When I say Inchie, you say What?Inchie!What?Inchie!What?I just this minute found out about this whole Inchie movement thing, and I LOVE it. An Inchie is a piece of art that is 1" x 1". The end.It can be made out of anything you want. It has to be 1" squared. I'm beginning to really catch on to tiny crafts (as you may see in some upcoming I'bles), and these are too adorable to resist. My first thought is that I'd be way too impatient to work on such a small scale. My second is that I could have a complete work of art in under 30 minutes. . . So.Here are some examples I came across on Craftster. Rainbow Inchies1000 squaresPhizzy's InchiesAnd well, you get the idea.Enjoy and be sure to post your own inchies!

Topic by scoochmaroo 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Corded to cordless

I've seen lots of instructables on turning cordless tools into corded tools, but not a single one the other way round. I want to know how it works the other way round. How do you make a corded tool into a cordless? Please, please help!

Topic by isaacacheampong 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Foodsaver Freshsaver Handheld AC power hack

Foodsaver makes a small handheld unit called the freshsaver handheld. It is rechargeable but has a strange design which requires the unit to be pre-charged immediately before using. After use, the unit does not hold a charge very long. 24 ish hours if I recall correctly. The starnge thing is the unit will not operate when plugged in. I guess it's just designed that way. I remember seeing a tutorial on how to make this thing work on ac power but, I just can't find it now, no matter how hard I try. Would some kind soul please solve this puzzle for me and make an instructable? Pretty please?

Topic by sway 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

change of emailaddress

Next month my emailaddress will change, how can I change it in my account ?

Topic by Daddy_M 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Information Pdf Premium

I want information, updating to Premium in the Pdf Download section I have access to the sheets to be printed with all the measures to be able to achieve, for example a leather object? Voglio informazioni, aggiornamento a Premium nella sezione Download Pdf Ho accesso ai fogli da stampare con tutte le misure per poter ottenere, ad esempio un oggetto in pelle?

Topic by EugenioC17 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Collaboration Feature Error

My partner, who owns the project, added me as a collaborator, but I haven't received any notifications on my inbox. Do you know how I can access the Instructable?

Topic by Aditya Priyadarshi 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Wind powered desktop PC, is it remotely possible?

So I was thinking up an idea this afternoon about how I could be more of a PC enthusiast, I came up with this idea: What if I could power a desktop grade PC on just the power supplied by a wind turbine (preferably that I had made myself), and batteries? My plan was to set up a (either or) BOINC Computer specifically for research, or something like a DNS/VPN server or failing that something like a NAS. Anyway, heres what I have been able to find so far in terms of wind turbines and power... It seems way over my head, especially the second link to the other question. Computer Specs that I had in mind: Intel i5 K series chip of sorts 8-16 GB of (presumably DDR3 memory) A motherboard, again, not sure exactly what but this can be chosen nearer the time, if it helps, something with around 2-4 PCI-e lanes for numerous GPUs. (This is NOT meant to be a gaming rig). A couple of GTX 760's I was having in mind, something older will do too. (This would be using the CUDA technology for accelerated processing) A Power supply that would fit the bill... 1000 watts? May be needed depending on the number of GPUs I have. I am so ignorantly unaware of how this would work.  Other things that I would need: - A wind turbine that was able to charge batteries during the day (for example) - Batteries - Some sort of converter (I think) to change whatever AC power there may be into DC. I think that is what I need,  Thanks in advance! slippers.

Topic by slippers_ 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Looking for a plans for k'nex motorized lazy susan

Hey :) I'd like to build a small lazy susan out of K'nex. I've got a pair of the blue motors that I'd like to use with them. All my searching is coming up with nothing and I am NOT the creative type. I've tried. I know it's possible, I just cannot figure out how to do it. I want to be able to put small objects on it for display. Could someone point me to some plans? Thanks so much!

Topic by gabisdaddi 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Voltage rail identification on LCD PCB

I am testing the DC rails coming off an LCD TV PSU so i can convert the unit to run off an ATX PSU. i have managed to find (labelled on the board) 12v, 12v, NC, GND, GND, GND, ?, ?  the last two aren't  labelled. the two pins (when tested to GND) are giving me -12v, could this be right? I'm guessing by this point ill just have to use the 12v rails, GND and -12v from the ATX to get this powered?  what else could those last two pins be? 

Topic by andrewlapham2010 2 years ago

New Mechanism!

I made a cool mechanism. I don't know what it can do, but maybe someone will find out. Here is a video. I also updated the pictures and video.

Topic by Mintyhippo 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

A click on "view all steps" should link to page 2 of the article

Hi everyone! I think a click on "view all steps" should link to an anchor on page 2 of the guide. Often you´ve read the first page (which can be very long) and when you click "view all steps" you have to scroll through the entire page 1 again. Its a small and easy fix. Just add #page2 and change the link to

Topic by johanmoberg 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Alexa skill?

Hi, Have you guys ever thought of creating an Alexa skill? "Alexa ask Instructables how to make a...." In theory anyone could make one by scraping the pages, but I was wondering if you guys had one in flight, or might be interested in helping me create one. By helping me, I'm thinking about a way you guys might know to provide the text/images without having to do a scrape with a third party tool. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Since Google Home just came out with a way to read out recipes, I think it would be cool to try to have Alexa read out Instructables. There are certainly challenges involved like maintaining a session while doing a project, but perhaps the user could ask Alexa to start at a particular step if needed. Just some initial thoughts. Thanks, Sam

Topic by samd1223 2 years ago

Machine to mix and cook at the same time?

Hi everyone. Can anyone suggest how to safely customise a heavy duty food mixer (I have a Kitchenaid) to allow a heat source to be placed underneath? I basically need to mix and cook at the same time. There are various low-powered electric stirrers (I’ve tried using a Stirio) for domestic use, but then there seems to be nothing commercially available in-between that and huge industrial machines. Any suggestions very gratefully received. Thanks Michael

Topic by mjh12345 2 years ago

Determining the cost of building a prototype?

Hi there, I am inexperienced in engineering and building things in general, but I am trying to start a tech company anyway. I am currently in the process of determining the budget cost of building a prototype for various designs of ideas. So I am wondering if you can tell me how much commonly used tools and materials of a DIY mechanical/electrical engineering project might cost. If you don't know because estimates can vary, then tell me from your personal experience how much your list of tools and materials costed you on various projects that you've done. Thank you!

Topic by DIYDun 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

sound effects modules

Hello!! I am planning several Halloween props that will benefit bigly from sound effects. For instance...I'm working on a mantel version of the demonic grandfather clock in Disney's Haunted Mansion. It would be awesome to have the sound of the ominous ticking, backed with a chime, that the "real" clock has. This could be an audio loop of just a few seconds. Some of the other parts of my scheme would be enhanced with short loops of sound effects or mood music...a minute or two at most. I don't have a background in electronics, but I can follow directions. Any advice on constructing a few, small sound effects modules? Thanks!!

Topic by Purple Chez 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Hi I have issued an I'ble this afternoon but since, I have lost it. It says 22 (the correct number) in the "YOU" interface but my profile displays only 21 (see pic). I am using Firefox53 on W10. does the same with edge. cleared cache with no success. Can you help? thx B.

Topic by BaptisteL8 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Instructables in SmartComputing

Instructables got a nice write-up in SmartComputing here: 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 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Premium Code

I received a code for a premium Teacher membership.  I have entered the code and logged in, but when I go to download it says I need to upgrade to premium.  Help!

Topic by Zilhaver01 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

laptop screen becomes digital picture frame

I am wondering about the possibility of turning the screen of an unused laptop (or another flat screen monitor) into a digital picture frame. I don't have a background in electronics but am pretty good with directions. Audio would be a nice bonus, but is not a necessity.   Thanks, everyone!!!

Topic by Purple Chez 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Where are all the backpackers? Outside?

So--I just joined this site recently and have been having a hard time finding backpacking instructables (Except alcohol stoves, obviously).I know there are backpackers on here. I've seen them. But there's very little in the way of skills or homemade gear. Am I just not finding it?I'm thinking of starting a guide for it, maybe a group. If there's one already, let me know.

Topic by Mother Natures Son 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

customisable backpack blueprints

Hi there, I have been working on my final bachelor project for my Industrial design bachelor.  I have been working with a certain technique, which allows me to integrate wood into a backpack, which in turn can transform into a low table, for picnicking.  Since I still needed to integrate a digital aspect in the whole design process, I wanted to make a digital program which allows the users to customise blueprints to their own needs. My questions is: in which way, would such a program be helpful for a DIY'er? what does the program need, in order to be useful. (other than changing certain sizes) In the pictures, you can see how the blueprints are interfaced momentarily. with the mouse, you can drag the blueprints and change its sizes. however, I feel there are more aspects which could be integrated into this program. any feedback is more than welcome! greetings, thomas

Topic by thomannanas 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

YouTube site verification for Cards?

Is there a way to Verify your Instructables page with YouTube so that you can have a Card in your video that links to Instructables? If anyone has managed to do this, please let us know how. Thanks, Steve

Topic by stevempotter 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

No Replies from Authors

Dear Instructables Management, There is an all too common phenomenon of authors who publish their projects and then NEVER reply back to enquirers. I`ve sent a message to without any reply from her.  I need to understand something from her project.  So how do I solve this. In another case a person has been waiting for 10 (TEN) MONTHS and still no reply. It just seems to me that authors are looking for the limelight and then disappear.  NOT ACCEPTABLE. Regards, HendrikB7

Topic by HendrikB7 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Cost of common DYI engineering project?

Hi there, I am inexperienced in engineering and building things in general, but I am trying to start a tech company anyway. I am currently in the process of determining the budget cost of building a prototype for various designs of ideas. So I am wondering if you can tell me how much commonly used tools and materials of a DIY mechanical/electrical engineering project might cost. If you don't know because estimates can vary, then tell me from your personal experience how much your list of tools and materials costed you on various projects that you've done. Thank you!

Topic by DIYDun 2 years ago

Seeing apparatus for the blind

Here's a flowchart.  Ask questions. I do not intend to profit from this idea.  If you want to try, then please help people see.

Topic by lowen1 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Run AC device on DC: An idea, could it work?

I need to run an AC powered audio mixer on DC current from a battery. Yes, I could buy a power inverter, but I want to make the system the simplest I can, and I also have an old small mixer I'm not using (that I can experiment on). I'm self taught on electronics, so please tell me if there's any inaccuracies in the following lines: My idea is to find where in the circuit AC gets converted into DC, and then at that point feed the DC current from my battery. I think that point would be right after the bridge rectifier. So, in shot: Can I connect de dc output from my baterry to the end of my audio mixer bridge rectifier? Thank you!!

Topic by FrancoMolina 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Free Knitting Patterns

If  you want some free knitting patterns, like baby booties, baby hats, lace hats and shawls; go visit this site: Knitting My Favorite Craft And by the way...soon Christmas is here...well,  at least if we want to have som knitting projects done before Christmas we might start now! On the same site we also have free Christmas Knitting Patterns for you to download. Welcome!

Topic by karennerak 5 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

A free and unique tool for building professionals

This is meant to be given as a gift or used as a simple tool for building professionals. It is a safer, faster and accurate way to measure roof areas.

Topic by dueymack 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Image library seems to have disappeared

I tried to retrieve some pictures from image library and there is nothing in there. Using firefox and windows xp

Topic by buck2217 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago



Topic by chirrie 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

i need more amps for my hho generator.......HELPPPPPPP

I've built a hho generator (the spiral electrodes kind) and am trying to use it as a welder i use salt as my electrolyte (should i use something else???) THE PROBLEM IS THAT WHILE I DO GET A CONSTANT FLAME, I DON'T GET A BIG ENOUGH FLAME (it melts metal but it takes ages to do so) does anyone know of a way how i could get more amps to speed up gas production or of any way i could get more preasure (+maybe my gas isn't pure enough because i use salt as an electrolyte, could that be it?)

Topic by CrtSuznik 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Drive Shaft To Pulley

Help! How do I attach this pulley (or any pulley) to a drive shaft? Specifically: This Motor:;=1 To This Pulley:;=1

Topic by john.walsh 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Advice needed to fix a jammed seatbelt

Hello to anyone reading this, I have a jammed seat belt in a 1998 Ford Taurus, and I was looking for some help with fixing it. I've seen videos on youtube that offers an all-in-one fix for jammed seat belts for various car models (including ford), but I'd like get some opinions here before I consider using the video's steps. I've included a picture of the jammed seat belt. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Topic by SR91 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

What's the most confortable and chill fan that i can put on my favorite wollen winter hat so I can wear it in the summer?

Yeah i want  a fan on my hat, any suggestions?

Topic by DIAGONALLIS 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Coin a phrase, or one liner

Have you ever wonder were, phrases come from like  " That's what she said " or  "See you later.......not if I see you first" or "Well, there's your problem!" I think i may of coined a phrase, but of course I can't prove it  " Its funny cause its true"   I even heard it on TV the other night, I have been saying that for years. Anyways today after a student made a mess I gave him a mop and bucket and told him to clean it up. After 20 minutes I came back and he had managed to make the mess about 100 times worse. I was very annoyed with him and I was inspired to say  "Never send an idiot to do a job a monkey could do" Anyway there is, If it takes off I will now have proof that i said it first on 20 april 2016 So whats your favorite phrase or one liner?  Maybe you could come up with the next "That's what she said!"

Topic by liquidhandwash 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Adding Reference

Hi, I went through this article and it really helped me to write my thesis. Can I please know the author’s name who is mentioned as Gadget Gangster. Thank u __ Regards, Dilshan

Topic by ChamiraW 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

PDF download problem

Windows 7 Pro - current Chrome - current 57.0.2987.133 (64-bit) Screen shot included Problem - When I open Gmail from Instructables and clk on Download button, the next step does not open a download button as in the past but, instead, a page ( All ) is auto downloaded (see Screen Shot). Then, when I open my Download folder only a white page for that file is available. It will not open. Previously I would have a PDF file (Chrome round icon) to open. Thanks much, Brian Chapman Cedar Rapids, Iowa / USA (I can't get the upload to work for my JPEG screen shot. Will send it separately.)

Topic by CyValley 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

IMG SRC not working, From Photo's in instructables Library :( please can any1 help ?

Hello & Goog day to all, ive been trying to Embed photo's into my instructables, say mid-way in a paragraph but everytime i click SAVE then go to my instructable page to view it once ive come OUT of Author Edit Mode, no pictures have been placed where i put them :( Please can anyone help, ive only just returned to instructables and its a new layout now - ALL of my previous instructables are ruined - they had detailed photo's strategicly placed in between text to aid in making the instructable as easy as possible to follow - so now ive got to re-do all of those TOO :( Does anyone know why this string below doesnt work anymore; using an example, this is how my string would look like when implanting it into author-mode; BUT........... it doesnt work............... please please help and a thousand thanks in advance lol ! EDIT: there also used to be a "View Source" button for viewing the page you are working on's html, thats not anywhere anymore, any ideas anyone ?!?

Topic by offtherails2010 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

CMOS Battery options

Can I replace the CMOS battery on my motherboard with a holder soldered in holding 2 aaa alkaline batteries instead of having to use CR2032 batteries? 

Topic by sctirvn687 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

logging ESP8266 data of(BMP180+DHT22+Ublox GPS Neo 6m +hc04 ultrasonic sensor)

Hi instructables , i'm just starter in this filed i just need Sketch for logging ESP8266 data of(BMP180+DHT22+Ublox GPS Neo 6m +hc04 ultrasonic sensor) all data in separeted files  i found in Net GPS neo logging but for the authers no ..please if someone can help me i will be very thankful 

Topic by Slash09 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What do you like building out of knex cars, guns,

Topic by TSC 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Piping audio from mpg321 to PiFmRds

I was working on a little project that turns my Raspberry Pi 2 into a FM transmitter. The goal is to make it completely headless, having it start up immediately on boot, without any external computers or peripherals. Now, I have tried this following command: mpg321 --random /home/pi/music/ -  | sudo /home/pi/PiFmRds/src/pi_fm_rds -freq 95.5 -audio - The first command tells it to randomize and play the music. Then the directory it is in. Then there is the pipe, followed by the command to start PiFmRds, on the frequency of 95.5 FM. And finally, to take in audio from a pipe. But I get this: High Performance MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 Audio Player for Layer 1, 2, and 3. Version 0.3.2-1 (2012/03/25). Written and copyrights by Joe Drew, now maintained by Nanakos Chrysostomos and others. Uses code from various people. See 'README' for more! THIS SOFTWARE COMES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! Playing MPEG stream from - ... Using mbox device /dev/vcio. Allocating physical memory: size = 3403776     mem_ref = 5     bus_addr = fd812000     virt_addr = 0x768c8000 ppm corr is 0.0000, divider is 1096.4912 (1096 + 2012*2^-12) [nominal 1096.4912]. It's not showing any errors, but it doesn't tell me a whole lot. Additionally, the radio I have tuned to the frequency that I set does not play anything, though it is silent, suggesting that it is transmitting. Is there some obvious error to what I am doing, or do I need to take a different approach? Or perhaps I just need to look into the documentation of mpg321 some more?

Topic by Dashing Rainbow Dash 2 years ago

Digital sundial

Http:// This guy just made an incredible 3D printed shadow casting time piece. My question Is: can you figure out how to slice it in 1mm slices so that I can cut it on my cheap laser cutter? First, I just don't have the mental capacity for such.  Second, my software is terrible and I need it in black with white background. And can even be a PDF.  I appreciate it and and would make an instructable to help anyone else do the same thing.  Thanks

Topic by dalegribble 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Page navigation

Suppose I'm on this page .At the bottom I can advance to pages 2, 3, 4, 191, or 192. How can I go to other pages easily, say page 94 or 127?

Topic by 42etus 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

SRV3 Build

Do any of you guys have built the srv3 by now? Because im trying to build it and its hard because theirs no actual  instructions for the gun, if anybody that has one can maybe have a ibles on it? 

Topic by Element Force 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Making a 12v or 18v (Volt) Battery

I am working on a project with my dad (36 volt powered Go-Kart) and we can't afford any fancy batteries or any at all. I found a solution on Youtube where you could make your own 12 volt battery by using mason jars, sulfuric acid, and lead but that sounds unstable and not powerful enough for our project, and even then that's only 12 volts. So, what i am asking is: Is there any way i could make my own 18 volt batteries (2x to make 36) that are stable and  powerful enough to power something like a Go-Kart?? (Go-Kart is 25-30lb as of right now) Note: My options are: 1.Run 2x 18v batteries in parallel. 2.Run 3x 12v batteries in parallel.  3. And any other voltage that can be combined to make 36 volts... Thanks in advance!  :D

Topic by SullivanS 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Repair of Electronic choke for 4'tube light

I tried to repair two electronic chokes for 4' fluorescent tubes but cdn't succeed. If any one kindly help me by providing a step by step guide with the test voltages etc. at important points in the circuit, I will be ever grateful. The following things have been already done/checked. Physical checking of any defect/damage/burning marks etc., DC voltage after rectification is OK, Filter capacitor (DC voltage  after rectification ) is checked OK, Other electrolytic capacitors chked to be OK, one of the 13005 transistors was found defective - changed with a new one, but no result. Voltages at the transistor terminals seem to be OK.. May pls write to me directly. B.N.Bhattacharya

Topic by bnber3451 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Payment receipt

It would be useful to have a link to a "receipt" of the payment for the pro account. Would it be possible to incorporate that? (or at least generate one for me ;-) ) Thanks! El Gus

Topic by guolivar 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Best website for custom Fullprint shirts

Do you know the best website for fullprinting shirts? the ones who ºdo the best job

Topic by DIAGONALLIS 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

DESIGN tutorials!

I've been looking around, and it seems like generally instructables users are not web/graphics designers. There needs to be a section for the design tutorials!!! Anyways when my schedule frees up in the future, I'll add some flash and dreamweaver tutorials... otherwise there is a major lacking of web DIY instructables! what you guys think? Dont you guys wanna learn how to DIY (design it yourself)? I am talkin about design here, not art.

Topic by tekness 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago