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 You can even post a link to an unpublished instructable if you like, but just remember, please check out the featuring checklist first since this will tell you all of the things that the best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

JP'sW18 hours ago

I've made another one, is this up to scratch?


Yonatan24 JP'sW11 hours ago

Looks great to me!

Just a quick tip, take a closer look at the pictures that you took for Step #7. I think that they look way better that the others. When you take pictures inside, try to add more light. It makes the quality of your pictures increase dramatically!

JP'sW Yonatan2410 hours ago
Thanks for the comments, there is also the fact that step 7 were actual photographs whereas most of the others were video grabs. You are quite right though, lighting is something of an ongoing battle in my workshop
JP'sW6 days ago

Could I have a bit of feedback on this instructable, bit of a newbie here


seamster JP'sW6 days ago

If you had photos in all of your steps, we could feature that for sure.

You could grab still shots from your video of the key parts in your process to include with your written steps, which seems to work well when creating an instructable from a video. Good luck :)

JP'sW seamster6 days ago

OK how about now?

seamster JP'sW5 days ago

Looks pretty good! I sent you some additional thoughts via private message if you're interested. Cheers!

Hey, that's pretty good documentation. It's been featured! :)

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