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 You can even post a link to an unpublished instructable if you like, but just remember, please check out the featuring checklist first since this will tell you all of the things that the best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.

alamtania13 days ago

Thank God this exists!

Please provide me some feedback on this Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Set-of-R...



One thing I'd definitely do is change the main picture to the second one in the first step - it says so much more than the first!

Toga_Dan10 days ago


Suggestions? Should I replace that cardboard with tin for the cover photo? Should I replace "silent" with "quiet" (which is more accurate) better pics? A celebrity endorsement?

Umm...I'm not sure better pictures are going to help. I personally like the rain protection picture (step 6). The garbage can reminds me of cookie monster's home :). On a safety note, are you ok with leaving the AC outside? I would install it in a window (controls and power connection inside), accept the loud noise and run the duct to my feet from inside the house.

there is also the option of putting the machine in the window of 1 room, and piping it to a room which gets more use. Get away from noise that way.

i should also add a picture showing the cantilevered part of the house which partially shelters the AC. The extension cord is a couple feet under the overhang.

i really should put it on a gfci. thanks for the reminder.

The noise of conventional installation really bugged me. So, I'm happy for dB reduction. But maybe I'll suggest others use the duct while unit is in window.

o_m9 days ago

My new instructable:


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