Faster Chat room!

Hey everybody!As you know, the instructable chatroom we always use is getting slower and slower as the comments builds up... :(Until gmjhowe made another faster, chatroom here!It is called The Super Uber Mega Instructables Chatroom. Enjoy!Also its the exact same chatroom as on the ibles website, so anyone in the uber version can talk to people in the normal version (on the ibles website).I am not trying to spam here, the reason I am doing this is because a lot of users are complains that the old chatroom is getting slower...

Topic by Plasmana 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Which CPU is faster? Answered

A 3.6Ghz Dual core, or a 2.8Ghz Quad core?

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


Faster Overnight Website!

Hi All, Many of our most dedicated community members have complained about various errors occurring for logged in users during the night (for us, in SF). This has been consistent for a long time, and the code causing problems has been around for years. It precedes everyone currently on the dev team. We have automatic database maintenance tasks that run overnight, some of which are responsible for these problems. We have heard your pleas! I believe we have just one feature that will break if we completely remove all of these tasks. So we're going to try an experiment this weekend. We hope for these results: 1) Posting should be just as smooth from 12am to 6am PST as it is during other times of the day. 2) These little stats icons will start to show inaccurate data: This will not affect total view counters. If our theory proves correct, we'll proceed to find another data source for that button. And you who are awake when we are asleep will have a much more usable site going forward. Just wanted to give everyone a heads-up, since we're deliberately introducing a bug.... but I promise it's for your very real benefit! ~ Your Friendly Devs

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


How can I get my rat trap car to go faster?

Question by toast101 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


why when AFTER playing a game on my pc does everything run FASTER ?

why when AFTER playing a game on my pc does everything run FASTER ?

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


How can I impove my time on minesweeper?

Well I can already play expert and my best time for it is 179 seconds (without cheating) but I want to improve my time, is there any technique to get faster?

Question by Fred the Penguin 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Psp faster wifi hack Answered

My psp's wifi REALLY lags. Is there a hack (i have cfw 5 m33) to make it faster? I have tried ''netfront''  but it has no difference, and deleting the cookies,etc doesn't help either

Question by or_ford98 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cat Genie Faster Cycling?

Thank you for all your helpful information on Cat Genie.  I used your rotation arm instructions as soon as I got my Cat Genie 2 years ago.  They were simple and easy to follow I am also resetting my cartridges and saving tons of money. I am wondering if you could help with these two additional issues for Cat Genie 1) Inexpensive Cat Genie granules subsitute 2) Speeding up or making the cleaning cycle faster, reducing the time it takes for each cleaning cycle to complete. Thank you! Dave Stern Las Vegas, NV 702-416-4700

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


Faster electrolysis of Copper Sulfate?

I'm trying to make copper powder and I know it can be done by electrolysis of copper sulfate solution with copper electrodes. The way I have to right now it's extremely slow so I was wondering how I could speed things up a bit. Im not using a power supply only a 20volt drill battery (because it turned out to work better somehow)

Question by CameronP33 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago



I run the 400 in track, how can i get my time down from a 57?

Spring track is coming up and I want to be a lot more competitive this year. I am 17 years old and a junior in high school. From indoor track my best time for 400 was 57 and I know I can get that down with the right workouts. Any advice would be appreciated.

Question by chaidrocks 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Better Filters in the Answers section

Currently there is no way to filter for questions that have not been commented on. I really enjoy answering peoples questions, but when i have to dig to find any that actually need answered it is discouraging. I propose another option in the current ones for ones with no answers submitted currently the unanswered tab shows all questions that have comments trying to answer but the user hasnt submitted it as an answer. It may also help to have inactive questions auto set to answered or inactive.

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


Increase running speed

I don't run very much. I never was all that good at it. Lately, though, I have found the need to improve that ability, specifically my endurance at speed. I can slowly jog a mile, sure, but haulin'-ass-away-from-an-amgry-man-with-a-knife-speeds don't last much longer than thirty yards, if that. I'd like to improve my overall speed if possible, and especially increase the distance that I can cover flat-out before I keel over. I'm not going to be running a marathon anytime soon, but I'd like to be able to get farther than average, as fast as possible, on demand. Any tips for training or proper form? I live at roughly 5400 feet, but I'm just a short drive away from 14,000-foot peaks. I would also like to improve my off-the-line times--in other words, acceleration. If I were to need to run between ten and twenty-five yards, I can do that at my top speed as is, but that speed is not as fast as it could be. I'm generally not even up to full speed until eight or ten yards past the line. Suggestions?

Topic by Rishnai 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do I make a circuit that will flash and beep faster and faster?

To elaborate, I want to make a prop for a convention that looks and acts like a pipe bomb from Left 4 Dead. I was planning on making it out a piece of ~1-2 inch diameter PVC pipe about 6 or 8 inches long. The key is to be able to turn it on, have it beep and flash, and then throw it and have it beep and flash faster and faster until it either just turns off or, even better, makes an explosion sound. It need only run for 10 or 15 seconds at most. The prop in the game has external wiring and whatnot, but I can always add that cosmetically later. Thnaks for any tips.

Question by 10 years ago


How do you make instructables download pictures faster for 'ibles? Answered

Its taking  half an eternity to have them download, and I have a fast internet connection. Like many minutes to download 1 image.

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


Can you frankenstein (combine) old computers together to make a faster and cheeper way to play games, if possible how? Answered

If someone has an instructible, is planning to post one, or has a link to a website on the subject please help my loptop is just getting old and i have two cpu's laying around could i put them together to make a faster one.

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


How to upgrade a old computer? Answered

I have an old coputer and it's just lying around.  It runs on windows 2000 and is a dell with a dual core prossor. I would like to upgrade enogh to use it as a server for Minecraft but if its going to just be more of a chore to run than actual fun I just rather not even try.  BUT if there is a cheap way to upgrade to handle the server software (http://www.minecraft.net/servers.jsp) and run it kind of fast I could use some help or leed me to an instructible or a website please hep Thanks One more thing if you have already answered then you might have seen I put 95 sorry I was thinking of something else I realy have windows 2000 thanks

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


How to make YouTube load faster? Answered

If YouTube all of a sudden started loading slow then clear your cache and history (in chrome the first 4 check boxes under clear cache or history. If you have different suggestions please share for the world

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


Time HAS been going faster

Learned something today, i thought it was just me but, has anyone noticed how time seems to have sped up in the last few years? well thats because it has. December 2005 an earthquake actually sped up the Earth's rotaion. Kinda freaky, eh?

Topic by wingman246 11 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Strobe light modification! need faster.

Hello,   I am working on a project and would like to know if you can assist me with a specific modification. I have a regular, medium size LED strobe light in which I need to increase the amount of times it flashes, so much that the human eye cannot detect the flashing. Please advise if you can help.    Thank you for your time and have a prosperous day,  

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


Will Shorting the data on a USB port make it charge my phone (or any device) faster? Answered

Will Shorting the data on a USB port make it charge my phone (or any device) faster? I've heard people say that but I'm not sure that's true, If it's true, Why does this happen?

Question by Yonatan24 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how to make my pc going faster?

Question by cromer2009 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I make a moped faster? Answered

Question by Pbyrd 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What is harder to catch the faster you run? Answered

Whoever answers this correctly will be featured in my next instrucatble.

Question by DELETED_DELETED_HIVLTGE1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I get faster for football?

I am a soon to be 7th Grade Center. In my past four years of being center, I have had ZERO fumbled snaps, I have out performed centers four years older then me, and I am the best blocker in my school.  I just need some more speed becasue the middle school is different, they pick the twelve fastest players to play offense and defense, out of like fifty people. I do not want to pay for some speed program.

Question by sammychow4 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Picture in picture is faster than TV screen?

I was just watching the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup (woo), and my dad turned on picture in picture so we could see what another channel was broadcasting, but as a default it started on the same channel. The weird thing was the picture in picture was a full 1-2 seconds ahead (the audio was synched correctly with the main picture). It's an HDTV connected to a cable box. This is pretty much the least important question ever, but I found it weird and wondered if anyone had any ideas.

Question by Wolf Seril 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Tips for Making Instructables Easier, Faster, & Better

*Typing...* It took me about a week to make my Instructable on my magnetic pegboard, and about a month to make my I'ble on SpectrumLED. Now I don't even want to know how much time it took chr to make his 8X8X8 LED Cube Instructable... 2 Weeks ago, I published an Instructable on my Articulating Lamp, I don't think it took me more than 3-4 hours... Other than the fact that I now have way more experience, I've thought of several tips that decrease the amount of time I have to sit in front of  the computer and type, by a HUGE amount. If making and I'ble is a lot of work, it'll feel like work, and I'll need to take a break... If it's fairly easy, I'll want to make more! I will leave some of the tips that I've come up with in the comments. If you have your own leave them in the comments below!

Topic by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


If you increase the voltage to a clock, will the clock tick faster? Answered

Pretty much that, will it tick faster, slower(?), backwards(!), blow the clock, do nothing, make tim-tams?

Question by munchman 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can I make Final Cut run HD video faster (without installing more ram if possible)?

I have Final Cut Express running on my iMac version 10.4.11 with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 1 gb of SDRAM. I use and HD cannon video camera but when I edit in FC it goes really slowly and I get the spinning rainbow a lot. I was just wondering if there is any way to make it go faster. (would more ram even help?) Thank you.

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


Is mac or windows better??

I'm wondering what is the superior OS. Mac or Windows?

Question by lukeyj15 10 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


CALLING ALL INVENTORS: Make a Quick Checkout Body Scanner

Can someone PLEASE invent a body scanner (like a metal detector that you walk under/through) that is used in store checkouts to speed up the process and make waiting times less for lines?? I imagine it would work something life this: the tags on the items would have special chips in them (and/or metal pieces for quick detection of how many items you have), so that when you walk under the scanner with your shopping cart full, or stuff in your arms, it nearly instantly calculates how many items you have and at which prices. Then you can use your card or cash to pay for your purchase in that same machine (like an ATM). Would be BRILLIANT! Thanks :)

Topic by Meglymoo87 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how to make my snow sled go faster

I need ideas to make my sled faster

Topic by balls to the wall 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to teach my kid to learn ABC faster?

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


is there a faster way to download movies from the psp store?

 im trying to download a movie from the psp store, but every time i get close to finishing the download it says it times out... 

Question by GianniMora 9 years ago


Do Ultraviolet rays travel faster than Light? Answered

Because Ultraviolet Rays have higher wavelengths than the visual light spectrum. Does that mean that Einstein's wrong, or did I miss something and am I stupid?

Question by Wasagi 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How can I get Vista to run faster?

How can I get Vista to run faster without the added expense of buying more memory? I have 1.5 gigs of virtual memory (RAM).? I have used a registry cleaner, checked for malware, etc. I have had Vista for about 1.5 years and I'm now getting to where I really like it. But I don't the fact that it takes so much memory to run. I wasn't aware of this until after I'd ordered my computer or I wold have gotten more RAM. However, it keeps sloooooooooooowing down. Any help, please?

Question by jwl970 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How can I browse all the instructables faster? Answered

I am new to this site, (this is my first post on any forum, ever) I want to look at all the instructables but being on dial-up waiting for each page of thumb-nails to load then selecting pages at bottom. I can only go as far as three pages. Each session I have to work my way, three at a time, untill I get to the pages I have not seen. Any help? Thank you in advance. This is the best site I have ever seen. And YES I voted. (repeatably) I am selecting Tech as my category because I do not see a category for Administrative stuff.

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


Help me make shiftOut faster (Arduino Function) Answered

I'm making a clock and I need an Attiny85 to output a "big" amount of data to a series of two shift registers. Using the shiftOut function that comes with the arduino lags the whole program down, making the clock annoying to the eye and reducing it's brightness.  I managed to reduce the lag a bit by substituting the digitalWrite functions from the whole program and creating a new function called shiftOutFast to replace the existing one, where I replaced two digitalWrite functions since I couldn't figure out much more.  void shiftOutFast(uint8_t dataPin, uint8_t clockPin, uint8_t bitOrder, byte val) {      for (i = 0; i < 8; i++)  {                                                 //could I change this to 16?            if (bitOrder == LSBFIRST)                  digitalWrite(dataPin, !!(val & (1 << i)));            else                       digitalWrite(dataPin, !!(val & (1 << (7 - i)))); //I guess here I should replace the 7 by a 15?                             PORTB |= _BV(PB0);                                         //there was a digitalWrite here            PORTB &= ~_BV(PB0);                                     //and also here (I believe this is called Port Manipulation)      } } This is the normal way I use the function, this whole operation is repeated 5 times, one for each digit position on the display and another one for the dots in the middle. As you can see I use it two times since shiftOut can only output 8 bits at a time. PORTB &= ~_BV(PB1); //latchPin low shiftOutFast(dataPin, clockPin, MSBFIRST, 8); //the values for the second shift register are sent first, this determines the digit that will be lit (1,2,3,4th position or the dots) shiftOutFast(dataPin, clockPin, MSBFIRST, numbers2[m]); //then pushed in place by the first one, this determines the number PORTB |= _BV(PB1); //LatchPin high //maybe I could reduce it to only one shiftOutFast (see 2nd question) I've reached the apex of what my programming skills can let me do, so I'll just simply ask two questions: Can I further optimize this function? I could remove the if since I won't be using the LSBFIRST If I changed the 8 by a 16 and the 7 by a 15 at the "for" inside the shiftOutFast function written above, could I reduce the use to only one function sending the 16 bits? Here's the whole program for the clock for further reference (this is actually a timer since attiny's aren't reliable when counting time) I would be extremely grateful if you found some way to optimize it or sent me a hint or two. http://pastebin.com/REcvbNhy Thank you!

Question by Victor805 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How Can I Make My Sled Faster Without Spending Too Much Money? Answered

Ok, I just got a foot of snow and I want to know how to make my sled faster for little money.p.s. I have a flat bottom sled, not those complex things with like 5 skiis, just a plain old flat bottom sled well it is actually an inch of foam, then a thin layer of slick plastic

Question by Thelonelysandwitch 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


I want to make a backpack

I have an old army jacket that doesn't fit me anymore, and i think it would be cool to turn into a backpack, i did the Tim Anderson and Star waterproof test on it and barely any air gets through, i also have an old backpack with broken straps i can use, what do you guys think? Any ideas are appreciated. BTW, my touchpad went out on my laptop today.

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



I have 3 devices under my car connected to my exhaust, but I dont know what they are or what to do about them?

I have 3 devices under my car connected to the exhaust system. Im unsure about what they are, what I can do about them, or how I can modify these to make the car louder,lighter,and less restricted. The car is not broken and doesnt need repair, this is about modding it. My biggest concern is the last device (3rd picture), because it is big, and most likely heavy. I know the exhaust system will restrict the engine, I also know that the exhaust system has a muffler and a catalytic converter. So my question is   What is this device in the back? How can it be removed/bypassed/replaced/modified to be louder lighter and less restricting? And if I cant do anything with it, what can I do? (the devices are in order from closest to engine to farthest)

Question by fastcar123 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do you make your hair grow faster?

Other than extensions, that is...

Question by Julibopper 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Would a Windows OS boot faster from a SD Card than from the Harddrive?

Question by rdl1268 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how can I make a mobility scooter go faster--perhaps to 7 mph?

I have a pride mobility scooter that goes only 3mph--how can I make it go faster--perhaps 7 mph?

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


how can i make my hair grow faster?

I recently cut it and now i regret it, i want to get it to grow long fast!!!!!!!!

Question by pianolover10124353 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how do I make my M4 shoot at a faster rate of fire?

Question by F.E.A.R.2 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Any way to mod your bike to make it go faster without an engine?

Is there any way at all to make your bike go faster? I'll take any idea u got, but GIVE ME A IDEA!!! it's april break, and i am bored!!!;_;

Topic by MathGuru 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


do bigger wheels wih same rpm make a rc car faster or slower? Answered

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Question by albf1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago