Lets get Started! introduce yourselves.

Welcome to all things dangerous! i am the Group leader Aaron or gymnast. my faverote things to do are airsoft, pyro stuff, graffiti and a lot more. So Please introduce yourselves here.

Topic by gymnast 10 years ago

It is not letting anyone in!

Only 1 entry is in the contest, and mine isn't going in!

Topic by theburn7 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

House Boat (Suggestions/ideas/brainstorming/etc. I want everyone's opinion)

Okay! Summer project time. I've been collecting acid barrels from my dad's work. Each 55 gallon, plastic drum, is 35 inches high and 24 inches in diameter (90 x 60cm) can hold 460 pounds in fresh water. At the moment, I have 9 barrels. I get another every month, so by mid-springtime, I will have 12 barrels. My question to you, is how would you go about making a house boat, or floating platform. I don't have a specific use for it, just a place to get away with friends or by myself. I would like some kind of canopy. I live about 25 minutes away from the river I plan to set my boat on. A friend of mine has a decent sized trailer, and that is what we would haul it on. My other question is, would I have to have my house boat licensed, or 'labeled' to be legal? Thanks in advance, some sketches would be appreciated. :D

Topic by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Let's get making!

(THE FILTERS WOULDN'T LET ME THROUGH!!)Well, summer is almost here, and that means 2 months (in my case) of pure FREEEEDOM!!!!And what better way to spend the summer than catching up on a year and a half of making?Some things have happened back here, so I don't have as much freedom as I'd like. My grandfather is staying with us, so I don't have as much free time since I have to take care of him. Anyway, here's my checklist of things to make. If I make something, I will cross it out. My goal is to at least make 7 of these:Assassin's Creed Hidden bladeLearn to use BlenderMake an traditional animationLight TabletScreenprintingCardboard avatarPaper gunsTile pictureDragon EggMIB costumesGood Samaritan gun from HellboyLightsaberSun JarLED cubeE-bolaAnimatronic HandBike Lights* What about you guys? Got a list ready? Suggestions?

Topic by Keith-Kid 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

​Teachers! Let's Connect!

Hi, everyone! I'm Jess.Before joining the team here at Instructables, I was an Elementary STEM and ESE Teacher, and I have loved art and maker/DIY projects pretty much my entire life. Recently, I’ve seen some really awesome and inspiring projects and noticed that the authors were teachers, so I thought it would be cool to connect here and share what we're working on with other teachers who also love to tinker and make. I'm so excited to learn about what you all are up to and celebrate your crafty, techie, maker awesomeness! :DFeel free to say hi and share about the things you love to create or link to your most recent project in the comments below.

Topic by WeTeachThemSTEM 5 weeks ago  |  last reply 19 days ago

lets trade kits

I will trade for your random parts i mostly very big LED's or LED displays or any electronics you dont need that are in OK or acceptable condition for upcoming school science fair (don't live near radio shack) i will trade my electronics kit to you it includes.2-POSITION ROTARY SWITCH condition=mint about the size=of the tip of your thumb to the middle joint.3 pin stereo jack 2 peices condition=mintsize= of a nickel.mono and disk capacitor condition=OK (sightly scratched leads)1 film capacitor condition=mint1 resistor 260 Ohms condition=good1 toroid with copper wire 1 without condition=mintsize= 2cm in circumferencesize=a dimeIR RECEIVER FOR REMOTE CONTROL condition=okand 5 other unknown peices (sensors and capacitors)

Topic by albylovesscience 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Won't let me vote!

The other day, I was voting on some things, and i would check mine to see how many votes it had. All of a sudden, when I logged out, and logged back in, it wouldn't let me vote on anything. I would supply more info on the problem, but that's it. It just won't let me vote.

Topic by TheInventor 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Judging for Let It Glow! Extended!

The judging for the Let It Glow! contest has been extended to Midnight July 1, which is one day later than originally planned.Just for any of you who were clicking refresh every minute to see the results.(You know, not that I was.)

Topic by Bran 10 years ago

lets make a machine gun

Any ideas for a machine gun with a motor like this one

Topic by ropple07 12 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Photos for 'Let's Make...' intro

Hello, On the main page, large photos alternate with the words "Let's Make..." for various projects. I am curious about the image shown for the word 'clay'. I've scrolled all the clay contest entries, and clay Instructables, but cannot find the particular project for the photo. Help? Many thanks!

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

wont let me comment

Every time i try to comment its sais my session has expired or something so it takes me to a log in page and when i log in nothing comes up.

Topic by Jimmy Proton 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

it doesn't let me publish

I try to publish my work (Did all that was necessary, put pictures, title...) since two day but instructables always answer me "The servers are busy. Please wait a few minutes and try again" Can anybody help me pleaaaase ???

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

Let's talk mp3 player

I want to get a flash based mp3 player I was looking at this I want around an 8 GB, under $250ish any ideasP.S. anyone who remembers from this, my fish died, and he never had a name, but I'm guna get some new ones

Topic by TheCheese9921 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

it wont let me publish

I'm sure people have asked this a million times so if you can just point me in the direction of a solution please. when i press publish it just scrolls to the top of the page. and i checked the link that the publish button leads to, and it's the same url as the publish page. help? it's a decent instruct i promise!

Topic by gnargnar 11 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Let It Glow! Contest Winners

Instructables and Monkeylectric are happy to announce the winners of the Let It Glow! Contest. The competition for this one was pretty fierce. Some very creative and crafty people entered some amazing Instructables and will be providing inspiration to other makers for a long time to come. The efficient LED was the most common tool of illumination, but there were also glowing bulbs, EL wire, candles, and even algae. It was a good show put on by all.If you didn't win, we highly recommend you check out the prize, the m132s from Monkeylectric. The pictures of it are fantastic and it looks even better in person.OK, on with the winners! Third PrizeThe authors of these Instructables will each receive an LED Throwie kit and an Instructables Robot t-shirt. 1up Mario Candle Animate with light Audio Visual Art....FOTC Style Building your own ambient color lighting bars Goldie's Toxic Waste Barrels Grow Your Own Bioluminescent Algae How to make an Iron Man Arc Reactor Light Bar Ambient Lighting LED Disco Light in a Jar! The Lucid Dream Machine Model Rocket LED Glow Effects Razor Scooter Underglow Double Mod! Second Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive one (1) m132 bike wheel light, and an Instructables Robot t-shirt £5 Japanese lamp from recycled materials Animating Multilayered Engravings FlashBack - Backpack, Camelbak or Jersey Integrated LED Bike Flashers LED matrix using shift registers First Prize The authors of these Instructables will each receive a set of two (2) m132s bike wheel lights and an Instructables Robot t-shirt. how to add EL wire to a coat or other garment turn signal biking jacket

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Let Er Rip guys.

I just put a new Forum up on my server. I want to see what it's breaking point is and also would find it handy to get ANY feedback from it, I know there will be a couple things astrew on my forum, but for the most part it's your average SMF forum, with a little bit of work done to it to set up the settings to my likings and changed the theme.I know there are a malicious few that will stumble across my forum link (not necessarily members on this website), but I welcome the testing of my server's security, as I also need to know of any leaks.Also, aside from the testing aspect of my forum, I welcome new users, as I would like to have a user-base of more than 5-6 people, just makes things more exciting ya-kno? I plan to make computer utilities accessible to members and guests, however all other downloads are off limits to guests, you must register, although I haven't really got much to download, there are a couple things to see in there so far.I thank any one of you's who takes time to look this over for me.However, don't try any funny stuff with my ftp access or the rest of my system, as it's set up fairly well and tight and you'll most likely get yourself automatically banned, the Apache, mysql, and php however, I do not think are completely secure, like I said, do test it out.

Topic by Punkguyta 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Hey, let's invent this immediately!!!

OK folks, how hard can this possibly be?Yeah, yeah, I know. Probably REALLY hard. But if we all team up and combine our gray matter, can't we overcome any technological obstacle with our collective geekiness?I want to see an affordable, open-source doodad that can turn an LCD from a dead laptop into a working external flatscreen monitor. It should accept digital & analog signals and allow us all to hack up beautiful screens ready to embed in our brilliant projects, while keeping LCD's out of the landfill.punish3r valiantly went down this road: https://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Converted-to-2nd-Monitor/but then ended up "cheating" (his words, not mine) by using software that does most of the work (plus he started with a functional laptop!). Discussions I've read usually end with "you'd have to buy a controller for that specific LCD, which would cost almost as much as a regular flatscreen so what's the point?"I reject this (resting on my laurels of ignorance)! If a controller truly exists for every LCD on earth, don't they share lots of common features? And if so, can't we come up with a generic one that could be programmed or dip-switched or soldered or otherwise persuaded to play nice with any LCD on the playground? Even the weird one by the monkey bars who smells like cheese? (Sorry; stretched my metaphor too far and it broke)I envision a circuit board with PC or even TV "in," an amazingly versatile multi-pin adaptor or cable that would replace or connect to that flimsy little ribbon cable sprouting from the LCD. The board would have a USB plug for programming, and a chip smart enough to remember what you tell it. Some smart person will write a nifty app that talks to the board, and vast legions of techies across the globe (or rogue employees of the LCD manufacturers, perhaps?) will upload specs for all of their LCD panels that will be used by other smart people to create a profile for any given panel that can be dropped onto the board.It would have to be really low-cost to make sense, but I envision a cottage industry: package it up as a kit, or we could build goofy-looking monitors out of e-waste and sell them!Somebody else could probably strengthen the argument in favor of this invention by providing a list of terrible LCD ingredients that would be re-purposed out of our trash heaps and water supplies and cat food... I'll leave that up to the experts.What do you think, folks? Is this a pipe dream, or a viable idea? Either way, let's do it!(and if anybody manages to make one, I get dibs on a prototype!)Thanks for reading!Mike

Topic by mikecraghead 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

It wont let me comment on instructables?

It wont let me comment on instructables,groups,forums,or anything else   also i cant subscribe to people or submit an instructable it gets to the tips screen and i click      and nothing happens why  plz answer       if i still cant comment i will personal message u          

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

ok guys let's get started!

Ok guys let's start submitting instructables into the group and maybe even find more members. -PUMPKIN$

Topic by Pumpkin$ 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Let out the kid inside you

I was browsing around Youtube for some knex things and came across this video. It appears that knex aren't something that only kids can play with!

Topic by Mepain 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Won't let me publish a collection

I'm trying to publish my collection of bike Instructables, and I'm getting "Woops! Something went wrong!" Tried it a few times. Also some instructables are appearing twice, but not in the edit window. Halp!

Topic by tinyweasel 3 years ago

Let friends and family vote for me

I'm new to this site and couldn't find the answer to this question. I want to enter a contest next week. Is it illegal to ask my friends and family to make an account so they can vote for me? kind regards, Rubenrijst 

Topic by rubenrijst 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

FINISHED EXAMS !! Let the 'ibles roll !

Hi everyone, I finished my last exam today and now i have an 11 week holiday completely free (well -1 week for life-gaurd training :P) Im planning on making LOADS of instructables :D Who else has finished exams/school year ??

Topic by =SMART= 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

won't let me flag (as spam and such)

I recently tried to flag a couple of instructables as incomplete or spam, however when i click the "flag" button, nothing happens at all... I have done this before, and have not made any changes to my configuration since then. I have tried refreshing, and using ctrl+shift+R in firefox, as well as logging out and back in again already. I am using firefox Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv: Gecko/2008072820 Firefox/3.0.1

Topic by UltraMagnus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

OK, Let's clarify some things....

1) OK, I will clarify this after it confused me for so much time. For those of you who didn't know,Eric and canida are marriedI tell you this to help you avoid all the stuff I went through. I saw a lot of things that pointed towards this fact, but nothing actually confirmed it. I didn't have the courage to ask here, if I was wrong, the embarrassment would be too much.... So there.What happened to Stasterisk?Star Simpson is a girl that strapped a fake bomb to her and tried to go through an airport. It was a circuit board with play doh attached to it in certain spots. She is currently a student at MIT, which explains the website url. So if you want to get more of an idea of who this Star Simpson girl is. Check outthis pageAnd this ibles postMy name is BryantAlthough, I think Gorillazmiko made that quite clear. Get over it.

Topic by Keith-Kid 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

beat him or let him mercy? Answered

Ill start out saying that i can really pack a punch, when i was in 3rd grade these two kids were throwing rocks out me i charged at them planing to tackle him, the other one ran, but he held up fist so i lost control of myself so i just speared him them punched him 2 or 3 times in his solar plexus which he imddelyty was passed out so moved to his face and it took three or 4 techers to just get me off him, took 7 to calm me down, i promised never to do that to anyone ever again unless i was threatend, well these guys got me so angry that they even made other people, friends and other graders ignore me because the other people thinks its true, they did not threaten me fyi, so i dont know what to do they even made a person hit me  but me and him r kinda chill right now/ we keep r distance, but he was talking about my clothes and mocking me saying that i got from dollar general and then i said " well things all even out because you got your parents from ebay" then he said all no you did not just go there and he did cause it, but he turned AROUND TO EVEN MAKE SURE A TEACHER WAS NOT LOOKING AND PUNCHED MY RIGHT IN ME ADOMENAL i was getting ready to pounce back but remeberd my promise but didnt  but ill just get to the main point today coming back from the feild trip i had to use the restroom well the only one was the one on the bus, so i went there, not knowing i was being followed, and when i was their he/she blocked the door so i could get the door open so i was trapped there for (thankly to god) for only 10 minutes because the teacher came looking for me. but i think it was gage, who is APPERNLTY my friend and hes been really rude to me lately and to all my friends just because i dont just talk to him (i try to be nice to many people but they just talk smack about me sometime) so he even admitted and no i will not tell a teacher.

Question by DELETED_JAZ97 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

My computor will not let me download anything?

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

Editor doesn't let me upload pictures

The Instructables Editor doesn't let me upload pictures, Or browse for uploading...

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

Lets discuss our project interest here

Hello everyone, share your thoughts & ideas here..

Topic by ALP Electronic Innovation 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Please Instructables, for the love of jesus, give me a tool to message all my followers.  I have important information I need to share with them and no way to do it. 

Topic by Fuzzy-Wobble 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Site will not let you log out on ipad

On my ipad in the top right corner where it says 'You' when I tap it and tap something in the list that shows up, it disappears and pulls up whatever add was in back of it. ):

Topic by Finbelle 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

PDF Instructables are great - let's have more!

I think it's great that we're able to download a PDF version of our 'Ibles, but it seems to only work with recently-published ones. Is it possible to convert old Instructables to PDFs also? Thanks for looking into this.

Topic by LanceMakes 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Please, release me; let me go...

Yesterday, I posted a long comment, with clear, cogent, and on-topic content, to a forum topic which was specifically addressed to me. It is now more than 25 hours later, and my reply is still trapped in whatever antiscientific purgatory it was banished. If it's not going to be released, could someone on staff post a comment to that effect in the forum topic, so that the OP and others know they aren't going to get an answer.

Topic by kelseymh 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What's with people not letting others post guns????

I've recently seen comments from people who want to post other people's guns.  Most of the time, it ends up in a denial and everybody is upset.  Someone went ahead and posted the rectangle (giving 100% credit to oodalumps), and got complaints of not asking permission. Here is what I have to say about this:  If people won't let you post their guns for them, make a gun that fires like their gun, but make it original and different from theirs so they can't complain about asking for permission when you post.  Make sure it performs similar or better to the other gun too.  The reason I posted my OMEN XR was because nobody could post the rectangle, so I decided to give them something else to build that works the same, but is designed differently.

Topic by DJ Radio 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

First project completed...now let's expand it!

My wife is interested in ghost hunting shows like TAPS and Ghost Hunters International. She even joined a local Paranomal Society. The first thing she wanted to buy was an EMF detector for a whopping $175. Now, I don't believe in ghosts, but I support my wife, so instead of buying her an OTS EMF detector, I decided to build her this one. Thanks Computergeek! Oddly, the first thing that popped into my head when I finished building the Arduino EMF detector was a quote from Keano Reeves from Point Break, "I caught my first tube today....Sir." It's appropriate though, in the sense that he was just getting started in the bank robbery investigations. I'm pretty happy with this build...I had a couple of issues in hardware and code that I was able to troubleshoot myself. And it all works! So this was pretty easy, even for a newbie. Now, what I want to do is add a data logger that records values to flash memory. You can probably see where I'm going with this (as a non-believer). If you remove the human element from the situation, is there still paranomal activity? Or put another way, if a tree falls down in the middle of the forest and no one is around to hear it...does it still make noise? If anyone has any ideas, tips, or suggesstions, I'd love to hear them. Thanks for a great online community! LorienD  

Topic by LorienD 8 years ago

Let's Make a Mini MIT Cheetah - (Prototype)

Hello Everybody,  I am Ayush from India.  I am Building a Mini MIT Cheetah Robot Just Similar as the Big one.  Will Fewer Functions due to Size. I will be using a Raspberry Pi 3 or Zero as a Motherboard and Micro Servos for Leg Motion. I have Studied the Very most Videos of MIT Cheetah Robot and i am very much Inspired ! But Due to Lack of a Team and Financial Back Support ,  i am lacking in building it... I will 3D Print Out most of the Parts and Just Before the Final protoType I will Offer Every Hacker / Programmer/ Developer / Student / Enthusiast to Bring his/ Her own Cheetah to Life! This will be a Very Long Development Proccess as we will have to add most of the Features! Facial Detection, Push Sensors, Touch Sensors, Motion Sensors, Gyro , Accelerometer, Ultra sound Sensor. and We will make some Cool Algorithms too!  The Plus Point will be that Until i come to my Final Prototype i will stop using the Modules but will make an Complete Pcb!  Therefore The Size will Reduce! My Design Planing for now is length 15cm - 25cm But will try to make it more smaller! All I Need is a Team and Financial Support! I Have Attached my Very Basic Start Prototype Design! :) Get Involved or Support by   Contacting me Through: LINE App ( Mobile) - My User ID - 'ayushtech' E-Mail - hobbyists.stop@gmail.com Thank You, Ayush Always Love the Instructables Community!

Topic by Ayush Sharma 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

a website that will let upload a photo and let you decide how many "pieces" to cut it into and save as a pdf to print,

I found a website a few years ago that would allow you to upload a single photo and let you decide how many "pieces" to cut it into and save that as a pdf for you to print, i want to use a photo of my wife and I to "cut" into about 12 8X10's and frame each one to make up the original photo 1photo cut into 12 pieces to make up a large overall photo of the original any help with this?

Question by mrbaker060705 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

won't let me leave a comment on my itouch? Answered


Question by XxAwesomexX 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

It won't let me change my settings, help?

Question by CornK4keKill3r 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Let's vote for the Lego Kne'x look a like Contest

If i am right there haven't been any of these in the past. But there are some really nice guns that really look like the real thing. Or a game inspired idea. Or planes like my one, cars and lot of other idea's. Let's how i am not the onlyone that likes this idea let's see

Topic by ferrari484 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Lets see if this forum counts from the get go

Every time a new forum subject is introduced, the counters fail to work. Has this been fixed ?

Topic by steveastrouk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

why wont it let me make another instructable?

I went on Instructable but it dosent say Make Instructable i have a great instructable to make but it wont say it! please help

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

How to let something spin in water without moving ? Answered

Ok, first ill explain what I have built, and excuse me if it already exists, I can't even think of how to google/name it. A can floats in water, there is a candle in the can. On top of the can there is a propeller which is stuck to the can. The hot air rises and lets the fan (and therefore the whole can) spin. The power is very little and the can tends to move to a side of the bowl and that friction stops it. Is there a balance problem ? Is the not perfect propeller working like a sail and therefore pushing it to the side ? What could I do to let the can stay perfectly in the middle while spinning ? Thanks in advance.

Question by DaanV1 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Ok, it's Chicago, lets work with local materials.

What I know we have lots of that's just sitting around not being used: Cattails Phragmites Railroad ties Bricks Buckthorn Newsprint I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff.... but list more materials here and we'll get working on it.

Topic by Hyperviking 12 years ago

Why isn't it letting me publish my instructable?

Today I have finished creating a instructable on how to make chocolate spiders. On the final stage before publishing it I added my keywords in, entered a contest and so forth then I clicked on publish and it wouldn't let me . So then I went back to preview my instructable and waited for all my photos to be loaded completely. Added the keywords again and entered the contest and it still comes up with this error. What am I doing wrong can someone help please?  

Question by Easter Egg Hack 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Old instructable needs to be unpublished, but it won't let me.

I have a couple of instructables that I need to unpublish (not delete). But when I try to unpublish it, it won't let me, saying that since it was entered in a contest, you have to remove it from the contest before unpublishing it. The said contests have been over for a long time now, and I don't want these instructables sitting around anymore. Can someone help me?

Topic by Tomcat94 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Lets make the longest comment ever of no meaning at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Type as long of a comment as you can and it doesnt have to have a meaning go!

Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Should I let my son buy headphones? Answered

My sons birthday came and I bought him a cellphone and have him $50. We went shopping for a little while and pointed out some brand new gaming headphones that were $50. I said no because they were too much for a  headset and that I was teaching him a life lesson. He is an avid gamer so it disappointed him. What should I do? 

Question by solarblade90 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Is there a dremel bit that will let me drill holes in brass? Answered

I am looking to drill holes into the side of a 3/4" brass hose cap so that I can attach it to a piece of leather. I need to know the easiest way to accomplish this and if I can buy a dremel bit to do the job, that would make it even easier. Also, what kind of lubricant should I use for cutting into metal like this? Thank you for your time

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

Why wont my arduino let me upload ? Answered

Hi there, I have had my dumilanove for a few weeks now and i have suddenly started getting an error when trying to upload to the board I have not added or removed, or changed any settings that im aware of here is the error code: avrdude: stk500_getsync(): not in sync: resp=0x30 avrdude: stk500_disable(): protocol error, expect=0x14, resp=0x51 Also when i push the reset button on the board, the led on pin 13 doesn't light, but it used to. I have a sad feeling this is to do with the bootloader my pc spec is below: Windows 7 64-bit 4gb ram 2ghz 1 mb l2 chache - AMD Athlon II X2 M300, Running arduino 0022 Please could someone help me, Thank you!

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