Help! How do I use Sculpey Properly? Answered

I am new to the modeling clay art form. I have been tasked with creating something. I bought sculpey to use, but dont know how. Can anyone tell me how to use it properly?

Asked by TheDreamer 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


how to cut properly using a hand saw?

Well i tried using a hand saw to cut a piece of plywood, but instead of getting it cut at 90 degrees to the edge it just cut in an angle, how do i control this ??

Asked by kevin22 9 years ago | last reply 1 year ago


resin?

Want to build an inside bar with a box for dispay items then fill box with a clear resin about 1 to 2" deep. How do I use the resin and what kind do I use?

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Using Gamepad Joystick

Hi  I have a gamepad. And I want to drive a car with it. I uploaded photos. I want to use but they arent button what I will use it

Posted by SelimErkan 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


what can i make using unwanted motherboard ?

any ideas ???

Asked by ishan udyoga 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


can i use packing peanuts to fill the space between a dog-eared four foot fence and a clay dirt bank?

Using packing peanuts in a unusual way - my concern is will they last and environment concerns such as air emmisions and ground water contamination

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


can i use packing peanuts to fill the space between a dog-eared four foot fence and a clay dirt bank? ?

Using packing peanuts in a unusual way - my concern is will they last and environment concerns such as air emmissions and ground water contamination

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


How can i make a 4 to 9v voltmeter using lm3914 and how to compute the resistors?

Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm1V4Sdn-OM

Asked by JmM1 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


led display using 555 timer? Answered

Can anyone help me with a design , i would like to make a 5 letter display using leds that spells my daughters name "TRULY" lighting up each letters one at a time then having them all light up at once then repeat? i am new  and this will be one of my first rojects not out of a kit. any suggestions?

Asked by vince26 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Questions about Homemade stickers

Hello fellow craftsmen! I have a few questions I'd like to get some clarification on if anyone has tried the Instructable by SirBrittanicvs for Homemade stickers. 1. Can this instructable be applied to pencil/pen drawings without distorting the image? Or must the stickers be printed out by the printer? I'm just worried that the pictures will get smudged do to the mixture of glue and vinegar. 2.) After appliying the adhesive to the paper how long can the stickers be stored before the adhesive is ineffective? There was another question I wanted to ask, but I cannot remember it at the moment. But I appreciate any further assistance with this Instructable before I begin and mess something up, haha. Happy New Year everyone!

Posted by Energyzed 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Using GoogleSketchup

Hi I'am new to Sketchup Does anyone know where to get a tutorial or have any tips for Sketchup????

Posted by Mattrox 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Stepper motor

I have a small size sanyo denki 103 series stepper motor. I wanted to use it using L298 driver. What will be the connections  

Asked by UsmanR1 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


How to construct a film projector using a geneva mechanism? Answered

I am doing a project of making a geneva mechanism and then employing this mechanism i have to constructing a working model of film projector. First part regarding the making of geneva mechanism is complete but i can not find anything regarding the design and construction of such a projector that uses this mechanism.

Asked by usama164 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago



Electromagnet using permanent magnets

Hi All, I'm attempting to make a very small strong electromagnet using permanent rare earth magnets. I want to boost the magnetic field and increase the magnetic force. The magnets are 10mm in length by 5mm in radius. I have 0.4mm2 enamelled solenoid wire for the winding. My questions are, Is it possible to increase the force of a permenent  magnet? Will the induced flux into the magnet compile the force or will the EMF have to be greater to see an effect? Will paralleling two windings make the EMF stronger? As the magnets are small I have limited room to wrap windings so is there a more effective method? Any help would be great!

Posted by JimmyM5 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Thermal Cooling and Heating

It is very possible and it is in use today by using Thermal Cooling and Heating from the earth. Performed by using a 6" well at least 100' deep, with thermal tubing inserted into the well carrying the liquid to be cooled/heated. Process is done by a circulating pump in the interior unit - through the coil - sending back through the well system and returning. It starts out from the main unit circ pump.......through the coils.......out to the "down tube" into the 6" well pipe, a sharp 180* turn back up the system returning to the circ pump. Such a system is used by many facilities to Air Condition or heat rooms of about 15' x 15' or so. I have even seen a system that utilized creek water as the "cooler" of the tubing on a circ pump system. That one really was cool, about 52 degrees. Have you heard of these systems or seen something like it or close?

Posted by spa31rky 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago



In-circuit Serial Programming of 64 pin TQFP-type PIC18F6520 using Self powered JDM?

I have a self powered JDM programmer. It can be connected to my desktop as well as to laptop. Presently I am using my laptop for programming PIC16F72. JDM has following pin-type selector: 12, 18, 20, 28 and 40 pins. The socket is ZIF type. So I cannot use it to program TQFP (Quad type miniature PIC). I want to do ICSP of PIC18F6520 and PIC18F8520. IC-Prog does not have these devices on the device select menu. I have connected the JDM to my laptop through RS232 port. As IC-Prog does not have above devices, I selected PIC18F6620... a similar device. I tried to identify VPP, VDD, VSS, PGD, PGC on the ZIF in 40 pin mode as well as on my PIC18F6520. I connected these together. I also connected PGM to GND. The voltage I get on VPP is 2.54 V. After programming, verification fails everytime. PS: When I use the same technique to program PIC16F72 the programming is successful. Meaning I put JDM in 28 pin mode. Then I identify VPP, VDD, VSS, PGD and PGC on the ZIF socket. Then I connect these wires to appropriate pins on PIC16F72 on the bread board. The programming is successful. Thanking you in anticipation, M Vinod Kumar

Asked by M Vinod Kumar 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


What is instructables page/ picture limit? Answered

I had trouble uploading a lot of photos and was wondering if there is a picture limit? Is there a page limit for instructables? Why doesn't spell check work when I hit spell check?  Thanks in advance.

Asked by sunshiine 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Where to find instructables you have marked as "Favorites?"

I have recently joined, but have several old favorites. I thought marking them would make them easier to find, but cannot find a list of the items I have "favorited"

Asked by BambooNut 9 years ago | last reply 2 months ago


I am a pro member but I still can't see all instructions on one page. Can someone tell me why?

I have clicked on to see all steps on one page but it keeps telling me to become a pro member to view all steps on one page.

Asked by ningas 8 years ago


How to calculate the percentage using cmd?

Heyyyyyyyyyy...how to calculate the percentage of two numbers using cmd?

Posted by Subhasis Biswas 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


code for servo based robot using atmega8 with turnigty tgy-S3101S servo motor.?

I'm making servo based robot using atmega8 but your code given for servo motor TS -53, but i have turnigty tgy-S3101S servo motor and don't specification of this motor like FRONT_CENTER, REAR CENTER AND SLEW SCALE values for coding. pls reply as soon as possible......

Asked by vis_genius 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Touch pad using tester logic? Answered

Hi everyone,                  I was planning to make a doorbell of which's switch is a touch pad.I tried understanding the logic behind the touch screens used in i phones and such otherd but they seem a bit complicated.Another solution I got was a circuit which has two free wires and when a person touches the two wires(creating contact),the load gets power.This is based on transistor switching.But I don't want to adopt this design since........ I don't know for some reason.Then I remembered those classy electrical testers(seen in the picture).They have a neon bulb in them which glows when they get a voltage of certain range from one end and our body is used as ground when the other end is touched.So if I use this mechanism I just have to use the setting to power the load when a metal plate connected to one end is touched by a 'user'and a voltage is given through the other end.I know these things usually have a neon bulb as they handle AC voltage.Finally here's what I actually need to know- Is it possible to build such a circuit where a 12 VDC is supplied to one end and the load is given power when the other end meets ground(here the person touching the pad).Maybe this might be a total jabberwocky but anyway contribute your valuable suggestions.If anyone has seen such circuits elsewhere, a schematic could be really helpful.Thank you in advance. 

Asked by Adarsh_tronix 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


How can I by-pass power supply from old overhead projector?

I am wondering how I can use the power supply of the overhead projector and also use the High voltage supply it comes with. It does seem to be dependent on other circuitry and a quick Google search doesn't reveal much about this. The power supply needs feedback from a thermistor and a motherboard that is attached to the supply with a dual row pin of total 20 pins. The motherboard needs to be there in order for anything to work. I am wondering if there is a pin I can short similar in fashion to a computer power supply.  Any suggestions?

Asked by Hendrik0360 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


temperature controller

I have a code that can increase the duty cycle of the pmw output to control the brightness of my bulb and i have lm35 conneted next to the bulb to sense the temperature and now my problem is i have to add two more additional switches for my gain and make the other two the setpoint of my temp,and i de an attachment of my code

Posted by PapaneE 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Print data to thermal printer using arduino

How can i print or display data on the thermal paper using thermal printer and arduino? what command should i use bec. the serial.print and serial.write doesn't work, nothing happens.. here is my sample code in arduino. void setup() {   Serial.begin(9600);   delay(1000);   Serial.print("Hello"); } void loop() { }

Posted by poohspongebob 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


patter for connecting large no. of push buttons and count how many of them are pressed using keil software in 8051 Answered

I have to connect large number of push bottons to 8051 using keil. additionaly, i need to count the number of buttons are on. can a keil program along with hardware pattern is availabel??

Asked by padmjama7 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Triggering a device remotely through bluetooth? Answered

Ok, so i was hoping to set off an electric match using two phones and bluetooth. i hooked an NPN transister up so that when low voltage is applied, it triggers the high voltage output which goes to the electric match. sorry if im paraphrasing here, i hope someone out there understands what im meaning to say. anyways, what i want to do is have an app that works through bluetooth to provide the low voltage i need through the usb which hooks into the npn transister. in other words, a phones usb triggers low voltage place on transister which then gives the higher voltage output. and it does so by using bluetooth to keep it remote. so again, bluetooth triggers usb, usb triggers low voltage place, then that place lets the high voltage go through. let me know if i need to clear up anything and im very sorry about the grammar but ive been racking my brain over this and its 4 am where im at, and i got no sleep. therefor-- too tired to correct spelling errors. any help is appreciated, thank you!

Asked by XBLmonster 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


How to Blinking LED at 230V using one risistor ? Answered

What is that risistor value and watt???

Asked by ishan udyoga 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


4d Cinema using arduino, Pi, DMX?

Hi I am a beginner. I would like to make something that will do the following. press a button - sound clips play. then after a set time interval the power to a socket powering a light switches off. then after a set time interval another socket powering a smoke machine switches on for a short period of time. Then finally the power to the original socket turns on bringing the lights back on. What would be the best way to do this? would it be an arduino with relays? or pic controller? If i then wanted to make the above into a 4d cinema so it powers up a projector and plays a video file would i be better using something like a raspberry pi that can play video files itself? I would want everything to operate with a press of a button though and do not want to load programs up manually etc. Thanks for your help

Posted by phillsmit3 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


Charging NiMh batteries using a small motor - Help!!

I want to build a battery charger that is capable of charging 12v (2x6v) of NI-Mh PCB type batteries (varta packs from farnell) . I think the batteries are button types bound together. The input will be from a small 1" diameter motor spun to give 12v out (I assume this is a dynamo). The output from the batteries needs to power : a 12v wireless reciever (6mA standby/66mA switching) a 12v - 24v dc/dc converter powering a solenoid at 25mA@24v. I have seen a 12v charge regulator in Maplins but it is designed for car batteries. If I send the 12v motor/dynamo output to the charge controller and then onto the batteries will they blow up? As I am a mechanical engineer this is new to me so can anyone help ?

Posted by bluegitty 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Beginner in desperate need of help

Hello everyone I only starting using the ardunio two weeks ago and have taught myself to switch leds on and off but thats about it. I came across this 3x3x3 led cube and would love to make it as a mini project for myself. I have searched posts and need help in someone pointing me in the right directions. I have a few questions and I hope somebody can help me as I really would love to make this led cube 1) is there a step by step tutorial on how to make this led cube on a breadboard? 2) Has anyone created a code already that i can use? 3) Can someone show me how to soldier up the leds in the correct way? 4) is it better to do this project on a breadboard or not? 5) can i buy kits that has everything for this project to work? Thanks for reading and hope I get some good advice and help

Posted by chan267 9 years ago


Converting at 9V solar panel output to 5V using diodes and voltage regulators

Hello i was recently sold a solar panel which was the wrong voltage i need to step down the output from 9V to 5 or 6V. I have been given two TA7805S voltage regulators and 6 diodes and told i can do it with these but i don't know how any ideas?

Posted by henrycrone 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


On/Off/On Toggle switch to 2 separate power sources?

I am trying to setup up LED/s on my motorcycle. I am just wondering how to wire it correctly to 2 separate power sources. The On/Off/On should operate like this: Left "on" : LED's powered by Bike battery Center "Off" Right "on" : LED's powered by 12v DC Battery Pack Anyone know how to set this up? The 3 function toggle switch I have only has 3 prongs.

Asked by dperuyero jr. 6 years ago | last reply 5 months ago


Would You Guys Like a "Wireless Power Kit"?

Hello, This was moved to the forums from https://www.instructables.com/answers/Would-You-Guys-Like-a-Wireless-Power-Kit/ I am the author of the Wireless Power instructable here. [1] Over the course of the past year or so, my instructable has had just under 200,000 views and 600 comments. I have found that many people are actually 'recreating' my circuits and making their own wireless power systems. I was thinking the other day, wouldn't it be great if there was a "Wireless Power How-to Kit," which would include a how-to guide, a solderable circuit, and all the components necessary to make a wireless power system. This would be for all of the people who would like to explore inductive coupling, but do not know where to start. I think this kit would help a lot of people... What do you think? Would you like a kit like this? Any tips for creating the kit? [1] https://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Power-Transmission-Over-Short-Distances-U/

Posted by robotkid249 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


i want an High power LED constant current ckt?

Asked by kiranvaka 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


is there any way i can transfer files on to my other pc?

Is there any way i can transfer files on to my other pc with out using the net or floppys or cds or swaping hard drives

Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Would You Guys Like a "Wireless Power Kit"?

Hello, I am the author of the Wireless Power instructable here. [1] Over the course of the past year or so, my instructable has had just under 200,000 views and 600 comments. I have found that many people are actually 'recreating' my circuits and making their own wireless power systems. I was thinking the other day, wouldn't it be great if there was a "Wireless Power How-to Kit," which would include a how-to guide, a solderable circuit, and all the components necessary to make a wireless power system. This would be for all of the people who would like to explore inductive coupling, but do not know where to start. I think this kit would help a lot of people... What do you think? Would you like a kit like this? Any tips for creating the kit? [1] https://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Power-Transmission-Over-Short-Distances-U/

Asked by robotkid249 7 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


Uses for waterbottles?

What are other things you use water bottles for that doesn't include, bottle rockets, or simply re-using the bottle?

Posted by Rock Soldier 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


What are some easy crafts that are used in the US Army?

What are some easy to medium difficulty crafts that are used in the US Army or even the whole Military that can be made from household items

Asked by Hunter O. 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


How to use a transformer?

How to use a transformer?

Asked by BickromM 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


what kind of lube would use use on ss and vv coaster cars?

What kind of lube would use use on ss and vv coaster cars?

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


should only propane be used or can i use LPG?

Propane or LPG

Asked by rstar 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


hi i want to use my zapper gun with my pc using usb port, is that possible??

What i want is use the zapper with my pc using usb port and play duck hunter or make a program that take the info of the shoots and use it like shoot practique simulator

Asked by eduespi 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


how to use mobile as a modem so, to use internet in computer ?

I need to browse web pages in computer using mobile phone as modem?

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago




How can you use a wii nunchuck to use as a mouse?

Like use the joystick to move the mouse around and the c and z button to click

Asked by masterjohn74 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Creative Uses For Random Components?

Self explanatory, I need some creative uses for random electronic components. Stuff like, using light bulbs as igniters and such.

Asked by LiquidLightning 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago