Thank you for giving me ideas to pull creativity out of the Grandkids.!!
Posted by seamuffin 4 years ago
I FOUND IT ! After MUCH soul searching, I finally found my trigger and it is NO WONDER I was having a difficult time "coming to this conclusion" it is because the trigger itself was preventing me from admitting the trigger to myself LOL I think I shall go and Irony some shirts now ;-) FEAR ! The great negative motivator. I had failed at a few projects, and feared starting ANYTHING, for fear of another disappointment. Now, it really is simple; I came to this when I realized I was starting to come out of my depression, but not all the way, and was preparing and preparing, and gathering "intelligence" and info, but still delaying the start of the project......I always needed more INFO but only because I feared having the whole thing FLOP. It came to me this morning and I felt relief that NOW I can move past that, and get to work on changing it, because I have never feared failure in this way before. But then, I am getting old and doddering ;-)
Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago
Five years ago today I joined Instructables. Since then I’ve posted 52 projects, favourited 510, and read far too many to count. I wanted to thank the Instructables community for all it has done for me over the past 5 years. Firstly, it gave me an outlet for my creativity. I’d always loved fabrication and design, but until joining the site I had no real reason to push myself to create anything new or different. Without Instructables I probably would have been content to limit myself to the projects assigned in wood and metal shop classes at school, and would likely never have broken out of the mould and began to design my own projects. Secondly, it helped me learn. Whether I was reading someone else’s Instructable or the comments on one of my own, I could always find some new, unique perspective that I never would have thought of. Thirdly, it taught me to persevere. Many of my projects had points where I was frustrated or dejected with how they were turning out, but I always pushed through them so that I could share my work with the community. Finally, it taught me to never stop making. There are so many projects out there I want to try, and so many ideas I want to share with the community; I think I’ll be busy for years to come. So thank you, Instructables. Here’s to five more great years.
Posted by M3G 1 year ago
This last Wednesday, while sitting in my daughter's hospital room, I picked up my computer and checked my e-mail. There was a message from Cattrampoline wishing for my daughter to get well soon. It took me a moment to put it all together. My little girl, known here as sistergldnhair, has a best friend, known here as themoose64. Moose posted to let the Instructables community know about SGH's upcoming surgery. Here is the truth. I am 45 years old and I did not see what one 11 year old little girl saw. I should have know, but I missed how important this site is to SGH and just how much she would love to receive well wishes from the people here. On a trip to California last year, all SGH wanted to do was see Instructables. I heard for months about how she got to meet Fungus Amongus and Angelabchua and how she got to play with Angie's dog. She was practically bouncing when one of her Instructables was Featured and squealed when Scoochmaroo and Penelopy sent her a comment. She also did a Forensic speech on Instructables. Wrote Eric an e-mail. He responded with some links and she worked and worked on her project. And a few months ago, we had planned to attend the Instructables event in Chicago. Unfortunately the same day as that event, SGH had to have an MRI/MRA of her brain. The dye made her quite sick and we were not able to go. One very heartbroken little girl. She was scared to have the surgery, which was to her forehead above her right eye. Afraid of the anesthesia and afraid of how she would look when it was all done. Moose wrote a post and received some criticism for spelling you as U and a few other mistakes in language usage. I absolutely, 100 percent understand that criticism. I edit and proofread for a living and I really do get it. I am not at all fond of this texting lingo, but putting that part of the post aside, the meaning behind it was significant. Two little girls that have been best buddies since Kindergarten and one of them did an amazing thing for the other in an effort to make this difficult time a little easier. So, I thank themoose64 and I am so thankful that I will have the opportunity to see her grow into an amazing young lady. As for my SGH, the surgery was a little more complicated than they thought. She was very sick and the first smile she was able to give me was when I read her cattrampoline's message. She is very swollen and can't move her face yet. This is all very traumatic, but we know it is only temporary. Today is better, as I expect each day will be. And she is working on her next Instructable, a hospital gown for children that keeps your backside covered =)
Posted by cdawisconsin 6 years ago
THANK YOU INSTRUCTABLES! You guys are really amazing! The website, the community, the projects, the people, you are all so awesome! I want to thank everyone at Instructables HQ and everyone who helps make Instructables such an amazing thing. Thank you also so much for shipping the contest prizes to where we stay, It is really appreciated...a lot! This forum is open to everyone and anyone to express their thanks to Instructables.com in the comments section! Just go ahead and say thank you...
Posted by Fathomlis 1 year ago
I'm posting today (my first personal forum post in just over two years of being on this site) to say THANKS! Thank you for following me. Thank you for giving me a chance to share things with you and thanks for helping to get me to one-million views in just over two years. This comes from a regular, hard working mommy, that just likes to create and share what I've made so others can try it themselves and make it their own. This site is amazing and I wear my Instructables shirts with pride to work, around town and while crafting. I love looking at so many of your amazing projects and getting to know more about you through comments and personal stories in your own Instructables, reading the forums and never getting bored with all the amazing stuff that goes on here from regular people like myself. I finally made it to one-million views and it's because of all of you. Thank you internet friends!
Posted by DeandrasCrafts 3 years ago
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Instructables 2012 Halloween Contest! With stacks of amazing entries it helps to narrow the field down a bit - that's why in this post I'm going to specifically address the Halloween Props Contest winners. As components of costumes, or pieces of larger halloween decoration, Halloween Props is a bit of a catch-all category. With 392 entries received in the Props category alone, competition was very tough and extremely close. All of the authors who submitted project to this category should be proud of their work regardless of whether or not they received a prize. The first place category winner was the Animatronic Stargate Helmet by Honus. This project had clear and effective documentation, great integration of servos and more classical mask making techniques, powerful implementation of 3D modeling and pepakura, good attention to detail in its execution, and was an accurate recreation of an actual Stargate helmet into a great real life halloween prop. The second place category winners are comprised of the Gears of War 3 - HyperHyper Realistic Digger Launcher Replica, Blood Spraying Evil Dead Chainsaw Arm, and the Fallout 3 Brotherhood of Steel Helmet. These amazing projects utilized intensive design and digital fabrication workflows, advanced costume design techniques, solid construction skills with long lasting materials, and were beautifully documented with step by step instructions. The third place winners include the TF2 Minigun, Custom Zombie Dentures, How to Make a PIP-Boy (Prototype), Portal Gun, and Warewolf Stilts. All of these were executed at an extremely high and realistic level and were a great mix of careful, professional fabrication skills and down home DIY ingenuity. As we've seen in other years, the bar is raised to a special level when it comes to Halloween and this year was no exception. All of the finalists deserve our praise for a job extremely well done. I'd like to give a special call out to the makers of the Fallout 3 Helmet, Portal Gun, Majoras Mask, Iron Man Helmet, TF2 Minigun (Sasha) and the Borderlands Bandit Thug Helmet who all translated the digital designs for their props, or at least components of their props, into physical form in new and creative ways. To all of those who participated in our Halloween Contest this year - please enter our future contests, be it for Halloween 2013, or any other challenge that we're running. All of the finalists in this category exhibited excellent fabrication skills, as well as an amazing ability to document their work and explain it to others, and therefore comprise what I would call some of the site's most prolific authors. There's always something to win on Instructables and we deeply appreciate your participation. Noah Weinstein Workshop and Outside Editor
Posted by noahw 5 years ago
I’m an I'bler. Like the thousands of others who write and publish Ibles, I have tons of fun doing so, and I can tell you, I wasn't expecting to get this big. I am finally adding more Ibles and other things to my profile, to build a resume, and to develop my semi-technical writing skills. Since I've joined, I've had over 37,100 total views, my goal is to top 40,000 by new years. Instructables, in all its glory has produced some incredible view totals. It’s a stretch, It would take about 500 views per day overall to get there. Please help me get to that 40k total, its as easy as peeking through my I'bles. The Ideanator Instructables member. To get you started: Mounting an LCD screen on the wall in your shop/lab The ever-popular geek bling A DIY magazine holder A large number of photos I took at the Maker Faire here in Detroit, some pretty good photos. A clothing "organizer" of my own design
Posted by The Ideanator 7 years ago
I honestly don't know what to say. I don't know who, but someone was gracious enough to gift me with pro membership. I honestly don't know who, or for why except for this message they gave me, "Since you cared to ask," I just wanted to say Thank You. I honestly appreciate it, and wish I could thank you properly. Thanks.
Posted by Rock Soldier 8 years ago
I recently purchased another car to restore, a 1962 Ford Fairlane, for $200. Its in great shape, however, the brakes have locked up and none of the wheels turn, other then that I would drive it the 300km to my home. However, I can't drive out there continually to work on it until it is road worthy, and because snow is coming I planned on hauling it home on a trailer. The problem lies in getting the car on the trailer. We tried winching it up the ramps onto the Low-boy trailer, however, because the wheels don't turn, it pulled the trailer and my friends 1 ton truck around. So my question is; How can I get the car onto the trailer, which are both on a level surface (The trailer is about a foot off the ground) using a winch? It does have to be readily and cheaply available fix, but anything will do (Jacks, winches, anything! If you can think of a way to get it on there with dog sh1t then I will use dog sh1t!) I need a good, solid, well though out/engineered plan preferably by the end of the week! And I thank everyone ahead of time for anything you may post, because it may not be the solution, but it may pave the road to a solution! ***I have included a very detailed sketch of the situation, done by a professional artist, and the scene is very accurate to the circumstances. Level ground, accurate representation of the type of trailer I am using and the car I intend to put on the trailer.***
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Posted by Robot Lover 7 years ago
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