where would you find some cheap weedeater motors? Answered

I would like to find some weedeater motors it can be just the motor or some type of motor like it like a blower or something where they have them online for really cheap, like under $40 

Asked by BIGHAIRYDUDE 7 years ago

Instructables update error message? Answered

I am trying to add an Instructable. When I add the second page I get the error: here's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal Does anyone know what that means, and how I can get it to stop yelling at me?

Asked by vectorges 6 years ago

Can we join two metal surfaces of Stainless Steel & Mild Steel without welding them?

My question is that is there any gum/paste/glue to fix the both the joints. My application is that we want to join the Mild Steel enclosure with Stainless Steel Flange without any gap between the two joining surfaces. Our thickness of the metal is the Mild steel is of 1.2 mm thickness & 1.5 mm of Stainless steel. Pls suggest your valid answers.

Asked by Gopi2012 6 years ago

pro tag ?

Hi I can access this forum, the text formatiing, donwload instructable as customized pdf, view all step, and all the feature of pro member, but I dont have the tag. Why is that?

Posted by ac1D 7 years ago

How can I delete an extra long mistake of a tag from my instructable ?

The tag I mistakenly added is so long that on my edit screen, the mouse cannot not mouse over the delete icon because it is out of the box.  Is there any other way to delete this tag? danna

Asked by CuriousTangles 2 years ago

Help finding lost transponders that transmit at 433.92 MHz and receive either at 307

Hello, I'd like to know if there is a tool finding a small tag transponders that transmit at 433.92 MHz and receive either at 307 kHz? We have a pocket tag reader but it is only good when the tag is within 12inch distance. We have an idea where the tag maybe but finding it is another thing. is there a tool to maybe triangulate the signal and locate that tag that is missing? Thank you for your help!

Posted by batman000 3 years ago

What type of security tag is this? Answered

Hello, Could anyone tell me what type of security tag this is? I have Googled and Wickipediad en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_tag  around the subject looking for,  'induction coil security tag',  but I mainly find information about the flat strip type. I'm new to electrickery so I am guessing it is an induction type of device? Also, is the green component a capacitor? ...um...  Thank you.

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 8 years ago

How do I tag a photo so that the yellow text box shows up

So when i upload a picture, how do i tag specific areas of that image so that when scrolling the cursor over the yellow box, additional text appears?

Posted by schnurrbart 9 years ago

Ability to "tag" certain instructables that I would easily like to return to

Forgive me if there is already a way to do this.  Is it possible for members to mark or tag certain instructables (I realize it would have to be a limited number)?  I have favorites from many different categories and re-finding them again can sometimes be very cumbersome.  Thank you for your attention.

Posted by thenickp 7 years ago

Laser Tag Question

So, I found this ( https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-tag-system-from-simple-to-complex/?ALLSTEPS ) (I would comment this question, but i dont have pro) and I'm wondering: A. are the two circuits connected in any way. B. If not, not does the body (Detection) circuit get power? Also, is there anyway to integrate a timer into this so that say, each round could be 10 minutes and you could (somehow) wirelessly start the timer, and it would start (But not count down) from the set time when armed? Thanks.

Asked by Tuckoguy 3 years ago

Xbox 360? Answered

SO im getting a new slim 360 soon and i want to mod my current one. Is there any way to J-tag it since it has the 12xxxx series dash (something like that). I really dont want to fork out all that cash for a mod chip for RGH. Is there any way I can use traditional methods of wiring components to J-tag my box? Thanks,    Bud

Asked by budhaztm 6 years ago

Why does Kiteman Have a Leaf in his avatar?

Let the madness begin...Whats going to be next?

Posted by ReCreate 8 years ago

Picture bug!!!Very annonying! it happens alot!

There is this bug when people tag outside of the picture and you cant see the other pictures. I guess you can reproduce the bug. All I did to get the bug is go on the instructable. I usually refresh and just dont go on the picture. Before the bug I browse on instructables. My computer is a windows 7 computer. I use Google chrome beta , but I tried on other browsers and experienced the same thing. It also happens on my friends house. 

Posted by OrIsIt 6 years ago

Site layout and taging problems

Today i've noticed that the bottom of the page has been thrown back to the late 90's in the way its showing displaying. The whole site layout has suddenly changed it little ways. What once use to be buttons are now hyper links. Are you in the middle of a site update here? The discussion tab in your profile view has also changed. Almost like its trying to show the recent comments in 2 different ways. Every once in a while when i try to change tabs in the profile page it gives me a pop up saying the site is having trouble. I have to say this HTML throwback look isn't working for me.

Posted by mpilchfamily 6 years ago

Can you tag a experimental car? Answered

Can you tag a experimental car?

Asked by nfarrow 8 years ago

What's your Zune tag?

Mine is "aDimWit"

Posted by aDimWit 9 years ago

graffiti tagging

What should i have my graffiti name as please help thankyou

Posted by kemskidd 8 years ago

Frequency of Laser Tag guns

Does anyone know if Laser tag guns use infared LED's emitting at a certain frequency, If so what frequency/range of frequency

Posted by thermoelectric 9 years ago

Is there any way to tag an image after it is imported? Answered

 I just imported 30 photos and forgot to tag them. Can I tag them now?

Asked by radiorahim 8 years ago

i have 2 4x zoom scopes on my lazer tag guns does anyone know of anything better i could do

My air-soft guns don't need it and i don't have any BB or real guns.

Asked by modaawesome 6 years ago

how do I take a PDF adobe document and make tags / place holder that would pop up someone's photo in the adobe document?

We want to associate a person's name and their photo to the plan of our office - any suggestions? do you know of any other freeware that would do this with a static plan or scan? thanks

Asked by workley 7 years ago

Pro Work Area

I can not believe it! There is way way way too much onflow of information and every place I enter a search term just to get to understand how to use this work area so that I can select favorite instructables, NOT so that I can submit them! Jeez louise some people come here and there is no rhyme or reason with your work area ... every thing you press says you can submit your instructable here or there but there is nothing that details how to tag favorites .. how to use the work area .. by that I mean just the YOU area where you should understand how to navigage this whole huge place of stuff. Every How-To is about an instructable. You have very little under FAQs about how to organize or tag any instructables that you see and want to come back to. I don't want to make a *.pdf of all of everyone that catches my attention but I have looked and looked and have had no way to tag them. Please direct me to a page that shows how to use just this Inbox and Shortcuts and account site.

Posted by brianeclus 7 years ago

Feature Request: @user tag

For me instructables is great because of it's outstanding community. Still, I believe this could be an even better place if we worked closer together.  Sure, this can't be forced, but it can be made easier: It would help greatly if a "@user" tag was introduced. It should do two things: Notify the user mentioned, both with an on-page notification (like a PM) as well as through email Produce a clickable link to the user's page The usage cases are plenty. It could be used if... an authors project is based on @user ideas/ project @user has improve upon one's work @user has similar project worth checking out a comment/ forum post is adressed to @user, even though it is not a direct response one knows @user is interested in a instructable/ forum post, but may have missed it Unlike PMs it's a quick and public method to reach out for people. I am very aware that even though this is a "small" idea it may take much effort to develop and integrate throughout the site. Yet I do believe it would be absolutely worth it, as it... motivates authors (it is the greatest feeling to know somebody values the project you've poured all of your heart into) keeps conversations going (I've seen many comments not being responded to just because they haven't used the reply button) brings people with similar ideas and interests together (isn't this what instructables is all about?) It could happen that this will be abused by some people, so "blocking" certain users (to not receive notifications) should be a mandatory function. What do you think about this?

Posted by nqtronix 1 year ago

Unable to use photos in the library in multiple different steps

So I am working on an instructable where I have a few steps already in progress, and in a new step I wanted to use a photo from my library that I had already used in a previous step. I had done an in-image box w/ caption in the first step I used it in that appears when I add it to the new step. If I delete the comment in the picture in the new step, it also deletes the comment in the previous step the photo was used in. I'm not sure if this is unique to the way the photos are stored, in that the comment boxed are stored with the photo. I'd much rather be able to use photos twice in different steps when they have the same information in the photo but I'm zeroing in on a different aspect of the photo. Should I just upload two of the same photo with different file names to overcome this or is there a way to use a single photo in my library twice? I'm working on a 2009 Macbook Pro Model 5,3 with a 3.06 ghz processor, in the Chrome Web Browser version 26.0.1410.43. I don't have a current instructable draft where this can be reproduced unfortunately because I ended up just using a different photo to get the instructable published on time for a commitment to a forum. Although it behaves the same in using the old photo caption when I brought an old photo in the library into a new instructable (Helpful Preferences for LectureNotes on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1). I have attached a screenshot of an example image where it brought in the old comment to the new instructable. **Also is there a way to search the forum to find if this has been reported/asked before?? I'm very sorry if this is a repost as I couldn't search the forum itself.

Posted by milessthomas 5 years ago

HTML Tags Working

Html tags not working well.

Posted by limsss2 4 years ago

tag ideas

Just trying to get as many tags as possible so that we can be more known

Posted by golddigger1559 8 years ago

feature request: tag cloud

Hi all, not sure if this is the right place to ask for this, but wouldn't a tag cloud or weighted category list (or whatever it's called) be a nice feature on Instructables as well? One could convert the already entered keywords into user generated tags and then allow reader to add new tags to entries etc. I think tag clouds are flexible than simple categories (although they don't replace them). Andreas

Posted by onde 8 years ago

Paracord dog tags

Anyone know where to buy college team dog tags for bracelets?

Posted by srock3 5 years ago

Tag blacklist

Is there any way to blacklist a tag?  It's difficult to find any good prop indistructables behind the almost literal mountain of terrible knex content.  I want to see if there are any other techniques for making prop swords or rifles, or handguns, or war hammers, anything like that.  It's a million knex results and like, two results i actually want to see.

Posted by Xankahr 1 year ago

Concerning the image library.....I can see my pics now, but I can not add tags to ones uploaded without a tag

I thought in the past, I could update tags for the pictures and add tags when I hadn't put one in at upload time. Now I am unable to find a way to do this anymore. Is this a planned thing, or did something need to be dropped in order to do the update you all did? It would be nice, now that my library is over 600 pics, to be able to go directly to some of the early ones without having to spend a good 5+ minutes scrolling back to the start of the pack. And for those that are similarly tagged but not exactly the same, it would be nice to be able to update them so I could categorize them better under single tags. Thanks.

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago

interest tags on profile (e.g. "sewing") link to empty results pages

This might just be a bad night for the Instructables search function. What I observed: I added tags to my profile for interests ("embroidery, sewing") and saved them. I clicked through the links on my updated profile to what I presume should have been a search results page showing other Instructables users with the same interests: ( https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-user/interests-sewing/ ).  I saw a blank page.  I tried clicking through "embroidery" with the same empty page resulting.  I thought "huh, maybe it's just my profile?"  So I tried clicking through from Rachel's profile with the same results -- a reasonable looking URL in the address bar, but an empty page. Attached is a screenshot of the empty results page 16-June-2010 21:49 Pacific at the URL https://www.instructables.com/tag/type-user/interests-sewing/

Posted by jmeowmeow 7 years ago

Can a Bluetooth tag be used to remotely control a Powerpoint presentation?

I have one of these little doohickeys, which I thought was kind of interesting and potentially useful at some point: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEW-1pcs-Smart-Tag-Wireless-Bluetooth-Tracker-Child-Bag-Wallet-Key-Finder-GPS-Locator-4-Colors/32409985140.html I'm wondering if there's a way I can get it to control a Powerpoint (or similar) presentation on Windows or OSX? I'm not sure how I'd go about trying to make that happen, so an Instructable post on it would be great.

Posted by jmsp.1983 1 year ago

DIY Laser Tag System Cheap/Easy?

I would like to create a portable laser tag system. Somthing with targets on vests, and connected laser phaser, targets to shoot at, Basically something cheap, easy, and similar to the Lazer Runner Laser Tag System. In case you are not familiar with this, here is a link to their products: http://www.lazerrunner.com/Heres-What-You-Get.html or if you want the main page: http://www.lazerrunner.com/ I know that there are tutorials all over the internet, even here on Instructables, but I dont understand any of them, how to build it, or how it works. Or its too expensive. I want something that I can build for about $20 - $30 if parts are bought online, not somewhere like Radio Shack because I find projects such as this cost too much if EVERYTHING is bought there.

Asked by Tuckoguy 3 years ago

Arduino not recognizing certain RFID tags? Answered

I have looked at some RFID lock programs, so that I can make own.  Most of them use strcmp to compare the correct tag to the one that has been read.  That is what it did in the program below (modified from the program on the arduino playground) , but nothing happens when I put a tag in front of the reader.  For one tag "led1" is supposed light up and "led2" for the other.  Is the tag not defined right? Did I not use strcmp correctly? Please help! // RFID reader for Arduino // Wiring version by BARRAGAN // Modified for Arudino by djmatic int  val = 0; char code[10]; int bytesread = 0; char tag1[10] = {'0','F','0','3','0','3','8','0','A','2'}; //define tag 1 char tag2[10] = {'0','4','1','5','E','D','4','2','1','1'}; //define tag 2 const int led1 = 12; const int led2 = 13; void setup() { Serial.begin(2400); // RFID reader SOUT pin connected to Serial RX pin at 2400bps pinMode(2,OUTPUT);   // Set digital pin 2 as OUTPUT to connect it to the RFID /ENABLE pin digitalWrite(2, LOW);// Activate the RFID reader pinMode(led1,OUTPUT); pinMode(led2,OUTPUT); digitalWrite(led1, HIGH); digitalWrite(led2, HIGH); }   void loop() {   if(Serial.available() > 0) {          // if data available from reader     if((val = Serial.read()) == 10) {   // check for header       bytesread = 0;       while(bytesread         if( Serial.available() > 0) {           val = Serial.read();           if((val == 10)||(val == 13)) { // if header or stop bytes before the 10 digit reading             break;                       // stop reading           }           code[bytesread] = val;         // add the digit                     bytesread++;                   // ready to read next digit          }       }       if(bytesread == 10) {         // if 10 digit read is complete          if(strcmp(code, tag1) == 0) //compare tag1 to the tag read          {            digitalWrite(led2, HIGH);            digitalWrite(led1, LOW);          }          if(strcmp(code, tag2) == 0) //compare tag2 to the tag read          {            digitalWrite(led2, LOW);            digitalWrite(led1, HIGH);          }                }       bytesread = 0;            delay(500);                       // wait for a second     }   } } Thanks in advance! AI

Asked by JaredsProjects 8 years ago

Is it possible to use PWM to send data via a laser? Answered

I am looking into making a laser tag system with an arduino and was wondering how easy it would be to make a laser diode output PWM signals, instead of using an infrared LED. I'm sure this has been considered before, but I couldn't find it anywhere!! Obviously all players would be given protective glasses to wear :) (on a side note: I was also wondering that if it was possible, could it be used in an RGB laser, to make more than seven colours?) Thanks in advance :)

Asked by 5225jackiechanman 6 years ago


People are horrible with tagging its hard to find any thing on this site people have bad titles 2

Posted by DELETED_azntrooper93 8 years ago


I am wondering if anyone knows of HTML tags that work in Instructables like the ones in this Instructable? https://www.instructables.com/id/Snork-Adding-HTML-TAGS-to-Instructables/

Asked by Josehf Murchison 4 years ago


I am wondering if anyone knows of HTML tags that work in Instructables like the ones in this Instructable? https://www.instructables.com/id/Snork-Adding-HTML-TAGS-to-Instructables/

Posted by Josehf Murchison 4 years ago

How do I edit the tags of my published Instructable?

How do I edit the tags of my published Instructable?  I misspelled one of the tags and would like to correct it.

Posted by dmjlambert 2 years ago

Is there a way to add, edit, or manage tags on images that have already been uploaded into my Image Library? Answered

I always figured I'd go back in later and manage all my image tags, but when I tried it I couldn't figure out how.

Asked by Gorfram 8 years ago

Can we have a tag blacklist feature?

I haven't searched too much, so maybe this feature already exists, but I think it would be useful if you could blacklist certain tags so they don't appear when you search for a craft. This site is filled with K'Nex. I don't own K'Nex. I don't want K'Nex. I don't even want to know K'Nex exists. They look very ugly and impractical in my opinion. I know some people enjoy them, but I'd rather not see a billion K'Nex results when I search for -realistic- props for Halloween or whatever. This doesn't only apply to K'Nex, but that's my personal example right now. I think a blacklist feature for tags would solve this problem. Anyone agree?

Posted by turtlesrfun 3 years ago

RIFD / WIFI locator?

Does anyone know a system or how to construct an RFID / WIFI based locator system? I would think that an old dual antenna wireless G router could be used in combination with an RFID tag.  So when the tag is moved to a new location within range of the router the location will be saved or displayed on the computer screen.   I thought that having a system like this would be great for keys, animals, phones, babies, pills, etc.   Here is one example application: Where are my keys?  - open the web browser and retrieve the approximate location where the keys were last moved.  They are in between the sofa cushions. 

Asked by baudeagle 3 years ago

Arduino and a RFID lock? Answered

I am trying to get the arduino to know when a certain RFID tag has been read.(so it can be used in a lock application) I tried taking the code array variable and seeing if it was equal to the the what showed up in the serial monitor window with the program on the arduino playground page.  But it came up with the error "exponent has no digits" .  So what would I have to use so that the arduino can interpret the "code" array and see if it is equal to a certain tag? I know that there are already door lock programs out there, but I like to know how programs work so I can learn from them and apply that to future projects. Thanks in Advance! AI

Asked by JaredsProjects 8 years ago

Connecting a piezo lighter...?

I should solder 2 wires... one contact can be easily seen, but the other one seems to be... the black plastic???

Asked by lllalllo 9 years ago



Asked by ICE-E FREEZE 7 years ago

How can I use tags..?

In description under Build My Lab Contest, it is mentioned that "If you'd like to have your design considered for judges' prizes, make sure to use the tags BuildTheirLab or LabHacks in your submission!" Please help how to use above tags

Posted by antoniraj 4 years ago

my instructibles tags won't come up in seaches

after making my instructibe i added tags. after a week or two i seach for one of the tags"swagbucks" and nothing is found did i do something wrong.? it is the "how to get back at itunes one

Asked by corsi 9 years ago

Adding tags to already-uploaded pictures

Is there a way of adding tags to an already-uploaded picture? I have a few instructables, and I hadn't bothered to tag the pictures I uploaded to include in them, and now there are getting to be enough that it's hard to find the one I want. Can I add a tag to a picture that has already been uploaded? How?

Posted by jdege 9 years ago