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Step Numbering

Is there a way to change the step numbering?  Right now, Instructables automatically gives me "Step 1.00", "Step 2.00", etc.  But what if I wanted to add "Step 2.20"? Is there a way to do this?  Thanks.

Topic by bigbuttonfun    |  last reply


VAT numbers? Answered

I was ordering some samples from Skiffy and I need a VAT number what is it and what do I put?

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Number of votes?

Now that the voting has started, How can I find out how many votes I have in the Sew Warm Contest?

Topic by alisa d    |  last reply


Page number access.

When you go to a section such as technology, play food etc... on the pages you can do previous or next but not to a certain page number. why not???

Question by NealH    |  last reply


Copy VHS to DVD?

This if for my own use.  I have a number of old VHS tapes that I want to copy to DVD.s.  Space is of the essance.

Question by Bayougolfer    |  last reply


Problem with number of views

Hello, I've a problem with the number of view on my Instructable : https://www.instructables.com/id/Bird-Pendant-from-Simple-Metal-Plate/ I looked for it by the regular way ("Let's make......." : https://www.instructables.com/howto/bird+pendant/), and on the page of results, it's written that it was seen near 600 times, but when I open it, it's written to the square on the left 1600 views. And the number of view on the result page didn't move for more than to weeks, even if my Instructable get more views. Is that a problem with my PC or with the web site, and how can I fix it ? I tried to clear my browser cache, but it didn't change anything... Thank you in advance :) Win7 x64, Google Chrome

Topic by Ael R    |  last reply


Introducing the Kiteman number

Seeing the new Kiteman 'ible "Welding a barbeque", it strikes me we ought to develop a "kiteman number" here, like the Erdos number beloved of mathematicians. The K-number is the number of steps between your 'ibles collaborators and Kiteman. Clearly Perryscope, Kiteman's co-conspirator on the barbeque has a K-number of 1. I myself claim K-number of 1 too. If you collaborate with someone with a Knumber of 1, then you have a knumber of 2 etc. What's yours ? Steve

Topic by steveastrouk    |  last reply


Number of "Pro" users?

. How about a running total of the number of "Pro" (I hate that term) users in the "New Pro Users" title block?

Topic by NachoMahma    |  last reply


Explanation of Numbers on ATtiny? Answered

I'm thinking about doing this project, which uses ATtiny13. I noticed this particlular one has the numbers 0624 and 20pu. I found some on ebay that have 1234 ATtiny13A 10pu or 0721 20pu? Are there any differences between these versions of ATtiny13?

Question by Arya42    |  last reply


Comment numbers are wrong!!!

Hey, I like to keep track of how many comments I have posted. So when I went to check, it says I have only posted 1,600. I know for a fact I have posted over 4,000 comments. Like I said, I keep track. So, Whats up with this?? Are you going to be able to get the numbers fixed?? Thanks, And please let me know. Killer~SafeCracker.

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker    |  last reply


View numbers stuck?

It might be my imagination but it appears that the views numbers are stuck.  For example, this question was posted yesterday, but the stats say it has only been viewed 17 times and that is on today. Yet I answered it yesterday and it was saying that it was at 17 views then. So 5 people added answers and who knows how many read it but it is still stuck at 17 views. In addition the view numbers are not changeing on my instructables. These are the numbers that show for each instructable when you list your instructables in your profile page. But the stats on the individual instructables show that they have been viewed however the tallies are not changeing.  For example, my most recent instructable, which ends up at the top of the list (Homers Odyssey) is at 4799 and has been for more than a day, (It's an easy number to remember), yet the stats show 16 views today. So something strange is going on. In addition, I mentioned it in another post, I got an email saying that my pro membership is expireing yet the profile tab says the current pro membership is good until March 2013. And finally, I am no longer receiving email notices of questions that I am following, and I double checked the preferences on that. I was getting notices with no problems but the last WatchItem notice I received was at noon on the 29th. Since then, nothing.

Topic by Vyger    |  last reply


Random number generator

I am looking to purchase or looking to make or looking for someone to make or show me how to make a simplistic ramdom number generator with a simple 2 digit lcd readout. This will be used as an automatic dice roller for a board game. The random numbers can be fixed to read out from 1 - 12 or even up to 24. Or, if not too difficult, programble, to make it more versatile Perhaps a prototype could be made by using some existing components such as from a digital clock or watch. Can anyone tell me if; 1. There is anything like this on the market? 2. There is an easy, inexpensive way to built something like this? Or 3. If someone would be interested in building something like this for me?

Topic by CSUjr    |  last reply


Random number generator

I am looking to purchase or looking to make or looking for someone to make or show me how to make a simplistic ramdom number generator with a simple 2 digit lcd readout. This will be used as an automatic dice roller for a board game. The random numbers can be fixed to read out from 1 - 12 or even up to 24. Or, if not too difficult, programble, to make it more versatile Perhaps a prototype could be made by using some existing components such as from a digital clock or watch. Can anyone tell me if; 1. There is anything like this on the market? 2. There is an easy, inexpensive way to built something like this? Or 3. If someone would be interested in building something like this for me?

Topic by CSUjr    |  last reply


Total number of entries?

Does anyone know if there is an easy way (short of counting) how many entries a contest had? I feel like in the older layout it told you... https://www.instructables.com/contest/epilogchallenge/ I was a finalist on a few different contests and it would be great to reference the size of the contests for a section I'm working on in my resume... Thanks!

Topic by travis7s    |  last reply


These numbers are just crazy!

I was looking at one of many websites I go to daily and found this really cool picture. It (the first picture) is of 8,000 42-gallon oil barrels. Which is the amount of oil consumed in the United States every two minutes. Crazy, huh?The second picture is the first one zoomed to see the detail at actual print size.There are more things like this here, and you will be amazed at just how much we use in such a small amount of time. Well it isn't just stuff we use, but most of it is.I never would have thought the United States would use 2 million plastic bottles every five minutes.

Topic by Sunbanks    |  last reply


Number of Instructables in Contests

Ah, so I have Cybersitter on this computer (it's a family computer) and for some weird reason it won't let me see all of the "Be a Scientist!" contest rules nor all of the "Go Green!" rules. I'm sure that's the problem. Anyway, could some please tell me how many (and if you could, which ones) Instructables are in each contest, so I know what I'm up against. Thanks so much!

Topic by Bran    |  last reply


What number are you?

With almost seven billion people alive on the planet, the BBC have produced a fascinating little widget for working out what number person you are.  All you have to do is input your date of birth. As you can see from the chart below, I was the three and a half billionth person on the planet when I was born. The set-up will also tell you how fast your home country's population is growing. What's scarier, though, is the data you get for today (27th October, 2011): as I type, almost 8.5% of all the humans to have ever lived are alive right now.  To put that in perspective, if the human population was stable, and not rising, then all 83 billion of humanity's historical population would have been born in the last 1200 years. 0_o

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Number of Ible's Question

First off, sorry I keep posting so many questions, I just keep coming up with more =) Anyway, here's the question... When you go to a forum topic (as you can see pictured below) under each persons profile image is a small bar showing how many instructables they've published and it is color-coded. So, at what numbers do the colors change? How many color's are there? P.S. Sorry the image isn't very clear...

Topic by LoneWolf    |  last reply


Max number of accelerometers

Fairly new to arduino. Using it for a postgrad research experiment.Not sure if my googling is just shitty or if it can’t be done. I’m trying to do measurements of flutter for a flutter suppression system in a wing, and because of this I need to make a high fidelity computer model of the wing using accelerometers. I should be able to get away with six accelerometers and three servos, however from what I can see the ADXL345 only has two independent slave addresses (0x53 and 0x1D) so then I would need at least 3 boards (MEGA2560 currently). In this case I’m worried about bottle necking my control system. So first question is, is two the max number of accelerometers I can use? Second is, are there any better alternatives to arduino for this? Three, if I do need to use multiple boards, is there a tutorial for an easy way I can get them to talk to one another without going through a pc? Otherwise what’s a realistic delay between receiving the accelerometers data, analysing it on a PC and the transmitting a command to the three servos on a different board?

Topic by MarvinGomes    |  last reply


Number of contest wins

Hi, when people see the prizes I have won, they tend to ask me quite often, whether anybody else has won more often than me. While I knew, that wold630 has won more often than me I had no idea where I stood. So I sat down with my boyfriend to write a small script. Since you might be interested too, I decided to post the results here (starting from four and more, else there would be to many people). They might be off here and there by one contest (especially if a patch has not been handed out), but should be pretty accurate. Thanks to everybody who has voted for me and especially instructables, for hosting so many awesome contests. Position User Views Contest wins Instructables Followers Featured [%] Joined 1 wold630 546161 22 73 736 97 May 29, 2011 2 seamster 2273173 21 56 2005 94 Oct 20, 2008 3 jeff-o 1171003 21 34 469 85 Mar 23, 2008 4 BrittLiv 1249933 20 39 1068 100 Aug 10, 2009 5 ChrysN 3905091 18 123 1247 86 Jun 21, 2008 6 Mrballeng 2274644 17 117 3186 70 Nov 23, 2010 7 caitlinsdad 1028626 16 140 548 72 Dec 17, 2007 8 doodlecraft 672674 15 63 1085 93 Jul 25, 2012 9 supersoftdrink 718321 15 72 514 87 Dec 8, 2007 10 sunshiine 948772 14 275 988 48 Feb 2, 2010 11 bennelson 1339742 12 56 667 48 Dec 22, 2007 12 M.C.+Langer 585418 12 67 815 76 Mar 5, 2009 13 Kiteman 3979294 12 179 1754 56 Jan 7, 2006 14 technoplastique 553583 12 52 352 73 Jun 4, 2007 15 Random_Canadian 1101247 12 53 519 60 Sep 2, 2008 16 bajablue 1421522 11 99 1389 77 Mar 16, 2011 17 Mr.Sanchez 249819 11 64 200 32 Apr 28, 2008 18 makendo 1418740 11 33 1551 96 Sep 20, 2009 19 depotdevoid 1084884 11 62 535 69 Aug 22, 2007 20 hertzgamma 369322 11 25 185 80 Feb 7, 2012 21 HollyMann 801222 11 61 1277 83 Feb 9, 2009 22 shesparticular 1365844 11 110 643 68 Jan 30, 2009 23 mikey77 1810415 11 33 761 81 May 7, 2007 24 shazni 271344 10 73 485 50 Mar 29, 2009 25 masynmachien 685173 10 41 475 80 Feb 28, 2006 26 lmnopeas 1180553 10 66 603 93 Jun 9, 2011 27 vishalapr 681023 10 39 225 25 Sep 26, 2010 28 annahowardshaw 381217 10 90 274 76 Mar 17, 2010 29 AngryRedhead 915765 9 48 350 83 Nov 30, 2009 30 kitchentablescraps 205743 9 23 231 69 Apr 18, 2011 31 iminthebathroom 325120 9 34 232 67 Jun 9, 2008 32 mikeasaurus 3529648 9 126 3189 91 May 23, 2007 33 Brennn10 1323643 9 43 190 37 Jan 24, 2007 34 belsey 1127174 9 56 490 66 Jul 1, 2007 35 craftknowitall 1395676 9 161 692 61 Oct 30, 2011 36 zieak 1758898 9 49 468 73 Mar 12, 2006 37 SlickSqueegie 423777 9 37 586 81 Aug 13, 2011 38 alinke 511852 8 20 187 95 Jun 15, 2007 39 rachaelwhitaker 187600 8 37 512 64 Nov 19, 2012 40 frank26080115 670306 8 18 325 55 Nov 3, 2006 41 jessyratfink 12981175 8 286 5048 88 Dec 12, 2006 42 Mizchief100 217665 8 10 305 100 Oct 10, 2010 43 killerjackalope 2056032 8 105 341 36 Aug 1, 2007 44 Honus 4467296 8 27 1133 77 Oct 2, 2006 45 DotatDabbled 565637 8 18 158 83 Jan 6, 2008 46 ben_k 461515 7 18 217 44 Nov 24, 2008 47 antoniraj 503147 7 24 340 54 Sep 1, 2012 48 Tarun+Upadhyaya 137691 7 26 392 76 Dec 13, 2012 49 RadBear 360364 7 55 84 43 Mar 29, 2007 50 stinkymum 3499440 7 71 234 28 Jan 13, 2008 51 Greasetattoo 741853 7 18 242 77 Mar 30, 2009 52 foobear 685564 7 85 317 48 Jul 3, 2006 53 purpletheory 144286 7 4 174 100 Jan 5, 2011 54 marcellahella 414315 7 59 309 54 Apr 26, 2012 55 dbc1218 946172 7 12 239 75 Mar 15, 2006 56 babybayrs 61446 7 19 120 68 Jan 28, 2013 57 kristylynn84 1361219 7 75 543 70 Oct 28, 2007 58 American+Ruin 46536 7 8 91 75 Jun 5, 2011 59 mygibzone 303326 7 58 222 87 Oct 16, 2011 60 FriendOfHumanity 385801 7 47 161 42 Feb 14, 2008 61 Creativeman 3056787 7 141 1171 56 Dec 20, 2008 62 laxap 1074996 7 39 512 84 Feb 23, 2009 63 kcli 150799 6 44 257 52 Aug 27, 2008 64 MidnightMaker 227929 6 13 387 92 Apr 1, 2009 65 antibromide 423675 6 19 171 73 Oct 6, 2008 66 lindarose92 293322 6 51 713 76 Dec 17, 2012 67 Nelson_Yepez 423229 6 15 80 40 Apr 18, 2009 68 %3DSMART%3D 1047767 6 32 502 31 Apr 14, 2008 69 ynze 291798 6 24 248 75 Apr 8, 2008 70 andrew.spencer.2 241063 6 18 152 66 Jun 27, 2009 71 velacreations 983768 6 22 444 77 Feb 12, 2006 72 Mr.+Noack 147077 6 25 277 68 Oct 30, 2011 73 Weissensteinburg 1825730 6 41 242 48 Jan 27, 2007 74 boston09 457561 6 25 171 40 Mar 28, 2009 75 bwrussell 266158 6 22 213 68 Jun 29, 2009 76 ModMischief 1908452 6 27 446 88 Mar 18, 2009 77 kamibox.de 837412 6 23 513 86 Jul 30, 2007 78 DIYHacksAndHowTos 1362091 6 43 1451 76 Jul 14, 2011 79 Mr_o_uk 319958 6 16 274 62 Dec 30, 2012 80 scooter76 389647 6 21 155 57 Feb 2, 2007 81 Emsaid 571193 6 41 195 48 Apr 10, 2009 82 janw 342979 5 29 278 44 Dec 22, 2009 83 marc.cryan 276740 5 32 126 62 Jul 30, 2008 84 jonsarriugarte 275419 5 6 156 83 Dec 26, 2008 85 splazem 79551 5 18 66 55 Dec 31, 2010 86 brunoip 395711 5 10 235 90 Mar 17, 2009 87 stevequag 144178 5 18 88 66 Mar 5, 2011 88 vigothecarpathian 165095 5 5 105 80 Mar 26, 2011 89 flyingpuppy 207459 5 25 193 60 May 5, 2011 90 shizy25 30779 5 14 78 71 Oct 19, 2012 91 blissful2015 65966 5 6 91 100 Mar 29, 2012 92 scraptopower 322660 5 14 405 64 Jan 2, 2010 93 Muhaiminah+Faiz 410439 5 51 802 58 May 18, 2012 94 Kimberly_REMOVED 73378 5 5 56 0 Jul 26, 2011 95 elewis03 149686 5 18 196 61 Nov 12, 2012 96 liquidhandwash 337652 5 29 265 58 Apr 12, 2009 97 RollerScrapper 70083 5 20 79 80 Jun 12, 2011 98 Toglefritz 196522 5 24 78 58 Apr 25, 2009 99 Danger+is+my+ middle+name 632706 5 60 1146 61 Mar 12, 2009 100 wizgirl 232443 5 20 102 70 Jul 31, 2010 101 Lorddrake 276392 5 27 105 62 Jul 16, 2007 102 linuxmom 239758 5 10 41 90 Feb 10, 2008 103 ericasweettooth 65615 5 15 124 60 Sep 8, 2011 104 M3G 158710 5 21 261 71 Jun 24, 2012 105 cluracon 159373 5 29 116 93 Mar 13, 2011 106 flaming_pele%21 311672 5 9 98 88 Oct 27, 2008 107 vanweb 80832 5 23 53 60 Oct 31, 2008 108 786Ayesha 75603 5 45 116 57 Apr 15, 2012 109 AndyGadget 400224 5 37 215 45 Jan 24, 2008 110 Vyger 539885 5 22 179 68 Aug 16, 2007 111 sath02 252660 5 33 231 60 Jun 11, 2010 112 MikeTheMaker 384298 5 80 175 43 Mar 21, 2009 113 Jayefuu 1512923 4 46 423 82 Apr 8, 2009 114 maxjus 152922 4 4 75 100 Feb 5, 2010 115 Gunk+on+Floor 1005173 4 17 57 17 Sep 29, 2007 116 The+King+of+Random 2170407 4 35 4654 94 Aug 3, 2012 117 TheHomebrewGuru 318985 4 9 197 55 May 11, 2011 118 hummer_head 69484 4 20 32 30 Jan 31, 2008 119 Forkable 1451860 4 22 182 86 Aug 4, 2008 120 Bindlestiff 199226 4 14 55 64 Aug 20, 2009 121 AlpineButterfly 308483 4 10 70 80 Aug 20, 2008 122 domestic_engineer 422684 4 54 144 50 Nov 21, 2008 123 woofboy111 881413 4 25 56 40 Oct 4, 2007 124 robbtoberfest 1857078 4 26 299 50 Jan 15, 2007 125 Radioactive_Legos 669429 4 29 252 27 Dec 16, 2007 126 mrfixitrick 974458 4 12 285 66 Oct 18, 2007 127 WYE_Lance 534361 4 26 521 84 Apr 5, 2011 128 The+Papier+Boy 192503 4 14 92 78 Jul 1, 2008 129 Mr.+Rig+It 900270 4 25 73 44 Aug 13, 2007 130 Deadendshop34 35083 4 4 49 75 Oct 14, 2010 131 troopersmachine 83557 4 10 71 60 Aug 23, 2009 132 davidandora 81327 4 9 110 77 Jul 22, 2011 133 eatproperly 190253 4 41 157 85 Aug 22, 2012 134 eXtremeSomething 251705 4 14 170 42 Mar 29, 2011 135 tjesse 429016 4 10 124 70 Jun 25, 2010 136 Patrik 193587 4 5 161 80 Aug 18, 2007 137 Mimikry 130704 4 19 67 84 Nov 25, 2010 138 chefsea 17617 4 9 36 77 Jan 6, 2012 139 Brooklyntonia 125486 4 18 205 77 Jun 1, 2011 140 urant 243582 4 8 196 87 Jun 23, 2009 141 PeckLauros 150140 4 29 66 48 Nov 2, 2007 142 cammers 173967 4 28 85 50 May 7, 2009 143 pinomelean 427030 4 8 402 100 Feb 23, 2013 144 cainunable 184561 4 6 31 83 May 13, 2008 145 skyisblu 216423 4 20 88 90 Jun 16, 2009 146 donedirtcheap 190803 4 17 335 70 Aug 26, 2011 147 dlewisa 232401 4 34 170 58 Apr 21, 2008 148 hpstoutharrow 1185994 4 24 802 75 Jul 27, 2009 149 technovative 65988 4 7 57 42 May 13, 2008 150 hungryhappenings 42991 4 8 106 100 Sep 7, 2011 151 emilygraceking 163915 4 22 245 59 Jul 9, 2008 152 volpin 763193 4 3 687 100 Mar 13, 2009 153 PenfoldPlant 531493 4 24 313 100 Apr 30, 2007 154 HHarry 323616 4 18 177 83 Dec 6, 2010 155 knife141 550526 4 75 261 52 Nov 28, 2008 156 gmjhowe 1542435 4 50 792 58 Apr 9, 2007 157 Plasmana 3557852 4 32 1077 46 Apr 4, 2008 158 danlynne07 191456 4 48 185 87 May 25, 2012 159 starshipminivan 1285430 4 66 388 65 Mar 9, 2007 160 elco_chan 420302 4 32 241 62 Apr 2, 2009 161 sursula 37566 4 19 108 73 Mar 27, 2013 162 groovymama 87269 4 11 243 45 Apr 12, 2013 163 blorgggg 91252 4 13 38 46 Mar 2, 2008 164 dragonator 330293 4 8 269 50 Jun 12, 2009 165 e1ioan 391072 4 4 142 50 Dec 3, 2009

Topic by BrittLiv    |  last reply


For Sale: K-number of 2! Get Yours Now! Don't Wait!!

.  I have a K-number of 1 (see here). Make me an offer for having me collaborate on your next project! - giving you a K-number of 2!!! .  Limited time offer! Bid often and bid high!! . .  NachoMahma!!

Topic by NachoMahma    |  last reply


Is it possible to stop people entering a specific number into any internet pages?

Hi all Is it possible to stop anyone entering a specific number (phone number) on my network? I have a TP Link TL -WR642G if that helps. I am asking that because there have been some people in our network entering phone numbers into ads all over the net...

Topic by thermoelectric    |  last reply


Ible frustration.

I went through the "food" category of Instructables and I stopped around 60 or so. Now I find I have to click forever to get to the point I left off. I am so frustrated I simply quit looking. Why can't you put a box near the number bar at the bottom of a page so you can type in a number such as (60) and jump to it? I simply won't keep clicking anymore and a number of authors will have to suffer from someone not being exposed to their ideas.

Topic by meddler    |  last reply


As of 11:56 PM Eastern Time (Atlanta).....

As of this very moment (or about a minute ago) there are 328,881 profiles. Just letting you know.

Topic by heavy.metal.nguyen    |  last reply


Another Consequence of Rising Gas Prices

Everybody knows that rising gasoline and fuel prices are taking a toll on consumers' wallets. But few anticipated this problem: a shortage of numbers at gasoline stations. Since gas prices have easily surpassed $4 per gallon, gas stations in New York don't have enough 4s to advertise their prices--so they've had to improvise and make DIY numbers.Of course, with gas expected to hit $5 per gallon soon, some stations are prepared: On Monday, at a BP station on Coney Island Avenue and Lancaster Avenue in Gravesend, Brooklyn, a 2 had been turned upside down to make a 5 for the large sign on the corner.When the price hits the $5.20 range, though, they'll probably have to start improvising again.New York Times

Topic by joshf    |  last reply


Maximum number of entries in Instructable contest? Answered

I would like to know how many entries it is possible for one person to have in an Instructable contest.

Question by AlexAndAmigos    |  last reply


How to link a number to a track (homemade mp3 player) ?

Hi, i'd like to know if it is possible to link a mp3 file to a number on my mp3 player. I'd like to add a keyboard (0 to 9 ) where a number would be a music.  eg : If you press 21, you get the 21st mp3 file and the player play it.  I need some help to know how to put the keyboard and how to link music-number  (and if you have ideas on what kind of things to use to do that ... feel free ! I'm a begginer)

Question by Mattpoub    |  last reply


When you look at an instructable then look at who made what does the color on their picture mean? Answered

On their picture, i know that the number is amount of instructables they created, what does the color repersent

Question by patriots8888    |  last reply


Covered up page selector

I don't know if anyone else is having this problem, but sometimes when I select a topic like "Technology" for example, and the page loads, there is an orange Google search bar that covers up the page numbers at the bottom of the page so i can't look at anything but the first page. Is there something wrong with the site, or is it just me?

Topic by nuketz    |  last reply


Need a little help with Arduino code Answered

Hello, I'm in need of a little help with my Arduino code. I'm still an amateur with Arduino so I'm still learning. I know there is some function that makes the loop only happen for a certain amount of times,  but I forgot what it was. If someone knows what I'm talking about, thanks a lot for your assistance.

Question by Orange robot    |  last reply


More Human vs. Monkey: Monkeys add up like we do

In the continuing saga of monkeys versus college students in the field of arithmetics, researchers at Duke University have determined that students are only a mere fraction better than trained rhesus macaques in basic addition. With the continuing decline in college student's cognitive abilities, I expect monkeys to soon be entering - and out competing humans - in the workforce.http://www.nature.com/news/2007/071218/full/news.2007.381.htmlMonkeys add up like we doRhesus monkeys master basic addition in a similar way to humans.A mathematical competition between two rhesus macaques and fourteen undergraduates has revealed a new similarity between monkeys and college students: their ability to handle basic addition.In the battle of man versus macaque, students bested the monkeys for overall accuracy at 94% to 76%. But response times during a computerized test of addition were approximately the same in the two groups. Both groups were more likely to stumble as the magnitude of the sums increased.Such similarities, researchers say, suggest an evolutionary continuity between basic mathematical skills in humans and other primates. The results are published this week in PLoS Biology 1.The fact that monkeys can handle basic arithmetic is not in itself new, as it had been suggested by previous work. If monkeys watch as lemons are placed behind a screen, for example, they will stare longer at the fruit if the screen is lifted to reveal an incorrect sum of lemons2. Their apparent surprise when the number of lemons revealed isn't what was expected suggests the presence of rudimentary mathematical ability, says Jessica Cantlon of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina."It's not math in the sense of a symbolic procedure, the way that humans typically think of math," says Cantlon. Monkeys won't be doing full-blown algebra anytime soon. "It's a more primitive form."More monkey versus human news here:Chimp beats students at computer game

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


Negative posts!

More negatives. Here I caught a screenshot of a negative post number. Reminds me of future posts dilema. Maybe when you get rid of them one place, they move. Ha ha.

Topic by gimmelotsarobots    |  last reply


How do I see how many votes my instructable has for a contest? Answered

So I'm entered in the April fools day project: prank contest with my ible www.instructables.com/id/April-fools-joke-Melting-popsicle-paperweight/ and I was wondering how many votes I have received. I know that people who have voted for you can view the number but since it is considered "not fair play" to vote for your own ible I won't do that. So my question is how many votes do I have en where can I see it? Also does a vote for your own ible count or not? (I read somewhere that that vote just doesn't get count)

Question by MichelMoermans    |  last reply


Hand and number under image

What does the hand and number mean under the images?

Topic by anon_private    |  last reply


where is my comment number? Answered

Well, i check my amount of comments a lot by clicking on my name in comments and whatever, and this time i noticed the comment number was gone!!!!!! Please Help!

Question by Seleziona    |  last reply


what is the number printed in this capacitor ? Answered

Hi i got a circuit with a 100n capacitor can any one tell me what should be the number written on the ceramic capacitor ? i think it showld be 104 but i am not confirm. please tell me!

Question by ubdussamad    |  last reply


I am number one!!

Out of idle curiosity, I just googled for whistling stick, to see where my latest project turned up. It was the number one hit!! Gosh. That's never happened to me before...

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Turn numbers or bullets off

When I am creating an 'able, I enjoy numbering things.  I don't know why, it could be my attempt at organization or bringing me back to my Sesame Street days of the Count?  Dunno.... I click the icon for numbering, and start numbering things.  I click and it doesn't turn it off.  I turn it off and hit return, it is still on. I remember having this issue last 'able I made but there were two options to create an 'able, and I must have went with the other way... Now there is only one option to create one... Chrome Browser Version 38.0.2125.104 on Mac OS X Ver 10.9.5 Will attempt to recreate on a Win7 machine running the same Chrome browser (it's all I use)

Topic by MoserLabs    |  last reply


help identify numbers on this chip? Answered

Okay, so im looking to replace some IC's in a laptop. simple enough, but theres one thing. the part numbers differ by only one digit, and searching for either returns identical results. its a DDR ram chip, made by samsung, part "K4D551638F-TC40". the number that changes on two of the four chips is on the first line, with the word "Samsung". one two of the chips its a "510", while on the other two its a "540". if i google the chip and go to images, most of the results show one with a 510 on it. i know it isnt the clock speed, because according to the datasheet that is shown by the "TC40", so does anyone have a clue what those 3 digits on that first line mean? if anything?

Question by zack247    |  last reply


Max number of bands on the Untangle.

This is not in the questions area because there can be no "right answer" How many bands have you A) fired the untangle with B) pulled back on the untangle Please don't lie i want to know how many bands its safe to fire this with There is no real reason for the second part but its there just because. My answers A) 13 bands B) 16 bands

Topic by 182515    |  last reply


how are the pins on a ic numbered?

I have been trying to make cylon light bar thing. http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/CylonOLantern but it isn't working, all the wires an connections are done according to what is said and i asked my neighbour to have a look he is a electrician and he was surprised it didn't go as well. its the NE555  i put it togther. looking down on the plastic.     ______ 1-| o  U    |-8 2-|            |-7 3-|            |-6 4-|_____|-5 was that the wrong way? i have seen other circuit diagrams and the pin numbers where not like that. thank you oh and also is some solder non-conductive? and can you burn wires and make them useless? i don't think i could have fried the chip i getting pro at quick soldering.

Question by Scotty3000    |  last reply


Bug: number of followers is incorrect

Hi there! I just wanted to report what I believe is a bug. I noticed that on my profile, the follow button says i have 32 followers, but the tab in the lower left says I have 30. I counted, and found that I do have 32 followers. I have noticed that it was off by 1 before, but I assumed that the follow button was higher because it was telling me what it would look like if i followed myself, or something like that. However, with the difference being 2 people, it cannot be that. Although it is a little thing, it is kind of annoying. I am running a windows 7 computer, using Chrome.  

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what are the part numbers of the components used to make the worlds smallest shocker?

Hello, in plasmanas instructable, how to make the worlds smallest electronic shocker, he does not mention anywhere the part numbers of the components, and only asumes that all camera components are the same, which i have now discoverd are not. anyways, recently i have built this tiny shocker 5 times, 2 times i used no solder as i was puzzled as to why it wouldnt work, all 5 times it didnt work. now, recently i discoverd that the 5 pin transformer used has 200-300 ohms of resistance between pin 4 and 5, and i have discoverd, that every single transformer i have pulled from a camera, does not, wheras infact it has 0.4 ohms. now unless his results are innacurate, this tells me that his transformers are totally different to all of the ones i have. and i have quite alot, even ones from polaroid cameras, supposedly the only ones that actually work. now, what i want to know, so i can get them on ebay, what are the part numbers or serial numbers of the transistor and the  5 pin transformer it seems impossible to harvest the correct ones from anything other than a single type of polaroid camera sold apparently only in america as luck would have it. otherwise, if no-one knows what the part numbers are, are there any other types that would work?

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Prize arrival time?

Hello, I am aware that the contest info says that it may take up to 12 weeks to receive a prize won in a contest and it has only been 8ish, but I was contacted by the instructable robot stating that my prize (3d printing contest) had shipped from the instructables headquarters on the 11th (just over 2 weeks ago) and the prize has not yet arrived. I'm not sure what the normal shipping time is, and I don't mind waiting. However, it would be nice to know that nothing is wrong and to know the progress of the package. I was told that there would be a tracking number for the package but never received one. Is there a tracking number? When should I be worried about a prize taking too long to arrive? Thanks,  Matt

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How do I wire up an arduino, keypad, display to a stepper motor?

I know the basics of how stepper motors work and I'm learning about arduino boards work. How do I connect an arduino board, number pad, and digital display to control distance a nema 23 motor travels on a geared rack? I would like to be able to enter a number on the keypad, such as 12.5, have it show up on the display and then rotate the stepper the appropriate number of steps to equal 12.5". I would assume it would require some sort of calibrate function. I'd also like to be able to use metric as an option. I want to buy some parts to get started, but there is so many different types of boards, keypads and displays, I don't know where to begin.

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How do I change my monitor number label?

Here is what I think caused the problem. When I first created my computer and the mobo had no errors on it, I tried plugging it into my computer, however, it only showed 1/4 of the screen so I couldn't change my BIOs. So I plugged it into my 1920x1080 55" tv using an HDMI cable instead of a VGA and I could then see the full BIOs. So I ran Windows 7 off of that TV screen to set it up. Now when I plugged it into my 1366x768 monitor, it recognized it as monitor number 2, which isn't much of a problem. Here is my problem. Whenever I extend displays from my computer monitor to my 32" tv in my bedroom, it recognizes my TV as monitor number one and puts my Explorer.exe and my desktop icons over there onto my TV instead of my computer. Here is my question: How do I change my monitor label so the desktop stays on my computer? Or at least the explorer.exe and desktop icons stay on my computer..

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how to find a cell phone number?

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what does the number on ATTINY85 mean?

Are all ATTINY85 20PU the same?  I've noticed different seller's pictures have different numbers printed on them.  What do these mean?

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Number of msgs in Inbox not showing up

. At the top-right of the page (avatar/You/INBOX/.../logout), the number of msgs in my Inbox is no longer displaying. Maybe because I have zero msgs, but it used to tell me that.

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