HTTP error

Hi Guys, I am trying to  upload some sketchuop files to an 'ible and I keep getting the message HTTP error once they have uploaded. can you help? john

Topic by hogthrob   |  last reply phishing?

Http:// looks suspicious. Phishing. I ended up on that page via google. Someone wants to steal logins and passwords.

Topic by PawelR   |  last reply

Getting HTTP error on upload

Help! :-) I'm trying to upload a Lego Digital Designer file (.lxf, 18.7kb) and an excel file (.xlsx, 82kb) and I keep getting an HTTP Error. Nothing else is specified about the error. I was able to upload a .jpg to the same instructable.

Topic by FLL_Flaming_Cows   |  last reply

How to config http proxy sever?

I wanna use irc cient on my old cellphone.After set up irc sever ( and port (6667). My phone require "use HTTP proxy sever"(because my phone dont support socket).I seach in internet but i cant find any avaiable wapHTTPsever for my phone.Please help me.... This is connect setting of my cellphone: Name :VIETTEL WAP Session mode: permanent security : off data bearer: GPRS GPRS access point : v-wap IP: Authentication type: Normal Login type: Auto User name: mms Password : Thanks !!!

Question by login721 

Error adding new collection

Hi, Just tried to add a project to a collection but got the follwoign error message: XMLHttpRequest cannot load Response to preflight request doesn't pass access control check: No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource. Origin '' is therefore not allowed access. The response had HTTP status code 405.

Topic by hugh_waters 

Report FB Registration Bug

Hello, I've registered with Facebook some time ago and now I've tried to update my personal data when I found out that you have a problem with the link to the personal website of your users profiles. That link, if absent, becomes the facebook page when someone registers with FB, but still you duplicate the "http://http://" part (see photo in attachment).      I am a web developer and that is like my job, so I suppose you've simply hardcoded the first "http://" and then forgot to make the check if the url contains the same "http" string, as in the register-with-facebook case.  Keep up the good work, I love Instructables and I hope my feedback will help you. Igor

Topic by igor.radomirov 

A New Ultimate Resource for Recommended System Specs!

I found this new website for all you gamers and system builders out there that provides really good recommended system specs with price breakdowns and vendors! Now I can stop bugging my buddies each time I want to get a new system!

Topic by tom.needer 

Camping and Vandwelling Tips

My goal is to share free information and tips on saving money on travel, camping and much more

Topic by sturtle1   |  last reply

Excel File Upload- Possible? Impossible?

It does not appear possible to upload excel files (with or without Macros). Can any user point me to some sort of "official" documentation on this point either way? (Have tried multiple browsers at multiple times of day) I've made a timing system for sports races using RFID and Excel, and the Instructable is pretty pointless without the Excel file.

Topic by edmondslibrarian   |  last reply HTTPS configuration Issues

I'm somewhat disappointed that a site like this hasn't moved over to https by default, especially for the login form / while logged in. Further, when manually initiating https connections to I get a certificate error as you're using a certificate for, and mixed content warnings about things coming through unencrypted.  Is there any plan to correct the https configuration of the site?

Topic by mindtesterdev   |  last reply

Arduino and publishing data online

Hi. I am preparing to start an Arduino project, simple one for now, that consist in reading temperature data and publishing it on the internet. I did in the past some info search on the topic of sending information to an online server where I could see the data. I had a list of several free sites that provide a simple way thru a url + a key to send information to the database. That was what I did want because that way I didn’t have to build, code an http server and so on. Now comes the part I need some help. I had a problem with my pc and lost most of my information, I know BACKUPS, but I didn’t have bookmark’s stored and lost all of them. Try to google for free online http data providers I just can’t find any. I want to send http code to a server using url + key + data and get that information publish on a site with graphs, etc. Can anyone point some sites that I can do that or other ways to get the same result? Thx for your time and help. Best, Serpa

Topic by LuisS94   |  last reply

Won't upload an .ino file. I'm getting a HTTP Error message.

Hi, I tried many times to upload an .ino file (arduino code) into my unpublished Instructable and I'm getting a 'HTTP Error' message. I'm using Google Chrome on Windows 7, 64-bit. thanks.

Topic by xLisax   |  last reply

IoT data logger for large file transfers - what protocol to use? (FTP, HTTP, MQTT, …)

Hi there, We manufacture CAN bus data loggers for use in e.g. cars, trucks etc.The logger records data to an SD card. When the logger is in range of a WiFi/Cellular hotspot, it will start pushing the data to a specified server. The files will be ½-20 MB in size and need to be transferred frequently (e.g. every few seconds). A user can have 100-300 loggers deployed, all sending data to the server simultaneously. Today, we handle this using the FTP protocol. It’s been a simple solution that most users understand.However, we fear it’s not future proof and we’d like to look into other options (e.g. HTTP, MQTT) - in particular also to enable easy transfers to e.g. Amazon/Google cloud servers.A few questions that we’d like input on:What do you believe would be the best protocol for the case described above? Do you have any examples of use cases, APIs, open source code etc. in such applications? If we switch from FTP to another protocol, is there a way to keep it simple for our “less techy” users that do not use e.g. Amazon/Google servers, but just their own PCs?Thanks a ton for your inputs! Martin

Question by MartinF124 

Show & Tell at Mike and Molly's House

Instructables author spike3579, has launched a new Show & Tell feature on his site, Mike And Molly's House. Show and Tell is a swap meet for ideas and projects where the currency is inspiration.  The premise is to highlight how we all manage our day-to-day lives in an improvised manner, and to celebrate creativity, resourcefulness and inspiration in all mediums whether it’s making, baking, growing or living. So share your ideas for creative solutions to make everyday life a little easier, more special, or just more fun, every Monday with Mike and Molly.  I did!  It was easy!  And it's a great way to check in with the maker community to see what's going on and get inspired.  

Topic by scoochmaroo

Https://  This may be a project for me soon. Steel, tho. Not plastic.

Topic by Toga_Dan   |  last reply

HTTP error while uploading files

Hey ,  The file upload is not working for me - It keeps showing http error.  One time it showed - IO error  I cannot attach the screen shot to this report as well. It show upload error 407 Also the old uploader is not available in the instructable page I am behind school ntlm proxy. Dont know if that is the reason. Alex

Topic by echoalex   |  last reply

can this but used in the usa? Answered

Http:// would i need a converter or something or would it not work

Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak   |  last reply

atmega32u4 vs atmega328?

How am I limited (or not limited) by using ATMega32u4 instead of ATMega328 with my Arduino? I want my sketch to perform a simple "echo" of a code it receives, does ATMega32u4 allow me to do this? Here is the datesheet of ATMega32u4:

Question by DELETED_MakiY2 

what are the requirements to make a business server host a web site from the company to the World Wide Web?

I would like to host a web site requiring a server to host as Hyper Text Trasfer Protocol World Wide Web, what are my needed components and hardware to host from a 300TB  server?

Question by shoyru_master_11   |  last reply

Can't save profile website url with https://

Hi, I'm trying to add a profile URL at the settings page. Our website is https only, but if I add an URL starting with "https://", then after save the "http://" part will be added to the front of the URL, resulting in something like "http://". Attached screenshot after saving. I don't think it's a system issue, but anyways, same experience both with Firefox 39.0 and Chromium 44.0.2403.107, on Arch Linux 64-bit. The problem is at on the Settings tab. Cheers!

Topic by taipeihackerspace   |  last reply

Instructables doesn't use HTTPS for its logins

I just noticed instructables doesn't use https for its logins, which is terribly insecure.  You should secure at least your login (and preferably the whole site)

Topic by zkus 

Is this possible? Answered

It looks cool, but it's fake. i want it though

Question by milkywaybar   |  last reply

Bad link?

I received an email (in my yahoo account) saying I had a new comment and to click the link I posted in the topic to view it. When I click it (or copy past the link) I get sent to this login pg:;=/you/backtalkWhen I enter my login info it just takes me back to the same login page. If I log in (in another window) I can get to my instructables inbox but it's empty. Something seems really screwed up.

Topic by flyerd1   |  last reply

Joule thief from Answered

The joule thief from this website was the first working one I built, mainly because I'd favoured one without a tapped inductor. Anyway, I pulled it out a couple of days ago, and started poking around with it. I noticed that if I put a 10uf  (or maybe it was 1uf or 100uf, sorry, I don't remember) capacitor in parallel with the 0.001uf capacitor, the LED would start to flash. this would not happen with any other value however. Why does this happen? P.S: I've heard that this joule thief is poorly designed. Is this true?

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Can someone please make the device discussed below? According to researchers at Cambridge University, EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) users must be even more aware of all charges applied to their accounts than ever before. They claim that there is an integral defect in EMV’s chip-and-PIN validation protocol for debit and credit cards. Subsequently, a machine can be built to alter and obstruct communications between a card and a point-of-sale terminal. The reason for alarm is that the terminal can be tricked into receiving a false PIN verification. Although there has been no record of this happening in the UK as of yet, researchers have created this hacking device in an attempt to illustrate the flaw. They were able to trick  a card reader into validating transactions, without correct  PIN numbers, with certified cards from six issuers including  Barclaycard, Co-operative Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, HSBC and John Lewis. The researchers contend that it does not take a rocket scientist to make such a device. The financial attacker could carry the device in a backpack with wires running down a sleeve, to connect to the stolen valid card and the terminal. Basically the device would override the verify PIN instruction dictated by the terminal, causing it to respond with the 0×9000 PIN verification code that allows the transaction to go through, even though the PIN is incorrect, therefore giving the attacker full access to your money. Although this is a frightening scenario, there are ways for you, the consumer, to protect yourself. Always keep constant watch over your bank statements and look out for possible fraudulent charges. If you happen to lose your card, get in contact with your bank immediately to cancel it.

Topic by un.kassa1 

If I go to the below Instructable, I get logged out, and cannot download


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Trying to use relays with a electronic momentary to latching converter. Relays are tripping the latching converter?

I am trying to use this devise,   to turn on a relay attached to a positive wire from a blinker can that sends the signal to the corresponding light. I have two in parallel so I can turn on and off a LH and a RH light with a momentary switch. (can't use a regular on off switch). It works perfectly when attached to its own power supply. I am using this in on a 12 volt system that has some other relays running various things in the system. when I hook this into the system, even directly from the battery, activating the other relays turns the relays on attached to this devise. I suspect it to be noise since it works great on its own power supply. I Tried running the power lead through a resistor and capacitor to help isolate the loop but didn't work. This is stretching my understanding of electricity. What I think I am looking for is how to wire this to isolate it's power +/- circuit from the rest of the system. Otherwise suggestions on how to trouble shoot. I know it is best to add a diagram but I don't know how to make one.

Question by msumrell   |  last reply

Firesleeve(Silicone Coated Fibreglass Sleeve)

Firesleeve(Silicone Coated Fibreglass Sleeve) 1)Silicone rubber coated fiberglass sleeve(sleeving) - Protects hoses, cables and wires. from molten metal splash, high heat hazards and occasional exposure to flame, in steel plants, glass plants, foundries, cutting and welding shops and wherever hoses, cables and wires may be exposed to high heat or occasional flame. Fireproof sleeve also may be used to insulate your race cars plumbing system. 2)Continuous protection to 500F, short term exposure thru 2200F Extremely flexible and conformable through out entire size range at temperatures -65F thru 500F. 3)Impede heat radiation of flame 4)Protect operator from burning by hot pipe 5)Impede heat lost and favor to saving energy 6)Moisture-proof, water-proof, resistance to oil and pollution 7)Color: red and blue mainly. 8)Bore diameter(mm):15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80,90,100,110,120,130;(Sizes from 1/4" I.D. to 6" I.D.) Yancheng Hengsheng Insulation Co.,Ltd Web: Email: Tel :+86-139-61986280 Fax : +86-515-88430696

Question by firesleeve 

Can't Publish Error "please use an allowed HTTP method!

When I try and save my instructable to I receive the message "Please use an allowed HTTP method".  I have powered off my phone and even tried to create another instructable.  I need to get it downloaded tonight.

Topic by Tcdevine   |  last reply Cool new site to showcase your computer!

I found this cool new site. It is sorta social networking site where people share their computers and share and discuss ideas. I normally don't like social networking sites but this one seems pretty good. They just got up on their feet so I thought I would help them out by spreading the word on them. So give a try. Here is my profile page;=YT95HtuskvE%3d

Topic by CowGuy 

Why couldn't I enter in this url - http://your.raspberrypi.ip.address:5050

I need this url for making a echo. But it didn't work. Please help.

Topic by fairuj   |  last reply

what kind of braid is this ?

I saw this video on youtube, and this type of braid is new to me, i know the typical survival braid, but it would be different to have one that looked like this.... 

Question by CarpeDiem1991   |  last reply

Internet Television

PCs and Television these days.  A quick look at how the Internet is taking over television. By connecting an Internet connected PC to your television, you can download TV shows, movies, etc. (How to connect a TV to a PC) DVI Cable S-Video Cable VGA Cable   TV is moving to the Internet, examples..;=1;=0     Web TV Sites (let me know if you know more!)     (Net TV Guides)

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Coming soon.

Topic by bakenbitz   |  last reply

Too many forums

There are too many forums. Here are some popular forums I've found. Please list more forums and we can create a master list of them.forums

Topic by starwing123   |  last reply

Cannot load:

Cannot load: Just loads to a blank page for me....

Topic by SuddleD   |  last reply

How can I do the Cord Lamp from ?

I´m in love with this lamp, and I´d like someone help me to do a copy. This is the original . and this is my blog whit the same question, but in spanish.

Question by tururu   |  last reply

Anyone interested in making one of these?

Anyone interested in making one of these...?

Question by GoDu2   |  last reply Answered

I am a pro member not able to download this document from this link. The problem was said to be resolved last year but it isn't. Can anyone help?

Question by mkiker   |  last reply

Atmel 89 series programmer, (

Has anyone made it work? can u help me? and also can it be connected via usb? coz i'm really having a hard time making it.

Question by No-Shi-De   |  last reply

I got comments on

  ..." I've added to your ke-words to make the project show up in more searches, but you are stuck with the original url, unless you can talk one of the admins into changing it for you. ..... Admin can you change my URL?

Question by KresimirPregernik   |  last reply

Malware from in Instructables comment?

PMbeartoe 's comment(Jul 28, 2011. 8:30) on Solar Hot Air Balloon Message-in-a-Bottle instructable referred to I used it for a search.  Shortly afterwards my wife use google. The google results page would not scroll. and also a google security update was suggested. I accepted the update and Microsoft Security Essentials immediately warned of malware and cleaned the just installed files from the downloads folder. A scan was advised and actioned.  Backdoor:Win32/IRCbot.EW (Aliases: Suspect-AC!E30DD121029B (McAfee)    WORM_PUSHBOT.SMA (Trend Micro)    Trojan.Win32.Swisyn.ajmj (Kaspersky) ) had been detected in  ...\Downloads\Google_Security_Update9.2b.exe Can any one advise if the malware came with scroogle?

Question by davatr   |  last reply Cannot add new video instructables

This has been mentioned in a couple of spots, but I still cannot add new video instructables.  When I paste in the embedded code for the youtube video and update the page, it goes to "" page.  I have tried:    - with the new and old style embedded code.   - on Windows 7-64 bit with IE, firefox, & chrome   - on Windows XP-32 bit with IE I cannot edit any of my existing or pending instructables since the video embedding area is graying out my screen and it just says "updating".  (my 3 pending ones are failed attempts at uploading which are now stuck and I can't delete them!!!)  I don't know when the problem started since the last instructable I posted was on 9/19.  (which I can't edit now)

Topic by web4deb   |  last reply

I want to add an interactive forum page on the website Answered

Need help in step by step method to create the forum page where visitors may ask questions and the same answered online by the owner of the site. Appreciate any help offered. Thank you.

Question by leathermall   |  last reply

I just saws this: RGB led strip...

 can I use ardunio to build something like it? I am pretty new to ardunio but it seems like I should be able to copy some of the functionality of the cosmic color ribbon from that website. I am interested in making a tether for a weather ballon, say 50ft or so...

Question by adampog   |  last reply

block trigger knex gun list

Well we cant get in to mepains list so i posted it here.!/!!!/*NEW*-magazine-system/

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