thumbnails won't enlarge

When i click in the thumbnails in any instructable nothing happens. the same thing happens on my pc and mac. both are running firefox

Topic by tigerbomb8   |  last reply

Thumbnails won't enlarge

Hi! I'm a new member to Instructables and used to log in using the Facebook account (which now is broken) and now none of the thumbnail pictures I click on will enlarge. I can see the small pictures but when i click on them, nothing happens. Would this be an account-specific bug? Thanks for any help!

Topic by astraley   |  last reply

How to enlarge a pattern???

I have a pattern of a stuffed penguin that I want to make larger but I dont want to take it to kinko or staples. My printer will not let me make it any larger, How can I do this?

Question by anmlovr   |  last reply

Solution (for me) to the "Thumbnails Not Enlarging" bug

Just sharing what worked for me (sorry if posting it as it's own subject is against the rules, I do so so those with the issue will easily find this). Adblock Plus is the culprit to our problems (as found by Kiteman, his find pointed me in the right direction). Simply updating your filter subscriptions will solve the issue. In Firefox: click on Tools, mouse-over Adblock Plus, select Filter Preferences, click Actions and choose Update Filters. All that's left is to refresh the page and all should be fixed (it was in my case, mileage may vary). I hope this helps you guys and gals who have this issue.

Topic by Hoopajoo   |  last reply

"image not available" in instructables; thumbnails won't enlarge

Large images not available in instructables--nothing shows except the message that they are not available. Thumbnails are there but I can't enlarge them. Some instr. are difficult to follow if you can't enlarge the thumbnails.

Topic by archerj   |  last reply

"image not available" in instructables; thumbnails won't enlarge

I can't see any of the main pics in any instructable, and the thumbnails won't enlarge. In many, I can't tell if it is something I want to do, or to save, because the images are  not there and the thumbnails are too small. When I download it to my PDF files, the images are there, but at that point I  may decide this one is not for me. Then I have to delete it. Too much trouble just to see if an instructable is one that I want to keep, or even to mark it a favorite. Thanks, Jo

Topic by archerj   |  last reply

Does anyone know how to enlarge a crochet pattern?

I have great patterns for kids sizes 6, 7 and 8.  But I need some 10 and 12 sizes and they just aren't out there.  I am mainly doing sweaters, shawls, ponchos and things for big and little girs.  Thanks much.

Question by lynncomb   |  last reply

TurboCAD .stl file dropped into Cura is auto enlarged 10,000%

I drew up a part in TurboCAD saved it as a STL and dropped it into Cura. Cura enlarged the part 10,000 % Why is that? What did I do wrong?

Question by paulbrandt2   |  last reply

How do I enlarge a picture to a door size from an 8x10 size How do I make a door size picture from an 8x10?

I am redoing my sliding glass doors. I use Gallery Glass paint to make images on them 

Question by Elaineevelyn   |  last reply

Image Size

I'm trying to do an Instructable with Excel, but whenever I upload screenshots into Flickr or just directly to the instructable, the full preview makes them all fuzzy and small. How do I enlarge the picture so people can actually see them? I've tried Photoshop to enlarge them, but it didn't help, and I am not a Pro Member, is that why? Thanks!

Topic by tinstructable   |  last reply

How do I enlarge an image that's been projected onto a screen? Answered

Hey, I made this device that shines light through an LCD screen to project the image onto a window, which then reflects back to me, forming a sort of heads-up display. The LCD screen is about the size of a credit card, and I can't move it any further than ~40cm from the window. Another restriction is, any lens I use can't make the device any more than another 5cm thicker. (that includes distance between the lens and the screen) Is it possible to make the image appear any larger using any lenses? I've tried those plastic magnifying sheets and a lens from a projector tv, but they don't seem to make much difference. Thanks

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i would like to make a crystal cutter for watch glasses i need the specs for a pantograph as i would need to enlarge & reduce the cutting size thanks mannetjie

Question by mannetjie botha   |  last reply

Unreadable electronics diagrams?

I see only unreadable blurred electronics diagrams on this site. I can not read component values​​, not even when I enlarged the pictures, not very useful. Is there a way to fix that ?

Question by louis.m   |  last reply

bike lights, turn signal and visibility lghts

Would like to enlarge the pictures about the above subject. It seems to be a great way to let 4 wheeled missile drivers see you in front of them and know what you intend to do.

Question by pemmy 


Can anyone give advice on how to make a cheap art projector - to enlarge small images/drawings/photos onto large canvases or walls? Using cheap but effective lighting would be best.  thanx to all

Question by 52ace   |  last reply

Increase stomach capacity

It is my cousin's wedding soon. It's an indian wedding so many 'events' and lots of food (yes, it is indian). But what I really need is a bigger stomach to fit it all in. How do you do this??

Topic by ti112   |  last reply

All photos do not show

I created an Instructable today. It contains about 15 photos. Looking at the published page I only see the first set of thumbnails. I can't scroll to uncover more. Clicking a thumbnail does not enlarge it. Jim

Topic by jschrempp   |  last reply

Increasing the capacity/size of your stomach

How do you do it??? It's my cousin's wedding soon. It's an Indian wedding so many 'events' and therefor lots of varieties of food (yes, it is indian). But what I really need is a bigg'er' stomach to fit it all in.

Topic by ti112   |  last reply

Annoying image bug

When I am looking at my image library as I write up a project, sometimes the enlarged thumbnails follow me around the page, stick, cover what I am trying to do, and won't go away until I click on another thumbnail and persuade it to "stick" somewhere less annoying.

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply

how to turn adblock off?

On some of the instructables I view, when I click on the small pictures under the large ones it opens a new window with a small image. On others it enlarges the small picture into the large picture window on the instructable. I read on one of these such problem pages that you have to turn off "adblock" . How do I do this?

Question by imalan54   |  last reply

How can I accurately scale up an A4 drawing onto a much bigger canvas, without a projector?

I have a few line drawings I want to reproduce but on a much larger scale, but without the whole route of clear plastic + overhead projector (no such tools available). Any ideas?!

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Cottuy pants sewing tutorial or pattern? anyone!?

Cottuy pants, usually associated with pirates.... I'm dying to try and make a pair of this kind of pants, but every time I've tried they haven't come out quite right. Should be a fun project for anyone who is willing to take up the challenge. Enlarge Picture

Question by nowwhatway 

How do I clean my Aluminum Oxide bit for my Dremel? It has a coating of metal on the side.?

I was probably using my dremel wrong, but my 932 bit has a coating of metal on it after I used it to enlarge a hole. (I ground using the side of the bit). How do I remove this coating of metal?

Question by alfonzo1955   |  last reply

logged in but automatically logging out

I've been reading instructables for two hours now, I can click thumbnails to see full pictures, I can download PDF's, I can write comments... but each time I go to I'm automatically logged out, I'm no longer able to enlarge thumbnails, I can't download the PDF an it doesn't even accept my correct login name and password. As soon as I go to another subject I'm logged in again automatically.

Topic by Maggy160   |  last reply

HUD (Heads Up Display) with Arduino

Hey,I'm looking to build a HUD (Heads Up Display) for my Arduino project. I was wondering if you could advice me some parts that I should use. For the reflection I'm looking to use black coated plexiglass. I'm wondering if I would need a mirror in order to reflect and enlarge the reflection on the plexiglass. Is there anyone who could advice me some parts? Regards,Jim

Question by ironlionzion   |  last reply

Layout and page down function

The banner or top frame is enormous.  Why?  When I'm reading the instructable I admit I have the zoom enlarged.  the problem is the banner enlarges.  Now it occupies about 25-35% of the vertical space.  Why am I seeing this thing when I hit page down?  There's absolutely nothing of value on that banner.  Most of us (unless we have zero short term memory) don't need to see this space wasting thing.  Why not have an "opt out" option for it?  Give your readers a choice.  Readers like choices.  When I use Page Down using Firefox on Win7 it doesn't work accurately.  It goes too far so I'm missing a line or 2.  This has been like this for years.  Its because of that banner.  This happens often on many websites.  ----------------------- PDF downloads are nice but an HTML download would be far more useful as then the line could have an adjustable wrap width.  With the PDF the image size is locked.  This is very restricting and so last century.  Consider an HTML download  (minus that space wasting banner...duh) and that would preserve formatting and allow good user control.  ----------------------- You have one of the most informative and useful websites on the planet.  You should be proud of it.  I hope you are because its well deserved.  So now lets get it functioning more logically!

Topic by SpencerW 

More work required on PDFing the instructables

I recently found a bug or say some coder error or some codec error , i have tutorial at by link when i downloaded pdf of this tutorial i got a strange output pdf   Bugs : >>a pic with less width and more height get stretched to multiple pages  >>a small sized pic get much enlarged to the pixels can be fixed as: size of pic as per the ratio should be maintained on page and on page it should seem as the same ratio as while on upload  regards rohit44524

Topic by rohit44524   |  last reply

Picture comments

Alright so evidently the buttons to view next / previous pictures have been enlarged, not that big a change but it does screw up some of my work; with some of my ibles I use a small comment box to indicate what number picture is being viewed. Now these comments fall beneath the previouse / next buttons so you cannot hover(mouseover) to view the text....... if you cant refer to a picture number it gets confusing rather quicky when confronted with large amounts of text. if any solution can be given other than redoing all the comments please help!!

Topic by knutknackebröd   |  last reply

Issues in Drafts

Drafts have been all wonky lately. I've been getting ads on my draft URL pages even though I'm a pro member. I can't rollover image notes on drafts unless in edit mode. Images are sometimes very small or cropped funny. When I look at the ible in full preview mode, the images are correct. I can't click on an image to enlarge it at the draft URL. When I published an ible recently that had some of these issues, everything worked and looked fine after publishing. These issues are present in both Chrome and Firefox on my Mac (OS X 10.9.2).

Topic by Brooklyntonia   |  last reply

Mobius Apron: can't print pattern?

I can't print out the pattern for the mobius apron: I couldn't get it to print following the directions for the Firefox browser. I don't have the same choices in the Firefox dropdowns as shown in the youtube instructions, maybe because I am using a Mac computer. So, I joined as a pro member to be able to download the pdf.  That is even worse, have no ability to enlarge the photos to be able to print full size. Would someone step me, the computer illiterate, through the process on how to do this? Many thanks, Montanaweaver

Question by Montanaweaver   |  last reply

Can't play the embedded video, how can I make it work?

Ok, I've got this nice 'ible brewing for a contest and I see the little prompt "Got a video? Embed it!" Well it must be so deeply embedded that it won't work..First I uploaded a vid to Y'ube, then copied & pasted the URL into the popup to embed it. I get a thumbnail of it next to my other pics and when I click on it, there's no play arrow and all it does is make the pic enlarged. I'm using a laptop w/Windows 7 pro and Google. What's up? and thanks in advance.

Question by qdogg   |  last reply

Large format cameras

I am thinking about getting into large format photography & I was hoping that I could get some questions answered by other photgraphers on here.  1: How many of us out here use large format cameras? 2: What is the type of technique that causes the pictures to appear w/ a yellow or brown appearance to it that is used in vintage photo sessions? 3: Can I get some tips on developing w/ an enlarger it has been about 10 years since I've used one so I don't remember anything about that. Any help w/ this would be greatly appreciated, thank you ahead of time.

Topic by sofiadragon1979   |  last reply

Why does instructables require membership to see all pictures?

The pictures attached to various steps are used to illustrate the process being described. They even are tagged with helpful notes to follow the instructable. With multiple pictures, only one picture is shown in detail with all the pictures below it in thumbnail form. A simple click would enlarge a thumbnail. It used to be that unregistered members could view all pictures, however, it seems that now, registration is required to view any picture beyond the first. Why the sudden change? This is worse than when viewing all steps on one page was removed. That removed a feature from non-members, but did not hide any of the instructable. This does.

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How to round to taper vinyl tubing

So there's this project I'm working on, and I need to be able to taper (or round off) some 1/4 inch clear vinyl tubing (figure 1). I tried using heat to taper the tubing, but all that did was make it the opposite and be enlarged (figure 2). What I'm trying to do is round it off (figure 3), I already tried sanding the tubing, and I tried shaping it with heat, but to little success. Does anyone know an easy and effective way to achieve something like what figure 3 shows? Preferably using (more or less) household items/tools.

Question by techno guy   |  last reply

Hook up an Apple iPhone to a touchscreen computer to allow full functionality of the phone by using the screen

My 13 yr old son has cerebral palsy. Very intelligent but limited motor functions. To use small devices like a cell phone are extremely challenging. trying to figure out a way to mirror an iphone screen onto a touch screen computer in order to enlarge it for him. idea would be to attach the phone to the computer and the computer to his wheel chair, powered from his battery. I like the iphone only for the large number of apps. would like to be able to "toggle" between using the phone and apps, to other functions such as ms office apps for school, listening/reading digitial books. Any ideas

Question by ctwiese 

Need help in building a LCD screen magnifier for camera

You often want to enlarge the image you've just taken to see it in more detail. The problem is if you zoom-in, you are only focusing on a certain point of the image, not the whole. And if you are zoomed-in at the point you didn't like, you gotta press direction buttons to get to your desired point. I was always bugged by this problem until I learned the existence of LCD screen magnifier from my instructor. This kind of item:;=UTF8&qid;=1280803022&sr;=1-2 What's cool about his magnifier was that he built it in his own, which is a pretty smart idea given that those things cost around $100. Can any master craftsman of Instructables help me with this?

Topic by oversandal 

Experienced internship in China

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Topic by nowisi 

How to fix Bar Clamps that Slip?

My grandparents are moving, and are organizing stuff... I just found an antique bar clamp (An ELZETT, a bit smaller than that one though). The sliding arm/jaw wouldn't slide on the bar, so I removed the rust. The sliding jaw wouldn't lock onto the bar when I tightened it. I tried enlarging the grooves/notches that were on the bar with a hacksaw, but that didn't really help.  Does anyone have an idea for making it lock/catch on the bar? My grandpa might have several more of these clamps! Drilling holes into the bar and adding a removable pin - no, because this steel is really hard and I'd go through 10 drill bits. The only thing I can think of is to take it apart, and use the hardware for a homemade wooden clamp. But I think it would be easier to start from scratch... I really want to fix this clamp! The quality of old tools, throat depth of this clamp, the screw, the swiveling pad - I need these! Thanks!

Question by Yonatan24   |  last reply

Instructables layout is all messed up on my browser-bug report

Recently when I have gone onto instructables, the layout has been all messed up. First of all, the toolbar that is black that says "Share what you make" and has links to techshop and others is blocking the drop down log-in list. I try to log-on, but the button is not accessable for reasons unknown. All other drop down lists (like "you", "contests", "explore", etc.) are blocked by the bar too. The "favorite" button and "follow" button are not clickable. There is just a yellow block smaller than usual next to the number of followers a user has. When I go to a user profile the instructables on the page are enlarged and stuck together. The views, date member joined, and others that are usually at the top are down the side. On the contests page the column with the description of the contest is empty at the top, then the description is at the very bottom of the page. Operating system: Windows Vista computer Version: [ORJ-100000031] Browser: Internet Explorer It is all over the website, mostly buttons and dropdown menus and lists. I don't know if it is just my computer or if it has to do with the browser.

Topic by Jessie Marie   |  last reply

How do I arrange optics to make a decent periscope? Answered

Ever since I watched the first season of Stargate SG1, I've wanted one of those sweet little tactical periscopes that Jack o'Neill uses to look around corners to avoid Jaffa. The image is here, but it's just a prop! As far as I can tell, they either don't exist or are absurdly expensive or are just really hard to find. So I want to make one. I know some basic optics from working in a university laser lab, but we don't usually use lenses and such. I have played with simple two-lens telescopes and know that the ratio of the focal lengths is the amount by which an image is magnified. The corner would need to have a tiny prism in it. The problem I'm having is this: If I use tiny lenses, and a longish (~30cm) tube, the viewable area is ridiculously small. I would love to find a way to enlarge the viewable area I see in the eyepiece. Does anyone here know how this is done? At the very least I would like to know how to position the optics so that it seems like my eye is at the far end of the periscope. Maybe I could use a peephole lens to get a wider field of view too.

Question by laserjocky   |  last reply

fishbowl with floating tv

Can someone tell me if this has already been done or where i might find some information? (beg pardon if answer is painfully apparent / easy to find and i didnt) backstory: i bought a house. in historical documents of 1905 a lighted "french" sculpture was mentioned. it is now gone but there is a convenient hole with a electric switch for said hole. i was thinking of what to put in the hole and i remembered watching the Chris Isaak tv show something like ten years ago and aside from the amiable goofball lead the show also had an wise advisor character who was dressed up like a mermaid and through the refractive index of a fishbowl and some other feats of science appeared to be floating and moving in a large fishbowl mounted on a table in a bar. question1; does anyone know the conditions necesary to set up a similar trick? maybe with a small tv, cell phone screen, clock, camera, or something else set up on the bottom of a glass ball with the image floating in the ball? question 2; could you set up a large trapezoidal cube made of glass on top of a flat screen tv on the floor where the light bending quality of the glass would redirect the image on the tv on all the surfaces of the cube? sub-question; could you make said cube with slightly convex surfaces to enlarge the image of a very small image projector?

Topic by brazenfaith 

How Can I Fix Bar Clamps that are Slipping?

⁽ᴿᵉᵖᵒˢᵗᶦᶰᵍ ᵗʰᶦˢ ʰᵉʳᵉ, ˢᶦᶰᶜᵉ ᴵ ᵍᵒᵗ ᶰᵒ ʳᵉᵖᶫᶦᵉˢ ᶦᶰ ᵗʰᵉ ᴬᶰˢʷᵉʳˢ ˢᵉᶜᵗᶦᵒᶰ⋅⋅⋅⁾ I just found an antique bar clamp (An ELZETT, a bit smaller than that one though). I've removed most of the rust, but: The sliding jaw doesn't lock onto the bar when I tighten the clamp. It looks like The notches were very shallow/small, to begin with, and they've worn out quite a bit. I tried enlarging the grooves/notches that were on the bar with a hacksaw, but that didn't really help. Does anyone have an idea for making it lock/catch on the bar? My grandpa might have several more of these clamps, and I don't want them to go to waste! Drilling holes into the bar and adding a removable pin - no, because this steel is really hard and I'd go through 10 drill bits! How about building some type of wooden cage around it that will hold it in place? The only thing I can think of is to take it apart, and use the hardware for a homemade wooden clamp. But I think it would be easier to start from scratch... I really want to fix this clamp! The quality of old tools, throat depth of this clamp, the screw, the swiveling pad - I need these! Thanks!

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply

Etsy and Instructables Sew Useful Results

We're excited to announce the results of the Etsy and Instructables Sew Useful contest! The rest of the fantastic projects can be found in the Etsy group. Check them out for more inspiration. First PrizesEach winner will receive a Singer QUANTUM(r) 9940 computerized sewing machine.Educational: Rain or Shine Solar Charger by blondietheblondHybrid: Fire Skirt! by laHelpful: Airtight waterproof hearing aid dryer by kerri9494Runners-UpEach winner will receive a laser-etched Leatherman Juice S2 and an Etsy Labs gift box filled with goodies.Educational: Envelope Book by donovanbeesonHybrid: SewUseful Plushie Personal Boom-box / Goodnight Pillow by opcpHelpful: SewUseful Walker Bag With a Professional Touch by pauljuliadesignsAll the winners should watch for a personal message from us for prize claiming instructions.Contratulations to everyone who entered. The high quality and sheer variety of entries made the judging quite difficult- next time we'll see about enlarging the prize pool to celebrate even more of your fabulous work!Special thanks to all of our dedicated judges, who sifted through all 126 awesome entries:adam, adrian1, ashley, Chillionair, canida, daniellexo, emilybidwell, enid, erinhaldrup, ErinS, EtsyTrainee, ewilhelm, HeyMichelle, iheartmoustaches, jessiep, julieincharge, matt, natalie, pt, rachel, RevolvingDork, SarahSays, sarawearsskirts, stellaloella, TeenAngster, Tetranitrate, trebuchet03, and vanessa. For more information on the way we judged this contest, check here.Original contest rules can be found here.

Topic by jessiep 

Help needed to upgrade wheels on walker for all-terrain ?

I've been trying to source a rim / hub  for my e-walker project , and so far havent been succesful  in finding the exact measurments I need  7.5 " wheel / 46 mm width with 9- 10mm bearing ( SEE BELOW ) ... gs/=9i3dx1 The spacer inside the wheel based on my measurements is 2.7 mm in length and 13 mm in diameter ( outside ) Any way , it seems the best match I can find for hub , tire so far is one of those wheels used on those razor electric scooters  here  though I do not see any bore sizes for any of them, in spite of being told there are after emailing them that its up there ( you can see for yourelf if you like ) So instead, I did websearch on the model of the scooter that correlated with the sorta wheel specs that might work - like e100 razor  and found 8mm mentioned a few times , which I assumed might be the correct diameter of the axel / bore size i need. ( I have also asked on scooter forum to confirm this ) 8 mm however is too small to fit my own  knee walker mobility device , so I was wondering - to cut a long story short  - if there is any way I can enlarge the hole in the bearings that might be realtively easy i.e. without paying someone else ( assuming this could be done easily ) or having to buy a rim with a bigger bore and using some sort of hub ring to make u the difference ( perhaps a bad idea for hun motor ) Again , if any one has any suggestion they willing to share I'd be more than greateful for your ideas and badly needed advice  :) thanks once again. hele

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Ch, 4 In Which Mikeasaurus comes to Instructables and I Build Portal Stuff

Hey Instructabrarians! SHIFT! here to give you all of the semi-recent goings on at Instructables Laboratories!  Last week, our facility opened it's doors to our newest team member Mikeasaurus!  He's been a long time user and fan of the site (you might remember him from such classic 'ibles like Wristwatch Turntables, the very Blade Runner-esque Umbrella Light, and most recently the popular Magnetic Putty ) and we are pleased to have him join us.  So far, he's done a terrific job helping me out with shipping out packages as well as being a fantastic go to guy for any Photoshop editing needs!  As for me, awhile ago for one of our in-house contests, I was looking for unique ways to liven up our lab at Instructables HQ. My inspiration finally from a picture of the iconic cake, from the first Portal game, that hangs – on our bathroom door. I thought it would be really fun to create some kind of companion piece alongside it, and decided to make a couple of themed papercraft models based on the game.  For my first craft I decided to make something that would help protect Instructables’ top secret information from unwanted intruders and rogue test subjects. “Hey”, I thought, “why not the militaristic Turret defenses?” This deadly craft was designed by deviantart’s billybob884 using Pepakura software. He has done some amazing work with papercrafts and Portal and was responsible for designing my amazing GLaDOS papercraft I enlarged 24 X for our recent Game.Life Contest. (“Oh, So NOW you’re going to mention Me? [[=REDACTED=]], you Monster.”) Next, I constructed a tiny 1- inch craft, the fan favorite friendly Companion Cube, desktop edition for our editor-in-chief zazenergy. This craft was designed by user Moony for the /po/ board on Just the thing to help zazenergy with some normal day to day testing!  Finally I created the FrankenTurret that was featured in Portal 2 which (spoiler alert) is a horrific combination of the Aperture Science Weighted Storage Cube. This cool miniature craft, however, came from and was given to Mikeasaurus, who is another fellow Portal fan of our lab. I also have future plans for a fully functioning one and plan to submit it to our Simplebots curator and designer Randofo sometime soon. Anyway, I love Portal and Papercrafts so this seemed like a perfect combination to me. I have a few more Full-Scale versions for some of our upcoming contests, so that should be really interesting. -SHIFT! EDIT: I had pictures of Mike in our office, but can't seem to find them anywhere, sadly.  

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