Is the "daily views updater" broken, or does some one need to be reminded?  I like to check daily views from time to time, and an occasional miss is understandable, but I think it's been quite some time since an update.  Todays date: 8/2/2015. Thanks.

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

view count

Hi, I got an instructable where the view count acts very strange. The first day stayed at 0 (never happened, almost impossible since the instructable was featured..) Now, if I look at the view count the total views are equal to the daily views (also yesterday..) This is the instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Split-Photography-with-an-analog-camera/

Topic by derte84 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

My total views not increasing!

I have made an instructable. I get 250 - 400 views daily but my total number of views is remaining stagnant from a long time! please help! my instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Firefly-Jar/

Topic by pawanvs99 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Is the "Popular" sort function in Contests Broken?

Looking at the sorting in contests when you sort by "Popular" 'ibles with fewer views (both daily and since creation) are ranked significantly higher than others with more views (Daily and since creation). 

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

A new direction for "Total Views Count" group.

So the original purpose of this group has been made obsolete by the rather cool new update HQ have released. A user's total views are now displayed around their avatar meaning we can see up to date information by visiting our profiles. Now that there's no need to run a twice monthly script I was thinking that perhaps people would be interested in having their total views collected daily, then twice monthly I could release graphs for people tracking their daily increase. Similar to the /you/stats/ feature that HQ trialled briefly. I'd also be happy to continue giving patches for people reaching the views milestones we had for the group. Anyone interested in that? Or does anyone have any bright ideas that the data now available on profile pages could be used for? It's pretty trivial to scrape the data with Perl, and at 1 page load per group member it's much quicker and easier than the current script (which loads thousands of pages).

Topic by Jayefuu 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Total Views Count - Update

Tomorrow will be the first time I've posted stats from my Total Views Count script since January. I had some problems with the script breaking and losing the data, then was very busy throughout February/March since I was at Instructables HQ as an Artist in Residence, then when I got home to the UK I didn't have the motivation to fix it. Well, I've now started work on it again and last Friday I ran it for the first time since January. Tomorrow I'll be running it again and will have a gain value for each group member to share with everyone. It's still not completely finished, below is a description of how it worked before, how I've changed it and what I'm going to change further. Skip to the last bit if you want to read what the group's going to change into. Where it was: I used to run the group once per week by opening a Perl script on my desktop computer. The script automatically visited each of your profiles and added the total views count to a new column in a spreadsheet. Instructables updated some code, my script got confused, didn't update the spreadsheet properly and so all the data went screwy. I had to then post a forum topic and hand out patches, it took a long time. Where it is now: I've rewritten the Perl script, it now saves the data to a MySQL database instead of a spreadsheet. It also gathers far more data: total views, number of instructables, comments total, best answers total, number of forum topics, number of subscribers. I have a web page that looks up the total views from that database and displays a list I can copy to a forum topic. I still have to run it manually like before but it's much less hassle. Where it's going: I have spent a few hours working on learning to get Perl scripts working on my personal website. I can now automatically run them once per day, which I didn't know how to do. I now need to: 1) Check that the total views script will run daily 2) Write functionality to patch automatically 3) Design more patches! Once I have total views patches sending automatically I would like to award people for the following:   Total Views: 10k, 25k, 50k, 100k, 250k, 500k, 1m Subscribers: 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 Answers: 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 Best Answers: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 Instructables: 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 200 Comments: 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 Subscriptions: The newest site update now lets me see how many people YOU'VE subscribed to. The more you subscribe to. You'll earn patches for more subscriptions. If you're arty and want to help out with this bit, please volunteer, it'll save me some time and they'll look prettier. The cartoons Caitlinsdad did for the total views patches were fantastic, but last time I asked he was too busy to design more. 4) Implement automatic sending out of all of the types of patches 5) Change the name of the group to reflect that it no longer really is just to show a list of total views. That's been surpassed when HQ added the baseball cards to profiles. Got a suggestion? Once done, the weekly forum topic that I post will become a pretty list of who's been awarded what patches. Let me know in the comments if you've got feature ideas you'd like to see implemented or want to help out. This group's been going 2 years now! Thanks! James

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

How to Calculate Viewership

As the statistics page on Instructables has never been particularly reliable, I have used an alternate method to check my viewership for some time. As other people have expressed interest in statistics, I've decided to share how I do it. Overall viewership between two points in time To use this method, you will need to have taken a snapshot of your member page and have logged it into the Internet Archive or recorded the number of views you have attained at a previous date. Compare the number of views between the two dates to figure out the number of views that have occurred during the period between the two recordings. To find average daily views Using the date from the Internet Archive snapshot or your own records, use this to calculate the number of days that have elapsed since the previous entry to find the number of days that have transpired. Divide the difference in viewership between the two dates by the number of days that have gone by to find your average overall daily viewership. To find the average daily views of your instructables Perform the above steps and divide the number of daily views by the number of instructables you have posted. ----------------------------------------- As with most statistics, the figures you will see from these calculations can be skewed. However, they are still good for getting a good general handle on what the situation is for you as far as viewership goes. If you have not used Internet Archive beforehand, it is a harmless way to log this information as well as take a screenshot of something that you and others can look back on at a later date. Statistical use is only one of many this sort of thing can be used for.

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

Anyone know dinodirect.com?

Currently I am viewing this site. They are an online retailer of daily consumer electronics. Similiar to DealExtreme.com, they are also providing worldwide free shipping and cheap price. All I wanna know is they are reliable site or not... Thanks!

Question by wanderer777 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How Much is that website Worth? Ibles - $730,686!!

This site WebSiteLookOut.com estimates a website's value based on factors like pageviews, backlinks, traffic rate....etc.Simply write the URL, and you can see the value, Daily Page views, Daily Ad revenues and many other facts.Its a very cool site. I looked up several popular sites:All values are estimated and Presented in USD. The links direct you to the site's infoInstructables - $730,686.2Wikipedia - $301.13 MillionGoogle - $1.2 BilllionWorth1000 - $553,668.5Plime - $72,642.3Youtube - $803 MillionYahoo! - $2.41 BillionBoingBoing - $794,889.7Digg - $21.32 MillionMsn - $481.8 MillionHere is Instructables' data:Instructables.comNet Worth : $730,686.2Daily Pageview : 332,829Daily Ads Revenue : $1,000.94Traffic Rank : 3305(google) PageRank : 6Backlinks : 473,515Host IP: Graph:

Topic by Keith-Kid 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Suggestion To Upgrade STATS Display

Glad to see STATS tab back in the info box that appears for all instructables!  Did anyone else miss it?  Wouldn't it be great if the "daily views" could be placed on the front page of this box?  Instead of making us click one more time, an instant display would be an improvement, IMHO. Check it out.

Topic by Creativeman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

The launch of my rc channel!

Since i got into rc cars a few years ago ive always had a passion to help other people so ive decided to make a channel and let everyone at this amazing community know about it, The channel has reviews,runs,jumps bashes and how tos it also has tips&tricks;&tutorials;! The channel is called rc world: http://www.youtube.com/user/mrfishin101?feature=mhum Im hoping to get videos up daily! please view and rate!

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

Back arrow nalfunction, and comments rejection frequently.

I use Windows 7. on a lap top  1) The back arrow does not function on Instructable pages as it did two weeks ago. It works sluggishly when I press refresh in the sight bar. I go through many Instructables pages almost twice daily. Such problem is deterrant to free viewing. 2) Frequently the comments section rejects acceptance of my notes. Please help and advise. Best regards 

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

Links not forming properly in comments

Exactly what is says in the title. I have twice recently left a comment with a link attached to text, only for the link not to work*. The text goes orange, but nothing happens when you click on it. The comments I left were here and here. Links as text, just in case: https://www.instructables.com/id/TIG-Welded-Steel-Vase/  https://www.instructables.com/community/DAILY-VIEWS-UPDATER/?comments=all#CC1EGT8ICRXR5X8 (*Was that a sentence? I think it was a sentence, but it doesn't feel like a sentence...)

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

Cable Wall Fishing Device - HELP!!!

Hey guys - I'm stuck on a project that I know your inventive minds will help me come up with a solution. I'm a long time lurker and first time poster :). I'm looking to make my own 'magnepull'. This device, which you can view at www.magnepull.com, is a magnetic system that assists with wall fishes. It helps you pull cable through the wall (which I do on a daily basis as a cable tech). I can't simply afford to spend $100+ for the magnepull device. All of your ideas and help are appriciated in advance! Thanks! Joe

Topic by jslitzker 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 months ago

World's Smallest Flash Mob?

A flashmob only a few inches high gather outside London's Tate Modern.Two hundred versions of Tony Hart's famous Plasticine Morph character were placed on London's Bankside to honour the memory of the artist who died recently, aged 83.The event was organised through a Facebook group, and included Tony's daughter, Carolyn Williams, who was invited along to judge "best Morph" (won by Laura Kenny, 31)London SE1 NewsDaily MailBBCOn a related theme, this compilation video of Vision On (which featured Tony Hart) will explain a lot about the way certain Brits in their forties view the world:

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

Ten Years and One Day - every day - on Polaroid

I recently came across this story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and wanted to share it with the Instructables community. Artist Marc Tasman made a Polaroid self-portrait every day for 3,654 consecutive days--July 24, 1999- July 24, 2009--that's 10 years and 1 day. He says that if you laid the nearly 4700 photos made in that time side by side, they would stretch about 4 football fields or a quarter mile! The "Ten Years and One Day" video mashes time -- 5 minutes and 27 seconds of it -- compressing that distance (and decade) into a trippy package. You can view his work at the followitng sites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfChFFwbWIw http://www.vimeo.com/8302692 http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/43324 http://gimundo.com/videos/view/10-years-and-1-day/ The 10-year-long instant portrait Marc Tasman turns decade of life into art via daily Polaroids http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/79448062.html I hope your find this interesting and decide to use it on your site. Yours, Noelle steffenn@uwm.edu

Topic by n_steffen2005 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


 Dear Administrator: I am a regular ( make it daily) visitor to your website. Somehow my google chrome ver cannot seem to download your print pdf if it downloads to the browser. Is there any method wherein we can download to the folder the print pdf version? I am using adobe acrobat 7 . According to a person who talked to me in the answers, (Mr. Re-design), he can download his pdfs without a hitch. Do I have memory problems? I have 10GB left in my hard disk and I use Dual Core processor with 1GB ram. Please help, I am just about to do some experiments and I can only print it hardcopy from the all view pages, without the photos since the image tags seem to cover them. Best Regards Mike Du

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

New popular algorithm, digest comment emails, all step preference, and more!

It was ready Halloween night, but we were too busy partying and trick-or-treating, so this new release had to wait until last night. It's got a bunch of great new things:New popular algorithm with a popular RSS feed. New popular Instructables will be added to the top of the popular list. For the time being, there will be about one or two new ones every day, and you can follow them in your RSS reader. Bear with us for the first few days as we fine tune the algorithm and it starts to catch what's popular now (we loaded it up with a bunch of old popular Instructables so the list wouldn't be empty). Digest emails. Within your email alert settings here you can now choose to get an hourly or daily email digest of all your new comments. We'll send you the full text of any comments and a link so you can respond. All steps preference. Do you prefer viewing a project with all the steps on one page? You can now choose that view as a default. Look for that setting under "Update persona" here.Plus, there are bunch of other small tweaks, fixes, and improvements. Let us know what you think!

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

Login doesn't return me to correct 'ble

It's extremely irritating that when I follow a link from the daily newsletter and then have to login in order to be able to "see all steps on one page", I'm not returned to the story/'ble I wanted to see. There doesn't appear to be any way to get back there. I've tried logging in, then returning to newsletter and clicking link again because at some sites you stay logged in... nope, nothing seems to work. I don't know how to view a whole freaking story on one page if I want to see a story from the newsletter. /ack FYI: I'm using Windows xP and Firefox. I've cleared the cache. I'm accepting cookies. Thanks for any assistance anyone may be able to give! Oh - I should also mention that this has been happening since I went Pro, two computers, two operating systems, and three browsers ago... /ack

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

Tattoos and Body Art Festival

Motorcycle Show Babes: Motorcycle Review , Motorcycle Wallpapers , Motorcycle Specification , Motorcycle Models , Motorcycle Modification , Suzuki Motorcycle , Yamaha Motorcycle... Bike Show Babes: Motorcycle Show Babe Poster. Motorcycle Show Babe Wallpaper. Motorcycle Show Babe Hot Pose. Motorcycle Show Babe Picture. Hot beautiful girls: The indian girls r too much beautiful as well as hot.I”ll be very happy if any indian girl wants to pass a nigght with me in any hotel. Top Auto Show Girls: This beauty of nature and the glowing faces gives you a real fresh day and calmness and peace in your mind View more Gorgeous and Hot Girls Beautiful Portraits Of Angelina Jolie: where you will find daily links to free galleries of beautiful girls! Weddings Designs: We get tons of requests to do follow-up shoots with the hot girls we've....

Topic by alex4king 8 years ago

'Featured' e-mail links don't work in iPhone App

Am I doing something incorrectly? I use the iPhone e-mail app to review the weekly/daily 'FEATURED' instructable e-mails.  Often I follow the link from the e-mail to review the build steps.  I am frequently prompted to use the iPhone app. I have it installed, however it is not compatible with e-mail.  If when prompted to start the app, the app comes up with what ever page it would normally, not the specific instructable that I am following from the 'FEATURED' e-mail.  I like the app and I like the 'FEATURED' e-mails, however always prompted to use app is frustrating and not being able to follow featured items with out have my logon already in place as with the app is frustrating.  I have pro to be able to read all in one-step, however when following from the 'FEATURE' e-mail I always have to select view in one or always have to log in.  When killing time 1-2 minutes reading e-mails, not worth effort to log in.

Topic by stempile 5 years ago

Swiss man soars above Alps with jet-powered wing

-BEX, Switzerland Yves Rossy, a Swiss pilot, strapped on a jet-powered wing and leaped from a plane Wednesday for the first public demonstration of the homemade device, turning figure eights and soaring high above the Alps.Article on Yahoo! Other Article in the Daily MailSo far Rossy and his sponsors, including the Swiss watch company Hublot, have poured more than $285,000 and countless hours of labor into building the device. He would not estimate how much his device would cost should it ever be brought to market.But, he believes similar jet-powered wings will one day be more widely available to experienced parachutists ready for the ultimate flying experience.That is, if they don't mind missing out on the breathtaking panorama above the Swiss Alps."I am so concentrated, I don't really enjoy the view," Rossy said. It's finally been done publicly. Man's eternal quest for flight has just gotten one step closer. Is anyone else reminded of Buzz Lightyear for some reason? No? Must be me then...Who in their right mind would want to fly with a pair of jet-powered wings?Every single one of you. That's whoWOW! Check out the device in Action!! Pictures of his flight and preparation can be found hereUPDATE: ToolUsingAnimal has pointed out that this idea has been developed since 1935

Topic by Keith-Kid 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Harry Potter Challenge Winners

The Instructables Daily Prophet is happy to report that Voldemort is officially dead!The Ministry thanks Muggle DIY enthusiasts for contributing these projects to the war effort. Constant vigilance!First Prize: Page ViewsWinner receives a robot t-shirt and a dragon-engraved1 plaque with the Hogwarts Crest. Use Spells to Control Your Computer! by technick29First Prize: RatingsWinner receives a robot t-shirt and a dragon-engraved1 plaque with the Hogwarts Crest. Make an awesome Harry Potter wand from a sheet of paper and glue gun glue or A really magic Harry Potter wand for Lumos and Reveal Your Secrets charms by KaptinScarletRunners Up: RatingsWinners receive a robot t-shirt.Easy Harry Potter Scarf by keggo24Harry Potter: Make a Death Eater Mask! or Harry Potter: Henna a Dark Mark by grimsqueakerMake a Ministry of Magic memo (owl airplane) by shangrilarcadiaHalf Hour Harry Hat by RobyntheslugRandom Prize:Winner receives a robot t-shirt and a dragon-engraved1 plaque with the Hogwarts Crest. Harry Potter House Skirt by wolfybrieWinners, check your Instructables inboxes tomorrow- I'll send prize claim information via private message!KaptinScarlet and grimsqueaker each had two projects that fell in successive rank order, so I've listed them both for completeness. They only get one prize, so the additional projects are just listed for your amusement. Do you have a suggestion for the next speed contest? Tell me all about it here. 1 where dragon = laser. What will those Muggles think up next?

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

Deep into my mind...

     Hey guys! I last logged in...10 months ago. But I wanna stay instructably active, i just...can't for some reason. Anyway, I made this forum topic to tell you about a topic that goes so deep into my mind, you might just not make it back out.    You see, there's this concept called 'escapism'. Copied from Wikipedia; "Escapism is mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an "escape" from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life". So basically, it is the concept of daydreaming at such an intense state that everything seems real, and you 'escape' life's stressing aspects. It is something I do very often to the point of living an entire lifetime in an escape. Every sense is so real. Feel, hear smell, taste, sight, it's just unbelievable. Despite living a whole 80 or so years in an escape, it only lasted about 10 minutes. After coming out of such escapes, I feel depressed over missing something or someone in that escape. Some escapes will take place over an entire lifetime, some will be over a few years, a week, or maybe only a few minutes. I have been in extraterrestrial planets, barren deserts, vast fields, cosmic space, and many other moments. Some might even be of just another person. Same day, same age and generation, just a different person with a different family with a just different lifestyle. They are just these amazingly twisted trances that effect my life. They pull me into depressions for no reason.      Now you may be thinking "That's so stupid.". But it's not just a concept anymore. It's almost become a lifestyle. I might hear a song or a part of a melody, and I'll have this amazing nostalgia...bringing me back to an escape. Sometimes I'll just miss my surroundings. I might miss mountains, or a clear view of the milky way in the night sky, or I might even miss the view of multiple planets in an extraterrestrial sky. Sometimes I miss it so much I cry. Some escapes I remember, most I have forgotten. My escapes are almost like dreams. They are long and can sometimes feel real, but I forget 90% of it within 10 minutes of snapping out of it.      Please, don't be like "YOU'RE SEVERELY DEPRESSED AND YOU SHOULD SEE A DOCTOR", because I already have a therapist. To be honest, with the minor depression I have, he isn't helping at all. I'm not completely depressed, I mean I have my moments (everyone knows that awkward stage of adolescence xP), I'm rather happy of my life. So. What do you all think?

Topic by Flumpkins 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Design and the Elastic Mind @ MOMA until May 12

I just stumbled across this wonderful exhibition at the MOMA in NY, which will be running until May 12. If you browse the online exhibit, you'll see a bunch of technologies and artworks that have graced these pages previously, but there's tonnes more of Really Cool Stuff - definitely worth passing by if you happen to be in New York...Design and the Elastic Mind, February 24-May 12, 2008View the Online Exhibit!In the past few decades, individuals have experienced dramatic changes in some of the most established dimensions of human life: time, space, matter, and individuality. Working across several time zones, traveling with relative ease between satellite maps and nanoscale images, gleefully drowning in information, acting fast in order to preserve some slow downtime, people cope daily with dozens of changes in scale. Minds adapt and acquire enough elasticity to be able to synthesize such abundance. One of design's most fundamental tasks is to stand between revolutions and life, and to help people deal with change. Designers have coped with these displacements by contributing thoughtful concepts that can provide guidance and ease as science and technology evolve. Several of them—the Mosaic graphic user's interface for the Internet, for instance—have truly changed the world. Design and the Elastic Mind is a survey of the latest developments in the field. It focuses on designers' ability to grasp momentous changes in technology, science, and social mores, changes that will demand or reflect major adjustments in human behavior, and convert them into objects and systems that people understand and use.The exhibition will highlight examples of successful translation of disruptive innovation, examples based on ongoing research, as well as reflections on the future responsibilities of design. Of particular interest will be the exploration of the relationship between design and science and the approach to scale. The exhibition will include objects, projects, and concepts offered by teams of designers, scientists, and engineers from all over the world, ranging from the nanoscale to the cosmological scale. The objects range from nanodevices to vehicles, from appliances to interfaces, and from pragmatic solutions for everyday use to provocative ideas meant to influence our future choices.

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

Using Arduino For Communication Device?

Hi there, I'm currently working on a University project for my Final Year and currently have some proposed ideas for a social device which can be worn or attached to clothing. My plan is to create a device which sends messages or other information using a sender/receiver which then stores the information, ready to be read later either through USB or simply viewing it on the device itself. It may even work in a similar way to another, similar project I have found on Instructables (see below). The user would simply wear this item of clothing in a specific environment (such as a nightclub - speaking hyperthetically) which would allow communication between people just by walking past another person with the same device. Think of this as a close-proximity, P2P-type device for communication. https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Lilypad-Interactive-Passion-Sensing-Scarf/ I have talked the project over with my peers and found that there are two main options to creating such a device, which are: - Use several Arduinos (one for each user) which send and receive information via RFID Readers/Writers (again, a set of each for each user) attached to the board. One problem with this is that it will be incredibly bulky and unlikely to survive being washed or put through the punishment that clothing often takes on a daily basis. - Use a central Arduino board which receives information from Arduino XBees which receive information from the central Arduino and are sent information back from it. One problem with this is when several devices come into contact with each other, the central Arduino will be unable to tell which message has come from and should go to another device. However, one plus point with this is that I've heard XBees (Series 2 only) will be able to send and receive information on their own and are incredibly small. If you have any ideas on how this device could be produced or if you have any comments on the above, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate any feedback you may have. Cheers, KugarWeb.

Topic by kugarweb 8 years ago

Photography Challenge Discussion

It seems the Instructables topic cannot handle so many replies and comments, and so I am proposing that those who would like to participate in the January Photography Challenge join the 365 Project and follow one another.  Honestly, I really don't like asking anyone to join another site because it's a pain, but the 365 Project is geared specifically to taking a photograph everyday. Some more advantages: It's very easy to sign up and really isn't so painful. Everyone can follow each other and post comments on individual photographs. It's incredibly easy to submit a photo, and you can submit previous images on past dates. You can view entire calendars of photographs. It would take some of the burden off Instructables and make the challenge less frustrating. You can link to your Instructable's account on your profile there and potentially encourage some outsiders to check out your stuff. All in all, it's going to be a bit of a trade-off.  I signed up for an account on January 2nd, submitted a photo for the day and the previous day, and have really enjoyed how easy it is to use, but I know not everyone's going to be down with it because I'm sure we're all signed up on different things all over the place which gets a little hard to manage.  For anyone who doesn't want to join the 365 Project, please start a forum topic dedicated to sharing your daily photography throughout the month of January. Patches will still be awarded to those who complete the challenge.  It will be easier for me to account for participation through the 365 Project, but I'll be able to take account of a forum topic as well. If you join the 365 Project, please let me know so I can follow you on the site.  You can find my member page here. I'm really sorry for asking this because I know the topic has been frustrating people, including me, but I think the best solution is to either join 365 or start individual forum topics.  I'm fine with either when it comes to awarding patches.

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

Instructables Online Classes

What are Instructables Classes? Our new online classes are the latest addition to Instructables! We're launching with nine classes - 3D Printing, Glue, Hand Sewing, Knitting, Leatherworking, Pasta Making, Robots, Wearable Electronics, and Woodworking - and more will be added each quarter. These online classes get you making with fun, project-based lessons, one-on-one help with your questions, and complete material lists and downloadable project resources. Do I need to have prior experience to take a class? No, not at all! All of our classes start with the basics so beginners with no prior experience are the perfect students! However, even if you’ve already dabbled in any of the class topics, you will surely still learn a ton, because the lessons progress and become more difficult. Our instructors kept material and tool costs in mind while crafting the classes in an effort to keep them accessible to everyone. Most of the classes can be done on a budget in your garage, backyard or one-bedroom apartment! What if I have questions when I’m taking the class? We’re committed to providing you one-on-one help and feedback. If you have a question, please post it in the “Ask a Question” section of the class or on any lesson and we will get back to you in a timely manner. Feel free to add pictures of your specific problem or tool so we can help in the best way possible! What are the benefits of taking a class? We firmly believe that making is one of the very best ways to spend your free time. Our classes are no different! Each one is fun, informative, and inclusive, using a range of media from videos and GIFs to images and text to explain new skills. Each new skill is also tied to a project, so you can make things while you follow along. You’ll be getting your hands dirty with new projects that you’ll be able to show off to your friends and loved ones! And, if you have any questions, you’ll receive one-on-one support from your instructor. Why do I need to be a Premium member to take a class? Our classes are a premium feature. Our instructors have been working around the clock for months to create the best quality content that is engaging, fun and teaches you the essential skills to make your creative dreams a reality. Our Premium membership starts at just $2.95/month and gives you access to ALL current and future classes on all your devices, as well as the perks listed below. You can also purchase one class for a flat fee of $29.95. What are the benefits of being a Premium member? When you sign up for a Premium account, not only do you get access to all current and future classes on your desktop, tablet and mobile phone, you also get a whole other suite of Premium features. These perks include the ability to download any Instructable as a PDF (that’s over 200,000 projects with 100s added daily), no ads while viewing on any device, partner discounts from maker-friendly brands, and more! How do I complete a class? In order to successfully complete a class, we track your progress in three ways: Quiz questions Homework Class projects You’ll see prompts for these activities scattered throughout the lessons. Make sure to complete all of these checkpoints to successfully complete the class. If a lesson doesn’t have any of the three progress trackers, you will successfully complete the lesson simply by reading and viewing all of the content on the page. Can I suggest an idea for a class I want to take? Please do suggest any and all ideas for what you want to learn! We are taking suggestions for class ideas at the bottom of this page. We might just make your dream class a reality! How often will new classes be added? We will be adding new classes on a rolling basis and sending updates via our newsletter. Sign up here to hear about them first.

Topic by asergeeva 2 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Funny Labels

These are hilarious!!! There all REAL funny product lables that people have found. Here's the link to where I got them: http://www.rinkworks.com/said/warnings.shtml Product Warnings: • "Do not use if you cannot see clearly to read the information in the information booklet." -- In the information booklet. • "Caution: The contents of this bottle should not be fed to fish." -- On a bottle of shampoo for dogs. • "For external use only!" -- On a curling iron. • "Warning: This product can burn eyes." -- On a curling iron. • "Do not use in shower." -- On a hair dryer. • "Do not use while sleeping." -- On a hair dryer. • "Do not use while sleeping or unconscious." -- On a hand-held massaging device. • "Do not place this product into any electronic equipment." -- On the case of a chocolate CD in a gift basket. • "Recycled flush water unsafe for drinking." -- On a toilet at a public sports facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. • "Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover." -- On a pair of shin guards made for bicyclists. • "This product not intended for use as a dental drill." -- On an electric rotary tool. • "Caution: Do not spray in eyes." -- On a container of underarm deodorant. • "Do not drive with sunshield in place." -- On a cardboard sunshield that keeps the sun off the dashboard. • "Caution: This is not a safety protective device." -- On a plastic toy helmet used as a container for popcorn. • "Do not use near fire, flame, or sparks." -- On an "Aim-n-Flame" fireplace lighter. • "Battery may explore or leak." -- On a battery. See a scanned image. • "Do not eat toner." -- On a toner cartridge for a laser printer. • "Not intended for highway use." -- On a 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow. • "This product is not to be used in bathrooms." -- On a Holmes bathroom heater. • "May irritate eyes." -- On a can of self-defense pepper spray. • "Eating rocks may lead to broken teeth." -- On a novelty rock garden set called "Popcorn Rock." • "Caution! Contents hot!" -- On a Domino's Pizza box. • "Caution: Hot beverages are hot!" -- On a coffee cup. • "Caution: Shoots rubber bands." -- On a product called "Rubber Band Shooter." • "Warning: May contain small parts." -- On a frisbee. • "Do not use orally." -- On a toilet bowl cleaning brush. • "Please keep out of children." -- On a butcher knife. • "Not suitable for children aged 36 months or less." -- On a birthday card for a 1 year old. • "Do not recharge, put in backwards, or use." -- On a battery. • "Warning: Do not use on eyes." -- In the manual for a heated seat cushion. • "Do not look into laser with remaining eye." -- On a laser pointer. • "Do not use for drying pets." -- In the manual for a microwave oven. • "For use on animals only." -- On an electric cattle prod. • "For use by trained personnel only." -- On a can of air freshener. • "Keep out of reach of children and teenagers." -- On a can of air freshener. • "Remember, objects in the mirror are actually behind you." -- On a motorcycle helmet-mounted rear-view mirror. • "Warning: Riders of personal watercraft may suffer injury due to the forceful injection of water into body cavities either by falling into the water or while mounting the craft." -- In the manual for a jetski. • "Warning: Do not climb inside this bag and zip it up. Doing so will cause injury and death." -- A label inside a protective bag (for fragile objects), which measures 15cm by 15cm by 12cm. • "Do not use as ear plugs." -- On a package of silly putty. • "Please store in the cold section of the refrigerator." -- On a bag of fresh grapes in Australia. • "Warning: knives are sharp!" -- On the packaging of a sharpening stone. • "Not for weight control." -- On a pack of Breath Savers. • "Twist top off with hands. Throw top away. Do not put top in mouth." -- On the label of a bottled drink. • "Theft of this container is a crime." -- On a milk crate. • "Do not use intimately." -- On a tube of deodorant. • "Warning: has been found to cause cancer in laboratory mice." -- On a box of rat poison. • "Fragile. Do not drop." -- Posted on a Boeing 757. • "Cannot be made non-poisonous." -- On the back of a can of de-icing windshield fluid. • "Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage." -- On a portable stroller. • "Excessive dust may be irritating to shin and eyes." -- On a tube of agarose powder, used to make gels. • "Look before driving." -- On the dash board of a mail truck. • "Do not iron clothes on body." -- On packaging for a Rowenta iron. • "Do not drive car or operate machinery." -- On Boot's children's cough medicine. • "For indoor or outdoor use only." -- On a string of Christmas lights. • "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly." -- On a child sized Superman costume. • "This door is alarmed from 7:00pm - 7:00am." -- On a hospital's outside access door. • "Beware! To touch these wires is instant death. Anyone found doing so will be prosecuted." -- On a sign at a railroad station. • "Warning: do not use if you have prostate problems." -- On a box of Midol PMS relief tablets. • "Product will be hot after heating." -- On a supermarket dessert box. • "Do not turn upside down." -- On the bottom of a supermarket dessert box. • "Do not light in face. Do not expose to flame." -- On a lighter. • "Choking hazard: This toy is a small ball." -- On the label for a cheap rubber ball toy. • "Not for human consumption." -- On a package of dice. • "May be harmful if swallowed." -- On a shipment of hammers. • "Using Ingenio cookware to destroy your old pots may void your warranty." -- A printed message that appears in a television advertisement when the presenter demonstrates how strong the cookware is by using it to beat up and destroy a regular frying pan. • "Do not attempt to stop the blade with your hand." -- In the manual for a Swedish chainsaw. • "Do not dangle the mouse by its cable or throw the mouse at co-workers." -- From a manual for an SGI computer. • "Warning: May contain nuts." -- On a package of peanuts. • "Do not eat." -- On a slip of paper in a stereo box, referring to the styrofoam packing. • "Do not eat if seal is missing." -- On said seal. • "Remove occupants from the stroller before folding it." • "Access hole only -- not intended for use in lifting box." -- On the sides of a shipping carton, just above cut-out openings which one would assume were handholds. • "Warning: May cause drowsiness." -- On a bottle of Nytol, a brand of sleeping pills. • "Warning: Misuse may cause injury or death." -- Stamped on the metal barrel of a .22 calibre rifle. • "Do not use orally after using rectally." -- In the instructions for an electric thermometer. • "Turn off motor before using this product." -- On the packaging for a chain saw file, used to sharpen the cutting teeth on the chain. • "Not to be used as a personal flotation device." -- On a 6x10 inch inflatable picture frame. • "Do not put in mouth." -- On a box of bottle rockets. • "Remove plastic before eating." -- On the wrapper of a Fruit Roll-Up snack. • "Not dishwasher safe." -- On a remote control for a TV. • "For lifting purposes only." -- On the box for a car jack. • "Do not put lit candles on phone." -- On the instructions for a cordless phone. • "Warning! This is not underwear! Do not attempt to put in pants." -- On the packaging for a wristwatch. • "Do not wear for sumo wrestling." -- From a set of washing instructions. See a scanned image. ________________________________________ Assurances: • "Safe for use around pets." -- On a box of Arm & Hammer Cat Litter. ________________________________________ Small Print From Commercials: • "Do not use house paint on face." -- In a Visa commercial that depicts an expecting couple looking for paint at a hardware store. • "Do not drive cars in ocean." -- In a car commercial which shows a car in the ocean. • "Always drive on roads. Not on people." -- From a car commercial which shows a vehicle "body-surfing" at a concert. • "For a limited time only." -- From a Rally's commercial that described how their burgers were fresh. ________________________________________ Signs and Notices: • "No stopping or standing." -- A sign at bus stops everywhere. • "Do not sit under coconut trees." -- A sign on a coconut palm in a West Palm Beach park circa 1950. • "These rows reserved for parents with children." -- A sign in a church. • "All cups leaving this store, rather full or empty, must be paid for." -- A sign in a Cumberland Farms in Hillsboro, New Hampshire. • "Malfunction: Too less water." -- A notice left on a coffee machine. • "Prescriptions cannot be filled by phone." -- On a form in a clinic. • "You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside." -- On a bag of Fritos. • "Fits one head." -- On a hotel-provided shower cap box. • "Payment is due by the due date." -- On a credit card statement. • "No small children." -- On a laundromat triple washer. • "Warning: Ramp Ends In Stairs." -- A sign, correctly describing the end of a concrete ramp intended for handicap access to a bridge. ________________________________________ Safety Procedures: • "Take care: new non-slip surface." -- On a sign in front of a newly renovated ramp that led to the entrance of a building. • "In case of flood, proceed uphill. In case of flash flood, proceed uphill quickly." -- One of the emergency safety procedures at a summer camp. ________________________________________ Ingredients: • "Ingredients: Artificially bleached flour, sugar, vegetable fat, yeast, salt, gluten, soya flour, emulsifier 472 (E) & 481, flour treatment agents, enzymes, water. May contain: fruit." -- The ingredients list on a package of fruit buns. • "100% pure yarn." -- On a sweater. • "Some materials may irritate sensitive skin. Please look at the materials if you believe this may be the case. Materials: Covering: 100% Unknown. Stuffing: 100% Unknown." -- On a pillow. • "Cleans and refreshes without soap or water. Contains: Water, fragrance & soap." -- On the packet for a moist towelette. See a scanned image. ________________________________________ Instructions: • "Remove the plastic wrapper." -- The first instruction on a bag of microwave popcorn; to see the instructions, one first has to remove the plastic wrapper and unfold the pouch. • "Take one capsule by mouth three times daily until gone." -- On a box of pills. • "Open packet. Eat contents." -- Instructions on a packet of airline peanuts. • "Remove wrapper, open mouth, insert muffin, eat." -- Instructions on the packaging for a muffin at a 7-11. • "Use like regular soap." -- On a bar of Dial soap. • "Instructions: usage known." -- Instructions on a can of black pepper. • "Serving suggestion: Defrost." -- On a Swann frozen dinner. • "Simply pour the biscuits into a bowl and allow the cat to eat when it wants." -- On a bag of cat biscuits. • "In order to get out of car, open door, get out, lock doors, and then close doors." -- In a car manual. • "Please include the proper portion of your bill." -- On the envelope for an auto insurance bill. • "The appliance is switched on by setting the on/off switch to the 'on' position." -- Instructions for an espresso kettle. • "For heat-retaining corrugated cardboard technology to function properly, close lid." -- On a Domino's sandwich box. ________________________________________ Requirements: • "Optional modem required." -- On a computer software package.

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