Hey i was wondering if any would be interested in seeing some hammer editor tutorials on this site as i would be able to make them.if enough people are interested ill post a hammer editor tutorial.
Topic by smidge147 | last reply
I'm just about to list off all the sweet new features in a blog post, but right now, try out the new Instructable editor!https://www.instructables.com/id/editYou can also get to it from the "Try the new Editor!" link in the upper right of the standard editor
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
I've been a using the new editor, and I think it's a big improvement over the old one. Is there a way I can use it by default? Yes I know it is but one click from the old editor, but by nature I'm a very energy consumption conscious person (aka lazy), and I'd prefer not to expend that 0.25 food calorie on clicking the "try New Editor" button. So how can I reduce global warming and use it by default?
Topic by KentsOkay | last reply
When adding photos to an Instructable the photo has a "view/edit" link on the imported photo. Clicking it used to take you to a photo editor to crop, adjust, color correct annotate, etc. Now the link only lets you view the photo. Has the photo editor gone away or is it located somewhere else. It was so nice to be able to edit photos via the Instructable website as needed. Thanks,
Question by wannabemadsci | last reply
It will be used for my church and personal use.
Question by geoffOfAllTrades | last reply
My earlier instructables were easy and the editor worked fine. I'm running Windows 10 now (vs. 7 on my old machine) if that makes a difference. now I click "start instructable" and a box comes up to "enter a title". But the box is not active. Does anyone have an idea what is going on? I have not used Instructables for several months, but something is different here. Thanks for any advice. I'm on Windows 10, and tried it on MS Edge and also Firefox. John
Question by Dr_K | last reply
I've been working on a colaboration, and I've noticed that there's only a "Collaborate" option on the old editor. WTF is up with that?
Topic by KentsOkay | last reply
I started creating an instructable in the new editor, saving as I went. I shut down my computer and went to take pictures to add to it. When I returned and opened up Instructables, I can't seem to find where my instructable in progress is. Any guidance is appreciated. And, yes, I feel a bit stupid.
Question by skistler | last reply
Insert TablesCan we have an easy way to insert tables in an Instructable? It's a really arduous task to use the HTML editor to display information in a tabular form.Some use cases for tables: Parts & Material List - includes Part specifications, type, quantity, link, etc Electronic Connections - E.g: If an Arduino is connected to a sensor. The Arduino pins are in one column while the sensor pins are in another column. Explaining Code Snippets (see attached image)Embed GitHub Repository Maintaining code is made easy with services like GitHub especially if you want to make updates or bug fixes. You may have come across an Instructable wherein the code no longer works since it was based on outdated libraries & dependencies. It also encourages users to collaborate thereby keeping the code updated. You can also store electronic schematics, 3D printing files, laser cutting files, etc. Code SnippetsI know its currently possible to highlight code within an Instructable. Example:digitalWrite(led,HIGH); In the above case, the entire line is a code snippet.But what if my intention was to explain the function 'digitalWrite()' and instead only want to highlight the word 'digitalWrite()'.This is how it will look in the current editor:If the pin is configured as an INPUT, digitalWrite() will enable (HIGH) or disable (LOW) the internal pullup on the input pin.Just my 2 Rupees.#Feedback
Topic by Jonathanrjpereira | last reply
I recently received an iPad for my birthday. I have been loading some of my favorite books into iTunes to read in the iBooks reader app. Some of these books I have scanned and run through OCR (optical character recognition) before generating the EPUB format that iBook uses. As much as I try to catch errors before I export to iTunes, I still find errors in the text of these books while I am reading them. So far, I have highlighted the passages that need to be edited and then gone back to the master file on my PC to correct them. Then I re-sync them to my iPad. Quite a laborious process and one that requires me to go back to my PC to fix things long after I have found them. Is there a text editor app for the iPad that I can use to edit either the text in the EPUB container (a collection of XHTML files) or to edit a plain text file to correct spelling, punctuation, etc? I would like to be able to edit the mistakes and then sync them back to my PC when I reconnect. While I would like to find a free app that would work, I would pay for an app that let me do this. Or, is there a way to sync annotations that you make in iBooks when you reconnect? I could develop a desktop application that could recognize annotation tags and edit the EPUB file from the tags. It seems like the iPad would be an ideal platform for proof-reading, but I haven't found the right software yet.
Question by kebmoore | last reply
Hello! Many of you already know me, so please bear with me as I introduce myself to all of those who don't. My name is Randy Sarafan and I am the Technology Editor here at Instructables. What led me to this point is not necessarily a straight trajectory, and I hope the tale I am about to tell may prove useful to someone. Contrary to popular belief, I did not wake up one morning as a child and say, "I want to be the Technology Editor at a user-submitted how-to website." In fact, as a child, I would normally tell anyone who was curious enough to inquire that I wanted to be a duck. I persisted telling people that I wanted to grow up into a duck until an alarmingly mature age. Anyhow… understanding that not everyone can grow up to be a duck, I developed a backup plan to become a 3D computer animator, and make special effects for movies. I fell in love with special effects after seeing Jurassic Park as a child. While my peers were playing sports, chasing girls, and doing recreational drugs, I spent my teenage years developing an animation portfolio. This largely translated into learning gestural figure drawing by sketching nude models with artistically inclined retirees at the local community art center. So, I got good at drawing naked people. As a teenage boy I thought this was a very useful skill to have. Unfortunately, when I finally went off to college to do 3D computer animation, I learned that 3D modeling is nothing like drawing naked people. At the dawn of this millennium, it turned out that creating a 3D animation was very unpleasant - a bit like getting a root canal. I spent many long hours in a dark, sweltering computer animation lab, literally sleeping on the keyboard. The rule was that if you left your computer for more than five minutes, anyone could stop your rendering job and lay claim to the workstation. This experience - like any professionally executed root canal - gave me a lot of time to sit still and think. I concluded that I was wasting my time creating and animating virtual worlds when there was already a perfectly good world to animate all around me - I wanted to animate real things. This sentiment may not sound very silly right now, but expressing these feelings in 2001 was pretty much crazy-talk. By that point, all of the things we now take for granted, like, smart devices, open-source technology, hackerspaces, the maker movement, online sharing, and personal fabrication were not even blips on the collective radar. In fact, I did not even begin to know where to take my desire to "animate the real world." It was only by accident that I chanced upon the Parsons Design and Technology program at a college portfolio day while attempting to transfer colleges. The admissions representative asked me what I wanted to study. I told him animation. He told me they didn't exactly have that as a major. I - in turn - asked what they did have. He responded with Design and Technology. I asked him what that was. He mumbled something about building websites and robots. "Robots?" "Yes. Robots." I was sold. When I enrolled, the Parsons Design and Technology program was in its infancy as an undergraduate major, but existed for about six years prior as a graduate major. What made my educational experience unique was that albeit I was an undergrad, I was largely taking graduate classes with some really phenomenal professors and graduate students. I cannot emphasize enough how influential and formative it was for me to work side-by-side with brilliant, and highly motivated graduate students for three years. I went into the experience with the vague goal of "animating the real world" and left with the conceptual education, technical foundation, and confidence to do it. This rightfully panicked my mother. It was now 2005, and there still was not a clear career path for someone with a degree and talent for "animating the real world." She thought I was doomed. To be honest, I too was a little fuzzy on the big "what next?" question. Albeit, I was a little less concerned. I could not articulate what I intended to do with my education, but I began to sense there were opportunities available. By this time Make Magazine had come into existence, Instructables blipped onto the radar screen, and the Eyebeam OpenLab was churning away as an idea incubator. I sensed we were on the cusp of some fundamental change, but it was still looming a little too far off on the horizon to see it clearly. Having no real path yet laid out before me, I followed my girlfriend to the west coast. I figured that perhaps a change of scenery would be nice. I ended up living in her parent's basement in the middle of the coldest and foggiest part of San Francisco. While doing a series of odd jobs, I began posting projects on Instructables primarily to keep myself sane. There is something powerful about going from a lone weirdo making things in your girlfriend's parent's basement, to be amongst a community of weirdos all making things in their basements and garages. Suddenly, what I had been doing on my own did not seem quite as strange. I may have just been some guy in a basement, but I felt like I was part of something larger. Instructables became a website that I visited religiously. One day while lurking on the site, I noticed that they were not only local, but hiring interns. I immediately applied, and almost as quickly was invited in for an interview. When I went for the interview, I was foremost surprised by the unconventional nature of the work environment (to say the least), that everyone I met knew me as "USB Apple Guy," and everyone seemed genuinely interested to meet the "USB Apple Guy." It turned out this was less of an interview than an informal screening process. Before I knew it, I was part of the Instructables team, with a vague job, and loose instructions. Over the six years that followed, I held a number of positions within the company before landing squarely upon Technology Editor. Of all of the different jobs that I have done for Instructables, I would be lying if I were to say that Technology Editor is not my favorite. I now make a living "animating the real world," sharing this knowledge with the Instructables community, and inspiring others to do the same. Even though I would have never guessed life would bring me here, I am very glad that is has. I look forward to helping this community grow and prosper.
Topic by randofo | last reply
Hey everyone, I edited a picture for my instructable and I saved it in the Pixlr editor. Normally it would show up in your instructable but instead there was a blank page. I tried to reload the page but nothing happend. I had to use the arrow to ge back one page to my instructable with the unedited picture. I have Windows 10 and use Firefox. What can I do to make the Pixlr Editor work again? Thank you for your help.
Question by He Se | last reply
When I try to edit my past instructable to add a new pic I can no longer do so on my small screen laptop. 1) the popup for adding the pic is sized so that the controls are "off screen" below the bottom. 2) There is no way to scroll the popup down. 3) and you can't "grab" the popup to move it up. Never had this issue before!
Question by EcoExpatMike | last reply
If i'm doing a compilation of sorts, and want the step number to not be displayed, how do i do it?For example, "Step 1: things you will need" doesn't sound right, so if i wanted to make it just"Things you will need" how do i do it?
Question by Chinmaya Shyamaraj
I need to do some Editing with MP-4 Videos. I've been using Cyber link power director (Came free with my laptop) and I've been having some quality / Storage space issues. Seems like every time I edit a video it will take an extra %30 more space and turn out a bit blurry :( I'm fairly sure it's because I am using a format it wasn't designed for. Seems it's doubling the Bit rate and halving the Screen Resolution. ( I have No Control of either) Eventually I want a HD version for me and streaming version for YouTube, to host the Vid for my I'ble So I'm looking for a (Preferably Free) Alternative. I'm not looking for Editing Options so much as Functional Quality. I'm using a Galaxy S3. Starts are in the Pic I included
Question by Wired_Mist | last reply
When you visit an instructable that you have made and click the "edit instructable" button from within the instructable under the Author header, the editor loads infinitely. The only way to get out of this infinite loading is to refresh the page. If you don't understand what I'm saying, post a comment and I will further clarify what I'm trying to say.
Topic by www139 | last reply
I've been looking to record and edit videos straight from the screen of both my Mac and a PC (Windows, as goes with them), but Quicktime and iMovie aren't cutting it -- Quicktime botches the software while iMovie refuses to work properly under its format (Or something). The PC is even worse -- the software crashes entirely or runs pixel by pixel, and the editor is currently nonexistent. I am in need of a proper software that can record the happenings of the screen smoothly and an editor that can handle the videos. I am not picky on whether the software only works on the Mac or the PC (Free is good, but price is not a huge matter here). Thank you, Thegox
Question by Thergox | last reply
Hi Everyone, I am trying to add some links to my instructable, but am unable to get the link button to work. I enter the URL along with the text, and when I click insert, nothing happens. Does anyone know how to make this work? Or how to add URL links? Your help is hugely appreciated! Thanks!
Question by Sharpest32 | last reply
A few years ago I started celebrating International Buy Nothing Day, which falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States (and the following Saturday everywhere else). I typically celebrate by going for a walk on the beach in the morning, and then spending the rest of the day eating leftovers and working on projects. I find it's a pleasant way to start the holiday season, and helps put the season in perspective. Using one of the busiest shopping days of the year to take pause and go out of my way not to spend money made me very conscientious of many of the absurdities of the holiday season. It also helped me become aware of all of the small transactions that I typically made throughout the day, and the importance (or frivolity) of each one. Another unexpected consequence was that it limited travel, and forced me to stay local to my neighborhood. This made me engage with my neighbors in a way that did not require spending money. Not to mention, there were no pushy crowds elbowing for deals, no parking spots to fight for, and no unbearable register lines created by poorly trained seasonal staff. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that all transactions are bad. If no one ever spent money, our economy would probably collapse pretty quickly. We can't all avoid spending money every day, but we can choose where and how we spend our money. After a few years of celebrating International Buy Nothing Day, I am much more likely to spend money with local businesses, and support local artisans and craftspeople. This decision was arrived at while I was strolling about aimlessly a few years ago, and noticed how empty some of the local stores were on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. It was my conclusion that local businesses needed my money much more than the ubiquitous large retailers I typically purchased from. After all, these stores are more likely to sell the wares of local makers, and are an important part of the DIY community. I highly encourage everyone to celebrate this holiday to the best of their ability. I understand that you may need to go get some food, or put gas in your car, but, if you can, try avoiding the magnetic pull of shopping malls and Amazon deals. Instead, I would encourage everyone to try spending International Buy Nothing Day crafting thoughtful gifts for people, reading a good book, playing board games with friends, or simply going for a walk. Have you ever celebrated this holiday? Do you think you might like to try? Do you have any plans to make your own gifts this year? What are your thoughts on this phenomenon?
Topic by randofo | last reply
Does anyone know where I can get a simple .txt file editor for a Java enabled mobile phone? Nothing fancy, just write text and save it. If I can find one.. Instructable coming soon. Note: this is not for an iPnone or Android, just a bog-standard java mobile phone.
Question by JavaNut13 | last reply
It says "saving" and the little symbol keeps spinning but it never finishes.
Question by Mark Rehorst | last reply
I cannot upload photos with the editor on my laptop because the UPLOAD button is out of reach at the bottom of my screen. I have tried minimising, moving toolbar to side and even different screen resolution. I use Windows 7 OS>
Question by boskazi | last reply
I think it makes more sense for the most recent questions/answers to come up automatically because they are fresh and possibly requiring comments and answers. At the moment Editors Picks comes up (seem to stay the same ones for a long time) and may be old and already recieved many comments. Is there a reason for this?, if so it escapes me. When I log in I'm more interested in "whats new" than picking through the "old" to find something new.
Question by craftyv | last reply
Reference any solution please ... Early version of word. Not a docx. It cant be found in a dos search. Is there good hex editor I can try? I’m not familiar with hex editors but I’ve heard its the way to go. Any point trying a data recovery tool like easy data recover or NTFS recovery tool rather than a hex editor? Thanks.
Question by BlancoVenegas | last reply
I just want to include some formulas in my text, I've tried to edit it with a math editor, save it as a pic and paste it in the text but in the preview disappears.Thanks Massimo
Question by MassimoF11 | last reply
I can not figure out how to write a link that says download here and have a html editor keep the url redirect to the link download here.
Question by Lisaw23 | last reply
How do you get that twrily thing in the instructables editor. It's likes instructable's bullets. In some instructables for the parts needed and materials they have this little orange triwrly thing. Can somebody show me how to get it? It's not in special characters. Thanks!
Question by HavocRC | last reply
I like and support Instructables, but I didn’t renew my Pro membership because I was tired of getting “From the Editors” emails several times a week. There’s no “unsubscribe” link in the emails (violating the most basic rule of bulk email) and even though I have everything turned off in my “Email Alerts” preferences, the “From the Editors” emails still keep coming. How can I turn off these emails? The alternative is to keep clicking the “Spam” button until Gmail learns to move all instructables.com email straight to the Spam folder, but that will cause Gmail to be more likely to classify instructables.com emails as spam for everyone.
Question by sdcheshire | last reply
The subject matter is clear and crisp... the background is blurry and out-of-focus. Is it the result of camera setting, a photo editor... or???
Question by bajablue | last reply
I had an instructable that I published that was A. Featured, and B. in a contest. Now I can't find it through recent, editors picks, or even through the contest. It is still showing that it is published... but I can't find it anywhere. What happened?
Question by thegeekkid | last reply
I'm improving a published project over the weekend. I'm thinking it might be nice to use colored font (for distinction) on the specific improvement/changes/inclusions. Is this possible using the rich editor or by inserting html code? If it is possible, what color would you recommend?
Question by bajablue | last reply
I am making an instructable on html code and the editor is acting up. I need to give the ability to the future instructable viewers to be able to download the code samples. Any answers would be appreciated! :D
Question by www139 | last reply
For the past week or so, I have posted a few times that I was having difficulties bringing up the "new" editor. It would error out. I "believe" I have traced it to one of the old greaseMonkey scripts I have installed (I have one installed for IE, and one for FF, which also serves Flock. It seems to be the only thing that has been changed (except for the newest upgrade of FF) that could be causing the problem. (there is another thing being caused; if I do a "comment" search, the comments come up that are found, for about 2 seconds, then they are turned into blank boxes *shrug*). Is there a procedure to "uninstall" the scripts, or will deleting them fix it?
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
I'm hoping I can get this answer as simple as possible - I'm sure what Im asking has been done a million times over so I'd just love to be able to copy and paste the code - HOWEVER I really don't know what to do next anyways.Attached images: The set up as a whole 6s LiPo battery - 6,000mAh 80A ESC - "Mystery" brand Drone motor; U7 T-Motor brand, 420KV, 3-8s LiPo battery Arduino Uno Wires connected from ESC to Arduino Uno: Black to: GND White to: ~6 digital pin Red (grey connector wire from arduino to esc) to: 5V FIRST: I have it set up in 'a' way that will allow this to function/interact correctly. I do not need an accelerometer and I am wanting to turn it on/off-start/stop and adjust speeds (for all intense and purposes) through my desktop via the USB port. So I want to be able to do all of this through the Arduino create agent editor thing on my desktop. NEXT: So even if/when someone is so nice enough to show me the code in such a way I can just copy and paste into the editor - I really don't know what to do next. How do I get it to go? I'll have to adjust numbers in certain sections of the code in editor. I'll need some help with this, e.g. this number means this - that means that and adjusts the speed accordingly, etc.But basically; How do I turn this set up on and off in the editor controlled from my desktop. Thanks AND please let me know what I can clarify.
Question by ChrisD513