No More Unsubscribe

I no longer see the option to unsubscribe through someone's Instructable or user page. Firefox 3.6.8 WinXP

Topic by AngryRedhead   |  last reply


1 more day!

Only one more day before the 2 year anniversary of knex on instructables!!!! i have a special present for knex so make sure to see it tomorrow!

Topic by dsman195276   |  last reply


This deserves more views

This project deserves more views.hailtothkngbby has taken a cardboard idea of mine and rendered it in shiny, durable aluminium, as well as adding a couple of refinements.Go, see.

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


No more author names?

I have noticed that the author's names are not attatched to the posts anymore, i.e. -"My Post" By:Tinker83- in the intro. is this going to be a permanent fixture or is it something temporary? it's not a huge problem, but its kind of nice to just look up and see who wrote it.

Topic by Tinker83   |  last reply


Seeing Auras & Ghosts

I have posted this on other forums without much response. Since some of the best minds use this site, I should get a lively response. Friday, on a TV show called 20/20, they interview some kids that said they see auras and spirits. Do any of you know people who can do that? I have tried to see or photograph auras without success. It seems that these things may be visible either in the ultraviolet or far infrared and require someone with eyes that are more sensitive to these wavelengths. Young kids would be better at that. Infrared and ultraviolet light (UV) are in our environment, even though we can't see it. You would expect that different people would look different under UV, just as they do under visible light. Additionally, some things show fluorescence under UV. Perhaps auras are differing fluorescence by individuals as seen by those with extended visual response. It might be interesting to look at various people under just UV or just infrared (perhaps using night goggles) and note the observations. It would be interesting to have someone view auras through various filters to see how the auras change. Are auras affected by magnetic fields? Would smoke in the air have an effect? Does the aura look better with a dark background? Does getting drunk help? Ghosts are probably more difficult. It is to be expected that God doesn't want us asking them sensitive questions (like "Where's Heaven?"). ~Bob~

Topic by ShutterBugger   |  last reply


Long Time No See.

Okay to start this off I'll begin on telling you how close i was to quitting "k'nex", so anyways when I almost quit "k'nex" i got into war games, like Call Of Duty and Battlefield Bad Company, mostly B.B.C though, so as i collected more guns thought B.B.C I thought to myself, I should keep my k'nex and build some replicas, but then again i thought psssht I'm not any good at building guns, so what I want you people of Instructables to do is to find me the best of the best replicas for me to build, and thank you in advance.

Topic by bigdylan91   |  last reply


More Java problems!

I'm trying to make a simple program that will display a different text, depending on the day selected by the user. When I run it, I get the frame, the label, and the combobox. I don't see the textarea(source attached), but that might just be the way it is. However, the combobox is supposed to determine the textarea's text with a Switch statement. But it doesn't do anything on any of the days. I'm pretty sure it just has something to do with how I'm implementing the textarea, as the rest of it is fairly straightforward.

Topic by metrogdor22   |  last reply


More FREE Cookies!

Aha, now that I have pulled you in here, its time for me to explain exactly whats going on.Fungus Amungus, has been giving out alot of cookies. Hundreds almost. Its easy for one person to give out lots of cookies. But it easier for loads of people to give just the one cookie.So here is a call out to all you people out here able to give patches. Its a simple task.GIVE FUNGUS AMUNGUS COOKIESHis profile can be found here - Fungus AmungusCookie pictures can be found here and here, as well as hereI have already sent mine his way! Lets see just how many cookies we can give him.

Topic by gmjhowe   |  last reply


101 (or more) ways to see a half-pint of milk

Well, after seeing posts on https://www.instructables.com/community/What_is_your_winning_slogan/ that forum, and Lemonie suggesting that a book should be made, I decided to make this. All you need to do is post a comment that says: An optimist sees a half pint of milk and says it's half full, a pessimist sees a half pint of milk and says it's half empty. I see a half pint of milk and say (your view of a half pint of milk here.)

Topic by ItsTheHobbs   |  last reply


Steve HAS 800 BEST ANSWERS Probably More Tonight

I will see Venus before getting anywhere close to steveastrouk's scoring. Just hand me a tissue to wipe my eyes please ;-) A

Topic by iceng   |  last reply


connector name (see pic)

I'm trying to replace the antenna on my Sprint Airave to get more distance (more on that later). i am trying to find the connector it uses on digikey. ive attached a picture. if you can tell me what this part is called, i'd greatly appreciate it. bonus: if you can get me a digikey/mouser/newark part number, i will post an instructable on range-boosting an Airave! also, i havent examined the pcb extensively yet, but if i slap a giant antenna on this board, will i have to put some sort of load inductance? i havent worked with near-Ghz frequencies before, so i dont know how sensitive these things are to loading. thanks, Daniel

Topic by samurai1200   |  last reply


No more traffic sources report?

I remember that it was possible to see the traffic sources in the stats of an instructable. Did this feature disappear with the site update?Thanks!

Question by Matlek   |  last reply


IDEA: More info/statistics

Idea: Along with a bigger profile picture, and the best answer percentage showing somewhere, something like this could be great (see the attached image) It might look like a bit of a mess, but this is just an idea...

Topic by Yonatan24 


cant see all comments

Hello,  I cant see all the comments in this theme https://www.instructables.com/id/Mega-Prusa-i3-Rework-8-x-Build-Volume/ statistic buttons says, that the theme contains 1423 comments, but the "More Comments" button works only at first press. I am able to see only last 65 comments.  can you fix that please ? regards :) 

Topic by luuxiii   |  last reply


What projects do YOU want to see?

Simply put, what sort of things are you looking for? What do you want to learn how to make? Which piece of advise would benefit you? I'm doing this more out of curiosity than anything else, can't wait to see the results! :D

Topic by Kryptonite   |  last reply


Instructables seems to be more popular!

Wow first instructables has sprint ads and now toyota ads. I think instructables is really getting more popular i see more and more new members join. Wow i think instructables.Growing do you think instructables is growing?

Topic by Easy Button   |  last reply


More Component IDs Please Answered

Hi All,I'm struggling to ID a couple more componentsI just thought they were pots of some description but when I put a meter across them I get around 0.2-3 ohms for bothThe yellow coloured one has no markings on it that I can seeThe grey one is marked Eurohm72P103B9647Googling that isn't getting any results... HELP!!!!!TIA

Question by KTM1290S   |  last reply


more flexibility with authoring Instructables

Hello, Is there a way to put images in the middle of text in a instructable step?  I seem to only be able to put the images at the top.  That's not very useful. There's no way to drag and drop an image where you want it. There also doesn't seem to be any html tag option - it seems Instructable go rid of that button, although I see Instructables from people that tell are using that button.  What's going on? Thanks, Eric

Topic by electronichamsters   |  last reply


More Cardboard Halo Weapons

Here are my other Halo weapons, made from cardboard and elmers/hot glue.I have an instructable coming soon but if anybody is really interested, here's the basic way of making these. Start out with the thickest cardboard you can find. Foam core board will also work. Cut out the basic shape with scissors or a pocketknife, retrace it, glue it together, and add details like blades, sights, and barrels. see the originals https://www.instructables.com/community/Cardboard-Halo-Weapons/?comments=all

Topic by nerfer192   |  last reply


Make collaborators more prominent?

. Almost 70% (sounds better than two-out-of-three heehee) of the iBles with my name on them are collaborations. With one in particular, my main function was just to get the ball rolling and the other collaborators did most of the work. But unless you click the more info button, it looks like I did all the work.. I'm not sure how to do it without taking up too much real estate, but I would like to see collaborators listed without having to click more info. At least a prominent "X collaborators" notation.. . Graphic by caitlinsdad

Topic by NachoMahma   |  last reply


More sites with interesting projects?

I am not sure how I stumbled onto this site but I'm totally hooked. I love all the little projects that look like a lot of fun and have even tried my hand at several! I just got done with grad school and have a lot more time on my hands so I was wondering if there were more sites like this perhaps that specifically focus on interesting decoration/lamps/knicknacks etc. If this is an inappropriate question for these forums, I apologize! I just really enjoy seeing what types of things people are doing and getting ideas for things to do on my own :D

Topic by mrbort   |  last reply


More infos on profile pages.

Hello everybody. What I would like to see, is more infos on users' profiles. Currently there are: Instructables (very good), Views (completely not important I think), Comments (somewhat important if We want to check if user is active). And that's it. Nothing more.  What is missing is: - Instructables User made - super important, right after list of instructables created. I am very surprised it is not there!!! - Some basic info where particular user is from. Description page is not enough. People most often leave it empty or They don't put any usefull infos. - Links to User's YouTube channels or other social media profiles. We don't live only in Instructables. Cheers Radek

Topic by zolv   |  last reply


Did you see a UFO or not?

I could not sleep so I went for a little bike ride to get some fresh air and burn unwanted kalories. To my surprise one really bright "star" began to move and because it was night my conclusion was a plane at low altitude or making a turn. After a while however it looked more like this "light" is still coming towards me and if you know planes this would mean it should have crashed already - which it did not. But it definately came closer and once almost over me I also realise it does not move in a straight line, more in a slight zick-zack movement. Biggest surprise was the shape I could make out, definately no plane that I know of! To me it looked like a cigar shape which was much wider in diameter on one end. Can't say front or back as the flight patter did not incate anything like this. Any directional changes happened without the shape changing direction, if it moved to the right than without turning - it just "slided" while the long shape kept pointing in the same direction as before. Took about 10 pics on my phone but even after checking on the computer there is only black on a black background, not even a single star visible :( Just to get me right here - I do believe in other planets out there having intelligent live but I do not think intelligent "creatures" from outer space would come to visit us. The term UFO means unidentified flying object and nothing else was there that I saw - just something that makes no sense in terms of following known laws of physics flying through the night sky. Would not even bother to write about it if any of what I saw would make sense to me. There was no sound, which was really strange. IMHO the craft was at an altitude between 1000 and 3000m not higher. It also seemed the light I thought came from a plane was coming directly from the fuselage or hull and not a lamp, looked like the outer surface was glowing. But seeing something moving quite fast over your head with no sound at all is just weird.... The zick zack movement was strange too but when the craft took off to disappear into the night it was like instand accelleration. Within an instand the light went really bright and was gone over the horizon - never seen anything move that fast! I know there are lots of secret military aircrafts out there, same for people playing with drones but this was much bigger, would say at least 400m long. Even if the altitude would have been much lower in reality than what I thought it would have been huge - and totally silent. Spent the last hour or so checking some videos on Youtube but nothing really matched what I saw. So my question(s): Did you ever see something moving with impossible speeds, making impossible turns or accelerating like no tomorrow in the sky? And if so: Did it look like an oversized cigar, bigger on one end and with a "glowing body"? Do you know of any prototype craft being the size of at least two Airbusses in lenght that can fly without making any noise at all? Disclaimer: I do realise what sort of "crap" I am writing here. I also acknowledge that I don't know everything that can fly. I do not think that I saw an UFO in terms of being "out of this world". Yes, I know my level of insanity ;) I do not claim to have seen or being abducted by aliens either ;) And no, I have neither been blind drunk nor on drugs when I saw this ;)

Topic by Downunder35m   |  last reply


High Speed Suggestions- More Please!

As you may know, but need reminding of, Summer is just around the corner! This means that I will have plenty of light and much needed free time! Geocaching and iBling aside, I plan to get some excellent footage this summer. Only problem is, I need ideas! So, what would you like to see filmed at 300, 600, and 1200 frames per second? (I decided to post a second topic, seeing as my first one is a little crowded.)

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll   |  last reply


even more k'nex guns?

I know that there are alot of knex guns out there. like millions. but most of them are just modifications of killerk's guns. i noticed that i dont see very much rifles out there so i went to build a knex rifle.when i finished, i built a rifle that looks like a Mauser Karabiner 98k (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karabiner_98k) it is scale size (it could be a little bit smaller because i have short fingers). it shoots far, i dont know how far exactly because i lost my bullet somewhere across the road behind someones house. its single shot (as in it has a magazine but you have to pull the firing pins back, like real Mauser Karabiners.) and it has a strong stock, dose not use strange pieces like motors or wheels. and it has this true trigger that i think i invented. I will post the instructable when my camera gets fixed in a few daysDiscuss:1. can someone tell me if i invented this trigger for knex guns?2. Knex Rifles in general

Topic by Plastic Fir   |  last reply


Cheap way to see Galapagos - Volunteer

I am assisting locals from Galapagos with creating a volunteer program that supports conserving the environment and allowing people to see the Galapagos in a more sustainable way.   We are really geared to people similar to Instructables that are crafty.  For those that dont know, Galapagos has a real problem with invasive species changing the natural habitat and threating the unique animals.  As a volunteer you will work between erradicating introduced plant species (i.e. getting out any rage with a machette), growing and transporting new native species (testing out how green your thumb is) and introducing green technologies to the Hacienda (we are already composting and using the energy produced by wind power).  Volunteers can stay for as little as one week or up to 3 months.   No particular skills are needed but we would love to have people that can help to introduce new green technologies. Check out more information on our website: http://www.galapagosesperanza.com They are wonderful people and its a wonderful place.  We hope you can assist!

Topic by galapagosesperanza   |  last reply


More refinement on the commenting system

Would it be possible to have a set of 'tags' that can be assigned to comments on Instructables so that things that are just trying to stir up trouble or are otherwise just attaching to the top comment to get theirs seen noticed? Right now, all you have is "Flag" which is not what I want. I want people to be able to say whatever they want, but I want a way to be able to categorize a comment better... You could tag a comment 'Troll' if all they are trying to do is get people angry. Or 'dangerous' if the comment has obvious dangerous things to it. The point is to get the comments to have a more user-moderated feel to them, rather than what they are now which is anybody can say anything and it's going to be there forever unless it's a really blatant disregard for the rules. Slashdot has a very wonderful system where they let you actually ignore comments from certain people who are clearly trolls and never bring anything useful to the conversation. They also allow you to moderate comments with basic things like, "Insightful" or "Funny" with points that you get semi-regularly by commenting and having your comments moderated positively. Maybe we could have a system like that in place? There are a few people on this site which I never would want to hear from again, due to the very nature of every single comment they have ever said has been--in my eyes--useless and just completely not worth my time to even see. I would also like people who I find as friends to have a different color frame so that I know those are the ones I should read first.

Topic by Spokehedz 


Why is it so bad that the small bakeries disappear more and more...

Everyone loves a good bread roll, a nice and freshly baked bread...But where does it come from and what is really in it?When it comes to bread and bread rolls we tend to think all is fresh, especially when you see that your favourite supermarket has a bakery with a real oven.Our local baker that took over the business from his father not only sees a thread but also is unable to compete with the price.The consumer only too often selects by price only if look and taste seem to be good.A bread roll for under 20 cents, a whole bread for just over $2 and I am not talking toast here...So how is such a price possible or how can a "bakery" provide 30 or more different types of rolls and bread with just one or two small ovens and a tiny kitchen area?The trick on a small scale is to use ready to go mixes, just add yeast and water and you are set to go.On a big scale we talk about dough that is frozen, sometimes pre-baked but alsways already in the shape of the finnished product.Since there is just flour, salt and yeast in it what could the harm?Like with soft drinks and alcohol not all ingredients are legally required to be listed.Enzymes, antioxidants, modifiers and more.The claim is that ingredients that disappear during the baking need not mentioning at all.If we check how these helping substances are made we get everything from bacteria and fungi over chemical compositions that are lab created and even things that are totally engeneered.Why use nature if you can made the substance in a lab...Most countries have authorities that deal with just these things and their use.So as long as every single ingredient is legal and does not require to be listed it is fair game.The problem here is that no one really knows what goes into the dough for these ready to bake frozen products.As we know from our chemistry lessons in school even totally harmless components can combine to a harmful endproduct.Especially enzymes are used to to modify everything from DNA over meat products to modifying the appearence and shelf life of a product.For most if not all the secret ingredients used we are assured they are conform with the local law and food regulations but we will never know where they came from or how they could interact with each other.Every dentist will tell you that cheap, white (so called) bread is pretty much the worst for your teeth.The usual claim here is that it is too soft, might contain too much sugar but in general the carbohydrates convert to harmful sugars and food for bacteria.These bacteria then harm your teeth...This alone however has shown to be a bit of a misjudgement.If you take the official ingredients on their own then their harm on the teeth is basically non existing.It is again the enzymes and their remains that do the hard work by providing the base to convert a lot of contents directly to sugars through these bacteria.If we now go a step further and consider that bacteria do a pretty good in our body to keep a healthy balance and convert nutrients for us we have to wonder...A thing of our modern time is alleries, same for intolerance to certain foods.The sources for these are plentyful but apart from shielding ourselfs agains all bacteria, viruses and germs in general food is a common factor.Regions with limited or no access to processed foods or drinks show little to no signs of our common allergies or common helth conerns like heart disease or obesity.When it comes to our bread products it is obvious that we consume a lot of it and simply trust the claims on the pack.Rich in omega 3 added fibres, wholemeal...A real baker starting shortly after midnight to produce fresh products for his customer will just shake his head.There are many studies that show us the quality of certain foods, also a lot that show how fast food is bad for you.But when it comes to investigating the bread we eat every day we only find meaningless informations.The long term effect of some of the "secret" ingredients in bread are however well studied in animal tests.Digestive problems, failing to make use of certain basic amino acids, an affected central nervous system and even behaviour abnomalities have been observed.Of course we can't really compare a rat or pig on totally overdosed tests with what we eat on a daily base.But if certain enzymes and other ingredients in our frozen bread mixes and also dry mixes can do this then it is safe to asume that some sife effects from long term exposure will happen too.An enzyme that might just cause a less sticky dough might also affect meat.Another ingredient that should keep the dough firm enough for production machines could cause your stomach lining to produce far less liquids that help digestion.And other ingredients that might just try to produce a more uniform expansion of the dough might break down other food products in your intestines so the body can not convert them into as many other building blocks as before.Sure, we trust the claim that the baking will totall remove all traces of all the things that are not required to be listed.But lab test will show quite opposite, especially when it comes to soft, fluffy "bread" in sliced form.Bread is one of the basic food items everyone needs, so if being able to provide it at an "affordable" price is possible than not too many will actually check the product as a whole.Imagine you buy a premium looking steak and on the pack it states it was made with meat glue - another enzyme.You would not buy it...Thankfully most countries banned the use of meat glues after to many cases of related food poisoning happened.Should have been obvious that cut meat will have more bacteria and that gluing such pieces will result in bacteria to grow inside the meat at fast rates.So if you now wonder why such things are not fully regulated and checked ask yourself: why do you buy the cheap bread from your supermarket instead going to support your local baker?Money...Don't trust my words here!Grab a bread from your supermarket and some bread rolls, then do the same at a real bakery and compare the products.After that check for the best time and grab a few cold beer to have a nice chat about factory made bread products with the guy who kowns how to make it.You might be suprised what he will tell you ;)

Topic by Downunder35m   |  last reply


why do some of the more basic classes not have more advanced counterparts

(this is targeted more towards HQ so if any body can either get them to see this or answer with what they would say, please do) i have a few questions:  - why do the most of the simple classes not have more advanced counterparts  - what qualifies a class suggestion to be made  - how long do classes usually take to make

Topic by Vortetty   |  last reply


Click to Scroll through Options (Yonatan24)

If you came here, you're probably** one of my followers. If you're one of my followers, you're probably interested in my Instructables. If you're interested in my Instructables, well... You get the point... If you're interested in seeing my projects in action, and more, Subscribe to my new YouTube Channel! Maybe these (deleted) embed links might decide to work one day... If you are on mobile or want to watch my channel trailer, Click here) Have an idea for a project that you think I can make? Post it here, or send it in a Private Message! If I win in an Instructables contest with your idea, I'll send you a FREE 1 YEAR PRO Membership! You can always contact me by Private message, though for something that's really important, you can send me an email using common sense and the period of this sentence, which contains my email address.   More links: Free PRO Membership Membership Giveaways My collection of my favorite projects My first I'ble My first featured I'ble My Twitter (haven't decided what I want to do there...) **(If you came here through the forums, this Forum Topic has been linked from My Instructables Page. Since I now have no Orangeboard, and have several different sites that I want to link through my profile page, I thought that I would do it like this...)

Topic by Yonatan24   |  last reply


Pin it Button! Did you see it!

The Pin It Button is back!  You may not have noticed, but it is there. It is pretty simple to use. To see the button, hover over the image you want to pin.  Don't open the image.  You can pin the big images, and the images that are in rows of two.  Any more images in a row than that and it doesn't look like you can pin them. Click the Pin It button. This will open a new tab the same as the bookmark bar Pin It button works. Pin the image. Close the separate window. You are done! Please, PIN AWAY!

Topic by Penolopy Bulnick   |  last reply


Entering more than 3 contests

I know that an Instructable can enter only in 3 contests, but in the Instructable page of my project I see that I can enter even in more contests... Is it a bug or what? How can I remove my project from a contest? I don't want to risk to been excluded for every one of them... The Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Controlled-Robotic-Hand/ Operating System: Windows 8.1 Browser: Mozilla Firefox

Topic by Gabry295   |  last reply


Opening and closing beam katana (Tsubaki from No More Heroes)

I recently decided I'm going to go as Travis Touchdown for Halloween, and a friend and I decided we were going to attempt to make the Tsubaki Beam Katana. (the one in the middle)We've thought about making one that is always closed, (not able to extend out to open position) so I can wear it on my belt. But where's the fun in that. So we thought of course about making one that will always be extended out, (not able to collapse into closed position) but it would be cumbersome at times that I would need both my hands wherever I was, and I don't like putting things down, just so I can come back to it to see that it's been handled by someone else and broken, (I plan on it being sturdy, but still, someone will find a way) or even worse... missing. So I guess the only option would be to make a fully functioning one (being able to extend and collapse through the use of buttons, and when extended out, pressing a switch to turn on a light for the "beam")So basically thishttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm3crEC-fAw#t=0m5sexcept without the hitting of people part. lolThere is multiple ways I've thought on how to approach this, the simplest, but non awesome way, would be to just use gravity, like the old school toy lightsabers. If there's no other way, I guess that will be what I have to end up doing. But, lets not give up so soon shall we? I've thought of using a long spring, but the only place I thought of where to put that would be in the tube that would light up for the 'beam', but once lit up you would be able to see the shadow of the spring projected onto the tube, and I don't really want that. Another idea was to use air pressure somehow, I really don't know how though, this kind of stuff isn't exactly my forte. And my last idea was some gears that could possibly be used on the stick piece that extends on the outside of the beam, to hold the top of the whole beam katana, but that might be hard to pull off since that piece is going to be sectioned like an antenna that extends out.So what I'm asking for is different ideas that I could possibly use to get this thing to shoot open on command. I would like for it to shoot open and snap closed, but being able to get it to only shoot open seems more plausible in this situation. (and just manually close it by hand) But if you have ideas for it to open AND close on command, then please share, for I just may try it.Thank you for your time in reading this, and any help you have to offer.

Topic by SamuraiSamori   |  last reply


Quantum superposition, big enough to see!

In today's Nature online, there's a report of an experimental group who have put a naked-eye visible oscillator (an aluminum-nitride paddle about 30 microns wide) into a quantum superposition of moving and not moving simultaneously.  They cooled the paddle to a few tens of millikelvins, and connected it to a superconducting circuit that could drive the paddle to osciilate.  After confirming that the paddle was in its quantum ground state (no vibrational energy), they put the superconducting circuit into a superposition of on- and off states, and directly measured that the paddle was in the corresponding superposition of vibrating and not vibrating. In the words of J.B.S. Haldane, "Life is not only queerer than we imagine, it is queerer than we can imagine." Update #1:  Science News also has a report on this result, with some slightly different details.  The paper itself is a pay-per-view Nature article. Update #2:  Science magazine now also has a report on this result, with a better and more detailed explanation of the superconducting phase circuit.

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


Zeitgeist, Randomizer, Community Blog, and more!

We just released a bunch of sweet new features and added more cool stuff to the homepage. - Zeitgeist is originally a German expression that means "the spirit of the age", literally translated as "time (Zeit) spirit (Geist)". It describes the intellectual and cultural climate of an era. Our Zeitgeist sorting orders Instructables, Slideshows, and Videos by the most recent comments, so you can see what people are talking about right now! On the homepage, the Zeitgeist section shows featured Instructables with the most recent comments. Zeitgeist is essentially the way we've been sorting forum topics. - You can sort forum topics by "featured" or by total number of replies. Yes, Random fun is still in the lead.- Featured forum topics appear on the homepage forming our Community Blog. We're using the Community Blog to share stuff we find interesting that isn't necessarily related to Instructables. We'll post about local events, new really interesting research, cool websites, and anything else that we find captivating. If you've got something you'd like to share on the Community Blog, write a forum topic and ask us to feature it.- A captcha is now required to send personal messages. This will stop PM spammers dead in their tracks. Yes, Instructables has grown big enough that spammers are trying to PM large numbers of the community - this right of passage for our website makes me shed tears of joy - or something. - Your sorting options will now follow you around while you explore. On the explore page, if you click "recent" to see the latest items and then, for example, click a keyword, to drill down on a subject, or the Slideshow tab, to see Slideshows, that list will still be sorted by recent.- Clicking Randomizer will give your random results within your browsing category. Discover cool Instructables you've never seen before, or resurface old gems!- Finally, we improved the login process: Click the "login" link in the upper right, and you can log in right there on the same page. I'm having a lot of fun with Zeitgeist; let us know what new features you really like, and please report any bugs you find.

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


A more efficient way to stamp paint

Hi all! I have been working on a crowd source campaign for elaborately designed dice for a while now and have a problem with my home manufacturing process...hopefully, someone can give me some ideas. I need to find a quick and efficient way to apply paint to the raised surfaces of the dice faces. You can see in the rendered pic the 3d printed file that I'll be making the mold from. I made the numbers extend out instead of going in to simplify the painting but need to get down a system of applying the paint. I was thinking some sort of stamping but thought that was only good with ink. Any input is appreciated...

Topic by dmenegon   |  last reply


Instructables not family safe any more

I was disappointed to see the repeating ad for the AXE Undie Run. I was browsing through Instructables with my 10 year old son and the ad kept appearing at the top of the page. I actually DO care what goes into my child's mind.This is not the kind of content I want my son being exposed to yet. Come on? Women taking their clothes off? Headlines that say "Sexy"? What does this have to do with instructables? This just does not fit in with the otherwise wholesome, educational nature of the site. This means I cannot trust the content on this website to be safe for my kids any longer. If you cannot maintain higher standards than that, then I am forced to boycott this website for my family's viewing.

Topic by capacitated   |  last reply


Do you see what I see?

Here's a very cool illusion I have taken from this BBC article. First notice that the two desert scenes have exactly the same colour composition. The skies are both blue-ish and the deserts are both yellow-ish. Stare at the dot between the red and green squares for 60 seconds, and then look back at the dot between the two desert scenes. The more focused you are in staring at the dot between the green and red squares the better the subsequent illusion will be. The illusion was created by neuroscientist Beau Lotto (website here, with more illusions). (Are you colour blind?  Do you see any effect from this illusion?) I have a feeling that this effect could be used in some sort of cool Instructable, but I have no idea what...

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Surge in contests creating more / better instructables?

Is it me, or does it seem that the recent surge in contests strongly correlates with the number and quality of instructables submitted? I feel so inferior, but happy to see such great projects being posted. I really am impressed.

Topic by mikesty   |  last reply


is there a program that makes greenscreen effects as a webcam is rolling? see description for more details. Answered

If this seem confusing, i simply mean that you take a webcam, connect it, and it automaticly scans the webcam'e view for green screen green, and it replaces it with the selected image/video. got it? still confused? then post ?s and i'll try to answer them.

Question by milkywaybar   |  last reply


More things you don't have to be logged in for!

Another release is out, with some nice news: thanks to support from Autodesk, we are able to ease up a little on a couple things that required membership.  1) All users, logged in or not, can now see the secondary images.  2) All users, logged in or not, can now click on the ALLSTEPS icon (at the front of the icons for each step in the instructable title area) and see all steps on one page.  However, the ability to set the ALLSTEPS view as your default preference remains a Pro feature. The other notable issues fixed are: clarified emails for Pro members whose membership is about to renew - you now get 15 days notice that we're going to charge you again, with explanation of how to cancel that should you no longer wish to be Pro clarified emails for Pro members whose membership is about to expire, and improved the ability to re-sign-up added Next/Prev buttons to the member page list of Instructables, for those authors who have written too many to see on one page fixed some z-index issues (overlapping page items) fixed Facebook login button -- Facebook changed a thing!  but we caught up to them. We hope you like them!

Topic by rachel 


make Butyl Caulking Tape more flexible...

Dear All..Can I mix some chemicals with Butyl Caulking Tape (please see photo) for become more flexible and sticky like as rubber cement glue (photo please). If yes please help me to know what kind of chemical (easy to find) and more detail if possible. Many thank you.

Topic by lam   |  last reply


Contest Idea + make the world more sustainable

Many states seen facing water shortagesYeah, it's pretty bad - but I keep seeing lawns watered (anger)...Just throwing out a suggestion -- a project contest that tackles a focused global issue... Water conservation, for example. There's already a few great ones on the site too.

Topic by trebuchet03   |  last reply


[Site UI] read more and read less on member overview page display improperly

When I press "read more »" on the Member Overview page, the page displays "« less" Instead of (presumably) "read less «".  Bug Info: 1. Windows 8.1 (also tested on Android 4.4.3 Chrome Browser) 2. Chrome 41.0.2272.89 m (Windows) and 41.0.2272.96 (Android) also Firefox 35.0.1 (Windows) 3. Two Examples: https://www.instructables.com/member/tngun/ https://www.instructables.com/member/robomaniac 4. Screen shots attached 5. Visit URL. Scroll to affected region (circled in yellow in screen shot). The bug occurs directly below "Location" and "Joined" on the Member Overview Page.  ... Also I'm not very fond of the semantics of using French quotes as a part of UI, even though it is a common practice... /rant See http://stackoverflow.com/a/12899866 (off-topic; not original author)

Topic by mtheriot 


Do you see a pattern here?

Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:48 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 3:49 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:14 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 12:00 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:34 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:09 PM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:07 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:33 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 1:24 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:05 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:31 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:57 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 9:22 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 1:59 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:19 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:16 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:52 PM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:16 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:09 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 4:27 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:52 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 3:28 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:16 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 3:48 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 9:17 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:59 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:34 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 7:16 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:44 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:05 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 3:44 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 7:09 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:43 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 9:54 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:58 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:11 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:44 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:32 PM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:16 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 9:12 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 10:31 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:03 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:04 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:58 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 4:37 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 11:46 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:36 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 1:33 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 10:29 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:07 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 8:27 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 4:24 PM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 6:09 AM Date: Jul 27, 2008. 5:40 PM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 1:14 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:03 AM Date: Jul 28, 2008. 12:04 AM No? Neither do I, but this is the order of the comments in the "daily summary" email I just got. Why are they random? Wouldn't it make more sense for them to be in chronological order? Or is that asking too much of Robot?

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Some Recent Instructables more recent than others...

Hi; not complaining, and not necessarily a bug, more of a "is this really happening, or am I crazy?" kinda thing: when I use the "Recent" shortcut, the first 2-3 pages or so of instructables are definitely ones I've not seen before, but then, as I continue paging I start seeing familiar ones, as I would expect. But then there are new ones again, after & mixed in with the familiar ones. Am I really seeing this...?

Topic by lafnbear   |  last reply


I wish instructables had more categories...

I would love to see more specific categories... IE clothes, clothing, accessories, furniture, types of furniture, i don't know... the categories are so vague. When I search a key word, I'm forced to go through EVERY single page. That's too time consuming and I get bored easily. I love what they got going on here but... I wish it was easier to navigate!

Topic by superh2ogirl   |  last reply


Bug in forum reply with more than 3 comments in thread

I believe that I am seeing a bug in the comments reply feature.  If I click the "reply" link when there are more than 3 comments within a reply thread in my instructable, you can not see the last comments.   Here is an example where there are 5 comments in this thread but only 3 show in the reply link: https://www.instructables.com/you/backtalk/?action=reply&commentId;=CB4D9PWHSPP7D4X see picture and https://www.instructables.com/id/Rideable-Segway-Clone-Low-Cost-and-Easy-Build/

Topic by ihart   |  last reply


Device Worn on Tongue Allows the Blind to See

For the past 10 years researchers at the University of Wisconsin have been working on making a device that delivers censorial input to the tongue via a matrix of electrodes worn inside the mouth. Using a camera, a computer, and the input device, individuals who have been blind their whole lives are now able to use this relatively simple and non-invasive device to see basic images. Applications for this technology range far and wide, not to mention all the awesome ideas for Instructables that come to mind. More info from the research page...What we have developed is a generic and flexible way to communicate information to people using an array or matrix of small electric stimulators on the surface of the tongue. In much the same way that people can use their fingertips to read Braille letters, which are patterns of raised dots embossed onto a sheet of paper, people can recognize simple spatial patterns using comfortable electrical stimulation of the tongue. For example, we published a preliminary study about two years ago showing that volunteer experimental test subjects could identify very simple geometric patterns such as circles, squares, and triangles. They identified these figures as accurately on the tongue as on the fingertips. And that's when we became excited about the possibilities for a tongue-based electrotactile display, electrotactile being the technical term for electrical stimulation of the sense of touch.The electrical stimulus on the tongue feels like a tingle or vibration; some users have said it feels like soda bubbles. The sensation is well-controlled and not painful unless the user deliberately turns up the level too high. Occasionally it will produce weak metallic taste sensations, a minor side effect. We have never observed any kind of tissue irritation with the gold-plated electrodes.1. One of the applications which has been commercialized is providing vestibular or balance information for people with balance disorders. This is a simple form of sensory substitution, in which the tongue is used to present information from an artificial balance sensor.2. Another application is providing directional or navigational information for people who operate under central command and control scenarios, such as military and civilian rescue personnel. Providing information via the tongue allows them to fully use their vision and hearing to respond to unforeseen threats or hazards. We have shown in the laboratory that it is possible to navigate a virtual maze (like a simple video game) using only information received on the tongue (i.e., buzz on right side of tongue means turn right, etc.).3. A third, more ambitious application would be providing very crude visual information through the tongue for persons who are completely blind. Our colleague Eliana Sampaio at the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France has used our tongue stimulator with a small video camera and demonstrated an equivalent visual acuity of about 20-to-830, which is very poor vision, but possibly useful for certain limited activities with enough practice. Wicab, Inc continues to improve this technology with the aim of commercializing it.4. A fourth application would be providing tactile feedback to the human operators of robots used forhttps://www.instructables.com/edit/new?type=forumTopic various tasks. For example, UW professor Nicola Ferrier is developing a robot controlled by the tongue of persons with quadriplegia which could incorporate touch sensors into its gripper, relaying the touch information back to the user's tongue.This summary taken from Synopsis of Tongue Display Technology 1/3/2008. Lots more information on the research page.More info on the general process of electrotactile stimulation here. (I can't believe that I am actually linking to How Stuff Works for this, but hey, there isn't an Instructable written for everything...yet.)

Topic by noahw   |  last reply


Three of my old hobbies, which would you be more intrested to see as an instructable?

Okay, so I've been friggin bored as hell this week, the park is surrounded by security and police so I can't blow up, or go shooting or anything. (No one got killed though, it's just a bunch of noise.) So I'm planning of doing an instructable of one of my old hobbies, but I'm still deciding which would be more intresting. What would you prefer? Bonsai trees Sushi or some magic tricks?

Topic by IlluminatedAntichrist   |  last reply