Last-minute scramble!

OK, mea culpa, I started it , and others have jumped on the bandwagon.Add your own link if you're after a few last-minute views for your LED contest entries.(Another shameless link)(Actually, you can tell I'm usually behind the camera, can't you? )

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


*click* random instructable, *click* randome instructable like reddit

Is there a hidden button or something one of the programmers have to do to have a random instructable? Like the random button on reddit.

Posted by unbottled19208306 1 year ago


Click it, Shoot it!!

I have another idea.How 'bout a Click Pen gun? One that uses pens like these http://www.gailind.com/images/office-computer/SUPRCLKF_lg.gif and shoots sticks!! So anyone know how?

Posted by DriedTentacles 10 years ago


Clicked pictures not displaying

I've been finding that in some instructables some of the pictures won't accept a click and display. I'm starting to think that this is due to having the same picture more than once in a single step, like in this one (2nd and 17th picture in the intro). I think I had seen this problem with Firefox 2 and definitely see it with FF3. This doesn't affect only the doubled image either, other images are bothered by this bug.

Posted by n0ukf 9 years ago


Clickable Keywords

When logged in and viewing a personal Instructable there is a keyword list.  We can add and delete words very easily.  Nice feature. Until very recently we could also click on any of the keywords in the list and it would take us to a page of similar projects based on that keyword.  This was very useful to track all teammates for the Makerspace contest.   Why does this click option no longer work. Now every link defaults to the "everything" category. Would be nice to have that link feature back. DIYWATERDOG

Posted by DiyWaterDog 10 months 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


Ready to start? Click here! text is broken on the Hack It! Challenge page.

On this page: https://www.instructables.com/contest/hackit/ The text that says: Ready to start? Click here! Links here: https://www.instructables.com/contest/XXXURL/?show=ENTER Which says: ERROR 400: No contest found! - Just thought someone should know.

Posted by danfolkes 6 years ago


Every link clicked is opening in a new window

Since the new updated homepage, I am getting sessions on Instructables that every time I click a link the new page opens in a new window. This isn't happening all the time though and sometimes I can use the website normally. I am on Windows Vista, running Firefox 19.0.2. I am having no issues on any other websites I usually use.

Posted by luridhue 5 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


Lighting An LED With A Left/Right-Click

So I've been working on a project and have run into a snag. I'm trying to wire up a mouse to light one Led when I left-click and another when I right. For now I'm just trying to get the left working. The power that goes to the switch normally isn't enough to make the Led bright, only flicker dimly. So I thought I'd connect it to the power coming straight from the computer and just add a resistor in between. It was bright but was stuck on constantly. I've connected it every way I can think but no dice...have any ideas? RockerX

Posted by Rockerx 8 years ago


Can't Favorite Instructables or Follow People

This has been happening the past few days intermittently... when I try to click an instructable to favorite it, or try to follow a user, the button does nothing. Doesn't matter if I am on the users page. I've tried refreshing both tutorial pages and user pages to favorite or follow (respectively) to no avail. I've also tried logging out. Help!

Posted by chloe.stamper 3 years ago


How do you put in clickable links in an Instructable? Answered

I don't know what else to call it, but lets say I wanted to put a link that if you clicked it would take you to that page. I'm in the process of writing my first instructable and many i have seen have this. But I have absolutely no clue how to... Can someone help me out? I have no clue what category to put this question in too, so ill just pick a random one...

Asked by Orange robot 1 year ago


Can't save my account settings

I just purchased an annual membership for ~$23 and created an account for this site for the first time about 5 minutes ago. payment process went smoothly, logged in no problem...but when I was trying to personalize my various account settings nothing would save. So, for example, for creating the 5 optional shortcuts...all the dropdown lists worked fine, I made my selections, but when I hit "save settings" I ran into a snag. I'm on my gen 1 iPad...using safari...and as I'm sure you know, the iOS for first gen iPads tops out at 5.0 :(  but that still should not make a difference as using safari is not functionally different. when I click "save settings" it gives me the grey highlight for a sec, to acknowledge that it knows I touched it...and the words become underlined in white...and they stay underlined, but nothing else happens. Safari doesn't start thinking, the page gives no indication that it's reloading...but it's not as though the page freezes. If I go click the  dropdowns again it works like normal.  I refreshed the page a few times, closed safari, opened it again....closer browser window....navigated back to the site from a fresh window...nothing made a difference. I then clicked the tab for email alert settings and I successfully went through and indicated all of my preferences for when I'd like to get email alerts but when it came time to hit "update settings" the same exact thing happened...underlined the text but then nothing else. it's as if hitting the button sends a command to "highlight and underline" but doesn't include a command to do anything else. It's not even like its a broken link....I'm not getting rerouted.  i searched the app store because I figured maybe I could download the app & possibly tweak account settings within the app....but I'm actually not able to get the app on this device because it requires iOS6, which obviously is not available to me. If I have to open up a laptop or turn on a computer anytime I want to use my account to the fullest extent, then I'll probably never use it....I don't drag out the computers unless I have work to do, and when I'm working I'm not on the instructables website.  the main thing for me is the ability to see all steps for a project on one page. I wasn't even going to create an account until I saw where I could set that as a default preference. unfortunately, as of right now, I can't take advantage of that setting and I'm not interested in looking at projects over multiple pages. feeling a bit like I wasted $23. Please fix ASAP. 

Posted by Babbers 4 years ago


Is there a program that counts how fast you click? Answered

Anyone have any links? thanks!

Asked by Sandisk1duo 9 years ago


Ipod Click Wheel Pinout / Commands

Does anybody happen to have the pinouts along with the command strings of an ipod click wheel? Im looking to install one in my car so I can connect my ipod touch to it and use the commands from the click wheel to control the touch.  The wheel i have is from a 2nd gen nano, but im guessing any of the new wheels are similar.

Posted by buckchuck27 7 years ago


Error Message when Clicking on Sewing Channel at Bottom of Screen

A "500 Servlet Exception" error appears whenever I click on the "Sewing" option under the "Explore Channels" header. I am currently running Mac OS X Version 10.5.8 using Safari Version 5.0.6. See the screenshots below for before and after views:

Posted by sporekat 6 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


Page refresh while trying to vote

Trying to vote in the 3d contest and It just wont let me. the page just refreshes. I'm all updated win 7 64 pro, on a mac running firefox. everything is updated, and I have dumped my history cookies and cache.

Posted by SlickSqueegie 4 years ago


On a site about doing things your way, you've changed the way my browser works. No middle click?

Why can't I middle click, or use a Ctrl+Click to open links in a new tab in my browser.  It's standard behavior that works all over the internet otherwise. Don't hijack my clicks, it's annoying, and a major usability buster.

Posted by Wickity 6 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


LED display to an Audio Click? Visual click track aid for drummers required.

Hi Folks, I'm searching for some info on how to make a visual "Click track" aid. In one of my bands, we use a click track on some tracks and live on others. I use a single in ear monitor for the click track which s fine for most tracks, but for some, I need the click fairly loud and this cannot be good for the old lugs long-term. So, I want to make a small LED display or two that can react to an audio signal that is fed from the click track channel. I've seen many instructables that show how to make LED blink/flash etc to music, but my requirements are a little different (I think). The click at the beginning of each bar is higher in pitch and has a higher velocity compared to the other click in that bar, so for example; Playing in 4/4 time signature: click 1 - Velocity =100 - pitch C5 click 2 - Velocity =90 - pitch C4 click 3 - Velocity =90 - pitch C4 click 4 - Velocity =90 - pitch C4 If playing in another time signatures ie; 3/4 or 6/8, then I would also need to cater for this in the display Questions: 1. Does anyone know how I could devise a system that would light a Red led for beat 1 and then perhaps a white (or other colour) led for the rest of the beats, but in a sequential fashion? 1,2,3,4. 2. Is it possible to change which led flashes based on either pitch or velocity? I could even make the front of the led display show actual numbers over a perspex cover so at anytime, a quick glance will show me exactly where I am in the bar. So rather than coloured leds. So to recap, I'd like to be able to take an additional audio feed from the click track channel from a mixer, into this new "drummers visual click track aid" device and have it react to the clicktrack and display that in the form of beats per bar based on either pitch or velocity of the click track. I currently use a couple of wood block sounds for the click track because they are very clean and short. Many thanks for taking the time to read through my requests and if you're the kind of clever person who could make such a device, I'd be more than happy to pay you for your input and suggestions. Many thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Cheers Phill

Posted by CrashCourseMuso 6 years ago


A Small but useful little suggestion...

Quite often, while browsing sites, I read, then discover: "Oh my! The author has included a link! What a delight!" Then I click the middle mouse button on that link to open it in another tab, to check out. Well the problem is, when I middle click links on Instructables, it opens in the same tab, so I have to press the back button, reload the page I was on, go to that link, then right click "Open In New Tab". Well this isn't really a major problem, I admit, but it's sure a little bit irritating when I forget to right-click "New Tab". I tested this with other browsers, and it's only Google Chrome with the problem. (As far as I know) By the way, great site, keep it up!

Posted by Tommyhzy 8 years ago


Commenting Issue...

     Howdy there!      NK here, with a new problem with the comments. Up until recently all was going well with commenting, until all of a sudden, a bug popped up where one click did not post a comment. You have to double click now to post. This can be frustrating because the user may not notice the comment hasn't posted, and leave the page, and the comment disappears. On the other hand, someone may click to many times to post a comment, and cause multiple copies of the same comment to be posted. This can be quite bothersome...      This issue occurs on Google Chrome, Puffin, and Internet Explorer. Commenting is impossible on iOS 7 Safari, which can also be bothersome...      Thanks for taking the time to read this report. I would appreciate any suggestions. -Thanks, Nerfrock'

Posted by nerfrocketeer 3 years ago


Add Request

I do occasionally look at the adds, but I find it really annoying having to remember to hold CMD when I click on them so they open in a new tab. Could the instructables team please re-program the site so that it will open the adds and links in a new tab or window, just like facebook? Thanks, BB

Posted by Bartboy 8 years ago


external links wrapped & prevented from opening new window/tab with cmd-click or middle click

Any links in an instructable that go an external site use some sort of javascript trick to prevent these links from opening in a new tab if cmd-clicked (on both Firefox & Safari) and middle-mouse button clicked (on Safari). A website should not override standard browser behavior configured by the user.

Posted by todbot 8 years ago


Middle Clicking to Open in New Tab (not working)

I think this has something to do with the way Instructables is coded, and I'm not sure if it's avoidable without significant rewriting (I'm not experienced with web coding), but I've noticed that when I use the middle click on my mouse which is set to "open in new tab," Instructables will open the link or project upon which I'm clicking in the same tab, but I can still right-click and select "open link in new tab" and everything will work fine.  I'm running Google Chrome 17.0.963.56 on Mac OS X 10.6.8.  Just a minor problem, really, but something I've noticed recently and wanted to address.

Posted by Radioactive_Legos 6 years ago


You know when you are signed up on a site and getting friends to visit it gets you points to download stuff?

I'm registered on Tekken.com/tournament, an official site promoting the upcoming fighting game for PS3 and 360, Tekken 6. Every week the site pits two characters against each other and in order to vote for one, you need to share a video trailer link with your friends. Whether it be through IM or myspace, anything will work as long as they click it. Every different friend who clicks your link counts as a point towards your account. Get enough "shares" and you'll be able to download exclusive wallpaper, character PDFs, etc. So i was wondering how these sites work, if there are ways to boost or speed up the process of getting "clicks". Any help would be great.

Asked by jfg2597 8 years ago


Ideas for a double click switch?

I'm looking for a way to make my car boot open remotely, when my remote only has a lock and open button. I was thinking of making the servo activate when the unlock button is pressed twice in succession Each press sends a 10V-14V current to the solenoids in the car doors, so I've tapped into that I tried using a rc circuit, but it's way too unreliable, even when I have a voltage regulator at the input Does anyone have any other ideas? Something using the 555 ic maybe?  [EDIT] I have an idea; detecting if a door is unlocked or not, and it if is, then hitting the unlock button would open the boot *BUT* I need to find a way of making a delay; so when a signal is sent, there is a brief delay before it reaches a relay

Asked by .Unknown. 5 years ago


Help! mouse is being stupid!

HELP! My mouse has a clicking problem. In that; whenever i try to click, it doesn't work, and i find myself having to click multiple times with some force in order to get a result, but it's not consistent. Sometimes, it works straight off, and sometimes it takes upwards of 20 clicks, in order to get my computer to do anything. The problem's also isolated to only the left button, the right one's fine. I reckon it's just dirt or something in the mouse, but it's really inconvenient. Any ideas on what i can do to fix it? can i fix it? To give you something pretty to look at, here's a brass cog: Thanks for all the replies. I've just had the case off, and cleaned the rollers. I looked at the switch and there was no dirt packed around it. I clicked the switch without the case on and it still didn't work, which leads me to believe that it's actually the switch that's damaged, and therefore it's not worth trying to fix.

Posted by Vendigroth 10 years ago


Auto Scroll = Pointless

One thing Ive noticed is that when you click on someones comment ( after going to the you page) It brings you to the instructable they commented on, right down to exactly where the comment is, but then as soon as the pictures load, it sends you halfway up the page. This COMPLETELY takes away the whole point of showing you where they commented. I suggest making it so they let the pictures load, THEN scroll you down. It would work a LOT better.

Posted by Bartboy 9 years ago


LED Mouse Mod?

Ive been trying to do a mouse mod where an LED lights up everytime I click. Can someone please post an instructable? or else i will when i get it figured out. what i figured was that i would have an led with a resister hooked up to the 5v part of the circuit board on one of the legs.. then i would have the other leg soldered to a wire and to make the LED light up, the circuit would have to be completed by clicking the mouse down. But the problem is i cant do that without messin up the clicking function. when i tested it the mouse click would be stuck. So i will post an instructable when i figure this out if noone else does. please leave a comment if you figure something out.

Asked by squirrelMLM 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


Creating a game on Game Maker 8.

Anyone know how to randomize a sprite for a die/dice, or a click to randomize sprites?

Asked by wilcurt 7 years ago


What is a click zip bag

Asked by JJ1233J 4 months ago


Anyone have a review for a Sony "8GB USB Micro Vault CLICK Turbo" ( USM8GLX ) Flash drive? Answered

Yup, another find me question: one "8GB USB Micro Vault CLICK Turbo" review. I'm not necessarily asking you to write a review, but if you happen to this particular flash drive, it would be very welcome. Once again, i've looked around for quite awhile, can't really find a review anywhere. Is this because it's really old, really bad, or just uncommon? I'm thinking about buying one, any tips would be good. Also, any other Flash drive suggestions around AU$100 with 8GB, a decent read/write speed, and orange would be appreciated. ( i like orange. ) Thanks in advance. Quack.

Asked by iTraceur 8 years ago


logitech t400 not left clicking?

The mouse is not left clicking i have pulled the top off and tried it with out the buttons, just pressing the circuit board and left clicking still does not work but middle and right click work fine any ideas?

Asked by Zach k 1 year ago


im trying to update my profile and when i click update profile it doesent save ???

Im trying to update my profile and when i click update profile it doesent save ???

Posted by goeon 9 years ago


I have no clue what this is...

 With a sequence of click-click-click-click-click pause X'3? ( with an initial click-click ), I'm thinking that this electrical dial was for an alarm, then again it may not be as part of a warning/alert system at all.  Given to my dad by his dad who served in the navy in Nam. Here's a link to a video I uploaded to YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huHTDpLh9sQ&sns=em thanks!

Posted by Lags witch 5 years ago


my Optical/Laser Mouse doesn't always "click" on the computer... Is there a possible way of cleaning it internally? Answered

This mouse is somewhatt old but not really abused... It clicks just fine, no sticking or anything... but now it won't always click on the computer... I've noticed this just this last week... in order for it to even register a click on the computer, it sometimes requires me to click pretty hard. What's going on with my Clicker?

Asked by TheGasMaskGuy 9 years ago



IMAGES UNSEEN until clicked on is UNACcEPTABLE !!!

IMAGES UNSEEN until clicked on is UNACCEPTABLE !!! My answers are unseen only to be viewed when clicked. Are others also  being victimized thusly ! https://www.instructables.com/answers/I-have-an-older-General-Electric-120v-DC-motor-tha/

Posted by iceng 2 years ago


Spam Don;t Click

Https://www.instructables.com/group/wwemondaynightraw03252013livestream/ This is Spam after click given link my pc get infected please remove that group

Posted by pea83liquor 5 years ago


Clicking on the thumbnails doesn't work any more. What's wrong ?

I used to switch from one pictures to another on this site by clicking on the thumbnails untherneath them. Lately that doesn't work any more. What's wrong ?

Asked by louis.m 6 years ago



Random Button

I think There shoud be a "Random Instructable" button, some of the best I have found have been just stumbled on, click, click, click.

Posted by thejanitor 6 years ago


click submit more than once

Hi I just became a member, but Iam scare because i clicked submit like 4 times , i wonder if there is a charge in for each time I clicked

Posted by oamercg 6 years ago


Clicking the 'Publish' button does nothing

I have tried this multiple times in two different browsers (Chrome and Firefox on a Windows Vista PC).  - I signed in. - I click to the drafts section - I click edit on a finished draft - I click 'Publish' - I rearrange the cover photo - I select things from the drop down menus - I add keywords - I select a contest to join - I click 'Publish now' or the Publish button at the bottom Nothing happens... :-(

Posted by SantaB 1 year ago



Can't click pictures

When I'm logged in, I can't click the additional pictures in an instructable. When I log out however, I'm able to view pictures. Is there a fix for this? Anyone having the same problem?

Posted by Jambizzle 7 years ago


Clicking on "Editors Picks" Brings up page of characters

When you click on editors pick on the front page it directs you to a page full of characters

Posted by g-tech 7 years ago