I see we can upload our own patches to send to other people. What makes a "patch"? What are the size and format limits? Are there any style guidelines (the current patches all have a square border with rounded corners).
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Hi All, To be honest, I don't know if my inquiry fits within this forum, but I really had no idea where to post what I need. I am currently interning at a non-profit nature center which relies heavily on volunteers. As art of my internship, my supervisor would like several databases created. I don't know what program would work best for my needs and I was hoping somebody could give me a few ideas for what I need to create. Here is what she would like: 1. A volunteer database that is searchable by the training and expertise each volunteer has received. Let's say for instance, that we are having an insect program and only those who have been trained for the program can volunteer. I need to be able to search a keyword or from a drop down menu individuals who have received this training. A spreadsheet would suffice, but some individuals have so many training sessions that it would get a bit long. We also have over a hundred volunteers. 2. A teacher database that shows the grades and classes each teacher in our system teaches. We have school groups come out, and if their is a fourth grade program, there is no reason to contact every other grade teacher. 3. This is the really challenging one. We have rental programs, and all users must complete rental information which includes name, contact information, type of rental, and emergency contact. I would like to go paperless with this and if somebody rents more than once they have to fill in the information every time. I would like to be able to search their name and have all of their information come up, then input their rental type and time, which would give me a list of how many rentals we have had per day/week/year and how much money we have made. As I said, I could just make a spreadsheet for the first two but I would like something a bit more sophisticated. If I was not clear about anything, please let me know.
Topic by Blinktwice | last reply
The title says it all. Somehow while creating my instructable, and extra step was created at the end. I can't find a place to delete a step... It must be there without deleting the entire instructable...
Question by djsfantasi | last reply
Log Entry 0001: I just purchased a Create and a BAM (but not received it yet). The plan is to use my Windows XP laptop as a bluetooth-tethered brain and write a C++ application that creates a virtual map of any room in which the Create finds itself; I'm not sure what the challenges are yet - I'm guessing there will be some latency in getting real-time information from the robot via the BAM module ... Step 1: read manuals on Bluthooth protocol, the Create command set; design the "brain" (a multi-threaded GUI windows app )... - Cheers.
Topic by Technophilia451
Hi :D we are looking for some people to create an FPS multiplayer videogame together. If you want to help us you must install UDK and learn it. We are looking for level designer, animators an so on... Please contact me if you are interested and i'll give you all the info about the project. Also on Skype: RigaZh (fabio_rigamonti)
Topic by fabioriga
I have my project pretty well planned out. I am having trouble with entering it into the form. Also have 3 drafts that I started that do not seem right, but do not know how to eliminate them so that I can start over. Is the small picture at the top for the project, or is it supposed to be my profile picture? Any suggestions?
Question by grandmaof13 | last reply
I'm a bit undecided as to the avatar to go with this new name. Sandy was a bit too...cartoony somehow, and as you can see I'm desperate. T-shirts based on the second amendment are funny, but not funny enough to make a permanent avatar. Laird Howe made a lovely one, but it's spring and change is good. Lemonie was so kind as to crop sandy, but she's not quite right... I need help! Make me an avatar? Link me to one? I'm stuck. What will my face on here be? The people decide! Unless there's little interest on the topic (likelihood: likely). Then I decide, arbitrarily and all willy nilly. Can't have that.
Topic by Lithium Rain | last reply
Using Google chrome i try to open the create window on the Instructables website, But when i do a dark gray color overlays the entire webpage (picture below) and i am unable to edit/create anything. Anyone else have the same problem? what is the solution to fixing it?
Topic by Lord Of Flames | last reply
Hi. I wanna make a batchfile that creates another batchfile with text. I've tried to use the echo command like this: "echo echo off > something.bat" and that do work but I need to use it like this:" echo ( echo off color a cls echo welcome etc. ) > something.bat somebody help! thanks in advance.
Topic by J.W | last reply
Hi all, I'm new to creating circuits and to instructables Here is my problem. I'm trying to create a Circuit that will count to 30 as fast a LED flashes that uses a 555 IC, once it gets to 30 you will need to press a button to reset it or the LED will stop flashing. Thanks in advance.
Topic by spike314
Many of the instructables I submit are related to farming issues and solutions. Usually I choose Outdoors or Gardening as the category to assign it to but I wish there was a farming category. Farming is bigger than gardening and a faint subset of Outdoors. Can we create a Farming category?
Topic by rhackenb | last reply
I am new to intractable. I am inspired by the community. I found it because I had made a creation and I wanted an outlet the share it. For me creating is one of the most satisfying experiences. Most other things only get in the way. I always wish I had unlimited resources and enough free time to create to my heart’s desire. Today I had a realization that made me feel much better about all of life’s other obligations. It is the problems in daily life that inspire me to create. My most recent creation that I shared was a tool box I made for work. Only because I have work bogging me down did I need this creation. I am now very happy with the box. I wish I had more time and money to create but if I did I am afraid I may not have the desire to create.
Topic by HartKyle83 | last reply
Researchers at Purdue have impregnated paper with iron particles, creating "ferropaper." ------------------------------------------ Researchers at Purdue University have created a magnetic "ferropaper" that might be used to make low-cost "micromotors" for surgical instruments, tiny tweezers to study cells and miniature speakers. The material is made by impregnating ordinary paper -- even newsprint -- with a mixture of mineral oil and "magnetic nanoparticles" of iron oxide. The nanoparticle-laden paper can then be moved using a magnetic field. ------------------------------------------ The article later mentions that "newspaper and soft tissue paper are especially suitable." This sounds to me like a startlingly simple DIY project that could create some fun kinetic sculpture, if nothing else. Via ScienceDaily
Topic by CameronSS | last reply
Hello I am mrmimosizer I am starting a group to make games with as it has always been a passion for me to do so. I already have 5 story ideas written down and am starting to learn programming and could use people to help make the dream a reality. To contact me skype: mrmimosizer Email:email@example.com
Topic by mrmimosizer
Does anyone know and understand the process of creating a trademark? As best as I can gather creating a trademark is as easy as putting TM after what ever you would like trademarked. However, if you wish to register your trademark so you can have the R behind it that is where the line starts to blur and become a little more fuzzy. There are some fairly expensive fees as well as quite of bit of research that you first must do or face losing your $300+ fees. So if anyone has had anything registered with the Us Copyright and Trademark office please share your experience.
Topic by xtreker15 | last reply
Here's an idea - an Instructable about how Instructables.com came to be Made by the Instructables Staff in their spare time. The first step would be the original idea. Then how some of the staff came to be a part of Instructables, how scripting started, how Instructables has changed and so on..... Oh Oh! And how the Instructables Robot came to be!!!!
Topic by Keith-Kid | last reply
Hi there! We want to produce an stl of a heelbone from DICOM files to print and use in an operation. The edible Chocolate Brain was the inspiration to use Invesalius - meshlab I already know so this seemed like a good option. there are, however, limited manuals in english and infos to figure out certain steps in the Program ... like creating the surface for the stl - the mask has already been taken care of and everything else looks right, just this one step isn't yielding the expected result. a link of the document in question to look at - https://www.dropbox.com/s/3oinuz5goz15mws/Fersenbein.inv3 I would appreciate any help a great deal. thank you & snowy regards from Vienna, Eva Tucek
Question by evatucek | last reply
Hello forums, I was wondering if anybody knew of a program that could do the following via USB. I have pet chickens that need feeding multiple times a day. I wanted to make a USB device that I could plug into my computer, and when I push a button in the program, it activates the USB port which is connected to my feeder. I don't need any help with making the feeder, it's just being able to run it on demand. Thanks in advance.
Topic by Blogger545 | last reply
Hi there, i need help, It's almost my wedding aniversary, and me and my wife have this agreement that we gonna surprise each other every year, well there is one thing that i'm doing this year, been thinking about it since we got married, but never got the gear to do it, well now it's diferent, there's only one thing left, i'm going to steel the moon for her (a moon done in machê paper) theres only one thing, what can i put inside it to make it float? I've tought about making it with a beach ball filled with helium but it seems that the ball leaks, does anybody have any idea???? Glad for the Help, Nuno
Topic by nsilva12 | last reply
ive been waiting for my dongle i ordered from dealextreme.com for far to long and i am a very impatient man. ive set out to make a dongle, or try until it finally gets here. ive considered many options but its looking like this will be the most promising. my friend gave me a slightly damaged ipod touch (2nd gen?), which i found out has a broadcom bluetooth chip in it. i ripped up the ipod, found the chip, and the datasheet. ive messed with some circuitry before, but i am lost on this. im actually pretty novice with this sort of thing, but ive experimented and learned a lot on my own. i am eager to learn. my goal is to make this into a usb bluetooth adapter. i have all the ipod parts (may need some?), usb cables are abundant, and i have a soldering gun and i am able to use it. could someone please help guide me in the right direction? i am sorry if this doesnt belong here.. this is my first post here, but ive been enjoying the site for a while now. i am a big do it yourself kind of guy and will most definitely be uploading some of my ideas when i get around to it.
Topic by mindnumbinglyfun | last reply
The iRobot Create Challenge deadline has been extended by one week. Entries are now due by 11:59pm Sunday, September 9th, 2007Note that multiple entries in the contest are allowed. If your robot is already done and documented, feel free to use this time to explore another project with your Create.
Topic by canida | last reply
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Topic by BootB
A Friend gave me his old Gateway Desktop Model "MFATXPNT NMZ 500SE" with Windows XP Home, and I would like to restore it to OUT Of THE BOX condition. Unfortunately, he already made a set of Recovery Discs, but then misplaced them or accidentally threw them out in the trash. My Question is: Is there a REGISTRY Tweak that can be done to RE-Enable the RECOVERY Application on the Gateway? Any help would be appreciated!
Question by morbious | last reply
Can anyone help me send a virus to a corrupt public lawyer,thanks for any help!!!!
Topic by matt1breeze | last reply
When you implemented the new upload tool, I couldn't use it in Chrome on a Windows 7 laptop. You drag and drop the file to a location on the page and then click upload. However, the upload button was off-screen and I couldn't scroll to it. Weird! I got around the problem by using another browser for a while. Recently, I discovered that the zoom setting was over 100%! I hadn't zoomed in…. By setting it back to 100%, I could access the upload button. Why do the create pages change the zoom setting on on you? Why can't you scroll to the button in Chrome?
Question by djsfantasi | last reply
I like the new interface, but I have a suggestion that could make it better. I often work on multiple projects at once, and sometimes I move pictures and pieces of the Instructables around. It would be really convenient if you could take a step and move it out of one Instructable and into another or spawn a new one.
Topic by JmsDwh
Any of the sets will work except duplo and friends those are NOT REAL LEGOS. i like to have at least one minifigure. also, my cash limit is 14 dollars. thanks! jessica, age 9
Question by DELETED_DELETED_crouchingwolf | last reply
What do you do as a Christian to better yourself everyday? give to charity? read your bible? pray to God? learn new skills? preach in his name? etc... there are many things we can do to praise God being yourself is a good way to praise God what are ways you better yourself? share instructables and experiences in this thread about all around bettering yourself and becoming more skilled.....
Topic by thaicares
RadioShack is also getting into the Halloween spirit with its own contest, the Halloween Great Create Challenge. Build something scary for Halloween with RadioShack parts and take some photos or video and you can enter. Winners get a $250 gift certificate. So are you planning on making something cool with electronics for the Instructables Halloween Contest? Why not enter both! You could always use more parts for more projects, right? To enter, submit your entry here by Oct. 31
Topic by fungus amungus
I tried to create a new 'ible. After clicking on the New Instructable button, I get the normal 'ible editing page, but then the browser says Stopped and the browser content is greyed out, see screen shot. Note the status bar, it is sometime 50% sometimes other values. Windows 7/64, Firefox 38.0.5.
Topic by MichaelAtOz | last reply
Hey guys, Does anyone have an iRobot Create they don't need or want anymore. Would you be interested in giving it to me? Currently I have a LOT of things on my list that I want, and I can't afford them all.
Topic by A-Nony-Mus
I can add text and i try to add as many photos but when i click publish it wants MORE photos
Question by Shapes99 | last reply
Title says it all. How can I fix this?
Topic by linkmaster03 | last reply