50w LED on 54vdc?

Good day I have a couple of led chips of various wattage, and as I understand it is thirty something volt chips, And i have a BIG 54v 2,5A power supply, and no 30v regulator, when I trim the pot it gives me 44v Will this be too strong for my led chips? Ty~ ia Des

Topic by DesT1 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Portable Camping Stove

I'm in the market for a portable camping stove and I came across this 2 burner WITH a STOVE! This thing looks awesome, assuming you have the space to tote it around with. I have declared 2010 the year of camping for our family. I'm in the process of gathering camping lists and preparing for my buying spree. Any suggestions welcome!

Topic by lebowski 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How to solve Problem email spam with my BellSouth Email Adress?

HiSomeone is using my bellsouth domain email address and using it to spam folks to folks i have sent emails to in the past. Just started occuring yesterday. How do I stop this mess? Do i just stop using the address and get another?ThanksBellSouth Net Email Login | BellSouth Email Setting | BellSouth Customer Service

Topic by SaraS222 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Cordless Car Heater

Hi all, I am camping in my SUV in northern CA. It's a bit cold at night and in the morning, and can stay warm with blankets and a sleeping bag, but, when I get up, and want to change clothes or just sit, it is really cold. It's a 1999 Ford Explorer V6, and I am trying to find or make a device that would heat the interior without turning the engine on.  I've seen handwarmers on amazon and ebay, but I don't see anything that warms that much space without a plug and without CO2 emission. Any ideas?

Topic by pranaman 5 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Not getting notified when comments are made on my Instructables

Although a while back I was being notified of comments on my Instructables, they have now stopped.I have checked the Email Settings andNotify me when someone comments on my work or replies to comments I've madeis set to Daily and my email address is correct,What have I missed?

Topic by DonX-Developer 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Voting Glitch?

I have noticed that the voting system seems messed up. So I can vote for a ible, then shut down the tap, reopen it, and come back to the same ible I voted for, and it says that I didn't vote for it! So I can do this again and again and again... Is it supposed to be like this? Does it give a legit vote every time I hit the 'vote' button? Is it not voting at all? Help is appriciated!

Topic by random_builder 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

I believe this format to promote good looks over education...

No longer is there a Best Answer, a Follow, a personal comment Delete and the old click spam to help indicate the what is inappropriate or desirable...This is a sad state of affairs...

Topic by iceng 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Fitlight trainer using arduino

I want to make a fitlight trainer with arduino. I want to make it with leds and LDR ligtht sensors. A random light pops up and when you hover over the sensor it sets it to LOW and then another random light pops up and over and over. Can anyone help me with this idea? I have the code for one light: int LDR = 0;     //analog pin to which LDR is connected, here we set it to 0 so it means A0 int LDRValue = 0;      //that’s a variable to store LDR values int light_sensitivity = 20;    //This is the approx value of light surrounding your LDR void setup()   {     Serial.begin(9600);              pinMode(13, OUTPUT);      } void loop()   {     LDRValue = analogRead(LDR);      //reads the ldr’s value through LDR     Serial.println(LDRValue);       //prints the LDR values to serial monitor     delay(50);        //This is the speed by which LDR sends value to arduino     if (LDRValue > light_sensitivity)       {         digitalWrite(13, HIGH);       }     else       {         digitalWrite(13, LOW);       }   }

Topic by JordyK4 3 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Where can i see the origin of my Instructables's views ?

Hello everyone, i'm actually getting a little hype and i'm curious to know where does it come from. I remember i could check where my views come from (from Facebook,Thingiverse,the Instrcutables homepage,...) .Do you know if this feature is not available anymore ?Thank you !

Topic by JackCarter 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How to reset root password of Huawei MA5683T?

Hi,everyone!Is anyone here good at networking? I have lost the root password of my Huawei MA5683T, I want to know how to reset the root password or get it back?

Topic by I3I1996 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

The Instructables editor appears to have a number of serious bugs

I encountered the following unfortunate bugs when using Google Chrome to publish my latest instructable.The floating panels and sidebarsThe right-hand sidebar masks what you have written when previewing your text.Even when the sidebar is minimized it still masks the bottom line of text. The side-bar should be anchored to the top of the screen ...Try saving your work then click "You" to exit your draft. The list of options appears beneath the horizontal top-panel making it impossible exit your draft. I got here by closing then reopening the browser :(HighlightingThe editor for creating this topic allows you to highlight your text and see the highlighting immediately.When writing an Instructable the instructable editor doesn't immediately show the highlighting. You only see the highlighting in the Preview mode.

Topic by lingib 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

6 multiservo random selection

Hi! I would like to create a project for the random selection of shooting targets. E.g. each target should show up and stay there for 5 seconds and if not shot down the servo should pull it back. Does anyone have the code required for random selection of servos and making sure they delay between on and off is 5 secs? Ideally the random component would ensure that all targets have an equal chance of being selected but only one at a time.

Topic by tomstell1111 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

My photo files . Where?

At one point, I think it was possible to view photos I had uploaded, whether I'd used em in an ible, draft, or topic.But I can't seem to locate those at the moment. A little help?

Topic by Toga_Dan 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Making Paper Mache Waterproof

I want to make paper mache garden pots, if possible, so it would be paper/flour and need to be covered in something that would not ruin the artwork/shape. I have not tried any sealants out yet, thought I would ask and see if anyone has experience with this or something similar. I have looked up some Kryolan products, but am unfamiliar with what these sealants and stuff even do. Like what is epoxy or resin? Please help me out, thanks! 

Topic by shossner 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

In search of Laser Cutter

Hello! I've seen a ton of cool projects utilizing laser cutters/cnc machines, but the problem is that nobody in my area seems to have one/they are much to expensive for a college student to afford. I'm looking for someone with access to one that would be able to run a project or two through the machine if I paid for supplies and shipping. I want to continue creating and hopefully can overcome the challenge to do so. If you or someone you know could help me please let me know! Raleigh

Topic by Raleighup 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


I just wanted to give a quick shoutout to the Instructables staff and let them know how much I appreciate the work they put into this site. I don't have a lot of time to make Instructables because of college so it's very rare that I post, but Instructables was a big inspiration to me when I was younger and regardless of its appearance it's still a ton of fun to come back every now and then to spend a few minutes relaxing and looking at what everyone else has made. Thanks for all yall do. Hope your day is fantastic!

Topic by RampedUpDIY 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How to find topics of discussion I've responded to?

There was a topic I responded to perhaps years ago that I'd like to find again. How?

Topic by Toga_Dan 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Help Identifying unknown Transformer

Hello I got this transformer from an old ups, there are four wires on the primary side black, blue, green , yellow and two on the secondary red and blue. This transformer used to charge 12v 7.5ah battery also converts it back to 220V in backup mode. Tried testing its output and got this (Mains 220V) Black to ground Blue to mains-> 7.9v on secondary Green->5.5v Yellow->6.5v Connecting Blue and Green to mains and it was a shot circuit and blown my fuse. I want to use this for making a decent power supply 12v+ output, is this possible? I also saw this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc4GZM-kFUY&hd;=1 The guy is using his ups transformer for generating hv to power cfl using tip122, i am not sure how to do this using my transformer. I need to make use of this transformer somehow, otherwise its just eating dust at my home.

Topic by Clarkdale44 4 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

21 game

In the late '50's Popular Electronics magazine (out of print) published an article "building a rudimentary computer" It was called the Challenger. It was a circuit that could play the old parlor game of "21", and utilized a mechanical stepping relay to do the "computing". There was a series of 21 pilot lamps, with a 'player' and 'machine' pushbuttons. The player, and the machine, in turn, could light 1, 2, or 3 lamps, with the object being to avoid lighting the last, or 21st lamp. The machine would invariably win. The secret is that within the number 21 there are five groups of 4, with one left over. Whatever number the player selects, (1, 2, or 3) the machine then selects a number that, when added to the players choice, totals 4. (player 1, mach. 3 / player 2, mach 2/ player 3, mach. 1) It would seem that today's processors and LED's, could handle this task easily. Would you, or someone you know, be interested in designing such a circuit as a project? I built it back then but I'm afraid my knowledge is stuck back in that time and would need instructions remenicient of that era.

Topic by 2Mikado2 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Instructables Website Redesigned!

Have you noticed any changes here? Well, I am experiencing the biggest changes on this website. Everything is lot cooler now! I really enjoy the community now. Everything here is new and even the project pages are super cool. They add "Add Tip", "Ask A Question" buttons... all I can say it is super cool now. I like the changes.... what can you say about the biggest change here?

Topic by WarenGonzaga 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Launch status issue

I've published a new tutorial recently, but it's launch status is not updating.I has around 16k views, but if I check the launch status for the last month it only show zero visitors.

Topic by IgorF2 1 year ago

fabric glue and gore-tex?

Greetings all, I just aquired a rather expensive hat,however, being the kind of person who reads instructables on a regular schedule, I want to improve it by adding several pieces of velcro, that I may attach various useful or decorative objects to it.I don't wish to sew it because,A: I'm terrible at sewing.B: the hat has an inner lining, and I don't want to attach both layers together.so this leaves glue, I was wondering if there were any experts on here with knowledge of fabrics and fabric glue.what kinds are there?what kind should I use?will fabric glue makegore-tex melt? catch fire? acquire magic powers and cause amphibians to sing?

Topic by srunner 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Inexpensive way to grind plastic bottles?

Greetings, I am looking for an inexpensive way to grind individual plastic bottles into particles for easy melting in molds. I tried a blender. It just scrapes it very loudly and burns it. It doesn't break it up. Thanks

Topic by NeuroPulse 10 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Can you cheat the voting system? If so, here's my solution to fix it.

I'm still scared to post an instructable that won't be recognized as a good one ever since I posted my first instructable. I then removed it because I didn't get into a contest, and didn't have many friends(as I will explain next).I was scared and still am because the contests so far seem to be rigged. I feel like this because of the way the Instructables' voting system works. So let's say we create an instructable and don't care how crappy it is. Now, let's assume we are extremely popular on social media, and ask all our followers to vote for us on our instructable...See where I am going with this?All we have to do is make our friends hit "Vote", and your friends don't care if your 'ible is good; they love you so they will vote for you. Thus cheating your way through the system.I swear this happens for every contest. There has to be a better way to determine the winner from the moment the author posts his/her instructible. This cheating wouldn't make it fair for many of us, and especially not for me(I don't have that many friends) :(If this cheating method works, then isn't voting similar to a "whoever has the most friends" contest?My suggestion:I understand that voting helps separate the weak from the professional Instructables, but I feel like a better way would be to require those already entered in other contests to vote for a contest they are not entered in. Thus, the biased friends wouldn't affect the polls. For example, say Lily entered the Flower-shop contest. In order for Lily to enter the flower contest, she must vote for at least 2-3 people in another contest (except the flower-shop contest, obviously).Make the Instructables list randomize everytime you refresh the screen on every contest website here on instructables.com This way everyone will have a chance to be seen throughout the months of voting.I feel like these suggestions could be adjusted with your comments. Thank you for reading.

Topic by RamP78 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

I see a few "you have comments" indicators, but they don't show.

Several times now, I've seen indications comments were made about one of my posts, but scrolling down, they don't show. Has the format changed so much we now have to jump through hoops to get to them?

Topic by KellyCraig 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Can't Access Premium Membership

I know for a fact that I was a Premium member. Now it won't let me download.

Topic by rpastor248 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Launch Statistics Down Following Site Upgrade ?

The new website no longer promotes other instructables written by the author.Perhaps this is a coincidence but the number of views appears to have has fallen drastically since the new website was launched. Would be interested to know if your launch stats are affected too.Perhaps a (significant) portion of the recommended section that follows each instructable could be devoted to articles from the author?

Topic by lingib 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Bug in google chrome with new instructables layout

If you look at the 2 screen shots you will see the top of the menu is missing on google chrome, so you cant edit or colapse the menu bar

Topic by liquidhandwash 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Post what features, functions or changes you would like to see when using Instructables.com

The recent upgrades to this website caused some confusion as well frustration for those who though long requested features would be included.It seems that neither our code monkeys, nor those suggestiong changes and improvements are aware of the many requests and suggestions we made over the years.So let's help them out by posting what we think is bad, needs improvement or simply what we need to properly make use of this great website.Maybe within the next 3 to 10 years some might get implemented ;)I go first, shall I?1. DesignThe recent changes seemed to be solely target on people with little skills and using tablets / mobile phones.As common practise in standard forums all over the web the user should have the option to change a different layout based on the device he uses.Preferably with an automatic detection that can be overruled in the settings on the YOU pages.Someone on a small tablet will certainly welcome huge fonts and massive buttons.Maybe even the many "hidden" functions that only appear when scrolling or doing other weird things.But if you are like me and use a proper PC on a 4K screen this layout is not really usable at all.Nothing fits, nothing can be made to fit - all is fixed and pre-defined.If you really try to improve the user experience than don't block those out who started all this and still use a PC for most of their online needs!Adding different layouts is not really a hard thing unless you insist on custom made software to run all this here - than it takes efford to show you care about basic desing features!2. Forums and questionsUp until recently we had different sections for our forum topics.By far not enough but at least for most things there was a right place.Now it all one big mix of everything and still no proper sorting is possible.Topics/Questions that are a few days old wander down the list to be never seen again unless you love to scroll or follow only your Email notifications.Worst of all we now can't even see who made the last reply.The sorting inside is much better but still we lack custom sorting options or at least highlighting post/replies made after the last check of the topic.Not userfriendly at all, just much more complicated to find what you need - unless of course it was only done to get more topics and questions without caring what happens to them.3. EmbeddingAdding Links to other website is mostly fine but when it comes to pictures or videos I feel reverted back into the 90's.Everything must be done the way the developers here think is best.You want to explain something in detail with a lot of pics within your text to make it easy to follow and understand?Good luck as it will only work if you are fluent in basic HTML.A different font to really highlight something or even colored text? No way....Prefer to host your images offsite at a proper hoster?Again hope you know your HTML and that your hoster offers direct image links that are permanent...Time has moved on and user might not like to be treated as child and being constraint in the worst possible way.If someone want an image within the text then let him do so by drag and drop, better even to allow the text to flow around the image - really nice to explain an image with text on the side instead of at the top or bottom ;)The library is quite nice - if you like obscured filenames and no chance of sorting images by Instructables/topics/questions.Just the easiest way for the programming: by date with autogenerated filenames - back to the future ROFL4. EditingMade a spelling mistake in a reply or topic/question? Bad luck...Need to add some vital info to something you just posted? Why would you want to do that?Want to simply paste something you wrote up in Notepadd++ or some other editor? Great, if you like it all messed up...Even expecting to have editing options while writing is downgraded to less than what you Email client would allow for a funny bday greeting....Again: We are no longer in the 90's!You want users to be active and enjoy this website than give than what they started asking for many years ago!5. SortingAs mentioned before we need proper sorting options for replies, questions, topics...What is the point of having an active topic that runs down to page 4 or 5 of the list?Where is the most basic info in this list? Like who did last action, when did it happen?Why is it still impossible to quickly see the last replies/postings?With sometimes over 30 postings and even more replies it is next to impossible to find the stuff.If sorting options are above paygrade then at least iclude highlighting everything done after the last visit of this topic/question.And while at it, please give us back the forum sections and add some more ;)6. FeedbackAs said too many times: The developers/code monkeys need to find a way to communicated with each other and the users here!Can't even count how many times I heard things like: "We are working on it", "I will forward this to the developers", "We might include this in a future upgrade"....Seriously: What is the point of having (had) a bugs and feedback section if everyone now claims this all totally new and that nothing was ignored?Again to me it looks like "Let's do some majoy changes as my kid struggles to use this website on the tablet, while at it let's also hide some features and functions without announcing any changes we make!"It is confusing to say the least and I fail to understand why this website should be only optimised for people who can barely use a mobile device.Some of the users here might actually want to be able to have modern features that do beyong big buttons and oversized text.7. Featuring and contestsWhen I started here a featured Instructable was something that was standing out from the rest.Only in a few cases external links or certain providers of parts where present.Now even totally incomplete and impossible to follow Ibles find a way to get featured.Same for stuff that was done (better) at least 20 times before.Some spelling mistakes might be fine but if I struggle to understand what the user was writing I wonder how whoever featured it figured it all out.It often seems all that counts is a catchy header and some nice pics on the first two or three steps is enough :(But lately far too many "Instructables" are popping that not only get featured almost instantly but also only exist to advertise for a product or service - usually even indicated by the "username" behind it and the "homepage" linking to shop...Desperate much for money and not even honest enough to clearly indicate the advertisements or to push them into an advertising section?Similar story for contests :(Every now and then I get an invitaton to help judging a contest.Considering I only get to see the runners for the finals I often wonder how they got there.Some entries that (at least in my opinion) really stand out are not even in the list, instead I get some crappy ones with little efford for the workmanship or presentation - just a catching title and some nice pics.And when going for counters I see another problem:Some of the entries get featured and of course attract much more attention this way.I think it would be only fair to leave all contest entries untouched until a contest is over.It is hard enough to understand how the selection of winners made it into my ballot but copies, bad stuff and so on should not make it.And the fair go with featuring would mean the hits for an entry are not faked by being featured - feature it when the contest is over1 ;)And no, I don't try to insult or offend anyone here, just being honest and direct.Angry? Sure.Disappointed? Of course.Why? Because it could have been all soooo much better if someone would have cared to listen....

Topic by Downunder35m 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Code of determination the position of my finger in a screen

Hello guys I am so happy to be in this big helpful community. So I am student and I love electronics, this is why I am working on a touch screen working with the technology of projected capacitive sensors using, of course the Arduino Unoto determine the position of my finger on the screen and show it on an interactive screen (like the project of the 3D tracking interface https://makezine.com/projects/a-touchless-3d-tracking-interface/). Because I want to know more about this domain also to share this project with the geek of electronics in Instructables and learn more about Arduino . So please guys I need an example of an Arduino sketch to show the position of my finger. I know that's I didn't talk about the details, so if you want to make this project happen , this is my Facebook account ( https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100017432321426)

Topic by FarfaouiM 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Jeep skipping problems

Topic by larry3deer 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Convenience Winch for use in Home Loft

I would love to get ideas for making a winch that I can mount as needed on the railing of my home loft (without damaging the railing), for use in exchanging cold drinks, snacks, office supplies, etc.  between family members on the two levels of the house without needless stair climbing.   Apologies for my terrible SketchUp skills. 

Topic by mahoopes 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

What is the oddest thing you have sent through the mail?

Title is self-explanatory. Did it make it? Or what...

Topic by zachninme 12 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


The collaboration option doesn't seem to get much use anymore; Does anyone want to see if it still works? ;)

Topic by bravoechonovember1 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Gaining free game credits with Jackpot Credit Device?!? (Hack or Smokin Crack?)

I was surfing the web and came across these cheating 'devices.' The claim is that somehow these black boxes manipulate the system into giving additional free credits as you're feeding the machine and/or causing the machine to more likely pay out. I am 99.5% sure this is total BS. Still the chance to play TimeCrisis 3 for hours and hours at a deep discount sounds awesome. ;-)Here is the descriptions on the website: Third and Fourth Items downThis device was developed through years of research on machines and by beta testers. It has potential to jackpot or give credits in gambling machines and fruit machines. When put in a small box and powered by 1 or 2 (9VDC) batteries, it will fit in your pocket or up your sleeve. This unit can be used as a contact induction device (soundless arc system) or EMP induction device via magnetic induction pulses which are also soundless. This device uses in excess of 1000volts so use caution. There are two ways to use this device in either mode: as you are inserting coins, adding credits or adding money to the machine you activate the device and it will cause the credits to jump higher. The other way to use the device is to use it while you are playing and you have great odds of hitting a jackpot or winning. Kit includes all parts to build a complete unit to operate in either mode.The completed kit can be used in two modes: vacuum arc induction or magnetic induction coil mode. The device is so small you will need to coat it with epoxy and electrical tape, as a box would take up too much space. It is powered by one 9v battery, it will fit in your pocket, up your sleeve or in the palm of your hand. This unit is a contact induction device (soundless arc system) or can be converted into an EMP induction device via magnetic induction pulses which are also soundless and generated by connecting a small pinwheel coil to the output probes. This device generates around 500volts so use caution. There are two ways to use this device: as you are inserting coins, adding credits or adding money to the machine, you activate the device and it will cause the credits to jump. The other way to use the device is to activate it while you are playing and you have great odds of hitting a jackpot or winning. Kit includes all parts to build one complete unit, epoxy and tape not included.

Topic by GrumpySteelMan 11 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Would a star rating system for Instructables be a useful feature?

This recent Instructables UI update has got me thinking.Star rankings provided by users are useful feedback options that are all over the web.Instructables has been around for a long time and has had about a gajillion (citation needed) how-to's-posted over the years. There is a fair amount of redundancy in some of these projects (looking at you, Minecraft, pen guns, drawing tutorials, most of the airsoft category) and they vary WIDELY in quality from very in depth valuable content to stuff that barely qualifies as a how-to at all. What if they could be ranked? The ranking score of each how-to would be a simple out-of-5-star rating. This rating could be used for a few things:Sorting when searching. Obvious really, when you search for a how-to, there could be a little sorting option to sort by typical variables like time, views, and rating. This would help direct users to better content.Allow mods/helpful people to figure out what how-tos are really not working. This would sort the mass of content into a more easily managed hierarchy. With the new tips feature that allows people to give input on projects, this sorting would really highlight what projects really need some help, allowing users to help less successful users to improve their content.This gives a direct amount of feedback for the user, sure, views help to show the amount of interest in a project, but interest does not equal overall quality. If a user posts something that is low quality (poorly written, misleading, bad pictures, unfinished, unedited, plagiarist, or just plain dangerous) and they can see that they get a bad rating, it is a good sign that they need to work on their content.An automated service in the site could give people a head's up if their content is consistently rating low. You could get a message that says something like "Hey, we noticed that ________ instructable is performing poorly, here's some suggestions that could help it improve! (then link to the how-to-make-a-good-instructable-content) This keeps users focused on all of their content, not just recent stuff. Obviously there should be a switch that lets users turn these notifications on and off so if they don't care to use it, it's not forced on them.There are problems with this, of course. Ranking users means that personal taste can influence the quality rating of a project, rather than the actual quality of the content. Someone who hates cats could go poorly rate all the cat-related content, regardless of it's overall quality. This means there needs to be a way to make sure that the star-rating system isn't abused too much to damage good content. There needs to be a barrier to entry. Some suggested barriers to entry for star rating privileges could be:Pro membership automatically lets you rank content (pro never seemed that exclusive anyway, this could make it more desirable)Having X number of instructables posted lets you rank content (3 I think would be a fair number)Having X number of views/comments lets you rank contentWinning a contest lets you rank contentHaving the star rating of your instructables be net positive would let you rank content (IE, the majority of all your content has an above 3 star rating)These barriers or a combination of them would help ensure that only personally invested users would have access to the ranking system to ensure good data.Thoughts? Would be awesome if a moderator or Instructables dev could chime in here.

Topic by ilpug 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How to Encourage "newbies"

*********************How to __Discourage__ "newbies"*****************Speak of them in the 3rd person.Condescend.Demonstrate a lack of patience.Other methods? ***************************How To __Encourage___ Newbies:Ask clarifying questions about their poorly formed inquiry.Assume the best of their motives.If in doubt, assume that english may not be their first language. Don't assume that a person has had the same educational advantages available that you may have had. Just about anyone on earth with extremely varied socio-economic status, etc may arrive here. patience.Other tips?

Topic by Toga_Dan 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

is there other websites like this?

Please paste links

Topic by sfchohan 12 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Pen blanks

Will M.K.E.be sufficent for the polyesther resin for making pen blanks.i can not find M.K.E.P.locally.

Topic by TerryE39 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Add Instructables Features: @user tagging and a "GIVE ME TIPS!" toggle

More UI/website features ideas. Free to use and abuse, feedback welcome.What if Ible's had the ability to tag a user in a comment? For example if I'm looking at a simple robot design made by a user, and some of Randofo's excellent simple bot content is relevant, then I could post a tip/question/comment tagging @randofo to alert him of the content. This could be useful to promote collaboration and increase user interaction on the site. Obviously users should have the option to turn off or modify their taggability, to prevent them from getting spammed.What if there was a switch that allowed a user to turn on a public request for tips on a project? This would just be a little checkbox on the author options sidebar of an Ible that would turn on or off a little icon on the project thumbnail (on the bottom bar where the views and star options are already) preferably it would be orange to be noticed. I think this would be a great way for users to indicate that they actively need some help. Obviously a master woodworker posting a woodworking project would not necessarily need this feature, but a home tinkerer trying to figure out a difficult project would. I think this would really help increase the impact of the new tips feature.

Topic by ilpug 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Automatic Coffee Cup Warmer

I was given a coffee cup warmer many years ago. What made it so great was that it only turns on when there is a cup sitting on the plate; remove the cup and the warmer turns off. The other great feature about it, is that it has a higher temperature than any I have purchased since. There is no name thereon so cannot check to see if they exist anymore - no luck with Google so far.   What I would like to do is either be able to safely adjust a current model so it is somewhat hotter or, preferably, also make it automatic. Making it hotter is the first priority. jackew@earthlink.net

Topic by jackew 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Can i use a grill igniter to light Black powder

I am building a golf ball morter and I don't want to use fuse could I use a grill igniter?

Topic by Boomstick3402 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Is it possible to modify a soft-power button?

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this (apologies if its not).... I have a small stereo receiver (Lepai S-60) that I use to power speakers in my kitchen and it works well, but the stereo requires that I press the power button on it or the remote every time I want to turn it on.  I was hoping to hook it up to a WeMo switch so that I could turn it on/off via Google Home, but the fact that its a soft power button means that even if the switch turns on or off, the radio doesn't remember what state it was in last. Is there a way to modify the circuit board so that the receiver is always on and thus, I could control it via the WeMo switch? Thanks in advance, Tim

Topic by tbelcher98 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Help me to make a led panel

Hello guys.. I want to build a led board for my planted aquarium... the total watt requirement is 84 watt.. so I decided to add 16 5watt 12 volt smd led chip... but I hv some confusion about the circuit.. plss help me to build the board.. its urgent...

Topic by আহারেব 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

I really hate the way the new look is

Was there a point for this?Because for me it's harder to follow the steps. And I don't see any improvements.It's just all mangled up. The older look was easier to follow.If you did this just to give the site a "new look" you failed.At least you should give users an option to use the old look if we want to, like YouTube. You should really give this some serious thought. Not all of us like new things just for the sake of it.Thanks!

Topic by Salamyman 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Rc helicopter project

Hello guys i recently got an old helicopter with two good motors and a good frame with a control board i was wondering if some one can help me to interface with on board circuit to controll it with arduino. What i'm traying to say is to use the arduino as transmiter to send signals to the helicopter so i can control it.

Topic by Ben GharbiaH 1 year ago

Quiz on the new setup

I have heard (mostly negative) feedback on the updates, so I made a quiz on it. (I hope the quiz makes sense, I was in a hurry)https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScm-CdyyZ...Thank you for participating!

Topic by random_builder 1 year ago

Dragon ball drawings

 Please post your drawings of dragon ball, dragon ball z, or dragon ball gt characters. 

Topic by S5114 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

iPhone App not updating

My Instructables iPhone app has stopped updating :( The recent Instructables remains on "Duct Tape Projects by Sam DeRose". and the Featured is stuck on "Shop Tolls by Instructables Guide" Its been like this for a few days now. I have logged off and logged on. I have uninstalled the app and re-installed it. No success. Getting to current Instructables via Safari on the same iPhone works fine. Please help :| Alan

Topic by acboother 5 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Please put it back so people can locate it.

Answers link has strayed again in the last update. Please put it back so people can locate it.Richard Harris

Topic by rickharris 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago