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A heads-up for those members who try and help other folk out;I was just reporting a bug* in the Feedback menu, when I noticed several questions from new members which should have been elsewhere, but were ignored because the noobs got their links mixed up.Please, try and remember to check that section occasionally and redirect misplaced questions to the appropriate forum.* The flag function doesn't seem to be working on some spamibles.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Site Feedback

Hello, I have some feedback regarding the site. First, the page width is a little too big. On 1024x600 resolution there is a horizontal scrollbar, which seems kind of useless to me and takes up vertical space. Secondly, the link named Feedback on https://www.instructables.com/about/contact.jsp directs to https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=help&category;=faq, as does the link named FAQs on the Contact Instructables page. Third, a button to hide the search header would be a nice feature, it's unnecessarily big and takes about 1/6th of vertical space on resolution of 1024x600. I hope I explained understandably and that you can make some tweaks. Firefox 21.0 Windows 7 Home Premium

Topic by rein365    |  last reply


Feedback on Website

Hi there, I work for a startup called Swifto (swifto.com) and I was wondering if some people would be so kind as to answer a few questions about our site.  We are looking for initial impressions, so don't worry about going too deep.  This is all about the front page. Anyway, here are the questions.  Looking forward to hearing from you! 1. What do you think we do? 2. What aspect of the site confused you? 3. Does anything make you reluctant to use us? 4. What do you think of the design? 5. What would improve this site? 6. When was the last time you needed something urgently and what was it? P.S. - The black rectangle in the preview is actually a YouTube video.  If you want to watch it, go to our website: http://swifto.com

Topic by eladswifto    |  last reply


Program Feedback

What's it like to be an Artist in Residence at Instructables?  Don't ask us, ask our previous residents! Being an artist in residence at Instructables by Samuel Bernier Jayefuu as Instructables' Artist in Residence by James Williamson (Jayfu) Last Day at Instructables by Kelsey Breseman (SelkeyMoonbeam) My time as an AiR by Mark Langford (Kiteman) My Summer as an AIR at Instructables by Gabriella Levine (gabriellalevine) Field Report - Mads Hobye as an Artist in Residence by Mads Hobye (madshobye) My Month at Instructables as an Artist in Residence by Tom Flock (Tomdf) What it's like to be an Artist in Residence at Instructables by Tim Wikander (timwikander) Reflecting on my AiResidency by Taylor Cone (tcone) The worst time of my life by Mario Caicedo Langer (M.C. Langer) Fozzy13's AiR Experience! by Adam Fasnacht (Fozzy13) Masynmachien's time as an AIR  by Yvon Masyn (masynmachien) My 2 Months as an AiR by Tess Howell (Tessalene) An embarrassment of riches by Rachel McConnell (rachel) My experience as an AIR by Tanner Welch (Tanner W) The AiR05 - designed and built during Q4:13 by Timothy Lipton (timmylip) Living Salad, makerbot songs, and noodle by Lauren Mccarthy (lmccart) How to got to Maker Heaven by Mikaela Holmes (MikaelaHolmes) Crazy, Amazing and Delicious AIR Experience by Rima Khalek (rimamonsta) Autodesk: Art Residency of Generosity by Scott Kildall Autodesk Artist in Residency by Anouk Wipprecht (anoukwipprecht) Duck Confit, Perfected by Aaron Geman (aaron_geman) Pier 9, I've never met anyone quite like you before. by Andrew Maxwell-Parish (ElectricSlim) To Pier 9, Thank for Everything by Thiago Hersan My Introduction to the 21st Century by John Whitmarsh My Autodesk Residency by Benjamin Cowden (tinkertinker) Talking about my Summer by Laura Devendorf (LDevendorf) Pier 9 is a Disneyland for Makers by Alejandro Palandjoglou (alepalan) Reflections on Pier 9 Residency by Andreas Bastian (andreasbastian) Making the Most of Your Time Here by Will Buchanan (buchananwp) Reflections on the Pier by Reza Ali (syedrezaali)

Topic by noahw  


is this feedback gonna work???? Answered

Is this feedback gonna work????

Question by ouwelou    |  last reply


Give me a feedback

Hello everyone,I have just entered my first instructable, and I wish you give me feedback :)this is my instruactable:https://www.instructables.com/id/Exercise-Your-Min...welcome all opinions :)

Topic by Asmaa_Maher    |  last reply


Feedback on glove tutorial?

I made this instructable on how to make gloves the other day and I was hoping for some feedback from some fresh eyes. It's a pretty advanced topic, but I'd like to see if people without sewing experience can glean something from it too. Do the diagrams make sense? Is the pace okay? Any concrit is appreciated. Instructable is here: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Gloves/

Topic by Icetigris    |  last reply


Project Idea feedback!

Hello! I am currently doing a project for school in the realm of digital design and tech where we have to create and develop an idea to solve a problem. I have chosen to create a laser cutter and need feedback about the considerations of what it should be like, price range, features, functionality and etc. Any input would be greatly appreciated! So here is my survey https://goo.gl/forms/jSFCAYq4QEjStf522 Anything other input other from the survey is welcome as well! Thanks!

Topic by slackj    |  last reply


Feedback for my website?

After a couple of months of building my website, it is finally in a state where I am proud of it! However the people using it are my friends, and I need some fresh eyes for feedback. Basically it's called Come Clean, and you make confessions to get them off your chest. Simple idea really. So please visit my website and tell me what you think: http://www.comeclean.co.nz       If you think something is good or bad, or if you spot a bug, leave a comment :) Thanks!

Topic by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl    |  last reply


cmoy feedback "synth"

This isn't a question, just an interesting discovery that I didn't think warranted an entire instructable Decided to convert my old cmoy amp into a portable speaker, so I found some little drivers and soldered them to the pins of the output jack, tested it, worked fine, then I got bored and decided to connect the input jack to the output jack with an aux cable:

Topic by erenjay    |  last reply


Feedback iPhone Support

Mobile continuity is missing.  I get an email saying i have a comment on my comment but when i click the link it takes me to a web page thats says install the iphone app.  But i already have it installed.  I say no thanks and it takes me to the mobile version of the web page  I reply to the comment but can't click submit.  I go to the iphone app (via the same link) but it doesnt open to the article.  i search for the article but can't see comments to comments nor can i apply to them.  i go to the full site and that doesn't work either.  I click in Contact Us and it tells me it can't find that article.

Topic by djharris    |  last reply


New Editor Feedback

I just used the new editor for the first time, publishing a quick project, and starting a longer one. Short version: I like it. I particularly like being able to edit my images via Pixlr. Rotating and cropping on the fly were ideal. Longer, less-positive version: The "unordered list" and "order list" buttons added neither bullet-points nor numbers.  All they did was indent the text. There is an "intuition breakdown" adding images to steps - when I wanted to add images from my library, I thought I couldn't, until I discovered that the library can be accessed via the "Upload Images" button.  The "Upload Images" button ought to be renamed "Add Images". When using the "Upload Images" pop-up, the actual image upload function did not work.  I clicked the button, and nothing happened - no error message, no wait symbol, nothing. This is all experienced using my desk-top PC, running Windows XP and FireFox.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


feedback: my first experience

Great after an hour since my last save of typing, i get some error about not being able to parse ">" and I loose all my work, you might give a nice BIG warning you should author your document locally and copy and paste it into the form when its finished.... even gmail transparently saves drafts every minute or so... Given how crude the editor form is, I'll think twice before wasting my time again...

Topic by DELETED_codifies    |  last reply


My Feedback on the Instructables Layout

The new layout of the website totally rocks!! The homepage is nifty and easy to use. I just love the huge search bar in the middle. The background suits the website perfectly, and I love the automatic typing when you first arrive at the webpage! The bar at the top now has you click on it instead of rolling over. This solves my original problem I mentioned in the forums before of the roll over function not working on an iPad. I love every bit of the new layout, great job Instructables team! :)

Topic by Jessie Marie  


Pressure Sensor Feedback loop

I'm trying to build something that will more or less maintain a constant, but adjustable level of pressure, probably driven by an electric motor. I've seen pressure-sensors on this site that increase conductivity with more pressure applied to the sensor, but mechanically I can't think of any way to get my device to work without a pressure sensor to decrease in conductivity with added pressure. Sadly I don't know enough about electrical components or circuitry to make it work with the former. If anyone here would happen to know how I could create such circuit, or can suggest of a purely mechanical alternative I would appreciate it.

Topic by Charlie_Szasz    |  last reply


Stakeholder Feedback on Computer Desk

Hi Guys, I am a  student currently designing a computer desk for Product Technology (in New Zealand if you cared) NZQA Level 3, and  i need some stakeholders or just general information on how to build it what build it with and any other helpful information that would help the design of this product Basically i'm looking to incorporate the computer into the desk and have some sort of built in drawers/storage.   future updates such as design drawings and other pictures will be uploaded in the near future. Any help towards my project would be of much help and would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Matthew

Topic by mh9109    |  last reply


Phase Cancellation to Prevent Feedback

The Grateful Dead's wall of sound prevented feed back by having two mics for each vocalist with one of the mics 180° out of phase of the other. Then mixing both mics on the same channel. So the only information that wasn't canceled was the voice.  This gave me an idea. I took a handset and added a mic facing backward from the existing mic. Then wired the second mic out of phase. Apparently there's more to it electrically then just wiring the other mic backwards because the handset went dead. Is this possible with just parts salvaged from old phone equipment?

Topic by AJRimmer    |  last reply


Feedback-Clarinet Bike Concept

Not sure which forum this would fit into most effectively so I placed it here. I have quite a significant number of junk clarinets and I am looking to make/decorate a bicycle with them. It would clearly not be safe to make the frame from clarinets so I was thinking Id build it off of an old, black frame. The question comes down to construction. I am not sure how I would go about doing it. The inside of a clarinet is too narrow to slide down a bike's frame even if you could get it there. I considered drilling out the middle then cutting it in half in an attempt to affix it to the frame, but Im not sure. The other consideration was to remove all the metal pieces from a clarinet and attach them to a black frame in a manner reminiscent of clarinets. I also considered a variety of accessories, reed themed basket, clarinet-bell horn, etc. Any thoughts on the concept, additional ideas and/or ideas about the construction. Thanks!

Topic by evilghostbat    |  last reply


30 July Site Update Feedback

There was a down-time yesterday and then a few minutes later a lot of things changed. It's good to know that the staff has been working hard to make our experience better. I checked the Site Update forum thread to check for what all has been changed and there has been no recent post. So here's what all I think changed and my 2 cents: Homepage top menu is different. The menu looks clean and minimalistic but it took me a while to find out what is where(as explore meant only the categories earlier). What I feel is that it seems a bit like everything has been swept under the rug. The moment you click on Explore, your senses are bomabarded with all the options: featured, all the categories(play, tech, outdoor...), contest, forum, groups, answers and even 2 contests on the right side. I think the previous menu setup provided a good balance as I didn't have to look too hard for an option(but that might be because I was used to it). If I wanted to check out the contests, it was right there. Answers, Groups and Forums were clubbed together. Explore had the various categories. To a new person the previous also advertises all the features of instructables except for just the projects. He might not click on explore now(I didn't at first). Also the menu under explore now takes a while to load and I get a loader for a few seconds. The site navigation menu should be pre-loaded and not loaded when clicked as it turns user away from exploring the site further. All the steps show together. Earlier it was optional and I kept the view to one step at a time, but that button is no longer there. Single step saves internet bandwidth and instructables load up faster. Now I have to scroll all the way down to view the comments. I honestly hope this is temporary and single step view will be brought back. Heavy instructables(such as with lots of images and GIFs) or with over 20 steps will take forever to load and finish off my mobile plan if I'm using internet tethering. Also it will put a pressure on authors to keep instructables small and light, hence losing quality. If there is some way to view a single step and the way to set it up has changed, please let us know. The Featured top bar looks good. Thin and clean yet attractive. The featured channel footer on the home page also looks really good. But there is some extra whitespace above it. Sorry for the bashing but changes will take time getting used to. Thanks for trying to always better the site. Are there other changes I missed? What do other members feel?

Topic by Antzy Carmasaic    |  last reply


FEEDBACK WANTED - Open Source Yacht

G’day Everyone My name is Tom and I am an Industrial Design Student from New Zealand. I am currently working on my Honors project and I need your input! My main research Question is “What is the potential for applying new technologies to traditional yacht construction?” Basically I aim to develop an Open Source Design for a small sail boat that is both affordable and achievable. As a student I love making rather than buying and I really want the maker community and culture to shine through this project. If you have the time I would love to hear from you! What does the maker community mean to you? Where do you make/construct/build? What are your views on sharing design and open source? What access to digital fabrication do you have? (Lasercutting 3D printing etc) What do you look for when choosing what to make next? Have you attempted to build a boat before? How did it go? Would you ever consider making your own boat? What would hold you back? Any feedback or stories in relation to this would be greatly appreciated  Free feel to contact me Cheers Tom

Topic by TomP117    |  last reply


Skewed Contest Judging? Better Feedback?

Hello all, In recent contests, I've noticed that the judges seem to favor entries that require more expensive equipment, parts, or tooling, e.g. laser engraved parts, CNCs, and 3D Printers to name a few. As an entrant and community member who has none of these tools nor the budget to get them, I feel this is a bit skewed and not true to the open source spirit fostered here on Instructables. While I do agree that all of the entries that use the above should have an equal chance and are just as good as low-tech entries, I believe that more emphasis ought to be placed on projects that anybody can create without such tools or skills. I admit, I am a bit biased in this area of discussion, however, my point stands. Please tell me if I am making a wrongful accusation here.I would also like to see a feedback system put in place where the contest judges give a few pointers so entrants that did not win can improve their future projects and understand why their entry did not achieve a winning status. I feel that this would give an even more positive, community-friendly atmosphere to the site overall, instead of discouraging people who put a lot of work and time into their project and yet didn't even finalize. Has such an idea been considered? If so, why was it not instituted?- Dangerously Explosive

Topic by Dangerously Explosive    |  last reply


What's Wrong? Electric Bass Feedback

I own a Ibanez Ergodyne EDA 900. When ever I touch the 3rd string (D string) Tuning knob, bridge, any metal touching it, I get feedback sounds to my amp. What's wrong with it. It's not the amp because I tested it with my friends bass. *** I Still don't know what happed but after i took it apart and checked all the conections (nothing wrong) I blasted all the dust out of it and IT WORKED FINE.

Question by maxxxem    |  last reply


Is feedback compulsory for a pmdc motor controller?

I am designing a controller circuit(pwm based) to control a 36V,12A pmdc motor to be used in an electric cycle.  As i won't have any load changing situation, is it essential to have a tachogenerator feedback or is it fine to just have a current limiting algorithm?  Please help me out , am stuck with this for a long time..

Question by elec_freak    |  last reply


Bug, Suggestion, Feedback! Community sections

Since there is no place for it right now I just created a topic for the purpose of collecting bugs we find.Let me start with a little list I collected so far:1. Confusion!When I create a new topic I need to select a category and channel.So where exactly are these categories and channels?Somehow I struggle to find them anywhere else than in the two drop down menus when creating a new topic.If we have all those drop down options then why can't we make proper use of them?2. List problems!I know there is planned work on the way we see the cummunity section but still...When I create a new topic then it seems to be nowhere.I check again a few hours later and still nowhere.Next day often the same storey.Where does a new topic go and when does it appear in the community section?3. Sorting - this one is already being worked on I guess.We really need a working option to sort postings and replies by time and date and relation.I get notified about a reply and check...Hmm, about 80 replies and somehwere, someone wrote something new...Good if you can copy and past a part of the preview to search for it in the browser manually...Comfort and logic is needed to replace the current confusion and inconsistences.As for suggestions to get the section up to what what both developers and users turn into happy campers:1. Editing options!!!For years this is my number one that not just got more and more ignored but also reduced to nothing.Anyone creating a topic should have direct control over it.This means beain able to create the post in a way the poster sees fit for the purpose.The basic text editing options any Vbulletin or PhPBB board would offer should be available here in a similar way.Embedded text and images in the size and place that fits - either by posters choice for the size on the screen or by providing a fixed sized preview that opens a fullsie view when clicking on it.Code is more important these days than back then when I first asked for option to embed it here.Tags are useful for a lot of things.Add a quote from a previous post or reply, add a code window that allows proper copy and past action for both poster and reader (preferably with highlighted syntax like in Notepadd++, ....You can only provide dedicated help if you have the right tools for it.And you can not ask for dedicated help if you can even properly post the problem due to restrictions and limitations in the editing system.Coloered text, other than for code is not really required but all the basics anyone knows froma real forum would be a great addition.2. Tagging or otherserwise highlighting the areas of the topic.If I already create a post in the technology section than it would only make sense to see a corresponding icon next to the topic in the community section.Same for coding help, mechanical problems and so on.The current sections and categories are outdated and a lot of things are missing.Mabye not in terms of Intructables but certainly for the community sections.3. Structure....Currently it is all one big blob and not even the sorting works (yet).This is perfect for people like me wanting to quickly check if something new was posted but not so good for someone trying to have some fun browsing.Imagine you want to spend some quality time checking what problems people have or what help they seek when it comes to woodworking.No search options, no list options, no categories to explore.Back in the day we had a few sections and a basic sorting option, like by most recent.Someone only interested in helping with coding on Arduino wouldn't even bother here and move on.On the other hand, people with no clue how to fully specify their problem might find a solution just by browsing through the corresponding section.4. Linking Instructables....I don't know the reason for it or the idea behind it but why again is the question section filled with Instructables?And why look lot of Tips like Instructables?I mean if it is for the user to find stuff than it might bind him on the website, but I doubt it will be satisfactory for the user.Questions or tips in regards to an Instrubale should be there- with the Instructable but not in the community section.Add it a tab for the Ible instead...I see little to no point in answering to a question someone has in regards to a specific Ible unless "I made it"....5. Voting and closing...When it comes to forums then one thing all have in common: bloat.People only register to post something but never come back.Topics are solved, done and dusted.Topics gone dormant for months or even years.Great answers or vital details get lost.The list goes on....What it comes down to is that order needs to be restored and maintained.Open an archive section and start moving out.Topics of certain age and with no new replies - gone.Topics where the user never again logged in - gone.Topics voted or request to be closed, closed or gone to the ariche as well.Topics voted to be of general interest pinned somewhere for easy reference - like this one ;)A thread starter got his answer and is happy? Then for crying out loud let him vote or credit the best answer and close the topic.More than three people voted or tagged a topic as useless, not possible or similar - close it so it can one day go in the archive section too.All this and more should create a community section that once again can become an active playground for everyone.A place to seek and find help.And who knows, maybe some of the good old guys might even consider a return and more time spent here....

Topic by Downunder35m    |  last reply


Electronics,help,feedback,community $52

How to play and rewind a craig 212 cassette player from the 70's

Topic by MaryS479    |  last reply


Gnaw's First Instructable! Feedback Welcomed

I couldn’t wait any longer, I'm just too excited! This is my first-ever instructable that took over a month using my free time! I hope it's ok to publish, I know it's not perfect and there are some more pictures I would like to add in the near future, as well as, some things that need to be fixed. This could be the VERY LAST instructable to be published in 2006!Ladies and Gentlemen I give you, project Big RedPlease let me know what you think, as well as any suggestions as to what might make this instructable even better! I can’t wait to get started on my second one!Happey NewYear everyone!!!

Topic by Gnaw  


FEEDBACK WANTED - Open Source Yacht

G’day Everyone My name is Tom and I am an Industrial Design Student from New Zealand. I am currently working on my Honors project and I need your input! My main research Question is “What is the potential for applying new technologies to traditional yacht construction?” Basically I aim to develop an Open Source Design for a small sail boat that is both affordable and achievable. As a student I love making rather than buying and I really want the maker community and culture to shine through this project. If you have the time I would love to hear from you! What does the maker community mean to you? Where do you make/construct/build? What are your views on sharing design and open source? What access to digital fabrication do you have? (Lasercutting 3D printing etc) What do you look for when choosing what to make next? Have you attempted to build a boat before? How did it go? Would you ever consider making your own boat? What would hold you back? Any feedback or stories in relation to this would be greatly appreciated Free feel to contact me tom_pringle@icloud.com Cheers Tom

Topic by TomP117  


feedback from potentiometer to aurduino to slow?

So this is the code i use but i would like it to be reading the value of the potentiometer after each number appears on the 7 digit display  i put in the serial read to tell if my poteniometer was working correctly and just because it is fun to watch the numbers fly by. const int l1=2; const int l2=3; const int l3=4; const int l4=5; const int l5=6; const int l6=7; const int l7=8; void setup () {   Serial.begin(9600);   pinMode(l1, OUTPUT);   pinMode(l2, OUTPUT);   pinMode(l3, OUTPUT);   pinMode(l4, OUTPUT);   pinMode(l5, OUTPUT);   pinMode(l6, OUTPUT);   pinMode(l7, OUTPUT);   }   void loop() {     int dt = analogRead(A0);     delay(1);     Serial.println(dt);      digitalWrite(l5, HIGH);      digitalWrite(l3, HIGH);      delay(dt);      digitalWrite(l5, LOW);      digitalWrite(l3, LOW);      delay(dt);      digitalWrite(l6,HIGH);       digitalWrite(l5,HIGH);       digitalWrite(l4,HIGH);       digitalWrite(l1,HIGH);       digitalWrite(l2,HIGH);      delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l6,LOW);       digitalWrite(l5,LOW);       digitalWrite(l4,LOW);       digitalWrite(l1,LOW);       digitalWrite(l2,LOW);        delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l6, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l5, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l4, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l3, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l2, HIGH);        delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l6, LOW);        digitalWrite(l5, LOW);        digitalWrite(l4, LOW);        digitalWrite(l3, LOW);        digitalWrite(l2, LOW);        delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l7, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l4, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l5, HIGH);         digitalWrite(l3, HIGH);         delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l7, LOW);        digitalWrite(l4, LOW);        digitalWrite(l5, LOW);         digitalWrite(l3, LOW);         delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l6, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l7, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l4, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l3, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l2, HIGH);        delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l6, LOW);        digitalWrite(l7, LOW);        digitalWrite(l4, LOW);        digitalWrite(l3, LOW);        digitalWrite(l2, LOW);        delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l6, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l7, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l4, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l1, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l2, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l3, HIGH);        delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l6, LOW);        digitalWrite(l7, LOW);        digitalWrite(l4, LOW);        digitalWrite(l1, LOW);        digitalWrite(l2, LOW);        digitalWrite(l3, LOW);        delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l6, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l5, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l3, HIGH);        delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l6, LOW);        digitalWrite(l5, LOW);        digitalWrite(l3, LOW);        delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l1, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l2, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l3, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l4, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l5, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l6, HIGH);        digitalWrite(l7, HIGH);        delay(dt);        digitalWrite(l1, LOW);        digitalWrite(l2, LOW);        digitalWrite(l3, LOW);        digitalWrite(l4, LOW);        digitalWrite(l5, LOW);        digitalWrite(l6, LOW);        digitalWrite(l7, LOW);        delay(dt);   }

Question by harry88    |  last reply


Haptic Feedback Meditation (E-Meditation)

Hello, I am a 17 year old electronic hobbyist. I am in the process of making a "Haptic Feedback" meditation device. I give the whole project story here. If you are just interested in the final project you can skim or skip to the "Testing" section. THE IDEA Many months ago (when i was not so knowledgeable about electronics) I had an idea. I wanted to be able to see my thoughts as I thought them. I was obsessed with the idea of this and the thought of what would happen( imagine holding up a microphone to a pair of speakers). I could imagine myself staring at my own thoughts (or a colorful representation of them) for hours. I imagined it to be a "New Generation" of meditation. I drew up a few sketches of what this would look like and.. I hit a wall. At the time. I knew absolutely no way to do this. I just knew it was possible. I put the project on the back burner. CONSTRUCTION Six months passed and I had gotten better and better at electronics and micro-controllers and such. A month ago, I started obsessing over it again. I did some internet searches about this type of technology and all the gibberish started making sense. Not before long. I had ordered the parts for it. It cost me a good 100 dollars in birthday money. But it was well worth it and i do not regret the purchase's at all. The three main pieces were a Micro-controller(arduion uno), a brain-wave reading headset(from an expensive childs toy) and a 7 inch by 3 inch RGB led panel( a fancy panel that makes different colors and patterns). Despite knowing a little bit about electronics I was out of my depth, yet still addicted to the project. Long story longer, I had tested the three pieces of technology and they all worked beautifully. With my limited supplies i busted open the headset, made some solder joints, plugged it into the micro-controller, plugged the micro-controller into the computer, and plugged the brain reader into me. Someone before me had already made sample brain viewing  programs in the processing language for these kinds of projects and i downloaded it. I turned on the program and flinched as i turned on the headset( being plugged into your laptops battery can be a tad unnerving). I was looking at a graph of my brainwaves in a system of line graphs and bars. TESTING This was exciting stuff. I sat there for perhaps an hour just staring at my brainwaves shortly noticing a pattern emerging from just simply staring at even the brain reading program. I noticed the more I stared at my brainwaves looking for the next sudden jump or dip. The less they did. In other words, actively TRYING to move my brainwaves, almost completely nullified them. This was very interesting. I took the device and my laptop to my school To get an accurate sample, I allowed any and everyone who wanted plug themselves in to go right ahead. As they messed with thier hair to get it to fit right and turned it on. What was seen for a few seconds was a (what I consider healthy) measure of brain activity. Everything was jumping up and down at varying levels. But after the subject began staring at this dance. The brain activity shrank and shrank until little was left to be observed. Occasionally depending on the situation the subject would then get bored with the lack of activity and try and make some sort of small talk. It then showed a small rising in overall brainwaves that was immediately crushed by the subjects attention toward the screen. In the initial planning, this was the last possibility I had considered. With accidental electrocution being higher on my list of possibilities. The grandiose plan of mixing my thoughts and ideas in front of my eyes shrank. I was loving every second of it. I then later plugged the panel into the device and began writing code to make it react the way i wanted it to. I had programmed the panel to display the color blue when meditation was high and red when attention was high. Purple would occur during a balance of the two. I then took out my computer from the equation as a reader and decided to see what would happen by just watching these two stats work themselves out on a color panel. I got similar results. When I was actively attempting to meditate while simultaneously watching my level of meditation it was an unwavering red. Deep breaths and glances away from the panel would bring purple to blue colors. Then I tried something completely different. I attempted to radiate unconditional love for my brainwaves. I accepted them for their want to be attentive and alert. And embraced them with as much sincerity as I could. The panel turned purple and stayed blue for as long as i could keep this state up without wavering. "Wow" i remember remarking. I may have created the worlds first "Unconditional Love bench press". And your up to speed. FUTURE I have some ideas for the future of this project but I have caught myself in a mental enigma. How would one meditate to the thoughts of their meditation without their monitoring of the brainwaves getting in the way? Or have I missed the point of meditation which might be to have no thoughts? Ideas and suggestions would be great. I would love to hear what this community would have to offer to this device. Input on meditation? Input on the technical stuff? All is welcome.

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Last update make this site pointless.

Tanks for making this site pointless by removing RECENT option.

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Help with Solid State relay and Neon Indicator

I have a problem using a neon light to indicate when an SSR has switched on. When the neon is connected across the SSR output it lights even though the SSR output is off. There is about 100v on the output, enough to light it. Is there any solution to this. Photo attached.

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Remote connection to an underwater solenoid and air canister

Hi and thanks for welcoming me to instructables. I need to develop an idea by remotely connecting to a solenoid to allow the inflation of an air bag that will be sitting on the ocean or river or lake floor. No greater depth than 20m. The size of the air bag will be the volume of a basketball to be able to lift no more than 2-3 KG. I would like to know how I can communicate remotely to a control unit on a basket and air bag.Thank you Terry Gillam

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Eeek...new Home page :(

Hi Your new Home page for Instructables is dreadful. You've lost the easy overview, fast navigation, pictorial overview and replaced it with a flashy meaningless image that wipes out your valuable home page real estate. I think Autodesk don't understand where makers and builders are coming from. I have to admit I was kinda waiting for something like this post buy-out. You take something that works and turn it into clunk. Sorry, but you've missed the boat on this one. John Graphic artist - Web designer

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Clarifying recipes by showing our country

Hello, I've noticed after perusing just a few candy Instructables that some confusion comes from the fact that Instructables is an awesomely international site. It seems like lots of comments come from all over the world with questions when brands and particularly obscure ingredients are mentioned. I wondered if showing what country people who comment live in, that those in the same country can especially help, and that it might make for interesting discussion to learn about our different food cultures and available ingredients. What do y'all think?

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Lice, dust and Dandruff removing comb

The design of the comb is based on Vaccum based system as it will remove dandruff and lice using vaccum system. As per sketch there will be a vaccum pump and a rechargeable battery and both will be installed in the handle of comb. There will be several holes on the teeth of this comb to absorb the dandruff ,dust and lice When the Vaccum pump starts then the teeth of the comb will work to absorb the dandruff ,dust and lice atthe time of using this comb. Just use this comb and dandruff will be removed. Salient features: (1) it is simple to manufacture (2) it will work very effectively (3) it will remove dandruff and dust stick with hair to clean the hair so there is no need to wash the hair.it will also save time and money. (4)there is no need of any chemical as it will work using vaccum (5)The another interesting use of this comb is treatment of "Head Lice"as it will work to remove lice using vaccum. (6) It will be a low cost solution (7) There will be no problem of hair loss as there is no chemical.

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Adjustable Teeth comb

My innovative idea is regarding an adjustable teeth comb. There are Many type of combs available in the market but problem is that one's cannot use all these types of combs at a time. There are wide teeth comb,semiwide teeth,and fine teeth combs are available in the market.To prevent the hair loss it is very necessary to find right teeth comb. The solution is here in this Idea. Discription: As per sketch there is a wide teeth comb and each teeth will have 1 cm.space with each other teeth. There will be an another comb which will slide on the wide teeth comb. The sliding comb will work in this way that the User can set the teeth of comb as per his desire or as per his hair style requirement. After setting the teeth the slider comb will be locked.In another words it will work like "Sliding Cutter mechanism". In this way this product will work. Salient features: (1) No need of buying different teeth comb as one's can set the space of teeth of this comb (0.5 mm to10mm) and this adjustable comb will work to prevent hair damage as it will not intangled with hair. (2) low cost (3) easy to use (4) light weight (5) easy to clean (6) Prevent Hairloss or suitable for all kinds of hair style. (7) Both Female and Male can use it. (8) very useful to detangle hair due to adjustable teeth for curly hair.

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how do you post app feedback?? Answered

I was on an app called igun pro, and there is some guns on it, and i wanted to ask if they could put a certain one on. im just not sure exactly where the app feedbox is. can anyone help?

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Can I make a tesla coil with a feedback? Answered

Is it possible to make a tesla coil with a feedback on it? Theoretically, that should allow me to power it with a driver for a flyback transformer. Oh, and if that won't work, where can I get an old flyback transformer from, OTHER than an old TV?

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Need feedback, or someone who is good with vehicles?

Ok so we were driving our 2003 Ford F-250 to school and we get down the road, the truck starts reving up and then we get a little further and the truck completely shuts off and the power steering quits working, but yet we're still moving. We were late to school and the truck did this three more times after we got it started.

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AUDIOPHILE? I have bad distortion/feedback?

Made a ghetto beats boombox from a old logitech surround sound system i had. And my issue is distortion in the subwoofer mostly and when i touch the wires going from the amp to the sub level knob i get really bad feedback through the sub and it will cut out also. I know the wiring is a cluster fudge and this was just a "going to wire it up to see if it works then protect it all later" kinda job. Do you think non insulated wire could be the culprit? Any input is appreciated. Def a newb when it comes to custom audio. I know car audio but this is def different. And on another note, I was thinking about just getting another amp to simplify it. Any suggestions?

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Feedback: thumbs up on the placement of new subscription items

Just wanted to say: me likee. It's like it was when subs were first introduced. Very nice.  Now if only I could get my comments just under that (or even customize it...le gasp! :D ), life would be complete... :D

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Question about science of cooking finalist

I was just wandering what made not get to the finalists? I really got great feedback from the community here, any advice for futre contestshttps://www.instructables.com/id/CakExperiment/

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What is this tool?

Hi, This seems to be some type of puller,I am guessing. Does anyone know what this is used for?

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Suggestion: Duct Tape Category

Would love to see a section either in say Play or, preferably, Workshop for Duct Tape.

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Revised front page

A victory for common sense: the front page stays still, is a sensible size and readable. Well done. Steve

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Build Wireless guitar system from scratch any kinda advice?

What I need for tools and supplies

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Is it dangerous to put clay around a plasma ball

Is it dangerous to put clay around a plasma ball Fx. Can i get shocked by this or can i die?

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Site update?

What happened to the instructables site? I can't find anything, no "recent" "featured" "topics" or "question" good luck finding this post. Is it an update or does my computer just hate me?

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