Voice recognition

Does anyone else here use speech recognition? I just got my new vista, and discovered that there is a new speech recognition program. It's pretty good, I like it a lot. By the way, I came to instructables, started a new topic, and type this all with speech recognition.

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Face recognition

I want a face recognition system which can recognise familiar faces and also give me the central co-ordinates of the face. Will anyone help me in this search?

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Area recognition.?

Hi all! I want to make a automatic lawn mower. I was thinking about useing a kinect or a webcam for area recognition... Is this possible, what program should i use if there is any? Kjetil Norway

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Product recognition?

Hey, I have a science fair coming up and had a really good thought, however I'm not sure how I would go about doing it... So the thought is a refrigerator with product recognition abilities. Basically there will be something with basic information under a product (bottles, cans, etc.) which maybe has the expiration date and the bar-code number (maybe just the bar-code number). So in the fridge, there will be a sensor of some kind to recognize the products. Then that will be transferred to a computer so it can display a list of the things inside the refrigerator. I have a good knowledge of Vb.net and basic knowledge of electronics (resistors, capacitors, transistors, SCRs etc.). I really have no idea for how this would work out, I know it's doable but not sure how.

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Peer Recognition: jessyratfink

Congratulations Jessy! Autodesk takes the time to recognize those who have gone above and beyond their duties and done what they can to make everyone's job easier.  Jessy was recently chosen as one of those to be recognized! Check out her profile and the 269 projects she currently has! (also, she is at over 12 Million views now)

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Speech recognition with GUI

Hello all, I am using a raspberry pi to write a program for face recognition and speech recognition. The whole thing has to be packed in a GUI and I am using Tkinter for that. Face recognition works fine with a nice GUI and all, but when I initialize the code for speech recognition, nothing other than the speech recognition works. The code initializes everything but the Gui screen doesn't show up. Can someone help me with this?I have added a link to my code below.Code for application Thankscheers :)

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component recognition software? Answered

Finding datasheets for stuff i have lying around is a PITA!!! i also can't find datasheets for some stuff i scavenge because i don't know what they are. is there a sort of "facial recognition software" but for electronic components? also is there a program that indexes the characteristics of components i have, kind of like mouser's or digi-key's website?

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Iris Recognition System

Hello.I have been trying to make e-radu's project run bur i cannot add images to the database. instead of printing the message "x images added" it just prints "segmentation done...encoding done". likewise i cannot compare my eye to the one in the database. instead of getting "user not in database" or "user in database", i get "segmentation done....matching done".the link to the work is https://www.instructables.com/id/Iris-recognition-on-Zybo/ if anyone has managed to make it running please help me.

Question by VincentK43 


Recognition ! I will be published !

I have been published !   Well, the article will come out in the SPRING 2013  editiion of  "2600" magazine.   The aritcle will appear under the column:  Hacker Perspective.   BTW:  the picture is not what the new cover will look like....that is an older cover. The SPRING ediction of 2600 is out and in bookstores.  My article, should you choose to read material that will put you to sleep, is in the HACKER PERSPECTIVE section.   The magazine is Volume 30;  Issue nuber ONE.  (it comes out four times a year).  

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Personal fingerprint recognition doorbell

Anybody fancy making a fingerprint-reading doorbell, that gives out different rings/does different things depending on who it is? Maybe even with an option to ignore anybody whose print is not registered for the days when one is too murderous to deal with the general public? From scratch(ish), would be a waste to destroy an expensive security system just for this (maybe).

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Contest entry disappeared? Answered

I entered my workspace into the workspace contest. I received a confirmation that it entered the contest and it showed up under the point "Recognition" in my profile. Today I checked my profile, and the recognition for the workspace contest is gone. Do the entrys disappear once a contest is closed? Update: I just checked the entries of the contest and couldn't even find my workspace there (I made sure to check all entries). Any idea what could have happened here?

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Blog Buttons

I have had a blog for 3 years and have been on Instructables for just under 3 months. What I would like is an Instructables Blog Button, that I could put on my blog, so when a person who visits my blog, they can push the button and be taken to Instructables.com. My computer skills have barely grown to the point of knowing how to add a button to my blog. May someone should create an Instructable on how to create such a button. I would do it, if someone would teach me how! Thanks.

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voice recognition module for arduino

Hey Guys,  has any of you experience with the voice recognitions module. I need help to program it!! I watched the tutorial but I could not program my module. There they said I had to write AA11 to start program the first group. In the tutorial the program write start, again,.... I did all the same, but it did not come start. Can me help someone??

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Graphics Tablet Handwriting Recognition?

Hi, I have just recieved a Tust slimline design TB-5300, I have set it up, really easily, and I was wondering about hand writing recognition. I went to: Control panel> Date, Time, language and regional> regional and language> Languages> Details> Add. And it was not possible to select handwriting recognition. So I went My computer> add or remove programs> Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003> change> add or remove features> selected "Choose advanced"> Next> Office shared features> Alternative User Input> Handwriting> Run from my computer> update. It came with the computer so I didn't have to insert a disk. I still can't select "handwriting recognition. Please help, Nutrition Man AKA Flannel UK

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Maker Movement Gaining Recognition

Tim O'Reilly has some really nice things to say about Instructables and our community of people building things and doing it themselves over on the O'Reilly Radar post Maker Movement Gaining Recognition.In addition, what today is "do it yourself" is tomorrow's big business. The hacker building homebrew robots shows us something about the future of robotics. The crafter incorporating technology into traditional crafts shows us something about how computing is becoming pervasive. The folks playing with laser cutters and 3D printers are telling us something about the future of manufacturing. The folks hooking up sensors to tie physical buildings to their analogues in Second Life are telling us that the future may not be in virtual reality but a new kind of augmented reality.For a long time, Tim has had success identifying trends by looking to hackers to see what they're up to and how the problems they're solving will soon become mainstream. So, what problems are you working on right now? What's you're next Instructable that's poised to go mainstream?(The image is from our July Show and Tell.)

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How to get open source Java implementation of a Iris detection algorithm for mobile phone?

Hello, I have to develop a software for my project work in college, that is Iris recognition system on mobile phone. So please can anyone help me to find open source Java implementation of a Iris detection algorithm!!!

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Help with JARVIS-like Smart Home

Hey guys, I am planning to do a project with Smart Home theme. I would like to create JARVIS-like application, which would be able to recognize my voice and then do appropriate action. Example: Temperature Sensor Me: "Jarvis, Show Temperature" Jarvis: -"Temperature displayed sir" I am planning to buy a very cheap Tablet, on which I would like to write an Android Application, which would create "jarvis" and other activities. For example, if I say "Show Temperature" the activity would pop up, where the temperature will be displayed. I will messure temperature with a Thermometer (DS1280 most probably). And I'd like to use a Bluetooth module to communicate Wireless with them. Temp. Sensor -------- > Arduino board ------------> Tablet All of the above are on different locations. I need help with this project, so if anyone could do an instructable on how to do this - would be really awesome! What do I need ? - Temp. Sensor - Bluetooth Module - Arduino Mega - Speech regonition software (BitVoicer probably) - anything else? Also, is the TFT display (http://www.geeetech.com/wiki/index.php/3.2TFT_LCD) good enough to replace the Tablet ?  Meaning, can I write such an Application to this display ? Thanks, David

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Leonardo - Warning System + Voice Recognition

I designed and built a warning system, using 3 sensors, that detect when an object is approaching. The system also has a toggle switch and a buzzer. When the toggle switch is in the OFF position: If there are no objects nearby the LED turns GREEN, if either sensor 1 or 3 detect an object the LED turns YELLOW and finally if the object is between sensors 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 the LED turns RED. When the toggle switch is in the ON position:  Same as OFF position + buzzer  beeping depending on color of LED. Now I would like to add voice recognition to my system. I purchased a JY-MCU Bluetooth Wireless Serial Port Module and was able to test it using a simple program that changed the color of my LED depending on the command I gave it using my phone. My problem now is that whenever I tried to add the voice recognition capability to my warning system its not working. The code I'm using makes sense but I'm new at this so I might be missing something. I'll be posting 3 codes: 1)Warning System 2)Test for Voice Recognition 3) Current non-working code.

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Automated License Plate Recognition - Good ? Bad ? Indifferent?

Is this a good thing? Does anyone see any possible bad in it (drawbacks, ways to abuse the system)? One place the videos can be found

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V3 elechouse voice recognition module

I'm having a problem about my V3 voice recognition module because when the time that I will train or save commands arduino did not recognize but the sample codes for v3 is working? I'm confused about it please help me guys ;(

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MS Agent Voice Recognition ...not TTS

I can't seem to locate any code snippets for the MS Agent Voice Recognition control. I understand It's not really supposrted any longer but I recall the voice recognition was incredibly accurate; especially for its time. The text-to-speech wasn't much impressive, but I'd really like to see some code for the VR; just to jog my memory as to what needs to be done. I remember it being relatively simple to create your own database or data file of words [or hard code it]. I have VB6 loaded with everything ready to go [tts AND vr], just don't remember how to initiate the "listening" and interface with the input. I have the current MSNET IDE, but not sure if those old controls are compatible. If I have to switch over though, it's no biggie. Any help is appreciated. I have an excellent ible idea I'd like to see come to life.

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Front door unlock with face recognition

I have a "Danalock" attached to my front door ( works with Bluetooth ) and compatible with Apples Home kit. As all standard front doors there is a small "spyhole". All works perfectly I use Home kit to lock and unlock the front door. This idea just poped in my mind that, what if i use one of the "raspberry pi " cam or any other small cams put it in the spy hole, then some how program it to connect to Pi so it can use face recognition.lets say I avoid using any app at all as soon lets say I or any user arrives at front door the face recognition allows the user and just for the fun of it plays a greeting "hello & welcome user1". So there is Pi cam + pi and Danalock. I would appriciate if there are any ideas or sloutions or comments etc.

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Is there any way that I can use Windows speech recognition with Microsoft sam?

I am building an android like robot that needs to be able to understand. i am using the recourses that are at my fingertips. I was wondering If I could use speech recognition with microsoft sam? I have windows vista. The only voice I can use is microsoft anna. Thank YOU! Robot Lover

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Verifying Age Using Face Recognition?

Magazine photos fool biometric age verifier in Japan. In their never ending quest to automate every aspect of human life Japan has recently installed cigarette vending machines that will scan your face to verify your age before giving you a smoke. Kids realizing that all the robot wants is some wrinkles have learned that all they need to do is hold up a magazine image of some geezer and then they can puff away. It makes me happy to see that no matter how "advanced" technology becomes, there's often an easy overlooked loophole. Let's hope that trend continues. _BGvia: boingboing.net

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Wireless Face Recognition Final year project? Need Help at the wireless part ?

Were using open cv for the face recognition part and we need a wireless interface between the computer and image acquisition device.  we originally planned on using matlab for the face recognition part but decided to stick with open cv ...... For the image acquisition device we wanted to make a bluetooth camera using a cmos camera and bluetooth modules . I need a suggestion if the project is possible and how to interface the system . Thanks  

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Seeing apparatus for the blind

Here's a flowchart.  Ask questions. I do not intend to profit from this idea.  If you want to try, then please help people see.

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Where can I get a facial recognition program like the following from Alienware. More Below

I need to recognize my face before allowing me to get in my computer?  http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m15x/pd?refid=alienware-m15x&~ck=mn

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Looking for software to run a touch screen device utilizing Acoustic Pulse Recognition.

I was recently reading about Acoustic pulse recognition as a means of turning a pane of glass into a touch screen. I feel this would be a very unique project to attempt, and would make a great, or at least interesting, input device to setup somewhere in my home. A pane of glass with four microphones used to determine the location of a touch is essentially what I'm talking about. The first logical place for me to start would be to begin searching for software that would make such a device functional, but my search has yielded no results thus far. Does anybody know if there is software ( preferably multiplatform ) available for Acoustic pulse recognition, or might I have to use some form of dedicated hardware to run the device instead? I somehow doubt I will find exactly what I'm looking for due to the complexity of what it needs to do, but It doesn't hurt to ask. 

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Geeetech voice recognition module how to import group 2??

Hi everyone i am using a geeetech voice recognition module for a project. i have read the manual and been able to train and import group 1. But when i train group 2 then try to import group 2, there is no response only group 1 is saved see AccessPort below. How to train group 1 and 2 and import both?????? i need 10 voice commands that is why i need those 2 groups. ================================================================= Common Mode START AGAIN START Different START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one Group1 finishi! START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one START AGAIN START Finish one Group2 finishi! Group1 Imported!

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How can I build an android head with no experience with electronics? Answered

  I've worked with LEDs and things before, using Instructables, but don't know how to use formulas related to that. But now I want to do a large scaled project, by leaping off the bridge, and having no clue what I'm doing. I'd like to build a robotic human head, a women, that uses a webcam for face recognition, a microphone for speech recognition, and a robotic jaw, to move to the speech.  SO, first, what programs can I use for the face recognition, and how can I use my computer for this, with out needing to use my computer as a permanent piece (A.K.A: A plug in, so I can use her when I feel like.) Two, how can I use the webcam for face recognition, programs. And three, not entirely needed, is a moving jaw, to match the rhythm of speech, if possible. BUT, I really DON'T want to spend money on those programs. A lot to ask, but can someone answer with a detailed explanation. Please don't show me this link: https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-Android-For-less-than-30/  No offence to the author, but I couldn't understand how it works, because it lacked detail on programs, and ect. 

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Photo Contest on instructables Answered

For the photo contest, does the recognition email and winning email, etc, get sent to your instructables email or your hotmail, because my hotmail is not working right now.

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An eye opener on PhotoFit

A recent "test" among subscribers to Weird Experiments were asked to identify 4 "photo fit" sketches of famous people.  NO ONE got them correct.  The blog is here for now....  

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Contest entry received but not shown

I entered an Instructable into the teacher contest and received an email confirming my entry, however the Instructable is not listed in my Recognition section of my profile or with the other contest entries. Thanks for looking into this.

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Thank you, Instructables!

Just a public thank you to the Robot and staff for the T-shirt. I don't know what I've done to deserve it, but I very much appreciate the recognition. What a great community this is! Best regards, Michael Kelsey

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Scholarship contest idea: tennis bot

Tennis-bot serves to collect the dozens of tennis balls scattered on the court during a lesson. Using shape recognition, the robot continuously collects balls from the court and returns them to a hopper device. The tennis instructor retrieves balls from the top half of the hopper manually; the bottom half serves as a docking, recharging, and storage area for the robot. The robot's actions allow for a more continuous and productive lesson. Balls on the court are sensed by shape and color recognition cameras on the bot and are then collected with velcro hook pads. To ensure only the tennis balls belonging to the bot's owner are collected, some sort of marking may be applied to the balls. A small storage area on top of the tennis-bot holds the balls temporarily until the robot returns to the main hopper and deposits them there. The bot may also incorporate a shooting device to return balls to players. During a lesson, most tennis balls are hit behind the instructor and end up between the base line and the fence. With a line recognition camera, tennis-bot will be able to limit its search to this area. To help the robot keep track of the its position and to aid more efficient ball retrieval, an internal map system will be used.

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Has HQ discontinued awarding a 3M pro membership for featured ibles ? Answered

A friend said this question did not post. Nor did he get any recognition for his recent featured ible ! Anyone up on what goes ?

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how to connect 5 mpu 9250 sensor to ardino?

I am doing a project for gesture recognition for deaf people ,so i don't know how to connect five MPU 9250 sensor to ardino and to get simultaneously the output with out delay

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HAL 9000 Open Source Community Project - Announcement and Invitation

Goal:  Build a HAL 9000 Series Computer Specification:  "2001: A Space Odyssey" Website:  www.hal9000project.org Instructable coming soon I watching "2001: A Space Odyssey" the other night and I decided it would be cool to build one.  I've never managed a project this big, and don't plan to start doing it now, so hopefully people will step up and assume various roles and responsibilities.  A project like this needs a program manager, deputy program manager, project managers, systems engineers, software engineers, programmers, graphic designers, web developers,etc.  I'll assume the role of chief engineer and chief software architect.  Also needed are an admin for the sourceforge project, and a webmaster for hal9000project.org.  I don't plan on having any special rules or regulations, I'm just throwing this out there to see what comes of it.  It could end up in a hairball of chaos, or it could evolve into a smooth running machine, although I suspect nobody will join in and it'll be just me with nobody watching. This is not a far fetched pipe dream.  The IBM Watson has already beaten the reigning champion on Jeopardy. I'll be defining all the individual subprojects such as the speech recognition function, lip reading function, speech synthesizer (it will have the exact voice used in the movie,) facial recognition function, voice recognition function, object recognition, various other artificial intelligence functions, neural network, physical mockup, physical prototype, software simulation, etc. There is a distinct possibility of getting government funding and along with commercial grants, therefore, some people could theoretically carve a full time job out of this.  That would work for me.

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2nd Scholarship proposal: Tool fetcher

I'd like to add another idea to my original entry for the scholarship contest. The idea is for a robot to assist car mechanics in fetching and returning their tools. With the low-profile of the irobot system, I think it would be ideal for this task. The robot could have a voice- recognition system that would listen for commands from the mechanic and fetch or return a tool for them. The system could have a mat (see illustration) which the robot could drive to and place the tools in their specific spot. If a voice-recognition system would be infeasible, then a key pad with a magnetic back could attach to the bottom of the car. I believe the robot could carry the tools via an electromagnet system. With this system, the mechanic could safely keep the underside of the car free from clutter.

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cheap & easy way to do optical mark recognition (omr) or crude image scanning / processing?

What's a cheap & easy but reliable way to scan a crude drawing or do omr - optical mark recognition - ie read marks on paper like the forms you fill out with a #2 pencil ? I envision something like a row of 8 lights sensors spaced to match the lines on a 3x5 index card, you feed the card into guides aligning the lines with the sensors. Or get some graph paper & scissors and cut out some 3x5 cards. Perhaps this could be a crude scanner to scan simple drawngs at whatever resolution matches the spacing of the sensors (width of drawing would be limited to # of sensors, the length limited to arduino's memory/storage). You could hand-feed a 3x5 card with a drawing through it, the horizontal resolution would be the spacing of the sensors, maybe have some kind of roller to track the card being fed through so it knows to scan another line. I know there are sensors used by line-following robots, but what about a simple light sensor? Or buying a cheap camera element and hooking that up to a video input and processing the image inside arduino? Or processing input from composite video? Any thoughts?

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What is a common trigger for add/adhd neurofeedback? Answered

 I am ordering am epoc headset and would like to experiment with neurofeedback for add/adhd and or hyperactivity but I do not know what a trigger for such is, Also any help for the response after trigger recognition would help.

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How can I use a portable scanner with a tablet PC?

Hello, I'm trying something new: I want to completely eliminate paper (and all the messes and lost handouts that go along with it) from my high school career by using a tablet PC and a portable scanner to instantly digitize everything and keep it in one neat, organized spot. However, I'm not sure what the best way to do this is. Basically, I'm looking for a tablet that has - 6 to 8 hours of battery life to last through a day - as large of a screen as possible - the ability to view and search through PDF files - the ability to view and edit text documents (preferably with handwriting recognition) - the ability to effectively sort and organize large numbers of PDF and image files into folders that I can easily access - support for Java and Flash - WiFi - and the ability to connect with a portable scanner that can scan several pages, convert them to PDF files with text recognition, and merge them into one large document Unfortunately, there are so many tablets available on the market that I haven't been able to process everything that I'm seeing! One of the problems, however, seems to be that the new Android tablets are really nothing more than large cell phones and will not be able to interface with a portable scanner in the capacity that I want them to (using an SD card to transfer image files to my tablet from my scanner would not be enough - is there any app for text recognition, PDF conversion, and PDF merging?) while Windows 7 tablets suffer from bulkiness and short battery life. Also, from what I've read, while Windows 7 is optimized for tablet use, with multitouch compatibility and handwriting recognition, many standard Windows programs are not, making them difficult to use without a keyboard and mouse. Do any of you have advice? Thanks! Xellers

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Dangerously Fun

Just found an interesting website I thought I'd share:http://dangerouslyfun.com/They've got a fairly small set of projects but they look pretty well done. From the About page:"DangerouslyFun.com provides instructions for creating various physical devices, many of which are dangerous. This information is provided in recognition that dangerous things are sometimes really fun."Amen brother!

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Contact microphone to listen to finger-taps

My idea is to attach a contact microphone to the wrist to listen to finger-taps and determine which fingers produce the taps. Assumptions: - The tap sound propagates along the bones like in tubes,  - Each finger produces a characteristic sound signal. - Pattern recognition of sound signals identifies the sound and the finger that produces it. Any help? Thanks

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A comments button next to the collection button

I thought as there seems to be a need for recognition (don't we all need that?) perhaps we could have a comments button next to the collections button to make it easily accessible so that we can leave a comment on an instructable that we like.  It would have a tiny comment box and you wouldn't lose your place in the instructions.

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MactotheFuture is on TV!!!

Instructables author mactothefuture was on Good Day Sacramento showing off her amazing Halloween costumes!  It's so cool to see talented authors getting recognition like this.  Check it out!  You can find tutorials the Rufio costume, her Super Mario shirt, and Super Mario Rhinestone cuff that she's wearing right here on instructables!

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Classroom jeopardy repair

We are a non profit using the classroom jeopardy 8000 game for programs with adults and students, and have had great success with participation. We have run into problems with the signal recognition acting sporadically. The company educational insights no longer sells or services the product and we have no clue who we could go to for help. Who would know the how to with this great program ? Thanks for any help you can send our way.

Question by michael mulfino   |  last reply


banner competition for my website

Http://www.marcogrilli.com/thenerdling/ i have my website and want a good banner for it but im crap with photoshop so here is a competition whoever makes the best banner will win a pro account on my website and recognition in the footer or somewhere maybe your website in the dropdown thing under home in the menu the specs: 940X200 pixels needs to be nerdy i would like it to have electronicy stuff

Topic by The nerdling 


Use Patches as Prizes for Member-Run Contests

Hi everyone in the K'Nex forum! You guys have been the leaders in running your own contests on Instructables, and I think that's awesome. Our new patch system was designed with you in mind. You can use it as a way to give out "official" recognition to the people who win your design challenges and competitions. Let us know how it's working, and have fun!

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