Instructables IRC?

I was just thinking -- maybe instructables should have an IRC channel(s)? It might be an interesting way to chat...

Topic by zachninme   |  last reply


IRC knex channel

Hey, I decided that the knex community needs a IRC channel...why? We don't have one yet (as far as I know). IRC is ALWAYS good to chat because it is fast and there are MANY clients you can download and access it. So, I programmed a bot to manage it and now it's online! I put it in IRCLink, the channel is #knex. For those who don't know how to use it... Go to google, type IRC client, you can download one, then type into the chat box "/server chat.efnet.org" and after that "/join #knex". For those who don't want to download stuff: here is a client for the web-browser. As a channel you must enter #knex For real name and email you could just invent something Looking forward seeing you all there!

Topic by Sorunome   |  last reply


Better Chatroom -- IRC Channel

EDITFrom what I've heard, the meebo chatroom has some flaws... I figure its worth a shot of trying again in IRC. I won't go into the details, but it should be a way better method of chatting ;-)I suggest Chatzilla for a client. There's also [www.mibbit.com mibbit] which is online and has an embeddable widget, but I don't really like it as much.I want an IRC channel, and god-dangit I'm going to make one!Its #instructables on irc.freenode.netIf you're already using something like Pidgin or Trillian, IRC should probably be on there, just pick a username, server is "irc.freenode.net", then just join the chat #instructablesIf you aren't -- MIRC Chatzilla is a good client...Anyway... just wanted to let y'all know it exists :P

Topic by zachninme   |  last reply


IDEA - IRC integration in Instructables.com

I just had an amazing (i think) idea....Instructables should host an IRC channel.it would allow people to ask specific questions (often not necessary to archive) and chat without the necessary delay that a forum presents... the forum would still be the way to communicate with the group (whether they're online at the same time as you or not) but the IRC channel would allow for higher speed exchanges as well, thereby improving the ability to collaborate on projects, ask questions, and share insights.The IRC channel should be moderated, and public transcripts should be logged on the site in an openly accessible mannerThis allows others to benefit from previous topics breached in the channel, helps keep it clean, and provides a level of protection for children / young teens who use the site. The logs would be slightly behind the active chat (updated hourly) to discourage lurkers.The IRC channel's current viewers should be posted on the site, as well as an IRC protocol ink to the channel.that way, people can see what sort of activity is present on the server before joining.I believe Instructables has a lively enough membership to support such an endeavor, and that it would enrich the community, and bring us all much closer. I welcome anyone else's input on this idea, and hope the 'Ibles staff will take it under advisement.btw, I'd love a job... the bay area is much nicer than VT for the creatively minded

Topic by gschoppe   |  last reply


Instructables Chat Room! (IRC)

Did you know that instructables had an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) room? Well, now you do! And you have no excuse not to join it! So, come on in, join the chat room! Here is a (Outdated) guide to it! https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-the-Instructables-IRC-Chatroom-With-C/ Note: You can no longer connect to the Freenode server through mibbit, but you can get to it through: http://webchat.freenode.net/ In Nick you put the nick you want to be in (Preferably your instructables nick) In Channel you put #instructables and then you put in the captcha (Which always thinks I am a robot...) Come join us! We won't bite!  But be patient. It can often take a while for us to respond. Give us time. Come back. You will like it.

Topic by schumi23   |  last reply


MacOSX: Any suggestions for good and secure IRC client for Tiger/Leopard?

This is a question for the Mac experts out there (Jake, this means you!). Can anyone recommend a good quality, secure IRC client for Macs running Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5)? The obvious Google search gave me four or five options, but I don't have any criteria from which to choose. If there's one that comes with MacOSX, that'd be great, just tell me. Mac Help gave me a big fat goose egg when I asked :-(

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


What to do about an IRC bot?

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I got an IRC bot on my comp and pendrive. I know IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, and that it allows someone to acces my computer. Norton antivirus can't remove it, and I haven't tried with spyware doctor yet. Until I can conctact a friend of ours who can hoefully fix it, I'm open to suggestion. Also, another note. My previous comp, a desktop comp, had a virus. (I had written about this sometime ago) I had inserted Spyware doctor CD while it had that virus, then my comp started fainting (restarting randomly), and I was wondering if there was any chance the CD got damaged or infected? Last but not least, how do I remove the afore mentioned bot from my pendrive? I'm scared...

Topic by Keith-Kid   |  last reply


Instructables IRC (Much better than Meebo)

After getting fed up with Meebo, and its guests floating in and out, causing disturbances in the force and whatnot, A few other mods, and myself, are trying to educate other members on the benefits and use of the instructables IRC chatroom.Click here to get educated!

Topic by bumpus   |  last reply


Introducing Fauxrobo

Any of you who enjoy partaking in our new IRC chatroom. Will no doubt have jumped into this forum topic due to recognizing the name.Fauxrobo is the name of the IRC bot that runs in our IRC chatroom, he helps to make the chatroom safe, and offers a lot of extra features for the users of the room.I recently decided that its about time Fauxrobo got an identity. A lot of the chatroom members have been developing a certain affection for him. So to celebrate Fauxrobo getting both a face, and a user account, I'm giving out some patches to the regulars!I spend alot of time in the chatroom, and I recognise all the familiar faces, post a comment below, and I will send a patch your way!If you want to get in on the action, check out this instructable on using the IRC chatroom, feel free to contact myself, Bumpus, CameronSS, or Nachomahma for some help.You can get straight into the chatroom via this weblink, at which point you will find myself, or many other helpful people to talk to.

Topic by gmjhowe   |  last reply


How to config http proxy sever?

I wanna use irc cient on my old cellphone.After set up irc sever (irc.net) and port (6667). My phone require "use HTTP proxy sever"(because my phone dont support socket).I seach in internet but i cant find any avaiable wapHTTPsever for my phone.Please help me.... This is connect setting of my cellphone: Name :VIETTEL WAP Session mode: permanent security : off data bearer: GPRS GPRS access point : v-wap IP: 192.168.233.10 Authentication type: Normal Login type: Auto User name: mms Password : Thanks !!!

Question by login721 


can someone build me an IR remote range booster? for pay?

I have chauvet hex 3's using the IRC-6 and need to go from about 25/30ft range now to 75ft, if poss. I just don't want to build it. (but may have to?) thanks guys/gals  charlie at c the sound aat ya hoo in the middle of the good ol us *us residents only please. don't contact me for any other reason.* smooch

Question by audiodoofus 


Remove, Change order of steps method?

Hi all! Resolved I'm working on an instructables ( https://www.instructables.com/id/EBS1PLAHV9HT7JU/ ) and I accidentally added a step. I would also like to switch steps 6 and step 7. How can I do that? Thanks! Also, if you have any general suggestions, please give them! Someone answered my question in the instructables IRC (Internet Relay Chat) -  in the editor I hit view all steps, and there there are little xs to delete steps, and you can drag and drop the steps.

Topic by schumi23   |  last reply


Pandemonium '12

KI is down (lolidunno why) so I decided to make this here. We want to do it again this year but don't know when or where yet, probably at the same place as the last few years but that could change. I just want to put this out there so we can discuss or if anybody is interested. Mainly doing it because I remember DJ and Dunkis saying they'd like to come down for a war this summer, and I was wondering if that was still a viable option for them. And dammit, KILLERK, get in KIchat! :P Since KI is down it is probably hard for anybody to get to KIchat at the moment. Here's a link for you guys: http://cbe002.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23kichat&server;=irc.darkmyst.org To anybody using an IRC client: server is irc.darkmyst.org, port 6667 (I think, though that might not be necessary), channel is #kichat

Topic by Mepain   |  last reply


Instructables junkie, are you one? Know the signs.

Are you an Instructables junkie? (if you or a friend/loved one apply to 3 or more of these, please indicate it so that we may be enablers to your self destructive/constructive behaviors. Please be honest) If I feel nice, I might make a personalized I'bles member card for those who ask(domindude10). Symptoms include: - Spending more then 5 straight hours on the site - Commenting excessively - PMing excessively - Trying way to hard for any patches you can find, no matter how lame they are - Replying to all your comments, within less than 15 minutes of comment being posted - Posting the most unrelated stuff to the subject at hand - Neglecting things in the real world that are more important then your attention-seeking behavior here, like homework, or your job - Complaining about things that aren't worth anyone's breath or time - Making many I'bles solely for contest entries - Using terms like I'bles, 'able, OB, O-board, (more to be amended) - Making excessive forum topics - Those who post *some* things Knex (like guns. its not all bad, the ramp stuff is cool) - You roam the Instructables chatroom (meaning you are more than just a casual user) sub-note - you also troll the I'bles IRC much more then necessary - You have lots of partial projects lying around the house, but not being able to prioritize them because they are all so equally Instructableizeable(or you lack the funds to finish them(possibly from your lack of attention to the real world)). - Your response to pretty much everything that happens around you is "That would make a good Instructable." - Your first choice of a search engine is Instructables and not Google, even when you're not searching instructions. - You pressure everyone you know to join/submit Instructables/use them. - You brag to no end to everyone about how cool Instructables is and how it is your whole online life (possibly real life too) - Asking yourself, "What would Kiteman do?" - Praising the robot or Eric whenever it is totally unnecessary. (list to be amended with new whore attributes when they are identified) List of confirmed Instructables junkies: 1) Dj Radio 2) Killer~Safe[Cracker] 3) Kiteman 4) ripstikfan 5) domindude10 6) PKM 7) Nova Hawk 8) V-Man737 9) Izanagi Telos 10) lemonie 11) smilee 12) Berkin 13) mg0930mg 14) logangina 15) conadia 16) The Jamalam 17) hiyadudez 18) Kryptonite 19) Seleziona 20) daywalker42 21) Bartboy 22) MrMystery96 23) sharlston 24) RavingMadStudios 25) joshualater If you have found that you are are indubitably a junkie, you may think about joining the 12 step program.

Topic by The Ideanator   |  last reply


Get Paid for your Hardware Projects

Looking thru all of the cool projects here, it seems like there are too many projects that took tons of effort, sitting in attics. Or they're being used by the project designer, but no-one else can benefit from the designer's hard work. A lot of people would love to try some of the projects you've come up with, but they're not sure where to start.Here's what I'm proposing;- I'll keep a stock of the most useful components (passives, IC's, etc). I'll also keep stock of several 'generic' project PCB's.-You come up with a cool project using these components, Or modify a project you've already done. Once you've got it done, send me your source code / design and a Howto.-I'll publish your projects on my site, and I'll market my site to drive hobbyists. I'll spend real money marketing it, driving traffic so that thousands of folks will visit and check out your projects.Here's the best part; If a visitor thinks your project is cool, they can order the materials to build it. I'll take care of shipping, inventory, payment processing, etc, and I'll share the revenue with the project designer. Imagine if your hobby paid some bills instead of making them! And all you have to do is write up a 2 or 3 page 'How I did it' and share your code.HOW TO GET INVOLVEDI need to do a fair number of things on the business side, so I won't be ready to launch for 2-3 months. Before I can launch, though, I need to figure out what the inventory of components should be. There are two ways to get involved;IF YOU HAVE A PROJECTGo to the website and submit a brief description and a Bill of Materials (BOM). The BOM is the most important. Once I've collected enough BOM's, I'll build an initial component inventory for projects. Try to be thorough with the BOM (Everything but solder). Your project doesn't need to be done (or even started), but if you share your project now, you'll get priority listing when the site is launched.IF YOU WANT TO SEE A PROJECT AVAILABLEVisit the website and drop me a note. I'll collect project ideas and see if any designer are interested building it (or chase down a designer who already did).My goal is to let other folks enjoy your awesome projects and appreciate your work. You'll also be able to make some money with your hobby, too. All feedback is appreciated!To get you thinking, a few projects I've seen around or think people might find cool; 'IRC client in an altoids tin', Music Visualizer, C64 wiimote baseball bat, LED stock ticker, Homemade portable MP3 player, POV clock / 3d display, Guitar Hero kit, LED lighting system, 3d printer, Parking assistant, SIM card reader, Metal detector, GPS logger / tracker, Balancing Robot, Remote Camera recorder, PS/2 Keylogger... Whatever! At this point, I don't need completed projects, just an idea of what they are and the Bill of Materials.The only way to make this project viable is to limit the inventory depth. By submitting projects now, I'll be able to build an inventory that will best support your ideas.The website is www.gadgetgangster.com. Thanks in advance,Nick

Topic by Gadget Gangster   |  last reply