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Wow, Really?

Now I've seen it all.The original: Cupcake ConesCopy: Cupcake Cones

Topic by bumpus    |  last reply


You really CAN rate your own ibles and forum topics!

Hey everybody! You heard right, it's true. Don't believe me?Go to one of your ibles or forum topics. Hover over the stars. I know, it says "sorry, you can't rate your own." Ignore that and click 5 stars. It shows up! Yay!

Topic by Lithium Rain    |  last reply


My stitches (Don't look if you don't like blood or messy pics!)

I got hurt pretty bad :P Sunday January something, I cut myself with a knife soooo... lol here's some pics .

Topic by Vynash    |  last reply


Really? P.T2

 Well, I guess that just about does it. You guys proved me wrong. Feel free to write a victory speech :)

Topic by solarblade90    |  last reply


are you really bullet-proof?

What im asking is if you were to get hit by a bullet (with homemade bullet proof armor on) would you die from internal bleeding?

Question by Bullseye-proof    |  last reply


How do I get past firewall to get to youtube?

My parents got really mad and blocked youtube and I feel like all my knowledge comes from there what should I do?

Question by harrywatts16    |  last reply


Question ratings

I didn't see a Feedback category, so if this isn't in the right place, please move it. In Q and A, the line is "Don't be shy.....ask it."  OK.  And we've all heard that there are no stupid questions, right?  But if  ibles is trying to encourage honest (non-troll) questions,  rating a question as "Worthless"  has the opposite effect.  Maybe the question has limited interest. Maybe few people view it.  Maybe fewer people answer. These are neutral characteristics, and perhaps they are criterion by which someone judges the questions.  To call a question "Worthless", however,  is a real slap down and not in keeping with the idea of  "be nice".   I see that my questions are sometimes rated "Worthless,"  and,  yeah, I feel bad when I see that. ( Maybe I'm too dumb for ibles?  Maybe I don't measure up to ible standards?  Maybe I'm not really welcome here??)  I ask  questions because I want answers, and this community  is full of helpful people who have useful experience and good ideas.   Despite the worthless  ratings,  I'm getting useful answers from the community and intend to keep asking.  If only authors can see the ratings, is the intent to berate us into asking better questions?  Constructive criticism  might be more effective.  If everyone can see the ratings, is the intent to guide readers away from "worthless" questions or to shame the authors into going away?

Topic by mole1    |  last reply


Ok, thank you to all who helped me "search myself".....

I FOUND IT ! After MUCH soul searching, I finally found my trigger and it is NO WONDER I was having a difficult time "coming to this conclusion" it is because the trigger itself was preventing me from admitting the trigger to myself LOL I think I shall go and Irony some shirts now ;-) FEAR ! The great negative motivator. I had failed at a few projects, and feared starting ANYTHING, for fear of another disappointment. Now, it really is simple; I came to this when I realized I was starting to come out of my depression, but not all the way, and was preparing and preparing, and gathering "intelligence" and info, but still delaying the start of the project......I always needed more INFO but only because I feared having the whole thing FLOP. It came to me this morning and I felt relief that NOW I can move past that, and get to work on changing it, because I have never feared failure in this way before. But then, I am getting old and doddering ;-)

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


Does anyone have any really old ipod(s) they would give me for free? Answered

I am wanting to make a retro ipod by modding it and i will make a 'ible about it. I do have an ipod touch, but i dont want to be painting/modding that ;)Please let me know if you can help me!(if you have 2 i could mod them both and send a modded 1 back to you =])

Question by DELETED_JoshM96    |  last reply


Really Bad Movies Productions; Impromptu Acting

Okay, these videos probably need some sort of context.  Here's the context: my friends and I make script, film, and edit really bad movies in our spare time, and I am in a few of them.  I thought I'd share them to you in all of their 'one-take-is-all-we-need' glory.  The last video, 'Flagellant Affliction,' was scripted and directed by me, and it is truly, truly awful.  My name is Andrew, so it shouldn't be too hard to figure out who I am in these if you look in the credits, but I can give you a description: I'm the one with the raging acne and reddish-brown hair. (Cool Instrumental EP by KILN). -Dark Owl

Topic by DarkOwlProductions    |  last reply


Why you love Instructables

I don't know if this can really be categorized as burning question, but it is what it is. This is a topic to post why you love Instructables and enjoy it so much. It is a pretty random topic, so I don't mind if there are random posts. What are you waiting for, tell the world why you love Instructables!

Topic by Ferrite    |  last reply


If you die in a dream, do you really die? Answered

My friends and I are attempting to lucid dream. I don't wanna die and I'm sure my friends don't wanna die and I've heard mixed things. So is it Myth or Fact? UPDATE: Thanks for all the answers guys!  I just realized how dumb of a question it was after reading a post that said Even if someone died in a dream and actually died they wouldn't live to tell the tale. Again thanks for the answers! A_Person.

Question by a_person    |  last reply


Say thank you to Instructables!

THANK YOU INSTRUCTABLES! You guys are really amazing! The website, the community, the projects, the people, you are all so awesome! I want to thank everyone at Instructables HQ and everyone who helps make Instructables such an amazing thing.  Thank you also so much for shipping the contest prizes to where we stay, It is really appreciated...a lot! This forum is open to everyone and anyone to express their thanks to Instructables.com in the comments section! Just go ahead and say thank you...

Topic by Fathomlis    |  last reply


Do you really think that it is possible ?

To build a suit like IRONMAN'S, Does the technology really exist and how would you begin and what kind a CAD software would you use to begin the design,To build an ARCH Reactor period let alone miniturize it? Does an ARCH reactor even exist or is it just a clever part of the comic book story line? And what about a repulsive ray? Does the techology exist , is it even feasible? Ad what about the head-up display that was in the suit ,and could it be hooked to a satellite computer for ground to air GPS, and how would you write the code for the software to hardware that does as of yet exist?

Question by compuman2153    |  last reply


I really like...

Hello everyone, I'm not very active here and I think this is my first post on the forums... I just wanted to say how I really like the fact that there are No on Prop 8 banner ads on Instructables. :) But since we're on this topic now: How do you feel about Proposition 8? (If you don't know what Prop 8 is, it's the "Marriage Protection Act", it would amend the California constitution to say that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and would make same-sex marriages unconstitutional.)

Topic by teh darkcloud    |  last reply


HHO and you!

Ok, so hho has become the new fad in the mpg race, but is it really effective?  Conservation of energy dictates that the energy required to separate water in to its base components is equal or greater to the energy released during its reconstitution.  The key to making HHO a viable source of additional fuel would be utilizing the waste heat from the engine to provide the electricity needed. TEG's + exhaust manifold + water = ? Discuss!

Topic by kretzlord    |  last reply


Deadlines

I have a question, how come every time it says a contests ends, for example "wear it contest, judging ends Oct 28, 2014"   You guys never actually show the winners until much later? Its Oct 31 and still no sign. I really want to see if the instructable I voted for won! Is my computer just late to get the results or does it take a long time to show the winners? No offense but you guys really should follow your deadlines better. (Please don't think im rude, Im really just wondering why its delayed so much) Anyway, Thanks for listening to my feedback

Topic by Waztsn    |  last reply


INSTRUCTABLES IS REALLY COOL?!?!

I just discovered that when you search "really cool stuff" on Google that Instructables is the second one on the list. I think that that's pretty awesome. (don't ask why I searched "really cool stuff" on Google..) -Tqwerty

Topic by tqwerty    |  last reply


really need support

My name is Akin Yildiz. I am an inventor/entrepreneur. Just over two years ago I started an online plants & electronics research project,  the Plant Doctor - Plant Care Instruments. www.facebook.com/theplantdoctor2014 www.instructables.com/member/Akin+Yildiz/ I have recently launched a small scale crowdfunding campaign to bring more awareness to the overall project.  We offer DIY kits that teach you how to program, build circuits and garden.  open source hardware + software, our latest design; www.instructables.com/id/Pot2/ I would truly appreciate it if you could take a look at the campaign and hopefully support & share with friends and family; https://igg.me/at/smartplants/ love & peace akin,

Topic by Akin Yildiz    |  last reply


how can a relationship be better is one patner is lacking intrest?

What am' really trying to say is that intrest is lacking in my relationship and i really don no the next step and both party don want to let go

Question by Takeitdown    |  last reply


Really Mini Shocker?

Hi all, I am looking to build a really miniature, low-output shocker device and I've come a bit stuck. The instructables that I have see here all seem to dispense shocks of about 400v and I think they are too painful for what I have in mind, though I don't really know (if you know better then please tell me, you may make my life easier :) ). I'm looking for the device to be able to deliver no more than a distinct nip, and be about the size of a Cr2032 cell. I also would like a miniaturised power source like that. Can anyone tell me if this is possible and point me in the right direction as to parts and where to get them (I'd like to salvage as many parts as possible because I'm on a tight budget). Thanks in advance to all who reply.

Question by BlondGuy101    |  last reply



Really good idea

Hi, could someone make an app that, maybe uses a similar technology, to be able to identify plants, animals, and fungi? You could make it into a database where the users of the app put in the information, much like Wikipedia, so its ever evolving. I'd really like to be able, in my wood travels, to take my non existing iphone, and scan an organism with it and know all about it. I feel that that would be awesome.

Topic by The Cartographer    |  last reply


This isn't really random.....

I just wanted to let those that cared know that my latest instructable is not as detailed as I would like it to be, but my time grew short, and I did want to get it entered in the April fools contest. So, no tricks here, if you want to see what I have come up with, [https://www.instructables.com/id/Home-April-Fools-Joke....pranking-everyone-that-co/ here is what I have done]

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


What do you want in an arduino?

Inspired by the Illuminato Arduino clone (can't really say clone because it's so much better!) really wants me to create my own Arduino clone. I've been thinking of making a clone for the Arduino Mega, but it'd need so feature that the original Arduino can't offer (like the boarduino is breadboard compatible, Sanguino has way more pins, Illuminato is the most beautiful PCB I've ever seen and has a lot of I/O's). So, I'm asking you guys! What features would you want in an arduino? If this "new" arduino is so much better than any other existing one I'll make kits (if the majority is through hole) for people to buy (no more than 40 dollars, probably, the 65 dollar price tag is a real turn off for the Mega) or just assembled if the majority is smd. Also instructable :P

Topic by guyfrom7up  


Thank you?

I'm speechless. Well, I'm as speechless as I get.  I'm sitting here with a bit eejit grin on my face because somebody has instigated a conspiracy, and I am the subject. Scoochmaroo has written a guide about me! Somebody put her up to it, more than one somebody, apparently. I have my suspicions, naturally, but nobody has owned up, yet. So, whoever you are, I thank you.  This site has been important to me for a long time, but this is really special, better than any of the prizes I've won, better than all the "feature" tags... Like I said... about as speechless as I get.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


how do you tell if a girl really hates you or actually likes you?

Yes, i am asking for exactly the reason you think, does anyone have any advice

Question by hyrulianshinobi333    |  last reply


A Thank You to One Very Thoughtful Little Girl

This last Wednesday, while sitting in my daughter's hospital room,  I picked up my computer and checked my e-mail.  There was a message from Cattrampoline wishing for my daughter to get well soon.  It took me a moment to put it all together.  My little girl, known here as sistergldnhair, has a best friend, known here as themoose64.  Moose posted to let the Instructables community know about SGH's upcoming surgery. Here is the truth.  I am 45 years old and I did not see what one 11 year old little girl saw.  I should have know, but I missed how important this site is to SGH and just how much she would love to receive well wishes from the people here.  On a trip to California last year, all SGH wanted to do was see Instructables.  I heard for months about how she got to meet Fungus Amongus and Angelabchua and how she got to play with Angie's dog.  She was practically bouncing when one of her Instructables was Featured and squealed when Scoochmaroo and Penelopy sent her a comment.  She also did a Forensic speech on Instructables.  Wrote Eric an e-mail.  He responded with some links and she worked and worked on her project.  And a few months ago, we had planned to attend the Instructables event in Chicago.  Unfortunately the same day as that event, SGH had to have an MRI/MRA of her brain.  The dye made her quite sick and we were not able to go.  One very heartbroken little girl. She was scared to have the surgery, which was to her forehead above her right eye.  Afraid of the anesthesia and afraid of how she would look when it was all done. Moose wrote a post and received some criticism for spelling you as U and a few other mistakes in language usage.  I absolutely, 100 percent understand that criticism.  I edit and proofread for a living and I really do get it.  I am not at all fond of this texting lingo, but putting that part of the post aside, the meaning behind it was significant.  Two little girls that have been best buddies since Kindergarten and one of them did an amazing thing for the other in an effort to make this difficult time a little easier. So, I thank themoose64 and I am so thankful that I will have the opportunity to see her grow into an amazing young lady. As for my SGH, the surgery was a little more complicated than they thought.  She was very sick and the first smile she was able to give me was when I read her cattrampoline's message. She is very swollen and can't move her face yet.  This is all very traumatic, but we know it is only temporary.   Today is better, as I expect each day will be.  And she is working on her next Instructable, a hospital gown for children that keeps your backside covered =)

Topic by cdawisconsin    |  last reply


You asked for it!

Don't blame me, blame whatsisface, Nacho and zach. Really. Blame them. Hunt them down if you have to, and blame them with hot pointy things! Zeroth Law If an Instructable exactly like yours has not already been posted, then you shall post your Instructable. Addendum to the Zeroth Law If your Instructable has an identical goal to a pre-existing Instructable, but achieves that goal by a different or improved route, or in a different style, then you shall also post your Instructable. First Law On the Instructables website, the use of correct English shall be a constant criterion. Second Law An unsuitable thread isolated from replies will descend the list into obscurity. Addendum to the second law Spam advertisers may be chastised through the Private Message system to prevent their thread's longevity. Third Law As the level of civility approaches absolute zero, the uselessness of an exchange of posts approaches infinity. Knock yourselves out, chaps. Please. Addenda, following public request: Notes on the Zeroth Law. Notes on the First Law. Notes on the Second Law. Notes on the Third Law.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


we need more members so please invite your friends.

Knexbulderfreak if you could please help find more members that would be great!

Topic by Pumpkin$    |  last reply


What do you spend $2 on?

So what with all the fuss about paying less than $2 a month for pro, it really is a fair question - what's something else you spend less than two dollars on? What incidentals (coffee, music, gum, those purple fuzzy socks...) do you drop $2 or more on every month? Every week? Every day? I know people who spend more than $1.95 on their morning coffee.

Topic by Lithium Rain    |  last reply


Well this " I like x " thing became complicated Answered

TL;DR version at the bottom, below the line Oh you know, just one of those " I like x " situations, except with a twist. So yeah, I like this girl, we talk for short the small short talk (lasts for about 0.8 seconds). She might know that I have a crush on her (since about 30% of the class knows, of which 80% are friends with this person), but I'm uncertain. Either way, I'm not shy about that. The problem lies in the fact that the 24% of the class that's friends with her knows. Normally, they're always with / around her, which makes talking with her (in the first place) already challenging. Imagine maybe 4 people interrupting your conversation only 2 seconds in. It's like trying to play a video game with the worst ping ever; your talk getting interrupted and all. I would just like to have a chat with her that lasts over 15 seconds, at least, that doesn't involve official business (all talks with her so far involved school projects and such). To my assessment, she's astoundingly similar yet the opposite of me... She's simple, yet highly organized (that's me). She doesn't wanna stand out (like me). Generally silent, shy and reserved (somewhat like me, most of the time anyways). Now here's the part I would like to relate to, but I don't know how: music. She plays the piano, and I play the violin. Now, these are performing arts; you perform these in front of people. We don't play the same instruments, therefore we can't talk about it. Composing a piece? Not a chance. That's my work mode wherein I become secluded from the world (bad impression). Intention: I would just like to make friends, thank you very much (did it last year, too, though without the complications) Age: 13 turning 14 (me) and she's 13 More details: -Freshmen -I can control myself, thank you Additionally: I don't know if she likes me or not. I just need to become friends with her to clear some things up and... make more friends? I'm not bringing my hopes up, though. I have an opportunity to start off our friendship (which is due in less than a week), since we have this Christmas party going and we're supposed to have a gift exchange with a "randomly chosen" person which is done by just pulling out folded pieces of paper and.. yeah, there's the name. The wishlist is simple, yet a tad pricey (just roughly $10, but compared to my allowance). This is getting too long Questions: -How do I make friends now? -How do I sustain this? I'm not good at making friends. I either attract them to me or it was a need that developed. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TL;DR version: I like a girl and I want to make friends with her, but then I can't talk with her because of massive external social pressure from her ever-present friends that know I have a crush on her. How can I approach her and sustain our friendship? Thank you.

Question by nutsandbolts_64    |  last reply


Is this pizza really worth $2.6m?

Marylander Chris Clark has spent less than $300 maintaining the domain name pizza.com since 1994.After reading that the website vodka.com had sold for $3m two years ago, he put pizza.com on an online auction site. Starting at $100, it leapt to $2.6m after only a week.What do you think? Was it worth the money?What domain name do you think would be worth buying now as an investment for the future?Pizza.comPress TV storyBBC slantClark's local press

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Thank you, all!

Okay, I've been really inactive the last year and a bit, and I'm really sorry for all my subscribers! I just don't have anywhere near enough time anymore :( But what strikes me is, I still get new subscribers! To me, that's amazing. I'm setting a goal to get at least one good instructable published by September. Wish me luck! *edit* WOW. I just noticed I have over 70,000 views. That means that either: A: 70,000 people have looked at something I've made, or B: A lot of people have looked at stuff I've made, and liked it enough to look at more. WOW. Thanks so much. It means a lot.

Topic by Bartboy    |  last reply


Thank you instructables!

I recently was gifted a prize from instructables workers.... I just want to say that the packaging was great and I really think you guys are amazing at what you do! I am so thankful that this website is a thing and that we get to share our projects and ideas. Have a wonderful day!cheers, mrwonton

Topic by mrwonton    |  last reply


Before you vote...

Before you vote... Voting begins in less than an hour, and all the entries look great. But before you vote, I encourage everyone to remember the purpose of this contest. To make a gift for our deserving moms. While some of the entries are really awesome instructables and good examples of sewing, they are not exactly something I would give my mom as a gift. Remember the spirit of the contest, and get out there and vote!

Topic by BlackJack23    |  last reply


Building a good computer, able to play games?

So, I want to build a computer, and this would be my first computer. I don't know how to tell how parts are compatible with other parts, and which parts are good. I just want a computer that can surf the web, and support gaming with little to no lag, or freezing. To keep cost down, I don't exactly need to be able to play newer games that can over heat a six month old gaming computer in seconds. I want to keep this project under $400, or at $450 at most. Some games I would like to run is Halo 1 and 2, counter strike, and perhaps WoW. Any, and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

Topic by Rock Soldier    |  last reply


What is the funniest prank you have ever played on someone?

So, What is the funniest prank you have ever played on someone? Mine was on my cousin with his new car. He was bragging for like a month that it is the best and will never break down. So, I siphoned out the gas and rigged an m-80 and a really big smoke bomb to a remote det. i had. His heart probably stopped when he heard the pop and saw the smoke in his new car. priceless.

Topic by Thelonelysandwitch    |  last reply


Welcome to GEEK-TO-YOU

Welcome to GEEK-TO-YOU. We hope that you will find these Instructables informative, and easy to understand! Instructables will be moderated. We will try to review them as soon as we can. If you feel really cool, you can title your Instructable "GEEK-TO-YOU: Title here"; that way our group will become more publisized (butchered that spelling)! You will not see many Instructables yet because this group has just started, two more are on the way and soon to be here (as of 9/5/12).  Thank you very much for visiting us! Cheers! Darman12

Topic by darman12    |  last reply


Can you enter a contest if you live in South Africa?

If you win, can they send the prize to SA? I really want to enter competitions, but I'm not sure...

Question by awessels    |  last reply


Can you Record Directly to ipod from camcorder, camera, etc ??

Hello everyone i was wondering is it possible to record direct from ipod to a camera or a camcorder. I have seen the 100 dollar devices buy thats really expensive and kind of stupid when it probably only has to do with 3 wires. so if there is anyway please tell me if not tell me. More importantly if there is a way MAKE AN INSCRUTABLE ON IT!!!! i havent seen one anywhere on how to do this, metacafe, youtube, google,and rotteneggs From Homepie64

Topic by HOMEPIE64    |  last reply



What do you want to be when you grow up ? Answered

I dont really know yet, but i was wondering if anyone else around the 16-18 age range did ?

Question by =SMART=    |  last reply


Free boat as really cheap housing?

Has anyone else thought of getting their hands on a free boat, buying some cheap land (It's apparently not hard to get 5 acres in deserty parts of America for $5000 or even less) and burying the boat in the ground up to the waterline? You could use solar for power, and if your boat was a sailboat, you could probably rig a windmill to the mast to generate more electricity. Any thoughts on the practicality of doing this? Could you just dig a hole and bury the boat, or would it need some sort of framework to support it properly? Would transporting the boat to your land be too expensive to be worth it?

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How do you climb trees really fast?

I want to know how to climb trees really fast, but without making much noise.

Question by Boom!H3adshot    |  last reply


You really need to watch where you are going...

There is some big pranks going on around this world and I stumbled into this video on you tube. It is a water trap...

Topic by Plasmana    |  last reply


:'-) You all have really touched my heart....

You all really can NOT know just how deeply touched I have been over the years with the friendships gained here.....and now to have sent a the personal card and thoughts,  I am truly moved to tears. No one has shown this much concern for me locally and I feel truly blessed to have you all as friends. I owe you all a debt I can never repay...

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply


What do you think about gun control?

In these days there has been alot of shootings and murder. Do you believe all guns should be banned or just the moderen sporting rifles that most people call an assault rifles.

Topic by Don,t try this at home    |  last reply


How do you build a cheap treehouse?

I'm a kid who really, Really, REALLY wants a treehouse. But my parents don't know the first thing about building treehouses, and they're concerned about cost. Please help!

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