Blood Copy

So, the last forum topic i put in was about a site called blood copy, it was about vampires and a weird fake blood Supposedly for "vampires" being sent to people in the mail, called True Blood. Turns out this was a huge marketing scam advertising a new TV series Called True Blood

Topic by pyro13 10 years ago

Copy a eprom

Hello Is it possible to copy a eprom?

Topic by Popstickal 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Copy and Improve

Just Like on thingiverse I think people should have options to make their own copies and improvements of Instructables. People should be able to flag instructables as copies or improvements in case the author didn't realize and when you are browsing instructables the copies should have their own tab like videos and slideshows so that they don't get in the way.

Topic by Audey 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Killerk copies

Are all killerk copies really killerk copies? most people have never even heard of him. does that mean every tube, block trigger list type gun is a copy? most people would say yes, others would say no and the rest would not even care. so are they really that bad, because I've seen some killerk copies that are better than killerks . Are all knex guns that bad?

Topic by Bartboy 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Copy CD Answered

I have a copy of Windows Xp, but it is the CD that you can only use like 3 times or it is not supposed to work or install the OS. I would like to know how to get the data off the CD without using one of those times it can install the OS. I am Using a Mac and want to run bootcamp. I saw this for PCs  and I wonder if it helps you answer my question?

Question by jbaker22 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Copied Instructables

Maybe this post could have stayed in the topic of Instructables Etiquette so call me redundant ;).Anyways, is it considered poor taste to repeat an Instructable of another person? I found an instructable that is exactly what I'm working on but I've found the said posting could have been better presented. Granted the posted reassured me the project is feasible but their 7 pages of instructions with two pictures could have been easily condensed into one page. In making a copy Instructable I would not hesitate in giving credit and link of the original person. Anything thoughts?

Topic by crickle321 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

Copy Cats

There are many of you out there that have clones, I came across several of them today.I am making a big fuss over this because it annoys me, that people can't think of original names; so they have to copy other people, because they are popular.Often you will find, or may well have seen, these 'fakes' have posted Instructables, but the original person has posted a gun, more than five times better than that of said cheat.The few I have found so far include:Trainman2001 - DarthTrainmanDsman1 - Dsman195276 (or visa versa)Killerk2, NOT-KILLERK - KILLERKThere are thousands for ironman69, although there was a film called The iron man - This could be a valid reason.If you spot any other clones, inform me please.I will eat them.

Topic by j-chode! 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Copied Much?

Today I found one of my knex guns reposted under a different name without permission from me or ever credit given in the instructable. I posted the original under this license:    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work just like the by-nc-nd license, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature. hmmm seems like a breech to me... here is the original posted by me here is the other guy's the only difference is that he stuck on some pointless additions. below is an image of the original instructable as I found it.

Topic by Fred the Penguin 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Internet Files

I read this topic, was wondering if there was any way to open a video file, avi, swf, flv, mpeg, and copy it like you would a music file?Thanks in advance.

Topic by Garuda_Zeromus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Can't copy and paste.

I cannot copy and paste on this site. I noticed this when replying to a comment to one of my Instruactables: Knex 'Puzzle' Ball lift. (now I need to manually type the URL) I am using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7. EDIT I have swapped to Google Chrome and I do not have the problem.

Topic by mathsboy314 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Copy and paste in EAGLE

When creating a schematic in eagle, in a step by step instructions how do you copy and paste multiple components and nets all at once?

Topic by guyfrom7up 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Copy VHS to DVD?

This if for my own use.  I have a number of old VHS tapes that I want to copy to DVD.s.  Space is of the essance.

Question by Bayougolfer 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

90 copies of the newsletter?

I seem to have recieved approximately 90 copies of the most recent newletter in my email over the last couple of days. The headers and routing all look legitimate, is there a problem with the email send stuff? Gene

Topic by egbertfitzwilly 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Is there a way to copy an instructable?

I want to make a series of tablesaw sleds of various types. They all start with the same basic sled. Rather than refer people to another ible, I want to just copy the whole thing. Is there a way to do this? Is there a "Save as?"

Question by Marsh 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Instructables, Contests and Copying

Copying and rehash are not things often regarded as good for do-it-yourself communities, yet Instructables is currently quite accepting of things that would fit under this umbrella and in some cases even sponsor it. I hope to convince the administrators that new rules need to come into play--particularly with regard to competitions. I'll discuss why unoriginal projects are a problem, lay out the causes of this and present some solutions that the administration could pursue. Copying is a problem for Instructables because making your own example of someone else's creation with no alterations does not advance development at all. In many cases, these copies even infringe on copyrights. In competitions, such as ones on Instructables, copied projects can become popular and even eclipse original designs; this discourages originality. An author might ask himself why he should bother investing time researching and developing a project when he could just as easily locate an existing design and copy it instead. In many cases, the causes of copying can be innocent, such as when a child who posts his friend's favorite paper airplane design (which actually originates out of a copyrighted book, for instance). While innocent, this action still proves unhealthy to the DIY community. There are also less innocent types of copying as well; such as those who knowingly steal creations and post photographs or links to media of creations not of their own design. While this latter type is less prevalent on Instructables than places like YouTube, it still occurs due to embedding. To discourage unoriginality and encourage advancement, Instructables staff should make a few changes to how entries are looked at as far as appropriateness goes, as well as what gets featured or judged a winner in contests. Projects that are not original should be recognized as such. It might be appropriate to outright disqualify an entry or issue it a penalty or rank reduction in judging. It is not advisable to feature unoriginal designs. These sort of steps could encourage people to contribute rather than copy. I hope I have inspired thought in others regarding this. I have talked about the problems of copying, why it happens and how it might be addressed--hopefully it is.

Topic by OrigamiAirEnforcer 4 years ago  |  last reply 9 months ago

Copying Hard Drive?

I'd like to know, is there any way to copy EVERYTHING from my computer hardrive (this one) and put it on another harddrive, BUT still in this "tower"? As in, I just like swap out the drives. This comp's HD is 70gig, but my other ones 220 gigs. I want to keep all my programs and such, but I want to put it on a bigger HD. Any suggestions? and please please please! let it be freeware. I just love it. Also, I am using XP, and so is the other computer with the bigger HD, but for some reason, the other computer has bigger icons and not as good a quality.

Topic by wolf555hound 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Copy Cassette to CD

How do I copy my cassette's to CD? I have one car that only has a CD player and I would like to listed to my cassette language learning tape, but can't until I can figure out how to transfer them. I do have a CD burner, but don't know how to get the info from the cassette to the burner or computer. Thanks for your help!

Topic by Rawben 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

DIY "copies" of designs

Hey guys and girls,I was wondering - what do people see as "right" when it comes to making DIY versions of designs. Obviously there is some level where it is inspiration, but what about when the design is based around a shape?For example, this instructable Universal lamp shade polygon building kit clearly uses the same shape as the IQ-light, a fact the author acknowledges.I want one of these Tote, but I would never pay US$114 for it.So is it wrong to try to make a copy of the flat pattern? I've been trying to get it done in CAD, not there yet but getting close. What about if I exactly copied by tracing the shape. I have no intentions of selling it, is it still wrong?

Topic by trialex 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

airconditioner remote copy?

I have a wireless remote for the airconditioning that will only allow 1 days on off progamming at a time. I want to create a new remote that can send the same information daily automatically so that I can save energy when im not at the site. Anythoughs or hacks possible. I have a spare remote I can sacrifice if necessary. Thanks in advance for any help.

Question by ewilliams13 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Feature request - copy step.

Could you add the ability to copy a step from one instructable to another? For instance, I do a lot of work with the ATtiny chips. Each instructable has the same instructions telling how to load the chip definitions into the Arduino IDE and program the chip. Without this the instructable would be incomplete, and it is a lot of work to copy it every time. Thank you JRV31

Topic by JRV31 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Are you allowed to copy contents

Hi, I just glanced through the Terms and Conditions and I am trying to understand if people are allowed to copy authors contents on this site, to published on places like my blog. Or do you need a written consent from Instructables. Thank you

Topic by Genstry 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Photos copied from other sites

I came across this instructable. The images are copied. I doubt if the author has really done this recipe. Found the same photos in the link below. I am not sure how it got featured. I feel original 'ibles should be found and given more importance.

Topic by mile stone 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Suggestions for automating the DVD copying process to preserve the collection?

I have about 2000+  DVD movies. I want to transfer them all to my new storage system(HDDs in terabytes) as image files. I just wanted to know if there is a device which can automate this process or anything I could make to auto-feed the disks? Thanks

Question by mirzahadi 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Someone copied my instructable and taken part in same contest

HelloI submitted my first intructable Make Compact LED Lamp (CLL) from a Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) on 2nd June 2009. Link to my intructable is also taken part in contest Get The LED Out. Today while I was browsing entries for that contest, I found an entry which is a COPY of my intructable. Link to that instructable is some differences are there in both instructables. That person submitted instructable on 11th June so it indicates it might be a copy of my instructable.I wonder how judges allowed that intructable to enter in contest.What to do now?

Topic by electrosam 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Someone copied my intructable.And taken part in same contest in which I took part.What to do ?

HelloI submitted my first intructable Make Compact LED Lamp (CLL) from a Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) on 2nd June 2009. Link to my intructable is also taken part in contest Get The LED Out. Today while I was browsing entries for that contest, I found an entry which is a COPY of my intructable. Link to that instructable is some differences are there in both instructables. That person submitted instructable on 11th June so it indicates it might be a copy of my instructable.I wonder how judges allowed that intructable to enter in contest.What to do now?

Question by electrosam 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

ipod device

How to copy a file from CD to ipod without the use of computer?

Question by vicky.s1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Colour slides? Answered

Is there a way to convert Color slides to dvd?

Question by emit 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

prevent text/drawing from being photo-copyable from a document?

Question by kaerez 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Unable to use CRTL+C/CTRL+V when creating a new instructable!

 Hello there, I am trying to create a new item in Instructables. I have already made a document for the work instruction and thought I'd just use copy/paste. For some reason I am unable to do this. Any reason for this? Is there something I should check? Share & Enjoy. Zippy. OKAY ME MUPPET. The reason that I couldn't do CRTL+V was something to do with the browser. I was initially trying to do it in a basic Chrome browser. When I went to firefox I was able to do it no problem. Share & Enjoy. Zippy.

Topic by bunglesmate 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Clone comments

Recently, when replying to multiple comments on the same page, it started copying my first comment into my second, for example: First comment "Yes, I recently became Pro" Second Comment Should say: "Hi, how are you doing today?" Instead says: "Yes, I recently became Pro" ______________________ That was the best way I could explain it, although it doesn't happen with the sampled comments, it happens with all the comments on a page. It says what I intended when I type it up, but changes only after posted. It doesn't behave this way if I refresh the page after my first comment. I don't think it's related to my Specs, but here they are... FireFox 3.6.3, Windows 7

Topic by nickodemus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Startup file to copy a picture

I have a school tablet that was forced upon us by my school. The IT department at my school insists that the computers stay 'uniform' by having the same background for desktop and log on etc. As the mischief making students that we are, we quickly tracked down the destination file and replaced the image with one of our own. But the IT found a way to stop this by changing the file back every few times we boot. So I was wondering if I could get some help with the coding for copying a file on boot. All help is appreciated. 

Topic by 2685866 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

A member is copying other member's instructables

hstough101 appears to be copying other members instructables and posting them as his own.  His instructable "Dome Lights" uses the same photo I posted in  His other two instructables have photos that look very familiar as well.

Topic by knife141 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How to copy a picture from Instructables library

I found a picture I have in my library and would like to copy it to go into a different Instructable. How do I do that. I have tried to copy and paste, copy link and do a search, baffled! Thanks

Topic by sunshiine 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Laser copy machine what to do???

I have aquired two laser color copy machine's and in the process of tearing them apart I come across this motor with a very shiney octagon wheel that some how reflects light to a couple of mirrors, one machine is a low buck Brother and the other is a collating machine. What can I do with this whirlagig light thingy, seems to good to toss in the scrap box. I am in the business of E-Waste and there are some things I just have to keep.

Topic by wisconsinjimmy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

copy paste and select all does not work

I cant even use the delete button  only the backspace. Cant copy or paste text How am I supposed to write and edit>

Topic by chrisayad 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

"How can a burn a backup copy of my purchased dvd?

I have a Disney DVD that I bought & my child plays it every day. I would like to have a backup of it because I am afraid it won't last much longer. Anyone that has children can probably relate. Since I already bought the DVD once I don't want to have to purchase it again. Any help would be highly appreciated.

Question by alwaysl8 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do I copy my original NDS games cards onto the PC so I can Transfer all to one R4 or Firecard?

Hi I want to copy all my original NDS games onto one game card. To do this I need to be able to copy the original game cards onto the PC then transfer them on to an R4 or Firecard. Is there a NDS slot 1, R4 type reader I can buy which will allow me to do this?. Any help appreciated Thanks

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How can I open files on a remote computer using telnet? Answered

 I now how to connect to a computer using the command OPEN (IP address). But then I don't know if I can open/copy documents on the computer I'm connected to. Any help would be great.

Question by JJAJoshua 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Instructable images on another site

I noticed a spike in youtube views the other day.  Based on YouTube analytics, the views were coming from a site out of France. I went to the site and notice that  the images and new text (love google translate) were pulled off one of my instructables and placed on that site.  There is no credit (or link) given to instructables.  In addition, the adsense revenue was zero since the banner ads don't show up.   Here is the original: Part 1: Part 2: Buzzfil Version,non-classe/il-ne-savait-pas-trop-quoi-faire-avec-ses-palettes-en-bois-mais-son-idee-est-hyper-genial-9.html Is this pretty common?

Topic by mtairymd 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

To be or not to be upset

So, with recently finding out that tons of people's instructables had been published without their permission on a paid subscription site, I decided to google my username and see if anything came up. This is obviously something everyone should do from time to time, and I figured it was time to give it another go. In the image search, I found an image I didn't recognize and clicked until I found the source of the connection to my username. A seemingly reputable website has written an article on one of my ibles. At first, I was excited. It was cool that someone saw my work and thought it cool enough to write about it. However, that joy turned to turmoil when I realized that the article wasn't a short description accompanied by one or two images. It is a full rehash of my ible. Basically, anyone that sees the article can follow the links to my version (there are several), but the author of the article has really not given them any reason to do so. They've taken most of my images to re-write my ible without asking or notifying me. They didn't break the CC license by writing their own version, but I believe they did when they took all my images.  What do you think? Would you be upset and ask them to change or remove the article, or chalk it up to promotion and be excited to see your work spread? By the way, there have only been 138 hits on my ible from that website. The article My ible

Topic by Brooklyntonia 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Batch file to copy files

Some body help me to create batch file which can copy files from a folder one by one into many folders. For example if one folder has 10 files then I have to copy those files (one in each) in each subdirectory of a given directory.

Topic by Code name MS 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Copy record to CD programs

Question by Steve Buck 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Copy a specific directory in batch?

I am working on a batch file to back up specific folders, the directory is layed out lime this: Main Folder>saves>world1>etc                                      world2>etc                                      world3>etc Basically, I need a command to copy "world1" or whatever folder it is, but the entire thing, not just the contents. If I copy it to the desktop, it just copies the contents, I want it to directly copy the directory and subdirectories, so that it would show in the target area as "world1". How do I do this with xcopy?

Question by XOIIO 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I have made a program in and I am ready to publish it. The problem that I have is that I want to copy the program(while unpublished) that I created and publish one of the two copies made  and keep other one(unpublished copy) for reference and modifications. I dont want to remake the whole project and save it with a different name Please Help I am new to programming

Question by MYawar 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Is my instructable copied? [SOLVED] Answered

I was wondering is my instructables copied here:  Or am i missing something? Here is my instructable  Would be gratefull if you would answer

Question by CreativeCreator 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Blatant Copy of my work.

My Instructable has been copied and re-posted here and on his/hers website. What should I do? My Instructable(for reference): His/hers Instructable (even the same cover picture): And the website he/she advertises: Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Forte1994

Topic by forte1994 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Multiple copies of subscription emails

I've received four copies so far of an identical email giving me a subscription update, telling be about Lith's group. At first I thought it was a Gmail server error and it wasn't actually updating my inbox after I read and deleted them, but the timestamps are different, all a minute apart. This happened a while back, and I never saw that it was officially resolved but the problem just went away.

Topic by CameronSS 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Reveived three copies of a newsletter

Hi guys, I very much enjoy the regular updates of instructables through the newsletters I receive by email. However, upon receiving the same one for the third time today I was wondering if there is any major work being done behind the scenes or whether I stumbled upon a bug, and I though it would be a good idea to submit a bugreport. Hence, this topic. I have attached a small screenshot of my gmail account. (Leaving out the standard layout due to privacy and general negligability..) Of course, I would be more than happy to forward the series of messages to an address if requested. Likewise, I can give my email address when necessary in some private message. The emails all source from < >. I run a windows7, ubuntu dual boot and browse in chrome (version 36.0.1985.125) but these stats seem to be irrelevant as the mail server does not directly interact with them :-) PS. I also came accross a java error, but did not have the presence of mind to take a screenshot of the stack trace. It was after resetting my pasword, logging in for the first time and then browsing to the forums through the main navigation from the homepage. (This probably is not detailed enough to get anywhere, but it perhaps plants a seed of intuition in the programmer that reads it which might help when someone else makes another report ^_^), In the glance I had at it, it seemed to concern reflection and the loading of the content page, which recursed once before reaching the error. (In the sence that in the content view, a complete version of the main navigation was included, yielding a somewhat smaller header identical in shape and function to the top-level one)

Topic by mr_Eagle 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

A website lifting Instructables directly.

I just came across this peculiar website.All it seems to be is a copy of Instructables' "recent" list.I wonder how many other websites like this are out there...?

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


The is a copyer on youtube and he makes guns and doesent give him credit here is the link to his channel: . He has copyed bakenbitz and thedunkis. Im tired so my grammar is crap so sorry about that.

Topic by Millawi Legend 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago