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Welcome to Instructopedia! Instructopedia is a community-created encyclopedia for useful tips, neat tricks, and handy hints. Feel free to browse by category, or read the next step for how to post!

Categories can be found under the following step numbers



  • 2 Art
  • 3 Craft
  • 4 Food
  • 5 Games
  • 6 Green
  • 7 Home
  • 8 Kids
  • 9 Knex
  • 10 Life
  • 11 Music
  • 12 Offbeat
  • 13 Outdoors
  • 14 Pets
  • 15 Photography
  • 16 Ride
  • 17 Science
  • 18 Sports
  • 19 Tech
  • 20 Not liable
*Instructopedia main picture courtesy of AnarchistAsian, n8man, and Derinsleep*

 
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Step 1: How To Post

Got a handy bit of info that's not big enough for it's own ible? Feel free to post it under any of the categories that the information applies to. Also place it under the correct entry type.
The categories are:

  • Art
  • Craft
  • Food
  • Games
  • Green
  • Home
  • Kids
  • Knex
  • Life
  • Music
  • Offbeat
  • Outdoors
  • Pets
  • Photography
  • Ride
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Tech

The entry types are:

  • Hints & Tips (actions that can be used to do something easier, quicker, etc...)
  • Gadgets (things that can be made)
  • Useful Information (information that is relevant to the category that is useful)

Number it by order of adding to the category, and if you have a picture to go with it, number it the same number as the entry. Also post your username.

Be sure to tag the Instructopedia with whatever you have added so people can find it!

Step 2: Art

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  • Remember, it is the artist's curse to only see the flaws in his/her work. Don't fret, you are the only one that can see them, no one else can. ~Spl1nt3rC3ll

Step 3: Craft

This is for entries under the "Craft" Category. Please post your handy $0.02 in the following:

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Step 4: Food

This is for entries under the "Food" Category. Please post your handy $0.02 in the following:

Hints & Tips

  • Tip 1 If you are looking for a snack, try to stay away from foods which are high in sugar, or have very little dietary value. Try a bagel with cream cheese, or a peanut butter sandwich. These choices are far better than a Little Debbie.

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Step 5: Games

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Step 6: Green

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Remember KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid.

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Step 7: Home

This is for entries under the "Home" Category. Please post your handy $0.02 in the following:

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  • When drilling into tiles, stick a piece of masking tape across the point you intend to drill. This reduces the risk of skidding and scratching the tile.
  • When drilling to a specific depth, measure that depth on your drill-bit, and then wrap a piece of masking tap around the bit at that point. Stop drilling when the tape reaches the wall.
  • Tie your chuck-key to your drill's power cable so that you don't lose it. About two feet from the plug-end allows you to use the key without untying it, but also reminds you to unplug the drill for safety.

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Step 8: Kids

This is for entries under the "Kids" Category. Please post your handy $0.02 in the following:

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Step 9: Knex

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This is for entries under the "Knex" Category. Please post your handy $0.02 in the following:

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Knex Guns

-Before posting try to find out if your idea is new or innovative in any way. Don't post a block trigger because there are already a lot of those. You can contact me or other experienced Knexers to help you decide if you should post your knex gun or not.

Other Knex Objects

-If you decide to post something other than a gun, try to post something that is very interesting or helpful.

Gadgets


-Lots of Knex!
-Multiple bins to store your knex.

Useful Information


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Step 10: Life

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Step 11: Music

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  • When learning a new instrument, take it slow and don't feel bad if you don't see instant results. Your body has to adapt to that new instrument; for example, you need to build up callouses on your fingertips for playing guitar, so initially your fingers will hurt. For trumpet, you need to build up your embouchure, or lip muscles, before you can play well. Practice a little bit every day, but don't overdo yourself.
~Technick29

-If your playing guitar, bass, aor any other stringed instument, the strings can make or break your situation.
~conadia

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Step 12: Offbeat

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Step 13: Outdoors

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Step 14: Pets

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Step 15: Photography

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  • Don't always center the point of interest in your photo. Take pictures at a different angle than straight on; it will make your photo new and refreshing.
~Technick29

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Step 16: Ride

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Step 17: Science

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science can be dangerous! you may want to look at the not liable category (step 20)

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Step 18: Sports

This is for entries under the "Sports" Category. Please post your handy $0.02 in the following:

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  • Tip 1 If you come home from a very wet sports match, find some newspaper, and stick newspaper in your sports equipment. If you have lacrosse pads, stick newspaper in them. Cleats? Stick newspaper in them. Newspaper soaks up the water extremely well.
  • Tip 2 At a track meet when you're going to run a race it helps keep your shoes tied if you put duct tape or athletic tape on them. (I've noticed mine come undone waaaay too easily an the tape really helps)

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Step 19: Tech

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  • Tip 1 To easily print pictures of the exact size you need, insert the picture into a Word document page, resize or edit picture as needed, and print!
  • Tip 2 You can get lots of electronic parts by desoldering but if you dont have desoldering wick or a desoldering iron or a soldering iron for that matter you can use a blowtorch and pliers, put you pcb in a vice grip. grip what you want with the pliers, torch the solder and pull you component off. do this in a well ventelated area beacuse smoking bcb smells bad. ~goeon

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  • A battery powered drill, with battery removed, can produce electricity when the motor is turned using some other means. Look for the electrodes that normally make contact with the battery inside the handle of the drill. It might take some tinkering to figure out the correct direction of rotation, as well as the positive and negative electrodes. If you plan on using longer term, you can solder alligator leads to the electrodes and have easy access to your DC voltage. The drill can produce up to its rated voltage (e.g., a 9.6v battery-powered drill can put out up to 9.6 volts), depending on how fast you turn the motor. Technically you can produce more, but that will heat up the motor and damage it.
  • A Soldering Iron is one of the most important gadgets for Tech projects. It makes solid connections. If you don't know about them you can check out many of the great instructables showing how to do it. , Also, check out the pic. (It has the Iron, Dremel, and a sneak peak into my new project)
  • One gadget that a lot of people over look for Tech projects is the Dremel. Dremels are surprisingly useful for resizing PCBs, getting to ridiculously sealed parts and making things ,smaller,.

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Step 20: Not liable

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For some reason, the not liable category on instructables.com has been removed...

since this was a favorite of many, i decided to revive it in this 'ible!
this will include dangerous things, and anything that could get you in trouble...

So, there are some things you need to take care of when making a not liable instuctable. You need to make it clear that you're not liable for any damage done by the product of your 'ible. This is important because you don't want people blaming (or even trying to sue) you for anything.

EX: "LIABLILITY- i am NOT liable for anything you do or anything that happens becuase of this instructable. If anything bad happens, it is YOUR FALT, NOT MINE!!!!"

Once you do that, you can continue making your dangerous, devious instructions! - all above by AnarchistAsian
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randofo7 years ago
Hello, and welcome to the Instructables community! It's great that you've decided to tell the world about something you've made by publishing an Instructable. We just wanted to let you know that your project still needs a little more work if you want it to be well received on Instructables. Projects that don't include certain basic elements tend not to get the attention that they deserve, and so we'd love for you to check out the list below of what makes a successful Instructable. Successful projects on Instructables include: - clearly written details of a finished project with instruction - as many steps as are necessary to explain your project - clear images that you took of your project for most, if not all of your steps - an intro image - proper spelling and grammar - appropriate cautions or safety considerations I'll give you another opportunity to make any final changes to your project before we publish it. Once you're all set to go, please republish your project and send me a quick comment letting me know that you've made some changes. I'll give it a quick final check to make sure you're on the right path, and then remove this note. Thanks for your submission and we hope to see your project published soon!
KentsOkay (author)  randofo7 years ago
Urm uhh... this is supposed to be added to and edited by a group en masse, I thought having it in a published state would draw more attention...
hey how can i add stuff to the instructopedia
KentsOkay (author)  acidbass5 years ago
heyo ill add you to the collab list. whatup man?? long time no see!
i am on it already not much you? indeed
KentsOkay (author)  KentsOkay7 years ago
and your about a year late for a greeting
Derin KentsOkay6 years ago
>:( *accidentally teleports to street and kicks random brand cola can*
Derin Derin6 years ago
Just add me quickly.You'll be down for 1 min max.
Gjdj3 KentsOkay7 years ago
Yeah, I just found it then.
apparently it is working
i want to collaborate!
i think i could finish the life category.
KentsOkay (author)  AnarchistAsian6 years ago
Added! Add your pic to the front.
Gjdj3 KentsOkay7 years ago
I know, I just meant that it's a really good idea, but not too many people have posted on it.
dombeef6 years ago
Can I colaborate, ? I have some useful infomation
what is your useful info do you have info on the russians or are you a double agent :)
Now is he the double agent or are you a triple agent?
i am not at liberty to say
lockpick4 years ago
Hey you should make an actual website...
dombeef6 years ago
Can i be collaborator?
dombeef dombeef6 years ago
Can I?
are you trying to annoy us :)
 Well....
Lol sorry to sound rude
 I was just joking
kinda figured but i still came across as rude
alfpwns6 years ago
OMG OMG OMG! this is so friking cool!
are you a valley girl only they say omg
Y@Y 1 1Z C011@B0R@T0R!
Hackers do not use that slang. Do not misspell, or be looked on as stupid. Warned.
Kazeem tinkerC6 years ago
They dont think they're hackers, they think they're nerds. Trust me.
acidbass Kazeem5 years ago
lol that is true all of the nerds i know text me like that
lol
What you said!
U, $lr, 4r3 1nf@ct 1337.
u sp33k 1337
you said yay i is collaborator and congratz
KentsOkay (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Erm, congratz?
Sgtraccoon6 years ago
Knex and Photography aren't topics, I believe.
I believe photography is.
yes, they are
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