Small 2-stroke Turbocharger

I was wondering if any one had heard of attaching a small turbo charger to a lawn mower or weed whacker , if anyone has heard of it could you explain how, as i am anxious to try this with my recently salvaged 2 stroke and just see as much power i can suck from it.

Posted by firemanfu 10 years ago

Turbo Boost Rippin Rockets question

I was wondering if anyone knows if the Turbo Boost Rippin Rockets engine that propels the cars works with other/all K'Nex rollercoaster cars and tracks?   Thanks!

Posted by pghninja 3 years ago

Tiny turbos?

Hey I was wondering if anyone had any idea if there are tiny turbos out there, One's that could be used in a jet engine.You see my [ jet engine] doesn't generate thrust in any real quantity but I had a great idea for a design that would be tiny and possibly capable of being used in some more interesting projects, only I need a turbo of some sort...

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago

How To Turbo-Charge My LED Light String

I am new to electronics, but I have an idea and hope that it’s simple enough for some of you with more experience can tell me I’m either on the right track, or complete wasting my time. I have looked at a number of basic solar light / charger circuits in here and on the Web, and have a very basic grasp of how they work, but the intricacies and exceptions are still fuzzy to me.  I don’t want to recreate the circuits, and want minimal soldering since I’m new to that too. I have a 40 foot long string of 100 LED solar lights that are driven off of one hard-wired AA Ni-MH 1200mah battery.  There are three ideas I have to supercharge the string to improve it.  Without tracing through the existing circuit (which I may not understand anyway), I want to draw on your experience before I get too involved. If I ultimately need to pull things apart and try and trace the circuit, I will, but until then, your guidance would be appreciated. I would like to: A) Remove the old battery and add a larger capacity battery since I currently get maybe three hours of light.  Probably easily done. 1. Changing the battery to a larger capacity looks straightforward.  I will be adding a D cell (if it fits the case) NI-CD with 3000-5000mah (not purchased yet).  Since the cell is the same voltage, can I assume that the swap doesn’t really affect the circuit? B) Add another solar panel.  Probably easily done.  1. I have one small solar panel that came with the unit which feeds the existing battery.  I am assuming that it is 2v (to suit the AA battery) and based on the size, I am assuming that it is between 100 and 150ma peak output.  I would like to add another small panel that I have lying around that is rated 2V / 150ma.  Installing these in parallel should give me a higher energy input, but still at the 2v. Looking at the circuit board the solar panel goes to the board before the battery.  I am assuming that the only thing between the solar panels and the battery is the diode, and that there isn’t any sort of current / voltage limiter on the board.  Can I assume this? Is the diode likely to handle me doubling the power through it? 2. My calculated peak solar power for the two looks to be about 250 to 300ma.  By following the 10% rule for charging and assuming that I’ll likely not get 100% rated solar power for long,  I’m assuming that I my D-cell should handle the trickle charge? C) Increase the power through the white LED’s.  This is my main question, and biggest uncertainty. 1. I am assuming that driving 100 lights off of one battery does not really get close to the maximum.  I pulled the shrink tube off of one of the LED’s and it appears a simple parallel connection.   I don’t see any resistors that are inline with the LED bulbs or directly before or after the LED string wires on the board. I’m assuming that I can add a resistor in series with the light string. Will the light output change much? How can I figure out what resistance to add without blowing my LED’s? Am I on the right track? With my very rudimentary (and possibly wrong) multimeter skills, I tried to find the following as well: Battery voltage – 1.16 v Voltage (measured as parallel with the light string) – 2.56 v Current (measured in series with the light string) – 13.1ma (this sounds low?) I’m slowly learning my way through this, and I want to put together an ‘ible together when I’m done.  Any help, corrections to my assumptions or suggestions you have are appreciated. Sorry for the long-winded message. Craig

Posted by harley1974 7 years ago

Feeding your MICRO TURBO

Is your little stream or creek to small to power a turbo generator. Try a Rampump This has several advantages that would not be possible without the use of this most humble and highly functional machine. A Rampump with a small head , can move the water to a reservoir or tank to an elevation of up to 50 - 80 feet, almost no limit with high head. Working around the clock this device can move a lot of water. Volume moved is dependent on water flow and physical size of the pump. with 50 head ft. the micro turbo can output some serious power. 10-15-20 minutes each hour. while draining the reservoir

Posted by Yeasayer 9 years ago

Help ! Auto CAD, Turbo CAD - What's best ??

I need a good CAD program. Have no experience in using CAD, but need something that will aid me in putting up a better wind charger tower (farmer, dependant on off grid power), need also to be able to design meshing gears and perhaps PC board layouts. The internet is so full of advice (read sales pitch) that I am frankly baffled. Come to think of it I also need the earth, but can't afford it. Need advice please

Posted by Karroo Oakey 9 years ago

CNC help - Software?

I'm planning on building a X-Y CNC machine.  The issue is softwares.  My plan was to get 2 scanners, and rip out the stepper motors.  Then, as seen on an instructables, use a parallel port with 2 or 3 ULN2003 chips to control the motors. My idea was to do as they did, and use TURBO-CNC to controll the parallel ports, unless there's something better to use? Can TURBO-CNC read G-Codes?  If so, what is the best program to use for creating G-Codes? This project is starting with a 1W blue laser as a etcher / paper cutter CNC.  It it going to be used for getting my machine tuned up.  Once things are in good order, It's going to be turned into a 60W acrylic / 1mm aluminum / thin wood cutter.

Posted by Killa-X 8 years ago

Whats a good size tubo to start with?

Hi i am wanting to build a small jet engine from home. i'm sure there are many of you doing so or wanting to, I worked for rolls royce automobiles as a tech...yeah i was turning spanners for them, LOL for about 25 years. although i know how a jet engine works and all of the components, i would like to make my own. So i see nobody has posted anything yet??

Posted by Cloud365 10 years ago

PC Nostalgia

Who remembers Cyrix CPUs?PCs that had a "Turbo" button?The "awesome" (at the time) quad speed optical drives?Voodoo graphics cards?SCSI?56K modems being "leading-edge" technology?16M colours being something more than slightly impressive?4Mb RAM being above average?A 486 DX2 being the best you could get?A 100 Mb hard drive was bigWindows came on a set of floppy disks (95 being about 40 of 'em or something stupid)?Loading Windows off floppies?Nestscape Gold Navigator 3.0?Alta Vista?It's not even 20 years ago...L

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago

Upgrading the Charging Capabilities of an Android

I would like to know how difficult it would be to swap out the charging port on an S4 for the new hyper charging ports on the new Droid Turbo. I know there is not a lot of free space with in the cell for mods. And I am assuming that the hyper charger is smaller. That being said the tools for a repair swap out do not seem that difficult to master. What else would be needed to make this project successful, a power converter? Basically I want to see if its possible to take the outdated cells people would normally throw away or trade and mod them into something of desire for a cheaper price. Thank you for your time Instructable Community 

Posted by Ragestine 3 years ago

Delayed Enlistment Program

No, I'm not hear to recruit.... A friend of mine recently signed Delayed Enlistment paperwork (Army)... The final decision is all him (he's 26 - capable of decision making) - I'd appreciate not having the negative sentiment at the moment (I'd rather not get into the personal story and such).What I would like to know... Does anyone know of specific details to look at on his contract? I know a few vets that have been screwed over in benefits after getting out (especially in the money for school details). I've already found one lovely "gotcha" that locks his GI Bill rates at the time in which he signs - NOT the time in which he is discharged or when he begins to use those funds (the GI bill is what gives vets money for school for those wondering).So does anyone know specific details to look out for? This is a 3+3 DEP contract (3 years active - 3 years army reserve). He's scored very well on all of his tests, and is going in as an E3 rank (he'll be a turbo machinery mechanic).

Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago

Zero to 300mph in 30 seconds. On two wheels.

Meet the world's fastest ever road vehicle built to reach an astonishing top speed of 340mph.The Acabion GTBO uses jet fighter technology and aerodynamics to reach its extraordinary speed propelled by a state-of-the-art turbo-charged engine.Its designers revealed it could reach 300mph in a blistering 30 seconds - substantially quicker than the rival Bugatti Veyron which takes 55 seconds to reach its top speed of 250mph.Good grief, that would rattle your teeth!The article implies that an electric version is in the pipeline as well.Daily Mail story750 hp and 700 lbs vehicle weight result in more than 2100 hp per ton. They boost the jet-like GTBO to jet-fighter punch and to new dimensions of both efficiency and speed.V-max 340 mph at half throttle, governor limited.0 to 300 mph in less than 30 sec.Economic theories tell us, that you can not maximize effect and minimize effort at the same time. The Acabion GTBO proves the opposite. It minimizes weight and maximizes power and aerodynamic efficiency. The effects are just out of this world.100 mph at 1.7% throttle and 100 miles per gallon.150 mph at 4.3% throttle and 62 miles per gallon.250 mph at 17% throttle and 25 miles per gallon.Acabion websiteMore photos at Jalopnik

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago

Kite-Biking? Street Luge Meets Kite Boarding Meets Tricycles

(WARNING: If I or anyone else should try this or try to recreate the idea in any way, please be safe, wear full body racing gear Like for motorcycles and such. If I do this I will definitely try to be as safe as possible.)Okay so I was fooling around on the net and ran into Turbo Pro Tricycles. They have a Demo Video that's about 20mb if you'd like to see some action with it. Anyway, as soon as I SAW the Trikes, I was thinking EXTREME. Basically the bikes steer like Luge boards, except you pedal them to make them go, not gravity. Well The bikes have a 'Free' gear which is used for coasting, and I was thinking with some modding, This could be an ATV or street beast (Permitted that these would be allowed in your area). Just add a Kite and steering system with the mandatory trike mods to follow (A list at the bottom) and you'd have a new (I hope) extreme sport 'KiteTriking'. I'd keep the pedals functional if possible so that when not skirting around on Kite-power you can pedal around. Although a completely other idea might be to try to motorize it electrically. (someone come up with a concept?)The mod list would most likely have to include:Some appropriately sized metal alloy wheels with racing or All-terrain tires to match.A reinforced chain or complete replacement.Brake replacements or modding to make them more efficient.Adding an Emergency Break.Reinforcing the frame.Changing the seat to a more sturdy, ergonomic one.And changing the pedals to aluminum ones.Kite mounting and emergency release mechanism.Some sort of rear storage space.

Posted by kojimagtr 10 years ago

Water Tunnel Testing (photos)

I'm starting a new topic so I can edit it later with more content.I went with some friends to a different lab section that was also playing with the tunnel (my official turn is on Friday).Things put in:1. PVC tube -- to show detachment of a cylinder2. Golf Ball -- to show how dimples create turbulence and keep flow attached longer3. Tennis Ball -- to show how fuzz acts almost like golf ball dimples4. Porsche 9115. Atlantis Space Shuttle6. Porsche 911-turbo (or possibly a 935 or 993 -- can't remember)7. Chain Mail Cube -- wtf? why did someone make that?8. Surf Board Fin9. Optimus Prime10. Unknown Porsche (I just can't remember what it was)11. Batting Cage BallThe pump was set to 3.55 inches per second. So for a 1/64 scale model (for the cars) - that's just under 13mph equivalence (in water).My camera had a low battery -- so the shutter was slower than normal. I'll get fresh batteries and a tripod on Friday I'll have some better pictures (hopefully).As for what I'm bringing in... Still don't know -- but I think I am going to do a comparison of apples and oranges :PVideos of the 911, 911turbo, unknown porsche and of the overall tunnel in operation ;)Update November 3rdItems Tested:1. Plastic Cone (with hole in top)2. Apple3. Eyeglass Case4. Obligatory Altoids Tin5. Plastic Water Bottle6. Highlighter Cap7. Reverse Gear from a manual gearbox (Nissan)8. Pen Cap thing9. Rubber Duck10. Nerf Dart (velcro top)11. Batman Shield (this was really cool)12. Welded Plate13. Golf Ball14. Guitar Bar15. Wing FoilAgain, it was set to 3.55 inches per second. I couldn't find an orange on campus (weird considering I'm in central Florida :P). So I'd say an orange is kinda like a golf ball :PThe Bat Shield video is very cool - if you watch just one of them, make it the bat shield ;)

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago

(newsletter) Magic Mirror, Duct Tape Batman Mask, Necronomicon...

Oct 30, 2008 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; }"/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! It's getting dark outside, and if you ride a bike that means trouble. So find some way to make yourself more visible, and enter the Light Up Your Ride Contest! We're giving away three pairs of Bike to Work Pants from Cordarounds, and they're sweet so enter soon!The DIY Halloween Contest is scaring up awesome projects! We've partnered with some of your favorite websites to bring you the biggest and best Halloween contest ever -- and we've got tons of great prizes to give away. Show us your best costumes, treats, gadgets, jack-o-lanterns, and more! Check out the entries and get inspired for the best Maker holiday ever. Enter the Party Like It's 1929! Contest! With the economy in the toilet we need to find clever ways to save money, live with less, and reuse what we've got. Share your cash-stretching tips and tricks, and win something useful!Need some last-minute Halloween ideas? Be sure to check your inbox tomorrow morning for another special Halloween edition with lots of quick and easy Instructables! Mega Man Costume by craineum Making Faces by blightdesign Coin Slot Detector by semiotech Best way to remove event bracelets by noahw Tons and tons of spooky and amazing prizes! Win some seriously cool clothes for your bike commute! Necronomicon: Book Of The Dead by onespartan The Magic Mirror - Arduino Powered by alinke Rum Bubble Surprise by Mongpoovian Duct Tape Batman Mask by seamster Car Battery Wirefeed Welder by TimAnderson Grow flowers on a military base in Iraq by AndrewPBentley Build an autonomous Wall-E Robot by djsures Animatronic Rat by Falcon_3dee 10 ways to hide your identity andmake an impression Share your best money-saving tips! Rainbow Marzipan Cake by wupme Sugar Glass by ERNesbitt Eco-friendly Turbo-Boost Blender by mrfixits Laser-Cut Laptop Tattoo by nagutron 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; }"/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

MIcrochip - ''can't open include file''

Hi ALL! Please help me to find the bug! Yesterday I did the new instalation of the MPLAB X  last version v3.45 after deleting the old. I did the following tutorial to find bugs in the compilation and chip injection: The problem apear when I try to inject the software in the chip with the PICKIT3 when before nevar did so new problem. Today I reinstall all the software again two times and nothing pass than the same error. Script aded here of the only both files. Thank you in advance. Me -------------------------------------- Output feedback START -------------------------------------- make -f nbproject/ SUBPROJECTS= .build-conf make[1]: Entering directory 'C:/Users/Toshiba/MPLABXProjects/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X' make  -f nbproject/ dist/default/production/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X.production.hex make[2]: Entering directory 'C:/Users/Toshiba/MPLABXProjects/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X' "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\xc8\v1.38\bin\xc8.exe" --pass1  --chip=18F2550 -Q -G  --double=24 --float=24 --emi=wordwrite --opt=default,+asm,+asmfile,-speed,+space,-debug --addrqual=ignore --mode=free -P -N255 --warn=-3 --asmlist -DXPRJ_default=default  --summary=default,-psect,-class,+mem,-hex,-file --output=default,-inhx032 --runtime=default,+clear,+init,-keep,-no_startup,-download,+config,+clib,-plib   --output=-mcof,+elf:multilocs --stack=compiled:auto:auto:auto "--errformat=%f:%l: error: (%n) %s" "--warnformat=%f:%l: warning: (%n) %s" "--msgformat=%f:%l: advisory: (%n) %s"    -obuild/default/production/main.p1  main.c main.c:10: error: (141) can't open include file "main.h": No such file or directory make[2]: *** [build/default/production/main.p1] Error 1 make[1]: *** [.build-conf] Error 2 (908) exit status = 1 nbproject/ recipe for target 'build/default/production/main.p1' failed make[2]: Leaving directory 'C:/Users/Toshiba/MPLABXProjects/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X' nbproject/ recipe for target '.build-conf' failed make[1]: Leaving directory 'C:/Users/Toshiba/MPLABXProjects/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X' make: *** [.build-impl] Error 2 nbproject/ recipe for target '.build-impl' failed BUILD FAILED (exit value 2, total time: 606ms) -------------------------------------- Output feedback END -------------------------------------- JAVA are in the last one version up to date My system: SATELLITE L50-A-1F2 Windows 8.1 64-bit 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 39.6cm (15.6”) , Toshiba TruBrite® HD TFT High Brightness display with 16 : 9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting Hard disk 1 TB Shining silver finish with stripe pattern, black keyboard 8,192 (4,096 + 4,096) MB, DDR3L RAM (1,600 MHz) NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740M with CUDA™ Technology and NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology maximum life : up to 4h00min (Mobile Mark™ 2012) weight : starting at 2.40 kg W x D x H : 377.5 x 244.0 x 25.95 mm

Posted by IvanV18 1 year ago