I have another idea.How 'bout a Click Pen gun? One that uses pens like these http://www.gailind.com/images/office-computer/SUPRCLKF_lg.gif and shoots sticks!! So anyone know how?
Topic by DriedTentacles | last reply
I've been finding that in some instructables some of the pictures won't accept a click and display. I'm starting to think that this is due to having the same picture more than once in a single step, like in this one (2nd and 17th picture in the intro). I think I had seen this problem with Firefox 2 and definitely see it with FF3. This doesn't affect only the doubled image either, other images are bothered by this bug.
Topic by n0ukf
Recently i've been having to double click on the post button to get any posts on the Q&A or Forums to post. It's like the site isn't receiving the first click. It's happening across multiple PCs in different locations (ie miles apart). I've cleared internet and java cache with no change. Before this was happening i'd post a comment and the comment would be posted and the text field would still show what i had typed.
Topic by mpilchfamily | last reply
Is there a hidden button or something one of the programmers have to do to have a random instructable? Like the random button on reddit.
Topic by unbottled19208306 | last reply
When logged in and viewing a personal Instructable there is a keyword list. We can add and delete words very easily. Nice feature. Until very recently we could also click on any of the keywords in the list and it would take us to a page of similar projects based on that keyword. This was very useful to track all teammates for the Makerspace contest. Why does this click option no longer work. Now every link defaults to the "everything" category. Would be nice to have that link feature back. DIYWATERDOG
Topic by DiyWaterDog | last reply
I'm looking for a way to make my car boot open remotely, when my remote only has a lock and open button. I was thinking of making the servo activate when the unlock button is pressed twice in succession Each press sends a 10V-14V current to the solenoids in the car doors, so I've tapped into that I tried using a rc circuit, but it's way too unreliable, even when I have a voltage regulator at the input Does anyone have any other ideas? Something using the 555 ic maybe? [EDIT] I have an idea; detecting if a door is unlocked or not, and it if is, then hitting the unlock button would open the boot *BUT* I need to find a way of making a delay; so when a signal is sent, there is a brief delay before it reaches a relay
Question by .Unknown. | last reply
Hi guys!It looks like there has been a new update on the site recently, and now we have to click on the gifs to see them.What do you think about this? Do you click on them? Or do you prefer the look at the pictures?I am wondering because I usually use a lot of gifs (sometimes 1 or more for each step), and maybe it is time to change this. So there are 3 possibilities:continue to load the gifs with the images (and click on them)replace the gifs with more images, and more detailsembed the gifs in the text, this way they automatically play once the page is open.What do you prefer?
Topic by Matlek | last reply
So there is no reason at all for this forum so why are you even reading it. Just kidding there's a reason for everything. Okay so if you replay to this then i will get and email saying that i have a new comment on instructables. I have never had more that like 16 new emails at once because i check it quite frequently. so i ask that you reply because i thought it would be funny to get so many reply's that i have like at least 80-100 new messages. thank you for your consideration. (hunger games reference)
Topic by ThePregergater | last reply
Wherever i right click and select open in new tab the page jumps to top. Like in main page www.instructables.com there are many projects so i dont want to go back and forth, so what i do is open projects in multiple tabs, i right click on link and select "open in new tab" and everytime i do it the page jumps to top, like the links are in bottom so when i do it jumps to top where the banner is Lets make __________. Please fix this problem its very annoying. Browser google chrome and firefox mozilla.
Topic by samalert | last reply
So I've been working on a project and have run into a snag. I'm trying to wire up a mouse to light one Led when I left-click and another when I right. For now I'm just trying to get the left working. The power that goes to the switch normally isn't enough to make the Led bright, only flicker dimly. So I thought I'd connect it to the power coming straight from the computer and just add a resistor in between. It was bright but was stuck on constantly. I've connected it every way I can think but no dice...have any ideas? RockerX
Topic by Rockerx | last reply
Since the new updated homepage, I am getting sessions on Instructables that every time I click a link the new page opens in a new window. This isn't happening all the time though and sometimes I can use the website normally. I am on Windows Vista, running Firefox 19.0.2. I am having no issues on any other websites I usually use.
Topic by luridhue | last reply
On this page: https://www.instructables.com/contest/hackit/ The text that says: Ready to start? Click here! Links here: https://www.instructables.com/contest/XXXURL/?show=ENTER Which says: ERROR 400: No contest found! - Just thought someone should know.
Topic by danfolkes | last reply
Ok at my school they block right click so i cant change my wallpaper so how do i enable it?
This has been happening the past few days intermittently... when I try to click an instructable to favorite it, or try to follow a user, the button does nothing. Doesn't matter if I am on the users page. I've tried refreshing both tutorial pages and user pages to favorite or follow (respectively) to no avail. I've also tried logging out. Help!
Topic by chloe.stamper | last reply
I don't know what else to call it, but lets say I wanted to put a link that if you clicked it would take you to that page. I'm in the process of writing my first instructable and many i have seen have this. But I have absolutely no clue how to... Can someone help me out? I have no clue what category to put this question in too, so ill just pick a random one...
Question by Orange robot | last reply
I just purchased an annual membership for ~$23 and created an account for this site for the first time about 5 minutes ago. payment process went smoothly, logged in no problem...but when I was trying to personalize my various account settings nothing would save. So, for example, for creating the 5 optional shortcuts...all the dropdown lists worked fine, I made my selections, but when I hit "save settings" I ran into a snag. I'm on my gen 1 iPad...using safari...and as I'm sure you know, the iOS for first gen iPads tops out at 5.0 :( but that still should not make a difference as using safari is not functionally different. when I click "save settings" it gives me the grey highlight for a sec, to acknowledge that it knows I touched it...and the words become underlined in white...and they stay underlined, but nothing else happens. Safari doesn't start thinking, the page gives no indication that it's reloading...but it's not as though the page freezes. If I go click the dropdowns again it works like normal. I refreshed the page a few times, closed safari, opened it again....closer browser window....navigated back to the site from a fresh window...nothing made a difference. I then clicked the tab for email alert settings and I successfully went through and indicated all of my preferences for when I'd like to get email alerts but when it came time to hit "update settings" the same exact thing happened...underlined the text but then nothing else. it's as if hitting the button sends a command to "highlight and underline" but doesn't include a command to do anything else. It's not even like its a broken link....I'm not getting rerouted. i searched the app store because I figured maybe I could download the app & possibly tweak account settings within the app....but I'm actually not able to get the app on this device because it requires iOS6, which obviously is not available to me. If I have to open up a laptop or turn on a computer anytime I want to use my account to the fullest extent, then I'll probably never use it....I don't drag out the computers unless I have work to do, and when I'm working I'm not on the instructables website. the main thing for me is the ability to see all steps for a project on one page. I wasn't even going to create an account until I saw where I could set that as a default preference. unfortunately, as of right now, I can't take advantage of that setting and I'm not interested in looking at projects over multiple pages. feeling a bit like I wasted $23. Please fix ASAP.
Topic by Babbers | last reply
Does anybody happen to have the pinouts along with the command strings of an ipod click wheel? Im looking to install one in my car so I can connect my ipod touch to it and use the commands from the click wheel to control the touch. The wheel i have is from a 2nd gen nano, but im guessing any of the new wheels are similar.
Topic by buckchuck27 | last reply
Anyone have any links? thanks!
Question by Sandisk1duo | last reply
A "500 Servlet Exception" error appears whenever I click on the "Sewing" option under the "Explore Channels" header. I am currently running Mac OS X Version 10.5.8 using Safari Version 5.0.6. See the screenshots below for before and after views:
Topic by sporekat | last reply
Well, I don't know if it has to do with recently getting a new mouse, or what, but I can't right click. I even tried my old mouse again, and it doesn't work on that either! What should I do? EDIT: Nevermind, I restarted my computer and it works now. Odd.
Question by travw | last reply
IMAGES UNSEEN until clicked on is UNACCEPTABLE !!! My answers are unseen only to be viewed when clicked. Are others also being victimized thusly ! https://www.instructables.com/answers/I-have-an-older-General-Electric-120v-DC-motor-tha/
Topic by iceng | last reply
I have tried this multiple times in two different browsers (Chrome and Firefox on a Windows Vista PC). - I signed in. - I click to the drafts section - I click edit on a finished draft - I click 'Publish' - I rearrange the cover photo - I select things from the drop down menus - I add keywords - I select a contest to join - I click 'Publish now' or the Publish button at the bottom Nothing happens... :-(
Topic by SantaB | last reply
When clicking the links in the email newsletter, nothing happens. No error message. The only areas in the email that Outlook recognizes as "clickable" (i.e. where the pointer turns into a hand) are the arrow icons, but nothing happens when clicked I don't have this same problem with other emails. My email client is Outlook 2013 on Windows 7 x64 and my default browser is the latest version of Firefox. If I click "view in browser", it seems to work, but that opens the email in Internet Explorer. Thanks
Topic by michaelnelson | last reply
Is there a reason that when I: Load the homepage Scroll down to the "featured/popular/recent" area Click on an instructable Read instructable (or not) Click BACK button The home page loads in my browser again at the "featured/popular/recent" area for a moment and then jumps back to the top of the page where the slideshow of the featured authors is at? Every other website, that I can think of, returns to the same portion of the page I was at when I click the BACK button. Now, I'm sure you guys are proud of your new, shiny, homepage. But...
Topic by robertrunyon | last reply
Hi, thanks for stopping by. I want to construct a very large cardboard box (approx. w2m x h2m x d1m) and I would very much appreciate any thoughts on how to make a hinge and re-closeable door on one of the faces of the box *please*. I estimate the thickness of the box walls will be about 10mm. Kind regards Kevin
Topic by kevinhannan | last reply
My ibook's clicker stopped working about 30 min ago for no reason. I don't think I noticed it doing anything weird before but I could be wrong as I usually "tap" my touchpad to click on something. I restarted it thinking that the hardware just glitched it self (don't play with your touchpad when you turn your mac on, doesn't do wonderful things) After realising that I hadn't gone into the root account since my reinstall to enable touch click system wide, I had a good time trying to log in once I was at the login screen (you'd think pushing enter would select your account but apparently not). Any ideas or is ma clicker all clicked out?
Topic by Punkguyta
Hey, well the other day I took a part an air bed and find the "motor" that sucks air in, and now I want to give it another use, but I dont know what to do with it, any ideas? I was thinking to make a r/c vehicle or something but I dont know if this is possible, someone please? any ideas? any help? thanks guys
Question by tato312 | last reply
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Topic by Yonatan24 | last reply
Hi Folks, I'm searching for some info on how to make a visual "Click track" aid. In one of my bands, we use a click track on some tracks and live on others. I use a single in ear monitor for the click track which s fine for most tracks, but for some, I need the click fairly loud and this cannot be good for the old lugs long-term. So, I want to make a small LED display or two that can react to an audio signal that is fed from the click track channel. I've seen many instructables that show how to make LED blink/flash etc to music, but my requirements are a little different (I think). The click at the beginning of each bar is higher in pitch and has a higher velocity compared to the other click in that bar, so for example; Playing in 4/4 time signature: click 1 - Velocity =100 - pitch C5 click 2 - Velocity =90 - pitch C4 click 3 - Velocity =90 - pitch C4 click 4 - Velocity =90 - pitch C4 If playing in another time signatures ie; 3/4 or 6/8, then I would also need to cater for this in the display Questions: 1. Does anyone know how I could devise a system that would light a Red led for beat 1 and then perhaps a white (or other colour) led for the rest of the beats, but in a sequential fashion? 1,2,3,4. 2. Is it possible to change which led flashes based on either pitch or velocity? I could even make the front of the led display show actual numbers over a perspex cover so at anytime, a quick glance will show me exactly where I am in the bar. So rather than coloured leds. So to recap, I'd like to be able to take an additional audio feed from the click track channel from a mixer, into this new "drummers visual click track aid" device and have it react to the clicktrack and display that in the form of beats per bar based on either pitch or velocity of the click track. I currently use a couple of wood block sounds for the click track because they are very clean and short. Many thanks for taking the time to read through my requests and if you're the kind of clever person who could make such a device, I'd be more than happy to pay you for your input and suggestions. Many thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Cheers Phill
Topic by CrashCourseMuso
Why can't I middle click, or use a Ctrl+Click to open links in a new tab in my browser. It's standard behavior that works all over the internet otherwise. Don't hijack my clicks, it's annoying, and a major usability buster.
Topic by Wickity | last reply
Quite often, while browsing sites, I read, then discover: "Oh my! The author has included a link! What a delight!" Then I click the middle mouse button on that link to open it in another tab, to check out. Well the problem is, when I middle click links on Instructables, it opens in the same tab, so I have to press the back button, reload the page I was on, go to that link, then right click "Open In New Tab". Well this isn't really a major problem, I admit, but it's sure a little bit irritating when I forget to right-click "New Tab". I tested this with other browsers, and it's only Google Chrome with the problem. (As far as I know) By the way, great site, keep it up!
Topic by DELETED_lxnt | last reply
Howdy there! NK here, with a new problem with the comments. Up until recently all was going well with commenting, until all of a sudden, a bug popped up where one click did not post a comment. You have to double click now to post. This can be frustrating because the user may not notice the comment hasn't posted, and leave the page, and the comment disappears. On the other hand, someone may click to many times to post a comment, and cause multiple copies of the same comment to be posted. This can be quite bothersome... This issue occurs on Google Chrome, Puffin, and Internet Explorer. Commenting is impossible on iOS 7 Safari, which can also be bothersome... Thanks for taking the time to read this report. I would appreciate any suggestions. -Thanks, Nerfrock'
Topic by nerfrocketeer | last reply
I do occasionally look at the adds, but I find it really annoying having to remember to hold CMD when I click on them so they open in a new tab. Could the instructables team please re-program the site so that it will open the adds and links in a new tab or window, just like facebook? Thanks, BB
Topic by Bartboy | last reply
I think this has something to do with the way Instructables is coded, and I'm not sure if it's avoidable without significant rewriting (I'm not experienced with web coding), but I've noticed that when I use the middle click on my mouse which is set to "open in new tab," Instructables will open the link or project upon which I'm clicking in the same tab, but I can still right-click and select "open link in new tab" and everything will work fine. I'm running Google Chrome 17.0.963.56 on Mac OS X 10.6.8. Just a minor problem, really, but something I've noticed recently and wanted to address.
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Topic by todbot | last reply
I'm registered on Tekken.com/tournament, an official site promoting the upcoming fighting game for PS3 and 360, Tekken 6. Every week the site pits two characters against each other and in order to vote for one, you need to share a video trailer link with your friends. Whether it be through IM or myspace, anything will work as long as they click it. Every different friend who clicks your link counts as a point towards your account. Get enough "shares" and you'll be able to download exclusive wallpaper, character PDFs, etc. So i was wondering how these sites work, if there are ways to boost or speed up the process of getting "clicks". Any help would be great.
Question by jfg2597 | last reply
When viewing an article,which has multiple pictures with the row of thumbs below the primary image, I am unable to get the primary image to change when I click on a thumbnail, it only works in IE, but not Firefox .. Why ?? Can't even post this question using Firefox - booo
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Topic by kcox14 | last reply
I'm trying to tap on one of the submenu items using my ipad and it is not working: after logging in, I see the "You" link at the top right of the page. I tap on it and I see the submenu. Tapping on any links in that submenu makes the submenu vanish and I end up tapping on whatever links happen to be sitting behind
Topic by jpindi | last reply
HELP! My mouse has a clicking problem. In that; whenever i try to click, it doesn't work, and i find myself having to click multiple times with some force in order to get a result, but it's not consistent. Sometimes, it works straight off, and sometimes it takes upwards of 20 clicks, in order to get my computer to do anything. The problem's also isolated to only the left button, the right one's fine. I reckon it's just dirt or something in the mouse, but it's really inconvenient. Any ideas on what i can do to fix it? can i fix it? To give you something pretty to look at, here's a brass cog: Thanks for all the replies. I've just had the case off, and cleaned the rollers. I looked at the switch and there was no dirt packed around it. I clicked the switch without the case on and it still didn't work, which leads me to believe that it's actually the switch that's damaged, and therefore it's not worth trying to fix.
Topic by Vendigroth | last reply
One thing Ive noticed is that when you click on someones comment ( after going to the you page) It brings you to the instructable they commented on, right down to exactly where the comment is, but then as soon as the pictures load, it sends you halfway up the page. This COMPLETELY takes away the whole point of showing you where they commented. I suggest making it so they let the pictures load, THEN scroll you down. It would work a LOT better.
Topic by Bartboy | last reply