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What would you do without instructables? My internet was down for the past month, so I had no instructables. What would you do if that or some other problem happened to you?

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Hey, lead ninja here! Please start adding instructables, we need them to promote our group!

Topic by gen.badger  

Is there instructions for this? Answered


Question by KnexFreak360    |  last reply


It would help if we had some actual furry instructables to add to the group. If you find one or make one, lemme know, and I'll add it. Generally anything related to the fandom is what I'm looking for.

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Ok so whats going on with the El wire contest. Wasn't it supposed to end on august 23th at midnight? Why did instructables change it to august 24th at midnight? When will the winners be announced?

Topic by chaoschao99    |  last reply


Does anyone have any instructions or some internal pictures for the Knex Swagboss as Knex Innovation seems to have closed down, so i am unable to get them anymore. Thank you

Question by mulletman6    |  last reply


I have set myself a challenge of running a pocket radio on the power from one candle alone. I think it is possible but have found no patents or other attempts on the internet. I wondered if it might be suitable for an instructable competition.

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Hello, I published and instructable, called 9 millimeter machine pistol, a while ago, it shows up on my profile as published and I wanted to know how many people have seen it. Also I wanted to know why I don't see it on here or really anywhere.

Topic by 6Rea6per6    |  last reply


I want to repair the charging light whose battery is dead and want to make it direct so that it can glow up with inserting into socket how is it possible?

Question by shani12345    |  last reply

When is an Instructable not an Instructable?

I have recently noticed that many of the published works are not in fact Instructables. They are simply displays of someones work/ideas,etc. They do not contain any instructions ie. how to make this. How does this fit into the Instructables ethos? I love seeing these pieces and have no problem with them being on show but, how are they classed as instructables and do they "count' in competitions and any counting for awards? I would like to display some of my work, see "what do you like to draw?",  but it has never occured to me to simply show them as an "Instructable". This may be covered somewhere but I havn't noticed it.

Topic by craftyv    |  last reply

Non-instructing instructables

I love Instructables, but I have been running into more and more posts which are simply video or still pictures of projects which give no instructions or few useful instructions. I understand that people like to publish their finished projects, and many like to see them, but are they really appropriate as Instructables when there are no instructions? Perhaps it would be good to make an area for people who just want to show off their good work, but aren't prepared to do the step by step explanations to help others duplicate their efforts. I do like to see the different things people make and think they should be included, but I admit a bit offrustration when an interesting project turns out not to have any instructions. Since I am seeing quite a few of these, I suggest the possibility of a display area for any submission without the tool list, bill of materials, and step by step instruction available on screen or as a PDF. Thanks to all!

Topic by meenzal    |  last reply

Instructables without instructions?

I am rather disappointed that I am finding instructables that point to websites.  I think Instructables is getting desparate if peope post something here, without proper instructions(intentionally left out) and then feature it. Perhaps it is an accepted process here now, in which case such instructables are not to blame but merely a symptom, or perhaps misperception on my part, of what the purpose of this site is for. Case in point: I don't mind if you create an instructable, put up all the directions, and then also point to your site.  But to put up, not even half, of the instructions and then point to your site seems dissapointing, if not misleading to me.  This is a dangerous slope from people who "share what they do and how they do it" to a company simply advertising to get other people to their own site. I am the only one who feels like this?

Topic by DragonDon    |  last reply

Embedding an instructable

 Is there any way to embed an instructable into a website/blog post?

Topic by tim_n    |  last reply

New instructables

We need new instructables, please come up with something.

Topic by Riley C    |  last reply

instructable submissions? Answered

How about showing the first time users step by step instructions and some hints on the procedure to submitting a project to "instructables"?

Question by Dirt Farmer    |  last reply

Mega Instructable

Hey, i was wondering if the has ever been a Mega Instructable on instuctables before, cause im gonna make one and its going to have 3 instructables in, 2 projects, 1 mod to a project. should i post it

Topic by ultimatesx9    |  last reply

first instructable...

When I "save and add the first page" of my new instructable nothing happens, the page just refreshes, how do I make it work??

Topic by AustralLord    |  last reply

Instructable spinoffs?

I created an Instructable a while ago for my Black Widow Hearse and after posting it just wasn't happy with it and thought that maybe I should have done each part of it in it's own Instructable.  Would it be acceptable to do that now and should I still keep the original one up to show how I used it or just include a pic of the Black Widow Hearse all put together at the end of each Instructable?

Question by PaHalloweenFreak    |  last reply

Instructable Hoodie?

I was just thinking about the instructables shirts and I started wondering...What about making an instructable hoodie? I sure a lot of people would also agree that it would be a great contest prize during the colder months! Custom Ink (the company that makes the shirts) even has an option for hoodies! I would be willing to help you guys make this hoodie a reality.

Topic by Constructed    |  last reply

Adding to a instructable

Im almost finished with the inside of my cabin which is already a  published instructable.  Do i add the pictures and instructions to the existing instructable or do i make another instructable for it ?

Topic by coolbeansbaby68    |  last reply

Patenting an Instructable?

Hi, I'm new to Instructables and I have always wanted to know whether Instructables provides patenting services for the inventors who want their instructable to be patented. Thanks Shoukei

Topic by Shoukei    |  last reply

Related Instructables?

What happened to the related instructables that's usually on the right of an ible page?

Question by MelPhleg    |  last reply

New Instructable? Answered

What should be my new instructable related to arduino.Anyone got ideas

Question by Bot1398    |  last reply

Instructable Ratings

I've made three instructables so far and I can't seem to get a rating above average. I was wondering how you more experienced instructable authors get high ratings on your intstructables.

Topic by Brother_D    |  last reply

Instructable not showing.

Hello, I wonder if  you could help me; it's not a bug but this seems the most appropriate category. I posted an Instructable on the 3rd of Dec. It hasn't shown up yet. Is it because it has the word 'pistol' in it and needs to be filtered or have I pressed the wrong button. I started to unpublish it and try again and then I decided to ask your advice instead. Thank you

Topic by FriendOfHumanity    |  last reply

Posting An Instructable

I published my instructable two days ago and it is still not showing... What should I do? By the way it says published on my account.

Topic by jollyrunner    |  last reply

Instructable not showing!

Four days ago I created a Instructable but its not showing up when I search for it. But if I go to "Published" I can view it and it says that it is published. What is wrong?

Topic by Arnseb    |  last reply

Mini Instructable?

I know Instructables likes Instructables to have several steps. I have a little project that really doesn't have enough to split into steps. It's more of a cool - you can do this - with an example. Is a single page Instructable ok? It's photo related, but craft would probably like it too. Should I just post it in those forums? Seriously - shorter than this post but with an image included. hahaha

Topic by SFHandyman    |  last reply

misusing instructables

My husband and I caught this - posted as an instructable and it is obviously an attempt to sneak an ad in as an instructable.  One of the reasons we love this site is because you aren't flooded with ads and we both suspect you'd appreciate being notified.  I'm sure you will see it addressed promptly.  Thank you.

Topic by queridaluv    |  last reply

Private Instructable

I have a private Instructable pending. I want to click "publish," by force of habit after 121 public 'Ibles, but I want to know if that will make it public again. I do not want it to be made public because it is a guide for my business affiliates, and if it were made public it would be spam. Please let me know if clicking "publish" will mess it up, thank you! This is only the second private Instructable I've made, and the first one to be published.  -Nerfocketeer

Topic by nerfrocketeer    |  last reply

instructable prizes

Well i had found in the store they are selling the prizes. So if u enterd the contest and u didnt won and u wanted a prize. well get happy and buy one . follow this link if u want to buy or clame a prize:

Topic by Jr Hacking kid  

Abuse of "Instructables"

The term "instructable" seems to have penetrated the public conciousness enough that people can appropriate the word to try and make themselves look legitimate.I came across this video on YouTube. It's a referral scam, but it calls itself an instructable! have informed the user - (Link: ) about his offence, but have had no response.Maybe other members would want to give him a piece of their mind?(I didn't have a associated image, so I've included this sneak preview of my next papercraft Instructable...)

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply

Random instructable

Hello! I have an idea so  decided to share it with you. Would it be possible to make som kind of randomazier for different instructables? For example: I want to cook something, but I don't know what so I surf in on Instructables and can't decide what I want. So I just press the randomizer and the site finds something for me. Something like StumbleUpon. Of course you should be able to use categories, keywords etc. so you don't get the Portal Gun instructable when you want a bread recipe. Time to brainstorm!

Topic by GroggDog    |  last reply

Instructables Superfan!!!

Wow...Just... wow.Eric Nguyen, Interaction Engineer for Instructables...Eric earned his BS in Computer Science at Harvard and has been building UI toolkits for the web ever since. Eric loves community-building, loud music, and industrial design...He... just... wrote this article. Well, not just now. Before. I found it on Google when I typed in GorillazMiko.But wow, just click the link and read the article, it meant so much to me.Here's some:Instructables user GorillazMiko is.. I don't know what to say. He's awesome. He's on the site almost all the time, reporting bugs, putting encouraging comments on every new Instructable that gets posted (that can be up to a hundred, some days), and making cool ones, himself.He does all this, and he's 13 years old. He's trying to get his parents to bring him to the office, the next time they have a family vacation in San Francisco. His parents must be a little confused as to why their son wants to visit some company while they're on vacation.

Topic by GorillazMiko    |  last reply

Featured Instructable? Answered

Ok, so recently I got my first featured instructable. Do I get something for that? Reply ASAP.

Question by akshat21045    |  last reply

What's instructables? Answered

Question by Dougcliff    |  last reply

Instructables redesign?

Did instructables slightly change it's layout? I never remember Instructables the world's biggest show and tell

Topic by guyfrom7up    |  last reply

instructables rules

All who think instructables rules say I. I

Topic by dsman195276    |  last reply

Any Instructables?

If you are planning to contribute a knex gun instructable tell about it here.

Topic by knexgunz96    |  last reply

Instructables Sandbox?

Is there a sandbox for practicing creating and posting an instructables without publishing (and making a fool of yourself)?

Topic by alcurb    |  last reply

Featured Instructables.

What does it take for an Instructable to be featured? Only one of my 6 Instructables have been featured, so I'm kinda disappointed.

Topic by emcee2    |  last reply

Mythbuster Instructables

Is it just me, or are really almost no instructables on here actually from the show.

Topic by downhilldman    |  last reply

Repeated Instructables?

Would Instructables benefit from another Instructable similar to some that quite a few people have already created? Or would it just be a nuisance?

Question by .Unknown.    |  last reply

Instructables employees? Answered

Besides ewilhelm, Who are the employees of Instructables?

Question by grundisimo    |  last reply

instructions are blank? Answered

When I pull up an instuctable and try to veiw the instructions there is nothing there and there is other blanks on the screen

Question by 45acp    |  last reply

Featured Instructables

If you sign up for a pro membership do your future  instructables get featured ?

Topic by mchhabra1    |  last reply

Instructables Membership?

Is the istructables pro membership worth the cost?

Question by Sean_Voodoo    |  last reply

instructable ideas? Answered

Wat should i do a (easy) instructable on

Question by diy man101    |  last reply

longest instructable?

What is the longest instructable ever?

Question by sir-zeke    |  last reply

instructable not posted

I tried to post an instructable over a week ago and its still not showing up anywhere on instructables.

Topic by budsiskos    |  last reply