Including comments in a download

I was possible in the past to choose to download comments with a project. This ability has disappeared. Any chance of a revival ? Many times a comment may add to the value of the project or point out, for example, a safety problem.Thanks JohnO

Topic by JohnMTWAO   |  last reply


PDF downloaded but no instructions included

Hi Has anyone had any problems downloading the following instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Beaded-Round-Mug-Rugs-Coasters/?download=pdf I recently took on a pro membership specifically to receive the instructions for this project, but when I downloaded the PDF there were no instructions given at all. It only showed the table of contents, the images, the comments and related instructables etc, but doesn't actually tell you how to make the coasters.  I've contacted the services team, so hopefully they'll be able to fix the problem, but wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this before.  Thanks!

Topic by Fatu23   |  last reply


Images not included in PDF Download

Downloaded the PDF for "How to make a backpack by rlciavar" using the "Download Custom PDF" button with the default Custom Download settings.  The PDF did not include the images in each of the steps.  Using desktop PC with Windows 7 and Firefox 47.0.1.  Url for the project: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-backpack/?ALLSTEPS

Topic by rysy07605 


Is there a way to download all responses to an Instructable?

When an instructable has more than one page of responses, only those on the first page (or so) are included in the download.  Usually I do a custom pdf without the comments, but every once in a while there's one with a whole lot of discussion and additional information that would be nice to have in the pdf.  I know there's a link to the 'ible page at the end, but that requires an internet connection which might not be available.  Thanks---

Question by waterbaby   |  last reply


The idea of including the embedded files when downloading instructables.

I recently obtained a Pro membership after my second ible got featured. I tried downloading ible (while at the coffee shop) to read it soon at the house. Unfortunately, the ible was downloaded only as a pdf file and the embedded arduino codes, fritzing and pdf files was not downloaded. Isn't it a good idea to download an ible in zip which will include the pdf ible and other embedded files? What do you think?

Topic by milcarlsandoval 


Changes to getting users Comments with project download?

You did have a small box popup when you downloaded a instructable that asked if you wanted it to be a adobe file with another check box to include other peoples comments about the project.  I would love the .pdf to include the comments from other members as there great questions asked and solutions to make the instructable more complete thus making it easier to build the item correctly.  Will you please tell me how to make sure I get the comments?

Question by PaulH29 


Is it illegal to download torrents?

What are your comments?

Question by Packers Widow   |  last reply


How to get ALL comments in a PDF download?

Not sure if I'm posting this question in the correct place, so apologies in advance for any mistake I am making here.  I have used Instructables downloads for quite a while but one thing I cannot find how to do:  How do I get the PDF version of an instructable to contain all of the comments posted to it?  I only seem to be able to get the most recent comments in the PDF.  Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?  I'm very interested in the answer to this question because sometimes the most important part of an instructable is the collection of comments, some spanning over many months or even a few years.  Did I just not find the correct switch to select?

Topic by ccison   |  last reply


Iphone App - Comments

I have downloaded the iphone app, and its good, but you cant see any of the comments attached to an instructable. Comments can be really important for additional information or improvements... I think you need to be able to see them. The iphone web interface handles them well.

Topic by Mr_o_uk   |  last reply


Download won't include all steps/info

When i tried to download the following Instructables: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-backpack/ and https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Draw-For-Makers/ both by the same author I did get a great deal of the information.  But I get nowhere near all of the info. I get virtually none of the pictures.  I have downloaded many instructables and I always get the complete package. I am a pro member. Below are some of the step-by-step instructions from the first one mentioned. Note the virtually total lack of instructions; Step 14: Attaching the front pouches This step covers attaching the front pouches and lower clip to the front pocket fabric. Attaching the lower clip Step 15: Adding the zipper pocket Adding a zipper and installing the inside pocket Step 16: Attaching the lower strap pieces Attaching the lower strap triangles Can you fix these so they can be downloaded? I use Windows 7 and Google Chrome. Your help is greatly appreciated, Paul Granger - grangerknives

Topic by grangerknives   |  last reply


eBook download error

Hi, I recently upgraded to Pro membership, and when downloading an eBook, all I get is the table of contents and comments on the eBook. If thats all I get, then Pro membership is not really worthwhile. Is this a bug in the eBook generation process, or by design?  eg Office weapsons eBook (attached copy). Thanks, Shauno

Topic by shauno   |  last reply


PDF download problem

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

Topic by CyValley   |  last reply


Download PDF Broken

I tried multiple methods of downloading the PDF of this article: https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PC-oscilliscope/ It didn't work here. I got some: DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd looking thing that isn't a PDF when I tried with means other than my web browser. This is the link to the defective PDF download page: https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PC-oscilliscope/?download=pdf Someone else in their comment from 2011 seems to have had some difficulties too. Feel free to get in contact with me when you have resolved this issue as I would like to download that file myself here. Thank you.

Topic by pfred2   |  last reply


Why don't images download with the pdf? Answered

 I tried to download my own instructable PDF with a custom download to include the images but none were included.

Question by tesseliot   |  last reply


Weissensteinburg

Weissensteinburg, has taken the place of members who you wouldn't think to take over the forums... That list including, Goodhart, Killerjackalop, and GorillazMiko.

Topic by bumpus   |  last reply


Comment going down the memory hole....

As has been reported by other users, I occasionally end up posting "invisible" comments, either at the top level, or as replies to someone else.  These comments are visible to me when I view the forum topic, Question, or Instructable (and the comment count includes them in that view!).  However, the forum browsing page doesn't show them (neither as "last post" nor in the count), and they are not visible to any other users. My most recent example is in BIGHAIRYDUDE's bug report. I posted one comment at 4:18 pm (CAGESVXGGMMFD6M), and another at 5:08 pm (CTRYNTKGGMMFDBI). Those strings are the commentId values, which I can see on the page when I do "view source"! I constructed the URLs by hand. If I use those links in another session where I'm not logged in, they don't work. But if I log in there (on Safari, so there's no chance of cookie or cache confusion), then my comments appear! This behaviour is unpredictable. It seems to happen once or twice a week. When it does, the particular forum topic or whatever is affected permanently (i.e., any comment I try to post is invisible), but other topics are not affected at all. I know that's going to make it hard to isolate and fix, but I'm hoping that the IDs might be of some help...

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


Distribution of Comments and Ratings Across Instructables

While Zachninme was here last week, he pulled some interesting data on Instructables. Check out the distribution of comments and ratings across Instructables in the graphs. Instructables with zero comments or zero ratings are included, which skews the data, but it's still interesting.total positive ratings / total number of Instructables = 10.4total number of comments / total number of Instructables = 19.1The raw data is attached, if you'd like to take a look.

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


FREE DOWNLOAD The Boy Electrician

Rawfire.torche.com/~opcom/ Scroll down to the electronics section on the above link, for a copy of The Boy Electrician, its a 40-Mb PDF download. Its not a great scan, but is readable. My copy right adviser has said The Boy Electrician copyright expired and was never renewed, new new material included with a copy, can be protected. This copy seems to be okay. As for my copy, I got the go ahead, and will be taking my time to do a really clean scan before I upload it to the Internet Archive, however, before that, I might upload the above mentioned copy as a stop-gap measure.

Topic by Lateral Thinker   |  last reply


Greasemonkey script "all comments"

I created a very basic greasemonkey script that adds a "all comments" link just below the normal "add comments" button.  When you click it the page will reload and all comments (up to 2000), not just 50 at a time, will be displayed.  Script simply appends "?&sort;=NEWEST&limit;=2000&offset;=2000" to the end of the URL.  This should making searching through comments with "ctrl+F" much more useful.  Note that the page reload might take a while if there are a lot of comments. I am a copy paste coder, this works on my machine(xp with FF3.5) and my account, you however are on your own.  If your computer explodes and the internet breaks after you install this, I'm very sorry.  When you download this file you will get a .tmp file.  Rename it to whatever.user.js, the only important part is that it end in user.js.  Next, right click on whatever.user.js and choose open with firefox, you can then install it in the browser. Update--Works in Chrome.  Follow the same renaming steps as above, then simply drag it into an open chrome browser window.  Chrome will give you the generic warning, just click "continue" to install.

Topic by crispyjones   |  last reply


Comment HTML formatting, etc.

Re: this thread , I hate to have to say this but I don't think it's the best idea to make a big thing ofd the ability to use arbitrary HTML in comments.  Yes, it's great to be able to go  G o o g l e all over the place, but the lack of source editor for non-pro members actually cripples the editor, including the ability to save the text of a comment with formatting/links etc. and post it later (or just keep it in case the editor screws up and deletes your comment, like it just did to me).  While the point of the pro value-added features is to make people want to go pro and "non-essential but cool" features are probably the best way of doing that without creating resentment, I still suspect the anti-pro regiment like ReCreate etc. don't need another reason to accuse pro members of lording it over the great unwashed.

Topic by PKM 


Instructables projects now include PDFs, people

Look to the last step of your projects--you can download a PDF version. I've been wanting this for a long time... Yaaa!

Topic by gmoon   |  last reply


Tutorial downloaded PDF has no images

I just upgraded my account so i would be able to download PDF versions of the instructables i like and want to try. I just downloaded my first instructable ( https://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-Monkey-Fist-with-Pool-Ball/?ALLSTEPS ) and found that the images are not included in the downloaded version. Is this correct? If this is the case the instructables would become very hard to follow indeed and defeats the point of me having upgrading my account. C an someone tell me if this is correct and the pictures as displayed on each instructables page are not actually included on their PDF downloads? If this is the case how do i go about getting my money back as this was not made clear and i feel it is somewhat misleading.

Topic by TK Trooper   |  last reply


Top 50 Instructables Fourm Commenters of 2007 Ranked by Number of Comments Mosaic!

Hi,I just took the data from the Top 50 Instructables Commenters of 2007 Ranked by Number of Comments from a while ago and turned all of the users icon into the a Robot Icon Mosaic.Here is result.Enjoy! ThanksBTWIf someone wants to help me right a script to download all of the users icons I would love to make a giant version with thousands of Pictures.

Topic by joejoerowley   |  last reply


eBooks only contain table of contents and comments

Hi, The ebooks available for download only contain a table of contents and comments, but not the actual instructables.  Not what I would call an eBook!! Is there a problem with the eBook generation or is this on purpose? Cheers, Shauno

Topic by shauno   |  last reply


Include muliple files in .bat to .exe convertsion

I have this program that converts/compiles .bat files into .exe files but I can only include 1 file in the .exe and I need to include 2 files, help please! Program can be downloaded here http://www.download.com/3000-2069_4-10715331.html

Topic by J.W 


Unwanted pop-ups and downloads

Last December 24, 2009, I clicked a link in the Instructables newletter.  An alert message box popped up that my computer had malware on it and needed an immediate check for viruses.  It offered a free scan of my computer.  I clicked OK, the scan detected trojans, and offered to sell me trojan removal software, which I declined to purchase.   I spent a lot of time and effort running scans downloading malware removal programs, uninstalling/reinstalling my security program and finally got the trojans removed.  I also learned about pop-ups that install the malware on pc's when the pop-up is clicked on. I decided to unsubscibe from the Instructables newsletter, but later relented unwilling to put the blame for the trojans on Instructables. Two days ago, I was copying a recipe from Instructables website.  When I clicked on Step 7, a pop-up message from the website appeared that my computer had signs of malware and offered to do a free scan.  Being now cautious,  I ran a scan from my securtiy that dectected no malware.  I clicked "Cancel" on the pop-up to get rid of the message, then did another scan with Malwarebytes.  Bam! Infected!  I got the security disablers off my computer and then unsubscribed from Instructables newsletter. During the time I was on Instructables website, websites came up without me clicking (while I was trying to copy the recipe.  Maybe my cursor randomly passed over an ad, then it came up.  I'm thinking the pop-up message came up the same way.  I read on McAfee SiteAdvisor comments that this happened to others:  a malicious download. Instructables could examine the ads submitted and the instructions submitted for malware.  Why aren't they doing that?  Why is Instructables website dangerous for malicious downloads?

Topic by lightellen   |  last reply


"Repeating Image" comments bug and a workaround

Several regular users, including myself, have noticed an annoying bug in replying to comments. The two comments before were copied from the same Forum topic, and were made about 1 minute apart. As you see, the second comment has the same image attached as the first, even though gmjhowe did not select add image the second time.This bug is easily reproducible. Reply to a comment in either a forum topic or an I'ble, and attach an image. Now scroll around and reply to a different comment on the same page. You'll see your image appear when you post the second reply. The error, I believe, is that the cookie(s) created by I'bles to save the sate of the first reply is not completely erased when the user completes the posting. The information about attached images is preserved, and leaks through to a second comment on the same page.The workaround I have found turns out to be really simple. Leave the page (for example, by using the Back feature of your browser), and return to the same page by following a hyperlink. Don't just use the browser's Forward feature; that will preserve state and the bug will occur. By following the link to the page "fresh," I'bles will erase the previous cookie completely, and create a new one in anticipation of what you might do on the "new" page.It would be good if Rachel or somebody could fix the cookie-handling bug so this doesn't continue to happen. It's a real pain if you've just written a long second comment, possible with formatting, and then find unexpected images attached to it.

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


catcha required to reply to comments, and won't take

I use Win 7 Professional IE9 when trying to Reply to a comment: A. The captcha script is not near the editor/Post button B. I type the two words and they are not taken. To duplicate: 1. Reply to a comment that's not near the top of the instructable comments. Enter your text/pictures: 2. Since the captcha isnt near the text box or Post Button I dont know the two words need entering, and I get the message 'Please type the two words as seen on the image' (what words? What image). 3. After finally finding where the captcha is right at the top of the comments, I enter the two words including caps and spaces. I go back down to my text box and click on post 4.  Again I get the message 'Please type the two words as seen on the image' I have also tried the refresh button on the captcha item, to 'get a new challenge' without success. I have tried about 5 two-word pairs. I also tried changing to visually imparied mode, and listened to a sound which was not useful, as there was too much distortion. I have glasses to correct a -4.25 astigmatism, but in general I can read. I also have full capacity of my hearing. However, the two words in the shown in captcha item or the digits played in the auditory method seem overly illegible. I think I can read them, but the words arent taking.

Topic by ohsosandy   |  last reply


Longest Comment on Instructables (Possibly)

Https://www.instructables.com/answers/What-essential-tools-should-I-include-in-my-dorm-r/The longest comment on this site is one by Guardian Fox on the "What survival tools should I keep in my dorm room tool box?" If anyone can find a longer one, please PM me the link.Keep in mind, he typed this with his own fingers, not by holding down the paste command for a day. If that's what you want, then go to https://www.instructables.com/community/the_forum_for_spam/ Source: Guardian FoxFor the dorm room, you only need a few tools. You're not going to be renovating, and you're not going to be doing much woodworking. You aren't allowed to do anything at all to the room beyond hanging pictures (if that), and most dorms forbid power-tools in the rooms no matter what you're use them for. Here's my take on what you'll need for the dorm. I've included a lot of things that seem unnecessary, and you can probably live without some of it... but the kit will get you through nearly any problems you'll encounter at school or in an apartment:-At least one decent multi-bit screwdriver. Look for something with a comfortable grip and sturdy construction. Avoid gimmicks like built in flashlights. I recommend the Piquiq brand which comes in a few different sizes and can be found in many hardware stores in North America. You can usually get their three-piece set for less than $20.-A set of jeweler's screwdrivers. Get a cheap set because these little things WILL get lost. Look for something with at least a few unusual bits as well as the usuals. Get a 30ish-piece set for less than $20. Most handy if you've got a thing for messing with your electronics, but also great for changing a watch battery, fixing glasses, etc.-A basic hammer. Nothing fancy needed here, and I've always preferred an ordinary wooden-handled hammer anyway. Go for a smaller hammer if you only plan on hanging pictures, get a regular-sized hammer if you plan on using it to do real work later on. Stanley is a good brand with decent prices, but there are lots of good budget-priced hammers out there. Drop by a hardware store and pick one that feels good in your hand. Less than $20 for a brand name. $10 or less for a bargain hammer. Make sure the head of the hammer is securely attached to the handle, no matter what brand you pick but a little tiny wiggle is ok. Hang a picture or tap a few finishing nails into a small project. Very handy, even when you use it wrong.-Two utility knives with snap-off blades. One with the small size, and the other with the larger size. There are hundreds of brands of these on the market, and a lot of them are junk so spring for an Olfa (the best i.m.o.) if you can find it. Richard is a decent low-cost brand which is often found in paint stores. Again, avoid gimmicks. The most important thing you need to know is if the locking mechanism works well or not, as a utility knife can become dangerous if the blade is going to slide around while you're using it. Good knives can be around $10-20 each. Cheap, "disposable" knives can be found for less than a dollar, but be sure to buy something that seems sturdy. Add a self-healing cutting mat from the dollar store, and while you're there get a metal ruler for cutting straight lines. Smaller utility knives are good for light-duty applications like trimming photographs or opening packages. Larger utility knives are good for harder work like cutting lots of cardboard-A measuring tape. You probably already have a ruler for school, but a measuring tape is much more useful for around the house. Get a 16' tape for good versatility. Choose one that has a sturdy housing and a tape that slides in and out easily. Bennett is a good budget brand you can find for less than $10 and I recommend theirs over any of the name-brand tapes out there. If you can't find that brand, go to the building supplies store and ask what brand the clerks and outside staff use around the shop. You could skip this one during college, but you'll need it one day and it's the kind of thing you can make uses for.-Pliers. For around the house and crafting I find a pair of long-nose pliers more handy than a pair of linesman's pliers, but both tools have their place. Locking pliers (aka vice grips) are also super-handy. Get one or a set, but avoid the bargain brands. Look to spend at least $7 each for basic pliers, and at least $12 for a good pair of locking pliers. -An adjustable wrench (aka thumb-wrench). Pick a smaller-sized model for your toolbox. Most of the nuts and bolts in the house will be small anyway. Go for something that opens up to 1" or 1 1/2" Brand isn't an issue, but make sure it operates smoothly and won't jam or work loose. Spend less than $10. -Scissors. A usable, general purpose pair of scissors can be found at the dollar stores or in an office supply store. Make sure they open and close smoothly and that the blades don't wiggle. Look for one with a metal screw at the pivot so you can tighten it if it works loose. If you're using it routinely for cutting fabric or any other specific task, spend some extra money and get the right kind for the job or at least a good pair of general purpose ones. Less than $5 for cheap ones, $20+ for quality ones.-Sewing notions; A pack of needles, a roll of white thread, a roll of black thread, and a roll of transparent thread, a few safety pins and any spare buttons you find. That should get you through any wardrobe fixes you may need. Each item in the kit should be a dollar or less, and you can save money by starting with a pre-made kit from a dollar store and adding a few of your own extras. Also highly recommended is this, http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1352 , but keep in mind it is cheap for a reason and needs constant attention.-A soldering iron if it's allowed in your room, and only if you're working with or fixing electronics or jewelry. Get a scrap piece of plywood or something to use as a work surface. $15 for a basic 30w iron. Another $10 for a safer stand.-A toolbox that holds everything. I like the ones that double as a step-stool, which you can find for $20-$30 if you look hard enough (mastercraft and rubbermaid brands). You might like something different, but small plastic toolboxes and even small plain steel ones are all quite cheap so go look and see what you like. You can even use your imagination and just use a plastic tote, a tacklebox, a backpack/messenger bag, shoebox, etc. Just pack your tools in it neatly and avoid putting the heavy or sharp ones on top of the ones that might break.-A plunger. If your dorm room has a bathroom, this is a must even if you never have to use it. It's an insurance policy against one hell of a mess. $10-$15.Anyway, that's all I can think of for tools. Craftier folks need more gear, and less DIY-prone folks need less. Use your best judgment and buy only what you can afford and might actually use. Pick up a few fasteners and adhesives too, usually as needed. Here's what you should probably keep on hand.-A package of assorted picture-hangers and hooks (if hanging pictures is allowed in your dorm). Buy a pack at the dollar store. A few extra finishing nails and small screws would be a good addition to this as well.-Thumbtacks. Buy a pack at the dollar store or office supply store.-Scotch tape, packing tape, duct tape (or Gorilla tape).-Twist ties. Get a bunch from a pack of trash bags.-A package of superglue. Rather than one large tube, get the pack with several tiny tubes so you don't lose your entire supply when one dries up.-Craft wire. Use it wherever you might use a twist tie, but also can be bent into whatever shape you need to become a tool or a piece of art. Dollar stores carry rolls of it often at 2/$1

Topic by DELETED_M4industries   |  last reply


Help! Need a tech to build a board. Schematic included

Hey all Sorry for being new to this. I was wondering if I can pay someone to make me this device http://www.openecu.org/downloads/shbootmode.pdf Please let me know. Thanks in advance

Topic by Nuke209   |  last reply


Make a Data Tracking Form in Instructables?

I like to keep track of my data re: all the instructables that I have done, and have all the data viewable in one place....would be interesting to see others, as well, but that may not be a viable function. Privacy issues, etc....Ideally, by clicking on "you", profile, etc., there could be a "statistics form", written in Excel, or such, with all this data and more...Barring this, and it would be a lot of programming work, is there a way you could simply but the total number of views, for all instructables, to date, under "stats" on the "info" sheet that appears next to an instructable that you are viewing? I have included pictures of a form that I put in use to do this very thing. Something similar, perhaps? Thanks. Cman

Question by Creativeman   |  last reply


MIcrochip - ''can't open include file''

Hi ALL! Please help me to find the bug! Yesterday I did the new instalation of the MPLAB X  last version v3.45 after deleting the old. I did the following tutorial to find bugs in the compilation and chip injection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUofSucHx_E The problem apear when I try to inject the software in the chip with the PICKIT3 when before nevar did so new problem. Today I reinstall all the software again two times and nothing pass than the same error. Script aded here of the only both files. Thank you in advance. Me -------------------------------------- Output feedback START -------------------------------------- make -f nbproject/Makefile-default.mk SUBPROJECTS= .build-conf make[1]: Entering directory 'C:/Users/Toshiba/MPLABXProjects/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X' make  -f nbproject/Makefile-default.mk dist/default/production/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X.production.hex make[2]: Entering directory 'C:/Users/Toshiba/MPLABXProjects/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X' "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\xc8\v1.38\bin\xc8.exe" --pass1  --chip=18F2550 -Q -G  --double=24 --float=24 --emi=wordwrite --opt=default,+asm,+asmfile,-speed,+space,-debug --addrqual=ignore --mode=free -P -N255 --warn=-3 --asmlist -DXPRJ_default=default  --summary=default,-psect,-class,+mem,-hex,-file --output=default,-inhx032 --runtime=default,+clear,+init,-keep,-no_startup,-download,+config,+clib,-plib   --output=-mcof,+elf:multilocs --stack=compiled:auto:auto:auto "--errformat=%f:%l: error: (%n) %s" "--warnformat=%f:%l: warning: (%n) %s" "--msgformat=%f:%l: advisory: (%n) %s"    -obuild/default/production/main.p1  main.c main.c:10: error: (141) can't open include file "main.h": No such file or directory make[2]: *** [build/default/production/main.p1] Error 1 make[1]: *** [.build-conf] Error 2 (908) exit status = 1 nbproject/Makefile-default.mk:100: recipe for target 'build/default/production/main.p1' failed make[2]: Leaving directory 'C:/Users/Toshiba/MPLABXProjects/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X' nbproject/Makefile-default.mk:84: recipe for target '.build-conf' failed make[1]: Leaving directory 'C:/Users/Toshiba/MPLABXProjects/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X' make: *** [.build-impl] Error 2 nbproject/Makefile-impl.mk:39: recipe for target '.build-impl' failed BUILD FAILED (exit value 2, total time: 606ms) -------------------------------------- Output feedback END -------------------------------------- JAVA are in the last one version up to date My system: SATELLITE L50-A-1F2 Windows 8.1 64-bit 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 39.6cm (15.6”) , Toshiba TruBrite® HD TFT High Brightness display with 16 : 9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting Hard disk 1 TB Shining silver finish with stripe pattern, black keyboard 8,192 (4,096 + 4,096) MB, DDR3L RAM (1,600 MHz) NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740M with CUDA™ Technology and NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology maximum life : up to 4h00min (Mobile Mark™ 2012) weight : starting at 2.40 kg W x D x H : 377.5 x 244.0 x 25.95 mm

Topic by IvanV18 


The Boy Mechanic, c1930 Free for download

Http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=boy%20mechanic%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts the following is OCR text from the scanned book, the link above shows 3 items, books one and two, the first item, from Project Gutenberg is a duplicate of one or two, but not worth downloading. 700 projects, which can be updated to use modern materials and used as the basis of an Instructable. I guess from memory the book is from the 1930's as I have an original edition I bought second hand from a library in the '60s. Pcoject Gutenbenj's The Boy Hechanic: Volume i, by Populat Mechanics This eEoot is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and uith almost; no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy ^'^r give it auay oc re-use it under the terns of the Project Gutenberg License included uith this eBool! oc online at huh. gutenberg.net Title; The Boy Mechanic; Volume 1 700 Things For Boys To Do Author: Popular Mechanics

Topic by Lateral Thinker   |  last reply


My music playing Floppy drive!(Sound included)

After about 3 days, 2 days worth of Emails exchanged, And one day worth on setting up an OS, I finally got my floppy drive to play MIDI's! How i did it was, I saw this program called floppymidi, it was for BeOS, So i downloaded and installed BeOS(on an old 3GB HDD) now i got BeOS running and i installed floppyMIDI, After about 5 Confirmation messages i got it installed. Now i had to go on a hunt for a MIDI player that works for what i need, I found KMidPlay, But the links where broken, I contacted the site owner, he fixed the links, now i downloaded it and it could not run! After exchanging a few Emails he gave me another version of the program, It worked at last! I got it to play some of my favorite MIDI's, Onestop.mid, And Another. Here are the Original MIDI's and the recordings.(note: the first 2 are .MIDI's and the Last 2 are .wav files) Anyone got any midis that i can play?

Topic by ReCreate   |  last reply


Unwanted Pictures keep showing up in comments

Ok, so i was joking around with gmjhowe on Kiteman's orangeboard, and i posted a picture with a comment. then, i forgot to post the smiley that indicates it was a joke, so i did. The picture i posted in the other comment showed up in that comment. I posted some more comments to test, then a few apology comments, the picture showed up each time. I never posted the picture on purpose i have included the picture in question, and have asked kiteman not to delete the comments for your view.

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


Hallowe'en turns educational - free masks to download.

Feel like mixing Hallowe'en fun and science?There's a new website about the five kingdoms of life, with a Hallowe'en theme and masks you can download and make. There's a bat, bacteria, fungi, a pumpkin and more on the way.You can imagine the doorstep scene:"And what have you come as, Billy?"Oh, I'm a Basidiomycota, Mrs Ponderosa, a genus of club-fungus that includes both edible and highly toxic species.

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Can't even find link to download ebooks

I became a pro member yesterday, and the membership appears to be working correctly -- I can download full instructables including pdfs. But I'm having trouble with ebooks. When I click on "Download the ebook" I'm taken to a page that allows me to download Adobe Reader, Calibre, and the iBooks app. But I don't see links anywhere to download the actual book. (PDF is my preferred format.) I can see from this forum that many others are having similar problems, so this is clearly a frequently asked question. But I don't see a hint of an answer anywhere. Can someone please help?

Topic by rcfinn   |  last reply


FREE DOWNLOAD 1915 ELECTRICITY FOR THE FARM

This is not a scan of the original book, but the original book converted to text with OCR, and strictly proof read with QC controls. Thus the charts, formulas can be copied and pasted into something else.  www.gutenberg.org/etext/27257   ELECTRICITY FOR THE FARM LIGHT, HEAT AND POWER BY INEXPENSIVE METHODS FROM THE WATER WHEEL OR FARM ENGINE BY FREDERICK IRVING ANDERSON AUTHOR OF "THE FARMER OF TO-MORROW," ETC., ETC. New York THE MACMILLAN COMPANY 1915   PREFACE This book is designed primarily to give the farmer a practical working knowledge of electricity for use a slight, heat, and power on the farm. The electric generator, the dynamo, is explained in detail; and there are chapters on electric transmission and house-wiring, by which the farm mechanic is enabled to install his own plant without the aid and expense of an expert.    With modern appliances, within the means of the average farmer, the generation of electricity, with its unique   conveniences,   becomes   automatic,   provided   some   dependable   source   of   power   is   to   be had—such as a water wheel, gasoline (or other form of internal combustion) engine, or the ordinary windmill. The water wheel is the ideal prime mover for the dynamo in isolated plants. Since water-power is running to waste on tens of   thousands of our   farms throughout   the country,   several chapters are devoted to this phase of the subject: these include descriptions and working diagrams of weirs and other simple devices for measuring the flow of streams; there are tables and formulas by which any one, with a knowledge of simple arithmetic, may determine the power to be had from falling water under given conditions; and in addition, there are diagrams showing in general the method of construction of dams, bulkheads,   races, flumes, etc.,   from materials usually to be found on a farm. The tiny unconsidered brook that waters the farm pasture frequently possesses power enough to supply the farmstead with clean,   cool,   safe   light   in place of   the dangerous,   inconvenient oil   lamp;   a   small   stream capable of developing from twenty-five to fifty horsepower will supply a farmer (at practically no expense beyond the original cost of installation) not only with light, but with power for even the heavier farm operations, as threshing; and in addition will do the washing, ironing, and cooking, and at the same time keep the house warm in the coldest weather. Less than one horsepower of energy will light the farmstead; less than five horsepower of energy will provide light and small power, and take the drudgery out of the kitchen.   For those not fortunate enough to possess water-power which can be developed, there are chapters on the use of the farm gasoline engine and windmill,   in connection with the modern storage battery, as sources of electric current.   www.gutenberg.org/etext/27257

Topic by Lateral Thinker 


21 uses for a wire Hanger Problem

When you download the pdf of 21 uses for a wire hanger the top download actually downloads 11 uses .. with 11 different uses included. When you choose the custom pdf download it is called 21 uses but I only saw 14 actually in the download ... if you download the actual page it is 21 uses .... Just an inconsistency...

Topic by ChefJohn1955   |  last reply


Spammer

Maybe this guy just really likes cnpowercords.com, but this guy includes the link in every comment and on his own page comments, seems like a spammer to me. . .louisyao80Username

Topic by waterppk   |  last reply


Problems with rhapsody music downloads and mp3 player?

Hi all, Was wondering about this problem I have been having with rhapsody music downloads I get  from this rhapsody music subscription I have and my mp3 player. I've been using the rhapsody subscription to listen to music on the pc mainly, but I got a new mp3 player from my girlfriend and I was thinking I could also use the rhapsody music that comes with the rhapsody music subscription on the mp3 player , since as far as I recall I have included in the subscription rhapsody music downloads for mp3 players. But I was wondering something: how do I download rhapsody songs to mp3 player and  what happens to the rhapsody music downloads from the mp3 player if I  find a better music service  from where to get music and give up the rhapsody subscription ?

Question by johnyyblackeye   |  last reply


Bug in search results which include forum topics

When an Instructables search includes forum topics or comments from forum topics in the results, each of those items has an error associated with it.  Instructables which are search results have a trailer line "by in : ", where each of the keyword items is an appropriate hyperlink. For example, searching for wind tunnel includes   VAWT Lenz type. Stage 1. Converting wind power to rotary motion. Jul 9, 2010 ... This VAWT takes advantage of a natural wind tunnel affect I get between 2 of my sheds. The unit has to be free standing so it can be moved ... by Dr Qui in workshop: energy But the same search also has the following: Wind energy to light up a car top sign? I was thinking that it might be a good idea to use the wind from the car ... that said if the sign is hollow you could make a wind tunnel ... TypeError: Vars.richSnippet.document is undefined: Vars.richSnippet && Vars.richSnippet.document.author

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


Compact the PDF

The PDFs of instructables include lots of images in full size. This is good for viewing online but waste of paper when printing (what the PDFs are intended for) What we can do to change this : Implement importance setting to the images and image comments. This is set by the author of the instructable when creating it and can be changed later by the viewers Add the following settings on the download page Setting 1 - Images less important than this are scaled down Setting 2 - Images less importat than this dont get into the PDF at all A comment like ' Plz print me on used draft paper' on the download page may save some trees as well

Topic by 11010010110 


Problems downloading a PDF - March 2014 **FIXED!**

Mar 21, 2014 - UPDATE We had a small release last night and it looks like this problem was solved! Your browser will require a new cookie for our site; clear your browser cache and refresh the page, then try downloading again. You may have to use the 'custom PDF' on some projects. Thanks for bearing with us while we sorted this out. Please leave your comments below. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mar 14, 2014 One of the Pro Membership benefits is the ability to download a PDF of an Instructable for offline viewing. Something has happened in the last week which has caused the PDF generation to not work correctly, preventing projects from being converted into PDFs and being downloaded. This is a known bug and we are investigating the cause and a fix. You may notice this happening to a few Instructables, but not all. There are still many projects that work fine when you request a PDF generation for download. Currently we can recreate this issue across all browsers and operating systems. While we figure out what is going on and working on a fix, please use this Forum topic to provide us with any feedback you may have or links to projects where you're experiencing this problem. Updates to this post when there's more details. Sorry for the delay.

Topic by mikeasaurus   |  last reply


Malware from http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm in Instructables comment?

PMbeartoe 's comment(Jul 28, 2011. 8:30) on Solar Hot Air Balloon Message-in-a-Bottle instructable referred to http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm I used it for a search.  Shortly afterwards my wife use google. The google results page would not scroll. and also a google security update was suggested. I accepted the update and Microsoft Security Essentials immediately warned of malware and cleaned the just installed files from the downloads folder. A scan was advised and actioned.  Backdoor:Win32/IRCbot.EW (Aliases: Suspect-AC!E30DD121029B (McAfee)    WORM_PUSHBOT.SMA (Trend Micro)    Trojan.Win32.Swisyn.ajmj (Kaspersky) ) had been detected in  ...\Downloads\Google_Security_Update9.2b.exe Can any one advise if the malware came with scroogle?

Question by davatr   |  last reply


New comment editor -- nice, but badly slow to load

So I like the new comment editor that's been deployed.  It looks just like the "standard" edit boxes with formatting icons across the top (including the silly pseudo-Micros**t tab edges that don't do anything).However, it is really slow to load.  I timed it a over fifteen seconds just now.  I was able to type in the whole title and keywords for this posting before the edit box was ready to be used.  Caching the icons doesn't seem to be the issue, as this is the third edit box I've opened this morning.  Unless that speed can be improved, this may create more irritation and complaints than it's worth.(Minor update, looks like Eric's announcement that re-editing wouldn't work has been fixed.)

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


Translations? Is there a way to tranaslate our comments to our choice of languages?

   One of my favorite "Instructibles"  (By a spanish speaking publisher) mentioned that he uses an automatic translator. I didn't notice an option to translate my post to his page to another language(I speak english). Don't know if you proviode that option or not....Or, if I need to download my own translator to do this.... I might be pushing your "Be Nice" policy, but I thought it would "be nice " to post my comments to him in spanish.................Thank Y'all for providing such a well constructed and emensely useful site....Hope you "Live long and prosper"....

Question by rexit   |  last reply


GreaseMonkey Script for Instructables - Auto-All Steps - Download it Now!

I whipped this up, still needs work, but it works (sorta)...You can download it hereNow, on the Explore pages, it will automatically take you to All Steps instead of the Intro step when you click on a link.I'm considering this open-source, so PLEASE post modifications, again I literally spent 2 minutes on this - including debug/testing time.I know you are saying "duh its open source, its a script! moron" But what I mean is that I am encouraging modifications.Code below if my server is down // ==UserScript==// @name Instructables "All Steps" Fixer// @namespace https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:instructable/*// @description Automatically loads All Steps instead of the Intro only// @include https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:instructable/*// ==/UserScript==//Made by Zachninme//Although this is open-source, always leave the above line intact. Thanks.var allLinks, thisLink;allLinks = document.evaluate( &apos;//a[@href]&apos;, document, null, XPathResult.UNORDERED_NODE_SNAPSHOT_TYPE, null);for (var i = 0; i < allLinks.snapshotLength; i++) { thisLink = allLinks.snapshotItem(i); if (thisLink.href.match(/\?/i)) { } else { thisLink.href += &apos;?ALLSTEPS&apos;; }}(I have zachninme.com registered, but it isn't working right... *sigh*)

Topic by zachninme   |  last reply


Comment post-processing does not respect line breaks in PRE-blocks

I have just noticed that the post-processing done when a comment is posted does not respect line breaks included inside ... blocks.  See, for example, my reply to https://www.instructables.com/answers/How-do-I-include-code-in-my-instructable-and-not-h/.  The preformatted text is shown as a single line, but entered it as three lines:   The text seen here   is in fixed format,   sort of like source code. Notice the line breaks, which are respected when I type stuff like the above in the WYSIWYG box (so the tags get converted to &lt;/&gt; entities).  Here is exactly the same five lines of text entry pasted into the Source interface: The text seen here is in fixed format, sort of like source code. As I'm looking at it now (in the editor), there are three separate lines, all in typewriter font.  However, when I publish this, that is likely to change...

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


Can't add photos/upload photos to comments in forums on or instructables

In both Firefox and Safari, I can't add any photos to comments. The "your library" and "flickr import" tabs can be clicked on, but clicking on them just redirects you to the top of the page, and once you scroll down... you'll notice they didn't actually switch out, so they are not accessible. Uploading is impossible - you can see in the image I've included the button is missing and the text is doing a crazy overlapping thing.  (though, it is good to note that this taught me I can indeed add photos to forum posts! hurrah!) I'm running Mac OSX 10.5.8, and Safari and Firefox are both current.

Topic by jessyratfink   |  last reply