Looking for a Pattern Here.

Ok, I'm kinda looking to gather some general statistics related to people with a DO-It-Yourself/Constructive/Experimental personality. To a degree it has to do with left-handed/right-handed issue, but I want to take other traits and preferences into consideration. Please humor me and give me some details. I'll post my results and possibly a few guesses as to what they mean. 1)What kind of grades do/did you recieve in school? (A,B,C,D,F) 2)Are you right-handed, left-handed, or fully ambidextrous? 3)What types of books/articles do you read? Novels, How-To, Socialogical, etc. 4)Are you multi-lingual? 5)Were you raised in a one-parent or two-parent home? Other? 6)Do you consider yourself an optimist, or a pessimist? 7)Are you religious/spiritual? 8)WHat is your one greatest priority in life? 9)With most of your projects/experiments do you: succeed, fail, quit, procrastinate.

Posted by skunkbait 9 years ago

Something wrong with this instructable

This jack daniels entry seems to have some excess code in there. It's probably not a bug, but something the author has done.

Posted by scraptopower 5 years ago

Damaged right ring finger

Right ring finger glove Hi all does anyone know if there is a glove for 1 finger only, I recently damaged my right ring finger and want to cover it up - without having to buy normal gloves I have looked on the internet... but can't find ?

Asked by jay77 8 years ago

Right bar in answers loads homepage

When viewing an "Answer" the right hand side of the page loads the main page twice, the last time containing a java error as follows: ERROR 500: javax.servlet.jsp.JspException: ServletException in '/pages/forum/forum_layout.jspx': ServletException in '/pages/answer/answer_rightbar.jsp': java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException Browser, Firefox 3, Windows Vista.

Posted by whatsisface 9 years ago

The right side column seems to be missing

It might just be me but I don't see the info and suggestions column on the right hand side of my own instructable. It happens in Ff13 and also in Opera signed in or not. It doesn't happen on other "ibles. I see others fine. just on my own.It's been that way a couple of days but I figured it would fix itself. It hasn't. https://www.instructables.com/id/Pintail-Duckboat-build-log/

Posted by ArtisanEclectic 5 years ago

Some links are right-justified

.  Some, but not all, links in comments are right-justified and on a line of their own. I think this is happening when someone pastes a URL but does not make it into a link, but that's just a guess. Just a cosmetic bug; doesn't seem to affect anything but formatting. .  Here is a URL (not linked): https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=all&category=all .  Here's one on a line by itself: https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=all&category=all .  Here's a link: https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=all&category=all .  On single line: https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=all&category=all .  Hmmm. None of those do it in the preview. .  Win XP Pro SP3, FF 3.6.3

Posted by NachoMahma 7 years ago

ok at my school they block right click so i cant change my wallpaper so how do i enable it?

Ok at my school they block right click so i cant change my wallpaper so how do i enable it?

Asked by 8 years ago

Top of page everytime right click

Wherever i right click and select open in new tab the page jumps to top. Like in main page www.instructables.com there are many projects so i dont want to go back and forth, so what i do is open projects in multiple tabs, i right click on link and select "open in new tab" and everytime i do it the page jumps to top, like the links are in bottom so when i do it jumps to top where the banner is Lets make __________. Please fix this problem its very annoying. Browser google chrome and firefox mozilla.

Posted by samalert 5 years ago

Skate was right. Yeah.

Skate was right. Firefox PWNS. I got fed up with chrome. I love it in many ways, but it's just too buggy and slim on features. I'm still using it sometimes, to help beta test it and all, but my heart belongs to another. So I downloaded FF the other day, and am installing addons like a madwoman. Greasemonkey (the comment rater script! No knex! No yarn!), themes, games, rss feeds-it's like a whole new dimension to the internet. It does run better in vista though-still slow on my XP machine. I should have listened to you earlier, skate!

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago

Right to Information-still a right to gain in Bangladesh

Bangladesh gained independence twice. From the British for the first time and second time from Pakistan. Unfortunately Bangladesh inherited the black laws made both by the British and the PAKISTANI. It is more unfortunate the politician like to those black laws when they are in power. Bangladeshi citizens could asked for infprmation from a government office.  But there is also the light of hope. The government passed RTI-Act 2009 in 2009 to ensure people's right to information. Though the government officer are not interested to supply information as per the law, it is at leat a start. To know more you can see the news http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=211710

Posted by sunil_123 6 years ago

Lefties Rule

We <3 Being Lefty

Posted by SnapFitPieces(: 7 years ago

Major Kudos

Lots of people point out mistakes or what they don't like.  I'd like to take a moment to say, Thanks and Kudos for everything.  I love this site.  I personally feel its the best on the net for how to.  I don't know a lot about your business plan but I can't think that much change would be needed.  You are already the best, you just need for people to find this out.  Thanks for all you do. Fuzvulf

Posted by fuzvulf 7 years ago

Left? Answered

 Why did the author information and related Instructables bar switch over to the left? I liked it on the right.

Asked by Wasagi 8 years ago

Why can't I right click? Answered

Well, I don't know if it has to do with recently getting a new mouse, or what, but I can't right click. I even tried my old mouse again, and it doesn't work on that either! What should I do? EDIT: Nevermind, I restarted my computer and it works now. Odd.

Asked by travw 8 years ago

RHD Right Hand Drive Conversion Kit for car auto van

I want to develop, design, and build a right hand drive conversion kit.  My goal is to make it simple as possible, but safe. Easy to make from off the shelf parts. Easy to customize to fit any vehicle. Inexpensive. All input would be greatly appreciated. I am a rural mail carrier and I think we could design and build a modular system that could fit in any car and would help mail carriers across the country. 

Posted by pwwroa 3 years ago


Hi there!!!! Im 14 and Australian. I like Tech stuff, video games (no fantasy) ,friends , books and computers! Im classified as a nerd...but i dont care!!! Im a social one ;) Anyway hope i got the right section of introduction! AWarGuy

Posted by AWarGuy 8 years ago

Connecting/combining left and right audio channels together? Answered

Hi, I have something that can only take one channel but I am wondering if I can just connect the red and blue wires together in a audio cable so it will combine these both left and right channels into a single mono source (from the amplifiers point of view). Will this cause any problems with the audio source (phone) having both channels connected together like this? Will it damage the phone or anything like that? The main reason for doing this is the source (the phone) is stereo and some songs will have parts that are only present on one channel, which means that if it is not on the channel that is connected to my homemade lm386 based amplifier you wont here that part. Thanks.

Asked by Alex1M6 5 years ago

Arm tendinitis, arthritis of the elbow....any advice ?

Hi all, I have been struggling lately with two problems:   #1: tendinitis of my lower right arm and wrist #2: arthritis of the right elbow.  The doc believes both are aggravated by overuse of the mouse (actually resting my hand on it an entire work shift, plus the time I spend on line at home).  The first thing I must do, of course, is unlearn the behavior and remove my hand when I am not actually USING the mouse.  This hasn't been very successful so far.  Does anyone have any further suggestion on how to "rest" the arm and still be able to go to work and work a bit at home?  Anything serious will be considered.    

Posted by Goodhart 6 years ago

Is This circut right?

I need to know if circut for a 9v usb charger is right. I didn't have the usb port at the time. Any help?

Posted by Dread_Neck 7 years ago

how do i build a device to control volume of 4 differant speakers effectively?

So i just got a recever from a friend of mine but the master volume control is shot. in order to adjust the volume you need to shove the vol knob into the device and twist it hard so i want to build a simple device that has 4 individual volume knobs (1 for each channel) what parts do i need to buy to do this * ive seen llights that light to the sound of music how much would it be to buy these parts from radioshack https://www.instructables.com/id/Blinking-LEDs-to-Music/ another thing i forgot to mention  is in the front it has 2 switches (1 for 1 left and right channel and another for another L/R channel) but they wwill not work at the same time why? i still need to put outputs on my guitar amp and i need to know how to do that i dont know if this helps but both guitar amp and receiver are 8 ohms

Asked by fastcar123 7 years ago

Phonograph only outputs left channel?

    It's a Beogram 8002 phonograph and a Rotel RA-8408X amplifier. Much to my dismay, the phonograph appears to only be outputting audio to the left channel, even with a stereo LP.  The speakers are wired correctly (I've confirmed that, using a different source, the speakers output stereo), and everything is plugged in as it should be.  I've checked the audio cable(s) that goes from the phonograph to the amp with a multimeter and didn't find any shorts.  Curiously enough, the plug that goes into the phonograph (it appears to be proprietary) has 5 pins and a ground, but only 3 of the pins do anything.  Apparently this setup cost my Dad a pretty penny when he bought it, so I'd really like to fix it.  Any help is appreciated.

Asked by RelaxedSoup 8 years ago

Doctor Who Style IR Pen With Left and Right click, Sound effects and other LEDs optional

So I want to make a "Gaming Screen" where my friends can interact with while I GM from a computer, and after doing some research, the best option would be to use the Wiimote technique. To use that, I would have to make an IR pen, and guides for that are a dime a dozen, but I want to be different, not mundane. My question is: Is there a way for me to make a wireless IR pen with two buttons that will left and right click respectively, and if it's possibie, have one color LED go off when one is clicked and another color when the other is clicked, with a possible inclusion of sounds?  To Doctor Who fans out there, I want to make my own version of the iconic Sonic Screwdriver that can be used as an IR pen. If not, it would be okay if the other LEDs and possible sounds where activated by seperate buttons independent from the Left and Right clicks, or even if it all it can do is left and right click, I just want the two buttons, everything else is simply for fun.

Asked by L_Singh 6 years ago

[Answered] Balance Control Not Working Properly?

Okay, I bought an older karaoke system, which I am using as a speaker for my iPod and an amp for my guitar.  As you have probably deducted from that, it has RCA stereo auxiliary inputs and 2 mic inputs.  I plug my iPod into the RCA aux in jacks, and it is sending out a stereo signal.  The cable I use is a special cable originally intended for an audio/video cable for my camera.  It's wiring scheme allows me to use it as a 3.5 mm (1/8 in) male audio plug to the two stereo, RCA male plugs.  I press play on my iPod, and of course music comes out.  The "amp" has a balance pot on it (pot meaning knob).  When the balance pot is centered, the left channel is full volume, but the right channel is weak.  To get the full right channel, I have to turn the pot all the way right, which of course blocks the left channel out.  There is a "sweet spot" around the 4 o clock position that evens out the channels, but they aren't as strong.

Asked by KaydenST 6 years ago

.9 Repeating Equals 1?

HI! I am wondering if .999...=1? I mean if 1/3=.333 and 1/3+1/3+1/3=3/3 and 3/3=1. So wouldn't .333...+.333...+.333...=1? But it actually equals .999... not 1. I googled this question and I got many different answers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For example...(someone wrote): I'm not really into math, but a friend brought something up to me today that really seemed very strange. (For the duration of this post, .999 will mean .9 repeating unless otherwise specified- just for the sake of ease) .999=x 10x=9.999 10x - x = 9x 9x=9 1x=1. .999 = 1. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Someone else wrote: Numbers are fake. They are a manifestation of our minds to describe something, similar to words. Just because we say "red" doesn't mean something is red. what is red? Languages and math are very similar. Math is universal...at least for our planet though. .999~ does not = 1. But what .999~ repeating represents, does in fact equal what 1 represents. No-one will ever be able to comprehend infinity, os its time to stop trying. Think of space and the universe. IT IS GROWING. how can it continue to grow with no stop? what is there to contain it? WE need something to contain it in order for us to understand it. We need a stopping point, but there is none. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So who is correct? Do you agree that .999...=1? Or .999... does not equal 1?

Asked by Pizzapie500 8 years ago

How do you become ambidextrous in a few weeks? Answered

 I'm trying to be ambidextrous, because I'm just curious about it. I would like to gain from it too. Right now I'm practicing for it, but some help to speed it up a bit would be appreciated. Oh, and I'm right handed. 

Asked by nutsandbolts_64 8 years ago

what's the right transistor for an old Flyback transformers??

What's the right transistor for an old Flyback transformers??

Asked by ouwelou 8 years ago

Right Camera? Answered

I have a Canon SX60 HS will this be OK

Asked by mkhalkho 1 year ago

how can i loose weight with out changing my diet? Answered

Im not to happy with my weight right now im near 170 lbs and i want to loose weight with out deits or wasting my cash on prodects will working out or going to a jym help?

Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago

this is fake right? Answered


Asked by eric m 8 years ago

License: NONE: All Rights Reserved... why?

I've seen this on numerous recipe Ibles.  What purpose does this serve?

Asked by bajablue 5 years ago

Not right GIF

You have probably all seen this before but, that's just not right... I can't stop looking at it. Not a bad loop sequence. Certainly confuses the brain.

Posted by Lftndbt 9 years ago

First Amendment Rights? Answered

Hello, this is the only site I really ever use, and I like the community so I will just do this here.  I have to do a poll on the first amendment rights but, I have to work tonight so I am asking you.  If you reside in America please answer the following question, it is not right or wrong, just what you know.  What are the rights given to you by the first amendment?

Asked by jj.inc 5 years ago

Image issues on Instructables right now

We're having some issues with the images right now. Don't worry, we're on it and things will be back to normal soon.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago

Live right now - printing with cheese!

These guys are 3D printing with cream cheese right now. [LINK] No, I don't know why it's green.

Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago

does the right trigger work after modding a 360 controller?

After modding the controller for rapid fire does the right trigger still work?

Asked by graphic81 8 years ago

Can radioactive fallout make right turns? Answered

I know this sounds stupid, but somewhere I read that radioactive fallout cannot make right turns. Is this true?

Asked by bwpatton1 7 years ago

Civil Rights Book Recommendations?

I have a friend who I frequently discuss civil liberties/rights with, and his birthday is coming up. I'd like to get him a book that discusses what rights and liberties we have, how to use them, etc. I was hoping somebody here might have read a good one that they could recommend? Thanks!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving!

To the Canadian Friends up there :) --I did get that right, right? Second Monday of October?

Posted by trebuchet03 10 years ago

how do you find the right (com port) for the arduino

please help me i cant find the right com port help

Posted by Jordan arduino 6 years ago