Newb Question About Contest Requirements

I would like to enter a contest. However what I want to include is simply "purchase" recommendations that makes a complete set. I should maybe clarify: I'm looking at the Amps & Speakers Contest. I have an awesome setup I would love to suggest, but nothing is actually "DIY" made. It would be simply what to buy, why, and how to setup them up. Is this acceptable? Or does something about the setup (the amp, the speakers, etc.) have to be made yourself? And if not, can I just make an instructable like this for the benefit of other who don't want to make something from scratch just to impart knowledge and save others a lot of time?

Topic by TheHomeschoolHouse   |  last reply


BUG: New Comment Email: Incorrect link?

Weird bug report here. I recently commented on this Instructable. When the author had replied, I got an email, as usual. The weird thing about the email is that the link that was posted (see screenshot in top comment), was to THIS Instructable WHAT? Further investigation: If you type https://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-wood/ into the Google search bar, it'll automatically ocrrect it to https://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-wood-desk/ . Could this have happened because it looks like the link was posted incorrectly in the email?

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


control dc motor using pid processing and arduino

Hi forum I done code for pid to control dc motor speed but the output value gives 0 or constant value 250 and the set point is still same 100.Hereby I attach the PID code.

Topic by satya_82   |  last reply


Contest Prize acceptance page: No option to enter T shirt size or Mug

I have won a the second prize in "Live off the Land" contest. The email says "Let us know which size of shirt you’d like when filling out your form as well - we're currently offering unisex shirts, women's, and youth sizes or stainless steel mugs." But the prize acceptance page does not have option to enter your choice of T shirt and size or Stainless steel mug. Please see the screenshot below.

Topic by antoniraj   |  last reply


Universal motor projects

Hello, everybody. I took apart a universal motor recently. The motor itself is broken and does not work. However, I would like to know whether I could rewind the copper coils around the silicon steel motor core in order to make a toroidal transformer.  I have heard that motor cores are sometimes grain oriented, which would significantly reduce my transformer performance. This motor is, however, about a decade old. I want to use the existing motor coil as a primary, and then wind thick power transmission line wire as a secondary in order to get a high amperage output. Is this possible? I would also like to know whether there are more interesting projects out there which I could attempt. I have heard of people making generators from motors, for example. However, winding a transformer is my primary goal. I have attached pictures of the motor. Please tell me whether the above mentioned transformer is feasible. Sorry for the picture quality. Thanks in advance.

Topic by TheLightningConductor 


Create a motorized rotating TV

Hey all,  I am trying to create a TV mount that can switch from horizontal to vertical at the click of a button but I really have no idea where to start. Is there a way I can motorize this mount? https://www.amazon.com/Mount-It-Low-Profile-Landscape-Portrait-Panasonic/dp/B005MHGCSK 

Topic by TylerL62   |  last reply


Small variable power supply from car charger?

A friend of mine gave me a bunch or car USB charger used in his company to charge the tablets and phones the delivery drivers use. His problem was that they ordered 10 exclusive for Apple products and 15 generic ones that have the standard 1amp/2.1amp USB outlets. I was asked to take a look and see if the problem is easy to fix. Long story short it was as apart from 2 blown fuses they all suffered from bad solder connections for the cigarette  lighter contacts that failed. Anyway I looked the chips up used to regulate it all and to my surprise the datasheet said they are "variable" from about 0.3V to the max supply voltage of 32V or even 40V. Checked two of mine and same story for one, the other is dirt cheap unregulated and only used to charge a flashlight. But it made me wonder... Since the output voltage is created with a simple resistor divider giving the right feedback voltage it is very easy to adjust them to whatever might be required. Could be a far better option than our standard adjustable voltage regulators and easier plus cheaper than building your own circuit. All the benefits of short circuit protection, under voltage shut off and self regulated max power to prevent overheating for 5 bucks from the next china shop. Give it a go one day before you power wasting old school regulators ;)

Topic by Downunder35m   |  last reply


Single Bottle wine tap

Hi Everyone.  I'm looking for help with finding the pieces I need to build a wine dispenser that uses inert gas (typically nitrogen).  I'm fairly certain I can come up with fittings and tubing, but the real piece I'm missing is a dispenser spout and a way to connect it to the bottle, without it spewing the wine while under pressure.  Once I get that, I'll have no problem building a box to mount it in.  Thanks for your help.

Topic by Fitchett   |  last reply


Cheaper method for 3D screen

Hey everyone.  I am new to instructables but you guys have really inspired me to see what I can come up with.  By taking a few ideas I have come across on the net, around here, and a quick epiphany after watching a 3d movie, I have an idea.  (sorry for post formatting, still trying to figure this out) I am trying to pull the parts together right now but if someone could build it first they could have the instructable.  Well, to the idea then.  Basically, using 2 ideas from Johnny Chung Lee(a grad from Carnegie Mellon University) that he has released to the public with software(found at johnnylee.net), any 2 digital projectors, and several polarized glasses received from movie theaters you can build your own 3d projection system with eye tracking to add perspective. The two projects of johnny Lee's we are using are Wii-mote eye tracking and Projector Stitching.  Projector stitching will be used to automatically calibrate the projectors to perfectly overlap so the offset images are accurate(absolutely critical for 3d images) so we don't have to and the eye tracking would be used by software to add perspective to any live 3d environment/game(not necessary).  The polarized glasses are used both by the projectors and the user so atleast 2 pairs would have to be acquired.  Lenses are placed in front of the projector to filter out all but the correct pole of light.  This will dim the projector slightly as light is being lossed but what you get is cheap polarized image.  I have tested this and it does work if you project light through the back of the lens(the eye side).  The only thing that presents a problem is the projection surface.  Most surfaces scatter and remove polarization from light.  The screens at movie theaters are specially made to not do this.  I am still researching a cheap material that has this property so I can use it but if any of you find it first have at it.  I just want the instructable up so we can see what we can do with it.  What you get with this setup is two overlapping images that can be filtered effectively between the two eyes.  This is what enables a 3d image to be sent.  Add in the eye tracking and you have a 3d image that adjusts based on the position of the users head.  This adds an amazing degree of interactivity to a 1 player game as now you have depth added to the experience and moving actually does something for the game.

Topic by critterfluffy   |  last reply


diy car radio / bluetooth / usb

Hi guys, I was hoping for some guidance. I have an 1995 audi a4 and the 1 din cd/radio player  you see is kind of outdated. I was looking for a replacement unit that is simple, clean looking and has Bluetooth / USB connectivity. Didn't find any and in case I did find something it looked ugly or had bulky buttons or tasteless lights glowing all over the place. So I thought maybe a raspberry pi could replace the current unit but this brings up a whole s*itload of  problems. 1. Is there a way to power the pi with the power cable that powers the current unit? Are there any converter cables? 2. Currently as you can see there are 4 rca cables in use. 2 front and 2 for the back. The latter go trough an amp in the trunk. I stumbled into a small board with two rca ports for the pi. Can I use a splitter and plug in all 4 cables to that? As you can tell already by now, electricity, current, amps and all that is not my slice of pie :P 3. If we could sort these out as a first step we could move onto adding a power on / off sort of thing so the pi doesn't  drain the car's battery when not in use? Maybe add a touchscreen later on. Print a case for it and hack it into the car's console somehow, but these later ones I could sort out on my own. The foundation tho'  would be the first 3 questions. Thank you in advance for your feedback. Much obliged and much appreciated! Cheers!

Topic by dtbsz 


IDEA: Statistics for "data geeks"

Numbers motivate me. I guess I can call myself a "data geek", as some people like to call it. I remember pretty much the amount of views each one of my Instructables has, but that's not the point. I love all sorts of numbers, and I know I'm not the only one. With the new update, we can now see less numbers, which is a bit disappointing... As I wrote, numbers motivate me. I don't know if this would ever happen, but it would be nice to see what actual "achievements" we have.  For example, it would be nice if something like these, would show up in my YOU page, which I know is being updated right now: Most viewed Instructable: My most viewed Instructable is ranked the 154th most viewed on the site... Followers: I am the 67th most followed member on the site... Total views: I am the 35th most viewed member on the site... Total number of Instructables: I am ranked at number 62 as a member with the most published Instructables in total... Number of contest wins: I've won in __ contests which is the most on the whole website!... It would actually be pretty funny if one of these were actually true...

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


IDEA: More info/statistics

Idea: Along with a bigger profile picture, and the best answer percentage showing somewhere, something like this could be great (see the attached image) It might look like a bit of a mess, but this is just an idea...

Topic by Yonatan24 


IDEA: Choose what shows in the activity feed

I just thought of an idea for making the activity feed a bit less of a mess. Instead of showing a member's activity and other members' activities on the member's page, why not have an option for sorting it? See the image. A.O.H.I. - Activity on his Instructables. I just didn't have enough space... I think there should be options for Most Recent, His Activity, & The Activity on his Instructables. This is somehow similar to the way that here, we can sort I'bles through Recent, Popular, & Most viewed. Recent should probably be the default.

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


IDEA: Report user

When we had an Orangeboard, I used to leave messages on a spammer's Orangbeboard, and then report them so the staff could see. Now I can't do that. On YouTube, under the about page, I can report the user, but now, I can't do that. Example, on the right part of the screen: https://www.youtube.com/user/Matthiaswandel/about Something like this: *clicks* Choose between the following options: Spamming/Unwanted advertising Inappropriate profile picture/comments/etc... ... *clicks* Thank you! The Instructables staff will review this ASAP!

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


Help with a cast metal coin instructable!

Need help finding a particular instructable, friends.  I would almost bet body parts that I saw an instructable here that had the following process to it for making a custom fantasy coin or medallion: Use the underside  bottom of a paper coffee cup-mix up a portion of Bondo and fill the bottom recess with it.  When Bondo hardens, pop out the round disc, paste a paper disc onto it then draw out your coin or medallion design.  Carve out your design with a dremel or similar, make a silicone putty mold, then when mold is dry, pour pewter or zinc to make a custom coin. Darken and polish. I know I've seen it, I'm wanting to stick it in my favorites list so I don't lose it again, and I especially want to thank the author for coming up with such a simple process for a custom medallion. Can anyone help me?

Topic by pheenix42   |  last reply


Single Color LED strip to Arduino

I am currently working on a project for school and I'm needing some help at wiring up a single color (white) LED strip.  I understand that I am going to need more than just the 5V power supply from the Arduino board itself.  Possibly an outside power source and maybe some NPN's.  If I can get any help with this, I would appreciate it.  At least a point in the direction maybe.  Thanks in advance.

Topic by WillA2   |  last reply


User profile pages have been changed, for the worst

Instructables has reworked user profile pages in a radical way. Profile pages are now wholly different from what they used to be. Content is no longer divided by its type (instructable, forum, comment, favorite, etc.), it is divided into two sections: the user's projects...and everything else. The section on everything else encompasses every activity related to the user in question. This cluttered list of activities can include everything from viewers favoriting the user's projects, replies to the user and even (deleted) spam comments left on the user's projects. There is no way to divide things up to look at them by their individual types--you must sift through everything manually. As far as the user's content goes, only five projects are visible to the marauding viewer at a glance. There is no indication to viewers over how many projects have been posted by the member in total. Versus the previous layout: Fewer projects are being shown The total number posted by the user is now unclear The number of subscribers had by the user is now unclear The 5 projects which are shown are displayed with smaller images than before. Absolutely every aspect of presentation was superior under the old layout. The only vaguely positive new development is the ability for an author to control what five projects they desire to spotlight. In light of the massive costs, it is not a major plus. If the viewer does make their way to the page which carriers all of a user's projects, they will again find its contents unfiltered. There are no filters to weed out content by featured status, views or popularity. There is still no indication of how many projects there are either. Patches do not appear to be of any value anymore, as they are nowhere to be seen on profile pages. ------------------------ This change has destroyed profile pages. I have been around Instructables for many years and have seen many layouts--this layout is, without a doubt, the worst yet. The layout of profile pages must be reverted to the previous style. Content is being downplayed like it never has been before. Most of a person's profile page is now dedicated to what other people have done. Users' profile pages--what were once pages dedicated to their stuff--are now dominated by others' stuff. When a user goes to my profile page, I want them to see what I have posted. That is why they went there--to see my content. They are not there to look at others' content. Under this new layout, viewers will have to work harder to find results on these profiles and are more likely to lose interest in the content of the user. The lack of intuitiveness to the layout will only aggravate and put off viewers. Content creators will probably bear the brunt of the fallout of this change if it's not quickly undone. Interest in and viewership of their content will likely decrease in time if things do not change. In turn, content creators may decide not to withdraw and discontinue sharing their works. Whomever made the layout what it is now may have had the best intentions. However, it is time to accept the fact that the new layout is completely inferior to the previous one and that it needs to be scrapped.

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer   |  last reply


CLOSED - FREEBIES! Giving away FIVE 3-month Pro Memberships!

Though this particular offer is expired, I'll soon be offering another. :-) It is that time again, to pay it forward for all the wonderful experiences I've had on this site. I'm giving away FIVE 3-month PRO Memberships. Please allow those who do not currently have memberships to take advantage of this offer. Enjoy! Leave a comment to request a membership, and if you are not currently subscribed, I'll send a link to you for a free 3-month PRO membership. If, once you are a member, you create a published Instructable in the next three months, I'll give you another 3-month membership. First five only, please. :-)

Topic by WUVIE   |  last reply


Feedback to the user profile page design update Oct. 2016 (post your thoughts here)

You may have noticed that intructables has a brand new user profile page design. I couldn't find a thread for feedback so I made this. Feel free to add your thoughts on this change! It is was just about time for this update and you came up with a beautiful design. Yet I do have a few mixed feelings about it, I'll just go throught the things I noticed within half an hour playing around: It's a bummer that it is not possible to sort the instructables of a user by anything. I can not figure out how to access a users collections or favorites list. I noticed the activity list is mostly filled with "user favorited author's ible" or "some user followed author", which is hiding any *actual* activity of the author. I doubt that this is what the majority of readers want (At least I don't). Please give use the option to choose what we'd like to show as well as the option to hide and feature individual entries, it is "our" profile after all. Long comments should be "collapsed" by default with a button to display all of it. It can clog up the list quite easily. This type of activity list has a great potential to ease communication with followers. I'd be great to post things (small amounts of text or maybe a picture) which generates a notification for followers. The "Set promoted Items" is a great idea, if I could get it to work (I'm running firefox 44.0) The "favorite <3" counter has always meant much more to me than views, they show that an ible is worth remembering, please bring it back. Why is the avartar now placed in a top banner instead of in the top left corner (right over the "about user" section). It seems like a lot of wasted space to me. I wish you could click any of the contest medals to get to the corresponding 'ible, it's no big deal though. Characters such as " " or Ω are not displayed correctly. To me this update feels like a lot of options to discover the things I like are taken from me. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought instructables is the place for those who desire more individuality, so much actually, that they just make their own stuff. Quite ironic to force a "one fits all" update (without any  configurations) onto everybody. Please, don't take this to much to heart. I am aware that any of those dots above can be days worth of work, I don't expect you to change anything. Still I feel like these issues must at least be mentioned once. Stay true to yourself, instructables, don't loose your uniqueness in search of being pretty. nqtronix

Topic by nqtronix   |  last reply


Problem With Comments

Hey, quick question. I've noticed today a problem with my comment notifications. Usually your profile page lets you see comments people have made replying to you or on your forum topic. But just today I've noticed once that it showed their being a new comment on one of my forum topics but I couldn't find the comment. Twice someone replied to me (hitting the reply button) but it didn't show up in my discussions tab. Does anybody know why it's malfunctioning, and/or how it can be fixed?

Topic by LoneWolf   |  last reply


Toilets - Or better: How do you use one?

Ok, although we might not want to admit it but everyone of us sooner or later has some bodily functions that we take care of in private. For most of us the main difference between toilets, apart from the looks, would be wether it has a flat bowl or just water where everything drops in. The first type is mostly common in Europe while the "let it splash" type is used everywhere else - except of the Asian region. Check the attached pics for reference please. Which brings me to point of how to use a toilet... For a nice number two the western world prefers to sit down, some might even grab the newspaper but that's another story LOL In Asia however this concept is totally unknown and considered to be filthy and dirty. Here the prefered method to get rid of a number two is to squat - basically just a hole in the ground or a channel filled with water. For all those still struggling with the concept have a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7KBbjtan9Q I don't want to go into all details but if are living in a area with a great percentage of Asians you will often find public toilets and those in restrooms of your favourite restaurant in an usunsable condition. After all it is not easy to stand on a toilet seat (seems to be hard to fold it up) and let the number two find the right spot on the way down. So apart from cultural differences I do wonder about this: If western toilets are considered to be filthy and dirty compared to squat toilets, how do you consider them with footprints and the rest colored in a stinky brown? Could someone make me a nice, non-offensive comic like picture that explains the use of western toilets and that standing on the seat is definately not the right way? Would like to use it at my workplace (boss is fine with it as long as it is not offensive in any way).

Topic by Downunder35m   |  last reply


Filter Searches

There needs to be filters after a search so that people can narrow what they're looking for to relevant threads.  i.e., if I'm looking for something that would most likely be in wood working, than I should be able to filter out anything that involves food.  Categories should be similar to those found in explore.  Allowing additional tags would further help this experience.

Topic by jtaft1   |  last reply


Cant follow someone

I am trying to follow Bricobart through the following page. https://www.instructables.com/member/bricobart/ If I am logged in I hit +Follow and it does nothing. If I am logged out. It asks me log in and then it logs me out but still without following Bricobart. I tried with latest Chrome and Firefox with Windows7.

Topic by loopingz   |  last reply


Looking for Japanese Soaking Tub plans

I'm thinking about building a Japanese Soaking Tub when I remodel my bathroom this Spring. I have a general concept of how it should be built, and I'm thinking I'll probably go traditional and use cedar to build it. I'm looking to see if anyone has some good build plans for a soaking tub, specifically how to seal the tub so the water stays in the tub.  I tried uploading a picture to give you some idea, but it doesn't want to work, here's the link of the style of tub, first picture. source: http://www.homedit.com/deep-soaking-japanese-bathtubs-turn-bathroom-spa/

Topic by Laterali   |  last reply


Homemade Vinyl Record Cutting

I've always loved recording my music onto computers or cassettes and it's always been a little dream of mine to put one or two of them onto a homemade vinyl record. Obviously this would be very lo-fi but it seems like it'd still be a fun project. Anyone know if this is possible or if they've done something similar? Way I would think it could be done is to reverse the wiring in side a record player into a microphone of some sort and replace the needle with a razor blade with a blank sheet of the certain type of vinyl?

Topic by Rubits   |  last reply


A Letter to my Instructables Family

Dear instructables family, I come to you today to ask for your loving support because the Positive "sunshine" you know here, is hurting for my sister, her son and my family. It takes a huge blow to knock me down to the point that I am discouraged but the past few months my family has endured tragedies that have been difficult to bare and to openly share. My nephew has needed a kidney and pancreas transplant for five years and has recently been accepted into the donor transplant program and one of the requirements is to set up a funding program to cover medical expenses that are not covered by his insurance. Although we do not have a huge family and friend support group, we have managed to raise 65% of the modest $5000.00 that is needed for his transplant. We are nearing the end of our fundraiser and although it is very difficult for me to ask for help. I am humbled at this point and ask for your loving support. We have always been a hard working self sufficient family and have never had to ask for help from people outside our immediate family until now . . . Your support would bring a great relief to my sister who is 75 years old and about to collapse under the pressure of all the responsibilities of taking care of her youngest child who is 50. We are grateful for your consideration and support ~ I love my dear instructables family and all of the love you have shown me over the years. sunshiine~ https://pages.giveforward.com/medical/page-z85hhz/?utm_swu=2297#activity-feed-wrapper

Topic by sunshiine   |  last reply


N64 Wireless Controller

Has anyone been able to make a wireless n64 controller? I've been searching on the internet and the closest i think anyone has come is this. unfortunately, the wireless controller wasn't finished and if it was, it wasn't posted. anyway, if anyone has any information on how this can be done or, dare i say it, post an instructable i would be extremely grateful.

Topic by novenine   |  last reply


Arduino Spanish miniCommunity!

Hola a tod@s! Hace mucho que rondo por aqui y ando terminando el que sera mi primer Instructable. Practicamente la totalidad de lo que hay aqui esta en ingles, y con mas o menos dificultad todos andamos por aqui. Mi intencion es conocer a algunos de vosotros con los que comparta idioma y aficiones. Seria como un pequeño rincon donde preguntarnos y ayudarnos con nuestros experimentos jeje. Ppr mi parte, no soy especialmente habil con las manos, pero me defiendo. Mis conocimientos de electronica son lo que aprendi en BUP y COU en su dia, lo basico...muy basico. Donde me defiendo un poco mas es con la programacion. Hace años que practico, aunque no soy demasiado constante y ademas autodidacta. Ademas, me defiendo perfectamente con el ingles, por lo que no supone un problema para mi y podria ser de ayuda para alguno si se diera el caso. Bueno, pues lo dicho, chico busca chic@s a los que preguntar cositas y a los que sera un placer ayudar con lo que se pueda. Un saludo!

Topic by Calfa   |  last reply


The New Update

This forum topic is in the bugs section. I don't know... It's just my opinion... I wasn't online yesterday, but today, I came back, and (we) had a wonderful surprise... I like changes. I just like them, when they're the other way around... I've already written my thoughts here: https://www.instructables.com/community/Have-you-seen-the-update-to-your-profile-page/ I'm sure the staff has worked very hard on the new update, but why? What will Instructables earn from the new update? Why is it better than before? Am I confused and this is an April Fool's prank? There are many members that don't know what the forums are, and don't have a way of expressing their feelings about the new bug. It would be great if this was explained in an email. I know that Autodesk acquired Instructables a few years ago. The newsletter has changed and has become a bit more Autodesk-y. Does this has anything to do with that? This update might be better for viewers, I don't know. However, if it isn't comfortable for us, content producers, Instructables will just have to re-use old Instructables, because we will leave... Please take into account what we have written. Thank you. Maybe this is a Part oe for the update. I might be wrong. Thanks in advance for the replies?

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


Building a controller Possible for Retro Consoles?

I'm trying to figure this out if it even possible to build a custom controller and use the Console's pinout like the Sega Master System's to be read on the Sega Gens as a Master System Controller and can it be done if I got myself a prototype board and make it myself? here's a broken USB NES Controller I'm gonna turn into a SMS Controller - so is this possible to make my own using tactile buttons for 1 and 2 plus other buttons for the D-pad then hook them up VIA the SEGA Master System's Pinout to read to the Sega Gens?

Topic by SuperScourge   |  last reply


LED Matrix Logo

Hello, I am looking for help/advice with small project I am undertaking. I want to make a logo out of 50/60 single LED's as a gift to someone. I have attached a picture of the logo. Should I make it on a blank circuit board, what is the best way to connect the LED's (2.2V) and solder them, how many resistors are needed? Any information is gladly appreciated :)

Topic by EimearF   |  last reply


3d printer/ rapid prototyping machine guts... motherboard, hd, controllers, etc

I had to decommission a working Z Corp Z 406 printer today, here are some parts that are left over:-Main board: has motherboard, hard drive, 5v/12v ps, 24v ps, and a couple of controller boardshttp://rsjparts.com/chris/ebay/zcorp406/photo06.jpg-24v motor with an encoder, and a belted cog gearhttp://rsjparts.com/chris/ebay/zcorp406/photo13.jpg-the complete, multi-colored head with Y motor assembly. This is where the magic happens. And by magic, I mean this is where the color jets and binder liquid are dispensed.http://rsjparts.com/chris/ebay/zcorp406/photo16.jpgI'm not super familiar with the workings of the Z corp machine, but these would make great spares or the beginning of a great project! The machine was a runner before it was disassembled and I have booted the mobo/hd/ps here on my desk to check. There are wiring pigtails includedfor all the mobo/ controller connections. There are more pics here: http://rsjparts.com/chris/ebay/zcorp406/I should be able to find suitable packaging for this soon, I will put it on ebay after I do. Since I have been lurking on this site for about 4 months now, I think you folks need first crack... ;)The parts for these machines are wildly expensive from the MFR, but I'm thinking $100+ shipping for the lot. That is where I'll start the auction as well.

Topic by vortexblue   |  last reply


New profile page , there is no link to see all my 159 instructables!

How to change that? When I see in our new profiles: you can see many photos & a link: see all instructables! That is not so on my profile. I only see one photo so only 1 link! I have 159 instructables in total!!!  https://www.instructables.com/member/SophiesFoodieFiles How can I change that, please! This way, the people who want to see all my instructables on my profile page only see 1! :( I see that if I, myself put the link: https://www.instructables.com/member/SophiesFoodieFiles/instructables You will see all of them, but there is no link button. You only see 1 of them!

Topic by SophiesFoodieFiles   |  last reply


Elmers Glue + Super glue =?????

I was making some stamp glue where i mixed some Elmer glue and vinegar. but wanted to see Wat happens when i mix Elmer's glue, vinegar, and super glue. like in 10 seconds the solution turned into a rubbery solid which took the form of the container. can any body tell me why this happened. it held its shape and slightly reminded me of molding silicone. it wasn't sticky and came out of the plastic cup easily.

Topic by chrischavez   |  last reply


Time difference in comments section

Hello, There is a 10h gap in the comments section under my Instructables. Comments received now, show like 10h back. On the other hand they are Ok in my Discussions menu . See screenshot. Regards Ilian

Topic by FireSword   |  last reply


Is it possible to choose/customize the Instructables that are shown in my overview?

Is it possible to customize the Instructables that are shown in my overview? If you go to any Instructables users page and choose the "Overview", 6 Instructables show up, Is it possible to choose which ones will be there? I already asked this question here: https://www.instructables.com/answers/Is-it-possible-to-customize-the-Instructables-that/ Kiteman told me "No, but it's a nice idea - you could start a Feedback forum topic, or email service@instructables.com to suggest it." This is what I'm doing now, Is there anything else I need to do?

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


No currency on Premium membership prices

Hi All, When I open https://www.instructables.com/account/gopro?sourcea=pane_pro&sourceaUrl;=/you I can't see any currency for the money shown. Is it USD, EUR, CHF? Regards Ilian

Topic by FireSword   |  last reply


ttl output (binary) barcode reader module

Hello there;  I am working my final year project on library management system which needs to include a barcode reader hardware. As i am told by my advisor i can't use a barcode reader whose out put is the final ASCII value rather i have to get a binary (0 & 1s)output from my hardware, then convert that value using arduino or my C# asp.net code to generate the final result of the barcode for the book.   So, what is a looking for is, a ccd camera based barcode reader module whose output is ttl (or binary) i.e before it is decoded.  Any idea where i can find such a device, please   Any comment is welcome.  10x for your time.

Topic by Hailye   |  last reply


Derby Maker Faire: Status Update

I'm going to be having a stall at Derby Mini Maker Faire on the 22nd. If you're able, pop along to say hello, and you can build your own paper catapult as well. If you're going, post a comment, let me know to look out for you.

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Headphone Invention Competition

Hey guys! The company I work for is holding an invention challenge with Harman to generate ideas for the headphones of tomorrow.  If your product gets sold, you'll get royalties based on gross revenue. Anyone can participate—experts, audiophiles, music lovers, tech geeks, etc. If you think you have what it takes, you can submit your idea here: https://www.quirky.com/harman/the-headphones-of-tomorrow

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Custominzed Earphone (tuning earphone)

Hi there guys, does anyone knows how to tune earphones? like if you wan a bassy one you can tweak your earphone? i know some guys did this i just dont know how

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how to make an accordion style clothes dryer?

I was wondering what are the things required to secure the rods in place. and where the wood pieces are fixed and where its not . it would be really helpful if some showed me with pictures from start to finish .

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How to open a new soda/pop machine

Ok i have learned a new bit of info of how to open the new soda machines you know the ones that dont take the new keys...it is by remote...i got the info straight from the source (the guy who was refilling one)...so i thought you would all love to know this...and if you can do more(like make the remote that will open them...) post them here...with the instructable of course...

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MODI: Create Anything You Want with Robotics of Things

Hi, MODI is our new product. For easy understanding about our product, MODI is an easy version of Arduino. You can just connect modules with a magnetic connector. In addition, we provide a coding software tool to make a complex movement, so it is available to make IOT devices, DIY, and toys. Can check on Kickstarter page  Thanks

Topic by luxrobo 


3D Printer XYZ Axis Problem

So, I finished building my 3D printer. I installed the firmware, etc. Whenever I try to print in repetier the X and Y axis move really fast while the Z axis doesn't go up nor down. I have tried so much to fix but I just can't find a solution. Also, I have the MK9 Extruder and for some reason the extruder doesn't feed the filament, it just stays there. In case you ask, I have not be able to print anything. There is a video of the process, and sorry for the mess.

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Which low boiling fluid to use (that won't corrode metals and plastics)?

I'm having a bit of a headache trying to chose and procure a working fluid to use in my solar device. It needs to be low boiling, but as my device so far is involving copper, aluminium and maybe some plastics and rubbers, it would also need to be as non corrosive as poss. Cheap and plentiful are also important, not so much for the prototype, but when these things are ultimately used, they need to be easy to assemble. The four options I'm aware of so far are: Methanol boils at 64.7 °C, I thought it would be easy to get but is turning out quite difficult and maybe expensive, also apparently eats through every material I plan to use. Ethanol Boiling Point: 78.4 °C, easier to get but still corrosive. Hexane Boiling Point: 69 °C, not corrosive (?) but not at all easy to get or cheap. Water Boiling Point: 100 °C, which may be a bit too high. The fluids will be boiling in a non-pressurised but sealed environment, so no atmospheric water will be able to get in or out. Help?

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How to fix the switch on a neon sign?

Hi everyone! I have one of those nice Heineken neon sign that i've found in a antique shop. I payed only 10$. The thing is, the guy told me there's a little problem with the switch... I was thinking that I could fix that. When I opened the plastic box and saw the switch I thought to myself '' how am I gonna fix that'' I bought a switch that you install directly on the wire, looks like the one we have on the wall to open the light in a room. (You know the same kind of switch that has a little 'wheel' that you turn to put on or off). I need your help dear Instructable comunity, what should I do, and how? Thanks a million times in advance!! Nick

Topic by Nicolas N GenevièveC   |  last reply


Classes not working properly

When you pass classes on browser on iPad (not in App) and return to site on regular computer - classes progress show not properly. I have go in every lesson in site on regular computer to update info of progress.

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Antique Fan

Hi, I bought an old Hunter antique fan at a garage sale  that I am trying to make work. I should mention that I am a 65-year-old female and have never done this sort of thing before. I have removed the cage and blade.    Through another source which has stopped helping me, I was able to unlock and de-grease the oil box. I did rewire the main cord and I see that the fan does work.  Yay!!!! Now the problems start.  There is a 3-wire cord that comes out of the motor head and  snakes down to inside the base.  This cord is majorly frayed.   It is not like the 2-wire cord I fixed that plugged into the wall outlet. I need some advice on how to replace the portion of the cord that shows the fray for both esthetic and safety reasons.  It is wired inside the motor and I don't want to remove that attachment.   I have enough wiggle room with the cord to add/replace a portion and snake it down to the base. I will attach some pictures to try and clarify my ramblings.

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Need help with grandpa's old router

I'm not sure if this goes in tech, so I'm open to moving it if need be. I got grandpa's old router. I'm starting up my own wood shop and want to make a router table for the end of my table saw. The router he has has a housing/assembly on it, but it's fixed, not "plunge" or height adjustable. Since I am COMPLETELY new to routers, having never used one- are there aftermarket router housings that can be adapted to fit other sizes, or are they all the same size? I don't know the right questions to ask so I haven't been able to find what I'm seeking on the google, but I'm sure it's out there. Any tips or pointers would be helpful. Additionally- it's a Skil model 938, probably from the 80's. Bearings are going out. If I can't find an adjustable plunge assembly, would I be better suited to find a used router kit at a flea market for like 50 bucks, or buy one new? Thanks! Hoping to get routing this weekend!

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