What Is Inspirational To You? (With examples plz)

I was wondering what is inspirational to you? Is it a sports figure? A speech? What? I'm curious..

Posted by bumpus 9 years ago


Share what inspires you to make Instructables!!

Hi, all - I'm in a bit of a pinch, and need to do a quick interview with someone (15-20 minute phone call) who is a great Knowledge Sharer... so of course, I thought of Instructables!!     Urgent Request: 20-30 minutes of your time for a phone interview about Knowledge Sharing. Timing: Today - I can call you between now and 5pm Pacific. Reward: eternal gratitude plus tasty beverage of your choice at a café or bar in the SF Bay Area. I'm doing a workshop on Design Thinking, and my group is focusing on Knowledge Sharing. I'm looking for someone who is an active contributor to a site like Wiki, Instructables, or any other that is widely used for Knowledge Sharing.   If you can help, please email me at heather_fell@yahoo.com and include your phone number, I'll call you back right away.  Thanks, Heather

Posted by hloza 4 years ago


What was the first thing to influence you artistically or creatively?

My most treasured memory was the collection of books at school, they had pictures of Illuminated Letters. I am still facinated by the beautiful colours,the use of Gold and the complex intertwining of the illuminations. The next I can recall was Paisly. This too is an intertwining of colours and shapes. What about you?

Posted by craftyv 7 years ago


Inspiration

There are lots of AWESOME ibles around here. I'm just wondering, where do you get that inspiration?

Posted by micraman 6 years ago


The Inspiration Topic

Hello. I have no idea how you do it. In a good way, I am jealous. Some of you can become inspired by relativly nothing and make something amazing. I on the other hand, have apparently a medical lack of inspiration. Maybe I'm just lazy. I know its not imagination, because once i get somethign it flys around doing everything in my head. Enough about me. I know you love me, but maybe later, okay? What I really created this topic for is for thse of you like me, and the rest of you. Post particularly amazing and inspiring things. What i mean is, artistic-wise. Post things that would inspire someone to draw/paint/aret-create, something amazing. Who-kn ows, besides +10 Karma for you, maybe the creator will love you long time?

Posted by Whales 8 years ago


I have loads of Illy tins that beg to be turned into something and need some inspiration!

We drink a lot of coffee and those illy tins are so nicely made with round screw tops that it seems a terrible shame to throw them out, and there are only so many pen/bits holders that we need.. Any inspiration would be most appreciated!

Asked by 9 years ago


What to make from ridiculous Zoomies glasses

So I just got some of these ridiculous glasses from my grandpa. They are advertised as hands-free binoculars, and claim to solve all those issues you had with normal binoculars (?) Anyway, they are terrible, their lens quality is crap, their focus sensitivity is terrible, they are uncomfortable, and make you look like a complete fool. Anyway, ideas about what to make with these things? Might as well make something useful with them.  I was thinking a pair of opera glasses, there are three sets of lenses in the goggles. The plastic frame and focus assembly are pretty weak and can't support much, but could be steampunked or something.  Any ideas appreciated.

Posted by ilpug 4 years ago


In Boredom We are Inspired.

We all have been bored at some point in our life. Most of the time when we're bored we let our true nature come out. Songs have been writen this way. If you even tap your finger at school at the end of a test that means you enjoy music or making it. What have you been inspired to do, or make from boredom? I have made many plans and ideas from my bored. i.e. 4 wheel bike (not tried) Custom shirts ( a work in progress) Duct Tape stuff ( oh what a success!)

Posted by Matt21497 8 years ago


Looking for a creative idea regarding this glass bottle!

Hello there! I am looking for a creative use or idea regarding the glass bottle you can see in the pictures I attached.  I know I want to do something with it, but I just have zero ideas what I can create with it.  In the first picture you can see the glass comes with a "foot", but as you look at the second picture you can see this is detachable. Let me know if you can think of anything, I'm interested to see what people can come up with!

Posted by Rhaenon 4 years ago


Inspiration: Lego lepdesk with storage

I was digging in my closet and found one of these. Basically it is a lightweight sort of flimsy plastic lap desk with two bins on either side and a track setup on top that fits Lego Plates. The plates slide into the middle to build, and slide shut over the bins for transportation. It can be carried like a suitcase. The user's legs sit in between the two bins and that hold the desk steady for building. This is definitely sized for a little kid, not a 6 foot four guy like myself. Lego made these back in the late 90's, no idea if they still do. You can find them online for exorbitant sums of money, $30-$60 US. A great design, and I am inspired to make some kind of work table. Seeing that these things are apparently collectible, I am going to sell this, then build a larger more durable adult version for all kinds of work with the money from selling this one. Sharing this here because I find this to be a nice and simple design that everyone can learn from. Any ideas? Lets hear them! I am envisioning some kind of clone of this made of medium-weight plywood or other material, with the leg space in between the bins used to hold another storage box that can be easily popped out. I really don't have the tools to do this project very cleanly, but hopefully soon I will make an initial model. For those lucky people out there with CNC machines, this is your chance to cut out something awesome. Take the idea and run with it.

Posted by ilpug 6 years ago



Inspiration: wire

Http://www.lobzik.pri.ee/modules/news/article.php?storyid=790L

Posted by lemonie 10 years ago


Recent know a Inspiring song "Just My Pride",pretty good!

I like Inspiring song very much, please everyone also recommend about those songs,Did not find the beauty of the music,All share together!

Posted by lifechristine 6 years ago


looking for inspiration

I've got two old towers, four spare harddrives, an old handspring treo, old laptop, spare wifi card -- all in various states of non-use. looking for inspiration on what to do with this collection of hardware i'm not using

Posted by eriksays 11 years ago


Posting photos of our inspiration

If we make something that was inspired by (for example) a costume in a movie, are we allowed to post a photo of our inspiration piece? I know that it says that images in our instructables must be our own, but I can't exactly take this photo myself. Should I just mention the piece I was re-creating, and let people search for a photo themselves if they would like to see it?

Posted by SnazzyBot 3 years ago


Launch It! Inspiration

OK, do NOT do what these people do, but if you're looking for something to get your creativity going, watch this. And a trebuchet as well.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Video inspiration for Monday

A sweet bike video to remind you to keep on trying and failing before it all clicks and something good happens.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Valentine's Day Inspiration

After getting our first newsletter, Roger sent me this really nice thank you note and pictures of his project. Maybe his inspiration can inspire you? There's still a little time left!I want to thank you for this newsletter. I was at a loss as to what to get/make for my wife for Valentines Day and our 15th anniversary. After reading your newsletter and going to your web site, I was inspired. I made her 15 Duct Tape roses (14 purple ( her favorite color), and 1 Red for passion) , one for each year we have been married. Off the web site's Valentines Day projects, I made an acrylic heart with LEDs to light it up. I added an acrylic tube to act as a vase for the roses. Thank you for the inspiration, Roger

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Inspirational Interior Design Photos eBook

EBook having images of interiors designed by professionals. Click the link below for details and download link.Interior Design Ideas

Posted by aurictitan 9 years ago


Can I install a Creative Inspire T5400 audio system in my Dodge Ram 2500 Cummings turbo diesel and how?

So I have a Creative Inspire T5400 audio system that plugs into a wall outlet, I want to put it into my truck but don't want to damage anything. Any ideas?

Asked by Username8888 9 months ago


Cumming hailed as an inspiration to gay youth.

StoryApart from best headline ever...Just thought id post as it may be of interest to someone or not... Safe For Work

Posted by okoshima 10 years ago


Cardboard Furniture

May be inspirational(?)http://www.foldschool.com/L

Posted by lemonie 11 years ago


how do I get mobile network to work on a htc inspire 4g? Answered

It is giving me an error ever since I formatted it

Asked by nerd7473 4 years ago


How is the epiphone "inspired by" 1964 texan acoustic/electric guitar?

 I was just wondering how it is, because I can't find any reviews online.

Asked by simplicity is key 8 years ago


Sea urchins inspire pencil-tip sculptures

Sculptor Jen Maestre's super-cool sculptures reportedly were initially inspired by sea urchins. The artist takes colored pencis, saws the sharpened tips off, and drills a hole through each one individually so they can be stitched together. Talk about dangerous art!'''Link''' via the Daily Mail

Posted by Lithium Rain 8 years ago


how do I get google play apps on my android inspire 4g?

I would like to know so I can get games and stuff

Asked by nerd7473 4 years ago


Danish Inspired Platform Bed

Well, I did it again.... I published another one of my projects that I started documenting a long time ago (early December :P) It's currently buried on the page ranging from 1200-1215 (when sorted by date :P). So I figured I'd help it get some exposure :PDanish Inspired Platform BedI've been sleeping on this bed since last august and it has survived a few mattress flips and is holding up without problems :)

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


How to hang an inspiration wire?

Just wondering if anybody knew of a way to get an inspiration wire that taut AND also flush against the wall? Like this, but flush against the wall: http://5840-sfgirlbybay.voxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/2i1.jpg We're trying to add some posters to a wall but it needs to limit the holes in the wall itself and also have it not move very much (with a wire that isn't flush against the wall, all the posters will flap around too much).  Any thoughts?

Asked by amymartin 5 years ago




Too much inspiration too many projects-Overwhelm? Answered

If one has too many ideas for creating is there good system or some practical wisdom to manage them or rank them for value? Too many unfinished projects can be so frustrating. I try to use project management tools as much as i can be there must be some shortcuts. Thx

Asked by sunnyomerhassan 8 months ago





what dc character prop should i make?

I need help with inspiration for my next DC character prop.  I have already made baterangs, wing dings, and nightwing's escrima sticks (still working on the ibles).  Im looking for maybe a prop from a villain.  i need some help with inspiration... please help.

Posted by anoos5 2 years ago


Cookie jar is closed! Thanks to everyone who commented

OK, it's been a little while since the cookie jar has been open, but it has returned!Want to get a cookie patch? Follow these simple rules:- Make a new comment- Answer the question, "Who or what inspires you?"- Submit it before 4:30 pm PDT, August 21.OK, that's it. Share with us your source of inspiration!UPDATE: Wow, that was a big batch of cookies. Thanks to everyone who left a comment. It was great to see all the places and people that provide inspiration. If you didn't get a patch and should've, just send me a PM.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


My reason for loving instructables - What it is to inspire someone

Well, i woke up this morning (just, it was about 11.45am) and i went about checking my usual stuff, when i stumbled across a message in my ibles inbox.I opened it to read the following, Hey,Just thought I'd let you know that I was so inspired by your Mercury Bow that I built a version of my own for Halloween.You can check it out here:http://www.garagegames.com/blogs/985/15605Thanks!MattUpon following the link, i found that he had indeed created a version of my rifle, but he had changed it to fit his own needs.This, right here, is my main reason for creating instructables - to inspireIts not the first time this has happened, but it was great to see him using some print outs of my work to help him with his.- Jake

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago


Revolution art

So, anyone have any new generation, revolution inspiring art? here's my stab at it.

Posted by jakee117 9 years ago



Show & Tell at Mike and Molly's House

Instructables author spike3579, has launched a new Show & Tell feature on his site, Mike And Molly's House. Show and Tell is a swap meet for ideas and projects where the currency is inspiration.  The premise is to highlight how we all manage our day-to-day lives in an improvised manner, and to celebrate creativity, resourcefulness and inspiration in all mediums whether it’s making, baking, growing or living. So share your ideas for creative solutions to make everyday life a little easier, more special, or just more fun, every Monday with Mike and Molly.  I did!  It was easy!  And it's a great way to check in with the maker community to see what's going on and get inspired.  

Posted by scoochmaroo 6 years ago


Arduino Registration and Instructables subscription? Answered

Hello yonder,your work inspired me greatly and as such I wish to take the bull by the horn. Please, tell all it takes to register

Asked by Resonace2014 1 year ago


What musical instrument(s) do you play?

What instruments do you play? How well? What inspired you? ect.

Posted by ArcticChill 9 years ago


Portal Theme Done on 8080 and C64

If you've played Portal then seeing this video brings everything full circle. The retro computers inspired the closing song "Still Alive" which has then inspired someone to recreate the song on retro computers. It's geektastic and was done on an Intel 8080 with a C64 sound chip.If you haven't played Portal yet and you're even remotely into games, then beg, borrow, or steal a few hours on a machine to play it. It's lovely. via bbgadgets

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


This christmas, I want to produce the presents/gifts using a lasercutter (ponoko). Any good idea?

I need a present for each person. I got some ideas but I need some inspiration also from you. I give away some INSPIRATION PATCHES to everyone who helps. Better if the presents are useful! PS: I got 5 almost 30-years-old friends (boys and girls), 2 little kids (girls), parents, sister and brother-in-law

Asked by derte84 6 years ago


Learning Lifestyle

Here's how I describe Instructables in 10 seconds: The world's biggest Show & Tell, where people share what they do and how they do it. I've found this to be the best way to quickly introduce new people to the site and give them a sense of what's there. The phrase "Show & Tell" reminds people about the best part of grade school: there's entertainment, inspiration, and usually some unexpected, surprising, and most importantly fun learning.Instructables falls into a broad category I've started calling the "Learning Lifestyle" - it's the way creative, curious people approach life. Just like a grade school Show & Tell, a Learning Lifestyle can be entertaining, inspirational, and educational. The best kind of education is serendipitous -- you simply keep your eyes open to opportunities, and are excited and surprised by what you find. The Instructables community lives the Learning Lifestyle. We have Instructables on subjects our community is passionate about, and because people's passions are so diverse, the Instructables they produce are inherently entertaining, inspiring, and surprising. It's great when someone can search the site and find a specific useful project, but I absolutely love it when someone is inspired by the projects on Instructables to create -- and share! -- their own projects. The Learning Lifestyle is all about inspiring viral creativity.So, the next time your run into someone else with a Learning Lifestyle (usually easy to spot; I always find them to be the most interesting people at parties), invite them to join you at the World's Biggest Show and Tell.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Published Instructable Not Appearing in 'Recent"

Instrutable published 6 hours ago (just before site update?) is not present under 'recent'. https://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-Inspired-Steampunk-Tulips/

Posted by annahowardshaw 6 years ago


Has anyone got/or can find pictures of a model railway based on Leicester?

Has i can't find any inspiration/ideas anywhere

Asked by NuclearGreyhound 9 years ago


Awesome Embroidery

Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of embellishment to take something from plain and everyday to something of a conversation starter. This is an excellent example and I think the simplicity in it is inspiring. Crafty Embroidery

Posted by lamedust 10 years ago