Hey, gun-makers...

'Nuff said.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago

start drilling wall

Hi I want to stand on in front of the wall and start drilling.. But before this I want to know that, how is possible to know the exact position of perforation of the other side of the wall. And please explain completely since I'm amateur! Wall Specification: Somewhere in the middle of the wall metals has passed. Wall diameter: 50cm Wall gender: cement and stone Acceptable amount of errors: 5cm

Posted by Amkoshesh 2 years ago

Official Wall-E Papercraft

If you want to make your own Wall-E for your desk, Disney has you covered with an official Wall-E papercraft. Just download and print this file to get started.via paperkraft

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Fantastic Russian Wall-E case-mod

This is such a good build, it speaks for it's self.

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago

DIY Wall of Death

The wall of death is a large cylinder with a banked floor that allows motorcycle daredevils to ride on the walls. These guys wanted their own and with a spare field, 850 pallets, and some plywood they did it.Check out the video to see the build process and an example of what can go wrong while riding in it.via Make blog

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


My home was built in the early 50's and we are about to decorate the lounge area, I fancy having coving around the top of the wall, but have heard its quite hard to do.Any tips and tricks that could help me out please? Because I like to have sweet home furniture. Thanks.

Posted by kurapika 10 years ago

I do not see my entry either...

Could you please recheck my entry...its not in the contest. Thank you!!

Posted by genag2000 9 years ago

Store your stuff in the wall with Pocket Wall

This wall with stretchy storage is called the Pocket Wall and it was created by Polish Designer Maja Ganszyniec. Not happy with just putting stuff in piles on the floor or, you know, regular shelving? Start bulging the walls with your gear! Your Wall Becomes Storage With Pocket Wall

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

Load Bearing Wall??

How does one best determine whether a wall is load bearing?

Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago

Speakers in wall

Anyone tried to put, in wall speakers, in wooden boxes? I know in wall speakers are build for wall but how they are going to sound in regular wooden boxes. I got, very cheap, high end in wall speakers. Why not build boxes and save $1000 ?   Any experience ?

Posted by mavava 10 months ago

How can we Scan a wall

Is there a way we can scan a complete portion of wall vertically using lasers or any other device?

Posted by ap nambiar 6 years ago

Wall art illusion

Here is an awesome wall art illusion, it took me about 2 hours to do as there was alot of tweaking involved. Hope you like it and tell me what you think.

Posted by Hiyadudez 8 years ago

Wall chessboard.

I was wondering if there are anyone who has built a similar project or would be willing to give it a try. I'm trying it and having difficulties.

Posted by taysummers 6 years ago

Movie Cliché: Hidden Wall Safe

So I am actually a bit surprised that there is no instructable on how to make a hidden wall safe. More or less I am wanting to build a hidden shelf area akin to that of a hidden wall safe. IE: you have a picture on the wall that moves in some way to reveal the hidden space behind it. Just wondering why no one has done it before? So 100 points to who can guess what my next project is :-P

Posted by HighWing 8 years ago

How to properly attach a mirror to a plasterboard wall?

Hello! I'm in a bit of a mess as I do things around the house much less often than I actually should so I thought home of the DIY will be the right place to ask for this. I've purchased a large mirror for my room and realized that I don't have any wall plugs that would be long enough to reach the load-bearing wall and I've never used wall plugs for the plasterboard wall in front of it. To be honest I have no idea which ones to buy. How much weight the plasterboard wall ones handle. And is it even a good idea to them or should I just get longer ones which will reach the load-bearing wall? Thank you for your time, Matt.

Posted by friiks 5 years ago

repairing cellar walls?

 We bought a house last year that had some water damage on the cellar walls. Last summer I redid the drainage around the house as I suspected that that was the reason for the damage. I am now setting out to repair the inside damage. I should not that I noticed no damage to the outside walls while redoing the drainage.  The inside wall damage consists of 'blistering' and loose light cement/plaster. The cinder blocks seem to be fine and I have not found mold. I have scraped away the loose stuff and will now patch the holes.  I have been told to use a polymer-based household cement but would like to ask the instructable community for advice.  I basically have to resurface parts fo the walls and patch a few deep holes.  How should I do this? Thank you.

Posted by Crackpot 8 years ago

power hack

Aside from it being an ugly hack, is there any reason I can't strip the wire back from the end of a printer power cable and solder it to the plug terminals of a 5v wall wart transformer? This shouldn't be a fire hazard since the power cord should be rated correctly, correct?

Posted by randofo 9 years ago

What do ya think??

I finally went out and bought some pins today, push pins, for the wall of course. When I figure out how to steady a tripod on top of a matress, and I find the rest of my junker parts (these are just old parts or stuff needing repair), I'll bring more pics.

Posted by Punkguyta 9 years ago

rgb led video panel

Hi i am trying to fine some one who can help me i am trying to make a video panel from tri color matrix tiles i need it to work with a composite video feed i have a processes to do the matrix of the wall i just need to make 1m x 1m panel and then i am away if you have any ideals i would love to hear them thanks for your time justin

Posted by vidscreen123 10 years ago

wall wart/transformer instead of batteries?

I have recently purchased a creative HQ-2300D and it only accepts two AA batteries for powering the decoder, there is no DC in on it. Can I use a wall adapter to power it? (it really eats batteries)The intended transformer.nokia charger, output is 3.7v = / 355mAhThe reason I am wanting to use a transformer with it, is it would make it a lot easier as it is only used for gaming on the xbox 360 (to get the dolby headphone from the decoder) so it is never used "on the go" so changing the batteries/ recharging them is a mild annoyance I wouldn't have from a transformer turned on when I use the 360. It can't be as simple as wiring pos to pos and neg to neg on the battery terminals inside the decoder with the nokia charger because there is only a slight variation in the voltage.....can it?. I am also concerned about whether the transformer is regulated or not, reversing polarity, correct polarity etc. etc. and what else is important not important when attempting to do such a thing, so as not to destroy my decoder. (I did this before with a minidisc player and a Universal adapter on the wrong voltage, I didn't impress myself..........doh.... anyone smell that....)I tried plugging the nokia charger into another 3v device (an old sony tape deck) that has a 3v DC in, and it didn't seem to give it enough power to turn the tape, but when I plugged in a universal adapter and set it to 3v it worked fine.My idea is to remove the fem connector from the phone and rig it so it can be plugged into one of the battery terminals and the nokia tranny can be plugged into it, but it can still be removed for when I want to use batteries.I put it to all those with the knowledge who can explain in lay-mans terms and educate me on the best, safest, cleanest way to solve my dilemma.Thanks.

Posted by py3m4n 10 years ago

Replacing or renewing drywall

My AC Return/Supply is in my garage and appears to have some cheesy work done by the construction workers when they installed it, keep in mind this house is 10+ years old. I was hoping to replace and re-install some new drywall and was hoping for some recommendations on how to  approach this situation. See photos for details.

Posted by bprins 4 years ago

stone cutting

I have yet to use a laser to create my work. I wish I could and if I did, this is what I would create: switch plate art, I call it"splart" right now I use diamonds and carbide on old Ohio barn slate. This is created with disposible hand drawn templates. A fine wet surface grind to finish and a coat of waterbase poly. A very basic "instuctable," This is my entry. I am: http://www.splart.com

Posted by splart 10 years ago

How do I wire these LEDs?

I'm need to wire 4 blue LEDs (3.4v) and 2 ultra bright red LEDs (1.9v), I would like to limit the current to 10ma and wire all the LEDs to a single wallwart. The wallwart I was planning on using is 12v DC 100ma. I'm pretty new to LEDs so I'm not quite sure how to do this, I was thinking about wiring the 2 reds and 1 blue in series and wiring the other 3 blues together in series and then wiring the 2 sets together in parallel. But I'm not sure if that will work because I read somewhere that if you're wiring in parallel all the LEDs must have the same voltage. So if anyone could explain how I could wire this up (and maybe even draw up a simple diagram) that would be great.

Posted by cannedham160 9 years ago

Ice wall

If someone froze trailer tail lights in an ice wall... turned them on...

Posted by Epeoples 9 years ago

LED wall lighting?

I want to create a long wire tht i can just pin onto my wall with LEDs along that piece of wire. and just plug it directly into my wall but i have NO idea how to do implement this idea. im a comp sci student and i know nothing about electricity, helpppp

Posted by unix 9 years ago

Funky wall treatments with paper and old books

Want to add a new look to your walls for cheap? Ruche has posted these tutorials for a few different effects. There's a flower wall made out of butcher paper, an old book turned into wallpaper, the quickest explanation of the invisible bookshelf I've ever seen, and even an antique paint treatment. Check out the link to see how they're done. DIY - Wall Decor from Ruche's Lookbook via Design*Sponge

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

White walls yellowing

Right so i cleaned off my white walls last night with some lava soap and purple power cleaner degreaser and scrub brush but i noticed they have a light browning effect not sure if that UV damage or some other type of oxidation.   ive checked around the interwebs and the only things i can come up with are  island girl sea glow,  bleche white and brillo pads with magic erasers am i stuck with the yellow??  ive only had these white walls since agust

Posted by Malhecho 6 years ago

Finally PRO!

Well, I've finally become PRO! So I made this image portraying I've joined the wall of PROs!

Posted by Arbitror 8 years ago

Is electroadhesion possible to achieve as a diy project?

I want to build a robot that can climb walls. It needs to move quietly because I want to use it for surveillance. I need to figure out how I will get it to stick to a smooth wall. I don't wanna use suctions cups cause I think they would be too noisy. Would eletroadhesion(see link below) be possible for me to do as a diy project? If you have any other ideas for how I can get my robot to stick to a wall, that would be awesome. http://deviceguru.com/robot-climbs-walls-electrostatically/

Posted by mastr924 6 years ago

Large LED WALL (Updated Name needed)

Hello, Im not even sure if this is the right place for this post. I wanna build a LARGE LED WALL. Basically rows and columns of leds which i can progam to do what i want, be it scrolling lines, words, snowflakes etc. Perhaps even colour changing LED's to produce a large picture. Can this be done?  (either one colour or multicolour) Where do i start if yes! Any ideas welcomed

Posted by dirty-monkee 7 years ago

12 VDC

AC -> 12v DC, 1000mA Output -> Halogen Lamp = Nothing.DC -> 12v DC, 10 AA Batteries -> Halogen Lamp = Works fine.Yes, the wall adapter works.Why does the Halogen Lamp not accept the current?@ 6v, 5W (0.83 Amps, right? Just under the AC output..)

Posted by NarNar 9 years ago

wall painting side effect

Recently I painted my daughter's room with pink color (egg shell finish). Unfortunately there is lot of pink color reflection in the room. entire room feels pink, even ceiling, door and closet are white. It seems that color was darker side of pink. In the past when the room had white color, two bulbs gave good light. Now even with 4 bulbs not enough light.  I saw many houses with different colors, but never felt such type of huge color reflection. Now this room is no more good for studying. Why it happend? How can I fix it?

Posted by vadisa9 5 years ago

Tinkerdays 2012 | DIY | prototyping an arduino wall plotter

Tinkerdays 2012 | a 60 hour prototyping event Already the second day of tinkering and we are starting to make progress on our current project, "the hemiphterograaf". We are creating a wall plotter / printer based on the kritzler schematics. Check http://tinkerdays.wordpress.com to keep yourself updated, join the conversation, tell us what you want us to improve and let us know if you think we should write an extensive tutorial. Today will be exiting. - With the use of thermoplastics (beats lego & meccano for certain applications) we will tinker the pen holder. - install the arduino blue tooth shield - update the testcode to synch the steppermotors - complete the stand on which we will secure the steppermotors (which hold the penholder via thread) - install the stepper motor pulleys (and pray they work, if it does, it deserves its own tutorial, more on this later) current state: we'll continue the day at 24/07/2012 | 12:30 GMT

Posted by bashaas 6 years ago

How would you convert a nice stack of dice into an art piece?

Hello Community! Sice you are the most creative people I know I think you'll be able to help me: I used to collect dice and I have a nice stack of them. I'd like to turn them into a piece of art without destroying them but I don't know what would look nice on my wall. Any ideas?

Posted by Geli12 2 years ago

taking the stand off of a dell 1702fp monitor

Hello,I have an old dell 1702fp monitor.Anyone ever take off the built in stand. So it can be wall mounted?here are some shots of the monitor:http://common.ziffdavisinternet.com/util_get_image/0/0,1425,sz=1&i;=8422,00.jpghttp://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Dell-1702FP-17-inch-LCD-Monitor-Refurbished/1706006/product.htmlhttp://www.pacificgeek.com/product.asp?c=232&s;=1910&ID;=88518&P;=Fthanks on any help

Posted by gregdove 9 years ago

Powering multiple devices with different voltage using one wall wart.

I really hate to post such a remedial question here but after searching the better part of the entire weekend for an answer I'm not much further along than I was at the start. I even went as far as hauling my butt to the radio shack to ask them.... I don't know what I was thinking there... It's always been obvious to me the guys there don't know much more than how to push cell phones - not to say they are all like that but the one by me has never been any help in terms of electronics. Anyway, I want to power a 5mw (3 volt) laser and one PC cooling fan (9 volt?) from one spare 12v wall wart. I've never been much for electronics but I'm thinking I can run the power to a breadboard, then run 2 seperate feeds through various resistors and/or regulators... just can't get any straight answers as to the best approach for this.... what's the best way to cut the voltage to a safe level for each device. I'd be happy with a good instructable for something like this if someone can point me toward one. Thanks for your help!

Posted by feign3 8 years ago

Wall of PC Case Fans?

Hello guys, sorry if this is the wrong section but, I was thinking of making a DIY fan out of PC case fans to keep myself cool in the summer. I've tried a number of fans in the past, but they don't seems to be very good. I usually put them right next to an open window to draw cold air in. I was thinking of making some kind of rig like in the video below, only without the bitcoin mining computer. I got the idea from this video and from when I was messing around with the fans in my own PC. I was chancing the speed of the fan for the PCI cards and noticed that it could get really cold if ramped up a bit. ) I was thinking of using 9 identical 120mm or 140mm fans, preferably ones that can be used with a fan controller. Here is a few of the things I need help with. How will I power the whole thing? What kind of cabled will I need? Could I use a fan controller to power all 9 fans? Can I even hook up 9 fans to a fan controller? Maybe I could use 2 fan controllers or something? What brand of fans should I use? How will I attach the fans together? Cable ties like in the video? Maybe I could make a makeshift wooden stand to hold them upright.

Posted by BionicSammich 4 years ago

How do i thin out the wall of a PVC pipe?

Hi there everyone I am in a process of building a PVC bike trailer out of 40 mm PN 20 type of pipe. At the neck of the trailer where the cross-shaped yellow piece swivels horizontally - permitting the trailer turn left and right - , and just under it, where the lower red elbows swivel vertically - permitting the trailer to move up and down - are the two white pipes that i want to shave 1 or a bit more mm off of. I bought the materials but in a very interesting way the pipes don't fit inside the fittings. They need to be warmed up and then they fit inside one another getting stuck forever. No glue needed.  If i buy  the next largest fitting size - 50 mm - the gap is just too big. So it's a no go. That's why I ask you people: How do i shave off 1-2 mm of the white pipes in the picture so they slide in easily in the fittings? I want to point out that unfortunately I don't have access  to any heavy-duty machinery. So a manual way of doing this would be much appreciated.  P.S. the red dots on the picture are fixed points or dabs of glue if you like. The green dots mark out the movements of the components. For example the yellow cross is glued to the green pipes witch are glued to the red elbows witch in turn are glued to the other green pipes. Here only the yellow cross swivels on the vertical white pipe. :) I hope you got it :)

Posted by marosi 5 years ago

Request: Light up wall switches

I was wanting to know if anyone has made anything like this wall.  http://internetsiao.com/light-up-rocker-switch-art/ If so, please let me know how. I'd really like to make one. 

Posted by Keeay 6 years ago

Wall wart for digital camera

Hi everyone, I have a cheapo digital camera, a Norcent DC-1020. I've been trying so hard to figure out what kind of wall wart I need for it. It's rated at 3.3V and 2A, but here's what's confusing me, at the input it says "DCIN3.3V," which makes me think it needs a DC wall wart, but the sticker on the bottom says "3.3V [symbol] 2.0A max" where the symbol is two lines, one solid, one dashed. I thought that symbol was for AC?

Posted by burger_bot 5 years ago

Instructables in the Wall Street Journal today ~

Last year I posted an instructable on making ornaments out of turkey neck bones. One of the comments was less than glowing. This is mentioned today in an article in WSJ. See "When a turkey's gone..." front page. Sharon Hauser (SharonH)

Posted by SharonH 9 years ago

need how to make wall art with repositionable mirror

I have this idea to make a mirrored wall art piece that uses mirrors on pivots that I can reposition.  I need help sourcing pivots.  The image that I have in mind is those swiveling customer pens that banks have at the counter.  Heck...maybe I just need to get a lot of those pens. Anyways, I'd appreciate any helpful comments.

Posted by firehorse 5 years ago

Where to get Vinyl Decals for a wall?

Can anybody recommend a good place to buy Vinyl Decals (cheaply) online? This is the kind of style that I'm thinking of: ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.116903023.jpg I've looked around Etsy a bit and that particular design is $98 + shipping to Ireland ($9-$15), I'd like to find similar for a bit cheaper if possible. Any ideas?

Posted by bittered 8 years ago

How do you make this

Http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/21/kinetic-wall-sculptures-are-impossible-to-look-away-from-video/ Could someone draw like a sketch of how it works 

Posted by For science158 4 years ago

Large Scale Plexiglas Photo Display

Hundreds of picture frames in a family room is overwhelming and cluttered.  Instead of having an individual picture frame for each photograph you want to show off, display all of your pictures on your wall with this plexiglas photo display found on anh-minh.  You could have a few smaller versions of this in one room.  Keep it tasteful by being conscious about where you place the displays and be sure to not clutter your walls!

Posted by Carleyy 8 years ago

Articulating Wall Display

So maybe I just watched too many movies as a kid, but I thought this would be a neat wall display to have. It's based on those old shoot-em-up movies where the main guy would go to the giant room of guns in the fancy displays, expect this wouldn't be for guns (though that would be cool). I remember one movie where some pistols were on a display on the wall, and when the guy pressed a button the display moved out to a 45 degree angle. That's basically what I want to do. Not sure if I could really explain it, so I tried my best to draw my idea so far. There would be a base that's connected to a wall that doesn't move and the display which would move. The top of the display would be attached to slots in the top of base and could move up and down. The bottom of the base would be attached to the middle of the display and would push the display out. Sorry if I'm not making sense, can't find a good way to explain it. I don't know enough about electric motors and controllers to make this or it would be my first instructable, so if someone else wants to make it, please let me know how it's done. This would be fun to see in action. Cheers!

Posted by Echo86 8 years ago

catena clock

I saw this online, is it possible to do this with a quartz movement from a craft sore????

Posted by golddigger1559 6 years ago

Wall outlet current draw

I have built a transformer, that will take 120v, and step it down to 2.5v. I used all the right parts, and the correct rated wire for this. My only issue, is that when i connect the primary coil, to a call outlet, at 120v, it draws more current then my 5A fuse can handle, and the power goes out in my home. I need to get 1.5 amps, @120v going through my primary coil, in order to get the desired output on the secondary. I was wondering, how things "draw" current from the wall, as well as if i where to use a resistor, wouldn't it still draw too much amperage, and just dissipate it in heat, to give the desired output (i cannot use, because it draws more than 5 amps). i could not find a resistor out their, that could handle over 100 watts, so i was also wondering how things like vacuum cleaners only draw a small amount of current. Would i need some sort of current regulator (if that's even a thing)? if you had a light-bulb, and a battery, would the circuit the light-bulb is attached to drain less current, if their was a resistor, and thus having the battery last longer, or would it draw the same amount, and just dissipate energy through the resistor in the form of heat, to give the light-bulb its self less current?

Posted by merlinj 2 years ago

Murphy/Wall Bed Over Couch

I am looking to get or make a forward facing full sized make bed that would flip up over a couch.  I see https://murphybeddepot.com/products/next-bed-free-shipping-to-cont-48-u-s-states, and also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-rwAUR14Z8. I like the idea of a couch, and like the simplicity of flip up/down "next bed" - where there's no frame around the bed. Does anyone know of any plans or where I can make or get a reasonably-priced "flip up bed over couch" like that?

Posted by pranaman 7 months ago