losing nerf darts

Any one have any suggestions on how not to lose darts? cuz i just hate that!

Topic by nerfer192 11 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How to lose weight fast?

Hello there.. I’m preparing for a company team building in famous resort here, but i'm really concerned with my big tummy. This really spoils my day whenever i think about it! How can I lose weight without starving my self? Anybody there who can help me??? Thanks!

Topic by meetscottewart01 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Bug? Instructable losing views.

One of my instructables, decided to lose 100 views or so on it's own on both the 'ible stat and my published page, for no apparent reason.  I only noticed as gmjhowe and I are in a views race so I've been paying particular attention to them but it's definitely and odd problem.

Topic by killerjackalope 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Does anybody else lose image quality while posting pictures on an instructable? Is it just me? Answered

I this seems to happen to other people or if it is just me, would anybody happen to know a way to fix it?

Question by young skipper 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Are Americans Losing Touch with DIY Skills?

Click for Full Story*Link Fixed*Science-fiction author Robert A. Heinlein once wrote: "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."...Are hands-on skills — building things, fixing things, operating machines and so on — really in decline?...Does this matter? And if people are becoming less mechanically handy, is that so bad? I think so — and not just because specialization is for insects.We don't all have to be MacGyver, but from time to time all of us will face problems that can't be addressed with a laptop and a cellphone. In a genuine emergency, having some basic manual skills could be the difference between surviving comfortably and being totally helpless.That is a very interesting article. What do you think about it?

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

I don't want to lose her Answered

 I made friends with a girl in my neighbourhood but she started acting funny when I started showing a friendly attention which she understood differently ,so  she started pulling away so I chased I chase her but that wasn't  my intentions so I called her and told her I liked her just as a friend ,that very evening I met her cousin who lived in the same house and since then I cant stop thinking of her(cousin) but things became tense between the two of them because of me and (cousin) had to pull away even ignoring my calls ....they live together ,school together ,they practically do everything together ,plus there are five other girls in the house...plss help me

Question by Helpmeplse 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Is it possible to make the magnets lose it magnetic field permanently? Answered

I know magnets can lose its magnetic properties if exposed to heat, but is there a way to make the magnets permanently lose its magnetic fields?

Question by Plasmana 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Lost item finder?

Is there some instructable for this? Basically, just a penny sized sticker that can be placed on any item. If lost, then a device could easily scan for them (5 feet radius range, maybe) I've searched for systems like this, but they're all expensive.  It should be pretty simple, maybe passive RFID tags, and some kind of device that detects if it is closer or farther. I've checked on reader, but any cheap ones are in the $160 range and 3 inch distance. Long distance ones are like 500 and above. Except readers aren't really necessary. There isn't really any information that needs to be read. Just a way to tell if the signal is closer. Something like that could probably made in the $20 range but i wouldn't know I'm asking cause I lost the memory card for my camera (case and all). It was sitting on a desk, then it wasn't. It had some vacation photos that i hadn't transfered to PC yet. It was a grueling search, and I couldn't find it.  At some point in our lives, everyone needs something like that. Losing something important sucks, expensive or not.

Topic by alester333 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

The Transition to Veganism

Hey Everyone! The question of the week is: "What is the easiest way to transition from a carnivorous, fast-food diet to veganism"? Be sure to check out my new enstructable, "The Hearty Vegan: From Confused Carnivore to Voracious Vegan" tomorrow!  Thanks for your answers!

Topic by murf73 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Entry Moderating Time

How long does it take for them to decide wether my contest entry should be accepted or not? I submitted entry "A" to contest "A", and I submitted entry "B" to contests "B", "C", and "D" only an hour after entry "A". Entry "A" got accepted into contest "A" in 17 hours, entry "B" got rejected from contest "B" in 20 hours, and it's been over 2 days and I have not heard anything about contests "C" or "D".  How long will this process take? 

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

why are my fiddlers losing their claws and legs?

All my male fiddlers are losing their claws and legs. I've had them for quite a while, about 6 months, and I purchased them at Walmart. Could it be age related, or a problem with the water?

Question by ellymae2 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Losing rollover comments when images are small? Answered

I've got images in my instructable with rollover comments. Two questions: 1.  what exactly are those called? 2.  when the image is shrunk on the instructible, it doesn't show the rollovers for the image.  Is there a way to make them show up? In this screenshot of https://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Sturdy-1-Hour-Quadcopter All three images have comments, but the overlays don't show up in the smaller images. Many TIA!

Question by marhar 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Why am I losing my changes?

Editing an unpublished instructable, every so often I discover that the changes I've been making have disappeared, and I have a previous version of my text. I save often, and the autosave also saves often. Despite this, an obsolete version of the text may suddenly appear, and most unwelcome it is too. I'm on OSX 10.5, running Firefox. Occasionally, doing a Google query for instance, I get asked if I really want to navigate away from the current page, and I back off, opening a new tab instead. This evening, when my session expired, the Bot offered to take me to the login page but immediately raised the "navigate away" warning. I opened another tab and logged in there, then returned to my work which seemed okay. It was a few edits after that that all my new work disappeared. What can I do, if saving isn't enough to preserve my work?

Topic by Larry Breed 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

how to reset the forgotten password without losing data?

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

Our puppy is losing a tooth. Do I pull it?

It's a side tooth and handing on by the skin. Do we pull it or let it fall out? I tried to pull it a bit but it's not giving.?

Question by sekrt8gnt 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

What would cause a brushed motor to lose strength? Answered

Hi gang, My wife used her mixer to make two pounds of dough for years, but recently the motor would struggle and eventually stop.  The only way to use the mixer now is to make smaller batches of dough. I took a look under the hood, and all seems OK.  The brushes on the motor are clean and making good contact, the cooling fan moves air over the motor as it should, all the gears were well lubricated and moved freely, nothing was broken. What made the motor lose it's mojo?  Is there a way for me to make it strong again?

Question by Morgantao 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Why are some of us losing the ability to view the instructables?

When I view an instructable I see all steps and clicking on the multiple pictures shows them.  When Dad tries he gets just a step at a time and when clicking the multiple pictures in a step to view them he gets a message saying he has to become a Pro member (which I am not either).

Question by n0ukf 8 years ago

Is aluminium lose its electrical conductivity when it is oxidised ? Answered

I have a soil moisture probe that is generally use for gardening projects. So I read some articles that tell about oxidation of this probes in a week. I wanna make soil moisture sensors that I can use it in my experiments and you know inexpensiveness is important rule of DIY :). I planned to use aluminium plates as resesitive soil moisture sensor but I have still some doubt that oxidation of aluminium affects to conductivity or not ?  I will use the sensors for a year or at least 7-8 months. So I worry that couldn't measure soil moisture properly.

Question by JeoleX 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

I think I am starting to really lose it....

I was building the "Evasive Beeping Thing" from Make. A search through all of my "parts" finally got me resistors and caps of approximately the correct values I wanted *even though they are not specified in the article :-( ". After nearly a fortnight, I finally was ready to test it. hooked up a nine volt battery, and.....nothing. Fearing the worse, I touched the 555 IC...and it was hot as blazes. 2 days of inspecting the circuit and trying to make sure no shorts were occurring, I finally gave up and unsoldered the whole thing. I then through together a quick 555 timer circuit using an ic socket, in order to test if I had destroyed my IC. That didn't work at first (but just in case, I tried a 555 I knew was good, and that did work). Just before throwing out the assumed defunct 555, I looked at it under a brighter light (and low and behold, on the IC was written in very small worn type: 741. It was an op-amp ! I could have screamed....*sigh*. Oh well, at least I got a tester out of the deal LOL *sigh*

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

Are we losing you guys? LOL The organization seems a little out of balance these days. :)

Are we losing you guys? LOL The organization seems a little out of balance these days. :)

Question by Attmos 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

What do you do if you are losing all your friends just because of the person you love?

What am i saposed to do if im losing all my friends just because of the guy i love,?

Question by ♥143BaBy♥ 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

does salt water lose its conductivity over time? Answered

A water bottle of salt water would be conductive. if it were to set there for a year or so will it still be conductive. assuming you shake it around a bit to remix the settled salt

Question by ismael01 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Sanding wood smooth without losing rustic saw marks

I've searched for an answer but can't find one. Hoping someone can help me out with this. I recently picked up some old wood boards, about 3" thick, 4' long, and a foot wide. They're fairly old and have that warm weathered look of old raw wood. On one side you can see the nice circular saw marks from when they were milled. They're also very splintery, and I got plenty of splinters when I moved them. My goal: preserve their rustic beauty while making them into usable wood for furniture. I want the surface smooth enough that splinters aren't an issue. How can I sand the boards so they are smoother a micro level, but don't lose the beautiful saw marks? Ideally I'd keep that weathered color, but I suspect I'll lose at least some of that due to sanding and will have to fake it with stain. Thanks a ton for any help! Josh

Topic by joshme 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Losing user information? "You haven't joined any groups."

So I went to my profile to get the link to a group, and discovered that all of my group memberships have been lost :-(  It says, Manage Your Groups You haven't joined any groups. Explore groups to find one you like! I hope this can be fixed, both for me and for anyone else who has lost data from their profile.

Topic by kelseymh 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

why does my arduino lose power on led5-led7? Answered

When i use my simple led chaser program led5-led7 lose power and are very dim. all leds have different pins, same ground ,and the same resistors here is the code can you tell me what is wrong thank you int led1 = 8; int led2 = 9; int led3 = 10; int led4 = 11; int led5 = 3; int led6 = 4; int led7 = 2; void setup() { pinMode (led1, OUTPUT); pinMode (led2, OUTPUT); pinMode (led3, OUTPUT); pinMode (led4, OUTPUT); } void loop () { digitalWrite(led1, HIGH); delay(99); digitalWrite(led1, LOW); delay(99); digitalWrite(led2, HIGH); delay(99); digitalWrite(led2, LOW); delay(99); digitalWrite(led3, HIGH); delay(99); digitalWrite(led3, LOW); delay(99); digitalWrite(led4, HIGH); delay(99); digitalWrite(led4, LOW); delay(99); digitalWrite(led5, HIGH); delay(99); digitalWrite(led5, LOW); delay(99); digitalWrite(led6, HIGH); delay(99); digitalWrite(led6, LOW); delay(99); digitalWrite(led7, HIGH); delay(99); digitalWrite(led7, LOW); delay(99); }

Question by harry88 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


If I upgrade to Firefox 3.0 will I lose all my bookmarks and personalizations? I want to upgrade but I don't want to lose my stuff. HELP!!!

Topic by Lego man 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

everyone look here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone on instructables, do not change your avatar or go to change image and click update. you will lose your avatar. i repeat, do not change your avatar or go to change image and click update. you will lose your avatar. you have been warned.

Topic by dsman195276 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Is there a way to turn my Google account into a YouTube account without losing data?

I've had problems with making a YouTube channel for quite some time.  I watch, like, and subscribe with my Gmail account, But I want to start uploading videos, and commenting. When I open a real YouTube account, I start from scratch, meaning that I lose everything. I don't want this :( Is there any way to turn my existing Google account into a YouTube Channel, without losing all my data? Thanks,      Yonatan

Question by Yonatan24 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

What would cause a fresh, tree-ripened lemon to lose it's flavor?

A friend recently gifted me with a dozen beautiful lemons, picked right from his trees.  I juiced a couple and got nearly 1/2 cup from each lemon but the juice tastes almost nothing like lemons.  The flavor is remotely citrus but not at all what a lemon is supposed to taste like. What would cause this? Does anyone know?

Question by bajablue 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

I'm Make's weekend project!

Hooray! First person to post my name loses

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

ne1 here

HELP@!! I don't want to lose all the work, and i am using your spell checker

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

Would a Flat-Screen or a Big Chunky TV work best with the Nintendo Wii? Answered

 If we keep our Big Chunky, we lose space. If we get a Flat Screen, do we lose quality or anything else? I have heard somewhere before that Flat Screens don't work very well with the Wii ? 

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

How can you increase the range of a servo without losing the positioning feedback system?

I am trying to use them for the joints of a robotic arm. I have the Towerpro mg996r servo. Also the servo won't attain full ranged that can be reached when turning it by hand. By hand I can turn it about 240 degrees but through a micro-controller (arduino mega 2560) it only turns about 180 degrees. If it can get the range that I can get by hand that would also be enough. I might be using the incorrect code or something, not sure exactly what the problem is. I would greatly appreciate any help or ideas.  

Question by Science102 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Orphan Works Or, How You May Lose All the Rights to Every Piece of Art You Have Ever Created!

There is an up coming bill in congress that will change copyright laws. saying that if you want to copyright your work you will have to register it and pay a fee for it to private registration companies.With the tens of millions of photos and pieces of artwork created each year, the bounty for forcing everyone to pay a registration fee would be enormous. We lose our rights and our creations, and someone else makes money at our expense.This includes every sketch, painting, photo, sculpture, drawing, video, song and every other type of creative endeavor.All of it is at risk!go to this link for more information and spread the word:orphan act

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

How to rejuvenate non-sticky velcro

Is there anything that can be done to things that fasten with Velcro that "lose" the ability to attach the "cro" to the "vel?"

Topic by weekilter 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Rich Editor? Answered

All to often when I paste something into the rich editor it loses the cursor and I have to guess where it may be -- Why?? Or is this just me?

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

silver casting

Has anyone ever cast silver into cuttlefish bones/shell. Ihave a wax original which i dont want to lose in the lost wax process.

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

Has anyone else noticed they are losing data from unpublished instructables you may be working on? Answered

For a while now while I am working on an unpublished instructable the auto save function I believe is backfiring.  Instead of saving it actually deletes whole sections.  I thought oh well, I can always go to the history section and copy/paste or click revert.  To my horror it deletes the text from that step all the way back to step one, aaaaaaaaaaah.  I thought perhaps that this was isolated, to the one you might be working on.  Nope, when I opened a second one I had been working on, the intro has now been deleted.  Yes, including in the history as well....

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

The pictures I download to Instructables seem to lose quality. Am I doing something wrong? Answered

I'm using the original uploader.  The pictures look grainier than they do before I download them.  My orignal coppies look fine.  Am I just nuts, or is there something I can be doing? Thanks :)

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

My Brute

I found a fun internet game through another forum, and I thought I'd share for internet reputations!It's called My Brute, where you make a character out of randomly selected body parts and accessories, and then battle. It's not a hard game, just something to do in your spare time when you've got nothing better to do. IF you win a battle, you level up. If you lose, you lose, then try again. There are a few other factors and variables, but you'll find out.My Brute:Mepain's Brute

Topic by Mepain 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

could anyone tell me what i coud use to seal my etched glass and slate without it losing the whiteness please thanks? Answered

Im sure i read somewhere that stone sealant ?? what ever that is would do but i cant remember where i saw it,im engraving a huge piece of welsh stone slate and when its cleaned it loses its etched bits and i really wanted to keep away from painting in the engraved bits as i like the very o naturelle look thanks :)

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

Bad Page

I am logged in and have pro status. Do a search (still logged in) Select instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Owncloud-dropbox-clone/ Lose login and cannot download or login on that page

Topic by harryhydro 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

collar expander?

Has anyone made a good collar expander?  My husband gains and loses a 1/2 inch in the neck area "from time to time" and I can't always locate his purchased expander.  Cordially, nehmah

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