WHY

Just because you can it doesn't mean you should, WHY did anyone think it was a good idea to start having pictures wander over the screen, personally I just find it childish and annoying, but it blocks out all the text items as well making navigation difficult. So yeah cute trick, now grow up and stop messing about.

Topic by StevenG8 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How Do I See My Subscribers? Answered

I got 2 subscribers and i wanna see who they are. help please?

Question by JoeyHersh 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Just Because I'm Bored

Are you bored? I am. So, because I'm so bored, I am staring out the window, pondering life's questions. Here's the view from my window, so we can all stare together.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Over Twenty Unpublished Instructables Because. . . .

I have some instructibles for tools, procedures and other things a significant portion of the readers would be interested in, but I'm not inclined to publish them because I cannot enter them in contests unless I published them after a given contest started. I live for my fifteen minutes of fame [ two minutes at a time].  Why should I publish them when I'm still fourteen minutes and fifty-nine seconds from that fame?

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


I am CRUSHED.... :-(

I had finally gotten my "project" (for the gift exchange) finished, well except for some cosmetic touches to make it look nicer then it did.  I tested it for the last time, and a wire crossed and the speaker when POOF in a puff of smoke. This thing has me so depressed at not being able to finish it and get it sent that I am having troubles just getting back in and tearing it all out to replace the speaker and maybe put in a dampener resister to prevent it from happening again......I AM going to finish this one way or another......just wanted you all to know I am having to deal with a lot lately (my Mom becoming ill and maybe needing full time "residence in a facility" and being the only one left in the family willing to do anything, a whole lot has been dumped into my lap since July. But I DO intend on getting this out somehow, but Tuesday...but I am so sorry for this horribly long delay.

Topic by Goodhart 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


because laser are high intensity so that they are not in infrered

Because laser are high intensity so that they are not in infrered

Question by sujith rojanala 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to unpiss Shann.rox because she is pissed?

Any ideas?

Question by anna rox 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Because the edit page does not work well?

I wanted to ask why when I'm editing a step-by-step instructable, passing from one step to another to transfer the text of the previous step, not giving me a new way to edit text?Someone else is happening this thing? Thank you.

Question by torx 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


21 Halloween guides because you procrastinated!

Great Halloween Costumes Last Minute Ideas DIY Makeup Lady GaGa Costumes Amazing Pumpkin Carving Iron Man Guide Star Wars Costumes Baby Costumes Halloween Treats Dog Costumes Cheap and Amazing Costumes Make a Mask Gamer Costumes Halloween Decorations Mario Costumes Become Batman Halloween Crafts Haunted House Props Witchy Wonders Ten Costumes You'll Never Make Ten Costumes You Can't Believe Someone Made Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


K'nex Gun Request

Could someone make a knex pistol meeting the following requirements? 1. The firing mine does not come out of the back of the gun. 2. It has a slide. 3. It has a mag. 4. It fires at least 20 feet. 5. The mag is easy to re-fill. Please? Thanks, BB

Topic by Bartboy 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I can't post a new instructable because there "no images"

I'm trying to author an Instructable and uploaded some images, but the site complains that there are no images in my instructable and won't allow me to post it.  They even show up in the preview of it, but the site thinks there are none!  I've never had this problem before.  What is going on?

Topic by The Lightning Stalker 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Tempted to leave instructables just because of the new layouts

I may have only been here for 2 years but this site is changing a bit too much for my tastes. In those 2 years most of the major changes have been pretty recent. Why they haven't implemented legacy views yet baffles me. Or allowing us to customize our own personal layout. By personal layout I mean that each person can customize how the site looks to HIM OR HER. If they implemented that I would be willing to put up with the bugs and glitches it would cause just for the fact that it pleases my eye. What they seem to be doing is copying facebook's style. This absolutely sickens me. I HATE facebook and the only reason I got it was to see just how bad it is. The layout for facebook form over function. It is needlessly over complicated  I am a function over form guy. I bet most of the people here are function over form too.  Don't be a facebook. If you do I will take my 10$ worth of advertising else where. Maybe if a couple thousand leave you will get it.

Topic by tytiger33 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


is it true that microwave ovens are bad because of the radiation it emits into the food? Answered

I am afraid to use the microwave oven much because overusing it can possibly cause health problems in the future because of the radiation that emits into the food.  So I mainly use toaster ovens. should i be concerned, any experts in this field?  thank you.

Question by smaxx 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Has anyone ever gotten a job because of an Instructable they made?

No details necessary, pretty straight forward.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Need help and idea because move into a new EMPTY home

Hello everybody , I recently move in a new house, but my room is empty . I need some idea to fill it, I need a desk, a coffee table, a place to sit (or beanbag ottoman), a shelf unit. And perhaps a cabinet shirt. I think use of tires and a board over to a coffee table. But after I do not know. I would use materials of recovery. Thank you for your help.

Topic by romdu30 5 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I can't reply the comment because I can't see the picture

I can't reply the comment because I can't see the picture for reducing spam(like the picture shows)

Topic by loneve65 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


NASA/JPL SAY THEY CAN NOW REACH PLUTO FASTER BECAUSE ? Answered

Listening to a Science Friday discussion of Pluto's 150 mile deep ocean, there was an offhand mention that we can now get a probe there faster because of some astrophysics technology. Pluto is now considered a miniature planet. Anybody know what this relatively new space probe speed travel technology is ?

Question by iceng 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Is there any way people could send me free rubberbands because ...

I want to make a rubberband ball big as a basket ball.

Question by jbend 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Error "the ipod "ipod can not be upgraded because an internal error occured"?

Well as stated above I get an error whenever I try to upgrade my fourth gen ipod touch, I have tried with too computers both running itunes 10.5. Help?

Question by ElvenChild 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


autonomous car goes full reverse because of wrong initialization of ESC?

 Hi, I have a problem with my robotics project. I am building an autonomous car using a LiPo battery (2S) and a 15T motor and an Arduino board. I know that I have to initialize the ESC at the beginning of my code but for some reason, the initialization goes wrong sometimes. I don't know if my code is wrong or what. Sometimes the initialization is fine and I'm able to run the car, but sometimes it goes full reverse which is very inconvenient. These are the 8 lines of code I have to initiate the ESC:  throttle.attach(6);                                                        throttle.write(70);          delay(2000);               digitalWrite(6,LOW);       delay(1000);       throttle.write(77);       delay(1000);       digitalWrite(6,LOW);

Question by fevremartin 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


The Pixlr Halloweeks Photo Challenge: Because Halloween Deserves a Whole Month

The Instructables community loves Halloween. Big time. My hope is that you'll like this photo contest.... I was looking to create a contest for Halloween for the community of people who use Pixlr apps, and I thought why limit a contest celebrating Halloween to the week of Halloween. Why not turn the whole month of October into one big Halloween fest? Heck, they do it with Christmas so why not Halloween? We’ll be giving away a new prize every week in October, culminating in our grand prize of a Sony QX10 lens — plus 3 special creativity prizes to put your artwork on beautiful, big canvases courtesy of CanvasPop. All you have to do is share a photo that screams out Halloween on Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Facebook, or Tumblr with the hashtag #halloweeks. You can follow our weekly prompts or just share anything you think embodies the spirit of Halloween — a haunted-looking house, a creatively carved pumpkin, a particularly awesome zombie costume from last year. Anything and everything “Halloween” will be considered for a prize. Interested? Visit halloweeks.com to see the current entries and find out more. Hit us up on Twitter for special recognition or encouragement. We’re dying to see what you create!

Topic by supereric 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How likely is it that my ISP is limiting me because im a pirate?

I used to be able to download items from torrent sites like "The Pirate Bay" using "Limewire"or "Bit torrent" but now I cant? I will look at the torrent site and it will say like 15 seeders and like 1 leecher or something good like that but my Limewire and Bittorrent says that I have no seeders or peers and will stay at 0% forever? What is going on? Will the RIAA drop by my house any second to arrest me? Is my ISP screwing me over? Am I just doing something wrong?And I am using The Pirate Bay to download the torrents.

Topic by jackillac92 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I cannot upload photos with the editor because the UPLOAD button is out of reach?

I cannot upload photos with the editor on my laptop because the UPLOAD button is out of reach at the bottom of my screen. I have tried minimising, moving toolbar to side and even different screen resolution. I use Windows 7 OS>

Question by boskazi 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How do i sharpen a Bowie Knife? Because of the bow in the middle of the knife.?

Hi, I recently bought a Tanto Bowie knife over ebay, and I am wondering how you would sharpen it without doing any damage. I've been collecting knives since i was around 5years of age, and I am pretty skilled at sharpening knives, I will pick up very quickly on how to do this.Picture of knife will be displayed below in a linkhttp://img36.imageshack.us/img36/3867/e6ba12.jpg

Question by Muscelz 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Because I know you like the word macro and cpu in the same sentence...

I was bored today and thought I would get the Fuji film out and take some shots of these cpu's I just pulled out of some towers at the dump, hopefully I can get more soon to add to my collection, as far as I know these all appear to be in working order (nothing better then working art).Anyways I may post more pictures later (this is my 4th F****** time writing this topic, apparently instructables has some rather SHODDY safari support....the cause of my many heated fustrations with this website, so the chance of me coming back later are slim).

Topic by Punkguyta 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


FRD in not running any more because of java what i have to do?!

Dear, sir Thank you very much for your supporting site. It's useful and convenient. But I've got problem with running Free Rapid downloader. Everything was fine, but once I exit from FRD. I've tried to restart it, but FRD didn't start anymore. When I run it, I can see the splash screen, then nothing happens. It is problem with java app.log: Mar 9, 2009 7:17:02 AM org.jdesktop.application.Application$1 run SEVERE: Application class cz.vity.freerapid.core.MainApp failed to launch java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Non-positive period. at java.util.Timer.scheduleAtFixedRate(Unknown Source) at cz.vity.freerapid.gui.managers.UpdateManager.initUpdateTimer(Unknown Source) at cz.vity.freerapid.gui.managers.UpdateManager.(Unknown Source) at cz.vity.freerapid.gui.managers.ManagerDirector.initComponents(Unknown Source) at cz.vity.freerapid.core.MainApp.startup(Unknown Source) at org.jdesktop.application.Application$1.run(Application.java:174) at java.awt.event.InvocationEvent.dispatch(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(Unknown Source) at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(Unknown Source) pls. if you can guide me to solve this problem kindly not I have no knowledge about java so if you will guide me step by step will be great favor from you I am using trend micro office scan antivirus

Question by n3n3man 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



Smart Alarm Clock - wake me early or wake me late because of something

Hello, I came up with this idea the other day as I am new to long distance commuting on public transport and the winter season is upon us in the UK.  I hope this is posted in the right section.  I've loitered on instructables for a number of years but have never ventured into the forums. Basically I get up in the morning with enough time for my normal morning routine and then leave the house by car to catch a train that runs every hour from my local train station.  The three main factors that effect me getting on the train to work.  1) Waking up on time, 2) the train actually running (it has been cancelled twice in the past 3 weeks) and 3) getting to the station on time.   As I see it there are three variables to the situation.  The time to get up in order to catch the train if it is running - 1) more or less fixed but this could vary day by day, i.e. some days need to put bins out or perhaps take something extra which requires preparation.  2) The extra time taken in clearing ice from the car and driving more slowly to the station because of ice and snow - perhaps this needs to be variable too.  i.e. frost does not have an impact on driving conditions as much as deep snow.  3) Is the train running or late? If it's not running then get an extra hour in bed - for me I commute up to 5 hours a day so extra rack time is a bonus. Basic Requirements I think the clock should monitor outside temperature at least or get that information from the internet, in which case get more detailed data   The clock should be relatively accurate, again we could use the internet for NTP or use a radio synced signal The clock needs to be aware which train I take The clock needs to know I don't go to work some days The clock should need minimal user intervention to complete it's tasks The clock should be mains powered with battery backup The clock should be able to dim it's display at night but be viewable in bright interior room conditions - i.e. we don't need it readable in bright sunshine. The clock shouldn't be too expensive to make.   Specifically I have been thinking of using a spark.io and 4 8x8 displays as I happen to have these.  Thinking about this for only a short time I guess the clock would be more easily programmed via the web and in fact probably pull it's data from the internet.  Cycling power could be the basis to fetch new configuration so not user buttons should be required. We would need to find services to get train information and very local weather information. A service or server would need to be setup where the unit could check in.  Perhaps it would be simpler if this was the proxy for the train and weather information. That's it for now.  I wanted to get my ideas in writing whilst throwing it out there for someone else to think about.  My thoughts are if you want to keep an idea to yourself then don't tell anyone - please feel free to do what you may with the information in this post. Cheers, Al

Topic by albal21 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Does AVS video converter convert to dpg? Because I need dpg for my r4.

Question by tjmortenson 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago





Cool MS paint doodle (No instructions because I was improvising and then I forgot how to make it)

Today, I was messing around on ms paint. The awesome doodle I made is below. I made a regular one, and a tiled one. As the title says, I was improvising and forgot how to make this, so sorry. *shrugs*

Topic by Flumpkins 10 years ago


Dancing a jig....because I just won a prize from ALLIED Electronis (totally unexpectedly)

At Allied Electronics Corp, on Face Book, they run a contest where they ask for each participant to read their ad, and post something the tool does.  If you get picked, you win the tool offered as prize.  Here is my facebook notification: "The winner of our Grab Your Gadgets contest.... Mike Keller! He's won a Remote-Display Clamp Meter from Fluke." I am flabbergasted ! :-) Here is the original tag line in FB:   Grab Your Gadgets ends at midnight!  Enter to win a Fluke Clamp Meter!

Topic by Goodhart 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how can i get to myspace in school because i tried to look on google but there still blocked!!?

I need help i wanna noo how to get on myspace at school because vg-fun.com dont workkk and pray3.com dont work so helppp

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I deleted this question from instructables because they removed the ability to view an instuctable in its whole for free Answered

I deleted this question from instructables because they removed the ability to view an instuctable in its whole for free 11-2-09

Question by baudeagle 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I deleted this question from instructables because they removed the ability to view an instuctable in its whole for free Answered

I deleted this question from instructables because they removed the ability to view an instuctable in its whole for free 11-2-09

Question by baudeagle 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I deleted this question from instructables because they removed the ability to view an instuctable in its whole for free Answered

I deleted this question from instructables because they removed the ability to view an instuctable in its whole for free 11-2-09

Question by baudeagle 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


OMG!!! school is out for a week because of the hurricane!!!!!!!! what should i do with all this free time?

So... hurricane ike passed and i'm done cleaning up (afer 7 hours work) and now i find out i have a week without school!!!! what should i do with all this free time?

Topic by AnarchistAsian 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago



It shouldn't be possible to produce methanol by distilling store bought wine because it shouldn't have any in it right? Answered

It should only contain ethanol right? Otherwise you would get methanol poisoning from drinking it in the first place before distilling? 

Question by ducks6 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I think I'm being discriminated against because of my bicycle. What should I do?

At our school, they let you drive your car around the parking lot at lunch. Well, I ride my bike. So I ride around just like all the cars do, not bothering anyone, and they keep telling me to park it or leave. They never do this to the cars. They already discriminate against skaters (roller skates, skateboard), and scooterists(is that a word?). They put up a sign that says No skateboarding, no rollerskating, or riding scooters on campus. Well, that worked fine, people rode the afformentioned vehicles up to the campus, stopped, and carry them through, until the school staff started to grab the vehicles directly from their arms (I rode a skateboard once on a Friday, my first skateboard, just got it the night before, I think. I had just learned to skate, was carrying it, they snatched it, and hurt my arm with the griptape. They wouldn't give it back, so I protested after school. They kicked me out of the buiding, and I never got it back until Monday). Now it seems they are starting with bikes. They even took my bike once and put it where everybody in the school could do whatever they wanted with it. If they don't allow bikes at school, then I will have to quit, because I have no other transportation. What should I do?

Topic by extremegtafan 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Battle of the bands

Whos better the Jonas Brothers or Guns N Roses? Please put if you are a girl or a boy because my sister thinks that Guns N Roses will win because only boys will vote because she thinks only boys go on instructables.

Topic by DizzyReed 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


My watch band broke off, because the piece of metal connecting the band the the main piece broke off. Answered

It's the little metal bar. Anybody know how I can fix it?

Question by Appollo64 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


What do you do if you are losing all your friends just because of the person you love?

What am i saposed to do if im losing all my friends just because of the guy i love,?

Question by ♥143BaBy♥ 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago





loud pool pump build sound cancellation for it without overheating pump motor because of possible enclosure requirement?

I have a pool pump. it seems a bit loud especially to the neighbors. I tried to buy some foam and 'for sale' signs, glued them together and wrapped them around the pump but it's still too loud, and I'm worried about overheating the pump/motor because of the wrapping of the motor/pump. Is there some way to build a sound cancellation system for this for say a hundred bucks that will run outside?

Question by kishjeff 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


mysql server does not want to get some packages because of error 'Packet Too Large'. How to fix? Answered

For some reason i unable to receive a packet sent on MySQL 4.5 server. Trying to get it MySQL just shows me an error "Packet too large" and closes the connection. Namely this situation is not so bad, i can receive the packet partially, after all. But to prevent such issues i want to know what should i do to increase the receiving option. I suppose there are some kind of limitation, it would be logical. I have not seen such error just because i used to handle small-sized packets. Is it possible? And if it is, how can i change my client settings or use some commands or what? =)

Question by Necrosyse 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago