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Question by ixited | last reply
I cna't sign in to my account on the Android app. Galazy S5. I am automatically on there as a guest, and if I favorite something, it asks me to sign in, and it will favorite it on my account, but if I do anything else, it signs me bak out again. I can't sign in or stay signed in at all with the Android app. any advice or fixes wouldb e great.
Question by adenda2 | last reply
Whenever I come to this site, I always have to sign in, even when I click the "remember me", this is not recent, been going on for 3 or 4 months. I am using windows 7 with FireFox and am accepting cookies. It's just plain annoying to have to sign in every time, even if I don't shutdown my computer it still forgets me. I like to click on an instructable and have to set to show all steps on one page, and when I sign in it does just that, but when I open a new tab to have another instructible open, it forgets me again. Any fix to this? It also does it on the Seamoney and Chrome browsers on my laptop.
Topic by scob89 | last reply
It doesn't happen every time but enough to be aggravating, I go to view an instructable from the main page and get signed out so I can't see all steps on one page or comment. Clicking sign in doesn't do anything but when I return to the man page I'm signed in ! Some times like today it's an instructable I've viewed before and commented on and want to reply to a reply. This has been occurring since the last update or whatever was done and happens on different computers and access sites (home, coffee shop, daughters house etc)
Topic by l8nite | last reply
I am having an issue with attempting to download the pdf file. I have paid for the Pro account and have not incountered this issue until today. When I sign into my account and then click the download this file in pdf it asks me for me account user name and password. I enter the information and then I am signed in but when I go and attemt to download the file it asks me for account user name and password once again, even though I have not signed out. Never had this issue with other sites on on Instructables. Currently using IE 8.0 with Win XP Service Pack 3
Topic by spllbnd2 | last reply
I recently was given a computer from my job because they wasn't using it anymore. I took it home and signed it on to my wireless router with success. But when I go to get on the internet it won't sign on. Even Windows can't diagnois what the problem is. I do know the company only used it for intranet usage. Is there something in the security or something preventing this..HELP?
Question by devandre1 | last reply
This may be one of the greatest pranks I've heard of in a while.We see them everywhere these days, digital signs by the side of the road telling us about road conditions or that we should prepare to stop or that our local bridge might be closed next Tuesday from noon to midnight. And if you're like me, you've always just assumed that the message on the signs is legitimate and properly authorized.But what if the sign, instead of reading something like "Ice Ahead" was flashing the message, "Zombies Ahead"?It's true that in San Francisco or a few other cities, such a sign could be put up by local transportation officials to warn people of an impending zombie march, but even in those places, the more likely explanation would be that the sign was hacked.And if you're in the Boston area and saw signs hacked in this way, there's always a decent chance it was done by students from MIT.According to the blog i-hacked.com, some programmable road signs are easily messed with, largely because they often have unlocked instrument panels, a text-entry system that is easily accessed, and are often protected with uncomplicated, or unchanged default passwords. That's some of the text from an article on cnet, here. I love what the hackers did with the text. :-)
Topic by Gjdj3 | last reply
I want to create my Greek letters alpha omega chi into an led light *the actual symbols*. and i need to know what parts i would need to make a sign that can be programmed to light up in various ways. i plan on using alot of LEDs and i want to program the light from the computer through the rs232 cable. and which program would be best for this what type of chip i should use one thats large enough to store the commands and possibly how to implement a switch on the light itself to dim the lights for night time.
Topic by altvater88
Hello everybody, I am looking for a Neon Sign Transformer (NST), I can not find any in my local area and cannot use ebay because I am 15 years old. So if anybody has an old used NST that you don't want anymore and willing to give it away or can obtain a NST for free from your local dump or neon sign stores, I would really want it! I will pay the postage bill. If you are curious why I wanted a NST, I want to build a Tesla Coil, I had built other Tesla Coils using other power supplies but I always have bad luck with them, they don't work properly so that is why I wanted a NST.I really don't mind how much voltage the NST gives out, like between 6Kv to 15Kv, but I do mind how much current it gives out, I only want a transformer that can give give out current between 20mA to 40mA, because of this, I don't want to build a big Tesla Coil yet...So, if you have a NST that you are willing to give away, please respond to me ONLY if you live in UK (United Kingdom), because I cannot afford such high postage (shipping) bill from other countries like America..
Topic by Plasmana | last reply
Cory Doctorow is on tour promoting his book Little Brother - and he may be coming to a city near you!He's in Seattle for the next couple of days, then heads to the SF Bay Area.Check out his schedule of appearances and get your own autographed copy of Little Brother!Don't forget that you can also make a video about your Little Brother project for BoingBoing TV, and download the book for free.
Topic by canida | last reply
Woohoo! We now have new signs for our bathrooms. Now people will know exactly what to do when they see them. Both of these were cut with the Epilog laser cutter. The first sign has foamcore cutouts on top of black acrylic. The second one is white acrylic with black sprapyaint applied on top.
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
When I tried to access this 'ible from my email, all I could see was a balnk white screen. Same result when I went to the user's page. and when I click on HELP. I was able to see the T rex 'ible w/o signing in and everything after I signed in. Design and Build your own Pinhole Camera by mattthegamer463
Topic by ArtisanEclectic | last reply
Hey, I´ve been reading a lot about green technology lately and while doing it I came across something that really surprised me - nuclear powered exit signs. I had already known that both cars and trains, for example, can be nuclear powered but I didn´t realize that an exit sign can use no electricity, even when it´s self luminous. Apparently it doesn´t require any wiring or batteries so I started thinking how I could make an exit sign myself. Btw, does anybody know anything about the regulations as far as the material used in fire exit signs is concerned?
Topic by protosign
I just heard on NPR that this year's combined electoral candidates collectively spent over 4 billion dollars on advertising this year. I believe about half of that is on those ubiquitous road side campain signs that now litter seemingly all roadways. Any ideas on what to make/ recycle/ upcycle them to?
Question by gstopngo | last reply
My freind is letting me use his CNC plasma cutter & so I thought It would be nice of me to offer to every here on intructibles to make them a plasma cut sign like in the pictures. right now the price of 1/4'' steel is about $2.50 per square foot where I live. The CNC plasma cutter makes really nice looking signs and can even cut out pictures, I can take a regular picture of a deer, an elk, a bear and cut it out. just look at the pictures below to get an idea. If you want me to cut you a sign out you can post a comment below and we will talk and fine tune the cost down. I prefer money orders, they are much safer for all of us. just not as quick. Thanks, Daniel
Topic by inductionheat! | last reply
Will a fancy sign attract more coustomers than a plain sign?
Question by winslow121 | last reply
Waaay cheaper than having someone do it for you. The sign in the video is massive but the LED light strips used can fit any size box or sign of any shape. It's not hard at all and the end result will will make you smile every time you turn it on!
Topic by maxsbl | last reply
We live in the country, and it would cost thousands for the electric company to bring power to light our highway sign. The sign is two 8'x8' signs shaped in a "V" so both directions of traffic can see the sign. I have tried garden solar lights, but they are not bright enough on the ground shining up. I've tried connecting garden/walkway solar lights to the top of the sign (4 of them on each sign), but they are rather weak, and the battery is not big enough. Can anyone come up with larger LED lights and perhaps how to daisy chain the smaller batteries together. Actually I've thought of just getting a larger battery, controller, etc. But I would still need help designing/finding LED lights that would work.
Question by hehinckley | last reply
When I wanted to enter a contest I signed up with new account. But then when I wanted to open a contest or open somebody's instructable I have a blank page. Does anybody has or had this kind of problem and how to fix it. I hope somebody can help.
Topic by ssj_strky | last reply
Ok. I need people to sign up for the contest. However, It has been moderated to shorten judging time.the categories:Computer modsMP3 player modsflash drive modselectronic modsPortable modsother modsplease specify which instructable will go in what category also...
Topic by DJ Radio | last reply
Question: I've gotten a nice sized scrap of sign vinyl from where I work at, and I'm wanting to cut out a replacement logo for the side of my pedal-start moped. I can do it by hand okay if I could transfer the design onto the sign vinyl and follow it. (because, I don't have access to a vinyl cutter or a Cricut type machine.) Can you do the toner transfer method from a transparency made in a laser printer, or would that melt the vinyl? Or, if cut to proper size, could you print directly onto the vinyl, if the printer's paper path were essentially straight? It wouldn't have to be permanent, just on the surface to follow it. This stuff is pretty opaque, so a light table won't work either. Thanks for your time!
Topic by pheenix42 | last reply
I cant get a £ sign in the title of my instructable. it works fine in the main text body of the 'ible but just not in the title! all i get is a little box with FFFD written in it. someone said type alt+0163 rather than shift+3 but it didnt do anything. im not clued up on code speak so if answers could be aimed at the layman i am that would be great. any help?
Topic by Chard | last reply
How would I go about making a scrolling LED message with LEDs in a shirt? I found the LilyPad arduino/conductive thread, so I have a start, but I don't really know what size it should be (height wise, I want it to wrap all the way around me). Any ideas?I want it to sort of look like this, but less 'fancy'.http://www.erogear.com/
Topic by agent | last reply
Hi everyone! I have one of those nice Heineken neon sign that i've found in a antique shop. I payed only 10$. The thing is, the guy told me there's a little problem with the switch... I was thinking that I could fix that. When I opened the plastic box and saw the switch I thought to myself '' how am I gonna fix that'' I bought a switch that you install directly on the wire, looks like the one we have on the wall to open the light in a room. (You know the same kind of switch that has a little 'wheel' that you turn to put on or off). I need your help dear Instructable comunity, what should I do, and how? Thanks a million times in advance!! Nick
Topic by Nicolas N GenevièveC | last reply
Hi all! I am working on building a sign to hold up at a concert I'm going to in a couple months, and I really want it to stand out! To preface: I am very technically inclined but know very little about powering LEDs (have only done basic diode and battery combos) and have zero programming experience, but am a quick study. What I am looking for is a solution that can be mounted on a 20x30" corrugated plastic panel, and run via battery pack with enough juice to last a 4+ hour concert. I know that one can easily buy battery powered LED strips, which I'd mount in an array on the plastic, but I'd really like to ideally be able to control the lights colors and show different bits of text, possibly via an iOS app. I know this might sound quite ambitious but as my dad always likes to say, go big or go home! Anyone have any ideas where I can get started? Thanks in advance :)
Topic by bitterfame | last reply
Hi I have some A2 placards that have messages printed on them that are a little out of date I would like to re-use them but I don’t have an A2 printer (I can work around this by stitching A4 sections together) - my biggest problem is that I don’t know how I can waterproof the printed paper to protect it from the rain Any good ideas out there? Thanks
Question by whydoibother
Hey all, I'm in warren Michigan area. I found a great place for some decent sized scrap hardwood like maple, oak, cherry. Sometimes walnut or other more exotic types. North of warren in Fraser there is a cabinet company called audia, in the back they have a large amount of 1-1/2" wide X20' lengths! Also, a place called laired plastics has an assortment of different color, sheet plastics various thicknesses as well as blocks of white plastics. In the back they have several bins with different material in each one... Now, i need a place to get square tubing with the holes in them. I need about 12' of it but i don't need any piece longer than 1' anyone know of the business types that would specifically deal with this stuff? I see them knocked down by cars very often, i can work with those! Lol i just need to know where to look to find them. Google has an overwhelming amount of suppliers, but i don't need long sticks i just need some scraps... Call me cheap, buti would like to find them for as free as possible!
Topic by SlickSqueegie | last reply
My mom today took me to work to help throw out alot of junk at her place. since they're closing down and have almost no need for it, they gave me they're old XPC shuttle SG31G2 I believe, which wouldn't turn on for some reason. My mom said last week, the bosses turned the computer off, and when she got back on Monday, the comp. wont turn on. I have been playing with it for a few hours, and tried pressing firmly against almost all the connections I could, but when I plugged it in and hit the switch, absolutely nothing. I've tried alot, but I haven't disected it yet, and I'm hoping I wont have to. Anyone have some advice to see if I could get it to turn on?
Topic by wolf555hound | last reply