help me post contests and other things frequently. Thanks! =D
Posted by Football viking boy 6 years ago
We recently compiled a list of the most sophisticated Instructables (based on the number of steps). Here's the top of the list--now you just have to read through every step.Animatronic Lion: Weighing in at 117 steps, this is the longest Instructable.Reduce Your Impact: 100 Ways to Reduce Your Impact.Elvis Alive: This project is much more than just a hound dog, crying all the time. Travel in Toledo: A winner from the recent Lonely Planet Travel Tips Contest.Butler Bot: A robotic butler to serve your every command, in 58 steps.Wall-E Robot: For all of the Pixar fans out there.50 Handy Tricks: 50 of TimAnderson's useful tips.Nut Sheller: Remove the shell of any nut, especially helpful in developing countries relying on nuts for sustenance.Ambience Enhancer: Give any area a touch of ambience.Bicycle Power: Use pedals to power your home electronic devices.More Handy Tricks More tricks from TimAnderson.Chopper Bicycle: This bicycle will definitely turn heads.Rainwater Collector: Reuse the water that falls from the sky.More Handy Tricks: The handy tricks keep coming...Even More Handy Tricks: And 40 more from TimAnderson.
Posted by joshf 10 years ago
This is a pretty easy trick. I will tell you that it does not look cool, but it does come in handy. See, stop and go is a trick where the yo-yo literally stops, then starts sleeping again. This comes in handy if you are in a tournament and your yo-yo's sleep is about to die. First, get into a brain twister mount:Throw a strong sleeper. Point the index finger of your non-throw hand out and bring the yo-yo up. Now move your throw hand under the yo-yo and up again on the other side.*For more detailed instructions, go ahead and surf the web*The trick itselfOkay, now that you are in the brain twister mount, bring your throw hand up and under your non-throw hand so it forms a sort of cup. Now move your hands up a bit and the yo-yo will come up to your hand. Be prepared to catch it. This is the "stop" part of the trick "stop and go". Now for the "go" part. Bring your throw hand under the yoyo and twist it so your fingers point away from you. Now pull your throw hand down and leave your non-throw hand where it is. The yo-yo should start spinning again and you are ready for more tricks.
Posted by PineapplebobTheGreat 10 years ago
Yoyo tricks have gotten a lot crazier in the past few years. People are playing with metal yoyos that can sleep for over a minute and can pull off a couple dozen tricks in that time. Some people even go off-string with the yoyo spinning all on its own.A company called Anti-Yo is in the thick of this scene and releases only a couple yoyos a year, but of high quality. The owners, Kiya and Sonny, started out as regular fans of the scene and decided to simply make their own and they've done a great job of it. They're living proof that you can make your hobby into something much more and start to have an effect on people all around the world.The video below shows their new yoyo, the BSP, being played with by one of their team players. Check it out.
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
I discovered a few days ago about how to quit rickroll window without quitting your browser!This trick can be used for anyone who gets trapped in the rickroll site and gets really annoyed...This trick WILL work on mac computers, I don't know if it will work for PC computers, anyway, the trick is really simple, first try quit the window to get the annoying little boxes and just press and hold down "return" until the rickroll site is gone...Click this rickroll to test.So.. Are you happy now?
Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago
Some of us should post lessons on how to skateboard because there is none on this site (i think). People could teach others by pictures or videos step by step on how to skateboard. Like tips and tricks. Also we could start at like basics like how to turn and stop. Then have some tricks like how to ollie and kickflip.
Posted by TeacherOfTheWays 11 years ago
Years ago a friend of mine showed me an easy way to pop the top off a glass bottle. The bit with the threads just snapped off. Now I can't remember how the heck she did it. I think she used two bottles and rubbed them together somehow. Does anyone know this trick? or another, also easy trick?
Posted by Gwenhwyfar 10 years ago
While I was checking the stats of my plasma globe tricks instructable, I had notice my instructable has so many referrers! I did not know that instructables has referrers! Does anybody has referrers on their instructables?Check out my "Amazing plasma globe tricks that you never knew before!!!" instructable if you never been there before...
Posted by Plasmana 10 years ago
So, what are your Halloween plans? Are you going to a party? Going trick or treating, or just going to stay home and watch Demons 2? This year, I'm not going to do much. Just paint my face white, and put on black lipstick and eyeliner while walking around the neighborhood. (Okay, I may go to some houses for candy =P)
Posted by Rock Soldier 8 years ago
So what are you going to be for Halloween (as in what costume are you wearing.) Also what are you going to do for Halloween, are you going to stay at you house and give out candy, scare little kids, or go trick or treat with your friends?I am going to go trick or treating with my friendsI have also come up with a costume design which is a transformer costume that actually transforms! Unlike the costly imitation costumes at the store. Here are some pictures of it but it is not quite done yet.Also i was wondering if anyone would like to see an instructable on how to make this kind of costume?Its kind of like this but not as good: Please comment!!!
Posted by TeacherOfTheWays 10 years ago
I there guys, well, have 18yrs I played for all my life soccer (here is called FÃ¹tbol), Almost get to the 1rst divison , but i got this lession and now am unable fro a year. Anyway, if you have any question, about this, make now. In this week im going to uplod my videos
Posted by Ik0 9 years ago
Hi everyone, i was wondering if in parkour and freerunning "shows"(ie. Showing off to a small crowd) if you have any trademark tricks? Just name/describe/post a video of you doing your trick, and maybe suggest improvements as well. My showmove is a front-somersault with a 180 twist, then going backwards in a handstand for 5 seconds. It's less impressive than it sounds, but it gets a good roar from the crowd ;)
Posted by The Jamalam 10 years ago