How should I tell him I'm crazy for him!?!

So I've known this guy for like a year. One night this spring we started talking and we had a really good connection. Since then we've been texting each other and we've been pretty good friends. Then one day my best friend's brother's friend found this note i wrote a while back and it said that i really liked him and all of this and that. After that he hung around a lot more. We used to go to school together but never talked and he graduated a few years back. I like him a lot and pretty much have felt that way since... like last fall (even though i used to like him in school too- we kinda lost touch) We only see each other on the weekends because he's got a job a few hours away and I have school, sometimes I don't even see him at all. But Every time we see each other we always catch up and laugh and have a pretty good time together- like really good friends (I try to talk to him but i get nervous and don't know what to do so I can tell he has a hard time finding things to talk about with me in person, that's why I never call him.) ---what i mean is I'm pretty shy... Last weekend he came over and we laughed and had a really really good time to make a long story short. I always end up telling myself that we're just friends, and I'm pretty sure that he's doing the same thing. (My best friend tells me that it's obvious that we both like each other) A few months back I suggested that we should hang out some time - just us, and he agreed... we just never really got around to it or made any plans...  anyway, lately I've been thinking and i think that I want to just flat out tell him how I feel this weekend but I'm not very optimistic and definately not quite sure how to do it, and I don't want to ruin a good thing. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

How can I know if a guy who i made out with last week wants something more serious or not?

I really liked him ,and we had been flirting for a long time, then on Saturday night we snogged at a party and it was excellent, we even did some other stuff (not actual sex, but, you know...) . I've been staring at my phone but he will not call me, and when i just thought he was just using me for pleasure, that i was his game, his best friend calls me and tells me he has been talking and thinking about me all week. my question is: why doesn't he CALL me?! I'm seriously freaking out! thank you everyone if you can help me with it! xx

Question by Serena. 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I fancy this girl, but i'm quite shy and dont want to ruin our freindship. What should I do ?

We're 15, and in the same class.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

I am shy, how do I ask a girl out? She is in the 5th grade and going into 6th. I only see her in the summer.

I need a way to ask her out. I know she likes me because she actually told me. But I was too shy to tell her back.

Question by airsoft123 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Don't be shy? I'm not shy, but why have numerous questions I've posted never seen the light of day? Answered

Why am I wasting my time is the better question. Are the questions "moderated"?  I'm just curious as to whether or not I should even continue frequenting this site if games are being played or bugs are keeping some of my questions from appearing.  Not saying that's the issue, but I'd appreciate the courtesy of an explanation so I'll know to ask questions on my trustworthy sites instead of wasting my time; or help make note of possible bug issues, here on this site. Thanks in advance.

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

how to make him feel comfortable with me,and no to be shy from me??

In love!

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How come its so hard to be confident if your super shy?

HI. Im a 13 year old Maori Girl from New Zealand and im the most shyiest girl in my whole school. I wish i was confident enough to ask this guy out (his name is Javiar) but im just not. Can someone help me how to be a confident person? Thanks for you time, - Cherish

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

E grettings fellow members

Hey guys, thanks for joining fellow members. Don't be shy to post anything. Also, remember to tell your friends about this group!

Topic by solarblade90 8 years ago

I like this girl in my school but i don;t know how to ask her Please help?

She is my friend and She is realy nice tome But I am very shy.

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

Answers text.

Would it be possible to change the text that appears in the question box?If it was changed to something like "Can't find what you want with a search? Then don't be shy, ask your question here", then maybe we would have less of things like this.Just a thought.

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how do l know ?

There is this guy and he is 15 and i am 14 and i don't know if he likes me and i don' t  talk to him vary much because i am to shy what do i do?

Question by taytay1998 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Cannot ask question in 'Answers'

Hopefully this is a short during problem, but I was unable to ask a question. When I clicked 'Ask it!', the box just went back to,' don't be shy, enter the question for the community to answer.' About coding problems: please people, if it ain't broken, don't fix it!

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

It won't work I know it

I just moved and before the move I asked out thus girl she said no and she didn't talk to me sense then I moved and I found this girl I really like but I don't know if she likes me and I really am shy

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

New and having trouble uploading pics for my first instructable...

Everytime I click upload, it uploads the pic and then crashes.  When I re-log back in, there's no pics whatsoever!  :(  This is my first instructable so I could use a hand with this problem please. Shy Silver Leaf

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

New Steampunk Game

Hello everyone.       I am involved in the development of a new MMORpg based around the Steampunk genre and we are looking for concept art to base our 3d models on. If anyone is interested in the Steampunk genre and working on an amatuer video game I would love to hear from you and see some of your work. Don't be shy! Thanks!

Topic by ShadeStride 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Me and this guys are dating but everyone keeps making fun of him. Any help??

They ask stuff like "How do you like him?" or "He's such a dork, what are you thinking?" I'm trying to ignore it but it's getting hard. And I'm shy so I don't just go up to people and tell them what I'm feeling. help please!

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

help me ask the girl that i have had a crush on for 3 yrs i know that she like me bcause her bro told me i am very shy

I need a way to ask her out                                                                                                                                                                                                         and also a place to take her to ask her out                                                                                                                                                                              and where should i take her aftr she says yes                

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

USB Hub Spider

Here's a variation on my USB Hub Monster that I'm working on. I've added a couple of legs that have alligator clips on it to get to the full eight legs for true spidery creepiness. The legs are nearly done, but the body is practically untouched. Expect to see some glowing red eyes when it's done. There's another USB creature I'm working on right now as well, but it's a little shy.

Topic by fungus amungus 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

Methinks the Answers entry needs to be redone

I keep looking through the Answers section, and finding questions that appear to be mistakenly placed questions about Instructables. My guess is that it is because there is a little box next to every Instructable that says "Don't be shy, submit your question for the community to answer," and new members and unregistered guests seem to be seeing this as the place to ask a question about the Instructable that they are viewing. Should this box be relocated and/or removed so as to eliminate confusion?

Topic by CameronSS 10 years ago

Urgent Technical Assistance Needed please!

Hello! Everybody. Please I need your urgent response. I'm trying to make the 3d CNC milling machine displayed on the home page, but I mustn't be shy to say it on the roof for that I need technical assistance. All I understand is how to put up the physical components, pls I need assistance on the electrical aspect of it, the programme that will be controlling it and how to command it to mill a particular Job. Thanks

Question by oath111 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

In searching for a ferret (two possibly), what traits should I be looking for in a great ferret?

Would this be like determining a puppy that suits you? If it is shy or not, and how it acts when you would first approach it. I understand that determining how the ferret/s or even a dog will act, later on, is all up to the owner.Also is there much of a difference between male and female ferrets, that is after they have been neutered. So yeah, thanks to anyone that can help me with this question.

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

How do I get my best friend back? Answered

A little less than two months ago, me & my best friend had a (sort of) fight. We were fooling around and I accidentally punched him and gave him a nosebleed. We've been friends for about 2 1/2 years and I want to ask him to be my friend again, but I am really shy and I don't know what to say to him. Help???

Question by Devin.Major 10 years ago

How do I tell my best mate i love them?

I'm only 10 but i think i'm in love. I'm too shy to tell the special guy. Plus he's going out with my other best friend! How do I do it without affecting the relationship i have as friends between the boy and my best mate?

Question by GiGi Cullen 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Old Laptop and Cell Phone (for parts)

If anyone is interested I can provide specifics, but I have an old phone and a PC with one unfixable part that renders that it useless (outside a group of tinkerers), and I'm hoping to make some extra money. It's in perfect condition, aside from this one little wire. I'll sell it for cheap, so don't be shy to ask. Hope we can help each other out!

Topic by gallimaufry13 5 years ago

Five more to go!

Rachel recently moved all of the guides I've written out of my account and into Instructables Guides and now I have an accurate count of my total Instructables: 95. Which means I'm just five shy of a full 100. Number 96 should go up tomorrow. I have plenty more ideas to do and even a few that just need to be written up, but if anyone has any suggestions for a 100th Instructable, I'm willing to hear it.

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Introducing Marcello! (Our new cat!)

He's 17 pounds! He's huge. Three times the size of either of the girls. He's two years old - still a baby. We just brought him home today. He's still shy so the pictures are not that great. Didi loves him, she's been following him around all over. Jade hates everyone and she's hissing and hitting like mad. But she'll get over it. She always does. :D

Topic by jessyratfink 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Hey. you know what? if you like a girl, tell her! you'd be surprised by the reply. if you are real shy, give her a note! and dude, dont ask someone out because of their looks. do it because you like them for the. if they are cute, or hot, or whatever your looking for, consider it just a bonus, O.k. I learned the hard way. i liked a girl since 2006, (two years) and i didnt tell her,(the worst thing you could EVER do!) so when you get a crush, don't wait, GO FOR IT!!!

Topic by lemonhead47 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Upcoming Beauty Contest

Next week we'll be launching our first ever Instructables Beauty Speed Contest!  We want to know your secrets for making your inner beauty glow.  Whether you've got a recipe for skin cream, a special technique for liquid eyeliner, or great tricks for voluminous hair, this is the time to share your knowledge.  Home facials? Dye your hair with Kool-Aid?  Show us how! The contest will only run for two weeks, so don't be shy - get ready to share your Va Va Voom!

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

In depth preventative car maintenance....?

I've recently got a 1996 Dodge Neon. Sat untouched in the winter for a year or two. After using it; things have been failing left and right in the vehicle... What are some things i can do to clean out or revamp my car to make it in tip-top "like new" shape?? I'm not at all shy to do anything under the hood. I'm just unsure of which direction i should go. I'd very much like to complete this before winter. Some tips and details would be GREATLY appreciated.

Question by lutziepv08 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Question ratings

I didn't see a Feedback category, so if this isn't in the right place, please move it. In Q and A, the line is "Don't be shy.....ask it."  OK.  And we've all heard that there are no stupid questions, right?  But if  ibles is trying to encourage honest (non-troll) questions,  rating a question as "Worthless"  has the opposite effect.  Maybe the question has limited interest. Maybe few people view it.  Maybe fewer people answer. These are neutral characteristics, and perhaps they are criterion by which someone judges the questions.  To call a question "Worthless", however,  is a real slap down and not in keeping with the idea of  "be nice".   I see that my questions are sometimes rated "Worthless,"  and,  yeah, I feel bad when I see that. ( Maybe I'm too dumb for ibles?  Maybe I don't measure up to ible standards?  Maybe I'm not really welcome here??)  I ask  questions because I want answers, and this community  is full of helpful people who have useful experience and good ideas.   Despite the worthless  ratings,  I'm getting useful answers from the community and intend to keep asking.  If only authors can see the ratings, is the intent to berate us into asking better questions?  Constructive criticism  might be more effective.  If everyone can see the ratings, is the intent to guide readers away from "worthless" questions or to shame the authors into going away?

Topic by mole1 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Who can crack this safe...

I was wondering if anyone in here is good at opening safes. Its one of my new hobbies and feels great when i can get into them. I am having trouble with a Masterlock Portable Combination Safe 5900. If anyone has any ideas to help me out or knows exactly how to please dont be shy and share your ideas. Thanks for reading everyone and hope someone can help me with this challenging safe Under is a link to the safe and specifics. Message back asap. Thanks everyone

Topic by m1stunna 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How can i modify my older ihome to charge my new itouch and still use the alarm function. It still plays music.

Although my ihome will play music from my itouch 3G, it will not charge it and i can no longer use it as an alarm clock if the itouch is docked.  I was hoping for a simple adapter that will help the old ihome recognize the new itouch's handshake.  My daughter is not likely to accept a solution with wires hanging out (as she is a little shy and anything that makes her stand out "oddly" is unacceptable).  Any suggestions? 

Question by patresmini 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Does anyone know how to crack a Masterlock Portable Combination Safe 5900

I was wondering if anyone in here is good at opening safes. Its one of my new hobbies and feels great when i can get into them. I am having trouble with a Masterlock Portable Combination Safe 5900. If anyone has any ideas to help me out or knows exactly how to please dont be shy and share your ideas. Thanks for reading everyone and hope someone can help me with this challenging safe Under is a link to the safe and specifics. Message back asap. Thanks everyone

Question by m1stunna 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Been a long time...

I'm back.  I've got some projects that I'd like to post but it's going to take a while to do so.  It's hard to take good pics of a tiny crochet hook, thick thread, and the minute stitches that you just created!  I think I'll just take pictures of the bigger version, the stitches are the same either way.  As for the other project, I think I bit off more than I could chew so I need a new approach or to actually come up with the math equation for something I just wing without thinking...  Lots of problems to solve! Shy Silver Leaf

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

How should i let him know i'm into him??

I really like this guy classmate who happens to be a friend for about 3yrs. I'm really into him & with the passing of time not only it didn't went away( I hoped for a while that it would happen so), it grew to a higher level. Right now he's dating someone else, the very fact that has made my life a misery. I can't make my daily tasks done , let alone my studies. I have to say i have been a bit shy letting him know all this time & actually afraid that how he will react & what will happen to our friendship. So will you plz let me know what i should do? Thanks.

Question by ZealousMn 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago All Types of Fitness Questions Answered Here!

Hey all! This is here, also known as "Em", your virtual Fitness Trainer! Recently i have been getting a lot of requests to start a forum topic on fitness, exercise and nutritional advice! Well here it is. Please post any type of questions you may have that concern any area of fitness and i will try my best to answer them!! I promise i will reply to every question ask, so don't be shy! Just to get you started here is a 2 exercise videos i recently published on Instructables! Simple Push up Matrix Intermediate Push Up Matrix  I'm looking forward to helping you reach your Fitness goal, so ask away!

Topic by 8 years ago

Help Starting my Career

I am a sophomore in high school and i am planning to go into the paramedic field. My dad tells me if i am going to do that i should start now so i can get a job right out of HS. How do i start? Where do i begin? Who do i talk to? What kind of classes? How long? Soooo many questions... ----------other info----------- - I am not squeamish or blood shy. i can handle anything you throw at me. - I have no idea what i need how to take the class or anything - can i do anything to help now? - Any info is appreciated. - Live in United States in South Dakota In Aberdeen. - Just a 15 year old looking to jump start his career and who doesn't want to end up flipping burgers trying to pay off debts...

Topic by I3uckwheat 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

should I or should I not?? Answered

Well the end of the school year is coming up and well the 8th grader I liked we haven't talked in weeks but we talked on Friday because that was the day of the talent show and I was in it and well he kinda mess up my words when I was singing cause he kept smiling and well it made me blush but any way he kept looking at me the hole talent show so after school I went to talk to him and I wanted to give him a kiss in the cheek but I was to nervous so I didn't but like he was taller my lips kinda ended up in his neck and like 8th graders  graduate earlier they come out earlier sooo in the last day I thought of giving him a kiss but am afraid that I may be way to shy and embarrassed to actually do it but I need answers should I kiss him or not before he moves away to highschool?

Question by juice vega 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

My beloved Seagate 6GB pocket hard drive is dying. What should I replace it with? Answered

I've had this pocket-sized external hard drive for almost five years.  It's taken a beating, and I'm bumping up against the size limit.  I'm looking to replace it and hoping for some insight from the Instructables community.  Here's some bullet points: -I use this mostly for file storage and portable apps right now, but replacing it with something that will play MP3s would be a plus. Video is not necessary. -Minimum storage size would be 8GB, but if I'm playing music, it would need to be larger.  Ideally upwards of 40GB. -Portability is essential.  The current drive, when the cord is rolled up, is just shy of 3" in diameter.  I'd like something that's equally pocketable.  This also means the USB cord or connector must be integrated.  As far as I'm concerned, it's not portable if I have to carry a cable with me. -That said, I don't want it too small or I'm afraid I'd lose it. :-) -Price point is below $100. Any suggestions?

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

What knex gun should I build next?

I am trying to figure out which gun I want to build next. I have thought of 4 knex guns that have very promising designs in my opinion but don't have the time or parts to build all at once. Here is what I am wanting to build.  A Trench gun. Shell ejection, pump action and all. A f2000. Fully automatic, large mag with red dot sight. A hand held gatling with high bullet capitivity. ( Not a hand held gatling with a rod and a rubber band on each bullet holder thing like a bunch of tiny guns.) A folding mounted turret with VERY high bullet capitivity. None of these guns will need modified pieces that I can tell from my on paper plans. I would just like to see which of these everyone would be most excited to see. Don't be shy. Let me know what you think. Pics are in order of what I said them in.

Question by Drew99-KGB 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Desktops Of July

Right, This month it is my turn to host the monthly desktop thread started by gmjhowe. My my July has come round so fast and so much has happened in this time.What are you all waiting for, Get printscreening and show off your desktop. Don't be shy!To take a picture of your desktop on a windows machine use the printscreen key on your keyboard, Open up paint, Edit, Paste and then save this as a png. then upload this onto Instructables.To take a screenshot on a mac use the apple key, Shift and 3. This will save the picture to your desktop then you can upload it to Instructables.To take a screenshot in Linux go to Applications>Accessories>Take screenshot. If this doesn't work blame Lithium Rain ;-)Right for mine on my EeePC this month I'm using the Striped VS Visual Style from lassekongo83.The wallpaper I'm using was sent to me from a user on Assembler Forums so I'll upload that below, It is of vomiting fruit, I love really random wallpapers like that. It matches my random personalty.The icon set is Dark Theme for IconTweaker which is a free program to change your icons.What are you all waiting for, Get them on here and if you haven't changed it from last month change it now! Update: Nice desktops everyone, Keep 'em coming!

Topic by Joe Martin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Art room wars in Grade 8

I shall enlighten you all with a story from my early youth (last year). I suppose I will start off by saying that the art teacher at St. Andrew Jr. School in Antigonish, NS has an unholy amount of Jenga blocks. Thousands and thousands. Don't get me wrong, Mrs. Donna Woolaver is a great art teacher, but she doesn't take her job as seriously as some might say she should. That being said, she often showed up 10-20 minutes later than the rest of my class showed up to class. A disagreement between a few of my peers would often result in a seperation of my class into two sides. A jenga block would be thrown. Everyone ducked under their desks for cover as another great Battle commenced. People running, Blocks flying everywhere. Someone screams. No one cares.Chaos, pure chaos. You'd band together with a group of friends and cover each others asses as you would try to disable someone from the other side. After all the brave ones were injured and broken, the shy and the cowardly would come out from under their desks in utter shock. And the art class would begin. We never got caught. Amen.

Topic by cwid 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

My 1950s Hobbies treadle fretsaw remade needs a new home.

Hi Folks. I recently obtained a rather more modern electric scroll saw at a bargain price and as space is at a premium in my little workshop my 1950s Hobbies saw is looking for a new home. I have considered offering in on one of the several the freegle groups I am a volunteer moderator of but as the Instructables community is close to my heart & I believe that there is almost certainly a maker out there eccentric enough to find it interesting to use I thought I would try to find it a home here first. It has obviously seen better days & isn't really up to fine limit work but I have had some fun using it & it is more than up to the job of roughing out work. I live in Hertfordshire England & as this thing isn't exactly a lightweight I really dont want to go to the hassle of trying to pack it for shipping so ideally it needs a home fairly close by, I dont have transport at the moment so whoever wants it would have to collect it themselves. If anyone is interested please dont be shy, let me know ASAP as I really dont relish the idea of it languishing at the back of my shed. It's going free so take the opportunity to give a loving home to a bit of maker history. All the best. NG.

Topic by Nostalgic Guy 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How to make an alternating music box?

So I want to make a music box that has several phrases that belong to the same song and have it alternate between them (verse/chorus/verse/etc..). In order to do this I will build a few separate movements but it's the stopping of one and triggering of the other that I need help with. I'm new to electronics and have been learning as I go with this project but I am unsure how to make something that can do this. My idea is that one movement will repeat probably 4 times then stop when another starts and so on. The movements are simple: a power supply (two AAA batteries), a potentiometer, and a motor that turns the "roller" which plucks metal tines. There is another question I have about this project: The tines and the "picks" on the rollers are connect to LED lights so each time one is plucked, the LED light turns on. This is simple enough to create ( but I want the lights to each stay on for a little bit longer than this contact lasts..maybe just a second. I am not sure how to accomplish this. If anybody can help me with either of these two question, that would be greatly appreciated. I plan to publish the entire process on here with credit given to those who help me so don't be shy! Even if you aren't sure your idea is correct, all thoughts are welcome. Thanks!

Question by kids.dig.unwound 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Desktops of August

Hello all! This month would of been held by gmjhowe but he is very busy with moving into his new house right now so is unable to. Ahh, August is my favourite of the months seeing as MY BIRTHDAY is in it also school/ college is out and I've got a nice long relaxing summer to look forward to.What are you all waiting for, Get printscreening and show off your desktop. Don't be shy!To take a picture of your desktop on a windows machine use the printscreen key on your keyboard, Open up paint, Edit, Paste and then save this as a png. then upload this onto Instructables.To take a screenshot on a mac use the apple key, Shift and 3. This will save the picture to your desktop then you can upload it to Instructables.To take a screenshot in Linux go to Applications>Accessories>Take screenshot. If this doesn't work blame Lithium Rain ;-)Right, for mine on my EeePC this month I'm using the Kupo-Finale Visual Style from lassekongo83.For my wallpaper this month I had a nice change for me, A nice bit of Banksy. I love his work I have quite a collection of wallpapers from Banksy so I may alternate throughout the month.The icon set is yet again is Dark Theme for IconTweaker which is a free program to change your icons. I may change the icon set next month ;)What are you all waiting for, Get them on here and if you haven't changed it from last month change it NOW and post it up!Peace out!

Topic by Joe Martin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Putting a design on a metal plate/button. [Custom DDR mat]

So I have a metal Dance Pad for the once popular dance games that plagued the world. The buttons are like square plates made of metal. The top half is a chromed metal that is essentially hugging a wooden flat. Each button is about 11 inches x 11 inches- they're about two centimeters shy of 11. I believe they're about 10mm thick and they sit in the dance mat held down by the frame of it as well as metal washers in the corners. The back of each button has a bit of foam surrounding the sensor that is used to click down on the contact within the mat and register a button press so you can play the game. This is important because it can not be tampered with or the gameplay could be jeopardized. What I want to do is put a skin, if you will, over each plate. There are nine in total. The middle one has no button and the back corners that have no button allocated are also useless. So these can be covered entirely. Now- I want to make a fully colored design to cover each and every plate. But I want them to still be able to fit in the system and be able to take hits by feet with socks or even shoes on. So what I am thinking is some sort of clear coating that I can place a printing beneath and just laminate the top part. I also want to color the bolts and washers whatever color the designs will be. But I have no idea how I should do this. Any advice?

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

Well this " I like x " thing became complicated Answered

TL;DR version at the bottom, below the line Oh you know, just one of those " I like x " situations, except with a twist. So yeah, I like this girl, we talk for short the small short talk (lasts for about 0.8 seconds). She might know that I have a crush on her (since about 30% of the class knows, of which 80% are friends with this person), but I'm uncertain. Either way, I'm not shy about that. The problem lies in the fact that the 24% of the class that's friends with her knows. Normally, they're always with / around her, which makes talking with her (in the first place) already challenging. Imagine maybe 4 people interrupting your conversation only 2 seconds in. It's like trying to play a video game with the worst ping ever; your talk getting interrupted and all. I would just like to have a chat with her that lasts over 15 seconds, at least, that doesn't involve official business (all talks with her so far involved school projects and such). To my assessment, she's astoundingly similar yet the opposite of me... She's simple, yet highly organized (that's me). She doesn't wanna stand out (like me). Generally silent, shy and reserved (somewhat like me, most of the time anyways). Now here's the part I would like to relate to, but I don't know how: music. She plays the piano, and I play the violin. Now, these are performing arts; you perform these in front of people. We don't play the same instruments, therefore we can't talk about it. Composing a piece? Not a chance. That's my work mode wherein I become secluded from the world (bad impression). Intention: I would just like to make friends, thank you very much (did it last year, too, though without the complications) Age: 13 turning 14 (me) and she's 13 More details: -Freshmen -I can control myself, thank you Additionally: I don't know if she likes me or not. I just need to become friends with her to clear some things up and... make more friends? I'm not bringing my hopes up, though. I have an opportunity to start off our friendship (which is due in less than a week), since we have this Christmas party going and we're supposed to have a gift exchange with a "randomly chosen" person which is done by just pulling out folded pieces of paper and.. yeah, there's the name. The wishlist is simple, yet a tad pricey (just roughly $10, but compared to my allowance). This is getting too long Questions: -How do I make friends now? -How do I sustain this? I'm not good at making friends. I either attract them to me or it was a need that developed. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TL;DR version: I like a girl and I want to make friends with her, but then I can't talk with her because of massive external social pressure from her ever-present friends that know I have a crush on her. How can I approach her and sustain our friendship? Thank you.

Question by nutsandbolts_64 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do I take care of a Red-eared slider (or red-eared turtle)? Am I doing good? Answered

My girlfriend recently gave me the most amazing gift of my existence, a red-eared turtle. I have been wishing to have a turtle since I was very young, and am very happy of taking care of it.Now I checked many sites on how to properly take care of it, because that's what I want to do as much as I can. I was now wondering what were you guys doing with your red-eared turtle.So far, it's very shy and very small (2 in long). It does do much other than hide when I'm here (I can understand it doesn't know me yet..) so I haven't seen him eat, although he did. He however does not bask, which is concerning me (or I haven't seen him doing so yet).I've had "him" for 3 days.I heard about UVB and UVA (and natural UV rays from sun); he has a UVB lamp for now. His water is at 26-27C (78-80F). His rock outside of the water is around 27 too (is that why he isn't basking?).I'm feeding him, so far, from a can of food for turtle from the pet shop, as well as a another can with shrimps (frozen-dried).Am I taking good care of my red-eared slider? Am I on the good way to go?Thank you for any support!Picture of it:

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

USB, AVR, and PICs! Oh my!

Heya! I come from a pretty solid CS background, so I'm trying to wrap my head around the concept of EE projects.  I've got the basics of circuit design down, but I'm getting a little bogged down researching how to interface USB<-->ICs.  While I know efforts like Arduino provide a significant amount of pre-built software and hardware that can accomplish most DIY projects, I would really prefer to learn/have control over the whole software stack (and as much of the hardware stack as possible) from App to Userspace Driver to Kernel Driver (I've written a few, but never actually built my own circuitry to talk to).  I'm looking to learn for some resources on how to interface at a low level.  I wouldn't shy away from writing my own PIC/AVR/??? bootloader if it means I have more control over the communication stack.  I'm sure I'd be re-writing a lot of the Arduino/AVR software that's out there, but hey, I see it as a learning opportunity... right? :) It seems that FTDI makes some USB/UART(Serial) chips that many of the sparkfun-esque USB->Breadboard adapters are based on.  From what I can tell though, most of the chips do literal USB Full/Low speed->115200 bit/s Serial connection.  This seems like an awfully large downsample of the possible communication bandwidth... Is this how things like printers, external hard drives, and webcams work? So, in short, if I was going to write my own USB stack/drive/kernel module to go along with a custom IC bootloader, how would I go about it? Are there any resources out there describing how one would go about this? Thanks for your time! 

Topic by skyfire360 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Instructables Podcast 003: Spring Cleaning

Would you like some advice on a project your working on? Perhaps you'd like a few ideas from a new source? You can comment here or email us at This week we didn't receive any questions, but that's not going to stop us. After spending several hours in the forums, I found twenty questions and let Jake pick numbers at random to see what we'd talk about. It was a lot of fun, but we prefer questions from all of you, so please don't be shy. You can listen to or download the episode below, listen over at or check it out at our homepage: download Resources: 12 - Remote Controlled LED -Field of Florescent Tubes -XBee's don't connect to the internet, they communicate with other XBee's. -An Ethernet Shield however, can do that! 04 - Automatic Electronic Cat Tail -Necomimi Brainwave Cat Ears -Shippo A cat tail that neither of us knew about when we were doing our talk. -EEG -ECG -DIY versions of EEG and ECG 18 - Gradually Brightening Alarm Clock -There's a few really good examples of this already being done. 05 - Solar Watch Winder -I found two separate videos to demonstrate how watch winders actually work. -Two homemade watch winders -A discussion on Sparkfun's forums on how to make a watch winder. 13 - Shoe Carousel -Something we didn't even think about -Perhaps you'd like to see a patent. -You could also see how other systems are made, and see if you can repurpose them for yourself. 16 - Homemade Air Brush -A couple of homemade airbrushes. -How Atomizer Nozzle's work 08 - Fireplace Soot -Creosote 17 - Ball of flame -Poofer -Flash Cotton/Nitrocellulose -Penn and Teller talking about danger in magic (link contains strong language). -Vortex Fire Ball

Topic by StumpChunkman 6 years ago