Request: Fogscreen

I read an article about these screens that are made from dry fog that can be used in your home as a 100" projector screen, just thought that some one on instructables might fancy building a homebrew version and sharing the knowledge. www.fogscreen.com is the official site. I don't have a few grand to spare though!

Topic by the.dwarfer   |  last reply


Help/Request?

Hi, guys. I just made my account (like 2 minutes ago), but I've looked at the site far longer than that. My question is that I've noticed a select few of posts about  DIY Daft Punk helmets, preferably with programmable LED messages/animations. So, being that the cost of one on Etsy is 700 dollars and the shortest amount of time I saw someone build one like this was 17 months...I was wondering if someone could link me to an Instructable, or any site, where I can have instructions/material lists (maybe price?) on how to build something to the extent of a simple Daft Punk helmet. No, it doesn't have to look like one. Literally, all I want is a cool looking helmet/mask that I can program LED's with. Here's something I was thinking, I thought this was kind of cool: https://www.instructables.com/id/Harder-Brighter-Flashya-Strobyer-DaftPunk-LED-Helm/ I want something like this. Could I buy/make one? Again, doesn't really need to be as complicated as a Daft Punk helmet. Thanks.

Topic by bh112298   |  last reply


Any requests?

Hey ppl! Anyone want me to make an instructable for anything on here? Hope you request something for me to do any instructable on! Thx! =D

Topic by lil_unicorn   |  last reply


Feature Request

Can sombody please make the random thing random????? It has been the same 4 me 4 months.....

Topic by microman171   |  last reply


Request For Admins.

As you may guessed I  have a request. Could you please make Graphical search the default? I think that's what most people don't like about  the new layout. In fact I think the new layout is perfect, but for the fact that the graphical search is not the default.  Thanks for your time. >Axiys Grand Ultimaytum Of Mhyasma<  

Topic by Jesus.   |  last reply


Request for an Instructable

Having had recent problems myself (I wasted two tins getting this one right) , and having just seen a can of spray-paint being used badly in an 'ible photo, I think it would be useful if somebody with some skill in the area could produce one or both of these Instructables:How to get a good finish with aerosol paintandHow to use an air-brush properly

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Sniper Request!!!!

I am asking that someone make a knex M110 SAS. I play alot of soldier front and would love it if somone would make it :D thanks for viewing

Topic by bounty1012   |  last reply


coaster request?

I have 1 ss coaster and a ton of parts im new to the ss coasters and can somone make a small one for me?

Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak   |  last reply


Feature Request

Lovin' the site, but would like to see one small feature. Could we add an RSS feed to the comments page under the You link? I'd like to keep track of what, if anything, people are saying about what I'm saying. It would make it much easier to do if we could get an rss feed for that page. Thanks!

Topic by mrmath   |  last reply


Add Request

I do occasionally look at the adds, but I find it really annoying having to remember to hold CMD when I click on them so they open in a new tab. Could the instructables team please re-program the site so that it will open the adds and links in a new tab or window, just like facebook? Thanks, BB

Topic by Bartboy   |  last reply


Prayer Requests

Prayer, the dictionary defines prayer as A solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God. I recently went on a missions trip with my dad to Nicaragua and every night my mom would call and talk to me and my dad, I really enjoyed  being talked to and I caught myself thinking ,God enjoys being talked to way more than i do ,though he already knew what your going say and do before you were born.  Prayer is not a quick fix, or a click your heels three times, Prayer works, it wont always be yes. What kind of Father would he be if when his children asked for something, he said yes all the time. If you have Prayer requests for you or someone else, if its a private matter, just say you would like to be prayed for,and me and the prayer team will do our best to pray for you.

Topic by Dakota Joel   |  last reply


Request for timer

I would like to make a timer circuit for one or two digicams. Something which would press the shutter button at a desired interval, like from 30 sec to several minutes, to make high resolution timelapses. (2 cameras for stereo, or visual - infrared) I know this should be easy, a simple circuit with relays, but having no knowledge of electronics it would help to have it pointed out step by step)

Topic by BobS   |  last reply


Requests: Please change the popup to login + custom download buttons

Well two requests: Instructables devs can you change the way the popup comes up that tells you to login? A lot of my people are complaining that they NEED to login to the website, but actually they don't. Apparently they don't see the X or something or it is repeatedly coming up that it is annoying and people don't want to browse instructables. So my suggestion is not to cover up the whole screen with the popup, but just use a small banner on the bottom, which is not obtrusive like the current one is. Another request is that I would like to see a button on top of a instructable (next to the PDF download or something) where I can link to website where I have my stuff hosted, which is required for my instructable. So people can easily find the download and don't confuse it with the PDF download.

Topic by Metalfist 


Special request for Jayefuu

Is it possible to make a script that counts the views to EVERYTHING I post on ibles?  Profile views, forum topic views, and ible views combined?

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


Collections Feature Request

Please can we have... The ability to delete our own collections, especially the draft ones. The ability to flag collections for spam etc, as we do for Instructables and Forum topics. ... pretty please?

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


K'nex Idea request

I was searching for a knex turret on youtube, and I found this lego one. Would this be possible with K'nex? I would be grateful if anyone were to try.

Topic by The Jamalam   |  last reply


K'nex Gun Request

Could someone make a knex pistol meeting the following requirements? 1. The firing mine does not come out of the back of the gun. 2. It has a slide. 3. It has a mag. 4. It fires at least 20 feet. 5. The mag is easy to re-fill. Please? Thanks, BB

Topic by Bartboy   |  last reply


Knex gun request

I have a request of a gun to be made, heres the link:http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/File:Speargun1.jpg (I was thinking about it being made as a slingshot!)

Topic by muffinslayer2   |  last reply


Can someone make an ible on how to pick a hat that looks good on you?

My new avatar notwithstanding, I can never pick out a hat in real life. Every hat I try on is either too big for my face, or makes my head look weird. I know that girls can look awesome in a tasteful hat, but there must be some trick I'm missing. Do you go according to face shape? Age? Size? Can someone make an ible on how to pick a hat (like a straw-cowboy-fedora type hat...not a SISSY hat) ? Please?

Topic by Lithium Rain   |  last reply


Taking instructable requests

So...post what you'd like to see here, and I'll try to do it. I'm taking requests until...until I don't want to take requests anymore!I can do:Basic computing and troubleshootingWord processors, adobe pdf editorAudio relatedSome sculpting, painting, writing, drawingHow to draw instructables robotetc...these are just some of my many talents! :DSeriously, I may not be able to fulfill some requests, but I am more than willing to try! So what instructables would you like to see me do?

Topic by Lithium Rain   |  last reply


multiple requests to login

I am receiving login requests multiple times every time I am on the site. This has only happened in the last few days. Previously, once I logged on, I was on. Now, I logon. I go to any instructable, click on a picture to get a larger image, and get a login request. So I login again. Next time I want to see a larger image, I get another login request. Or if I want to post a question, or see answers to a question, or look at my own profile, etc., I get another request to logon. The whole time, the "keep me logged on" box is checked, but I am not staying logged on even for a few minutes. What's up?

Topic by artisandyke   |  last reply


The Blaster rifle request!

Hey can somebody make an E-11 Blaster Rifle (a StormTrooper's Gun) and could you post it?

Topic by SonicX 22   |  last reply


Tiny capitalization request

Anytime you type nowadays, capitalization at the beginning of a sentance or paragraph is automatic. Except on the first letter of a comment on Instructables. It's irritating. Can you please fix it?

Topic by Brooklyntonia   |  last reply


Old microwave request!!!

Hey there fellow makers! i am currently trying to build a tesla coil and i am looking for microwave transformers. is there anyone who would be willing to donate a broken or used microwave?

Question by Irish pirate630   |  last reply


Building Request #1

I need cool space ship model. To submit yours, you need to: 1.Build your model. 2.Take a picture of your model. 3.Submit your picture as a comment with your name and the name of the ship . 4.Monitor your comment to see if it's selected as the best model so far! I'm hoping to get some cool pictures!

Topic by krujh2 


Bubble machine request

I would like to know if some knows how to build a bubble machine its for my neaceIts so i dont have to buy one that will break within a few minuts on using it.contact me at [http://genhavoc481@yahoo.com GeneralHavoc481]

Topic by Havoc481   |  last reply


Bluetooth Class Request

Can we have a bluetooth class please? I'd like to see one with Blynk especially. I've been learning it for the past couple weeks for the Arduino 101 and there's no good resources online, just a bunch of hack and half of them don't work.  I'm actually gonna write a bunch of ible for the community, but a class would be awesome!

Topic by TechMartian   |  last reply


Is there a place to request an Instructable?

Is there a section on Instructables where you can suggest projects for someone to make?  Example, I would love to find an Instructable for a DIY wireless dog fence.  (searched -no luck). I am sure there is someone out there who can make one of these.  Or there are folks out there who have the smarts and would love to see what people would like to have.

Question by terdallaujar   |  last reply


strange request? Piano!

Hi all, My son is learning the piano, however at present he cannot read music, wondered if there was a way to keep him interested, thought perhaps trying to get my hands on music but in the form of G C B etc but don`t quite know what I am looking for? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks for reading!!

Question by ecokeera   |  last reply


Requesting project ideas!

Hi, I have a Sanguino (basically a more powerful Arduino), an old laptop, an old cordless phone, an old remote control, a couple of old mobile phones and a couple of radio controlled toys. All of these can be scavenged for parts. Can anyone give me good electronics / robotics project ideas that I can try out. I am a computer science guy by training and profession and though need a refresher on electronics, I can basically get to a pretty complex project once I dirty my hands on a couple of basic ones to refresh myself. Thanks, Sushrut.

Question by sushmair   |  last reply


Not a bug, but a feature request

In the forum sections we can see who made the last comment and I find this info very helpful. In the Answers sections however we only see the number of replies given so far. A lot of us like to help out by providing more or less usefull answers and it would be great to see who provided the last. This way it is easy to see if the person asking for help actually came back and replied him/herself. As an alternative it would be almost as good to see a tick, point or "replied" info once the person asking replied again. Would of course also help during springclean to remove tons of questions that never got solved.... Not to mention user from the database ;)

Topic by Downunder35m   |  last reply


Flag request: &quot;other&quot;

I'm sure this has been suggested elsewhere, but nothing came of it, either way, and it has come up again in a conversation with another member by PM. Currently, Instructables can be flagged for three reasons - "inappropriate", "incomplete" or "spam". Whilst they cover most eventualities, I would like to propose a fourth flag option: "other". Of course, "other" is rather vague, so its use would require details - clicking it would open a comment or message box to allow a brief description of the reason for the flag, whether it is the original source of a project that has been ripped off from elsewhere, or a concern regarding the safety or legality of a posting. I don't know coding, so I don't know if such a system is possible with this site. If it isn't, then can I suggest that a fourth flag option be added called "Legal issues", or some other catch-all phrase that covers issues of intellectual ownership and site liability.

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


HDMI converter request

So what do those of us with old surround sound receivers with no HDMI inputs that we either don't want to part with because in every other way they are just awesome pieces of equipment or we simply can't afford to replace them do? It seems that no one sells an affordable, quality HDMI to RCA converter that can easily go between modern components like Blu-ray players and older receivers.  So what can we pirate one from and what would be the best way to do it? Ideally it would split out all the surround channels or convert to a single digital RCA cable.  I'm more concerned about sound, because TVs wear out and get replaced faster than receivers, so odds are we have an HDMI ready TV.  I don't object to video as part of the project, it just isn't necessary (for me).

Topic by mid_life_crisis   |  last reply


Electic circuit request

I am looking for help in designing/building a specific circuit that will perform the folowing: I want to to be able to load a sound file from a flash dive into a device that will play it through an output that can be connected to an amplifier and played through a speaker. So the specifics that I'd like: 1. The device would  have a usb receptical that would accept a flash drive loaded with a .wav file. Typical file would be about 30-60sec long. 2. The device would have a momentary contact button that would play the file on demand. While holding the button, the file would play. Releasing the button would reset the file back to the beginning so pushing the button again would replay the file from the beginning. 3. The device would have a 1/8" or 1/4" plug output that could be connected to an external amplifier to play the file over speakers. 4. Device would run off of 12v dc power I know this is simple but not sure the best and cheapest way to build. Wondering if a 555 timer or an Arduino would work for this. Any help greatly appreciated!

Topic by sfhc2181   |  last reply


Feature Request/Revival

The way the stats tab on instructables used to work for search URLs was messier than the current iteration but including the full URL was good in one way, it let you know what people searched to get to your instructable.  I'm not mad for SEO or going mad with keywords, however as a matter of curiosity and to see if people meant to find your instructable with the search or if it just ended up being relevant is very interesting.  With the current stats function is there any way to get at those URLs, or even just the search terms? Was it even a change on instructables end?  I'm wondering because I find I do find use in it along with the idle curiosity.  Insert random library picture...

Topic by killerjackalope   |  last reply


403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules.

"403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules. " This shows up after two pages of going through this website...whats the problem?

Topic by CanadiaEskimo 


Request: Sound canceller / radio frequency canceller

Request: Sound canceller / radio frequency canceller. Here's the sound canceller, which is prices at around $30,000 Euros, and powers itself. (using radio frequency) http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/sono-technical-setup.jpeg Aditional request:  Radio Frequency canceller.  Ideally it would be something similar in concept, but would be able to cancel specific ranges also. Thanks.

Topic by WyattsAccount   |  last reply


Book inclusion request CONFIRMED!!.. It's REAL.

It's legit people. terrymake is the real deal...from: ewilhelmwhen: Sep 1, 2008. 8:16 AMsubject: re: Book inclusion request. Legit?I just put a comment on her orangeboard letting people know that she is indeed with O'Reilly.

Topic by Lftndbt   |  last reply


Feature Request: @user tag

For me instructables is great because of it's outstanding community. Still, I believe this could be an even better place if we worked closer together.  Sure, this can't be forced, but it can be made easier: It would help greatly if a "@user" tag was introduced. It should do two things: Notify the user mentioned, both with an on-page notification (like a PM) as well as through email Produce a clickable link to the user's page The usage cases are plenty. It could be used if... an authors project is based on @user ideas/ project @user has improve upon one's work @user has similar project worth checking out a comment/ forum post is adressed to @user, even though it is not a direct response one knows @user is interested in a instructable/ forum post, but may have missed it Unlike PMs it's a quick and public method to reach out for people. I am very aware that even though this is a "small" idea it may take much effort to develop and integrate throughout the site. Yet I do believe it would be absolutely worth it, as it... motivates authors (it is the greatest feeling to know somebody values the project you've poured all of your heart into) keeps conversations going (I've seen many comments not being responded to just because they haven't used the reply button) brings people with similar ideas and interests together (isn't this what instructables is all about?) It could happen that this will be abused by some people, so "blocking" certain users (to not receive notifications) should be a mandatory function. What do you think about this?

Topic by nqtronix   |  last reply


Request: DIY LED Nightlight Outlet Cover

Hi all, I have been scouring the web and have yet to find what I am looking for.  I have seen a couple of different LED lights embedded in outlet covers and switchplates, but I need to do-it-myself because whoever cut the outlet holes in my house clearly had the shakes, and I want to convert the larger size custom covers I need to have LED lights especially for the kitchen and the bathrooms.  I also want to put them into covers that have unusual configurations, such as two outlets and a switch, etc. I have a few things I need.  (1) it cannot prevent full use of the outlet (I don't have any to spare)  (2) I need to be able to use amber lighting so as not to have the normal blue of standard white LED lighting wake me up, which should be easy enough.  (3) I would really love to be able to add them to GFCI outlets, too, but my understanding of how those work is limited. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.  I'm good with electronics right up until it involves building your own circuits, but my electrical skills pretty much top out at re-wiring a lamp, understanding how many amps it is safe to pull in a house circuit and how not to electrocute myself. I want to do this right, so it's stable long term and safe.  Again, thanks for any help, folks. -Lois

Topic by LoisBelle   |  last reply


Here's a first!

This is a first for me - I've done a requestible.I published braids with seven and eight strands of yarn, and then I got a request to publish a 16-strand version.I did it! Working out the moves in my head nearly plaited my brain, so I just sat down and tried it - it turned out to be a lot easier than I thought.I am now confident that I could create a braid with any multiple of 4 strands above 8.

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Instructable on Cricket Chirp

Is there a Instructable on how to do that cricket chirp with your mouth? I've seen other people do it and I really want to know how it's done.

Topic by linkmaster03   |  last reply


Feature request for the community section

Might be just me but I would appreciate to have the name or who made the last posting in a topic.Having the date is one thing but a name would allow to see if the thread starter replied or someone else.

Topic by Downunder35m 


Feaure Request - moving images

When dealing with images, I cannot do the "drag to reorder" stuff on a touch-sensitive device, such as my phone or tablet*. Since the vast majority of my time online is via one of these two devices, not being able to click & drag images around is a major PITA, having to start up the desk top computer just to move a thumbnail a few pixels... Bearing in mind that most UK internet browsing is done via touch-sensitive devices, and the UK is this site's second-biggest user-base, it would seem sensible to address this issue. *both running Android

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


"Wonder Wash" DIY Request

So I have been looking for a cheap way to quickly wash small loads of laundry and came across the "Wonder Wash" (http://www.laundry-alternative.com/washing.htm).  The main issue I have with this thing is the $50 price tag.  I know that it is a small amount to pay to reduce your water and electricity needs but times are tight.  My baby seems to go through 5-6 burp rags a day and I don't like using the washing machine for such a small load every other day.  Anyone have any insight on how I can build one of these on the cheep? Cheers Cody

Topic by loki7856   |  last reply


Translated Instructable - feature request

Overnight, my instructable count went up by one. Since I haven't posted anything new, I realised that this means that one of my instructables has been translated into another language for one of the non-English versions of Instructables. It wasn't immediately obvious, though, which instructable or which language.  Jayefuu pointed out the existence of a drop-down menu that had appeared, but that only takes me to the translated project, not to the the translated project on the other website. Please, can the links between the different language sites be made more explicit? For instance: A row of buttons across the bottom of the page to switch between language sites (even if they just take you to that site's front page) An option to include other language sites in searches An email from HQ when an instructable is translated, with a link to the translation on the other language site.

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Does this site have a place where we can request a pattern, advice, hints, etc? Answered

Specifically, I'd like to build a child's bed that is a combination bed/playhouse with some storage and room to play (obviously-it's a playhouse). I 've searched topics but would like to formally request it. Thanks!?

Question by tillytoo9   |  last reply


Will someone draw this for me?

I want a picture of a man in white kneeling and a man in a black suit with a sword putting the sword on the kneeling man's head. I would prefer this to be in a manga kinda style, but any style will be ok. It doesn't matter how long it takes, but sooner is better.

Topic by metalshiflet   |  last reply


Tired of this thing in the chatroom

Why do I keep having this error! I haven't been in the chat room myself for a while now Apparently others can still get on I know there really isn't much instructables can do I checked meebo and nothing the closest is that the group is made private and I know that's not true

Topic by Chicken2209   |  last reply


Pro Suggestion: Points

Ok, so I thought this was a pretty good idea that could make people want to buy more Pro Memberships, and publish more Instructables. What if for getting different levels of featured, you could get points to trade in for different things. For example: Channel features could get 10 points, category features could get 25 points, and homepage features could get 50 points. Then, you could get points for being in the newsletter, and for getting featured on the flash box on the front page. You could trade the points in for more pro memberships, digital patches, stickers, or maybe if you saved up enough, a laser etched Leatherman. What do you think?

Topic by kcls   |  last reply