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From the future...?

So yesterday, something very weird happened. I just got onto Instructables and went to the forums. While I was glancing through, I noticed something extremely weird. At the right side of every forum, it shows the most previous comment and who wrote it. But look at this picture below... it appears that kelseymh wrote a comment from the future...?!?!?!

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Power 2 LED's

Basically I want to power these 2 LED's from mains power for an Instructable, i have no idea where to start, please describe in laymans terms, any help greatly appreciated cheers

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Copying from from other sites... ugh

I would like to help New people be more aware of the "no copying" rule... I just saw an instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Battery-less-radio/ that had all pictures, instructions, and parts list from another site.Just don;t copy, it's not cool.

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Protecting wood from heat from fire ? Answered

Hi all, I have been thinking of trying to set a small fire pit into a patio table. Its a fairly solid low "coffee table" type outdoor table so is capable of holding the weight, but im not sure if I can just cast a fire cement bowl to hold the wood/charcoal and set it into the table or would it eventually catch fire through heat transfer. Thanks in advance for any replies. 

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Malware from the Ads?

I was browsing through Ibles' with Chrome, and it suddenly gave me a warning page telling me that: "The website www.instructables.com appears to contain elements from the site resolvenews.in, which appears to host malware". It's Imagine that it's from the ads because I visited the same page just seconds before, and when I went back to it I got the warning, hinting that something changed which was probably the ads. This really needs to be dealt with pronto, because we don't want anyone thinking Ibles' hosts malware when it's a totally reputable site. By the way, I put this in bugs because I wasn't sure where it should go.

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all from rosewood

If any one need rosewood for guitar manufacturing, feel free to ask me.

Topic by Deni Irawan    |  last reply


ill from knowledge

Have you ever felt like knowledge is being crammed down your throat in School? Do you ever feel physically ill (like you're gunna thow up)? You're going to be tested later on something insanely complicated? Today, for me, in algebra 2, we are starting to learn about conix, and I feel ill. There are so many formulas, so many variables, so many variations, so much space to make a tiny error, I feel like I'm gunna die in math. Unless anybody knows an easy way to memorize a bunch of complicated formulas and how to use them ;) anyone ever feel ill from knowledge?

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Boot from usb.....

Ok I have a server compaq proliant running UBUNTU ( and i love ubuntu but i need to boot into SLAX ) And I am trying to set my computer to boot from usb but it dosent have that option because the usb ports are pci cards. So my question is is there a floppy disk image or cd image that will tell bios to boot from the usb port ?

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Entries from romania

Two years ago, the contests said that entries are accepted from any country That was all nice until i noticed that lately the contest policy has changed and there is only a small list of countries now. I've always hated the idea of country-exclusive stuff going on on the internet. Will it be possible in the future to submit entries from Romania too?  Also, based on what criteria do the admins here choose what countries can participate?

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Topics from the future

Why do I find topics from the future?

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where are you from?

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Unsubscribe from instructables

Please let me unsubscribe from instructables! thank you

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Anyone From India

Hi I would like to know who of fellow mates are from India, I 

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Collect from draft?

Ive done with all my photos ext, but cant save or get a function to collect from draft so that my invention is published.

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Silhouette from photo

How to make a silhouette from a photo on my iPad  I want a silhouette of our 50 Chevy Pickup to weld on to our rod iron fence thank you

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Music from Deezer ?

I need help.I am looking for a good software to record some music from Deezer if possible on my tablet. Any  help please ? 

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A favor from youtubers

If snyone could be so kind as to make a video about my instructables...I cant.

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Participate from Brazil

I can not be living in Brazil? why? The design can be based on an existing idea on Instructables?

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message from the sniperist

Im Going To Post This Sniper On Instructables...Waht Do You Think? PS:This Is Not The PSniper! If It Is Not To You Likeing, I Will MOD It.

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Is this from a medieval spear?

This was found in my tyre and looks like it's from years ago....maybe medieval? Looks like a metal leaf or a spear head....just want to know what it is really....it's about 1.5" long x 1/2" wide and is solid metal. 

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No emails from Instructables

I am not receiving emails from Instructables. I went to the "change email" tab. The line for "current email" is blank. I tried entering a "new email" and "retype email", but the problem is still not fixed. I can not find out the status of my contest entries.

Topic by Cheapdiyproject    |  last reply


Makers from Africa

Hi there I'm from Zambia and I've been on Instructables for about 2 years now. I don't come across many other makers here even though I know there are maker communities in Africa. Just wondering where you guys are. If you're a maker from Africa or know any here could you please post a profile link. Would love to get to know as many as I can.

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From Anime to Reality

Someone was such a fan of Akira that they recreated Kaneda's bike from the manga and the movie. The bike is actually street legal and I'm looking forward to reports of it tearing it up in Neo Tokyo in vicious street gang battles. Extra bonus points if it manages to create light trails. Link

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7v from 12v?

I need to run a 7v / 1.6 A DC water pump and a 12v / 1.13 A DC fan from a small portable battery pack. If I use maybe 8 "D" cell bateries, do I need a converter to power the 7v pump or will it work with 12v? Thank you,

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No Replies from Authors

Dear Instructables Management, There is an all too common phenomenon of authors who publish their projects and then NEVER reply back to enquirers. I`ve sent a message to  https://www.instructables.com/member/palladias/ without any reply from her.  I need to understand something from her project.  So how do I solve this. In another case a person has been waiting for 10 (TEN) MONTHS and still no reply. https://www.instructables.com/member/cvscrules/ It just seems to me that authors are looking for the limelight and then disappear.  NOT ACCEPTABLE. Regards, HendrikB7

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Pasting from Word

I discovered that if I write a post in Word and paste it into a comment box, it destroys the paragraphs and sentences by splitting them onto various lines as shown in the image. I took this block of text from the Tesla Wiki, pasted it into word, then copied and pasted it into a comment box. It looks fine until you actually click the "make comment" button. 

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Shipping from hobbypartz.com? Answered

I was going to order this rc set but cannot work out shipping to New Zealand, Christchurch. Can anyone help me? What is the shipping costs?

Question by David97    |  last reply


Fashion from trash!

On August 27 and 28, in Nevada City, California, Haute Trash is holding the latest of what appears to have been a long history of fashion shows featuring creations made from discarded ... anything. Amazing clothing made out of garbage!  That's about as DIY as it's possible to get. I've got to go see this.  I'll take a camera and report back.

Topic by rachel  


Instructables from Guatemala

Christy and I just returned from a couple of weeks in Guatemala and Honduras. We brought our laptops and experimented with "working from home from abroad." Did you even notice we were away? Lots of people in the Bay Area didn't! Check out the view from our Antigua, Guatemala office with Volcan Aqua looming over us. We investigated Mayan ruins in Tikal and Copan, climbed a volcano and stood 2 meters away from an active lava flow, learned to salsa dance, visited the Valhalla Experimental Macadamia Nut Station, were attacked by a scarlet macaw that ate one of my shirt's buttons, and ate as much typical Guatemalan food as our stomachs could hold. I liked Pepian de pollo so much, I took a class to learn how to cook it myself. Some of the things we learned have already been posted:Air Bags for EggsCreate an Ergonomic Standing Desk and Office on the GoHow to Sharpen Knivesand we've got Instructables coming soon for many of the traditional dishes and how they run the macadamia nut farm. All of our pictures can be found on this Flickr collection.

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Recycling from A to Z

I love to do what I can to help the environment, and I love helping others reduce their impact. I found an A to Z guide to recycling on the Real Simple website.Recycling made easyFrom aerosol cans to zippered plastic bags. I definitely recommend you read this.Aerosol cans. These can usually be recycled with other cans, as long as you pull off the plastic cap and empty the canister completely. .........Zippered plastic bags. Venues that recycle plastic bags will also accept these items, as long as they are clean, dry, and the zip part has been snipped off (it is a different type of plastic). photo from Realsimple.com

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attention from youtube

Im willing to post videos of your instructables free on youtube all you need to do is send the stuff you want in it like photos and clips to narwhalsrnasty@gmail.com ill tri and do many

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protecting from EMF?

So i am working on some high power geophysical transmitters which are being damaged by back emf. can anyone help me with what would be the best way to protect the instrument from this. we are mainly blowing the switching IGBT's. the transmitter is supplied DC from a 30kw powersupply, feeding a set of IGBT's which are switched at a selected frequency usually 0.5 to 2hz at 50% duty cycle into a loop of wire ranging in resistance but usually around 1 ohm. we run this at up to 150A at 150V and our loads can be very inductive, usually 300mx300m 25sqmm copper wire. im thinking diodes or caps for a bit of protection. im open to any ideas

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Bones from stores?

I bought some flavored bones for my dog at a store and found that they are pig bones.  She had blood in her stool (lots). I gave her peroxide and she threw up about 30 shards.  they were sharp enough to remove a sliver from your finger.  Never give you dog pork bones, EVER.  I don't know everywhere they are sold but I got mine at TSC  My dog is fine by the way.

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LEDs from ebay? Answered

Is ebay a reliable source of LEDs? I bought a 3 watt LED off there once (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/3-X-POCKET-LUXEON-3-WATT-LED-TORCH-FLASHLIGHT-LIGHT-3W-/320514643442) and it had kinda poor performance...but I don't know whether it was because the torch itself was poor or if the fact that buying it from ebay was what made it bad. Any how, I'm looking for a 1 - 3 watt LED, and a (narrow beam) lens for it, and was wondering where I could get it all for under $10 (AU). WOuld ebay be a reliable choice?

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Letter from the editor

Hey gang,  This is my first "letter from the editor"! There is so much to write about and a limitless array of Instructables "stuff" that could be mentioned but with the newsletter and Facebook doing such an excellent job of keeping everyone up to date, I wanted to write something slightly more personal.  During most of college I worked at an art museum. One of my favorite exhibits was a large collection of toys, art and other things made primarily from metal cans. The exhibit featured things from all over Africa and the Caribbean. It has been one of those lingering experiences that just stuck with me, the magic of what people can and will do with what they have.  This year I was lucky enough to get just such a "toy", it seems like much more than a toy, as an early birthday present! The lovely gal that gave it to me had no idea I was enamored with these things, so it was all the more endearing that she knew I'd like it.  The piece is made entirely from re-purposed materials and I couldn't find any glue, solder or tape anywhere on it. The frame is bent wire and the body made from tomato cans. There are a handful of things that are held together by strips of inner tube, like the wheels made from the tops of aerosol cans. The whole thing is in general, fantastic!  I feel like this embodies so much of what and why we do what we do on Instructables and in this way we share a commonality of spirit with people and places many of us have little hope of seeing or truly understanding. The DIY spirit and ingenuity that is common in these places is something that I feel has steadily slipped away from the mainstream of heavy "consumer" nations.  The thing I like best about this is that even though there are other similar toys, like the one in the last photo, there will really only ever be one just like this. It has a story and exists in a far more real way than any manufactured toy is likely to have, no matter how long it sticks around, unless it's fortunate enough to be transformed by some clever DIY'er. So, if it's possible for an object to show why we do what we do, I feel like this one does.  I'm thinking we need a contest around this concept at some point!  Thanks for reading a kind regards, Jason Here are a few links from the web that show some more of these. I didn't find much about the objects themselves or the people making them but they are fairly inexpensive to buy and readily available if you go looking.  http://www.indigoarts.com/store1_recycle_2.html http://hubpages.com/hub/Make-your-own-recycled-toys http://growingupgreen.com.au/?p=628

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Escape from Berkeley

DARPA had a Grand Challenge. . . the rednecks a Cannonball Run. . . and the hippies a bunch of WVO buses broken down on the side of the road. Now, NASA scientists and junkyard fabricators go head-to-head in a no holds barred battle of engineering prowess and creative excess. Hanging somewhat in the balance, are bragging rights for saving the world. That, and a grand prize of $5,000.Escape From Berkeley is a road rally taking place this October, from Berkeley CA to Las Vegas NV, which is open only to alternatively fueled vehicles. It's being put on by The Shipyard, "A collaborative build space for Art and Energy". There are eight vehicles already registered, most of which are using some variation of gasification of scrap biomass as their fuel. It is open to any vehicle meeting the alt fuel requirement that can get to Berkeley by October.This weekend they are having an Open Shop Weekend wherein registrants can work on their vehicles, also potential registrants with potential vehicles, also various interested parties and hangers-on. If the idea of getting a car to go from Berkeley to Vegas using nothing but coffee grounds appeals to you, this is your kind of road rally!Images are of "Kristie's Flyer", a steam-powered runabout associated with the Neverwas Haul, and "Hooker Cooker" which I know nothing about but had an interesting picture. More info is available at the Escape From Berkeley site on the Vehicles page.

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Something from a PSP

Hi everyone, I have a PSP but I have taken apart it and I've broken some wire. So that's my  question: What can I turn my PSP in?In a Computer?A TV? I don't know but maybe you know something. Have fun with your project Tnks P.S. All the components(screen,key and keypad...)should work.

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"Import from Word"

I've been trying to post my most recent instructable and all has gone smoothly except for the fact that the "paste from word" option does not work. I am using word 2010 on a windows 7 computer with chrome, firefox, and IE 9. All three browsers will only import the plain text format of word documents that I type up rather than the fully formatted versions. It's not that I cant format everything I need via the main text input screen, its just that frankly the scrony forum post-type entry field sucks for writing well organized instructables. Please fix this! ~Love poent

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Electroforming from scraps? Answered

Hi, I was reading the Electroforming 'ible https://www.instructables.com/id/Electroforming-an-Iris-Seed-Pod/ and I have a couple of questions: 1)  It says you need an 18 amp digital rectifier. However in step 13 it says "Check the amp and voltage setting, they should both be at or below 1".  Why do you need an 18 amp rectifier if you only need less than 1 volt and 1 amp? 2)  Is it possible to build some sort of a suitable rectifier from scrapped microwaves?  I know people wind a 10 gauge secondary into the MW transformer to make welders, so can it be done for electroplating too? Thanks!

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From Concept To Product

So the frame is 95% done -- the last bits are: 1. Fit into fairing (that top tube thing will be cut down significantly) 2. Powder Coat 3. Debug (we have more torsional flex than we want) But, it's a LOT of fun. You're butt is 7 inches off the ground. You can cruise at a pretty fast speed with relatively little effort (compared to an upright bike). And it is VERY comfortable. Just showing something coming up -- a video on this has been encoding since 11:30 last night, and it says it has 403 minutes remaining :P Feedback?

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Greetings from Randyland!

I am discovering that as Thing A Day drags on my work just gets stranger and stranger. I'm not sure whether this is good or bad, but I have noticed that I have spent a lot of time making strange little projects and not very much time working on more serious long-term projects. In some ways I feel that this method of working is counter-productive towards producing quality work. On the other hand, I really like making stupid little things like Randyland and it might help direct future work in new and unexpected directions. As such, I think I shall reserve making any real judgment until "Thing A Day Month" is over.Get the Randyland Theme Song!

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is there a new way to remove an ible from a contest?

I accidentally hit a contest link when publishing an 'ible.  I'd like to remove it from the contest.  Is there a way to do that these days?

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Letter from the Editor: The Perfect Gift

Is it just me, or does it seem like time speeds up around the holidays? It doesn’t matter where I’ve been in life, time seems to enter a sucking vortex towards the end of the year. Every year I have plans to be more clever, more efficient, more thoughtful when it comes to the holidays, and each year I hear myself getting snappier and more impatient with the demands made upon me. “A Christmas list? I don’t have time to think about what you could give me to make my life easier!” That’s right, I’m an ungrateful troll. So in an attempt to keep this holiday-troll at bay, I make lists. I gather supplies. I get excited about what I can make for friends and family, and I set out to learn whole new skill sets to accomplish my goals. This year, a laser-etched arduino-powered cribbage board with hand-carved pegs! Knit socks in decadent colorways for everyone in the family! Infused liqueurs with home-grown fruits and herbs! But let’s face it, last year, I taught myself crochet so I could make a friend a beautiful sampler afghan. It’s almost done! It’s right next to half a sock I started knitting the year before. Oh, and I don’t grow fruit. Still, every year I pride myself in how this year I will make simple gifts for family and friends. I will eschew consumerism! I will not fall prey to deep discounts and crowded malls. I will not find myself waiting by door to accept delivery. And yet, come December 24, you’re likely to find me trying to hide my face in the endless queue at whatever store is still open at midnight, arms rammed full of manufactured goods that no one really needs or will remember, promising myself that next year I will start in May! Let’s get real. I didn’t start in May. I will probably never start in May. But maybe one day, I will learn how to think mindfully about the holidays and what they mean to me. I will think about my loved ones and what they mean to me. I will simplify and know that it is enough. I will learn that it is for the best of everyone that I find time to breathe and to let go. One thing no one wants for the holidays is a cranky troll – I have at least learned that. To be honest, I don’t remember the gifts I receive from year to year. What I remember is the time I get to spend with friends and family. So this year I will try to make myself a simple gift: the gift of time. Time away from a computer, away from responsibility, away from my self-imposed pressures. Time to spend with my loved ones. After all, isn’t that the best gift we can give? Ok, I’m still going to make something for everyone I can. I mean, c’mon, it’s what I do! But reflecting on this helps me remember the point. So how do you handle the holidays?

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Instructable missing from its category - https://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-up-your-PCB/

An Instructable I published last night is not showing up in its category. I cannot pull it up under "Technology" or using recent under "Soldering" where I had published it. The link I have for it is - https://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-up-your-PCB/. Is there something I need to do to try to republish it?

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how to hang fabric

What is a simple way to hang fabric from bedroom ceiling?

Topic by pvt    |  last reply


rain barrel-wooden

How do I keep a wooden wine barrel I`m using for a rain barrel,from leaking?

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cick on follow will not respond

I click on follow  and favorites and get no response

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Printing Instructables intructions?

It seems every time I try to print instructions or download in PDF form all that happens is I am ask to sign in.  I'm already signed in.  Anyone have an answer?

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