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 You can even post a link to an unpublished instructable if you like, but just remember, please check out the featuring checklist first since this will tell you all of the things that the best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

Hey guys,

Is there any limit on how many times I can ask for assistance? I don't want to outlive my welcome....

Anyway here is one more.... Any tips please??


Thank you so much! This gives me a lot of confidence.

I made another niffler tutorial...but the thing is the only 'ibles on niffler both are by me. Not many people seem interested in it. Any way to boost the views and votes?
Thanks a lot for the help!

I saw this I'ble a couple of days ago and really liked it, a nice idea and it's well done.

Don't worry if the views seem to be lower than you hoped, there have been some changes to the way views are counted. Check this out for more info:


I've never heard of these "nifflers" so I can't tell you how popular they are, but 250 views in 2 days isn't bad.

Always make sure to have the subject in focus in the thumbnail - it's what make people click!

Never seen this before!: https://www.instructables.com/howto/niffler/

You're the first one.

I made my first Instructible yesterday and I know there are probably ways to improve it, but I can't figure out exactly what. Could someone help me? My Instructible was on how to set the NASA image of the day as your desktop and have it automatically update every day.

Any and all feedback is much appreciated!

JM199910 days ago

How did this 'ible get featured with the clarity of images and this one didn't? I'm confused!

hyperlinks don't seem to be working....

geo bruce13 days ago

I made an instructbale of how to make pulleys for timing belts and get the dxf of it to do whatever you'd like.


Are there major things I could improve to my instructable.
And is it worth adding a video or are the pictures clear enough.

All feedack is welcome!

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