Night vision goggles

Can someone make an instructable for night vision goggles? You could make UV goggles and use a UV led or something.....

Posted by thebeef2 8 years ago

night vision goggles contest

Somebody please send me some real plans for night vision goggles and make an instructable on them.

Posted by bob the builder #1 10 years ago

Night Vision camera

I just picked up a pair of the eyeclops nightvision monocle for $50 after screwing with a pair a friend has, i have been messing with them and despite the fact they look like a toy, they are pretty impressive. I plan on modifying them so their less design oriented and more practical.My question to anyone who knows about or has a pair of these how hard would it be to hook a camera up to them. my plan is to take a webcam and remove its camera then solder wires from the webcam to the camera on the monocle. anyone else have any ideas?

Posted by arch_angel07 9 years ago


I am looking for information and help to build a POV display that projects the statement: "No light beer." Anyone out there that can help me? I've looked at and followed the postings over time, but have no way of knowing where to start. Thanking one and all in advance. :)

Posted by peaceman 10 years ago

video source on a Hacked Camcorder CRT

Hi all i have hacked up an old camcorder to get the CRT off it and i am trying to make a scope for my buddy in the reserves, i cant seem to get the video source to work.. ive seen people play gamecube and all kinds on them and i tried using a cut up wire from a dvd player output to it but no luck.. please help  ive managed to find out that the pink and red wire are my positive and negative so i can light the screen

Posted by phunky_phantom 6 years ago

Eyeglasses online?

So, has anyone here ever ordered glasses online from places like zenni optical? I'm asking because I really need new glasses, it's been 4 years since my last eye exam, but stepping into a place like Lenscrafters or pearl mean I'm going to be out $200-300 dollars I really don't have right now. So experiences +- would be appreciated. I can get my eyes checked for cheap at Sam's Club, but damn, I'd like glasses that only cost $8 bucks, I wouldn't have to care if I lost them in the surf or canoeing.

Posted by Tool Using Animal 9 years ago

How wood you get a night vision video camera in a package with enough power and memory to store 8 hours of taping?

I have a new test I would like to perform. this test involves puting at least three night vision camera's in a package and ship it to my house and then back to my work place. I would like to have the video camera record as long as possilbe and store the information so it can be down loaded and viewed after the shipping. I already have 6 30-LED infrared night vision CCtv wireless security cameras. I think one will run for about 8 hours if I have an 12v square battery. the camera has an RCA jack (yellow). so I would need a memory device that would link up to this and store the 8 hour time frame with no sound of course. I would also like to have it in a digital fromate if possible. My classes are keeping me jumping and work is hurried as well. I will keep working on this but if any of you have alternates ideals or somthing that will work with I got, I will be gratful to hear it. thank you. oh ya work is paying for parts so cost of this is not an issue for me at this point.

Posted by test professor 10 years ago

MEng Project: Vision-Led SLAM

Hi, I know Ive missed this competition but I am about to start a big project and wanted to share my ideas with some like-minded individuals who may have some suggestions. I am about to embark on a 4th year university project involving doing something clever with an iRobot Create. I am looking towards approaching the problem of location recognition in mobile robots by attaching a command module and a webcam to the robot and using computer vision (CV) methods to identify landmarks. I thought an interesting goal would be to get the robot to map a floor of my department building. After that it might attempt to classify distinct rooms. There is a white board on the wall of a corridor that the robot could potentially locate and possibly draw on with the use of a robotic arm. The ultimate goal of this project could then be to get the robot to draw a map of the floor on the white board (perhaps a bit excessive). I am aware this project would involve implementing SLAM, integrating the map data with feature information from CV-processed real-time images and developing some kind of recognition determination model (i.e. neural networks or something). After that I clueless. I have never even looked at a robot before, but Im really excited about finally having a go. I would really appreciate it if anyone has any thoughts or relevant experiences or warnings :) then please let me know! Also, any other ideas for what I could do with the iRobot, a camera and 6 months ;) Cheers, Tom PS Ive never seen this site before and it is awesome! I want to read everything :D

Posted by hungrytom 10 years ago

code vision programming in dot matrix...... a-z alphabet

Help me in the programming of dot matrix in code vision avr

Posted by ramsha shakir 4 years ago

Eyeclops night vision 2 review

              I haven't used the eyeclops night vision 1, so I can't make any comparisons. From the photographs, you can see two sets of lights on either side and a ring of leds around the camera lens. When in low power or "stealth" mode, only the lights on the sides are on. In the dark, the glow very dimly, you have to be 3 feet or less to see  them glow and it's still very dim. When in long range mode, the lights on the sides turn off, replaced by the circle of lights in the middle. These are clearly visible at close range, even in daytime, although still with less intensity as a red led. The knob toward the eyepiece is for adjustment of eye. I don't see what it does. The knob on the end near the camera adjusts focus. Seeing things at long range clearly and close range clearly require different adjustments. It's real infrared technology. You can switch between "military" and "spy" The difference between "military" and "spy isn't much. One of them is normal, infrared vision, and the other applies a green layer, making it seem like the view from COD. The 6 knobs along the middle don't do anything.  It uses 7.5 volts using 5 AA batteries. There there is only one LCD, despite it claiming dual LCD technology. The skirt on the eyepiece is detachable. The strap feels pretty cheap, I plan on making it into a head light sort of thing later with paracord or elastics. Objects appear closer and you have no peripheral vision though. The latter problem is something all night vision goggles have. Overall, it's not a bad deal for a $50 toy. The most annyoing thing is that the dials are a bit loose, so running or shaking them makes a rattling sound, giving away your position if you were doing covert sneaking around or playing a prank.        This is useful for scanning an area in the dark without revealing your location. It's also useful for night spying. What this toy cannot do is read words or anything in detail the size of words. Although navigation is possible, the lack or peripheral vision is a problem. Possible Mods: Add an airsoft or rc car battery to replace the 5 AA batteries. The half near the eye piece can be cut off I think. You would have to add a new compartment for the batteries though and the light from the LCD would leak out. I would add a strap of two so you can use it hands free. I would also attach a smal telescope or lens backward so objects appear normal distance. The peripheral vision problem could hypothetically be solved the same way people make DIY fisheye lenses. Extra infrared LEDs flashlights and other lights could be added around a house, allowing you to cover up the lights, not exposing your position. Another idea is infrared led throwies. They would function like NATO infrared glow sticks, allowing people to track a certain target or where to fire.

Posted by starwing123 8 years ago

Film maker needs help!

Hey guys, So I'm an experimental a 21 year old film maker. Basically I try to innovate with film and perception which is how I won the Sheridan College Media arts award for experimental film making last year (this is however why I'm expected to make something great this year). My latest notion is in spinning camera's. If a camera is spinning (attached to the end of a drill let say) you get a blur but  because I'm an animator I'm familiar with the persistence of vision. This is a frequent DIYS project (persistence of vision clocks) from what I can tell. I need to create a very simple 5 or 6 led light that, when a camera is spinning in front of it, will display what ever I wish (text, images, ect). So instead of the lights spinning the camera is. Obviously more LED's the more complicated it can be. Now... I don't know where to begin with my questions. Could I pay you to create user friendly software and hardware? Are you willing to help for recognition purposes? Can you only make software? Can you only make hardware? Where do I begin to inquire? I guess this project is for those who are interested in innovation more than anything... I really need a community of friends on this one :(

Posted by mrmadsci 6 years ago

Crazy Illusion

I was surfing the web the other day when i came across this crazy illusion. Enable it in fullscreen if you can, and stare into the center until the video ends, then look around the room. Everything should be distorted for a short time! Does anyone have an idea of why this happens?UPDATE: Goodhart kindly mentioned that this video should not be viewed by anyone with epilepsy, as it could bring on a seizure.

Posted by pyro13 10 years ago

Isolating the lens assembly and LCD from a digital camera

Hello, Instructablers, I hope you can help. I'm trying to make a functional pair of night vision goggles based on the premise that digital camera photosensors detect IR range light while the human eye cannot. I have an old, functional Sony cybershot that I'm willing to scrap for the job, but the innards are far more complicated than I was expecting. As I am trying for a wearable, head mounted unit, I would like to shave off as much bulk from the camera unit as possible -- I do not, after all, still need picture taking capability anymore, merely a digital display. Any suggestions on where to begin? EDIT: Correct me if I'm wrong, but the more I think about this the more it seems like it would be more practical to buy a standalone microcamera and mini LCD. However, what method of output and input would these typically use? Would a simple microcontroller like Arduino suffice to perform all the necessary processing to feed video from the camera to the display? Does any of this even sound reasonable? Thanks in advance and sorry if photography isn't the right section for this, Ninepound

Posted by ninepound 9 years ago

DIY Night Vision Goggles

I am trying to make DIY Night Vision Goggles. I have the first part, infrared led into a lightbulb. I need to find a good infrared camera, two actually. The target price is $80 and under to make it about the same as this, but with two cameras.

Posted by starwing123 9 years ago

Vision Controlled Interface Controller

Is it possible to make a 360 controller and create a vision controlled (right) c-stick that I can use to aim at something simply by looking at it on the screen? Is this similar to what paralytics use to communicate? Is there any way that I could use that technolgy to OWN my cousin at Halo?

Posted by MattGyver92 9 years ago

Need help w/ IR Camera project

Ok, so i am working on building a pair of Infrared night vision goggles, I have a $0 budget, so am making this entirely from recycled materials and material i already own, so please no suggestions requiring me to make a purchase, please :) here is my issue: I already have a camera that i am modifying to view infrared only, and i want to have the LCD screen go further from the camera than its ribbon cable will allow. i have considered cutting the ribbon wire and splicing wires between the two ends, but im afraid that it won't work and then i will have no ribon cable at all, and thus of course no screen. so if anyone has any solutions, that would be great

Posted by DIYLemon 6 years ago

Does night vision monocular + camcorder = nightvision camcorder?

Greetings all, Longtime browser, first time poster.  I watched Kipkay's video on using a cellphone with one side of a pair of binocs to create a sort of zoom lens and at that precise moment my dog began barking at some critter outside.  This made me wonder if I could attach a night vision monocular to a camera or camcorder.  I have an assortment of cameras at my disposal, I am a proud garbage picker, after all, and a nice NV monocular somewhere in storage. Kipkay merely positioned the cell phone camera in the right spot on the binoc lens and was able to see a reasonable image.  Has anyone tried anything like this with night vision?  If the idea is sound I'll dig out my gear and made a stand to keep it all together and post it as an instructable.

Posted by TsarNicholas 8 years ago

Perisistence Of Vision As A Replacement of Display Boards

Hello Guyz, Yesterday at night an idea got struck at my mind that can pov be used as a replacement for the huge display boards which are put on the large cities like NY,Las Vegas etc.  There will be a huge amount of energy conserved if we apply this principle.

Posted by abhirooprobotics 4 years ago

Double vision?

Something a little wierd happened when I took a peep at the contest, some entries had decided to replicate themselves.... I don't know if this is simply an aesthetic problem or a serious issue but it seemed best to be on the safe side... It could also have something to do with some of the new stuff... The disconcerting thing is that the iron man one's aren't beside eachother...

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago

cctv camera ideas

Hey guys i recently got a wireless cctv camera with infrared led for night vision. just after some ideas for mods or uses?

Posted by Cew27 9 years ago

lava sharks

Lava sharks are so cool, whats not to like about them, the have death rays, lasers and x-ray vision and as the grow older and mutate they get more things such as armor and more speed.

Posted by Matt428 2 years ago

Night Vision

Hey, trying to find a way to get a webcam to display on a LCD viewfinder without the computer in-between so I can mount it on an airsoft gun. I know that the data format for the webcams output isn't reconizable by the LCD screen, I was thinking there would be a way to use a digital camera by feeding it the data from the webcam instead of the camera allready in it but I have no idea how to do that since I've never worked with this kinda stuff. I'm using a webcam because it's easier to open it up and remove the infra-red filter, I plan on mounting IR LEDs to the cam so it has "night vision", them mount the camera on the top of the gun with the viewfinder on the side so you can see. I tried to do this with a cheap video camera since it allready had everything I wanted but the camera module was too small and I ended up braking it. Any ideas? advice? things I should look into? any help would be nice!

Posted by Stotko 5 years ago

Design idea help needed- nightvision

Is it possible to create a night vision with the following circuit... fitted with scanning disk tv method (accept for the fact that i'll use multiple mirrors instead of disk with holes) of video capture and display. Will it be sensitive enough? what I plan to do is- In simple terms, ill be using atmega as ADC... and photodiode as signal input. output will be via port d... if value of input is 1, one led red is turned on.. if value is 2,one green led red is turned on.. if value is 3,1 red and 1 green if 4=blue if 8, 2 reds 9, 3 reds so on

Posted by Suraj Grewal 3 years ago

Predator enviromental helmet

Does anyone know how to make an enviromental helmet like the one the predator has from that movie predator, i understand that certain technology limitations would limit the total functionality but i just want like a plain one so i can throw a few laser pointers in it for the lasers and use a couple digi camcorders, one for normal vision and use that nifty IR cam trick to make another vision mode, it would be REALLY tricky but i've seen alot of the cool stuff on this site and i'm pretty comfident that someone will be able to help me out, well thanx for readin and if you reply with some useful info then thanx for that too.

Posted by chaos1620 11 years ago

Night vision surveillance

Hi, I made a surveillance system out of 2 cheap web cameras. It works perfect, but night is the problem. I need to make it possible to record during night. I can't buy some professional IR cameras right now, but I got new neighbor who makes problems, and he is the reason why I am doing this. I found in local shop some IR diodes "100pcs 5mm 940nm IR" which cost about 5€. Are they good for my needs? They have to cover about 5-6m outdoor. And can I use them for my cheap web cameras? Any suggestion is welcome, need your help, or soon my stuff around a house will disappear!

Posted by AdvanŽ 9 months ago

Put on your beer goggles

My school recently bought a few pairs of "beer goggles" apparently these are goggles that when are put on simulate being drunk! How on earth does this work, "DRUNK BUSTERS Impairment Goggles™ simulate effects of impairment, including reduced alertness, slowed reaction time, confusion, visual distortion, alteration of depth and distance perception, reduction of peripheral vision, poor judgement and decision making, double vision, and lack of muscular coordination. For some people, impairment might result after as little as one drink." I will be going into the gym with my health class to attempt to play basketball tomorrow or monday. But until then I am curious as to how these work.

Posted by astrozombies138 10 years ago

DIY Hanging vegetable sacks?

I saw these Orka hanging vegetable keep sacks and as I can't buy them (availability and the price are the issue) I was wondering if anyone has an idea or advice on how to make them yourself?

Posted by Sound Of Vision 4 years ago

Multi Touchless Wall

How to make an interactive display I hope it's pretty clear, if you any doubt, feel free to ask .You can also check my site : visit the multi touch community : nuigroupnuigroup

Posted by jimihertz 10 years ago

Video Magnifier for my visually impaired daughter

I am in desperate need of the plans or any help in building a video magnifier for my daughter. The video magnifiers for sale are way outside my budget. They start around $1800. It would need to be able to be used through a tv or computer. Any help in this would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by The1pdub 10 years ago

Cheap IR illuminator

I have been wanting to make night vision for a while and I get the question. How do I make an IR illuminator? Well I can buy 15 long range IR LEDS or I could buy a pre-built one for under $20. I have searched everywhere and still can't find what i'm looking for.

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago

Modding the sounds of a toykeyboard

At the current moment, I am in possession of a Casio Rapman (with VOICE EFFECTOR) that is in pristine condition. At the moment, my question is how would I go about changing the sounds of the different settings for the keyboard in order to make a 4-bit chiptune set  instead of the early nineties vision of what things should sound like. Anyone know their stuff?

Posted by DVD Player 7 years ago

Flamethrower vs. fire extinguisher

The video for "Ritalin" by Dancing Pigeons features some lovely slo-mo footage of a battle between a flamethrower and a fire extinguisher. Well, the battle itself isn't as intense as it sounds, really, but the footage is pretty damn cool. The footage was shot with a Vision Research Phantom, a camera I truly wish was affordable. I would be shooting everything in slo-mo. via engadget alt

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Futuristic Concept Guns that may be worth a Build with your twist!

Ahhh... I feel sometimes the k'nex gun builders community lacks a bit artistic visions, so I scraped the worldwide web for some images that would pump some artistic juices into the community. With no offence to our replica builders out there, (you guys are awesome at what you do!) but I feel that building a k'nex gun is an art. Trying to create that right balance of flow of a gun while incorporating a twist that catches the persons eye is a challenge, a skill, and I feel may be a bit more challenging than making a replica. With replicas you have the comfort of a defined shape and measurements, when guns like these (some virtual, I know one is real, the harmonica gun) are built to be within a similar scale but again with that unusual and pleasing twist of the imagination.  Again I don't mean to offend anyone with the idea that replicas are not cool, replicas are awesome and I find it really hard to stay within a replicas measurements (more power to the people who can). I would just like to see some more unique visions of the builder. Build a gun that defines you and your vision of what a great gun looks and feels like. Then make it perform how you want it too. It's a complex process capturing the beauty of a well crafted k'nex gun through not only aesthetic appearance, but physical performance. These unique guns are what defines us as a K'nex gun community, a community of artists.   At the end of the pictures, I've included a couple of my best Art. (two which didn't perform as planned but nailed appearance)

Posted by JonnyBGood 3 years ago

Making a Wireless Security Camera

Managed to pick up a Swann swpro-642cam night vision security camera. No idea if it works, haven't tested it. But I would like to turn it into a wireless security camera for home. Assuming I would need a transmitter, but I'm not sure what kind. I would prefer to have it so I can just pop it up on my computer or phone, so could I avoid using a receiver and can it be recorded on my laptop as well?

Posted by 4DIYers 1 year ago


I didn't know where else to post this - let me know if I should repost it elsewhere. I'm looking for plans{?} for a laser beam "expander" that doesn't cost hundreds of US dollars. {I'm on a BUDGET.} Short version of why: If you read my profile, my hobbies include 'Kite Aerial Video'. Basically, it's aerial video shot by a camera suspended from a kite line. {Usually done that way versus putting the cam directly on the kite.} I'm 'researching' using a laser {or lasers} for night time illumination with a miniature low-light video camera for wildlife / nature observation. Most of the stuff I need - including the vid cam and laser - aren't too expensive. However, the cheapest expander I have found was over $300 USD. I was hoping I could find something cheaper here. I know someone who did something similar with a Generation 3 night vision monocular. However, a Gen 3 night vision imager is too expensive for me. And for KAV, the cheaper Gen 1 & 2 imagers won't work. Thanks in advance. -Allan, aka RocKiteman N.E. North Carolina, USA

Posted by RocKiteman 8 years ago

A Pi-powered Portable Experimenter's Bench, PEB

We are appealing for your support for our startup project, to turn our vision into a reality.  Our vision also includes anytime, anywhere, hands-on learning for STEM topics.  STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering (Arts) and Math. We are a small startup operation building a new resource for hobbyists, or electronic hobbyists-want-to-be--a smart experimenter's platform that removes the sometimes difficult bits and bytes, and relies on your PC, tablet, or smartphones for user-interface. For instance out of the box, our PEB, allows experimentation like Measuring speed of Sound, Locating source of a sound, Determining direction and distance of a Sound, etc.  with our PEB, configured with Ras-Das-1 and Audio Explorer board, totaling for less than $150, plus shipping. See-- and our website, for details. We need to have minimum funding to get PCBs and assemblers under contract to produce them, and on  a portal  like Instructables  to help us distribute them around the world.   Please let your  members know about our product and future plans and invite their support to make it a reality.  Electronics is the gateway to science learning. Thanks for your kind consideration and support. -Steve  and team

Posted by syang8 5 years ago

Open-Source Warfare

Open-Source Warfare is an IEEE Spectrum article discussing how information technology and the internet play a pivotal role in accelerating the adaptation of individuals against organizations through asymmetric warfare.Robb calls this new type of conflict "open-source warfare," because the manner in which insurgent groups are organizing themselves, sharing information, and adapting their strategies bears a strong resemblance to the open-source movement in software development. Insurgent groups, like open-source software hackers, tend to form loose and nonhierarchical networks to pursue a common vision, Robb says. United by that vision, they exchange information and work collaboratively on tasks of mutual interest. The reliance on IT also enables open-source groups to identify and respond to problems much more rapidly than a more structured, top-down entity can--be it the Pentagon or a large software company such as Microsoft. According to some estimates, it now takes Iraqi insurgents less than a month to adapt their methods of attack, much faster than coalition troops can respond. "For every move we make, the enemy makes three," U.S. Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez Jr. told attendees at a May conference on IEDs. "The enemy changes techniques, tactics, and procedures every two to three weeks. Our biggest task is staying current and relevant."

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


  Black and white industrial camera for OCR / BCR vision systems etc. Spec sheet here:     On auction on Ebay. Bidding starts at $6.00 (free shipping). Used.;=item20dfacdd06            

Posted by luxstar 4 years ago

My dislikes on the new "browse" page.

Well first of all, I'm all for changing "explore" to "browse".  I like that.   What I DON'T like is the really huge thumbnails and how there are only 12 instructables per page, as opposed to 20 in the last layout.  I probably wouldn't even post this topic if there was an option to change this layout to an older form, but alas, there is none I can see (unless it's in the settings or someplace I overlooked).  Most people who look at this site don't have vision problems and thus don't need bigger icons.   That is all.

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago

Coolest Steampunk goggles ever!

Well, on my daily internet crawl i came across these.the 'The Titanium Photochromatic Variable-Aperture Spectacles.' are top of the range handcrafted items!They even have 'iris's' that 'I also added Iris diopters inside the housing. These serve two purposes. First they look really cool. Second, they actually do improve the sharpness of vision at long distances at their smallest aperture. They do this by increasing the depth of field by limiting the aperture similar to a camera lens.'Don't you just love them?Check it out hereThe Titanium Photochromatic Variable-Aperture Spectacles.

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago

LED bike tires

We've seen all sorts of ways to light up your bike. Here on Instructables people have used LEDs, cold cathode lights, and even fire. Now a company called Cyglo is making new tires that light up with LEDs. They are powered by the spinning of the wheel. When the wheel isn't spinning you can see the individual LEDs. They blur together when the bike is moving for a persistence of vision effect. They're not on sale yet, but hopefully soon. And then there will be one more way to be brilliant while riding at night. Cyglo Night Bright Tyres turn on the magic of colored light

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

LG's Design the Future Competition

Call for entries! Your assignment: imagine the future of mobile communication. LG Mobile Phones is partnering with crowdSPRING to announce a new competition to define the next generation of mobile communication.  If you are a U.S. resident (citizen or green card holder) age 18 (or age of majority in state of residence) and older, you can have a chance to design your vision of the next revolutionary LG mobile phone and compete for more than $80,000 in awards.  Exercise your creative imagination and let your ideas be heard.  You don’t have to work for LG to make an impact on the future of mobile communication!

Posted by jdaudier 8 years ago

Safety Warnings -- how to do it right!

I saw this on the MAKE blog today.  It is, I think, the single greatest effort at a properly respectful (to the intelligence of the user) safety warning that I've seen.  Kudos both to the tech writer who came up with it, and the lawyers who had enough common sense to release it into the wild. My only complaint is that on SparkFun's Web page, the instruction manual is a completely inaccessible JPEG image.  Perhaps part of being "safe" is not allowing anyone with low vision or who reads a language other than English, to know about the product?  (Yes, I've contacted them directly about it.)

Posted by kelseymh 7 years ago

Gizmo - A compilation of man inventing strange contraptions from the 1920's through 1950's. Comedy.

Tim's description:It starts off a bit slow but there are at least fifty really amazing clips. Sort of makes you think there's nothing new.IMDB description: A documentary about some of the thousands of inventions that did things we never thought needed doing, or in ways we never considered doing them. A respectful, yet humorous tribute to the inventors whose vision, however far-reaching, was just a little off the mark.;=gizmo

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago

Costume- Peacock

Last year I created a Jellyfish costume created out of discounted yarn, tull, a Clear umbrella and a string of electroluminescent wire. It got rave reviews and was just fun to play with. So, I have a vision but really no skills as far as technology or art are concern. I'm trying to deveolp a Peacock costume that will be primarly worn at night. I want the feathers to open and close preferably by a switch. I plan on having electroluminescent wire throughout the costume. I've been racking my rain and asking my techy friends for ideas but I keep coming up short. Anyone have an idea on how to "motorize" the feathers? Any advice is welcome and appriceated!!!

Posted by kristipoodle 11 years ago

NASA Crash lands on the moon for scientific reasons

NASA crash landed a space craft named "SMART-1" into a crater in the southern parts of the moon where the sun never shines to "kick up the dust" and analyze it with a following craft called "Centaur" for water and mineral compounds. I watched it live here which I have got to say was pretty cool, but you can watch the last bits of it here Watch the guy try hi-five his mate.Whole story here, it's pretty amazing.

Posted by Kryptonite 8 years ago

World's Smallest Flash Mob?

A flashmob only a few inches high gather outside London's Tate Modern.Two hundred versions of Tony Hart's famous Plasticine Morph character were placed on London's Bankside to honour the memory of the artist who died recently, aged 83.The event was organised through a Facebook group, and included Tony's daughter, Carolyn Williams, who was invited along to judge "best Morph" (won by Laura Kenny, 31)London SE1 NewsDaily MailBBCOn a related theme, this compilation video of Vision On (which featured Tony Hart) will explain a lot about the way certain Brits in their forties view the world:

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago

​Make an optic close focus.

I want to be able to put my night vision monocular in front of my 2x scope on my airsoft.I need a combination of lenses to put between my scope and the NV to let the scope focus at a couple of inches (instead of 30 feet), and reduce magnification because otherwise I’d just be looking at a tiny part of the phosphor screen heavily magnified.I know it’s possible because a commercial unit is available, I just don’t know if it’s feasible for a guy like me (doesn't have a degree in optics) to build (I'm thinking no, but I figured I'd ask).Thanks for any help you can offer.

Posted by instrucables360 2 months ago

Instructables... A TV show?

Yes, yes I know there was/is the Ibles TV streaming vids but...What if we have a proper Instructables TV show?In each episode the cast (who don't behave like a bunch of bumbling, mumbling, caffeinated baboons) can demonstrate how to do a few of the more popular ibles, and give some tips on DIY and whatnot.Authors of the ibles used on the show could get paid a small commision... *has vision of Kiteman rolling in a big pile greenbacks wearing bling-bling*... Or perhaps not.But I think it would be a good idea, it would increase traffic on the site, get more ibles submitted, and on the whole increase the popularity of Instructables. PBS or Discovery might take it up (I prefer PBS personally)...

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago