The Clinic

Welcome to the clinic, a place to get help and constructive criticism on your projects. Here's a brief intro on what it is, written by AngryRedhead:

"Some Instructables don't get the attention that they deserve. Many times the reason boils down to presentation, and if the presentation is off in one way or another, an Instructable might flop no matter how wonderful the project is. The presentation of an Instructable requires a certain set of skills which involve story telling, technical writing, planning, and photography. Even the most experienced technical writers and photographers still benefit from an edit or an outside opinion. As an author, it's difficult to see the flaws and errors because your thoughts and experience fill the gaps that might leave readers puzzled. It happens to every author.

If you feel you have an Instructable that isn't getting the attention that it deserves and you would like some ideas on how to improve its presentation, please post a link to it! We're not here to tear it apart or to tell you that you're the most horrible, stupidester person in the whole wide world. We're here to give you ideas for improvement and hopefully get you more attention and recognition for your project ideas. Think of this like editing or proofreading which is something everyone needs regardless of experience, intellect, and knowledge.

If you would like ideas on taking your idea to the next level and making it bigger and more awesomer, please say that you would like this extra advice. You can even post a link to an unpublished instructable if you like, but just remember, please check out the featuring checklist first since this will tell you all of the things that the best instructables have."

So... that's what this forum topic's for. There's a team of seasoned Instructables authors watching this topic, waiting to give you help!

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Kiteman1 year ago

Starting your first Instructable?

Trying to get more views for an existing project?

You need to read this guide:


Focussed on getting Featured?

You need to be aware of this checklist:


PLEASE, do not reply to this comment - you need to start a fresh top-comment for each new project or problem.

comments here are the opinions of those making the comments, and do not
guarantee that your work will be Featured or win a contest.

This is technovation again, we just published our instructables called CUBEX its a completely original idea, could you feature it on the homepage, or could we make improvements so that it's possible.

We personally feel it should have got much more views, and it's really not doing great. Please check it out and let us know if it's possible to get there, I feel it's a good quality instructables with a really good idea!

Here's the link :


Thank you, kindly vote!


Improve the thumbnail! - the background looks good, but I would take the picture from above, with the safe maybe open (not all the way), and with more light. Maybe even a GIF!

Can you add more information to the title too?

Would my second pic be a better one?

I think the second one looks better, its more interactive. It shows more of what the project does, instead of a boring (sorry) box.

I don't know if it's better (might be too big). I would take some time to take several pictures from several different angles.

Can you try this?: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Pur...

Will try out this technique and update the pic

thanks will change it, just had a question if I change it is it still possible to feature on the homepage?

Probably not, unless someone who features I'bles see it, and decides to feature it on the homepage...

Thats sad, have you got stuff on the homepage? What are they looking for?

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