Anyone using this - t seems like a good way to share ideas.
Topic by rickharris | last reply
Just in case you haven't been keeping up with our blog, I gave a talk at Google on Tuesday with Tetranitrate and T3h_Muffinator. More info, slide deck, and 45 minutes of video are available here. Yes, we did talk about K'Nex. And fire.We're starting to use the blog quite a bit more- keep an eye on it!
Topic by canida | last reply
There are ways and means of putting websites high on the results of a google search.Are there ways of dropping it down the list of a particular search, though? I am thinking particularly of the S-word - if one googles for a phrase that contains the S-word, this site comes out as third hit.So, is there a way to make Instructables less popular for that particular search?
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Thanks to an invite from Cat Allman, who I met on a train back to the airport after OSCON, Tetranitrate, T3h_Muffinator, and I headed down to Google yesterday to talk about Instructables. The first bit didn't make the video; it starts at slide 22 of 34, so I've attached the .pdf of my slides below. I ran through the slides as an intro, then we answered questions and showed off some projects and videos from the site. There were lots of things I wanted to talk about that either didn't fit or were forgotten- particularly about the issue of intellectual property- but I guess that's a great excuse for another visit!
Topic by canida | last reply
There seems to be quite a lot of buzz about the (rumored?) Google Tablet but I am unable to find any information that is all that useful like specifications, an official Google webpage for it, an official announcement of the product by google, etc. and so was wondering if anyone knew anything about it or had any links relating to the aforementioned topics. If so, please post them here and this forum should help to clear up some of the frenzy and confusion surrounding the tablet. Thanks!
Topic by UbuntuNinja
I found the google hacks on metacafe pretty cool, but mainly #1.I've also found some cool cameras, but this one is the best so far. It's a dog kennel!http://woofdah.viewnetcam.com/ViewerFrame?Direction=TiltUp&Mode;=Refresh&Resolution;=320x240&Quality;=Standard&Interval;=30&Size;=STD&PresetOperation;=Move&Language;=4I not confident that link will work, so just copy and paste it if needed.
Topic by Epeoples
As I visit your site today from my work computer I am getting the big red Google malware warning: Safe Browsing Diagnostic page for www.instructables.com/files/orig What is the current listing status for www.instructables.com/files/orig? Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer. Part of this site was listed for suspicious activity 1 time(s) over the past 90 days. What happened when Google visited this site? Of the 198 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 36 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time Google visited this site was on 2012-06-17, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 2012-06-17. This site was hosted on 9 network(s) including AS22300 (WIKIA), AS4436 (AS), AS54113 (FASTLY). Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware? Over the past 90 days, www.instructables.com/files/orig did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites. Has this site hosted malware? No, this site has not hosted malicious software over the past 90 days. How did this happen? In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message. Next steps: Return to the previous page. If you are the owner of this web site, you can request a review of your site using Google Webmaster Tools. More information about the review process is available in Google's Webmaster Help Center.
Topic by NewWaveDJ | last reply
I heard about this new thing, google trends works for websites! So I tried it out on instructables.Here are the results.They are very interesting. If google adds more functionality, and more search parameters and data, as they are wont to do with new toys that spring up in the labs, this could turn into an invaluable tool for website owners.For example, this shows that the overwhelming majority of visitors to the site are either from the US or the UK, followed by, of all places, india. Instructables top ten competitors (the other sites visited by people who visited instructables, ranked in order of same-user hits) are makezine.com, hackaday.com, makershed.com, hacknmod.com, evilmadscientist.com, craftzine.com, sparkfun.com, dailydiy.com, hackedgadgets.com, and ladyada.net.
Topic by Lithium Rain | last reply
I recently discovered Google's 'Trends' service (slow, I know). I put in a few Instructables related queries, here are links to the results: http://google.com/trends?q=instructables http://google.com/trends?q=instructables.com&ctab;=0&geo;=all&date;=all Any comments?
Topic by DELETED_zoltzerino
Time to go to the moon. Google is sponsoring an X Prize, get a lander to the moon. Besides requirements like a soft landing and traveling on the surface, there's a time limit. The full prize, $20 million, is only good to December 31 2012, then it drops to 15 and goes away by 2014.So, is the Instructables crew working on this or not? Hey, the people here are pros at making great things on the cheap, they should be able to get that prize and some profit from it. Why not, it worked on Salvage 1 (and who else here will admit how inspiring that was).
Topic by forgesmith | last reply
Ok, i have been working like a maniac on my site. its uploaded and ready. But, i've only got 49 views so far. i need to get a few tips on getting it in google. I couldnt even find it. site: http://www.legoengines.co.cc Check it out!!! And, give me some tips. THANKS!!!!!
Question by sci4me | last reply
Grey goo is a hypothetical end-of-the-world scenario involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume all matter on Earth while building more of themselves-a scenario known as ecophagy (eating the environment).This just happens to be the Wikipedia entry for Grey goo, which has earned a very rare position on the internet.If you haven't already noticed, if a browsers default search engine is Google, when you type something in the URL field that isn't a URL, it will either turn up a Google search for it, or go to the I'm Feeling Lucky page. I'm Feeling Lucky is just the first page a Google search returns.The Wikipedia page on Grey goo happens to be the first one up on a search for "goo." This is very standard, except for the fact that the first three letters in Google are goo. This is how I discovered this. While attempting to access google.com, a very angry-intentioned yogurt cup interrupted me using the great power of the enter key while I was typing. I was cut half way through, and it returned "goo," and I was shown the info on a wretched nano-sized robot that was about to eat me, rather than the friendly interface of Google, although it was Google itself that brought me there. Oh well, my largest problem was the yogurt cup exploding all over the floor of the hotel we were in. This means that the page on Grey goo must be a very popular page, not because of its content (although the content is rather interesting), but because of typing errors. It seems like more of an Easter egg than a coincidence.The Molecular Nanotechnology series is a little odd too.Just a sudden surprise I thought I might share with a few people...p.s. this seems to be similar to what happens in Micheal Crichton's Prey...
Topic by puffyfluff | last reply
I expect if you know the solution I don't really need to explain, but anyway: When I use the Google search engine, on "Web" mode, 9/10 times I will be redirected when I click a link. The URL of the site reads "Results2Google" and I will end up in some random search engine, like Search Pro. It is beginning to get very annoying, but here's the thing: AVG Antivirus found nothing Avira Antivirus found noting Windows defender found nothing Google Chrome found nothing So what do I do? As you can probably see, I use google chrome. Thanks!
Question by Lowney | last reply
Hello im trying to build a iluminated googles the idea is really simple it only needs a switch an a line of leds like 4 or 5 leds per eye ans i dot know 1 or 2 clock batteries dependig how many energy need the 10 leds but some thing is missing y dont know what kind of resistences it will need so can someone help me with that ?? the anime i take the idea is "tengen toppa gurren lagann" if you want to know how the googles are supposed to view take a look of it
Topic by dax123 | last reply
It'd be great to know more about where people are coming from when they land on an Instructable. The stats that are currently provided are limited (only provides the domain, not the full url) and don't add up to the total views. If the author could input a google analytics tracking id, then the tracking coding could automatically be included and the author could have access to much more detailed information.
Topic by allwinedesigns | last reply
Google Earth History After the Google Earth Software was published on the Internet and became a striking success, I noticed that this software made many basic features available, which were necessary for an idea I have carried around with me for a couple of years. Actually, the idea is connected to a question that many of us have asked ourselves: You are walking on 5th Avenue in New York and wondering how this street looked 20, 50 or 100 years ago. Of course you can look up photos in relevant books or magazines and obtain a certain impression of how life was at a certain point in time in this place. But wouldn’t it be great to be able to transform this impression and create a detailed picture; to be able to literally see more and truly visualize your impression? In addition to the one or two photos which can be found in old magazines or in history books, there must be other historical documentation, which can assist in creating the picture. Surely, you can look at movie documentation, but mostly the specific place that you are interested in, is only briefly shown – or not shown at all. So let us stick with the example of 5th Avenue, New York. A place which has existed for more almost 100 years in its current form; which means something to almost every person in the western world; and which has been visited by a vast number of people at least once. As tourists like to do, they photograph the places they visit to show family and friends, where they have been. It is safe to assume that 5th Avenue is one of the places on Earth, which is most incessantly photographed by a large number of people. What a pity that all these photos are brought back to their owners’ home countries, and thus spread all over the world. The final resting place of these photos is mostly a photo album, a dusty box in the attic, or - in this digital age – a hard disk or a CD-Rom. The sum of all these photos of 5th Avenue would probably form a breathtaking historical view of this street: millions of pictures documenting all small and large changes throughout decades, pictures of well-known people visiting the avenue, events which happened here, the rise and the deterioration of different buildings. This collection of documents resembles traveling back in time in a way, that nobody has ever done before. If the owners of all photos would run their pictures through a scanner or make already digitalized photos available to the general public, you would quickly obtain an unusual diversity of photo documents. Especially, you would gain a multitude of different pictures of well-known places like the implied 5th Avenue. Once more we’ll look at an example: assuming I have a color photo from September 1994 taken on the corner of 5th Avenue and 23rd Street in New York City on which you can see e.g. the Empire State Building. I scan the photo into my computer and use the appropriate import function from Google Earth. Thus, the scan of my photograph is saved on a Google server. With the 3-D view of my Google Earth program I can now head for the corner of 5th Avenue and 23rd Street. On the exact location, where I took my picture in the real world in 1994, I now save the photo in the program’s virtual space. If many other Google Earth users would do the same thing with their photos, we would slowly have a collection of pictures from 5th Avenue. All other users now have the possibility of viewing all saved photos. So, if another user saves a photo of 5th Avenue and 28th Street, all I will have to do is to virtually move five streets north and position myself behind the digitally stored picture in order to view it. Of course, we would soon have chaotic conditions if enough people upload their pictures of 5th Avenue to the Google server: One has a photo from December 1980, another person a photo from June 1982, the third a very recent photo from 2006. All these photos will be saved geographically correct in the Google Earth program, but content-wise they will not fit together at all in such a chronologically un-sorted manner. Therefore, the program Google Earth would have to contain a new function: the depiction of the fourth dimension, time. In short, before you save a picture from June 1971 in the correct virtual place in Google Earth, you will also have to set the correct time, i.e. June 1971. In reverse, for the viewer this means that he will have to select from which time in history, he wants to see photos of the chosen 3-D surroundings, before he views the pictures in the Google Earth 3-D world. So, what is it all for? Just as Wikipedia to this day has proven very impressively, that the accumulation of individual persons’ knowledge on the Internet in sum constitutes a high value of total knowledge, so this collection would form a library of historical documents. Again we will remain with the 5th Avenue example: with a sufficiently large collection of photos the viewer has the option of looking at the street from different perspectives AND from different points in time, which may even be many years apart. History has probably never bee so easy to observe. In the end maybe he sees himself taking his photo in September 1994 while somebody other shot a photo with me in the picture. Strange, isn´t it?
Topic by joho123 | last reply
How do I cure acne? Where do I get a 23.5kW amp for a 32" subwoofer? How do I make a 32" subwoofer? Does anyone have the schematics for a perpetual motion machine? ... F@#K... Why does reading questions on Instructables make me want to scream obscenities? Can none of these people do any research, or do they expect to have any inane question that pops into their head answered for them?
Question by omnivaal | last reply
Google Reader is now the best online feed reader ever! With it's new update you can now search feeds, and it gives you a real number not just 100+. I'm not sure what else has been added or fixed I just know that Google Reader is now, without a doubt, the best.
Topic by sardines454
I've tried, on Kiteman suggestion, to add into my last step-to-step "How to extend your photobank life" the links to the pages translated in some other languages, using Google translator. We think that Google translator has reach a good AI, and it could be nice see that service included in the instructables frame, maybe an idea for a future upgrade...
Topic by andrea biffi | last reply
Hey guys! I have produced 2 instructables yet! The first one got indexed in Google search withing few minutes and the second one has not yet been indexed. It has been 3-4 days since I published the second instructables. Any idea?
Question by direcac | last reply
I’ve been seeing a lot of commercials about Google chrome and was wondering what exactly it was? From what I can tell it is just a different internet browser? Is that what it is? Is it free? Also is it any good, you know user friendly, easy to figure out, and use, safe? Any info from people that have it?
Question by vince 09 | last reply
Does anybody know how I could save the entire map of the us for google maps so I could look at it offline? I use it a lot in the car and I can only look at places I've seen when I was online.Thanks!Sorry, this is typed from a phillips 66 in Iowa! =)
Topic by LinuxH4x0r | last reply
Dear Administrator: I am a regular ( make it daily) visitor to your website. Somehow my google chrome ver 220.127.116.11 cannot seem to download your print pdf if it downloads to the browser. Is there any method wherein we can download to the folder the print pdf version? I am using adobe acrobat 7 . According to a person who talked to me in the answers, (Mr. Re-design), he can download his pdfs without a hitch. Do I have memory problems? I have 10GB left in my hard disk and I use Dual Core processor with 1GB ram. Please help, I am just about to do some experiments and I can only print it hardcopy from the all view pages, without the photos since the image tags seem to cover them. Best Regards Mike Du
Topic by mikedu | last reply
"Google is looking for the brightest, best young scientists from around the world to submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today." "The competition is open to students aged 13 to 18 from around the world working on their own or in a team of two or three." Sounds interesting! More information here: http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/ Teachers Resources: http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/teachers.html
Topic by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl | last reply
If you download the most recent version of Google Earth and press Ctrl+Alt+A it will open up a flight simulator. You can select from two different planes and take off from several locations including San Francisco, Switzerland, and the Himalayas. You can also start your flight at a specific location if you go there in Google Earth outside of the flight simulator, and then select the "start at current view" button which is above the airport selection box. The controls can be found by going to help and then clicking on keyboard shortcuts. It's a lot of fun and has pretty good resolution. The pics are of the Himalayas. The start-up screen with the options, Switzerland, New Zealand, and upside down over Washington D.C.
Topic by Ferrite | last reply
Ok, you can trade whatever you guys want for wave invites (no money). Rules: 1. No posting emails below, only do it in PM's 2. No trading money/people/animals, only patches or other stuff that you come up with 3. No spamming. I hate the food and hate when people do it. 4. If you dont have an invite, dont say that you have one. That is called lying. I have 8 active invites so if you want one comment below. I will start this off
Topic by robots199 | last reply
That's the title of Nicholas Carr's latest article (and the cover story) for the Atlantic. I just finished it and it's an interesting article discussing how Google has been reprogramming our brains. I haven't been able to find a copy online yet, but the gist of it is that since the internet makes things so easy to find, we no longer are able to read deeply and critically; we just skim. I found that interesting. You can check out his blog at roughtype.com.
Topic by Gjdj3 | last reply
Instructables is partnering with Dremel, the versatile hand-held tool system, to host four google hangouts during July! I will be hosting the hangouts along with a representative from Dremel. Come join us and talk about the Instructables build night program and Dremel tools. Details below. Dates July 9th , July 16th, July 23rd, and July 30th. All events are 6pm PST. Anyone is allowed to attend. You do not need to be participating in the build nights to sign up. **We will have a bonus event on August 27th that will be a show and tell for projects created during the Dremel build night. Sign ups for this will happen later in the month. How to Join We can only have 8 people join each hangout. It will be first come first serve with priority given to people participating in the Dremel build night. If you are part of a makerspace, fab lab, student group, library, or other making group we encourage you to have multiple people hang out from one computer at one location. Sign up using this google form. Since we are tight on space, please only sign up if you are absolutely sure you can attend the hangout. We will have 2 people in the wait list for each night so if you sign up and end up not being able to attend please send me an e-mail so I can notify the wait list.
Topic by Carleyy | last reply
Just for no reason, here is a Google Earth KMZ file for the Instructables HQ. Includes a custom Instructables Robot icon! Yaaaaay! After download, be sure to rename the .tmp extension to .kmz. To use: Download the file, then double-click it to bring it up in Google Earth. To add it to your places: Click the plus sign next to the file (Under Temporary Places). Drag the Instructables HQ file on to My Places.
Topic by 1up | last reply
Searching for "boob" or other such words in the search bar makes/has google display porn adverts. This may block instructables due to cross-linking to porn sites. Why searching for boob? To make them of course! (Squishy Breast Stress Relief Toy). Which is borderline appropriate in some school/library networks - but linking to porn isn't. Can we filter these ad's out?
Topic by DELETED_Phill | last reply