What is this?

Anyone know what this is? 8 pins on the left, 5 pins on the right.

Posted by RodgerE1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What is This?

I know what this is, but do you? If you think you know, just reply in a comment. (Sorry, you won't win anything ;( ) I look forward to seeing your guesses.

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


What is this? Answered

I found this in the black sea, and I have no idea what it is. It feels kind of like a bone, is a bit thicker than 3 peices of paper towards the wide end, and has a hollow tunnel going through from the small end and opens out in the wide end (see diagram). If anyone has any ideas, please tell me.

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


What are these!

What are these pieces! i have hundreds of them! what are they for.

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


what is this for?

Https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9546?

Asked by cburgess7x 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What are they

Anybody know what the little single in line components are (not the ICs in plastic cases.)Mine are blue

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


What is this?

Can any of you intelligent people out there please please please tell me what this item is.

Asked by IainM31 8 months ago  |  last reply 8 months ago


what the...

Please help!! when i try to get in a group instead of seeing it i get a list of other groups

Posted by ryan knexer 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


What is this?

What is this delicious looking snack? It looks like fried avacado, but I've searched and can't find it. I want fried avacado. 

Posted by Brooklyntonia 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What's this?

The daily download on instructables, is that a new improvement? Cool...

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


What is this? Answered

Found it near a local creek and dont have a clue what it is but it looks like its a land mine. It probably fell off some heavy machinery but i am not positive. 

Asked by Aron313 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What is this? Answered

 It says MFS 474K 250V.  It is on a dial-up PCI card.

Asked by jj.inc 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is this?

Hi, I want to know what this thing is? It resembles a water pump, but on a miniature scale... I want to know the exact name for this thing and possible the use. Thanks for all your help.

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


What the...

? I googled instructables forum and found this https://www.janeapplebottom.instructables.com/forum?&limit;=20&sort;=datewhat the heck ? it s exactly like the real instructables forum but the wrong address

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


What are these?

Anyone recognize what these are and they're used for? The larger one has Bay19 SL2 on it. The smaller SL1. Both have a slit in the top.  I thought they might be some kind of glue dispensing cap or... Something along those lines. So, what exactly are they... Do you know? TIA, - chase -

Posted by -chase- 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


What is this?

Please help me identify this small, unknown metal object.

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


What are the... Answered

Top rated instructable of all time? Top viewed instructable of all time? The first ever instructable?

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


What is this? Answered

I think this is a sword. It says pakistan on it and it has a K on the front. Please help me identify it.

Asked by Aron313 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What is this?

Does anybody know what the object in this photo is?  The thing was in a box of stuff I got at an auction and neither myself or several friends know what it is for. It is 6" long and made of metal (I think it is brass) and is kind of heavy in my hand. The tip on the smaller end of it unscrews at the narrowest point and reveals a hollow shaft. Thx for your input!

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


What is this?

I was cleaning my closet and I found this. a used hand warmer. Being curious, I opened this sucker up and found black powder with what looks like a small bit of silver powder. My guess is its iron, magnesium, and salt.

Asked by BADWOLF1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


what is this?

Does anybody know any thing about these things. sculpture: it is made from rosin . button: its Russian.

Posted by Sun Gear 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What is this?

We spent a week at a beach house.  In the photo, you see a device attached to a door. There were several of them attached to doors throughout the house. It's a hollow steel ball attached to an arm, which was attached to the door. It could move back and forth like a pendulum, but it rubs against the door and doesn't move freely. You can see the rub marks on the door. So it didn't swing by simply opening or closing the door. This photo was taken in 2003 and I still don't know what it is or what purpose it served. If you know what it is, please leave a comment.

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


what is this?

I received this curious object from my science teacher today because he is cleaning his room. He does not know what it is, all that he knows is that it is related to Lego Mindstorms(I am assuming very old Lego Mindstorms the floppy disk he gave me that comes with it is dated 1988) and a mac 2.0.      There is a power source, a ribbon cable, old lego cable, and what appears to be the remains of a button attached to it. It also came with a floppy disk i don't know if the labels mean anything so i am including it. right underneath the switch there is a label that says TSI interface on/off.  the floppy disk says " "Feelies"  sensor interface for the apple p.o. box 5362 bla bla bla bla more stuff about the address then front: 2e version back: 2+ version". there is also what i think is a brand on the box that i think says "T.51n" but i'm not sure. if anyone knows what this is and what it does please do tell. thanks,      Harry

Asked by harry88 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


what the?!

Today i decided to go on instructables. and to my surprised to find that knexdude152 had logged on to my computer so i thought that he hacked me but then when i clicked on the user name it asked for a password so i thought it was a glitch. if you have any idea on what had append tell me.

Posted by Sun Gear 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What are these? Answered

Found in my father-in law's  old  tool box. They aren't metal or magnetic. Possibly ceramic. The only information printed on the side is 'Made in Canada'.  They fit together into a unit of four.  

Asked by mole1 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What the...

I was making a thread and then i noticed that my whole library was gone! Why did this happen? Maybe some cleaning of the site and they accidentally deleted all the library's. Can someone explain.

Posted by Easy Button 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


What Is This???

I took apart a TV a couple months ago and I just noticed this in the CRT circuit. I think that this is some sort of big potentiometer but I'm not sure. Can anyone please tell me?

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


what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????????????????????

Why is ibles going downhill i can stay loged on even for 5mins and cant post on orange borads or even join a group!

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


What is this? Answered

I recently got this "motor" in a box full of old telephone supplies. It didnt come with any instructions or anything on how to use it, which some of the stuff had. It looks like a giant motor. Any ideas? It says Teletype Corp on it, but I couldnt find any details on it anywhere on the internet.

Asked by 101yummYYummy101 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What is this? Answered

I got this of of a portable heater with a fan and it had labels for fan speed. it has four settings when you turn it. When i try to use on a motor to control the speed it just works as a switch. Do i need a motor with 3 wires if so how do i wire it up? Is it something different.

Asked by redlizard5 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What are these? Answered

I came across about 100 of these, I am not sure if they are photodiodes or LEDs would like to use them for something!  Have tried them at alot of different voltages, they all have a resistor inline with them which makes me think they are LEDs not sure on operating voltage. they also have a glass lens. markings - mexico 1150

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


What is this??? Answered

I found this in a box of misc. wires yesterday at a thrift store looks like a toy for a computer game maybe. It has a speaker up top and an adjustable microphone at the bottom. I know that speaker and microphone are self explanatory, but I was curious to know what exactly it may have been used with. It has a place in the middle to put in three AA batteries and it has a removable clip to attach it to something. When I put in the batteries it appeared to work or the little red light indicator  came on and the speaker was on with a real low fuzz sound. I have not plugged it into anything yet , I wanted some input first.Thank you in advance to anyone with help.

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


What is this!!!???

Hi everyone! Someone gave me a small electric project and one of the part is now broken:( Its part of a heart beat monitor... there was 2 tubes like like plug into the machine.  How the machine worked ;  When you were touching the 2 tubes with your hands, its automatically started to pulse light (in the 2 tubes) It then synchronise with your heart beat. Now, I cant figue out How a kind of neon like this could DETECT AND GLOW at the same time?!?!?!  The two output connector ARE SHORTED TOGETHER!  And the big question is: WHAT IS THIS part!! i would like to replace it. It doesnt look like a neon, not even a lamp! so...??? I think its a kind of laser diode inside. You dont see very well on the picture, but inside the white ring on the top of what i think maybe is a laser diode, is empty, theres a hole the rest of the white glass tube is empty. Its the top part of the tube (dont see in the picture)  is broken.

Posted by johnybody 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is this?

Sorry, I didn't know whether to post in bugs or feedback, so I went with bugs. So I have two computers, and one of them is a netbook. The netbook has a problem where sometimes the internet will just sit there and load for hours, but then when you refresh the page, it goes real fast. So today I posted a super long answer to a question, and clicked on post, and it didn't post. This is a problem with the compute, not with instructables. So I was all like "NOOOO!!!!" because my 3 paragraph answer just got deleted, and I went all crazy clicking back and forth from the top "Answer this" button to the bottom "Answer this" button. After awhile I gave up. Then I saw this thing at the bottom of one of the comment boxes that said "hey, this is my error!". Picture below. So, what is this?

Posted by kcls 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What is this; what is/was it used for?

It is tin/aluminum, obviously made to be hung on a wall.

Asked by LeighA5 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


What's an FPGA? Whats an CPLD?

What's an FPGA?  Like what's it compared to a microcontroller?  Please no links to google or wikipedia :P  I mean, from what I've read, it just seems like theyre inferior to a microcontroller, so I don't get why people use them.

Asked by guyfrom7up 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What on earth is this???

I have a weird peice of unidentified optical equipment, got it at a garage sale, does anyone have any clue as to what it is or what/how its used?

Posted by The Ideanator 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


what is patch?

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Posted by umair.moiz 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


what is a patriot

What is a patriot? i need a answer right away. need to do a 300-400 word essay on it.

Posted by dsman195276 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


how///////what? ?

How do i do things without messing up whats the best and easyest inbles whats the best gift site

Asked by Sean_Voodoo 9 years ago


'What is this?' contest

'What is this?' contest WINNER!-- CONGRATS TO KNEX_LOVER, YOU WIN A PATCH! COURTESY OF LITHIUM RAIN! (THANKS LITHIUM :-] ) Here is a picture of a random thing, guess what it is! Well this is posted in random fun, lolz :-)

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


What is a transistor? Answered

Hey guys, I am having problems understanding what is a transistor. When I do a search it shows me that its made of semi-conductor material and stuff, I don't want to know that. I want to know what is does as in a battery supplies power, resistor limits current etc. I would really like it if someone could give me a basic explanation of what is a transistor. Thanks in advance :). -Prickly Potato

Asked by The Prickly Potato 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


What is Steampunk? Answered

I've seen alot of Steampunk instructables but what gives it the name steampunk?

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


What is Zeitgeist?

I didn't know where to put this but what is Zeitgiest? I saw it in the explore tab at the top of the page.

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


What is rss?

Hey! I keep seeing people saying rss and signs with labeled rss. What is it? Also, i have two instructables, and one of them has a weird hand next to it. What is that??

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


What gun is this?

I bought a nerf gun and plan to mod it, but i don't know what type it is to look up how, can you help me This is the pic of it

Posted by shammallamaman 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


what to do

Christmas is coming up, yay!!! On the 6th I ordered some shutter shades from www.shuttershadesonline.com My brother is a Kanye West fan. It has been over 2 weeks (almost 3 weeks on christmas) and they still havn't shown up. If they don't come, what do I tell my brother? I'm not too worried, because the thought was there, ordering something 3 weeks before christmas is good i think.

Posted by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Help with what they are? Answered

its in the pic is it a regulator and what brand is the F

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


Whats Sexpot?

Sexpot.exe? And what do I need to run it? And how? EDIT------------------------- Ahoy! Oops. I thought it was some online phone thing.

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


what are these ic's? Answered

I have puled two components out of an old radio/amp/ cd player etc. and i want to know what they are and if i can use them to make an audio amplifier. one says BC Power Module  SVI 3101 D on the front and 424  1w2  on the back and has 14 legs (it can be seen here, this is actually the exact one i have from the same appliance :  http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1042/4733036801_a2d72f1df9.jpg ) . The other looks kind of like an op amp, it has 12 pins and the part no 5a3920, and below that 218 130a (as you can tell i am not a good at desoldering and not having a solder suck doesn't help).

Asked by makincoolstuff 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago