Looking For Buttons

Can anyone please help me? I need Buttons (For a Controller/Arcade Cabinet) and I don't know where to get some. Thanks.

Topic by ddsn   |  last reply


Blog Buttons

I have had a blog for 3 years and have been on Instructables for just under 3 months. What I would like is an Instructables Blog Button, that I could put on my blog, so when a person who visits my blog, they can push the button and be taken to Instructables.com. My computer skills have barely grown to the point of knowing how to add a button to my blog. May someone should create an Instructable on how to create such a button. I would do it, if someone would teach me how! Thanks.

Topic by craftknowitall   |  last reply


favorite button

Need to beable to click the favorite button and not say this persons not the required rol

Topic by jacobtr196   |  last reply


'Random' button

A random button would be awesome at the top of the page by the categories.  Press it and a random ible pops up  I think alot of people would use it, I know I would.

Topic by HighFlyingA380   |  last reply


No PDF button

Is there any reason why I can no longer download PDF's?  I don't do many just occasionally.

Topic by bricabracwizard   |  last reply


The AWESOME Button

Matt Richardson over at Make made an awesome button from the Staples Easy Button. When pushed, the reprogrammed button randomly selects a synonym to the word 'awesome', perfect for thinking of new (awesome?) words to include in a description when writing. As an added bonus, Instructables' own Scoochmaroo is (sorta) referenced briefly @0:20 Check out the video and make one yourself: via: MakeMagazine YouTube Chanel

Topic by mikeasaurus   |  last reply


Button pressed

Hello guys this is a weird question but do you know a way that i can calculate the time while i press a button on my keyboard

Topic by OmarB8   |  last reply


Party Button?

How to make something like this???

Question by adarshnarsaria   |  last reply


Random Button

I think There shoud be a "Random Instructable" button, some of the best I have found have been just stumbled on, click, click, click.

Topic by thejanitor   |  last reply


A "like" button

I know programming is not always that easy... but a "like" buttom would be nice so more people will have an opportunity to comment without saying anything.

Topic by OhMike   |  last reply


Button pusher

I want to build a device that can push a button (such as keyboard, cell phone button, etc) with approximately the same force as a human would once every few seconds automatically. I've done a search, but haven't found a project like this. Has anyone published anything along these lines?

Topic by baggers   |  last reply


Reset button ? Answered

In this schematic wat is the use of the reset button and i am not gonna make the icsp header as i will programme the chip bheforehand so do i have to make the reset switch circuit.

Question by robot1398   |  last reply


New button!

We need a new button on instructables pages...a printer friendly button! Like you see on other sites, you would click it and it would give you a nice, cleaned up, ads and image free, printer friendly version of the 'ible.What do you think?EDIT:aHA! I found it! But Canida is right, it dosen't turn out perfect. And, IMO, it needs to be way more prominent. It was like where's Waldo or something!:D

Topic by Lithium Rain   |  last reply


Pushing that button

Hey guys, Just wondering if any of you lovely people can help me out here. I'm looking for a fairly simple/cheap thing to build that will press a button continuously on my keyboard (not a program, I need a real life presser ;) ) If the timing could be varied that'd be a plus! Thanks for any ideas in advance, :D

Topic by FreshGarbage   |  last reply


Vote button?

I noticed that with some contests (at least in the April Fools contest) there is no vote button in the Instructable. This is a disadvantage for those who aren't the most viewed because people have to go through a ton of pages just to find the vote button for the Instructable they want to vote on. Make sure that no future contests (especially the laser cutter contest, it has over 300 entries) are like this. It is disappointing and very annoying.

Topic by dark sponge   |  last reply


favourite button

Hi :0) I've gone "pro" but can't see a "favourites" option on the Instructables. Please help. Thanks :0)

Topic by porcupinemamma   |  last reply


Random Button

Instructables is in desperate need of a "Random Ible" button. I find that about 90% of the time that I've been browsing lately, I can never find something that is just intriguing. It would be useful to be able to click a button and be randomly sent to an Instructable on the database so I could find the interesting kinds of things that are hidden 10 pages in or more. It would be even better if there could be a classification with them that allows it to work like StumbleUpon, finding those projects that interest you based off of your taste. Am I the only one who wants such a button?

Topic by imagigadgets   |  last reply


Random button

Hey everybody! Have you tried the random button already? I suggest you do and replie here with which ible came first in line after clicking on RANDOM. I'll put the first 11 together in a guide. Who's in?

Topic by emilyvanleemput   |  last reply


"Upvote" button ??

I'm French and I don't understand the "Upvote" function.Does somebody could explain me ?

Question by TangLB 


Switch button

I have connect Arduino with wave shield and 2 switch buttons to play wave when the buttons are pressed but it played it automatically with out any press and it repeat I don't now why .. void loop() {   trackNum = findGPSLatLng();   Serial.println(trackNum);     // Get if a button was pushed   buttonState1 = digitalRead(buttonPin0); buttonState2 = digitalRead(buttonPin1);        if(buttonState1 == HIGH && previous1 == LOW && millis() - time > debounce)   {     audioSelectFlag = 1;   }   else if(buttonState2 == HIGH && previous2 == LOW && millis() - time > debounce)   {    audioSelectFlag = 2;   } time = millis();     //  here is the wave files to play   switch (trackNum) {     case 5:     if(audioSelectFlag == 1  || audioSelectFlag == 2)         playcomplete("1.WAV");         break;         case 1:       if(audioSelectFlag == 1)         playcomplete("1.WAV");       else if(audioSelectFlag == 2)         playcomplete("1b.WAV");       break;     case 2:       if(audioSelectFlag == 1)         playcomplete("2a.WAV");       else if(audioSelectFlag == 2)         playcomplete("2b.WAV");       break;     case 3:       if(audioSelectFlag == 1)         playcomplete("3a.WAV");       else if(audioSelectFlag == 2)         playcomplete("3b.WAV");       break;   } }

Question by moonwa   |  last reply


about button....

I have code on vb.net that will turn on led on my arduino but how can i turn it if i want to add button? how can i add button here in my code? #include int ledPin = 13; int buttonPin = 2;  // the number of the pushbutton pin      // the number of the LED pin int buttonState = 0;  // variables will change: LiquidCrystal lcd(12, 11, 5, 4, 3, 2); void setup() {   Serial.begin(9600); // set serial speed   pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT); // set LED as output   digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW); //turn off LED      //   //         lcd.begin(16, 2);           lcd.setCursor(0,0);         lcd.print("     DaNeiL");          lcd.setCursor(0,1);         lcd.print("GASOLINE-STATION"); } void loop(){   while (Serial.available() == 0); // do nothing if nothing sent   int val = Serial.read() - '0'; // deduct ascii value of '0' to find numeric value of sent number     int buttonstate = Serial.read();       buttonState = digitalRead(buttonPin);   if (buttonState == HIGH) {         digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);     Serial.println("PLEASE WAIT WHILE REFUELING"); Serial.print('\n');     delay(9000); digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);    // turn the LED off by making the voltage LOW     Serial.println("price 40");     Serial.print('\n');     Serial.print('\n');     Serial.println("liters 1");     }   else     // turn LED off:   if (val == 1) { // test for command 1 then turn on LED     Serial.println("P20.00                    1/2");     delay(10);     digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);// turn on LED      lcd.clear();      lcd.setCursor(0,0);      lcd.print("PRICE=  P20.00");      lcd.setCursor(0,1);      lcd.print("MILLILITERS=500");         }         {     Serial.println("P40.00                      1");     delay(10);     digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); // turn off LED      lcd.clear();      lcd.setCursor(0,0);      lcd.print("PRICE=  P40.00");      lcd.setCursor(0,1);      lcd.print("MILLILITERS=1000");       }   if (val == 3) { // test for command 1 then turn on LED     Serial.println("P80.00                      2");     delay(1000);     digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);// turn on LED      lcd.clear();      lcd.setCursor(0,0);      lcd.print("PRICE=  P80.00");      lcd.setCursor(0,1);      lcd.print("MILLILITERS=2000");       }   else if (val == 4) // test for command 0 then turn off LED   {     Serial.println("P120.00                      3");     delay(1000);     digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); // turn off LED      lcd.clear();      lcd.setCursor(0,0);      lcd.print("PRICE=  P120.00");      lcd.setCursor(0,1);      lcd.print("MILLILITERS=3000");       }       if (val == 5) { // test for command 1 then turn on LED       Serial.println("P160.00                      4 ");       delay(10);       digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);// turn on LED        lcd.clear();      lcd.setCursor(0,0);      lcd.print("PRICE=  P160.00");      lcd.setCursor(0,1);      lcd.print("MILLILITERS=4000");         }     else if (val == 6) // test for command 0 then turn off LED     {       Serial.println("P200.00                      5");       delay(10);       digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); // turn off LED        lcd.clear();      lcd.setCursor(0,0);      lcd.print("PRICE=  P200.00");      lcd.setCursor(0,1);      lcd.print("MILLILITERS=5000");         }       if (val == 8) { // test for command 1 then turn on LED     delay(10);     digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);// turn on LED     lcd.clear();      lcd.print("     DaNeiL");          lcd.setCursor(0,1);         lcd.print("GASOLINE-STATION");       }           if (val == 9) { // test for command 1 then turn on LED     delay(10);     digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);// turn on LED     lcd.clear();      lcd.print("    FULL TANK");      lcd.setCursor(0,1);      lcd.print("PLEASE WAIT....");       }            if (val == 0) { // test for command 1 then turn on LED     delay(10);     digitalWrite(ledPin, LOW);// turn on LED                }   else if (val == 12) // test for command 0 then turn off LED   {     delay(10);     digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH); // turn off LED           }   else {     }     }

Topic by NeilV2   |  last reply


A comments button next to the collection button

I thought as there seems to be a need for recognition (don't we all need that?) perhaps we could have a comments button next to the collections button to make it easily accessible so that we can leave a comment on an instructable that we like.  It would have a tiny comment box and you wouldn't lose your place in the instructions.

Topic by bricabracwizard   |  last reply


link the button/pad to the button keyboard?

Hi, I'm a newbie here and I know nothing about how to make my project possible. My project is making a flash games and when it comes to the solution that people have to choose A, B or C people can push the button on the keyboard. But now I want to hide the keyboard and use 3 pads/ or buttons only. So that's mean I have to link 3 buttons from the keyboard that I made to the 3 pads/ buttons. I'm thinking of using 3 switches of the light for the button/pads but I don't think that is a good idea. And I don't even know how to make it become true. I really need your help please. I appreciate any helps from you guys

Question by tvdrz   |  last reply




What are these two things for? Answered

They are pieces of a video player from a DIY store (you know the little tv thingies playing commercials 24/7) I got when they moved part of the store out. I want to make a dvd player out of it to hang in my dorm but I have a problem (well not a really big one but still). The dvd player has a side way hatch where you can plug an SD card and/or usb drive into. When you do that and the USB or SD contains a movie the player immediatly starts playing the movie when you plug it in. But when you don't put in an SD card or USB drive you get a start menu with: photo camera (just an icon of a photo camera nothing stating camera), music, photo + music, movie, setup, calendar, clock, alarm, auto-power, edit, favorite But I can't select anything in this menu because I don't see any buttons! Also this is not a touch screen (I checked) So my question is, what are these things for, if they are the buttons how do they work and if not where would the buttons be?

Question by MichelMoermans   |  last reply


How to Make a Button Pushed by Another Button

Hello...please excuse me if this is the wrong forum, and please move it if it is...I figured this would be the right forum, but I'm not even sure this is even the right site. Anyways, I'm completely new to this and I need some help. Basically, I want to create a device where when I pressed down a button, a motor that is linked to that button presses another button. Then, when I let off that button, I want it to stop pressing the other button. It probably is very simple, but I don't know what motors, buttons, capacitors, etc. I need. Don't hesitate to ask me if you have any questions, I know I probably explained this horribly.

Topic by kberd7   |  last reply


"Next" button for comments is now the "Same" button

I was looking at an Instructable with a lot of comments on it, and wanted to see comments 51-100. Clicking the "Next" button in the comments section reloaded the page with comments 1-50 displayed again. Thinking that it might be just the one Instructable that had the problem, I checked several others, and all of them did the same thing. Here are some of the pages I checked: https://www.instructables.com/id/The-SteamRoller/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Halo-Armor/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Instructables-Robot-Plushie/ I am using IE8 / WinXP at the moment. I'll check my other browsers & operating systems as soon as I am able. UPDATE: On the Win7 machine, FF 3.6.3 pages correctly, but IE8 does the same as on the XP machine. UPDATE 2: I checked this from the public internet kiosk at my local Burger King, and the same paging issue occurred. No version info was available, but it looked like WinXP/IE7 to me. There were numerous other display errors & problems with the browser crashing when I tried to update this topic or post a reply, so the validity of the test may be questionable due to local issues in BK's network.

Topic by RavingMadStudios   |  last reply


Random Instructables Button

I was just thinking how useful it would be if there was a button that would take you to a completely random instructable like the random page button on wikipedia

Topic by Articas   |  last reply


fave button not working?

The only button working in the panel on the right side is Facebook. Whats up woth the buttons not working?

Topic by O S H E M I L L A   |  last reply


rate button not visible

most of the time i can't see the rate button on instructibles just a blank spot where it should be.

Topic by noahadam   |  last reply


Post button not working

The "post comment" button on some 'ibles and the "reply" button sometimes are unresponsive and when they do work are sluggish. What is wrong?

Topic by waterlubber   |  last reply


Arduino On/off button? Answered

Hey so I had a question. Can somebody post some code of how to make an LED come on when you press a button and stay on, then once you press the button again it goes off and stays off until you press the button again? Thanks!

Question by HavocRC   |  last reply


suggestion:i did that button

Im suggesting a button for instructables ,and its an i did this button and when you hit it you can upload a picture of your built instructable.

Topic by mman1506   |  last reply


Guide Button Gone?

Probably an oversight in the last big update, rather than an actual bug, but the button to start a new Guide has disappeared. (Credit to Pfarmkid for noticing.) 

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Rss button is not working

I didnt know where to put it but i guess this the right place... The rss feed button is not working, all that it gives is blank... Please if you can fix it...

Topic by samuraijack 


Automatic Button Pusher?

}}}ok... weird request, but desperetly needed! I work in a sales office where after hours first person who pushes the button when the RED light lights up gets the call and hopefully sale... I have learned that by repeatedly pushing the button you automatically get the call. I need help finding a device that constantly pushes the button for me (automatically). I have tried everywhere and am not creative enough to find the solution. The button is approx the size of a shirt button. Can someone please help me???

Topic by cramwop   |  last reply


digg button as a notifier?

I just saw a instractable on a cube thats a gmail notifier, i wonder if there is any way to do that with my digg button......if so, someone please make a instructable on it!!

Topic by alanhsu 


Bug in Upload button

The upload button is simply not doing anything for me. Quite simply, that's all i have to say.

Topic by TheAwesomestDude   |  last reply


C# button on a form Answered

I'm trying to make a form i have the form and the about box made i just need to assign the about box to the about button on the form does anybody know how to do that

Question by hightekrednek2396   |  last reply


arduino button question?

Hey guys I have an arduino question. I want to run both servo sweep and servo knob at the same time But be controlled by a button.  Like servo swep starts up, i mash a button, then servo knob comes on and i can manually control the servo. then push a button (either the same or another) and servo sweep comes back. This is for arduino uno r3. Please advise

Question by thematthatter   |  last reply


Random Instructable Button

Does anyone think that there should be a button that pulls up a random instructable? I mean, I want to make something, but I dont know what. ewilhelm might awnser?

Topic by PKTraceur   |  last reply


Favorite button not working

I seem to have lost the ability to favorite anything on instructables. None of the buttons below the title of the instructable are working. Anyone else with the problem, anyone solved the problem & can offer a set of instructions as to how to make the favorites button work?

Question by haroun 


Vote button not working

The vote button has not been working for the past 2 days, at least. Whenever I click on it, nothing happens. I used to get the list of the contests the 'ibles are in, but nothing comes up now so it's impossible for me to vote from the projects' pages. I tried with Chrome and Firefox but the problem is the same one. Am I the only one having this issue?

Topic by lindarose92   |  last reply


slideshow pause button

There used to be a pause button on slideshows (I always thought the images went too fast), after looking at a few recent projects published using slideshows the pause button seems to be gone. Is there something up, or was it removed on purpose? windows 7, firefox 3.6.8

Topic by mikeasaurus   |  last reply


Broken reply button

It appears to be impossible to reply to any comments in this forum topic: www.instructables.com/community/If-you-could-ask-God-one-question-what-would-it-be/ Using FF13.0.1 under XP Home Edition, there is no response at all to clicking on the reply buttons.  No message, no movement of the page....

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


RIP Subscribe Button.

Has anybody else noticed that the "Subscribe" button has now become a little "Follow" button on Instructables? I mean seriously, Twitter rip-off anyone? Why did they even change it in the first place, it was perfectly fine as it was. How do you all feel about this (and all the other Instructables changes too?)

Topic by An Villain   |  last reply


Try me Button

I got a few of those Try Me buttons off some Halloween things I bought, are they a complete waste or is there something you can do with them?

Topic by thatjawn   |  last reply


Vote button not working

When I click on the vote button (top right hand side) for certain instructables, nothing happens. I am using safari but it works in firefox, maybe  pop up blocker?

Topic by roshenac   |  last reply


Remote button presser

Hi :) I will try make this short. I´m a taxi driver in Denmark and have a little problem. When a customer calls for a cab I receive it on my screen and press a button to accept it. I have 10 sec to press accept and if i´m not sitting in the car then i take my remote receiver that makes a sound so i can jump in the car and press accept. Most of the time i don´t make it to the car because i only have 10 seconds.  So i could really use a little thing to press the button for me. It could be something that reacts to the sound and clicks the button, or it could be an extra receiver/transmitter that i press manually. The button is almost like pressing a keyboard button and it doesn´t matter if it its pressed without me getting an order. 

Topic by donpipe   |  last reply