Is it a bug? Answered

In Community : help : feedback does not appears the name of the author. Another suggestion: In each "Featured Author" would be good that the photo/avatar of that author be visible.

Question by rimar2000   |  last reply


Software Bugs

Hi all, I came to the forums to ask you to try and break my software. You will find the link to it in my instructable. If you manage to break the software please inform me. Thanks, PREDATOR

Topic by PREDATOR_UK   |  last reply


collaborations bug?

Im in a few collaborations right now and i cant add image notes when i use to be able to

Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak   |  last reply


look at this bug!

Look at this error:update: here is the message:org.hibernate.exception.GenericJDBCException: Could not execute JDBC batch update at org.hibernate.exception.SQLStateConverter.handledNonSpecificException(SQLStateConverter.java:103) at org.hibernate.exception.SQLStateConverter.convert(SQLStateConverter.java:91) at org.hibernate.exception.JDBCExceptionHelper.convert(JDBCExceptionHelper.java:43) at org.hibernate.jdbc.AbstractBatcher.executeBatch(AbstractBatcher.java:249) at org.hibernate.jdbc.AbstractBatcher.prepareStatement(AbstractBatcher.java:92) at org.hibernate.jdbc.AbstractBatcher.prepareStatement(AbstractBatcher.java:87) at org.hibernate.jdbc.AbstractBatcher.prepareBatchStatement(AbstractBatcher.java:218) at org.hibernate.persister.entity.AbstractEntityPersister.insert(AbstractEntityPersister.java:2174) at org.hibernate.persister.entity.AbstractEntityPersister.insert(AbstractEntityPersister.java:2610) at org.hibernate.action.EntityInsertAction.execute(EntityInsertAction.java:52) at org.hibernate.engine.ActionQueue.execute(ActionQueue.java:248) at org.hibernate.engine.ActionQueue.executeActions(ActionQueue.java:232) at org.hibernate.engine.ActionQueue.executeActions(ActionQueue.java:139) at org.hibernate.event.def.AbstractFlushingEventListener.performExecutions(AbstractFlushingEventListener.java:298) at org.hibernate.event.def.DefaultFlushEventListener.onFlush(DefaultFlushEventListener.java:27) at org.hibernate.impl.SessionImpl.flush(SessionImpl.java:1000) at com.instructables.hibernate.SessionProvider.closeCurrentSession(SessionProvider.java:62) at com.instructables.filter.HibernateSessionRequestFilter.doFilter(HibernateSessionRequestFilter.java:94) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.FilterFilterChain.doFilter(FilterFilterChain.java:70) at com.caucho.server.webapp.WebAppFilterChain.doFilter(WebAppFilterChain.java:173) at com.caucho.server.dispatch.ServletInvocation.service(ServletInvocation.java:229) at com.caucho.server.http.HttpRequest.handleRequest(HttpRequest.java:274) at com.caucho.server.port.TcpConnection.run(TcpConnection.java:511) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.runTasks(ThreadPool.java:520) at com.caucho.util.ThreadPool.run(ThreadPool.java:442) at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:595)Caused by: java.sql.BatchUpdateException: Data truncation: Data too long for column 'body' at row 1 at com.mysql.jdbc.ServerPreparedStatement.executeBatch(ServerPreparedStatement.java:665) at com.mchange.v2.c3p0.impl.NewProxyPreparedStatement.executeBatch(NewProxyPreparedStatement.java:1723) at org.hibernate.jdbc.BatchingBatcher.doExecuteBatch(BatchingBatcher.java:48) at org.hibernate.jdbc.AbstractBatcher.executeBatch(AbstractBatcher.java:242) ... 22 more

Topic by coolz   |  last reply


Your full of Bugs !

Your full of Bugs !

Topic by iceng   |  last reply


Funny login bug!

Today I had to log out and back in again to do replies, despite all showing I am still logged in.So this "older" bug is still going around here.What was new though was tha after the login I ended on Rick's page instead of mine.As I am nice and also know him I did not do anything I might regred, but I had full access until clicking on the community pages - from there on I was me again.Landing on a wrong profile is one things but being able to check private messages and more until leaving this are could be a potential security problem.I mean, I could have changed the Email and Password and just taken Ricks account over today... ;)

Topic by Downunder35m   |  last reply


Arduino class bug? Answered

I enroll in the arduino class .I try on the I Pad and reload the page do an error  Then I tray on my two Pc with the explorer  and the edge does the seme errors  On the pc the error is do to a large scripts  is just me ? , somebody experience similar problems? If you do and solve it please let me know  thank you

Question by MMBDELP   |  last reply


MSN MESSENGER :BUG:

I was recently on msn messenger when one of my contacts kept on trying to sen me a virus, when all of a sudden it downloaded itself to me and i do not know where to find this virus to remove it! It send messages to some of my friends without me knowing saying: Do you think these pictures are ok for myspace? and after the question it shows a Zip Folder. Now I do not want to be blocked by all of my contacts because of this so how can i remove it? Anyone know how i could remove it? Could I do A system Restore? or Uninstall Msn Messenger and Reinstall It?

Topic by rickick   |  last reply


I have problems with all your web pages constantly reloading.?

I am unable to look at anything because the page resets and I am back at the top of the page..  I have running IE 8 on XP with SP 3. I have tried the bug forum but that just keeps reseting to the top of the page as well. Thanks for any help you can give me.?

Question by rgbyrd   |  last reply


Instructable's robot not sending me notifications?

For the past week, I have not been receiving notifications for questions I have asked, or comments on my instructables. They do seem to appear in the orange board, and I have checked my settings for email notifications twice on different computers to verify it is not just me. I have also noticed that my recent replies to people are not answered or replied back to. Although it is difficult to tell since people to don't usually reply back anyway. So if you plan to reply, and I'll keep an eye out for any notifications and keep the page refreshed, and hopefully reply within the same day, maybe then you (the community who answered) can come back and verify if they did not receive the reply? I wonder if the same issue occurs with PM messengers, Not sure. Also how do I submit a bug report? [EDIT:] Posted bug report here, as well as other minor bugs with the commenting system. (might as well kill as many birds with a stone as I can.)

Question by -max-   |  last reply


Name Changing?

I have been on the name changing forum. I have suggested for my name to be changed from "tombuckey" to "Tombuckey"  I know its only one letter but I have requested it over 3 times and still no change? any reasons?

Question by Tom Buckey   |  last reply


I enrolled in classes, the classes say I'm enrolled, but when I click on "your classes," its empty. Why?

I've enrolled in multiple classes. I can see 3 of them (from 3+ weeks ago) listed in my profile. But even my profile doesn't show all of the classes I've enrolled in. I'm logged in when I enroll. I have refreshed the page. I enrolled for example in the Concrete, Glue, and Braid classes. When I click on the courses, it shows "enrolled," when I go to My Classes, there's nothing there, though the message bubble says "3," which I think is referring to the classes I registered for before (which also don't show up on the page).  Also, I cannot figure out where the heck to post this. When I click on Help, its about posting instructables. When I click on "Answers," the categories are about instructables. When I search the forum, I see there's a Bugs thread, but I can't figure out how to get to that thread to search. So where the heck do I get help/post "problems/bugs with instructables site?"

Question by suzans 


Pinterest image rotated, bug?

Anyone having issues with images rotating when they try to share in Pinterest? When I try to share, some of mine have their images rotated 90 degrees. Attached a screen shot. Anyone know a solution to this? I emailed support to see if they have some suggestions.

Topic by jpmarth   |  last reply


i need help coming up with a way to press a spray bottle wirelessly form 200+ feet away? Bug sprayer? Answered

I am working on a misting system that would operator wirelessly. I want to spray the bug spray with the click of a button in my back yard. It needs to be pretty small but really I am trying to figure the easiest way to either pump liquid from a small water bottle or a spray bottle. Thoughts?

Question by scottzkee   |  last reply


Website-BUG: Login-Cookie-Handling over multiple PCs with feed

I had this problem in the past sporadically but never saw a pattern till recently:I come to instructables.com, i am already logged in and click on "feed" at the top. After a while an error pops up telling me a Rerouting-error happened. (Umleitungsfehler in German). I noticed, this always happens after the following action-pattern: - I visit instructables.com and log in on computer A and i DONT log out there but only close the browse. - I visit instructables.com on computer B. I am seemingly already signed in from the last visit here on Computer B at instructables.com. - If i now click feed (On Computer B), the error happens. - If i logout and log back in on Computer B, the error is gone on this computer B, even over Firefox-restarts As far as i undestand, as soon as i log in on computer A, a new login-cookie is created on Computer A and the cookie on Computer B will no longer be valid next time. Now, if i come to instructables with computer B, the cookie somehow still is interpreted valid and logs me in (I appear to be logged in with my avatar visible at the top right). However, if i want to go to my feed, it seems Instructables checks again the cookie and figures out that i have a no longer valid login-cookie on this Computer B due to my login on Computer A and refuses to redirect me to my feed. This gets sorted with Re-Log on Computer B, creating a NEW login-cookie on Computer B and all is well again on Computer B. Now i can play the same game on Computer A with re-log. :) I hope, this error-report helps you guys in pinpointing and fixing an issue with a Login-bug as it seems And Why to hell do i have to define in which channel this belongs and you dont have a channel "website of Instructables"?!? I hope this is not lost in "Circuits" - "Software" which was the closest i could find to a website-problem... Geez...

Topic by Orngrimm   |  last reply


charge a capacitor with a bug zapper ? Answered

Can i charge a capacitor rater for 450v 680uf with a racquet shaped bug zapper's circuit.

Question by mind power   |  last reply


Having a problem with the new look instructables. Answered

OK this might get a little tricky to explain. At the bottom of the page we now have a grey section that contains a bunch of links/shortcuts or whatever. This is fine. At the top of the grey section is an orange bar with the instructables logo and the new fangled google custom search box and button. My problem is with the orange bar. On certain of my pages, specifically on my 'you' pages this orange bar appears about 30 or 40mm above the grey section. This varies from page to page, but seems to be worse on the pages containing the comments that have been made as a direct response to things I have written. As I advance through the list page by page, the orange bar gets higher until it covers stuff I am trying to read. This has been happening the whole time the pages have looked this way. Is this happening to anyone else? Is it just a bug? Is it just me?

Question by caarntedd   |  last reply


Instructable comments in weird order?

Why are the instructable comments in a weird order? My comment on an instructable ended up in the middle of the comments section, not at the top or bottom as you would expect??? How can you track progress of comments on an instructable you like in this weird ordering?? The instructable i want to follow recent comments on is this one: https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-RFID-Door-Lock/

Question by redfox05   |  last reply


Can't edit a collection

I made this collection some time ago. At first, when I tried to edit it, it would open up, but it would get stuck in the loading screen, with the dots moving across. I tried again, the same thing happened. The next day, the same thing happened. Then, a short time later, when I open the editor, the site shows the "404: We're sorry, things break sometimes" error. So now I can't even delete the collection.

Topic by Techno_Bot01   |  last reply


Why don't old /community/* urls redirect to new /topics/* urls????

All of the older links to a topics on Instructables link to instructables.com/community/page urls, but a while ago (I'm not sure exactly when) all the /community/* pages were moved to /topics/*. Clicking the old /community links returns a 404 error, which is annoying because then I have to manually replace the "community" with "topics" in the url. So my question is, why can't all the /community/*/ pages redirect to their respective /topics/*/ pages?

Topic by scitronboy 


"I made it" broken? (can't leave comment, either)

I tried using the "I made it" button on an instructable, and it keeps erroring out with "Oops, something went wrong!". Same keeps happening with trying to comment on the instructable as well. I tried with Chrome and Edge. I also tried commenting on a different instructable, with the same result....These are the instructables I tried:https://www.instructables.com/id/Recreating-an-Ant... (I made it, and comment, with and without photo attached)https://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Christmas-O... (just tried to comment)

Question by rolandblais   |  last reply


Help in Metro 2033 bug?

In Metro 2033 I have already found many game stoping bugs, but I have overtook them, either by experimentation or using the Internet. But I have now reached Armory station and I have encountered yet another bug: After getting cuffed by the reds and starting to run I am always caught by the first soldier even before reaching the first turn of the hallway. After a lot of failed trials I decided to search the internet for solutions. I found nothing but "you have to run" Which I do and "you must lower your resolution" something that I can't becouse the game is already playing at the lowest resolution possible. What should I do?

Question by tgferreira184   |  last reply


Programación de Modulo De UltraSonido

En esta prueba de la programación del Modulo de Ultra sonido hubieron varios inconvenientes al al principio, por ejemplo al programarlo por 1ra vez y al colocarlo en el suelo el robot no detectaba los objetos que se aproximaban a el, creímos que tal vez faltaba calibrarlo.Al programarlo por 2da ocasión el robot ya detectaba los objetos, el problema era que no daba la vuelta, simplemente se quedaba estático, creíamos que fue porque la batería estaba descargada. Al pasar 20 - 25 minutos tal vez el problema era que se necesitaba aumentar la velocidad del coche. Eran simples errores, esperemos que al hacer esto y les pasen los mismos errores que a nosotros,

Topic by ReneSantana 


Instructables bugs and issues? Is it just me? Answered

Is it just me, or has their been a spike in the number of spam BS about "age defying creme"  and "unique way to get muscles", etc etc, etc. on the question page? At times I would see like 3-7 random posts like that, and have gone through and flagged them all as spam. Sure enough they have disappeared later that day.  Currently, there are 5 SPAM POSTS I have found in nearly consecutive order! (I did not link these to avoid getting flaged as spam myself, and I flagged all of them already so they may have rotted already. Who knows.) https://www.instructables.com/answers/httptestoxlreviewnetalpha-limit-/ https://www.instructables.com/answers/Unique-Way-to-Get-Muscles/ https://www.instructables.com/answers/weightloss-pills-only-likely-to-your-physician/ https://www.instructables.com/answers/concentrating-on-treating-them-within-your-skin/ https://www.instructables.com/answers/Important-Skin-Advantages-Of-Aloe-Vera-Gel/ That's just ridiculous! Also, recently, instructables decided to stop sending me email updates on comments on my instructables, and I have checked my settings for emails from instructables, as well as spam. I am not sure if the problem still persists, but I have had to actually load up my previos question on my DSL not working properly to see answers. (I suspected something was up because after a day, no email was received that I got answers. I knew that was not likely. Sure enough when I went to some of my published 'ables, I saw comments that I did not receive as email updates! Wats up with dat?) If anyone else is having similar issues, I will probably find way to file bug report with this info. My guess is that the security for making new accounts is compromised (like captchas not working properly) and that the 'ables robot server is not working properly. No clue. What I do know is that I will be refreshing this page periodically to see new replies to test if emails work or not. I will post in the comments if they do.

Question by -max-   |  last reply


What happened to the HTML Editor?

I used to be able to create tables using the HTML editor, but I can't seem to find it anymore.

Topic by ElectroGuruji   |  last reply


{"error": "Sorry, we couldn't find that one!"}

Trying to download PDF for https://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-WiF... ands get {"error": "Sorry, we couldn't find that one!"}

Topic by abasel   |  last reply


Question Re: Membership status

Hi does anyone know where to find out how many months membership I have left?I looked in various parts of the Web site but I cant seem to find it.I tried to download an Instructable today but the download button did nothing .I wonder if my membership and run out (although I would expect it to tell me !).Thanks in advanceSamBTW , it could just be a bug with the Instructable web site. Another issue is that I cant post a general question without choosing a Category or Channel which don't have a 'General Instructables Web Site' topic

Question by SammyPati   |  last reply


Why can't I edit my draft instructables? Answered

I'm able to create new drafts and insert multiple pages each with titles.  However when I attempt to add text to the body of a page, I'm unable to do most edit functions.  I am really only able to type in a single paragraph.  No "hard returns" are able to be inserted.  When clicking the "enter" key, nothing happens.  I am actually having the problem right now.  The only way I can input information is in one long paragraph.  Interestingly, one time I pasted in a couple paragraphs inside of my single paragraph and was able to operate in multiple paragraphs that way.  This way, I sort of "hijacked" a hard return to get paragraph separation.  Am I crazy?  This happens to me probably 50% of the time.  Other times everything seems to function properly.  Also of note - I'm unable to change the bold once it has been chosen like now.  However, I could insert cursor in a spot earlier and do some creative cut and paste etc..   Any Suggestions.  THANK YOU MUCH FOR BEARING WITH ME HERE!   Bob Z

Question by bobzjr   |  last reply


NodeMCU to NodeMCU communication

Dear All,I am really a newbie here playing with two NodeMCUs. I started out with basics and after a while I stepped into my actual project. The project is to display toilet status indicator. My plan is to pick up the data from PIR sensor and feed it to one NodeMCU and have another NodeMCU process the data on the other end of the room and display the status on and I2c 16 x 2 LCD. I was able to connect the PIR and LCD onto one NodeMCU and test it and things were fine. I am really looking for some help to use TCP/IP protocol to have the nodeMCUs communicate to each other.My basic code is as below:#include#include int sensor = 13;LiquidCrystal_I2C lcd(0x27, 16, 2);void setup(){ Serial.begin(115200);Wire.begin(D2, D1); pinMode(sensor, INPUT); pinMode(LED_BUILTIN, OUTPUT);lcd.begin(); }void loop (){ long state = digitalRead(13); if (state == HIGH){ Serial.println("Motion recognized"); lcd.setCursor(5, 0); lcd.print("RESTROOM IS"); lcd.setCursor(0, 1); lcd.print("OCCUPIED"); digitalWrite (LED_BUILTIN, LOW); delay(5000); lcd.clear(); } else { if (state == LOW); Serial.println("Motion Absent!"); lcd.setCursor(0, 1); lcd.print("NOW VACANT"); digitalWrite(LED_BUILTIN, HIGH); delay(5000); lcd.clear(); }}Thanks for any help you can provide or guide me to examples.

Question by BharatharajV 


Site updates, upcoming changes and developments

As it seems the support team is still working hard to improve this ection I would like to take the opportunity to provide a base for everyone.Users can post bugs they find, feedback or suggestions for features they would like to see or have here.The support team could be so nice to keep us updated about what is planned and when to expect some problems or hick ups.Maybe even a list of things already in the planning for us.There is already a quite long list of requests that grew over the years, so maybe the support team could start the conversation with some infos? ;)

Topic by Downunder35m   |  last reply


Raspberry Pi: Launch Python Script on Startup

Hello sir, Running Python script at boot works fine with crontab, only thing is that I am stuck to it. How to come out of it ?How to stop it. Cntr+C does not work

Topic by dgkanade72   |  last reply


When I click the Download all that comes up is {"error": "Sorry, we couldn't find that one!"} Answered

Basically for the last few days I have not been able to download any Instructables even thought I have a valid and Current membership so what can I do

Question by wnorman   |  last reply


Cannot post comments or reply to questions

When I tried yesterday to post a comment, it displayed a message: " Oops, something went wrong! " Today, I tried to reply to someone's question, but it wouldn't work: " Oops, something went wrong! " He was able to post the question, but that was eight days ago. That means this glitch happened between now and then.

Topic by Techno_Bot01   |  last reply


how can I report a bug?? Answered

I had a bug while writing a guide, which incapacitated me to write it, I refreshed the page, but the bug continues. I decided to report it, but i dontknow how. can someone explain me how?

Question by tgferreira184   |  last reply


Bug, Suggestion, Feedback! Community sections

Since there is no place for it right now I just created a topic for the purpose of collecting bugs we find.Let me start with a little list I collected so far:1. Confusion!When I create a new topic I need to select a category and channel.So where exactly are these categories and channels?Somehow I struggle to find them anywhere else than in the two drop down menus when creating a new topic.If we have all those drop down options then why can't we make proper use of them?2. List problems!I know there is planned work on the way we see the cummunity section but still...When I create a new topic then it seems to be nowhere.I check again a few hours later and still nowhere.Next day often the same storey.Where does a new topic go and when does it appear in the community section?3. Sorting - this one is already being worked on I guess.We really need a working option to sort postings and replies by time and date and relation.I get notified about a reply and check...Hmm, about 80 replies and somehwere, someone wrote something new...Good if you can copy and past a part of the preview to search for it in the browser manually...Comfort and logic is needed to replace the current confusion and inconsistences.As for suggestions to get the section up to what what both developers and users turn into happy campers:1. Editing options!!!For years this is my number one that not just got more and more ignored but also reduced to nothing.Anyone creating a topic should have direct control over it.This means beain able to create the post in a way the poster sees fit for the purpose.The basic text editing options any Vbulletin or PhPBB board would offer should be available here in a similar way.Embedded text and images in the size and place that fits - either by posters choice for the size on the screen or by providing a fixed sized preview that opens a fullsie view when clicking on it.Code is more important these days than back then when I first asked for option to embed it here.Tags are useful for a lot of things.Add a quote from a previous post or reply, add a code window that allows proper copy and past action for both poster and reader (preferably with highlighted syntax like in Notepadd++, ....You can only provide dedicated help if you have the right tools for it.And you can not ask for dedicated help if you can even properly post the problem due to restrictions and limitations in the editing system.Coloered text, other than for code is not really required but all the basics anyone knows froma real forum would be a great addition.2. Tagging or otherserwise highlighting the areas of the topic.If I already create a post in the technology section than it would only make sense to see a corresponding icon next to the topic in the community section.Same for coding help, mechanical problems and so on.The current sections and categories are outdated and a lot of things are missing.Mabye not in terms of Intructables but certainly for the community sections.3. Structure....Currently it is all one big blob and not even the sorting works (yet).This is perfect for people like me wanting to quickly check if something new was posted but not so good for someone trying to have some fun browsing.Imagine you want to spend some quality time checking what problems people have or what help they seek when it comes to woodworking.No search options, no list options, no categories to explore.Back in the day we had a few sections and a basic sorting option, like by most recent.Someone only interested in helping with coding on Arduino wouldn't even bother here and move on.On the other hand, people with no clue how to fully specify their problem might find a solution just by browsing through the corresponding section.4. Linking Instructables....I don't know the reason for it or the idea behind it but why again is the question section filled with Instructables?And why look lot of Tips like Instructables?I mean if it is for the user to find stuff than it might bind him on the website, but I doubt it will be satisfactory for the user.Questions or tips in regards to an Instrubale should be there- with the Instructable but not in the community section.Add it a tab for the Ible instead...I see little to no point in answering to a question someone has in regards to a specific Ible unless "I made it"....5. Voting and closing...When it comes to forums then one thing all have in common: bloat.People only register to post something but never come back.Topics are solved, done and dusted.Topics gone dormant for months or even years.Great answers or vital details get lost.The list goes on....What it comes down to is that order needs to be restored and maintained.Open an archive section and start moving out.Topics of certain age and with no new replies - gone.Topics where the user never again logged in - gone.Topics voted or request to be closed, closed or gone to the ariche as well.Topics voted to be of general interest pinned somewhere for easy reference - like this one ;)A thread starter got his answer and is happy? Then for crying out loud let him vote or credit the best answer and close the topic.More than three people voted or tagged a topic as useless, not possible or similar - close it so it can one day go in the archive section too.All this and more should create a community section that once again can become an active playground for everyone.A place to seek and find help.And who knows, maybe some of the good old guys might even consider a return and more time spent here....

Topic by Downunder35m   |  last reply


'Car FM transmitter to spy bug'

Hello, i am looking for some tips on how to transform an FM mp3 transmitter to a spy bug.. i have that transmitter you plug into the lighter in your car, put an aux cable or an usb in it, and it then trasmits to a set frequency so you can tune in with your radio.. i was wondering would it be possible to just get rid of the jack, and solder a microphone instead? If not, how would I go around that?

Topic by dsirotic   |  last reply


Website-BUG: Mailings of comments has invalid links

If i get a mailing about a new comment, NONE of the links work i get sent:Comment tracker (https://www.instructables.com/member/[username]/comments) bounces back to instructables.comThe reply-function @ https://www.instructables.com/member/[username]/c... bounces back to instructables.com/[key] but the [key] has no functionality there, so it basically bounces back to instructables.com as well.and yes: I AM logged on and the other website bug i wrote about is not to blame:i renewed the cookie on this PC just to be sure.

Topic by Orngrimm   |  last reply


Did the today views "resetter" fall asleep at the key board thingee?

Self explanatory, I believe...maybe some body knows the answer?  Maybe there is another place to put this question...I don't know...

Question by Creativeman   |  last reply


Fire fighting Robot controlled wirelessly via hc-12 using a Joystick

Hi all!I would like share videos of my project "fire fighting Robot". Here are the links ! Enjoy!!!

Topic by weFwe123 


Connection via mobile

Hi guys How to connect orange pi 1with android mobile via vnc app

Question by Mr Qatanani 


How many instructables can a member enter into one contest?

Hello,I just wanted to know if a member could enter more than one instructable into a single contest.

Question by Perfect DIY   |  last reply


Help setting promoted items

I've been trying to set my best instructables lately, but it seems to be broken. All I have is a forever saving screen and it doesn't set my promoted items! I've seen that others also have this problem too. Can someone help with this?Thank you

Question by zakbobdop 


How to embed tinkercad circuit in an Instructable?

Hi guys,I try to embed tinkercad circuits in an instructable but it does not work... I mean, I can embed it, but after saving and refreshing the page, everything vanishes! I tried with a youtube video and it works great. Any idea how to fix this?

Question by Matlek   |  last reply


Independent Spy camera

I have an old Laptop's camera and want to create a spy camera that records a video and save into the sd card. I search on google and youtube but only found that to make a USB Camera that needs a Laptop to record. Which was not as I wanted as portable, small and efficient to make a spy gadget. Can anyone help me? I kindly appreciate your help in advance....

Question by NickB323   |  last reply


Arduino autonomous and remote controlled car

Hello everyone,I'm currently trying to design a small control two wheel robot (similar to an ollie by sphero) that is capable to be moved remotely or can be coded to follow a set of instructions if it is not being controled by the user. I heard from many of my colleges arduinos are the best way to go but I have no idea where to start, any feedback or advice would be helpful.

Topic by donayre21 


Get an error when saving instructable published yesterday.

Don't know what I'm doing wrong. I'm trying to add another step. So, I add the step and then try to save it and this error message is what happens...Here is a screenshot of the error message.The only way to remove the error is to remove the additional step.Here is the link to the instructable which I am trying to add another step....https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Shorted-Motorized-Transformer-Simulated-in-Micro/

Question by Vinyasi 


Can you cheat on contests?

So I was browsing the contests and found an instructable that seemed kinda suspicious. The instructable itself was fine, but in the comments section I found about 8 users, all praising this "amazing", "genius" instructable, and when I checked the accounts, they were all made and favorited and commented on the post on the same day, and that was all of their activity. Oh yeah, the author also commented. I'm also guessing that they all voted as well. My question is, will this be overlooked, or will this author win possibly runner-up with their instructable for cheating? I hope that this will be noticed and will be thoroughly checked. Thanks,Zakbobdop

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What Code Should I use To Make a Single Pulse Trigger.

Hello World,I am currently making a circuit that will produce a single pulse using Arduino. I want that my circuit and code should produce a single pulse, after that the pin o which I am taking output becomes low until I switch off the button. the pulse should again be generated when the button is pressed.I have been using a series of codes. But, whenever I upload the sketch to the Arduino it works for once. after that when I switch the button off and turn it on again it doesn't work. If the switch is kept on after some time it again starts to generate a pulse.Please if anyone can help me out would be a great thing.Thankyou.

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how do i fix this minecraft bug? Answered

Theres been a bug going on in minecraft that is hard to fix.its a bug that,when you fly to much in creative, it glitches up and when you try to exit it keeps the cursor inside the box. its happened to me twice and when it does, you cant go to any other websites or anything. you cant type in anything and if you sign out of gmail (or any other mail site) it wont let you back on unless you type both the username and password. thanks for helping.                       nfk11

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