instruction?

I want to repair the charging light whose battery is dead and want to make it direct so that it can glow up with inserting into socket how is it possible?

Question by shani12345   |  last reply


instructable submissions? Answered

How about showing the first time users step by step instructions and some hints on the procedure to submitting a project to "instructables"?

Question by Dirt Farmer   |  last reply


New instructables

We need new instructables, please come up with something.

Topic by Riley C   |  last reply


New Instructable? Answered

What should be my new instructable related to arduino.Anyone got ideas

Question by Bot1398   |  last reply


instructable prizes

Well i had found in the store they are selling the prizes. So if u enterd the contest and u didnt won and u wanted a prize. well get happy and buy one . follow this link if u want to buy or clame a prize:http://instructablestore.com/prizes1.html

Topic by Jr Hacking kid 


Instructables Sandbox?

Is there a sandbox for practicing creating and posting an instructables without publishing (and making a fool of yourself)?

Topic by alcurb   |  last reply


Instructables IRC?

I was just thinking -- maybe instructables should have an IRC channel(s)? It might be an interesting way to chat...

Topic by zachninme   |  last reply


Instructables in Mobile?

  I suggest to the developer of instructables to bring the instructables in mobile! I want to make easy to use instructables so it is start to make instructable in  Pocket Size! and i like to monitor my account how many views i have and to  check if i receive a letter or if i have a new inbox! actually to see and updated  to the new projects in instructables so pls. to all developers don't ignore my suggestion add an comment and we talk about it with the professional Developers of Instructables! Now it is the time to bring the Instructable in the future tech,and actually in MOBILE! From: Wareneutron(WN)

Topic by Wareneutron   |  last reply


Instructables podcast

Who here thinks instructables needs a weekly podcast? Any ideas or anything?

Topic by ry25920   |  last reply


Instructables in Trendwatching

Instructables was mentioned by Trendwatching in their September 2006 Status Skills article.Here's a quick selection of sites helping the masses acquire a bewildering array of skills:Instructables is a project by Squid Labs, who create a lot of stuff for business and pleasure, and have now documented their how-tos for all to see and use.More news articles about Instructables here.

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


downloading instruction ?

I tried to download the instruction for making chairs out of a washing machine but it won't download when I click on the download nothing happens

Question by vcoles   |  last reply


Searching on instructables

This is more of a sugestion to the people who run instructables. It would be really cool if you had a materials search as well. I know it would require some sort of entering process on behalf of the posters, but i think it would be neat.

Topic by g-tech   |  last reply


Searching on instructables

This is more of a sugestion to the people who run instructables. It would be really cool if you had a materials search as well. I know it would require some sort of entering process on behalf of the posters, but i think it would be neat.

Topic by g-tech   |  last reply


Instructables App

Hello, My daughter has recently discovered Instructables on my phone, and now she wants the app on hers.  Does anyone know what happened to it?  I have tried the Family Sharing feature for IOS; however, it isn't on my list of purchased apps... Thoughts?

Topic by cyberogre   |  last reply


Sponsored Instructables? Answered

Who makes them? What is the benefit? When can they be made? Where do they end up? Why do they get made? How do I make one?

Question by JM1999   |  last reply


Stolen instructable

Well i do not now how & where to present this issue(not my issue).It is something i came across while browsing new instructables as usual. A person copied someone else's Instructable(He copied Everything).Just to enter a Contest . Everything same except the title Here is a link to both of them The original Instructable:- https://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Speaker-1/#intro The Copied one:-      (He think's that the people here are fool's) https://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Powered-Portable-Amplifier/ The person who copied the instructable will be reaping the benifit of Pro membership(for featured instructable),which he does not deserve.

Topic by Bobblehead Einstein   |  last reply


instructables wallpaper

Just an idea but i made a few instructables wallpaperswhat do you think commentright click link save target as to download them.onetwothree

Topic by goeon   |  last reply


Instructables Podcast

SoftwareTech here with a forum topic: Should Instructables have a daily/weekly podcast? Hopefully if enough people say yes, then hopefully it will. Lets go for the audio podcast approach first.Leave any comments  for topics and ideas and remember, don't be rude, abusive, or down right nasty. Also check out my profile for all my Instructables. Please rate, subscribe, and comment. SoftwareTech Signing Out

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Instructables for iPhone

Don't you hate it, when you've finished building something outside and you've forgotten your camera? Can't wait to publish an instructable when you're out and about, and have no access to a computer? Both of these have happened to me, and I had a good idea. I propose an iPhone app for instructables. This app would be better than browsing on your internet browser on the iPhone because it would be made for the iPhone screen rather than for a 16:9 monitor. I think that it should have at least the following features:  * Offline Instructable Editor  * Instructable uploader  * Online instructable browser  * User page, in which you can check comments and edit your profile etc.  * Onboard instructable saver - instead of having to go online and browse the site to find the instructable again, the app could have, for example, 2MB of allocated memory in which to save one or more simple pdf files or similar of instructables, which may be viewed at any time, even when the internet connection is faulty. I truly believe that this has potential, and I just hope that the admins see this. I don't have the means, funds or time to make this app but hopefully somebody does.  Feel free to post any more ideas, as this would be a community app and I'd like it to be suitable for as many people as possible. 

Topic by The Jamalam   |  last reply


The instructable ebooks? Answered

The instructable ebooks - Here https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-1/?download=ebook Seem to have an error on the page making it impossible to down load them - unless i have missed a button somewhere. has anyone managed this?

Question by rickharris   |  last reply


Instructables on YouTube.

Have you noticed how many YouTubers are showing off stuff they copied from this site? And, of course, there had to be an Altoid 'ible...

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


video on instructables

Hi, I just found instructables and it seems like a dream for the how to's that I create for video production into videos. I was just wondering if there was a catagory for video work. I have seen one for photographs but nothing else. Am I missing it? Markapsolon

Topic by markapsolon   |  last reply


Welcome to Instructables

On this page you can find links to some of our most frequently asked questions. What is this site? Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your creations. How do I post an Instructable? We offer a free and easy online class to coach you through posting your first Instructable or you can just wing it and start a new one today. How do I get help improving my Instructable?Ask the community for help in The Clinic. How does my Instructable get featured? The best way to get your projects featured is by following the Featuring Guidelines. Where can I learn more about contests? Our Contest FAQ has all of the information that you need to know about contests. What contests are launching soon? Check out our list of upcoming contests. Are you on social media? Yes! Follow us on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. How do I contact Instructables directly? The best way to contact us is through our Contact Page.

Topic by randofo   |  last reply


Instructables in SmartComputing

Instructables got a nice write-up in SmartComputing here:http://www.smartcomputing.com/email.asp?emid=168188Plugged InJanuary 2008 Vol.19 Issue 1Page(s) 46-48 in print issueDIY Web SitesThink It, Learn It, Do It Instructables are step-by-step instructions that are accompanied by pictures and sometimes even video on anything and everything, from how to trigger green traffic lights to how to clean your sinuses to how to make a crossbow out of a pencil. This site is definitely all about having a good -- and sometimes mischievous -- time with all sorts of fun ideas. DIY projects from other sites can also be found here on occasion.Some of the most interesting categories are Art, Life, Offbeat, and Ride, although that by no means is the complete list. The Offbeat section is aptly named, so consider this fair warning: Some of the content there definitely meanders off the usual path.Members submit their ideas with visual aids and step-by-step instructions, and others can comment on their creations, ask questions, or make suggestions for improvements. It is free to sign up for an account; in addition to the aforementioned privileges, members can print instructions, post a question on the forum, message other members privately, and receive the weekly newsletter.Instructables also features contests, such as Launch It!, wherein contestants offer their best projectile creation. There is a new contest theme every so often, sometimes reflecting the current holiday season. Contests such as these bring out some of the wildest, most interesting designs you can find on the site.More news articles about Instructables here.

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


Instructables Homepage!!

Well, here's my Instructables Homepage idea, I just want people to see it.Some might not know how this will work, so let me explain. -Pop ups go where is says "Pop up Ad", etc.-Contests go where it says "Contest Listings go in here"-Community blog goes where it says blog.TOP-Instructables Robot goes to the help page. (the bubble thing too)-Click on "Instructables" or the hand, and it goes to the homepage.-Mouse Mouse! That's the special Instructables that's always on the home page.-Popular/ Most Rated/ Most Viewed/ RANDOM. These buttons will direct you to the desired button thing..-"Check out these cool Instructables." Not able to click.MIDDLE AND ETC.-Featured. Instructables will be going down that isle thing, and at the bottom, click the button to see more featured Instructables.-Popular. Same as Featured.-Zeitgiest. Same as featured/ popular.-Same thing with blog, click the "see more blogs" to obviously see more blogs..RIGHT SIDE-Forums. Well, it can be in any order, but it's going to be like how it is now. When you hover over any of those buttons, it will come out, like how you hover over forums now, and it comes out. All the same stuff will be in there as normal.-Groups. Same as forums.-Instructables. Same as Groups.-SlideShows. Same as Instructables.-Videos. Same as you know what.-Newsletter. Takes you to newsletter.-Submit. The stuff that comes out when it says "submit" will come out.-YOU. Takes you to your YOU page. www.Instructables.com/you-SEARCH. Obviously the search bar.-ART/CRAFT/FOOD/GAMES/HOME/LIFE/OFFBEAT/RIDE/TECH. Click on one. It takes you to the desired one.-Robot on the side of tabs stuff. Just a decoration.-About/ contact/ news/ blah blah. Takes you to whichever one you click.-MAKER STORE. Maker Store.-Instructables Store. <--- "Repeat".THIS WILL BE A BIT DIFFERENT IF PUBLISHED, BECAUSE THE HOMEPAGE IS BIGGER. THIS IS JUST A PIECE OF GRAPH PAPER, DRAWN BY A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD.....and a few months.Here's the link to the image.The image is below if you don't want to move your mouse to the link.Click the link though, it's full size on the link I gave you.Thanks for looking, tell me what you think! (Even if you hate it.)If you have any questions about anything I did not mention, ask me in a comment!Thanks!

Topic by GorillazMiko   |  last reply


The Instructables App

I believe there should be an instructables app for the ipod touch/ iphone. The app would be a simplified version of the website; users could veiw featured ibles, guides, contests, and their "You" page. Iphone users could make and publish and entire ible because of the camera. Users could also use the "search" bar(obviously). If any of you have any ideas or suggestions post them when you comment below. If enough people comment in favor of this idea we may be able to make it happen. To "sign" this "petition" just comment on this forum saying that you agree with this idea. At this time you can also add any ideas to improve this app.

Topic by quesoman   |  last reply


Instructables Enhancer

I moved this Enhancer here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables-Enhancer-a-userscript-that-enhances-/ Hello, this is a userscript I made that enhances instructables. It features settings and update notification. What is a userscript? A userscript is a little script (javascript) that the browser runs locally on the website How can i get it? It depends on your browser, for firefox there is a add-on called Greasemonkey, for chrome there is Tampermonkey, google can help you for other browsers. How do i install it? Just go here and hit install: http://userscripts.org/scripts/source/179188.user.js. Features Settings menu as a new sub-menu on the you-settings page Auto-checking for updates and notification bubble Displaying comments in the old tree from Displaying comments in the old way Display page buttons for orange boards Fix orange board comment indicators Fix line-break bug when editing the about-zone Full screen-width for widescreen monitorts Hide (removed by author or community request) Make the font size smaller again Make the background orange Fix the commend deleting Added a 'cancle reply' button when replying I would appreciate it if you'd give me some feedback. Also, if you find any bugs, please report them! (no known bugs to date)

Topic by Sorunome   |  last reply


Instructables podcast?

So I know this idea has been floating around for a while. I want to try to put this into action.However, in here I will be telling you guys what I plan to do... I know killerjackalope, =smart=, and others were doing this. This is only a proposal, in part with them...? Well, for the show. I can be one of the host. That's right, only one. Along with a few 'regulars' and the Instructables crew. Then, we'd let the viewers, and community do this,too. We'd get everyone to videotape a small portion, or segment, of the show. Then get someone, with nice video editing skills, to blend it all together. So tell me what you think?Eric said yes. We are allowed to move forward.Everyday you can email me at mg0930mg@yahoo.com, im me at mg0930mg on aim, or reach me on skype at mikeyg0930Where are the meetings held? Skype. Download it hereWhens the next meeting? or meeting schedule? On Wendsday, 6 p.m. est on skype. The one after will be on Friday, 7 p.m. est. Email me if you can't make it.Will the podcast be weekly or monthly? It will most likely be monthly,for now. Maybe, we can have our first one out near Christmas time.Who minds if their face is on camera? W'burg.Who can help edit this? No one?Know anyone who wants to help? Tell them.

Topic by mg0930mg   |  last reply


Instructables Statistics

Monthly TrafficPeople 4.3M (US 2.7M)Page Views 45.6M (US 27.1M)US Demographics55% Male, 45% Female82% Caucasian"This site attracts a less affluent audience.""There is a high index of College Graduates here."Audience Also Searches For"instructables""how to make moonshin" "how to kiss" "make""mouse trap car""how to make a still" "origami rose" "potato gun""how to draw graffiti" "homesteading""adio""how to make a bomb""how to make a bow""how to make wine""how to solve a rubix"All this and more statistics here.By catergory Global People Global People %tech 1,490,650 32.90%craft 960,306 21.20%offbeat 604,246 13.30%index 476,859 10.50%life 444,854 9.80%home 440,639 9.70%green 420,722 9.30%art 409,729 9.00%food 386,673 8.50%games 324,747 7.20%science 269,921 6.00%ride 255,199 5.60%outdoors 234,394 5.20%music 139,924 3.10%kids 108,103 2.40%photography 106,470 2.40%pets 87,112 1.90%sports 68,147 1.50%knex 45,614 1.00%holiday 25 <1%

Topic by lemonie   |  last reply


Instructables at SXSW!

Eric and I will be at SXSW Interactive from March 7-11 in Austin, TX. If you're there too, come find us for some Robot stickers! No table or booth - we're just there to schmooze and have fun. We're bringing some neat toys, like a kinetic chain sculpture and Potenco's human power generator (used with the OLPC).We'll be attending as many of the geek parties as we can; tell us which you'd recommend. Right now the tentative plan is Saturday: Bike Hugger Beer & BBQ, Dorkbot, Opening Party, and one of the afterparties TBD.Sunday: Pre-party, PopSci.com after-party, and the Etsy/Threadless/Timbuk2/Moo People Powered Party.Monday: The Plutopia EFF shindig, Next New Networks party, plus the Facebook party primarily to hear BT.(Any suggestions? We like interesting people, blinky lights, fun art, and dancing to electronic music.)Come see us at the PopSci.com awards after-party on Sunday night, and help us make LED Floaties!

Topic by canida 


Update Instructable or make new Instructable? Answered

If you have revised a project that you wrote an Instructable for, is it common practice to update the instructable or write a new one? My changes are not really full 2.0 level, but they are a significant new step.  I have an Arduino based project, and I've pulled out the relatively expensive Arduino and replaced it with a dollar ATtiny85. 

Question by fadecomic   |  last reply



PC Settings for Instructables

Hi all, What are the correct settings in IE6.0 for Instructables? Sometimes all I get is the HTML code? Thanks, Ray

Topic by raykos   |  last reply


2 part instructable

I'm going to be making a 2 part instructable, where the first instructable can be branched off and help people make other instructables, and my second instructable is to make an "attachment" for my first instructable" Would the 2 be counted as 1? Or would the 2nd instructable be considered "incomplete".

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply


New Instructable Editor

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


How long a instructable be approved

I just want to know how long a instructable be approved. 

Topic by teribithia   |  last reply


Embed instructable in website?

Is it possible to embed an instructable on my weebly website ? If yes , how ?

Question by georgeg4   |  last reply


viewing instructables offline?

Recently i posted an instructable on striking safety matches with-out the box, however, it was sadly un-published because it didnt have a video (don't worry i'm fixing the one i've got!) and since it has been unpublished it has recieved 30 views? i have only looked at it 3 times?? can someone shed light on my querie please?

Topic by andy60   |  last reply


how to publish a instructable? Answered

i made a instructable , i publish it but when i searching for it I cant find it. i tried to log out but nothing happen when i log in and i go to my profile i can watch it but when i search it i cant find it HOW TO PUBLISH IT??

Question by Andrew_48   |  last reply


complicated simple instructable

I'm working on an super efficient portable rechargable lithium-ion usb charging pack (if that make sense). If I were to make an instructable basically all it would say is make this PCB and solder everything. Should I just post when I'm done on like a forum? The only reason this is complicated is because it has about 30-40 electronic components.

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply


Embed a github repo into an instructable?

When authoring an instructable, it says you can embed a github repo. I tried all the different URLs I could think of, but none of them worked in the preview. I ended up just linking to the code repo instead of embedding it. How the heck does one go about embedding the code directly? I don't want to have a second place to maintain the code, and it seems like embedding it should be fairly simple, but I must be missing something.

Question by jptrsn   |  last reply


Instructable contest entry? Answered

I published my instructable and entered it in the robot contest 30 mins before the contest ended and after the contest has ended it is moderated approval.So can it get approved after the contest has ended as I posted it before the contest had ended.

Question by Bot1398   |  last reply


my new instructable.

Although i didnt know it was done until i searched, i did this and it uses some pretty nice software to get the look and feel.

Topic by Yerboogieman   |  last reply


embed a slideshow into a instructable?

Is it possible to insert/embed a slideshow into a instructable, and is if so how do I do that? Thx for the help already

Question by D_zeno   |  last reply


My instructable has changed and not by me? Answered

 The links are not working, extra characters are in it, and the formating has changed.  I was able to re-load most of it, but some of the formatting won't change.  (eg.  before I could enter links like this..  [http://www.whereever.com  This is the link] and it would work - now it doesn't  The formatting of the titles won't stay a I put it.  It is on a couple of lines in the instructable, but ok on my edit page. What is happening?

Question by jdl   |  last reply


How do you post a pic on an instructable?

The old and new uploaders don't work for me. When I click on the new one, it won't even open, and when I use the old one, I can do everything but post the pic. I can't open post an instructable without pics. Help please!!!!!!!

Question by bongo girl!   |  last reply


My instructable has 0 View for about 1 day ! ?

Hi, I know this is a common error but what is the solution ?? 

Question by ram mere   |  last reply




is there an instructable app for droid? Answered

Is there an instructable app for droid?

Question by TwiggyT21   |  last reply