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So what are you working on? Answered

What upcoming projects are you working on? I'm busy making more instruments/recording-related equipment. My next three upcoming Instructables are an audio converter, something called an "Electric Kickamastick" and a guitar effects pedal (and have been amassing supplies for a few more projects).

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Ro]x[as

9 years ago

Ah well now that this thread has been conveniently revived, I have a few inaugural projects I'm working on. I'm writing a guide to getting the most out of a monitor colour calibrator, building a microphone array for stereo field recording, and trying to make my own caffeinated mints (and maybe an associated guide to purifying caffeine by sublimation, if I can get it to work at home instead of the lab). If people are still following this thread, it would be nice to know how everyone's projects are coming along.

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randofoRo]x[as

Reply 9 years ago

Oh. A microphone field recording array is definitely something I am interested in seeing posted. Caffeinated mints sound cool too. Instructables had an intern two summers ago who was trying to make transdermal caffeine patches. We were worried he was going to hurt himself, as he had more enthusiasm for the project than knowledge of chemistry. The projects I mentioned initially have been completed and posted. I'm currently working on making various things out of old computer and broken electronics.

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Ro]x[asrandofo

Reply 9 years ago

Oh wow, transdermal caffeine patches sounds pretty wild, but I don't think it would work any faster than sublingual. I'm majoring in biomolecular structure studies, so I do know what I'm doing as far as chemistry is concerned; the only thing is trying to make it work in the kitchen as opposed to the lab.

Music isn't much more than a hobby for me, and this project is just trying to combine it with my electronics fixation. It's pretty simple though, so I think I can get it working.

I finished my first instructable since this morning; my guide to colour calibration. I don't know how many photographers and graphic artists are out there, but since photography is a great interest of mine, and I work part-time in a photofinishing lab, I thought I'd share my ideas.

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lemonierandofo

Reply 9 years ago

Would you have any suggestions for a Canon B95 FAXPHONE? L

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oscarthompson

9 years ago

hmm.. im working on something that could be useful in every day life... which is 101 uses for soft drink bottles

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RadBear

9 years ago

I have several ideas bouncing around my head that may become future Ibles: A customized "No soliciting" sign Possibly a fountain made from a waffle iron (If I want to lay out the $$ for a pump) And I'm trying to think of something for the pocket sized contest, but I'm drawing a blank. Non-Ible project I'm contemplating are building a second clamp rack and making a vase out of a wine bottle.

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Goodhart

9 years ago

fooling around with a 555 heart beat circuit using 2 LEDs, one that comes on low, one on high. I got it to beat properly, but the high LED will not go low ... I know what's wrong, but I am unable to fix it just now....hmmmm

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Javin007

9 years ago

I'm making an alcohol "penny" stove that's actually really an upgrade from the 1498 identical penny stoves that are currently on Instructables. This one will have a method to put it out (turn it off), a lid for optimal use without wasting fuel, a stand to keep it from burning whatever's underneath it, a grill to set your pot on, a windscreen, and it all goes together into a compact unit that can fit in your (large) pocket while still being sturdy, but lightweight. And other than a handful of cans from around the house and a few wire hangers, you only need the tools to cut the cans, and some JB weld to make it. It all works in my head. Going out to pick up more JB weld and a dremel this afternoon to give it a shot.

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Goodhart

9 years ago

Let's see: in the works I have the No dedicated IC LED sequencer I am still tweaking; a hack of a Hasbro - Kids Club Burger King toy; a different way to perform heart surgery on a gummi bear; and building a few ELF monitors for the upcoming Maker store, just in case someone actually DOES want one ;-)

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Goodhartrandofo

Reply 9 years ago

Yeah, for the subscribers to MAKE mag. it was mentioned in the last issue. Sounds like they will determine what is worthy to sell, but the subscribers will be the sellers and eventually there will be a fee to open the store, once it is set up and tested.

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lemonie

9 years ago

Yagi-aeriel, keyboard-thing, CRT-thing, lots of bits I have things to do stuff with... L

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PKMlemonie

Reply 9 years ago

What's your keyboard-thing? My ARDX arrived so I'm looking into a keyboard-thing, as soon as I can get Perl to play nicely with the serial port and SendKeys (or give up and use a different language).

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lemoniePKM

Reply 9 years ago

I wanted to make something with typewriter keys custom built, but it's pretty much on a shelf at the moment...
I'm considering the possibilities of a pneumatic organ, If I can figure-out a way to make the valves.

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PKMlemonie

Reply 9 years ago

If you haven't already, I recommend this account of a guy who built his own pipe organ (technically a wind chest), because he goes into detail about how he built his own simple valves (and everything else in the instrument).

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lemoniePKM

Reply 9 years ago

Interesting, see I've got keys and linkages on the typewriter. I'll add that to the bookmarks list.

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Brennn10

9 years ago

I am working on my entry into the Gardening Contest. It documents construction of our garden and beds, planting, and harvesting. I just hope that I will be able to harvest before the entry deadline ends.

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jessyratfink

9 years ago

A book headboard, two versions of the TARDIS, and getting started sewing clothes - I think I'm going to try a cover-up first for the CRAFT contest, but a mermaid costume is what I'm really going for.

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Gorframjessyratfink

Reply 9 years ago

A book headboard - does that mean a headboard made of books, or one that will hold books? (Or a board that goes on your head and somehow holds books there? :)

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jessyratfinkGorfram

Reply 9 years ago

Headboard made of books - more specifically the spines and boards of the books, without the pages. I have a ton of colorful ones from the 60s and 70s. :D

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=SMART=

9 years ago

Im writing my instructable for the pocket sized contest ! It will be epic...

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Gorfram

9 years ago

Too many at once -

The Embattled Urbanite's Everyday Survival Kit won't do you much good if you're lost in a trackless wilderness, but might help you get through a perfectly ordinary crappy day. It fits into the requisite Altoids-sized box, and should be done in time to enter in the "Pocket-Sized" Contest.

For the "Get In the Garden" contest, if I can get them done soon enough:
  • Mix Your Own Potting Soil
  • Worm Bin in a 5 Gallon Bucket (or 3-1/2 gallon, or even smaller....)
  • The Magic Houseplant Needs (almost) No Care

And then there's A Field Guide to Common Plastics; the great magmum opus that I keep thinking I should expand to cover more areas; and then thinking I should buckle down to and finish off just the indispensible basics; and then not working on at all while I'm goofing around here, or on "Answers," or even off somewhere completely different...
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killerjackalope

9 years ago

Add to it a boat, oh and we spent the day making a rather silly but dangerous siege weapon, though what it is exactly hasn't come to mind yet.

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killerjackaloperandofo

Reply 9 years ago

Whatever gets in my line of sight, probably and more than likely the cycle path...

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randofokillerjackalope

Reply 9 years ago

I can stand behind a siege of the cycle path. Bicyclists have been getting on my nerves lately. They are worse than cars at plowing towards pedestrians.

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Gorframrandofo

Reply 9 years ago

"ON YOUR LEFT!!!"

Except that KJA's bikepath is in the UK, where it'd be: "ON YOUR RIGHT!!!

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killerjackalopeGorfram

Reply 9 years ago

Nope, this lot you'll hear a bell or no warning as they wobble towards you, my new system is to shoot at a high angle towards the steep bank then arc back down it around them, giving them a wide berth...

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killerjackaloperandofo

Reply 9 years ago

The issue I have is that people that haven't ridden a bike in decades are suddenly jumping on, crashing in to me, pedestrians, eachother, lamp posts and straight in to the road, I live right beside and have heard a ridiculous amount of car horns since... Granted I love the cycle path but before the official opening I had a private raceway with some speed cyclists and enjoyed it greatly...

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Weissensteinburg

9 years ago

I drew up plans for a new desk, but it will be a couple weeks till I could start working on it. And today we went canoeing and I had to get a kayak. It was AWESOME. So I'm thinking through ideas for making one of them.

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randofoWeissensteinburg

Reply 9 years ago

I've been wanting to build a workbench. I might do that this weekend as I kinda need one.

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canida

9 years ago

I've got a pile of food projects in the works - just took a ton of pictures last weekend.

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killerjackalope

9 years ago

Got one, only known as the franken-fi A bunch of other stuff, including a flaming tazer for gmjhowe, and to keep the gimp at bay

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Steamdnt

9 years ago

DREAMCAST LAPTOP! and yes, I will post pictures, anyone on the Irc knows about it know, I wont shut up :)

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PKM

9 years ago

Waiting for the ARD-X to arrive :) plenty of ideas for that, hoping to get it interfacing with the computer and possibly even make a more practical version of my one-handed keyboard. Other than that nothing major, potentially some LED lights or the shoji lamp mark 2. If the Bike Man has anything suitable for donors, I've wanted to build a recumbent for a long time and might have the space and tools to do it now. Because, you know, owning four bicycles and a motorbike isn't too many, is it?.

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Kiteman

9 years ago

I have lots of plans, but no real time to do them at the moment. School finishes in 4 weeks, though...