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Step 1: Upload images

There are a number of ways to do almost every step of the documentation process. This project shows you one way of documenting your own project to share it with others.

First upload some images.

Once uploaded, your images will appear in your image library (shown on the upload page). Upload all the images required for your project.

While your files are uploading, you can open Instructables in another browser and keep working. Edit the text of your project, manage the images that are already uploaded, or check out other people's projects.
<p>I made a security alarm for my science exhibition and I want it to share with me</p>
<p>I made a security alarm for my science exhibition and I want it to share with me</p>
<p>I like your Instructable</p><p>Thank you so much for sharing</p><p>Rima</p>
<p>I like your Instructable</p><p>Thank you so much for sharing</p><p>Rima</p>
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So, this is what instructables looked like when it was started? Cool... I like that version better. (Orange is my favorite color :D)
cool, i never though instructables would look so cool back in 05! It actually looks better than this version........in my opinion
nah, that version had way too much orange.
We need a way to access the old Instructables. I'd be really psyched to be able to access the Old 'ibles. Before my time.
can you help me find my instructable
Is that what Instructables used to look like?
Yes. This tutorial is a little old and needs to be updated.
it wont let me upload any images if i click upload it just says error 400 (no file)
Make sure you are using Firefox.
Hi everyone, Sorry that this Instructable is so far out of date. Once we quit changing the UI on a daily basis, I'll make a new one.
Why not make it a Collaboration?
I've got a new one in the works that I will make a collaboration.
hey how do you add pics in to the project ? Can any one help?? because i have alot of cool ideas thanks
it wont let me upload any images if i clck upload it just dosent do anything??? help?
Is it possible to create most of a project and save it to finish entering later?
does anybody know the songs to the videos on teh GRL website?
Yes. Once you hit the "Enter Next Step", "Update Step", or "add step" buttons, your project is saved. Your project will remain saved but unpublished until you hit the "Are you ready to publish this?" link.
I was wondering the same thing. You guys might want to note that next to the button or something so people know about it. Great site!
I don't really have a project but would like to know if any body has experience with making a wooden bike for kids....sort of similar to the famous Like-a-bike model. It seems very simple, I was just wandering about the dimensions for a 2 yr. old? can someone help......
I think it's time to update this thing.....good job though guys. Oh yeah and what does the "Typed" thing do in the text field?
Also, what is the system here for using links and formating?
some wiki-format tags are supported. now there are buttons above the editor to help too!
Ditto Alibre-Rob's comment. How can you unpublish an Instructable that went on-line before you understood the result?
yes! if you go to your instructable and click 'edit', then in the left side there is a link to unpublish.
Just a note of thanks should be in order for all of those who has created and who has kept this web site going! I love it, my kids love it, and all those that I have turned on to this site loves it, and their friends and families love it.............. Well you get what I mean! Anyway, Thanks for a great job!
What size images are recommended? Does instructables resize things on the fly? What formats are supported?
How do I make lists in the step description? Like the same thing that is accomplished by <li> in html.
Hai! everybody, I'mm the new kid of the block. Will be joining in the bandwagon. Hear from me soon.
Can a 'Published' Instructable - be 'Un-Published' due to correcting an accidental (= jumped the gun) publishing??<br/>
how do I set up more than one project - without publishing them at first - so that I can publish them all - later on the same time?
Can the project be edited after it is published? LM
Yes. The easiest way is to click on your username in the upper right to see a list of your projects. Click on the project you want to edit and then click on the yellow "Edit" link on the left.

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Bio: Eric J. Wilhelm is the founder of Instructables. He has a Ph.D. from MIT in Mechanical Engineering. Eric believes in making technology accessible through ... More »
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